May 8th, 2015

20 Questions with Grant Wessling

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Conor Revell

Managing Editor

20 Questions with Grant Wessling
Wessling is a part of St. Xavier's monstrous pitching staff / photo by Jacob Hayslip

Since 1974 the Louisville Orthopaedic Clinic has served the local area for orthopaedic problems and musculosketal issues. The sports medicine program has team physicians for local high schools which provide sports physicals and urgent care for athletes.

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On a weekly basis, Louisville Orthopaedic Clinic is proud to sponsor the "20 Questions" that will feature a high school student-athlete in the local Catholic high school community. If there is a specific student-athlete that you’d like to know or hear more about, email future suggestions to

Name: Grant Wessling

Age: 18

Current school: Saint Xavier High School

Current Sports playing: Baseball

Parish/grade school attended: Ascension

High school GPA: 3.8

Colleges considering or attending: University of Louisville

1. What is your proudest athletic moment? Most definitely winning the state championship last year because it showed that all of our hard work had finally paid off.

2. What is your ideal meal/snack before a game? A Cliff bar and some peanuts.

3. If you were trying out for American Idol, what would be your "go to" song? Lay Low - Josh Turner

4. Which athlete do you look up to on a college/professional level? Why? Although retired, I still look up to Derek Jeter for how much respect and love he has for the game of baseball.

5. What is your favorite movie quote? "If you can dodge a wrench, you can dodge a ball." - Dodgeball

6. How does your faith impact your approach to sports? I thank God for all he has given me and for being by my side during my whole recovery process from shoulder surgery two years ago.

7. What is your favorite cartoon character? Jimmy Neutron.

8. All-time favorite board game? Monopoly.

9. Droid, iPhone, or Blackberry? Favorite app? iPhone and either twitter or Instagram.

10. What is your favorite local restaurant? Qdoba.

11. What is your favorite reality TV show? The Voice.

12. What is your greatest fear? Spiders.

13. What is your best quality/characteristic? Hard Worker.

14. Favorite junk/comfort food? Kit Kats.

15. What is your favorite hour of the day? Why? I would say around 6 or 7 p.m. because that is normally when I eat dinner.

16. What is your nickname and how did you get it? G-Baby. I'm not sure how I got it; my friend just started calling me that one day.

17. Where is your favorite place to volunteer/provide community service? Down Syndrome of Louisville.

18. What is one hidden talent that you possess? I'm good at ping pong.

19. If time machines were real, and you could choose just one - to travel forward or backward - which would you select and why? I would travel backward in time because I've loved the past four years at Saint X and I'd want to have more time at the school.

20. If you could pick one person, dead or alive, and ask them just one question that they had to answer honestly, who would you pick and what would you ask? I would ask Jackie Robinson how did he keep a level head while he heard all of the discriminating things that were being said about him.

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