Pioneer Athlete Spotlight on Steven Marin of Clayton Valley Charter

Pioneer Athlete Spotlight on Steven Marin of Clayton Valley Charter

Name: Steven Marin
School: Clayton Valley Charter High School
Grade: Junior
Sport: Wrestling

CONCORD, CA (Feb. 15, 2023) — The pride of being an Ugly Eagle and representing Clayton Valley Charter is an attribute that junior wrestler Marin upholds in both his wrestling and academic careers. Marin has been working hard at his wrestling endeavors for six years. His dedication earned him a spot on the CVCHS varsity wrestling team during his freshman year. Marin has participated on the Community Youth Center wrestling team for six years.

For the Ugly Eagles he placed at multiple tournaments this year, including fifth place at the Bay Area 59 and Bill Martell tournaments, fourth at the 22nd Mat Classic and second at the Deets Winslow Invitational.

As a young athlete, Marin played baseball and basketball. He notes that those experiences taught him to be a team player at all times. His dedication to wrestling is reflective of his achievements in the classroom, as he maintains an unweighted 3.3 GPA.

Marin looks ahead a year when he hopes to attend college with the intention of majoring in electrics. Marin is very grateful for his wrestling coach at CVCHS, Michael Clemmensen, who continues to push him past his limits. He is also thankful for his club wrestling coaches Stevie Gee and Robbie Smith.

CVCHS student journalist Katherine Pugh wrote this Spotlight.

The Pioneer congratulates Steven and thanks Athlete Spotlight sponsors Dr. Laura Lacey & Dr. Christopher Ruzicka who have been serving the Clayton and Concord area for over three decades at Family Vision Care Optometry.

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Katherine Pugh
Katherine Pugh
Student Writer

Katherine Pugh is a junior at Clayton Valley Charter High School. She enjoys running on the CVCHS cross country team in the fall in addition to the track and field team in the spring. Pugh also swims recreationally for Oakhurst Country Club in the summer. She is a part of the CVCHS Engineering & Design academy and finished her sophomore year with a 4.33 GPA. She’s also excited to be a representative for CVCHS’s ASB leadership group during her junior year. In addition, Pugh works as a hostess at Ed’s Mudville Grill in Clayton. She is very excited to be writing the Student Athlete Spotlight for the Concord Clayton Pioneer.