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The Drink Up Jewish Link Sportstar of the Week: Ryan Buchsbayew

The Jewish Link and Drink Up would like to recognize Yavneh Academy eighth grader Ryan Buchsbayew as this week’s Sportstar of the Week. Ryan is a multisport star but is best known as Teaneck Baseball Organization’s strike-out king. “He’s the kind of player every coach wants on the team.” That’s how TBO 14U Travel coach David Greenberg described Ryan Buchsbayew. “It’s rare to find the combination of traits you find in Ryan,” Greenberg said. “He’s passionate, but level-headed and cool out on the field. He’s confident, but humble. He’s an all-in player who wants the ball, no matter where you put him. He’s analytical, always thinking about what’s happening out there what comes next, even when he’s in the dugout. He’s supremely coachable. He’s that kid who hears what you’re telling him at practice, goes home, works on it in his free time and then comes out and does it right in the next game. And it doesn’t hurt that he’s really, really good.”

Ryan, yasher koach on being recognized as Sportstar of the Week. Who are your role models and why?

My parents are my role models because they provide me with everything I need and encourage me to always do my best and are just great parents.

What is your favorite sport?

Baseball is my favorite because I love how the game is played. I love the team effort that is needed to succeed. And I just love how it feels to play.

What is your greatest sports accomplishment?

My greatest sports accomplishment was hitting a walk off home run (over the fence) during a Teaneck travel game in fifth grade.

Who is your favorite athlete?.

My favorite athlete is Jacob Degrom. I used to have long hair and when I pitched everyone said I looked like Degrom. From that time I always wanted to be like him and love watching him play.

What is your pregame routine?

I love calling out the pre-game stretch and just motivating my teammates.

What is your earliest sports memory?

My earliest memory was in kindergarten playing TBO and barely hitting the ball, but still scoring a homerun and getting a high five from my coach and teammates as if I won the world series.

What is your weirdest sports memory?

My weirdest memory was when a skunk came onto the field in the middle of a game.

What is your favorite sports memory?

My dad is often my coach so there are a lot of favorite memories, but my #1 is winning the TBO championship in sixth grade.

What is the best thing about being a Sportstar?

Being thankful for being recognized as a dedicated athlete.

The Drink Up Jewish Link Sportstar of the Week will receive a 5% discount on their next order @Drink Up, order with https://forms.gle/k8cjADWpMne9bPed7 or message Steve Gutlove 201 578 7425. Please send nominees for an upcoming Drink Up Jewish Link Sportstar of the Week to [email protected].

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