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Jon Guevera – Wrestler of the Month

BTSPhilly   |   May 12, 2014

Name: Jon Guevera School: Central Philadelphia High School Coach: Coach Julien, Coach Lender, Coach Ricardo Age/Grade: 16 years old/11th Grade Number of Years Wrestling:  3 Why did you start wrestling?  During my freshman year, Coach Julien spotted me in the hallway and said, "You should wrestle."  I thought, "I'm a strong guy, I can handle that."  Before that day I didn't know wrestling was a sport. Why do you enjoy wrestling?  In wrestling, you can see directly that hard work pays off.  During my freshman year I only practiced with my high school team during the season, and won just a single match.  When I began practicing during the off-season and going to extra practices during the regular season, I quickly and steadily improved during my Sophmore and Junior years. What impact has wrestling had on your life and academics? Wrestling made me a part of something that I felt good at and boosted my confidence.  Wrestling also made me consider my future, and set the goal of going to college.  I realized that to go to college I would have to make a stronger effort in school, and my grades have been getter better every year. What do you want to be when you get older?   I want to major in business, and manage a company's finances. What is your favorite college/university? University of Pennsylvania (Carnegie Mellon is a close 2nd) Who is your favorite athlete? Kyle Dake