Athlete of the Month was earned by Char Willekes! Char trained with us back in the day and he returned 8-months ago on a focused mission. His mission was to walk on at MSU, with his brother Kenny. We made him really EARN it and he answered the call.
Since then he’s been training 4-5x every week and it’s no secret he’s one of the hardest workers in the room. Char has been crushing it this summer, and we are very proud of all the work in and out of the gym he has done to put himself in the position to earn a spot as an MSU football walk-on!
We are really excited to see him take that work ethic, tenacity, and grit to the Spartans defense!
Char continued to gain weight, get faster, and improved his overall movement quality. All 3 of those are important, especially to become a more durable athlete in a physical sport.
In the last 6-months he added 4.5-inches to his vertical, +4 to his broad jump, and is stronger and faster than ever at his highest bodyweight!
Char isn’t the first Willekes to earn AOTM. His older brother, Kenny, first earned it 6 years ago. The Willekes’ gene for hard work continues!
We’ll miss you in the gym Char, we guess some of your fellow #PSTSDisciples in the stable will have to fill the void!