With senior athletes seeing the final months of their high school careers affected both on and off the fields and away from the gyms, The Ruden Report is running a series, Senior Moments, to put the spotlight on some of the best of the Class of 2020.
Next up is Justin Wietfeldt, who played hockey and lacrosse at New Canaan and will continue with the latter at Michigan.
TRR: What has been the most difficult part of the last month?
JW: The most difficult part is we are quarantined at my house 24/7 and right now I should be playing lacrosse and our season should be going on. We should be playing games and having practices and going outside and I think that’s been the hardest part. Knowing we could be doing that right now but we ultimately can’t because of what’s going on.
TRR: Has it been difficult to maintain your conditioning?
JW: I don’t think it has been that difficult. In the beginning it was hard to adjust because we are doing everything at home instead of going to other places and practicing on the field. The fields are closed now and we can’t leave our houses so the adjustment at first was a little difficult but once I got that down I think I’ve been doing pretty good with practicing lacrosse in the backyard and lifting weights.
TRR: Lets be optimistic and assume you will have a partial season. What kind of team will New Canaan have?
JW: I think our team is going to be fantastic. We have such a great team chemistry. All the guys are close with one another. We’re really energetic, we play fast-paced and I think overall we will have a great team. We have a lot of returning players from last year. We lost some key players like Quintin O’Connell but we return a lot of the offensive firepower that we had last year.
TRR: What kind of things have you been doing besides school to keep yourself entertained?
JW: The one thing I have been doing that I don’t usually do is I have been playing a lot of basketball with my brother, which is a good way to get outside and do something new that I haven’t really been doing. It’s a way to distract myself from school and everything that is going on.
TRR: Any television shows you recommend?
JW: Once of my favorite series is Narcos on Netflix.
TRR: Is online school harder or easier than traditional school?
JW: I think it’s a lot easier because they can’t really test us. It’s just classwork. In school I used to hate studying for tests, staying up late and doing all my homework. Part of online school is you don’t get that and I kind of miss doing that. It’s a little weird for me. Online school is just so different.
TRR: How many times in the last month have you worn something other than sweats or loungewear?
JW: I don’t think I’ve worn anything nice since school.