Senior Golding ready
By Dave Merchant email@example.com
Chelsea senior football player and wrestler Daniel Golding is ready for this season.
He plays defensive and offensive line and wrestles at 215.
He has many favorite sport moments, but one in particular stands out: “Running out on Ford Field last year for the state final,” Daniel Golding said. “And watching my friends wrestle at states.”
He is excited about leading this year: “Being named captain is pretty neat and not taken lightly,” he said. “I think having that responsibility is huge and that acting with respect, humility, and character in front of the younger guys and guys in the same grade is a big deal. Showing others that we are a team on and off the field and that can count on each other because we have built that trust is important. I think being a hands on leader who does what he says is important too, showing the guys I'm doing the same that is asked of them.”
He really enjoys History and Math, and says he thinks Mr. Pedlow has had the biggest impact on him in a student teacher relationship.
He has many goals for the upcoming season: “Dont have a favorite sport I just like to be physical and play my hardest in whatever I'm doing,” he added. “My goals for this season as a player is to become faster off the ball and to be more aggressive. As a team, the goal is winning the state title we just missed last year.”
Some upcoming games are big and the first of the season is definitely a big one. “I think right now our biggest game is Dexter.,” he added. “They are our first game and that's what we are focused on. Taking it one game at a time and just focusing on becoming 1-0.”
He has future plans that include wanting to be in the Army. “I would really like to attend USMA (West Point). I think playing football there would be really cool if I'm recruited,” he said. “My career after high school and college will hopefully be as an officer in the army. I know I want to serve the country though no matter what path I take to get there.”
His parents are Tom & Kitty Golding and his siblings are Tommy, Sam & Grayson Golding. “I really enjoy hunting and fishing and spending time with my youth group,” he added.
His advice for younger athletes is strong. “Hard work beats talent,” he said. “Work hard in everything you do and respect those who came before, and lastly always chose the harder right over the easier wrong. It will pay off in the long run.”