KCChronicle.com/preps Athlete of the Week: Batavia senior wrestler Joel Shump
Why he was selected: A 126-pound senior, Shump won each of his three matches at this weekend’s Upstate Eight Conference tournament to improve to 34-0 this season.
Batavia senior 126-pound wrestler Joel Shump kept his season-opening unbeaten streak alive over the weekend, notching three falls in as many matches to win an Upstate Eight Conference title. The St. Charles Bank & Trust-Kane County Chronicle Athlete of the Week stands at 34-0 entering Friday’s home dual against Kaneland, the team’s final action before the state series begins next month. Chronicle sports reporter Kevin Druley caught up with Shump at the tournament. The following is an edited transcript:
What’s your approach and mindset at tournaments like these after you’ve wrestled your final match?
Just kind of relax. Hang out with the guys. Cheer on the guys that are still wrestling.
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