NAME: Dustin Norris
SCHOOL: La Salle High School
GRADUATING YEAR: 2021
GREATEST ACHIEVEMENT: State champion/National finalist/National champion
HEIGHT: 5'9"-130 lbs.
PARENTS: Tim & Laura
BIGGEST INFLUENCE: "Parents, grandparents, all my coaches."
FUTURE GOAL: Win another state title; win a national title; become a surgeon
La Salle High School senior Dustin Norris is an All-American wrestler and a two-time Ohio state champion, only the second two-time wrestling champion in school history. Entering his senior campaign, Dustin had a successful career 80-11 record with 20 pins. He is ranked in the top 20 wrestlers in the nation in his weight class.
Dustin's first Ohio state championship occurred his sophomore year in the 113 lb. weight class after finishing as state runner-up at 106 lbs. his freshman year. He was a state qualifier last season before the pandemic wiped out the state tournament. He won the Ohio state title again his senior season in the 126 lb. weight class.
For his accomplishments, Dustin has earned numerous honors. He was GCL South Wrestler of the Year and first team all-city last season. He has been GCL South first team for four straight years and first team all-Ohio twice. He has also been a member of the Ohio National Team for three straight years.
A consistent honor roll student who is active in community service, Dustin will wrestle next season at Purdue University. His favorite athlete is Bryce Meredith, favorite entertainer is Adam Sandler, favorite book is The Book Thief, favorite movie is Miracle and most-like-to-meet is John F. Kennedy.
COACH'S QUOTE – "Dustin is a special blend of tremendous qualities which makes him a well-rounded and elite student-athlete. He is a mix of hard work, great character, leadership, dedication, and a great teammate. He does what needs to be done to perfect his craft so that he can reach his full potential."
— Rico Hill, Wrestling Coach