Spotlight – Male athlete of the month

John “JJ” Kus

What sports do you play? 

I play football, wrestling, and track.

What is your favorite part about athletics?

My favorite part about athletics is the feeling of accomplishment and support.

At what age did you start playing sports?

I first started playing football at the age of 6 years old.

What drives you as an athlete?

What drives me as an athlete is playing sports; it’s a way to enjoy myself and get me a good college opportunity. 

Do you plan on playing sports in college?

If the opportunity presents itself, I would absolutely play college sports.

How does it feel to be in the moment of the game with the lights shining on you and the crowd cheering?

The feeling of the crowd cheering and shining on me is very stressful and nerve-racking sometimes but the pressure leads to me thriving. 

Going into your senior year, do you plan on improving more as a player and becoming a key role in your team? Or do you plan on trying to focus on just playing the game and having a fun time?

Going into my senior year, I plan on improving as a player and helping myself to become a key player on my team.