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Jocelyn Martinez, the Wonder Woman

Interview by Allie Kassl

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   Jocelyn is a junior here at Morton West. You may see her walking the halls with some fruits in her duffel bag. She is one dedicated, hard working athlete and lets nothing stop her and her dreams. The Sterling was eager to find out more about this amazing athlete!

Q: If you could be a professional athlete, what sport or sports would you do?

A: I would be a professional wrestler for the women’s American team.

Q: What sports do you play?

A: I am on the cross-country team and wrestling team.

Q: Have you ever gotten injured and wanted to quit the sport?

A: I have gotten injured in both sports and that made me want to quit, but I pushed through the pain because I see the glory in the other side.

Q: What does your diet consist of?

A: My diet consists of eating less portions and drinking lots of water. My diet is designed for me to cut weight.

Q: If you could do any sport for the rest of your life, what would it be?

A: I would want to wrestle my whole life if I can!

Q: Why did you join wrestling?

A: I first joined wrestling because I wanted to be in shape for track season. I quickly realized that I had fallen in love with the sport.

Q: What’s your favorite thing about cross-country?

A: My favorite thing about cross-country is how the team is very united. We cheer each other on, even when we are in our lowest times.

Q: What inspired you to take on sports?

A: I had been very competitive when I was little. I wanted to do more in life than just go home after school.

Q: Do you ever wish you can have more free time?

A: Yes, I wish I had more free time for sleeping and doing my homework.

Q: What made you decide to take on wrestling knowing you might be the only girl in it?

A: It was a huge challenge in the beginning because I felt that I would not get the same respect as the other people because I was a girl, but I needed to push through it.

Q: Do you ever struggle with keeping up with the standards of the sports you do?

A:  I had struggled last year to just stay on the team. But once I went to the women’s tournaments, I  saw how I’m not the only one that struggles with being a girl in wrestling. It was a huge push for me to work harder than anyone else.

Q: If you could eat one food, healthy or not healthy, what would you eat?

A:  Chocolate Cake!

Q: What’s your biggest fear when doing a sport?

A: My biggest fear is not wrestling anymore because of an injury.

Q: Do you have any goals or accomplishments in the sports life?

A: To be the best that I can be, and to be an inspiration to girls and boys all around.

Q: What’s your favorite sports team?

A: The USA Women’s Wrestling Team.

 

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