This week our 1590 WAKR Male Student Athlete of the Week is Cameron Fitzsimmons, a senior wrestler from Barberton High School.
Cameron says he got into wrestling at a young age and grew to love the competition on the mat.
“I have been wrestling since I was 5 years old and the sport has taught me so much. Its taught me discipline, determination, leadership and it has made me a better person overall and I thank my teammates and coaches for that."
He says that the grind of working with his coaches and teammates is something he enjoys.
“Barberton wrestling is one of a kind, every athlete is dedicated and willing to learn everyday, “ he said.
“We have the best coaches in the area that do everything in their power to make sure we meet our goals as a team."
As of this writing, Fitzsimmons has a 24-8 record in the 2018-19 season and 8 losses. He’s also the recipient of the Dave Cline Award as well.
He is also a member of the National Technical Honors Society and College Credit Plus.
Upon graduation in the spring, Cameron plans on studying Business Management in college.
Our next female student athlete of the week is Madison Goodrich, a junior bowler from Barberton High School.
She says she got into bowling in the second grade and stuck with it ever since then.
“It was just a second-grade league just to get out of the house, and I stuck with it."
She says she leads by example and vocally and as a left handed bowler, she has a unique perspective.
“It's a little bit of both, I can show the other left handed bowlers what to do and actually show them some things, plus I can talk to them as well," she said.
In addition to being a bowler she’s also a member of the color guard and Teens Against Cancer over at Barberton
Her coach Ed Sitko said that her leadership carries both in competition and in life.
“As a bowler, Madison is a talented young lady, she was given the gift of being left handed. This year she has positioned herself as a team captain with her bowling ability and team attitude, “ he explained.
“As a person, she truly cares about her friends and teammates. I am thankful to have her on the team, and glad she has one more year left. “
Theres also a unique family aspect as well.
“It has to be hard for her to have me as her coach and step-dad, she has the normal pressures of the sport and a little more.”
We wish Cameron and Madison the best in all of their future endeavors.