I started wrestling when I was 5 years old, I was kid who was on the smaller side and had a lot of energy. My mom thought it would be a good way for me to get my energy out as she had been around wrestling her whole life and knew what it could do for me. I was not very good when I started and went over a year without winning a match. I did not give up and eventually got the taste of victory! Those early losses, laid the foundation for me to know, that I always had to work harder than the next wrestler to be successful.
As my early career was not as successful as I would have liked, I continued to work to learn technique and get better. That work ethic to always strive to be better has stayed with me over the years.
As a freshman in high school, I took 5th place in our sectional tournament and moved onto the regional tournament ( WPIAL). This past year, due to COVID, we did not have as many opportunities to compete, but I continued to practice with my high school and club teams working to improve and get stronger.
My goals for my senior year of wrestling is to again qualify for our regional tournament and to be on the podium at each of the tournaments I participate in.
Due to my work ethic, desire to be better and knowledge of wrestling, I would be an asset to any college wrestling program. I feel like I still have a lot to give and get from wrestling. I am improving every day and still have not reached my full potential.