Athlete of the Month: Trevor Jeffries
"When I step on the mat, it's go time, it's serious," Jeffries said. "I'm confident in myself that I'm going to win and that I'm going to do my best."
Even Tom Seamans, Gillette wrestling coach, sees something a different in Jeffries this year.
"He says he's never seen me like this, which is good to hear, but I want to keep getting better. So I'm not going to stop," Jeffries said.
Do you feel like you just may have that look in your eyes?
"Yeah, I guess, I don't know," Jeffries said.
"I think he's got a vision this year. A couple things fell short for him the last couple years," Kent Jeffries said.
As Trevor's father mentioned, he lost in the state finals the past two years.
"I had a torn labrum back in May. I wrestled in the state finals and tore it, so it's been a long road," Trevor said. "Physically I'm ready, but mentally it's still in my mind that I have a bum shoulder. So that's the only thing holding me back."
As for the journey back to the event center this winter, Jeffries finds motivation from his older brother Taylor, a former two time state champion.