Meet Notre Dame senior Carter West, The Hawk Eye's High School Athlete of the Week

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Carter West vs. WACO

Notre Dame-West Burlington/Danville senior Carter West (top) is 43-2 and ranked fifth at 113 pounds in Class 2A.

Carter West stance

Notre Dame-West Burlington/Danville senior Carter West (right) won the SEI Super Conference Tournament championship at 113 pounds last weekend at Father Minett Gymnasium.

Carter West escapes Samo

Notre Dame-West Burlington/Danville senior Carter West (left), a two-time state finalist, has a 175-14 career record.

Carter West has been to the top of the mountain twice. Almost.

The Notre Dame-West Burlington/Danville senior has wrestled in the Class 2A 106-pound state championship match each of the last two years.

He lost to a wrestler from Union both years — Jade Hademan his sophomore year and Brayden Bohnsack last year.

West is on a quest this year to get to the top of the mountain and bring home that elusive state championship.

West currently is 43-2 at 113 pounds this season and is ranked fifth.

And once again perched at the top of the mountain is Bohnsack.

That is just fine with West, who understands that in order to be the best, you have to beat the best.

West has a sparkling 175-14 career record for the Nikes.

West, who helped Notre Dame win the Class 2A state team championship as a sophomore, is quietly going about his business and waiting for his chance to get back to the state tournament and complete his mission.

The Hawk Eye recently caught up with West, the High School Athlete of the Week, to learn a little more about him.

What is your favorite sport besides wrestling?


What is it that you like about wrestling?

Making memories with my teammates and best friends.

What is your best memory in wrestling?

Making it to the state finals my sophomore year.

How do you and your teammates make practice fun?

We listen to music every once in a while.

Who is the funniest person on the team and why?

Freshman Tate Sherwood because he always has a comeback for anything.

Who is your biggest role model and why?

My biggest role model is my brother (Sam West) because of how far he has come with his career and work ethic.

What is your favorite subject in school and why?

Anatomy because it has to go along with my future college major of exercise science.

What is your favorite meal?

Burrito from Pancheros.

What is your favorite TV show?

I don’t watch TV, so I don’t have a favorite show.

What food can you always find in your refrigerator?


What do you enjoy doing in your free time and why?

I enjoy playing games with my brother during my free time.

What is your favorite motivational slogan or quote?

Philippians 4:13.

What are your future plans for college and career?

I plan to attend Central College and major in exercise science.

What is something about yourself that would surprise people?

I used to play football.