Mahler excited to join Texas
Monday, 25 February 2013 by David Tuma
Belton's Wolf Mahler signed a track scholarship to the University of Texas last week on National Signing day.
Mahler, the No. 1 ranked competitor his age in the decathlon, was excited to sign with his friends on a day when college football futures are decided.
"I visited Arkansas and Texas and I am very excited. I figured Texas would offer and they have a great track program with a lot of history. They have produced a lot of Olympians which is my goal. The big part of it was their facilities and the coaches," said Mahler.
In the decathlon, there is 10 events and it is considered to be the toughest sport to compete it. The body takes a pounding.
"Texas's training room is world class. A chiropractor is a regular part of the training they have there," said Mahler.
He plans to run track again for Belton this spring and last summer won the AAU Junior Olympics for the second year in a row in the decathlon. Mahler played football until he was injured his junior season. Both he and his father Michael were still involved with the team last fall. Michael spoke at the Thursday night meetings one week to the team. He also helped with a variety of things before each game.
"My best friends are on the football team. To get to sign with them was special. I have a great relationship with my father. He is my great inspiration and we work together on all of this. We both have high expectations and we are students learning together. I can talk to my dad and it makes a big difference for me in training," said Mahler.
"Jack Chapman helped me with my recruiting process and he gave me advice on how to respond to question during the recruiting process."
Mahler trains 30 hours a week to maintain the fitness need to be a world-class athlete.