Edinboro senior center Bryan Theriot picked the school when he was recruited as a high school senior at Midpark, now Berea-Midpark, because there was a bio-chemistry major offered.
“I wanted to play basketball there, but the major clinched it,” said the 6-9, 270-pound center who recently broke the men’s record for free throws made with 437.
Theriot, Edinboro’s leading scorer and rebounder whose sister Rachel is an All-Big Ten sophomore point guard at Nebraska, explained why he liked bio-chemistry, but now he has ideas of supplements to legally help athletes.
“When I was in high school, and old movie came out, the Rock, with Nicholas Cage, and it involved the island of Alcaraz. He was bio-chemist. messing with chemicals. I thought, ‘that’s what I’m trying to do,”’ Theriot said. ”But I don’t want to make weapons. I want to geo to sports nutrition, and help athletes. One of the main things I think that is a problem with the NCAA is that you can’t all those supplements available or there’s trouble. I want to find a way to make supplements that you don’t get tagged with a drug test. With bio-chemistry, I know a lot now. It’s a pretty interesting field. I was a jock in high school, and a nerd too.”
– Bob Jarzomski