Senior Paul Sullivan is wrestling at 182-pounds this season for head coach Jared Weatherhead. We caught up with Sullivan to learn more about his love for the sport and his plans after graduation.
VYPE: Paul, what do you love most about your team and teammates at Woodward?
Sullivan: My team was always pretty solid; they treated everyone right, but for me the best part has to be the memories we made and how they really pushed you to get better not only at football or wrestling but as a person.
VYPE: Do you have a favorite teacher or subject in school?
Sullivan: Favorite teacher Mrs. Stewart my middle school history teacher. She was nice and she was cool. Cooler than any teacher hands down but what made her stand out was how she interacted with her students. She wasn’t only our teacher she was our friend. She cared about all of us, pushed us to do the best we could.
VYPE: What are your plans after you graduate?
Sullivan: I plan on going to college after high school. I’m still looking into where I’d like to go in the medical field but as of right now, I’m interested in becoming an athletic trainer.
VYPE: Do you have a favorite memory as a student-athlete?
Sullivan: Favorite memory would be the time our school went through a viral TikTok challenge. That was pretty funny.
VYPE: When you return for your ten-year reunion, who do you think will be the most successful classmate?
Sullivan: All depends on how you measure success. Comparing my life to a millionaire, I’d seem unsuccessful but if I got family and people that have my back and not rich but comfortable where I’m at financially, then I’m going to consider myself just as successful as that millionaire if not more. I still wouldn’t look at them and compare my life to them, I’d rather focus on more important things like how successful and hard-working I am at my job or as a father and a husband.
VYPE: This is your chance to give a shout-out to anyone you wish. Sullivan: Thank you Brooke and Kirby Lillard for being my parents away from home. You guys have taught me more than you probably think you have. I’m going to go on with all the knowledge you guys, my brother Warren and what my actual parents have passed on to me and be the most successful person I can become.