Ken Wunderley profiles Penn Hills wrestler Te'Shan Campbell. Read his story below.
(Photo: Penn Hills senior Te'Shan Campbell wins, 9-4, against Belle Vernon's Austin Bell in the 170-pound final of the Eastern Area Invitational. Ken Wunderley/Tri-State Sports & News Service)
Penn Hills wrestler Te'Shan Campbell learned the hard way that their's more to weight training than lifting, running and drilling.
"I've learned that eating the right foods and hydrating correctly are just as important," said Campbell, a senior and three-year starter for the Indians. "I didn't realize that what I ate and drank could make such a difference."
Campbell finished sixth in the WPIAL Class AAA tournament at 160 pounds last year. He advanced to the semifinals before defaulting during overtime of a semifinal match against North Hills' Jonathan Avon.
"I drank a red Powerade before the bout and it upset my stomach," said Campbell, who suffered significant stomach discomfort during the overtime and defaulted after running out of injury time.