Coleman LeCoq, a senior wrestling and football standout for the Sapulpa Chieftains, said while he was in love with winning games, what mattered more to him was being an example to future players.
“I love being the guy the younger kids tend to look up to,” LeCoq said. “I am constantly reassuring them if they just give it their all, they will do well. When the scout team and young kids don’t try at practice, they can get people hurt. I preach going hard, it makes everyone safer and more prepared for the next game.
“A lot of the time I’m telling them to just breathe, they got this,” he continued. “And I try to say encouraging things that help a lot.”
LeCoq said he fell in love with his sports of choice in the fourth grade.
“I’ve loved both from the start,” he said. “What I love most about both is the feeling of winning and setting goals. It’s the best feeling in the world.”
In his free time, LeCoq said he loves working out and fishing all the time. After high school, he said he wants to go to college and major in sports medicine.
“After a hiccup week one, I feel like we’re doing pretty well but we have work to do,” he said. “I’m also expecting big things this year if we can stay healthy and focused.”