Subway Scholar Athlete of the Week - Victor Raigoza

Mar 5, 2014 7:28 PM

Orland High School senior Victor Raigoza doesn't ever slow down.

From football, to wrestling, to track and field, he's done it all during high school, and this young man with a high motor has no intentions of slowing up in the last few months of his senior year.

"I try to make every day worth it and just work hard," said Raigoza.

A simple outlook, but something that's easier said then done, yet Orland senior Victor Raigoza manages to work hard no matter what sport he's playing.

"I like to get better every day, no matter what it's at, whether it's wrestling, football, or lifting weights," said Raigoza.

Out of all the sports he's played, wrestling is at the top of the list and it shows.

This past weekend, Raigoza captured the Masters tournament championship in the 220 pound division.

Now he's turning his attention to the State Championships this weekend in Bakersfield.

"I'm going in there as one of the higher seeds, you know I have a chance at the finals and I'm looking to make it happen, it's really exciting. It makes all the hard work and hard practices worth it," said Raigoza.

Raigoza's effort when it comes to the classroom is just as intense, as he carries a 3.2 GPA and he recently scored an 1860 on his SAT's.

"I'm a student first, so I just do whatever it takes to get high grades in my classes. I just take it like a sport and work really hard," said Raigoza.

Whether it's studying or playing sports, Raigoza sets a standard for others to follow- work hard and you will have success..

Next year, the 17-year-old, who wants to wrestle for Cal Poly San Luis Obispo or the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in New York, says he has no plans of slowing down.

"I don't want to just go to college and study, I want to win there too, besides getting a degree," said Raigoza.


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