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Athlete of the Week: Casey Lewis

Can reach 100 wins tonight against Montville in state sectional semi-finals.

Casey Lewis is The Smoke Signal's Athlete of the Week for this week.

Casey Lewis is The Smoke Signal's Athlete of the Week for this week.

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Casey Lewis is The Smoke Signal's Athlete of the Week for this week.

Spencer Goldstein, Sports Writer

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Name: Casey Lewis

Sport: Wrestling

Weight Class: 182-195 lbs

Grade: Senior

The Lowdown: Lewis, a four year Varsity wrestler, has played an integral role for the Indians, who are seeking their first ever sectional title. He has wrestled in multiple weight classes this year, and looks to finish up his career strong.

Individual Expectations: To get a second district title for the postseason and take a top four spot in the region or make it to Atlantic City for states

Team Expectations: Lewis expects PV to beat Montville and advance to the state sectional final. With a win, PV would becomes the first PV team to win the state sectional tournament. 

What He Likes Most About His Sport: individual aspect of being on the mat be yourself

Best Sport Memory: When PV wrestled against Westwood at home this year with a big crowd on hand.

Proudest Moment on the Mat: Winning his first district title last year. Lewis was the #1 seed he took home the win. 

Best Thing About PV: “The atmosphere, community and the teachers who are willing to put in the effort to teach students.”

How Hard is it to Barely Eat in Order to Make Weight: Lewis said that it is not too hard because he goes upweight instead of trying to lose weight.

What Do You Normally Eat to Make Sure You Make Weight: High protein/high carb meals and usually no extra meals

Favorite Actor/Actress: Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt

Favorite Movie: The Dark Knight and Fight Club

Favorite Music Artists: Queen

Favorite Song: Too Hard

Favorite Teacher: Mr. Sherman (PV Video Teacher), Mr. Grier (PV Science Teacher)

Favorite Subject: Video Production

Favorite Book: Harry Potter Series

Favorite Food: Steak

Favorite TV Show: Breaking Bad

Favorite Pro Athlete: Antonio Gates, Los Angeles Chargers tight end because he used to play that position.

Favorite Animal: Dog or Penguin

Four People Living Or Dead He Would Invite To A Dinner Party: Eminem, Emma Watson, Freddie Mercury, Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Favorite Ice Cream Flavor: Mint Chocolate Chip

One Superpower: Superspeed

What He Does In His Free Time: Running and watching movies

One Thing People May Not Know: Lewis really enjoys the theatre and musical production that PV students put on

Any Role Models: Jiu Jitsu coach from when he was younger

Dream Vacation Spot: Anywhere warm

How Does it Feel As You Approach Your 100th Career Win: Lewis said he was honored to be reaching 100 wins. He said it feels amazing because it’s been a goal of his since freshman year. He is at 99 wins currently, and can reach 100 with a win tonight against Sparta. 

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  1. Louise Buzzelli on February 12th, 2018 3:38 am

    Casey, congratulations on such a huge goal in your life! You are a role model and inspiration to all who know you! You are an outstanding athlete, yet you still take the time to mentor those younger than you in such a positive approachable way!
    Wishing you much success aleays 😊!
    Wherever life takes you after your senior year,
    Always Dream Big!


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