Athletes work hard in order to be at their best whenever they step onto the field or court. While the hard work and extra practice time is important, Jonas Reeves says that there are other things that make you a better athlete.
“For me to get to where I am today, it has taken many years of just listening to what your coach has to say and doing what you’re told to do,” Reeves said. “Winning is when you see your hard work pay off. Losing is tough but it is what keeps me motivated to work hard and keep getting better.”
Reeves is a junior at Commerce High School. He is a multisport athlete for the Tigers, playing football, basketball, and baseball. Outside of athletics, he is a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and Students Against Drunk Driving.
Throughout his life, Jonas has had a number of people that have made an impact on his life and helped him become the person and the athlete that he is today.
“The biggest influence on my life is my dad,” Reeves stated. “He was an athlete, so I always tried to live up to him and what he did. Also, all of my teachers have impacted my life in positive ways.”
As a student-athlete at Commerce, Jonas knows that he is playing for more than just himself and his teammates when he competes. He is also representing his school and community and that is something he is proud to do.
“It means a lot to me to be able to represent Commerce,” he said. “I want to fulfill the job given to me to represent this school and I wouldn’t want to disappoint my school or community.”
Jonas enjoys competing alongside all of his teammates. But he has a couple of guys that he works against at practice and they help him develop into a better player.
“I enjoy working against Cale and Jacob the most,” he said. “Mainly because they are my friends and can usually give me good competition and help me get better.”