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D6 Athlete of the Week - Andre Ortiz

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"Andre has emerged as a great leader for the Greeley West Wrestling team both on and off the mat. When he speaks, people listen. When he wrestles, people watch. Last week, he was voted MVP of the Greeley West versus Greeley Central dual. Along with his toughness on the mat, Andre also keeps us entertained by nicknaming every kid on the team." - Joseph Martinez, Wrestling Coach

Student Name: Andre OrtizD6 Athlete of the Week Andre Ortiz Greeley West High School 2024

School: Greeley West High School

Grade: Senior

Sport(s): Football and Wrestling

Position(s): Football - Offensive Line; Wrestling - Heavyweight

Stats: Record 22-12

Tell us about your greatest athletic achievement to date:

"Greeley West versus Central MVP."


What are your goals for this season? 

"Place at state for wrestling."


How do athletics make you a better student?

"Teaches discipline and dedication, and it carries over ot the classrooms."


What mental tool do you use when you're under pressure?

"Block out distractions." 


What is the best part about competing?

"Winning and competition." 


What are your career or college plans after you graduate high school?

"Planning on working alongside my parents in Cheyenne."


What advice do you have for younger athletes who want to join your sport?

"Might not come easy, but keeping work hard and you'll ge there."


What is your favorite song to listen to prior to competing?

"'Walk It, Talk It'."


What is your go-to Pre-Competition food?

"Gatorade and rice cakes."