Freshman Wrestler Alexis Segura Excels in First Season

Mason Harris ’24

Freshman varsity wrestler Alexis Segura is coming off a spectacular 2020-2021 season. She plowed through her competition, placing second in the state championship. In her first year, she accomplished the unthinkable, and the bar is set even higher for the rest of her high school career. Her hard work is certainly paying off, but it’s safe to say it has been a long journey.  

“What drew me to this amazing sport is that my brother also competed in wrestling when he was younger, and I wanted to try it out. I have been wrestling for nine years now. I began wrestling when I was six years old,” Segura said.  

She’s already had a long tenure as a wrestler, and her love for the sport only continues to grow. The amount of preparation that goes into each match requires dedication and sacrifice, and Segura’s work ethic is top notch. 

“The most challenging part of the season was the week before regionals and the following week before state,” she saidDuring those two weeks, I found it most difficult because I was constantly training and preparing myself to do my absolute best during competition.” 

Though Segura is a proven winner, she believes wrestling has a certain significance in her life that makes it irreplaceableShe believes the impact of wrestling goes well beyond the mat 

“The most rewarding part of the sport is the life lessons it teaches and the fact that it builds really good character. Growing up with wrestling all around me has enabled me to make lots of friends, and it has given me tons of opportunities. Wrestling has made me a more patient, tough, open-minded, and rational person,” she says 

Though she has already accomplished some of her goals, Segura is by no means done. She’s more determined than ever.  

My goal is to win state, and hopefully become a three-time state champion in the future,” Segura said (A feat that would follow in the footsteps of her three-time state champion brother, Antonio Segura ‘21.) “And I hope to grow the girls wrestling team here at Regis Jesuit. This season, I saw so much potential and talent in the girls that came and tried it out.”