Jose Velasco Pons ‘13 named boy Athlete of the Week
Student-athlete: Jose Velasco Pons
Position: 152 pounds
Accomplishments: Earned wins over opponents from Suffield, Canterbury, Forman and Gunnery; has a six-match winning streak.
Of note: From Mexico; first year of wrestling; also on water polo team; plans to play rugby.
College plans: Considering spending a year in Germany to learn a technical career before attending college or returning to Mexico.
- Subject: Environmental Science
- WMA teacher: Mr. Elliott
- Musician: Luis Miguel
- Actor: Brad Pitt
- Ice cream: Mexican flavors
- Athlete: David Beckham
- Team: Toluca of Mexican soccer league
What they’re saying
Jose on joining the wrestling team: “I’ve never wrestled before. I’ve fought but this is totally different. I used to do mixed martial arts but wrestling is a different sport.”
Jose on how his season is going: “I’ve learned fast about what’s the purpose of wrestling. I don’t have technique but I’m smart and I fight. I’ve been improving.”
WMA Athlete of the Week nominees
- Basketball: Curtis Cobb ‘15
- Riflery: Joelson Van-Dunem ‘13
- Swimming: Kevin Lambert ‘13