Enid's Dae Stuber – Character Counts Presented by Curttright Honda

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By Derrick Smith

There is not a secret way to become a great high school wrestler. According to Dae Stuber, you have to put in the time to reap the benefits.

“In order to be a successful wrestler, you have to be completely committed,” he said. “This means giving full effort in everything you do, maintaining your weight, and showing up to all the practices.”

Stuber, who is a senior at Enid High School, wrestles with the varsity squad at 113 pounds. He has been wrestling for eight years. Dae says that his final wrestling season is at the midway point and he likes how it is going.

“We are halfway through our season and it is going pretty well,” he said. “I have been able to make significant improvements from last season.”

The title of Character Athlete is not something that Dae takes lightly.

“A character athlete is a person who is not only a leader, but an influencer in their sport,” he stated. “Someone who leads by example and picks others up and does not put them down. Someone who will always be reliable, hardworking, and honest.”

Dae Stuber

Stuber says that he has had some great examples in his life that have helped him along the way.

“Some of my biggest role models and influencers are my coaches, Trent Holland and Corey Clayton,” he said. “And also my parents, Timmie Lohmann and Mike Stuber, as well as my current and former teammates.”

Although there have been many teachers throughout Dae’s education, he says that there is one that stands out above the others.

“My favorite teacher has been Matthew Holtzen,” he said. “He taught me United States History as well as to always put 100 percent into every assignment I do.”

Dae is also a member of the National Honor Society, has been Student of the Month, and is on the Superintendent’s Honor Roll. In his spare time, he is a referee for Freestyle and Greco wrestling.

With only a few months until graduation, Dae already has a plan for life after high school.

“After high school, I plan to join either the Air Force or the Navy and go to college at the same time,” he said. “And after I finish, I want to pursue a degree in sports management and hopefully become a wrestling coach or referee at some point in my career.”

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