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Wrestling athlete of the week: Geneva Wrestling’s Austin Chaon

Austin Chaon




Why he was selected:
Chaon went 4-0 over the weekend, including winning all three matches as Geneva swept Saturday’s Kaneland quad

Geneva junior 170-pound wrestler Austin Chaon continued an encouraging start to the season over the weekend, winning each of his four matches to help the Vikings improve to 15-2 in duals. Chaon, the Kane County Chronicle-St. Charles Bank & Trust Athlete of the Week, spoke with Chronicle sports reporter Kevin Druley about the season to date, as well as a holiday favorite. The following is an edited transcript:

What do you credit to this strong start?
[Coach Tom] Chernich has had a lot of older wrestlers who have already graduated come in and help me out. For the past week, I’ve had a lot of help from the older guys, and that’s really contributed to how well I’ve been performing.

Certifying weight is such a big part of this sport. How challenging is it to lay off the sweets this time of year?

Really, it’s going to be tough to kind of say no to a lot of Christmas snacks and stuff to be on weight. But it’s also a pretty good thing, because we get two pounds [allowance] after Christmas, so it’s easier to make weight. ... All of our wrestlers are ready for the upcoming tournament [at Palatine this weekend]. We’ll definitely make an impact there.

What’s your favorite Christmas movie?

My favorite Christmas movie is “[National Lampoon’s] Christmas Vacation.” I [really] love that movie.

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