METAMORA, Ill. — Connor Bernitt is a three-sport athlete at Metamora who plays football, baseball and he wrestles.
He also wrestles with being in the top five in his class standing.
“People definitely know me for the football and the sports I play,” said Bernitt, who graduated from Metamora High School Sunday. “I tell (people) I’m fifth in the class and they are always shocked by that. I think I’m a pretty nerdy guy, glasses and everything. Not sure why they are shocked by that.”
He dislocated both shoulders during wrestling which meant he couldn’t throw a baseball this spring. No problem, he became the team’s designated hitter.
He had shoulder surgery Thursday. His injury didn’t stop him being voted the president of Metamora’s National Honor Society or stop him from making state with the shool’s math team for a second straight year.
“I qualified for state my junior year as an individual,” Bernitt said. “This year we qualified as an eight-person team.”
He’s headed to the University of Iowa to study engineering. Aside from being a three-sport athlete, the president of the National Honor Society and one of the top students at Metamora, Bernitt tried something a little different this year.
He went out for the school musical.
“I kinda always wanted to do the musical. My sister did it her junior and senior years. It always seemed like that would be fun,” Bernitt said. “The only regret I have is not doing it all four years.”
But she sure was a big hit for four years at Metamora.