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The Drink Up Jewish Link Sportstar of the Week: Shlomo Wenger

The Jewish Link and Drink Up would like to recognize Shlomo Wenger as this week’s Sportstar of the Week. Shlomo is an eighth grader at the Rosenbaum Yeshiva of North Jersey and the starting center for the RYNJ eighth grade Jaguars basketball team. Last week the Jaguars picked up a huge win over the previously undefeated SAR Sting in the last game of the regular season. Shlomo’s team-high 25 points and double digit rebounds led the way and the Jaguars are now poised to make a run in the playoffs. When asked about Shlomo, Jaguars coach Eli Wolk told The Jewish Link, “No one rebounds like Shlomo; He is a beast on the boards. He is the ultimate team player, always doing whatever the team needs of him.” RYNJ middle school boys Principal Rabbi Avi Burnstein told The Jewish Link, “To properly paint a picture of Shlomo is more difficult than guarding him in the paint. The only thing better than Shlomo on the boards is how incredible he is off the court at helping his friends rebound from disappointment and how he’s the absolute MVP when it comes to assisting others.”

Shlomo, congrats on the big win and for being recognized as this week’s Sportstar of the Week! Who is your role model and why?

Amare Stoudemire because he learns Torah and is great at basketball.

What is your favorite sport?

I really enjoy all sports but I think football is my favorite because it is fun to watch and play.

What is your pregame routine?

Before every game I like to shoot around and listen to “Lose Yourself” by Eminem.

What is your greatest sports accomplishment?

Bating over.800 in BBO last year.

Who is your favorite athlete and why?

Jacob Degrom because he is the best pitcher in baseball and he is on my favorite team.

What is your favorite sports memory?

Scoring 25 points against SAR’s undefeated team and winning. And then later that night scoring two goals in TABC Jr Hockey.

What is your earliest sports memory?

Winning a PAL soccer championship.

What is the weirdest thing that’s happened to you while playing ball?

Once when playing flag football, I ran so quickly when blitzing that I actually stole the ball when the quarterback tried handing it off and ran it in for a touchdown.

What is your favorite thing to do when you are not playing sports?

Hanging out with friends and watching TV.

What is the best thing about being a Sportstar?

Bragging rights in my family.

Please send nominees for an upcoming Drink Up Jewish Link Sportstar of the Week to [email protected].

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