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.
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