We are very excited to announce the first State Farm student athlete of the winter sports season sophomore, Carter Trumbore. Carter plays point guard for the Butler Varsity boys basketball team and was nominated by Head Coach Josh Dawson. Coach Dawson stated “Carter is a great representation of a student athlete. He is number one in his class, as well as starting point guard on the basketball team.
During the week of the 6th he averaged 27.5 points per game, scoring 30 points against Archie and 24 points the following night against Adrian. He is a dedicated team member that shows great leadership on and off the floor.” We asked Carter to tell us what he feels it takes to be a leader on a team. He stated “you can’t be afraid of failure. You have to be willing to take risks. And you have to push everyone just like you want to be pushed to get in the gym and keep working.” We asked him what is something he has learned playing sports that he can apply later in life and he stated “working with people…on a team or in life there will be people you don’t always want to work with, but they are a part of your team and you have to learn to work together.” We also asked him what it takes to achieve goals and really excel in a sport.
Carter stated “it takes consistency. You definitely have to put in work each day at practice, but it’s all the off hours, the time spent on your own working every day that everyone doesn’t see that makes the difference.” We asked Carter his future plans, and he hopes to play basketball in college after he graduates. It was a pleasure getting to talk to Carter! We wish him and the Butler Bears the best of luck this season. They play Buffalo tonight at home.
Pictured left to right: Head Coach Josh Dawson, Carter Trumbore, son of Troy and Leigh Trumbore, Kellie Davidson State Farm