Scholar Athlete: Pacelli wrestler, Colin Mulvany
For St. Anne Pacelli’s Colin Mulvany, wrestling is in his blood.
“My dad wrestled and his dad wrestled, and his dad wrested in college actually,” he said.
A family of wrestlers that currently ends with Mulvany.
He’s a senior on the Viking squad who competes in the 132 pound weight class. Right now he’s a perfect 13-0 since the team’s Class A area duals last week and will look to qualify for the state meet on January 28th. He’s made it to the state level as a sophomore but came up short. Bringing home a title this year would mean a lot.
“That’s something I‘ve been dreaming of my whole career and to make that happen would be awesome,” Mulvany said.
Mulvany has had success in other sports. He’s competed on the cross country trails and tried football this fall, but it’s wrestling that has always appealed to him.
“The fact that you’re the only one out there and only you can bring home a victory, I’ve always liked that,” he added.
And Mulvany’s not just bringing home victories on the mat. He currently maintains a 3.7 GPA and is a leader in the classroom and in the gym. He credits the student athlete he is today to what he’s learned on the mat.
“It has helped me to learn that if you want to be good at anything, you have to practice at it and you have to go at it for years,” Mulvany said. “It’s something that’s true with your schoolwork too.”
After high school, Mulvany is hoping to study architecture.