Pollock, a three-sport athlete for the Tigers, is the first Colorado prep athlete to win the national honor.
"This whole weekend has been a dream," Pollock said after winning the award Friday night. "When that happened, I had to ask myself 'Did that really happen?'
Pollock was the captain of the Wiggins football team this past season as the Tigers finished 5-5. He is a three-time letter-winner, an All-State and two-time All-Conference selection.
Pollock has now moved on to, perhaps, his strongest sport - wrestling. He is on pace to set the school record for the highest winning percentage. Pollock had 35 consecutive wins last season and is hoping this season to win his first-ever heavyweight state title. He came in second the two previous years.
Track and Field: All-Conference selection (discus); Placed 7th at State Track Meet; Two-year varsity letter winner;
His accolades, however, stretch beyond the playing field. Pollock is:
- Ranked tops in his class
- Winner of the University of Colorado Outstanding Junior Award
- National Honor Society Member
- National Honor Roll Member
- Academic/honor society member
- Future Business Leaders of America member
- Family, Career and Community Leaders of America
- Colorado Academic Decathalon
"Wrestling and all (athletically), I can do that. But, this is more for being an all-around person," Pollock said. "It shows for my accomplishments, but it can be a role model for others to show it's not all about athletics.
"There's a lot of stuff out there to make you a better person and constantly try to be your best."
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