Varsity Profiles

Complied by Ben Webber ’22 and Maxine Zuriff ’22

Kanoa Young- Varsity Wrestler

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Why/When did you start wrestling?

I started wrestling at nine years old because I wanted to try a new sport.

What is your favorite moment of this season?

My favorite moment of this season is when the team travelled to Lake Arrowhead for a tournament called Rim of the World.  It was an overnight tournament, and the team did very well.

What is your favorite part of wrestling for the Varsity team?

My favorite part is competing with other people.  It is a challenge to wrestle with students that are older, but I love the competition.

How often do you practice?

We practice five days a week.  We also have tournaments on weekends.

How do you balance school and wrestling?

I have lots of practices which limit the time I have to complete all my assignments.  I use my free periods and the time on the bus to study and finish homework.  This benefits me greatly because I have less to do when I arrive at home.

How do you prepare for a big match?

I have a great warm up, so I am loose to compete and win my matches.  This is very important because it gets my nerves out and gets me focused.

If you could play another Varsity sport what would it be? (pick 3)

I would play Football, Track and Basketball.

Do you have any advice for any future varsity wrestlers?

Don’t give up.  Wrestling tests your limits, and you have to be mentally strong.

 

Devon Carmel- Goalie for the varsity soccer team

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Why/When did you start playing soccer?

“When I was five I started playing AYSO because my parents signed me up, and I thought it was fun.”

What is your favorite moment of this season?

“My favorite moment of the season is before our home games when we are listening to music in the locker room.”

What is your favorite part of playing on the Varsity soccer team?

“My favorite part of playing varsity is the people, and it’s fun being a part of the team and representing our school.”

How often do you practice?

“We practice every day of the week for two hours at the Upper School.”

How do you balance school and soccer?

“I balance school and soccer by using my frees and just getting my work done instead of procrastinating.”

How do you prepare for a big game?

“Listen to music.”

If you could play another Varsity sport what would it be?

“I would play varsity volleyball if I could.”

Do you have any advice for any future varsity players?

“Have fun and manage your time!”

Truman Gettings-Basketball

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Why/When did you start playing your sport?

I have been playing basketball since I was about two. I started playing because my older brother wanted somebody to play with.

What was your favorite moment of this season?

My favorite moment of this season was probably when I got my first dunk during a varsity game.

What is your favorite part of playing on the Varsity team?

My favorite part about playing varsity are probably the home games.

How do you prepare for a big game?

I usually ice bath the day before, meditate and stretch or do some yoga.

If you could play another Varsity sport what would it be? (pick 3

Baseball(which I am also playing), water polo and volleyball.

 

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