Beckman's Troutman carries on family legacy - KWWL - Eastern Iowa Breaking News, Weather, Closings

Beckman's Troutman carries on family legacy

Posted:

Whether he's on the football field, or running around it, Beckman senior Ty Troutman is burning it up.

On the track, Ty's qualified for the state meet in 12 different events over the year's, including 3 times in the open 100 meters.  On the field last season he led all of class 2A with 14 touchdown receptions.

It's a lot of success, and he attributes it to those around him.

"It's the coaches really and all my teammates," says Ty, "They work hard and it makes me work hard, too.  We push each other."

His father and coach, Todd Troutman, says his son's focus is a key factor as well. "It's just a tremendous mentality for an athlete I think, to go out and compete, just do your best, and not worry about what happens.  As a sprinter, you don't want to use excess energy on things you can't control."

As a whole, Ty has a lot of Beckman history to live up to, in the past 8 years the school's sprinters have dominated, qualifying for state in the 4 x 100, 4 x 200, and the 4 x 400 in every season.  Ty's older brother Kyle was a part of several of those teams, and captured 5 state titles along the way.  That's just motivation for the younger Troutman

"He had 2 state records, and a whole bunch of state championships.  I've got nothing so far, so hopefully I'll come down and get some this year."

This is the final shot for Ty as he'll move back to the football field at Iowa Western Community College in the fall, and after making the finals in the open 100 last season, the goals are even higher this time around.

"I was just happy to make the finals really.  Now that I've got some experience under my belt, hopefully I can build on it and get that championship."

  • SPORTSMore>>

  • UNI football picked 3rd in MVFC

    UNI football picked 3rd in MVFC

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 11:13 PM EDT2014-07-30 03:13:13 GMT
    The UNI Panther football team has been tabbed to finish third this season by the league's coaches, media, and sports information directors. The selection marks 29 consecutive years that the Panthers have been picked to finish in the top 5.UNI also received 7 of the 39 first place votes.Defending national champion North Dakota State has been tabbed as the league favorite followed by South Dakota State.The Panthers placed 4 players on the MVFC's preseason all-conference first team in running ba...More >>
    The UNI Panther football team has been tabbed to finish third this season by the league's coaches, media, and sports information directors. The selection marks 29 consecutive years that the Panthers have been picked to finish in the top 5.UNI also received 7 of the 39 first place votes.Defending national champion North Dakota State has been tabbed as the league favorite followed by South Dakota State.The Panthers placed 4 players on the MVFC's preseason all-conference first team in running ba...More >>
  • Waverly-Shell Rock downs Solon 3-1 for 1st state baseball win

    Waverly-Shell Rock downs Solon 3-1 for 1st state baseball win

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 9:31 PM EDT2014-07-30 01:31:35 GMT
    The drought has ended. Waverly-Shell Rock knocked off Solon 3-1 to win a game at the state baseballtournament for the first time in school history. The top ranked Go-Hawks had gone 0-3 in their previous trips.Dan Stensland made the biggest impact for Waverly-Shell Rock. Stensland picked up the game winning RBI with a 2 run single in the second inning. The senior later started a pivotal 5-4-3 double-play off the bat of Lucas Kane, ending the top of the 5th inning, while stranding a Spartan run...More >>
    The drought has ended. Waverly-Shell Rock knocked off Solon 3-1 to win a game at the state baseballtournament for the first time in school history. The top ranked Go-Hawks had gone 0-3 in their previous trips.Dan Stensland made the biggest impact for Waverly-Shell Rock. Stensland picked up the game winning RBI with a 2 run single in the second inning. The senior later started a pivotal 5-4-3 double-play off the bat of Lucas Kane, ending the top of the 5th inning, while stranding a Spartan run...More >>
  • NCAA settles head-injury suit, will change rules

    NCAA settles head-injury suit, will change rules

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 9:15 PM EDT2014-07-30 01:15:26 GMT
    The NCAA has agreed to settle a class-action head injury lawsuit by creating a $70 million fund to diagnose thousands of current and former college athletes to determine if they suffered brain trauma playing...More >>
    The NCAA agreed on Tuesday to help athletes with head injuries in a proposed settlement of a class-action lawsuit that college sports' governing body touted as a major step forward but that critics say doesn't go...More >>
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KWWL. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service and Mobile Privacy Policy & Terms of Service.

Persons with disabilities who need assistance with issues relating to the content of this station's public inspection file should contact Administrative Assistant Sandy Youngblut at 319-291-1259. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, at 888-835-5322 (TTY) or at fccinfo@fcc.gov.