starts over after four BMX world championships?
Brock Heffron ’19 of Chandler, Arizona, had won four BMX world championships by the time he was 13 and earned the title of Sports Illustrated’s first ever Athlete of the Year. “It was quite the experience,” the Rhetoric major said. “My buddies will joke with me and tell me, ‘Brock, you peaked when you were 10.’ But I don’t like to think of it that way. I want to keep building on it.” Brock stopped racing when he realized that his talents on the track wouldn’t help get him into college. So he switched to focus on baseball and football, which eventually led to being recruited by Wabash College. When he arrived on campus, Brock decided he wanted to be known for his character and not his championships, which means most of his peers and professors have no clue about his pre-teen accomplishments. To his football coach, Brock is a player who brings a great amount of intelligence, toughness, and work ethic to his team. To his favorite professor, Brock is a student who really knows how to keep a classroom discussion going. Brock knows that every success is earned and not given. His hard work got him to four world championships, now to Wabash College, and hopefully to the FBI after graduation. “I want to set the bar with my actions now, not what I did previously. I like that new slate. I’m really going to show you what I can do.”
That’s a Wabash man for you. Seriously.