Washington Evening Journal

Fairfield Ledger   Mt. Pleasant News
Neighbors Growing Together | Nov 20, 2017

Sinn to join other Washington alumni at Loras

By Bill Gatchel | Feb 22, 2017
Photo by: Bill Gatchel Washington senior Bryce Sinn (seated) is joined by assistant coaches Kurt Levetzow and James Harris; father, Greg Sinn; assistant coach Josh Riffel and head coach Garrison Carter as Sinn signed a letter of intent Tuesday, Feb. 22, to play football at Loras College.

With the stroke of a pen, a Washington football player will join two former Washington players on the gridiron next season.

Bryce Sinn signed a letter of intent to play football at Loras College Tuesday, Feb. 21, with his coaches and father on hand to witness the moment.

“We couldn’t be more proud of Bryce,” said Washington head football coach Garrison Carter.

“He embodies what we want from our football players. He’s built himself in the weight room through hard work and accountability.

“He has turned himself into a really good football player and Loras is getting a special kid.”

Choosing to play on the Loras Duhawks team was an easy decision, Sinn says.

“After going on a campus visit, I knew a couple of players from Washington, which was nice. It felt like one big family atmosphere on campus.”

However, Loras wasn’t his first choice, Sinn notes.

“I looked at Northwest Missouri State as well as Grandview in Des Moines, but at the end of the day it was a personal decision. I thought Loras was just the place to be.”

Sinn will be joining former Washington players Mason Quigley and Jeff Knupp at Loras and coach Carter is pleased to see that.

“I think that it’s really cool that we’re going to have sort of a little pipeline of kids that are playing there.

“Ultimately, our goal is to send as many kids on to the next level as we can every year.

“Bryce continuing that on this year is huge for us and hopefully we can do it each year.”

Sinn notes having the opportunity to play with Quigley and Knupp will be like joining the family.

“It’s a brotherhood there,” he says. “Everybody gets along. They work hard and compete hard. Everybody’s expecting to win.”

Here in Washington, Sinn played as a tight end/defensive end, but might not play the same position at Loras.

“I might possibly be a standup linebacker outside or back to the defensive end.”

Needing to excel in that new position won’t come with any challenges.

“I will need to stay in the weight room, the same as I’ve always done and work as hard as I always have,” Sinn says.

Bryce’s late mother was a big supporter of his athletic career.

When asked what she would think of this move Sinn says, “She’d be a little nervous about me playing college football.

“Things can happen, but at the same time, she’d be happy to see me doing something I love and continue a passion that I care about.”

As far as Sinn’s athletic career being over as a Demon, it’s not.

He just completed playing basketball and will play track this spring. He has a simple goal for this spring.

“I just want to have fun as a way to finish off my athletic career here,” he says.

“This is my last competitive thing at Washington and I just want to end it by having fun.”

Comments (0)
If you wish to comment, please login.