The Kent Reporter’s female athlete of the week for Nov. 24 is senior Makoa Planesi of Kentlake High School, wrestling.
What is your favorite subject/class in school?
Name your Mount Rushmore (Top 4) favorite movies:
Avengers Infinity War, Vision Quest, Moana, and Scream 6.
Who is the person in your life that has helped you succeed the most?
You’re on a long road trip, you stop at a gas station. You get one drink and one snack. What are you choosing?
Water and Beef Jerky, I’m a wrestler who needs to make weight!
Describe your pre-game ritual:
Listen to music, stretch, get water and shadow wrestle.
Song you currently can’t stop listening to?
Party in the USA by Miley Cyrus or anything we hear at practice.
From the sidelines: This week Makoa started his senior season with a great week of practice. He has shown vast improvement over a season that didn’t go his way last year, and he led his teammates. During water breaks, Makoa was pulling kids to the side checking to make sure they understood what was going on. Also, the school had testing scheduled in a gym and Makoa assisted with setup and cleanup and did it all with a smile. Makoa was also a “student of the quarter” at Kentlake High School. While he hasn’t had any competitions yet, Makoa has shown he is ready to embrace challenges and lead, thus deserving athlete of the week