Athlete Profile: Marc Frezin

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Nafiah Choudhury

Marc Frezin, junior, balances weightlifting with band and schoolwork.

Nafiah Choudhury, Staff Writer

From band to weightlifting, junior Marc Frezin does it all. Being involved in two very time-consuming and demanding extra-curriculars has its setbacks, but Frezin has the dedication. He has been weightlifting for two years and does not plan to stop anytime soon. 

“I’m in weightlifting because I enjoy exercising and it is a way for me to relax and de-stress,” said Frezin. “It has positively affected my health by allowing me to stay active in the part of the year that I’d normally stay sedentary.”  

Juggling two afterschool activities makes for a very busy schedule. Frezin has weightlifting practice every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday and band most Tuesdays and Thursdays. However, his hard work has begun to pay off. 

“Currently, I am able to bench 170 pounds and for clean and jerk, my maximum is 135 pounds,” says Frezin, “As of now, my goal is to be able to bench 225 pounds and clean and jerk 175 pounds.” 

Bart Kwan, Marine veteran and competitive powerlifter, is Frezin’s favorite weightlifter. “I look up to him because he is able to pursue all of his goals while balancing his work, family, and other hobbies. Considering how he started off from the streets with nothing, he is an inspiration to kids like me who wish to be able to do whatever they set their minds to.” 

Even though weightlifting is part of his daily life, Frezin views weightlifting as more of a lifestyle and hobby rather than a profession to pursue because his interests lie elsewhere.

“I see myself becoming immersed in the world of business and music production someday in the near future.” 

Outside of school, Frezin enjoys watching stand-up comedy, making music, and spending time with his friends and family.

For the Chiefs looking to join weightlifting next year, Frezin says, “Definitely try it out, there’s no reason to be intimidated because it’s a sport that is suited for absolutely everyone no matter the skill level. Anyone can enjoy it.”

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