FAIRBANKS, Alaska. (KTVF) Lathrop's Josiah Opp put pen to paper, to wrestle at Arizona Christian University, an NAIA school in Glendale, Arizona.
Lathrop's Josiah Opp signs his NLI to wrestle for Arizona Christian University. (Aaron Walling/February 13, 2020/KTVF)
“I have been looking forward to it for a long time,” said Opp. “I knew I wanted to go to college and do either football or wrestling and my final decision came down to a few different things; my family members, and cousins and different people that will be there along with me to the journey through wrestling, specifically at Arizona Christina University."
Opp was a football star and also competed in track, but ultimately landed on wrestling. Opp helped propel Lathrop to a wrestling state championship and an anchor on the defensive side of Lathrop’s state championship bound team.
"Being with the team with football, wrestling and track. It's amazing, I love sports. I always love being active, having all my teammates around have made the best memories." said Opp.
Opp will be studying pre-med this upcoming Fall.