By Zane Davis
Weiser High School senior, Trae Gluch, has committed to play football for the 2019-2020 season for Lewis Clark State College as an LCSC Logger.
Gluch, the youngest son of Dan and Amy Gluch, of Weiser, has been playing football since he was in the first grade, and even though the 6’2” Gluch only tips the scales at a mere 170 pounds, his tenacity, drive and toughness had him playing for the Wolverines as a right tackle and defensive end. He was named as the 1st Team defensive end for the Snake River Valley Conference for the 2018-2019 season and Gluch also led the Wolverines in helmet stickers during his senior season.
Throughout his life, Gluch has grown accustomed to working hard. He has grown up within a family ranching operation and has participated in not only football, but also wrestling, track, 4-H and FFA. Gluch has a strong work ethic, a love of family and community and a generous spirit that will serve him well in his future endeavors.
Despite his size, Gluch was contacted by several colleges to join their programs, but determined to become a welder, Gluch had resigned to not playing football at the collegiate level and attending the College of Southern Idaho and entering their prestigious welding technology program. However, when the LCSC coach contacted Gluch, his plans were amended to include both his passions: welding and football! He hopes to go into the welding and fabrication of roll cages and numerous other vehicle parts after college.
Gluch anticipates playing wide receiver or running back, but hopes that with increased weight and hard work, he could play on the defensive side of the ball, as well.
Gluch stated, “I am looking forward for this rare opportunity that has been presented to me.” He is grateful to “all of the coaches and teammates that have helped mold me into the player that I am now and to all the people that have supported me through my entire football career up to this point.”
Congratulations to Trae Gluch, Wolverine turned Logger, in this next stage of his academic and athletic career. You are sure to make Weiser proud!