The Chicago Tribune ran a profile this week on a local star wrestler who’s making a name for himself as a freshman at Colombia University.
But it was far from the typical local-boy-made-good piece.
While the Tribune did have positive words for Dylan Geick’s athletic achievements — he won a pair of state wrestling medals at Stevenson — the piece is more focused on Geick, the poet and soon-to-be novelist. And Geick, the social media star. And Geick, one half of a gay Insta-couple.
Via the piece:
He is part of an internet power couple with boyfriend Jackson Krecioch, who has 1.2 million followers on Instagram and 452,000 on YouTube.
Navigating that celebrity, while adjusting to academics and athletics in the Ivy League, has made for an interesting time for Geick.
Here’s a look at how Geick and Krecioch have captured young people’s attentions (spoiler: Selfies. Lots of selfies):