Athletes put in a lot of hard work over the span of their career. The work that they do is not something that they do just for fun. Instead, they work towards a goal that they want to achieve as an athlete. Addison Skelton is familiar with reaching her goals. In fact, she met two goals back to back last season.
“The highlight of my sports career would have to be the last week of my sophomore season,” she said. “That week, our slow pitch softball team won the state championship. Two days later, I ran my personal best to win silver at the state track meet. It was really cool that they both happened so close together.”
Addison is a junior at Broken Bow High School. On the softball field, you can find her playing centerfield, while she runs the 100 meter and 300 meter hurdles as part of the track team.
While she has had multiple people touch her life over the years, Skelton says that there is one person that has made the biggest impact.
“Coach Wyrick is one of my biggest role models,” she said. “He is the reason that I want to be a coach. He has shown me what it takes to be a strong coach and he represents God in everything that he does. Also, Mrs. Price, our computer teacher, has also been impactful on my life. She is very understanding and easy to talk to. We have had great conversations. She teaches me things through her actions.”
The success that she has enjoyed has not just happened. Instead, Addison has had to work hard for what she has accomplished. But success is not just the awards you collected, for Skelton, it’s more about how you grow as an athlete and as a person.
“Success in sports is not winning a starting spot or how many track meets you win,” she said. “Success is about being better at the end of a season than you were at the beginning of a season. This takes hard work and determination. If you show up on time, work hard, and have fun, you will be successful in some way.”