|Club||David Ramirez||Yucaipa Wrestling||Yucaipa||Ca|
|High School||David Espinoza|
|Years wrestling||Wingspan||Bench Press (max)||Body fat %|
Scholar Athlete 2016-2017
- Consistently kept a high GPA of 3.8 or higher throughout her Junior High and High School Career
- Has volunteered with various groups, clubs, and organizations such as the Yucaipa Animal Placement Society, the East Valley Young Marines, the Redlands Elks Lodge Antler Group, the Yucaipa Youth Wrestling Team, , the Builders Club, and the CJSF Club throughout her Junior High and High School Career
The sport of wrestling was introduced tome at the early age of 7. Since then, I have never stopped, and my passion for the sport continues to grow. It has taught me the desire to work harder than I have ever had to, to never be satisfied, and most importantly, to believe in myself. I couldn't imagine my wrestling career to just stop because of graduating high school. I want to wrestle in college because it would just take me to that next level, and my love for the sport would grow as well.
Leadership is an important characteristic to have both in a sport and in life. During wrestling season, I lead my team mates by helping them during practices with correct technique and proper drilling. I also give motivational talks before and after tournaments and duels. We review matches and discuss different options to correct and improve both individually and as a team. Life isn't always about wrestling though...being confident in yourself and your abilities will help you be a good leader in life. Some of the ways that I have demonstrated being a good leader outside of the wrestling room are things like being a good role model for my brothers. I am the oldest of 3 kids in my family and my brothers look up to me. Setting a good example for them is just one way of being a good leader. In some of the various clubs that I have volunteered in, I have led groups of piers in activities such as serving the public at various events held at the Elks Lodge, organized fundraising events through the local No Kill Animal Shelter, and provided instruction to some of the younger kids at my local youth wrestling club.
Being healthy is not just something you do when your an athlete, its a lifestyle. I am a year round wrestler, not a seasonal one, and because of that I train daily. I weight lift and do strength training 5 to 6 days a week, rotating different muscle groups daily so that they have enough time to recover before working them out again. I also do cardio 5 to 6 days a week, usually running and swimming laps to maintain and challenge myself. Nutrition is also a very important role in keeping a health athletic lifestyle. Lean meats, vegetables and fruits, and complex carbohydrates make up my daily food intake. Do I always eat like this? I try, but just like anyone else, without some "Cheats" now and then I would not be able to maintain. Its about balance.