About: Benjamin Wright

Benjamin Wright was born on June 21, 1989 in Evanston, Illinois. At the age of two, his parents chose to move from Chicago to Harvard, Illinois. His parent’s thought was that Ben would have a lot more opportunities to grow and become an individual in a small rural town than Chicago. During his childhood, Wright participated in many sports from soccer, baseball, basketball, football, and track. Wright was also in Karate for 5 years and became a black belt at the age of 15. Once in high school, Wright made a decision to take on running as a hobby. He joined cross country and track, running the 1600 meter and 3200 meter. At 17, Wright with the help of friends and family built a 12 foot bridge in over a creek in Harvard. This project was the last thing he needed to receive his Eagle Scout award, the highest rank in the Boy Scouts of America. A year later, Wright went through many changes from starting college at Marquette University, moving to a big city, living on his own, and starting new hobbies. At the beginning of college, Wright had the typical runner’s body slim and built for speed weighing about 140 pounds at the height of 6’2.5’’. Wright knew with his new school schedule and friends it would be hard to run 6-10 miles a day like in high school. So, he switched his hobbies from running to lifting weights. Wright trained hard with his friend Eric Deibele. Willing to try any fitness regiment, Deibele challenged Wright to keep up with the increases in difficulty. At the end sophomore year, Wright and Deibele had maxed out their bench press at 265 pounds and increased their weight and repetitions for many other lifts. Junior year, Wright could be seen cheerleading for the Marquette Men’s and Women’s Basketball teams as a base in mounts or stunting. Presently in his Senior year, Wright is studying Journalism and health studies and is currently working on the Repairers of the Breach’s newsletter.

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