Athlete Showcase: Brandywine’s Aaron Lauri

Aaron Lauri is a senior on the Brandywine wrestling team.

What has been one of your greatest accomplishments as an athlete?

AL: Qualifying for regionals my senior year.

What has been one of your biggest disappointments as an athlete?

AL: Losing in the blood round of districts my junior year.

When are you the most nervous while you are competing?

AL: Always minutes before a match starts, I get very anxious.

Describe an embarrassing athletic moment.

AL: Losing to someone you beat earlier in the season.

How do you tend to workout/train when by yourself?

AL: I love running. During the fall, I condition myself for the winter on our cross country team.

What other sport would you like to compete in if you were not playing yours?

AL: Bowling or tennis.

Why are sports an important part of a high school experience?

AL: Sports give you confidence in yourself, and it teaches you how to be a great leader.

How would you give away $50,000?

AL: World Wildlife Fund.

If you could be the head coach of a team for a year, what team would you choose?

AL: The New York Knicks.

If I did not play sports, I would…?

AL: Hanging out with friends a lot more, and I would workout.

What is the most challenging thing for you to do in your sport?

AL: Managing my weight and staying focused before a match.

If you could change one rule about your sport, what would it be?

AL: The pinning on the edge of the mat rules need to be more clear .

What is the best compliment you have ever received?

AL: Anytime another wrestler would compliment my strength at the weight class I was at.

What was the last thing you saw someone do that really impressed you?

AL: Skyler Crespo’s four-peat as state champion.

What is your favorite hobby? Why?

AL: Hanging out with my friends and family.

Choose one word to describe yourself:

AL: Energetic.