Bijan Torres '21

What is your favorite athletic memory as a Tatnall Hornet?
My favorite athletic memory at Tatnall was 8th grade wrestling. I loved the wrestling program and the experiences that year especially.

What is the most important lesson playing sports at Tatnall taught you?
Playing sports at Tatnall taught me to better manage my time. With various events and practices almost every day, it is important to manage your time the best you can to succeed in academics.

What was the biggest difficulty you faced in your athletic career, and how did you overcome it?
I believe that the biggest difficulty I faced was the COVID-19 pandemic. For parts of Junior and Senior year I was not able to get the chance to fully participate in sports, yet I tried to train privately and keep up with athletics overall.

If you could say one thing to younger Hornet athletes, what would it be?
Try many things. I believe it is important to find the sport for you. Search early on so that you can commit to that one sport that makes you feel your best.

Who is a teammate or coach you would like to spotlight, and how did they help you as a Tatnall athlete? 
I would like to spotlight Coach Pops, also known as Coach Ashton. He was a big inspiration to me as a wrestler and taught me various techniques that stayed with me through High School. He was very supportive when I started the sport and I do not believe I could have continued without him.


The Tatnall School

The Tatnall School is an independent, coeducational, college preparatory day school for students in PK3 through Grade 12 located in Wilmington, Delaware.