Athlete of the week: Alex and Aiden Taylor


Maria Cuevas

Brothers Alex (left) and Aiden (right) Taylor are making an impact on the varsity wrestling team.

Jestelynn Heaton, Staff writer

This week’s athletes of the week are brothers Aiden and Alex Taylor.

The Taylor brothers are both sophomores on the Bellwood-Antis varsity wrestling team. They started wrestling together five years ago. Even in the off season they don’t stop, working out at the M2 training center in State College to prepare for the season.

Although they are in the same grade, Alex is the older of the two. Alex has eight pins this season wrestling in the 152-pound weight class. His record for this season is 15 wins and 4 losses. He has 45 team points this year.

For Alex, having his name put up on the 60-point banner seemed reasonable since he only needed 15 more points with three matches left. That goal became farther out of reach with his recent injury to his right hand.

For Aiden, his weight class is 138. He has five pins this season as part of his 13-6 record. He has 39 team points.

The younger brother, Aiden has similar goals in his wresting career. Just like his brother, Aiden wants to be put up on the 60-point banner. Unlike Alex, Aiden doesn’t have as may points. The goal of being put on the banner seems a bit harder for Aiden as he still needs 21 points in three matches but both brothers seemed destined for the honor at some point in their careers.

Both brothers had the same answer when asked how it felt to make a difference their first year, saying it felt good because it was their first season as varsity wrestlers.