Subscribe

 

Thursday, July 16, 2020

Stefanos Karpontinis, Greek-American Athlete on his way to State Championship in N.J. for Wrestling

Hellenic News
Hellenic Newshttps://www.hellenicnews.com
The copyrights for these articles are owned by HNA. They may not be redistributed without the permission of the owner. The opinions expressed by our authors do not necessarily reflect the opinions of HNA and its representatives.

Must read

Obituary: Mary Anagnostou of Wilmington, DE

Mary E. AnagnostouAfter a brief, but swift illness, Mary Anagnostou passed peacefully to sleep on January 19, 2018, at her home in Wilmington, Delaware...

Greek-American Lawyer seeks to uphold the law for businesses affected by COVID-19

National Business Interruption Claims   The Hellenic News of America had the pleasure of interviewing Attorney Peter Palivos, who lives in Las Vegas and is considered...

Now’s not the time to get complacent about COVID-19, says Dr. Halkitis, Rutgers’ Dean of Public Health

By: David Bjorkgren, Senior EditorSpecial to the Hellenic News of America Perry N. Halkitis, Ph.D., M.S., M.P.H., the Dean of Rutgers School of Public Health,...

Young Greek-American Entrepreneur Continues to Expand His Family Dental Business in Chicago

By: Aphrodite Kotrotsios, PublisherSpecial to the Hellenic News of America Peter Alemis is a young entrepreneur who has stepped into the family business and has...

Latest articles

ΣΤΗ ΣΚΙΑ ΤΟΥ ΠΑΝΗΓΥΡΙΚΟΥ

Αισθάνομαι την ανάγκη να απολογηθώ κατά κάποιο τρόπο για τα όσα έγραφα προχθές στο άρθρο «Στα παζάρια» σχετικά με τις προκλητικές και έκνομες δραστηριότητες...

ΠΡΩΤΟΚΟΛΛΙΣΜΟΣ

Η γλώσσα εκφράζει και εξυπηρετεί τη σκέψη και τη νόηση, και ταυτόχρονα την ανάγκη της συνεννόησης και της επικοινωνίας. Όσο η σκέψη μεταβάλλεται τόσο μεταβάλλεται...

AHI Urges President Trump to Act on Hagia Sophia, Turkey’s Violations of Religious Freedom

AHI calls notion of promoting U.S.-Turkey trade “preposterous” WASHINGTON, DC — American Hellenic Institute (AHI) President Nick Larigakis wrote to President Donald J. Trump to convey...

A Review of our Criminal Justice System with Timely Recommendations

By Dr. John Paitakes Professor Emeritus, Criminal Justice - Seton Hall University There are over eight million people under correctional supervision in the United States. ...

U.S. Inaction Against Turkish Aggression Stalls Cyprus Progress

A year ago, on the 45th anniversary of the Turkish invasion of Cyprus, there was a reason to feel optimistic. The United States, at last,...

By Aphrodite Kotrotsios

Special to the Hellenic News of America

 

Stefanos Karpontinis, a senior at Nortre Dame High School in Lawrenceville, NJ, has shaken up the world of athletics. This young rising star is on the varsity teams for both football and wrestling. He currently holds a 26-1 record for wrestling. This year, he also won the Mercer County wrestling title. He has embraced his talents and transformed himself into an unstoppable machine. His next step includes the State Championship this weekend, which is held in Atlantic City, NJ.

 

Thanks for reading Hellenic News of America

What’s running through his head you ask? Relief. He set a goal and is now on his way to achieving victory at state champs. He couldn’t be more excited and ambitious about the upcoming tournament. The Karpontinis clan, comprised of family and friends, will be there with him to cheer him on to victory.

 

Karpontinis is of Greek descent. His family came from Kalamata, Greece, and has settled in Hamilton, NJ. He is also a member of Saint George Greek Orthodox Church in Hamilton, NJ, where he plays G.O.Y.A basketball. He is also a dedicated student and athlete.  For Karpontinis, balancing school, a social life and athletics hasn’t been an easy task, but he has set goals for himself and that’s what helps him stay focused on his aspirations of going on to play professional football. “Hitting the books and training all the time has cost me my social life,” said Karpontinis. “I am very passionate about sports, and of course, doing well in school. Obtaining a solid educational foundation will set me up for life.”

Karpontinis refuses to be just average. He knows the only way he can make a difference in his career is by working hard and setting goals, and this mindset has certainly paid off for him. He has been recruited to play Division I football at St. Francis University in Loretto, PA.

 

“One message that I would give to a fellow athlete is to just keep pushing forward, even though things might look like they are bad and seem as if there is no hope, it gets better in the end. It always does,” concluded Karpontinis.

 

Photo 1:  Stefanos Karpontinis

Photo 2: Stefanos with Teammates

Photo 3: Stefanos with his mother, Margo

 

The copyrights for these articles are owned by the Hellenic News of America. They may not be redistributed without the permission of the owner. The opinions expressed by our authors do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the Hellenic News of America and its representatives.