I come from a wrestling family and I have been wrestling since the age of 6. Ever since I was a child, I have always been in love with the sport and the life lessons that come along with it. I am looking to be a part of a school that has both great academic and athletic opportunities.
This last season, I fell short of my goal of a state title, but still battled back from a first round loss to take 5th at the OHSAA State Wrestling Tournament. While I am not satisfied, I will work hard to achieve my goal of getting on top of the podium in my senior season.
After wrestling 220 for most of high school, I plan to wrestle at 197 in college, as I feel that I am a better fit for that weight class. I am also potentially willing to wrestle at 184 in college if it’s best for the team. In college, I have aspirations of being a part of a winning program and one day becoming a national champion.
I take athletics very seriously, and whenever I am not training daily in-season, I am working out at least 6 days a week in the off-season. I also compete in football in the fall, where I have found success on the offensive and defensive line, which I believe translates well into helping me on the mat. While I enjoy football, I’m fully committed to wrestling in college and focusing on one sport.
Academically, I work hard to maintain an unweighted GPA above 3.5, and I am a member of the National Honor Society. In addition to this, I earned a score of 32 on the ACT, was class president for 2 years, and am a member of the Stark County Youth Leadership Academy. My school schedule consists of almost all Honors, AP, and CCP classes.
I consider myself a natural leader and I am always working to push those around me. I have a very close bond with all of my teammates.
In college, I intend on studying computer science. I am also potentially interested in studying social sciences and applying for law school after graduation.