A high school student athlete can have any number of reasons to why they play the sport they do. They enjoy the sport, they like to compete, or they play because their friends play are just a few reason they could have. Carson Trimble says that his biggest motivation for sports is easy, it’s getting the win.
“My main motivation has always been to win,” he said. “I’m a very competitive person and winning takes care of a lot of things. It has taken a tremendous amount of time and effort to get where I am. Whether it’s driving three hours for quarterback training, weights in the mornings, studying film after school. I’ve made a lot of sacrifices to do the things I do today.”
Trimble is in his senior year at Grove High School. He plays football and runs track for the Ridgerunners.
Grove football head coach Ron Culwell says that Carson is a solid football player, great student in the classroom, and an all around outstanding teammate.
“He just does everything right,” coach Culwell said. “He is a great leader and pulls everyone up. He has a 4.0 GPA, he is a great example on and off the field. He has worked to get better every day. He has a high football IQ and knows everyone’s assignment.”
More than just an athlete, Carson says that he is proud of the person that he is today and he attributes that to two special people in his life.
“My dad is my biggest role model,” he said. “He’s taught me so many valuable lessons like how to work hard and how to have mental toughness. I would not be the person I am today without him. Also, my grandpa. I cannot even begin to explain the huge impact he has had on me.”
Along with playing sports, Carson is also involved around campus. He is an officer on the student council and he is also the vice president of COW Week, which is a philanthropy project at Grove High School.