"He's strong, that's one of the factors. He lacks in technique, but he's in pretty good shape," says Big Sky head coach Lanny Bryant, of his senior 182 pound wrestler Robell Bassett.
"He knows what to do. He pays attention, and really watches the coaches and takes to heart what they say," adds fellow Big Sky senior Colter Miller
When you hear coach Bryant mention the lack of technique, that's because Robell didn't start wrestling until this season, his senior year.
"I thought well he'll probably get tired fast, and won't continue after awhile, but it's his senior project. Then after watching him, and seeing now, I'm really sad he didn't come out as a freshman," says Bassett.
The reason Robell started wrestling was his senior paper, which focused on the obesity epidemic, with his main points being active and eating healthy.
"For my nutrition plan, I had three big components, and one is eliminating all the empty calories, and eating more fruits and vegetables, and I base my guideline off of that and stayed active, and I've lost 16 pounds doing it," says Bassett.
While his senior project seems to be quite the success, it's what he's gained on the wrestling mats that make it so good.
"I believe that sports make you a better person. And you can develop traits from them. I feel like being on the mat keeps you out of trouble, and it's something to do that's been really fun so far," explains Bassett.