Lesko to wrestle with brother at Alma College
Two brothers from Tecumseh will be reunited come fall when Anthony Lesko joins his sibling Collin at Alma College where both will wrestle for the Scots.
Collin has only been with the Scots for two seasons and has made quite an impact as a career win leader on the team.
“It’s going to be great having him [Anthony] on the team and in an apartment with me,” said Collin. “It’ll be a good learning experience to be able to break him in real fast.”
Anthony will major in computer science at Alma with a minor in New Media Studies. He is interested in video game design.
“It’s definitely something I’ve always wanted to do since first playing N64,” he said.
Anthony said having his sister, Mary Kate, attend and golf at Alma and having his brother there now did play a part in his decision to attend the college but added he was also very impressed with the facilities available to him there.
“When I went up there I really liked the campus, the coaches, and I actually met a couple teachers. They were really, really nice,” said Anthony.
He’s especially excited to join Alma’s wrestling program after it recorded a huge win over Olivet last year. In high school, Anthony wrestled at 145-pounds but said he will bump up to 149-pounds to wrestle for the Scots.
As a wrestler for the Indians, he was on the varsity squad all four years. Anthony was regarded a true leader by head varsity coach Tony Greathouse.
“Most importantly, he was the hardest working kid on the team the last three years,” said Greathouse of Anthony. “When you get to the next level and wrestle in college, part of it is having the athletic ability but even more important is having that work ethic and drive because it’s a lifestyle... With Anthony you don’t have to worry about it. He’s been training and pushing himself for the last three or four years already at that level.”
Anthony was also a member of the Indians’ cross-country team for three seasons, the last two seasons on varsity. He was awarded eight varsity letters (3 cross-country, 4 wrestling, 1 track).
Following in his sister’s footsteps, Anthony received the Tilton Award this year. Mary Kate received the same award in 2003. The award is presented to the senior male and female athletes who have contributed most to the success of the entire athletic program as voted on by all of the varsity coaches. The recipients have demonstrated dedication to the THS athletic program through their participation, hard work, spirit and hustle.
Anthony, a two time state qualifier in wrestling, was also a scholar athlete with a grade point average of 4.06.