Editor’s note: This is a regular feature profiling senior athletes at Bryant High School.
NAME: J.T. Dudderar
PARENTS: Tim and Rene Dudderar
SIBLINGS: An older brother, Shawn Soba, and a younger sister, Kirsten Dudderar. My brother is 22 and my sister is 11.
FAVORITE SUBJECT IN SCHOOL: History
FAVORITE SPARE TIME ACTIVITY: Wrestle and work out
FAVORITE FOOD: Pizza
FAVORITE MUSIC ARTIST OR GROUP: Country
FAVORITE MOVIE: The Shawshank Redemption
FAVORITE TV SHOW: I don’t know.
WHAT WAS YOUR FAVORITE TOY AS A KID? Legos
WHAT ARE YOUR PLANS AFTER HIGH SCHOOL? Go to college, probably UALR, and complete a four-year degree and, hopefully, own my own business.
OTHER THAN YOUR PARENTS, WHO’S HAD THE BIGGEST INFLUENCE ON YOUR LIFE? HOW? I don’t know. Nobody comes to mind.
WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE THING ABOUT WRESTLING? It’s a lot of fun. It’s hard work. We do it ourselves. It’s all about us when we come out here. If you win, it’s all on your shoulders. You’re responsible for yourself.
WHAT’S YOUR WEIGHT CLASS? 145 pounds
WHAT’S YOUR APPROACH TO A MATCH? Go out there and wrestle simple, wrestle safe and wrestle how you know how to wrestle.
WHAT’S BEEN THE HIGHLIGHT TO THE SEASON SO FAR? I don’t know.
WHAT’S IT GOING TO TAKE FOR THE TEAM TO BE SUCCESSFUL THE REST OF THE SEASON? Keep practicing hard, working like we have been every day in practice, keeping a positive attitude.
WHAT ARE YOU MOST CONFIDENT IN YOUR ABILITY TO DO? Get out of any situation.
WHAT DO YOU WORK HARDEST TO IMPROVE ON IN PRACTICE? My top position.
WHEN YOU’RE THROUGH WRESTLING AT BRYANT HIGH SCHOOL, WHAT DO YOU THINK YOU’LL LOOK BACK AND REMEMBER MOST FONDLY ABOUT THE EXPERIENCE? Probably meeting a lot of great people and working together as a team.