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26 | January 16, 2020 | The lake forest leader SPORTS

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Athlete of the Week

10 Questions

with Sebastian Starks

Starks is a junior on the

Lake Forest wrestling

team.

How did you get

started wrestling?

In eighth grade, my dad

wanted me to wrestle, and

I was like “I don’t want to

do that.” One day I was

at the school, he came in

and slipped a note under

the coach’s door, it said

“My son’s way too scared

to come out for wrestling,

you should find him tomorrow

and make him come to

the first practice.” The next

day I’m walking out of the

school and I get tracked

down by [the coach], and

he says “You’re coming

to our practice.” I thought

this was going to be an absolute

waste of my time.

I got out and I absolutely

loved it, I thought it was

the coolest thing ever.

What’s your favorite

part of wrestling?

The atmosphere. It’s different

from any other sport.

You got weird crowds, you

got everyone screaming,

it’s crazy. The coaches are

all insane and it’s so funny,

you’re so entertained.

What’s the most

challenging part of

wrestling?

The mindset sometimes.

It’s not a super long season,

but after these two

and a half hour practices

everyday and super long

tournaments, you start to

get worn down. Eventually

you can pull yourself

back into it, you can really

create a better connection

with the sport.

What’s the best

coaching advice you’ve

ever gotten?

Only people who went

to Deerpath would understand

this one: Stuff the

head. Every older coach

I’ve ever had is always

screaming that in every

match, it works whenever

you hear it. When

you have someone who’s

shooting on you and he’s

about to take you down,

and you stuff that head,

you can change the entire

outcome of that match.

Do you have any premeet

rituals or lucky

superstitions?

I’ve always been really

nervous before my matches,

but after these past two

years I’ve started creating

an attitude where I’m very

calm and I’m ready to go.

I do a small pace back and

forth to get that intimidating

factor and go out there

and go wild.

If you could play any

other sport besides

wrestling, what would

it be?

I’ve always wanted to

do track, I tried it once in

seventh grade.

What’s your favorite

place to eat?

Buffalo Wild Wings. For

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pretty much every sport I

play, it’s always a team dynamic

to go to BDubs after

you win.

Who is your favorite

athlete?

Jordan Burrows. He’s a

wrestler I found the first

year I started wrestling.

He’s similar to me, he’s

really fast, really short.

I’ve stolen his moves ever

since I started wrestling.

Who is the class clown

of the wrestling team?

It’s definitely Jade Khater.

As annoying as he is

sometimes, he’s really hilarious.

If you won the lottery,

what’s the first thing

you would buy?

Either a computer for

me just because I’ve always

wanted a laptop, or

I’d probably get something

for my girlfriend.

Interview by Sports Editor

Nick Frazier

The Varsity: North Shore Podcast

Guys recap hoops, talk

swimming and bowling

Staff Report

In this week’s episode

of The Varsity: North

Shore, the only podcast

focused on North Shore

sports, hosts Michal

Dwojak, Nick Frazier and

Michael Wojtychiw catch

up on everything going

on with North Shore

sports. They start off by

recapping boys and girls

basketball, hear from

Loyola Academy boys

basketball head coach

Tom Livatino, play Way/

No Way with boys swimming

and diving and finish

off by talking about

conference bowling and

This Week In...

SCOUTS VARSITY

ATHLETICS

BOYS SWIMMING & DIVING

■Jan. ■ 16 - hosts Waukegan,

5 p.m.

■Jan. ■ 18 - diving at

Glenbrook North, 8:30 a.m.

■Jan. ■ 18 - invitational at

New Trier, 12 p.m.

■Jan. ■ 22 - hosts Zion-

Benton, 5 p.m.

WRESTLING

■Jan. ■ 16 - hosts Waukegan,

5:30 p.m.

■Jan. ■ 17 - invitational at

Reed-Custer, 5:30 p.m.

■Jan. ■ 18 - invitational at

Reed-Custer, 10 a.m.

POM/DANCE

■Jan. ■ 17 - NSC

Championship, 6:30 p.m.

GIRLS GYMNASTICS

■Jan. ■ 18 - Lake County

invitational at Stevenson,

1 p.m.

Find the varsity

Twitter:

@NorthShorePreps

Facebook:

@thevarsitypodcast

Website:

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Daily.com/sports

Download:

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Stitcher, TuneIn,

PlayerFM, more

some other things going

on in the area.

First Quarter

The guys start off the

■Jan. ■ 22 - at Mundelein,

5:30 p.m.

BOYS BASKETBALL

■Jan. ■ 17 - at Zion-Benton,

7 p.m.

■Jan. ■ 21 - at Vernon Hills,

7 p.m.

GIRLS BASKETBALL

■Jan. ■ 18 - at Hersey, 2:30

p.m.

■Jan. ■ 21 - hosts Glenbrook

South, 7 p.m.

BOYS ICE HOCKEY

■Jan. ■ 18 - Big Bear

tournament in Farmington &

Allen Park, times TBD

GIRLS ICE HOCKEY

■Jan. ■ 22 - at Niles, 8 p.m.

CAXYS VARSITY

ATHLETICS

BOYS BASKETBALL

■Jan. ■ 18 - at Wheaton

Warrenville South, TBD

episode by recapping all of

the hoops action.

Second Quarter

Loyola coach Livatino

joins the show after his

team’s battle with St. Ignatius

for the Jesuit Cup.

Third Quarter

Mike and Nick face off

in Way/No Way as the two

debate over boys swimming

and diving.

Fourth Quarter

To finish off, the guys

talk some conference

bowling and other sporting

events from the week.

■Jan. ■ 20 - at Wheaton

Warrenville South, TBD

GIRLS BASKETBALL

■Jan. ■ 18 - vs. Schaumburg

Christian (at Willows

Academy), 1:30 p.m.

■Jan. ■ 18 - vs. Christian

Liberty (at Willows

Academy), 6:40 p.m.

■Jan. ■ 20 - at Willows

Academy, TBD

BOYS SWIMMING & DIVING

■Jan. ■ 18 - hosts University

High School-Chicago, 10

a.m.

■Jan. ■ 22 - hosts Warren,

4:30 p.m.

WILDCATS VARSITY

ATHLETICS

■GIRLS ■ BASKETBALL

■Jan. ■ 18 - hosts Christ the

King, 1 p.m.

■Jan. ■ 21 - hosts U-High,

6:30 p.m.

■Jan. ■ 22 - at Latin, 6 p.m.

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