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Wrestler of the Month- Wayne Derkotch

BTSPhilly   |   Apr 13, 2015

Name: Wayne Derkotch School: Philadelphia Academy Charter Coach: ED Schneider Age/Grade: 14/8th grade Number of Years Wrestling: 8 Why Did You Start Wrestling? I wanted to play a sport during the winter to keep me physically and mentally in shape for football. Why do you enjoy wrestling? Wrestling is not just a sport it’s a way of life. It teaches me the value of hard work, which helps me in the classroom and also in life. What impact has wrestling had on your life and academics? It helps me get through hard and stressful times, such as my difficulty reading. Wrestling helped me realize that not everybody learns at the same pace, and all I have to do is keep working hard to get what I want. What do you want to do when you get older? I want to be an engineer for the U.S Navy What is your favorite college/university? Navel Academy Who is your favorite athlete? Nick Foles