Like his friends, every little thing Cody Wheeler wished for his ultimate 12 months of highschool was experiences that the 2 earlier senior courses missed.
On and off the courtroom.
“Truthfully, it was as common because it might have been,” mentioned the just lately graduated Hockinson Excessive Faculty. “I believe we (the 2022 class) acquired the baton for the final three years.”
Wheeler felt lucky that the educational 12 months 2021-22 had fewer pandemic-related obstacles to navigate. It included the return of highschool sports activities to its conventional type, full with a full allotment of video games and competitions, and alternatives for playoffs.
And due to that, Wheeler, The Columbian’s All-Area, this 12 months’s male multi-sport athlete, acquired a greater appreciation and perspective on what highschool sports activities are all about. Competing for and representing Hockinson and being surrounded by buddies and teammates in soccer, wrestling and athletics is what Wheeler is all about.
“That is what makes highschool enjoyable for me,” he mentioned.
Wheeler has constantly been on the transfer as a three-season highschool athlete returning to his freshman 12 months. He mastered the autumn, winter and spring this faculty 12 months as an all-league operating again and begins as a linebacker in soccer, went 35-1 as a 195-pound semifinalist in wrestling and have become a nationally ranked javelin thrower in athletics. .