Alec Bobchin ’19 was influenced by his father’s interest in wrestling and started participating in the sport when he was five years old; he began competing at a high level when he was nine years old.
Last year, Bobchin had one of the best freshman wrestling seasons in the history of the school, with 30 wins and five losses. He attributes his success to his work ethic, which he takes great pride in.
“All the work I’ve done in practice and outside of practice has really paid off,” Bobchin said.
A dedicated wrestler, Bobchin is passionate about improving and trains with both Contender Elite and Southeast Pennsylvania Wrestling, two national wrestling clubs.
“Contender Elite and SEPA … brought me in and made me a part of a family,” Bobchin said. “They bring me to national tournaments so I can [have] the competition I need to get better.”
Staying true to his passion, Bobchin is dedicated to the sport both in and out of school, training five days a week, two practices a day; once, when he finishes the high school practice, and second, when he practices with other college coaches from the area.
Bobchin considers his proudest moments to be when he won the Mercer County Tournament and when he was a district runner-up. Looking ahead, Bobchin has one goal in mind: to become state champion.
“I plan to work as hard as I can to be the best I can be.”
With three more seasons left in his PHS career, he looks forward to continuing his success. Consistently on the grind, Bobchin has his sights set on constantly improving.