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Quartey and Sowinski Named January Athletes of the Month

February 7, 2018

Eric Quartey, District Champ Wrestler

Name: Eric Quartey

Sport: Wrestling

 

What grade are you in?

Senior

 

How long have you been wrestling?

Five years

 

What position do you play?

Weight class 195

 

Have you play any other position?

Weight class 220

 

Do you want to play in college?

Yes, I’m not sure what school.

 

Do you play any other sports?

Football for the school.

 

Which do you like better inside or outside of school?

Inside, I only wrestle for the school.

 

What was the hardest thing to learn about wrestling?

Taking a shot.

 

What is your favorite thing about wrestling?

The environment is a lot of fun.

 

What was your greatest achievement in wrestling?

Winning districts.

 

How do you stay in shape during the off season?

Play other sports.

Is it hard for you to balance school and wrestling how do you balance them out?

It’s not too bad, I can manage.

 

Do you want to go pro?

It’d be fun, but most likely no.

 

Do you have any before game rituals or superstitions?

I sleep before the match.

 

How does the team look for playoffs?

We are trying our best.

 

*I just want to say thank you to the team for being so committed.*

 

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    Veronica Sowinski, FTHS Swimming Legend

    Name: Veronica Sowinski

    Sport: swimming

     

    What grade are you in?

    Senior

     

    How long have you been swimming?

    Five years

     

    What position do you play?

    The events I swim are 100 back, 100  breast, and 100 free.

     

    Have you play any other position?

    No

     

    Do you want to play in college?

    Yes, I’m committed D1 to Iona college.

     

    Do you play any other sports?

    No

     

    Which do you like better inside or outside of school?

    Outside, it’s much more competitive.

     

    What was the hardest thing to learn about swimming?

    That it’s all in my head. Very mental sport.

     

    What is your favorite thing about swimming?

    Being with a team with all my friends on it.

     

    What was your greatest achievement in wrestling?

    Breaking my own school record. Winning states with my club team (RBY)

     

    How do you stay in shape during the off season?

    In swimming there is no down time, but I try to go to crossfit as often as possible.

     

    Is it hard for you to balance school and wrestling how do you balance them out?

    Extremely hard, being that practice gets over very late it is hard to find time to do homework during the day, so I usually stay up late finishing it.

     

    Do you want to go pro?

    It’d be fun, but most likely no. It’s just for college.

     

     

    Do you have any before game rituals or superstitions?

    I like to jam out and eat really healthy.

     

    How does the team look for playoffs?

    We made it to the first round of states, but the season is over now.

     

    *thank you to my coaches and teammates for keeping it interesting.*

     

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    1. Lindsey G. on February 9th, 2018 8:42 pm

      Woohoo! Go Veronica!




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