Big fellows can be just as good athletically as the smaller folks. For proof, check out Anthony Robinson.
The Starpoint wrestler is one of the most powerful and athletic performers in Section VI. It's only his second season at the sport, but he's already reached elite status. Robinson already had a good reputation among athletes, as he gained more than 1,000 yards for the Spartans' football team in the fall.
Robinson had another great performance in the Section VI wrestling team championships over the weekend. He was named the Most Outstanding Wrestler in the Class A competition for his work at the 225-pound class. Robinson is a fine choice for the Prep Talk Boys Athlete of the Week.
Tell us about your week: "I have been preparing for sectionals this upcoming weekend."
How has your season gone so far?" I have a season record of 43-7. Our team won the league title. I won the NFWOA tournament, I won the Class A tournament. Along with being part of the All-tournament team at Pioneer and Tonawanda duals."
Highlight of athletic career so far: "Winning the NFWOA tournament and beating state-ranked Mason Hoose."
Favorite thing about my sport: "The thrill of winning and losing. And seeing all of your hard work pay off."
Favorite teammate and why: "Brian Ghiandoni, because he is a very hard worker and is a great team leader."
Toughest opponent and why: "Mason Mastrangelo, because he won the section at 220 last year and is a very tough wrestler."
WNY athlete I looked up to: "Wayne Leblanc, because everyday at practice he always pushes me and motivates me to make me better."
Pro/college athlete I admire now: "Kyle Snyder because he is a very tough wrestler and is the youngest Olympic gold medalist as well as the youngest world champion."
When I’m not playing or practicing my sport, I’m: "Hanging out with friends or doing my schoolwork."
What’s ahead (athletics and/or academics): "Looking to win the section title this weekend against some very tough opponents and advance to the next level."
Dominic Crouse, Sweet Home Wrestler - The second-ranked senior wrestler (first among large schools) in Western New York won the Class A Tournament over the weekend. He has 74 pins, two away from the school record, and three wins away for most pins in a season.
If one of your athletes has an outstanding week, you can nominate him or her for Prep Talk Athlete of the Week. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org outlining the person’s achievements by Saturday night, and we’ll consider him or her for the week’s honor.