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July 9, 2010 > Bill Mancebo's Player Spotlight

Bill Mancebo's Player Spotlight

This week the player spotlight travels to Union City and finds wrestler Ryan Noriega.

With mixed martial arts style wrestling as his sport of choice, Noriega practices when he can and does that at Dragon's Den Kajukenbo Club in Union City. This young man of 8 is no stranger to sports as he's participated in basketball for the Christian Youth Organization, St. Anne's Mavericks team and covered the forward position as a soccer player for the Union City Youth Soccer League.

Having a dad that's a basketball coach makes staying in shape something to look forward to for Ryan; they workout together whenever they can at the Union City Sports Center. He also likes to jog in the evening with the entire family.

Noriega will be moving up to the third grade at Eastin Elementary School where he enjoys PE as a favorite subject. Next favorite is his Curves team which will take him to be a Color Guard someday soon at Logan High School. Ryan says he really likes reading as he enjoys high scores on his Northwest Evaluation Association tests that pave the way for him to meet his goal of becoming a Civil Engineer, just like his dad.

When he's not competing at sports or targeting high academic scores; Ryan likes to play Super Smash Brothers Brawl on his Wii or watch a little Johnny Test on TV. If there's some daylight left you can bet that he'll be riding his Sole Skate or Ripstik skateboards.

What's for dinner? If Ryan has his pick it will be his mom's spaghetti with Nutella crepes for dessert.

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