Kent Reporter honor Royals’ Texeira, Roberts

  • Thursday, December 27, 2018 2:17pm
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Rodrigo Texeira and Miriam Roberts. COURTESY PHOTOS

Rodrigo Texeira and Miriam Roberts. COURTESY PHOTOS

Kent-Meridian High School’s Rodrigo Texeira, senior, wrestling, is the Kent Reporter’s Male Athlete of the Week.

Q: What is your favorite subject in school?

A: Weight training.

Q: What other activities do you participate in?

A: Lifting weights and listening to music.

Q: Person who has helped you succeed the most?

A: My coaches.

Q: Do you have a pre- or post-game tradition? What is it?

A: Not really.

Q: Song you currently can’t get enough of?

A: “Back in Black” by AC/DC

From the Sideline

“Rodrigo has shown a lot of growth in the last two years. This is his third year of wrestling as he started in his sophomore year. He has put in a lot of time and work to improve and hasn’t missed any practices. His record is 9-1. He has an accumulative GPA of 3.739.”

– Coach Todd Owens

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Kent-Meridian High School’s Miriam Roberts, junior, wrestling, is the Kent Reporter’s Female Athlete of the Week.

Q: What is your favorite subject in school?

A: Biology and history.

Q: What other activities do you participate in?

A: Playing the tuba and trombone.

Q: Person who has helped you succeed the most?

A: My mom.

Q: Do you have a pre- or post-game tradition? What is it?

A: Before, I sit, think and de-escalate my nerves. After, I reflect on my performance.

Q: Song you currently can’t get enough of?

A: “Mia” by Drake.

From the Sideline

“Miriam has for the last two years been a leader for our girls wrestling team, and this year she has taken that leadership and maturity off the mat and turned it into positive results on the mat. She has posted a 7-4 records en route to second- and third-place finishes at tournaments, with two of her losses coming against teammate and defending state champion Ofa Tuifua. She is maintaining a perfect 4.0 GPA. She is in all IB (International Baccalaureate) classes.”

– Coach Jesus Valdez

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