Athlete of The Week: Jacob Benavente


Michael Moore, Staff Writer


  • What sport do you play at Green Hope?
    “I wrestle for Green Hope”
  • How long have you played your sport?
    “4 years”
  • How often do you practice or workout?
    “We actually practice everyday, besides sundays and days of competition”
  • In your sport, what are your specialities?
    “I’m quick on my feet and I move smoothly making it easy to get out of tough positions, allowing me to get points out of them.”
  • Who has inspired you or who do you model your play after?
    “My friend who graduated a while ago, Tyler Couture. He was crazy good and always beat me, so I was always determined to be better than him.”
  • What is your dream job when you get older?
    “Something in the Biotech Industry”
  • What has been your biggest challenge as an athlete?
    “I had a bad shoulder injury, my freshman year, and it has impacted me ever since.”
  • What is your favorite memory as a Green Hope Athlete?
    “I love wrestling guys who are ranked higher than me, because it allows me to really prove myself. This year I beat someone who was ranked #2 in the state.”
  • What are your goals for this season?
    “State Champs Baby!”
  • What are your plans for after high school?
    “Not totally sure yet. I am deciding between NC State and Appalachian, but I will be majoring in Biology.”