Putnam County’s Luna Gonzales

Putnam County’s Luna Gonzales

News Tribune, Illinois, January 6, 2020
Athlete of the week

Junior (foreign exchange student from Spain)


What is your favorite movie?
Pretty much anything romantic, but I don’t really have a favorite one.

Do you prefer to watch movies or TV is Spanish or English?
I’m OK either way. Probably Spanish. I don’t want to have to think that much.

What eating contest could you probably win?
Fish or bananas. I love salmon and all fruits..

What do you like most about the United States?
I really like the educational system and the way high schools work compared to Spain. I also enjoy all the people I’ve met. They’ve welcomed me and have all been very nice.

Last week’s accomplishments:
Gonzalez, who had never wrestled before coming to the United States, won her second all-girls wrestling tournament of the season at Ottawa, running her record at 152 pounds against fellow females to 8-0 this season. She had previously won such an event at Princeton.

Gonzalez on her performance:
It’s all been very cool. I had six years of judo back in Spain and was told this is the closest thing to it when I looked for a sport. I’m still learning and I learn more in every meet I see and from those I wrestle. I still prefer judo, but wrestling is pretty fun.

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