I was always one of the tallest kids in middle school, a small catholic school, so I was considered a high skill player without ever proving myself against higher competition. I had worked out before, but I had not yet had the realization that high school was going to be extremely different. I went from being the best player on the court, in basketball, or in the circle, in track to one of the underdogs. I knew I would have to put in time for what I wanted to accomplish, but I never knew how much I would end up liking the work.
This big step I took forced me to learn many life lessons that have helped and will continue to help me in the future. I know that the people that work the smartest and the hardest will eventually take the lead. Not only is it just working hard, but working smart to perfect each little thing to get the extra inch or second. And the biggest teacher I had through this time was my father. He was my coach before high school, he is my workout partner, and is my physical guide. My dad pushes me everyday to be the best athlete, student, but most importantly, person that I can be.