Braves News · Athlete of the Week: Nick Ward


Congratulations to Nick Ward for being named Athlete of the Week. The Sports and Entertainment Marketing classes at Socastee High School in partnership with the athletic department sponsor this weekly award.

Nick is a freshman on the Socastee wrestling team and has been competing for ten years. “My favorite part about wrestling for Socastee is traveling with the team,” Nick said. When preparing for a match, Nick reminds himself to never give up and to push even harder. Instead of setting long term goals, Nick likes to focus on the present. “My individual goal and goal for the team is just to do better everyday,” Nick explained. “It feels good to be named Athlete of the Week because it feels like all of my hard work is paying off,” Nick added.

Coach Gibbins had the following to say about his standout wrestler: “Nick is one of the hardest working kids on the team and that is saying a lot considering the other kids on the team. As a freshman, he has exceeded my expectations, and I am looking forward to seeing how his individual season finishes up.”