Name: Kyla Arroyo
School: Mariana Bracetti Academy Charter School
Coach: Coach Greer, Coach Tanenbaum and Coach Jen
Age/Grade: 15/9th grade
Number of Years Wrestling: 3
Why Did You Start Wrestling?
My mom was a wrestler and she told me about her wrestling experience. I decided I would follow in her footsteps and become a wrestler just like her.
Why do you enjoy wrestling?
I really enjoy wrestling because I get so many opportunities to meet new people and travel to different places I’ve never been to. Wrestling has helped me make friends all across Philadelphia, not just in my own school.
What impact has wrestling had on your life and academics?
Wrestling has impacted my life because it made me a better student in school. Wrestling has helped me become more focused in school. It helped me with focusing on my goals.
What do you want to do when you get older?
When I grow up I want to be a veterinarian because I want to help and save animals’ lives. I also want to become a wrestling coach because I want to teach wrestling and give back to the wrestling community.
What is your favorite college/university?
University of Pennsylvania
Who is your favorite athlete?