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Beckman's Troutman carries on family legacy

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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."

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