Junior Profile - Joshua Tschirgi

Joshua Tschirgi is a 6-4, 275-pound offensive lineman from Vancouver (Wash.) Skyview, and Tschirgi is already getting comparisons to another former Vancouver-area lineman - David Beall. If Tschirgi has the same type of senior season Beall did, good things are in store for him.

"I went up against David Beall, who I respect a lot," Tschirgi told Dawgman.com. "I think I matched up well with him. I pancaked him in the second quarter of our game last year, and that pumped me up. He beat me once too. We lost 14-9, but we were on their 2-yard line with 30 seconds left in the game."

Joshua earned all-league honorable mention honors, as well as young lineman of the year award for his work as a junior. He benches 315 pounds, squats 380 power cleans 260 and also has a 200-pound snatch lift to his credit. He runs the 40 in 5.17 and jumps 27.5 inches in the vertical leap. "I feel I have good speed, footwork and agility," Tschirgi said. "I run block well."

Going to see Joshua play is a study in intensity. "I'm focused out there," he said. "I try to show a lot of leadership skills on the field. I'm not a rah-rah guy out there."

And goals? Yup, he's got 'em. "Well, I want to be first team all-league this year, but that's an obvious goal," he said. "I want to be the most dominating lineman in the league next year. I know there are some people out there that are expecting it."

In the summer he plays first base for the Vancouver Cardinals, three time Babe Ruth state champs. Still, it's football that will be sharing center stage for Joshua this summer. "I'm going to go to the Oregon Nike camp and then to one of the four Northwest Pac-10 schools," he said. "I'm not sure yet. I want to keep all my doors open right now. I went to Washington's camp last year and I would have to say that's my favorite, as far as camps I may go to."

He's been hearing from Washington, Washington State, Oregon, Oregon State, Arizona State, Stanford, Idaho and Portland State. Washington and Oregon are his top two right now, followed closely by Oregon State, Washington State and Stanford.

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