Hello coaches and athletic recruiters, I am Summer and I have been wrestling for 10 years, have a 3.71 GPA, am 1.5 credits ahead, and am looking for a school with a biology, pre-vet program, as well as a coach who is vocal who will support me win, lose, or draw. I need a coach who pushes me to be the best I can be.
Why I am a good candidate for your team:
One thing that I am known for and excel at is my tenacity and determination. Even though I was injured my 7th grade year, I still went to all the practices and cheered on my team. In 8th grade I transferred from a larger school to a smaller one without a wrestling program, so I travelled every day for practice. I still go to the smaller school, but due to them not having a High School wrestling or softball team, I travel to practice, which means I miss more school than other students in my class. I am fortunate enough to have supportive parents which allow me to travel not only to practice but to meets both in and out of the state. I travel 17 miles to attend practice and still have a 3.71 GPA and am 3rd in my class.
I have a 3.71 GPA. Right now I know I want to do something with animals, and I am thinking about working towards becoming a veterinarian. I also want to work with K9 search and rescue. I am about to finish up my second full year of French, and I have a semester of German.
My Wrestling Experience:
I started in mat club where I did well but I was young and not dedicated, but I stuck with it. When Middle School started, I joined the middle school team, missing out on State my 6th grade year because I was ill, 7th grade year because I had a knee injury, and then 8th grade because of COVID. With my 11-0 record against other girls, I was amped to get to state and likely place if not win, but COVID started the week before state and so it was cancelled. I had also planned on attending large tournaments as well as two camps, but those were cancelled.
My freshman year was also weird in that it was in the spring/summer, shortened because of other sports, and there wasn't the time to practice to get back into it. I did go 4-3 going into districts which in Oregon are divided into North and South. At districts I beat my first opponent and then lost to two upper classmen. I felt for a freshman year that had been marred by issues academically as well as athletically and personally stemming from COVID, I did well. This sophomore year has been different, so far I am 4-3 but a lot of our tournaments have been cancelled due to COVID. While my HS season is going to be short, I am planning on expanding greatly into the freestyle side, with tournaments in Reno, Colorado Springs, and South Dakota on the horizon.
So far this year as part of Team Oregon I received 7th at Folkstyle Nationals and 5th at Western Regionals - Greco.