Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Jacob Spino named Independence Athlete of the Week

Jacob Spino finished 4-0 to win the 145 pound weight class at the Hawken Invitational Tournament and subsequently earned Independence Athlete of the Week honors for the week of Dec. 8, 2014. Spino pinned all four of his opponents during the tournament.

Three of his pins were in the first period and he didn’t give up an offensive point during the tournament. Spino finished last year one win away from placing at the state tournament and is on a mission this year to become Independence’s fourth wrestling state champion. He is a ferocious competitor and is driven every day to reach his goal.

The Jacob Spino File:

  • Class: Senior
  • Age: 18
  • Sport: Wrestling
  • Family: Parents: Mark & Amy; Brother: Matthew; Sister: Alexandra
  • Favorite Food: Nuts
  • Favorite Hobby: Hacky Sacking
  • Favorite Athlete: Josh Prohibition
  • Favorite Film: Forrest Gump
  • Favorite TV Show: Hell on Wheels
  • Favorite Sports Team: Tune Squad from Space Jam
  • Best Advice: To be a Champion, you have to think like a champion.

 

Steve Hare
Steve Harehttp://www.ohiovarsity.com
Steve Hare is the Chagrin Valley Conference's Sports Information Director. He also created and publishes OhioVarsity.com, an online publication dedicated to providing hyperlocal coverage to area high school athletic programs. Hare began covering high school sports for the Lake County News Herald in 1997. Hare attended Willoughby South High School through the middle of his senior year, then graduated from Berkshire High School in Burton in 1986. He played football, wrestled and was an all-Geauga county baseball player (1986). He lives in Chardon with his wife Paulette and their children.

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