The Pennant

Getting to know: Grant Mallery

Grant Mallery is a Sophomore at Penn High School. He competes at Football, Wrestling and Baseball for the Kingsmen. He is also a member of the Student-Athlete Leadership Council.

How do you balance your time between three sports and academics at the same time?: I try to stay focused on one thing at a time. School is the No. 1 priority and everything else is behind it.

How do you deal with a negative team mindset?: I don’t let the negativity affect me. I keep a positive mindset, which becomes contagious to the rest of my team.

What is your favorite childhood cartoon?: Easy. “Spongebob.”

What is your most memorable experience as a student-athlete at Penn?: Playing in my first Penn Varsity football game as a freshman. I remember it like it was yesterday.

Who was your childhood role model and why?: Paul Moala for playing Notre Dame football as a junior now. I’ve always looked up to him and he has always supported me and been right by my side.

How do you overcome a bad play?: I use my energy and anger to put my whole heart into the rest of the game.

How do you deal with athlete ‘burn out’?: I make sure to play my hardest at all cost no matter if my team is losing. My goal is to do my job and stay focused while trying to stay positive and goal-oriented.

What are your pre-game rituals?: I listen to music before every game or wrestling match to get me in my zone.

What goals do you want to accomplish by the end of your high school career?: I want to stay on the right track and keep working hard. I would also like to get at least one D1 scholarship for each sport; wrestling, football, and baseball.”

Who is your favorite music artist?: “Trippie Redd.”