Football and Wrestling Star: Jake ‘The Snake’ Wright

Mia Potamianos, Jamie Boeheim, Scottie/B.T. O’Bryan

Assistant RamFeed Producers, Editor of Promotion

 Courtesy of Roger Hagan
Courtesy of Roger Hagan

Senior wrestling and football captain Jake Wright was nicknamed “The Snake” by his teammates back in middle school. “We call Jake ‘The Snake’ because he’s a predator on the field,” says fellow football captain, senior Ben Fleet; “he hunts down the opposing players and strikes to kill, just like a snake.”

Wright is a star football player who had a very successful senior season in which he was named to the All-CNY first team and fourth team all-state. Also, in this past season, Wright broke the J-DHS school record for the number of tackles in a single game when he recorded 30 tackles in a win against East Syracuse-Minoa this season.

Wright has never been benched for an injury, despite starting on the Varsity Football team since freshman year. “He hasn’t missed a single down of play, which shows how tough (Jake) is,” says Varsity Football Head Coach Eric Ormond. Coach Ormond calls Wright a “physical leader” with “rare athletic abilities.” “He’s the guy on the team that everybody knows can go out there and make plays when you need them,” says coach Ormond.

Wright had a strong finish to a dominate wrestling career at J-DHS, with an overall record of 23-6. “Jake is a savage,” says junior football and wrestling teammate, and life-long friend Adam Honis, “he is one of the best wrestlers in the state and a great guy overall.” The Christian Brothers Academy/J-D/(add schools) Wrestling team came in second to Fulton in sectionals. Individually, Wright also finished second in sectionals. Despite not accomplishing his goal of placing into states, he is happy in what he says was a “good season overall.” “Looking back at it, there was a lot of great memories over the years,” says Wright, “I am going to miss all my teammates, coaches, and friends.”

Wright’s future plans are to attend Syracuse University where he intends to walk-on to the football team.

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