VALLEY CITY - Parker Larson's wrestling career didn't exactly start with a bang.
"I remember I got last place. I got pinned a few times in a row. I wasn't too happy," Hi-Liners junior wrestler Parker Larson said.
With his family background, quitting wasn't an option.
"Sometimes he didn't have a say in the matter, but we didn't want to him to get discouraged when he was four and five," Valley City head wrestling coach, Aaron Larson said.
Parker's dad, Aaron and his older brother Brandon left his mark with the Hi-Liners as a state champion. His family lives and breathes wrestling.
"Farming and wrestling that's a lot of what we do," Larson said, "At the dinner table is a lot of wrestling talk."
"We live 20 minutes from town. So I get a 20 minute talk on the way home everyday," Parker said.
Larson has flourished ever since getting to the varsity level. This season he broke the school's record for most wins all-time with 187.
"It was pretty sweet. I got recognized in front of a lot of fans in there. Everyone in the school knew about it," the Valley City junior recalled.
Larson has 114 pins in his career and is one away from tying the all-time record at Valley City.
There's another accomplishment he wants more though. His dad, uncle and brother were all state champions in high school.
"There is not anybody up there that isn't a good wrestler. It'd be cool," Parker said, "There is not a ton of wrestlers up there because it's not easy to win a state championship."