Jan 8, 2013 8:36 PM by Jordan Mason
Austin Smart of Pueblo South High School is this week's Loaf ‘N Jug Aquafina Athlete of the Week.
The 18-year old senior is on the South wrestling team. He has had to overcome a bunch of injuries, including a concussion last year that caused him to miss his entire junior season. And about two weeks ago, he got his tonsils taken out and is down about 20 pounds from his target weight of 160 pounds.
Austin says with some hard work and plenty of burgers and fries, to get that weight up, things are definitely looking up for 2013.
"I really think it's looking up for me," said Austin. "Hopefully I do my best in wrestling this year. Make it to state, place and hopefully, take it."
Austin is also well accomplished in the classroom, with a 3.85 GPA, and he already has a sophomore standing at CSU-Pueblo from taking a bunch of college classes. His goal is to become a radiologist or anesthesiologist.