Congratulations to Josh Bushong, Actualize Sports Athlete of the Quarter!

Josh is a Senior scholar-athlete at Wenatchee High School. Lacrosse is his primary sport, playing Defender for both Wenatchee High School and the Seattle Starz Elite Lacrosse Team. Josh also brings his athleticism, tenacity and physicality to the Wenatchee High School Football arena.

 Josh first started working with Actualize Sports in November of 2017 as part of the yearly Off-Season Strength & Conditioning program Actualize administers for the Wenatchee Valley Lacrosse Club. During his nearly three years at Actualize, Josh has conducted team training and participated in an elite male high school and college group to maintain his edge year-round.
 
The result has been amazing progress across the board—transformation of body, strength, performance, speed, agility and conditioning, while also reducing his likelihood of injury. Josh has also matured into a confident and passionate leader who leads both by example and word. His teammates and training partners would surely attest that nobody is more determined nor works harder than Josh, and his example is infectious and calls others up to a higher place.
 
Check out some of Josh’s progress at Actualize (11/17-10/2020):
 
  • Weight: 156.2lb to 185lb
  • Skeletal Muscle Mass: 80.2lb to 95.2lb
  • Body Fat %: 9.6% to 10.7%
  • Bench Press – 1 Rep Max: 155lb to 240lb
  • Bench Press – Max Reps at 185 lb: 0 reps to 11 reps
  • Squat – 1 Rep Max: 250lb to 320lb
  • Front Squat – 1 Rep Max: 235lb to 285lb
  • Deadlift – 1 Rep Max: 275lb to 430lb
  • Sumo Deadlift – 1 Rep Max: 275lb to 460lb
  • Pull Up – Max Reps: 12 reps to 18 reps
  • Vertical Jump: 26in to 33.2in
  • Broad Jump: 98in to 110.5in
  • Pro Shuttle (5-10-5): 4.78s to 4.34s

Click here to visit Josh’s Actualize Sport’s Featured Athlete Page and view all of his progress.

Additional scholar athlete awards, recognition & service:

  • Consistently on Honor Roll
  • 2019 & 2020 Seattle Starz Elite Lacrosse Team
  • 2018 & 2019 Wenatchee Lacrosse Team Captain
  • 2019 Recipient of Wenatchee Lacrosse “Jersey 3.” Voted and passed on by the previous outgoing Senior, the award is a recognition of leadership, passion for the game and a positive influence on fellow teammates.
  • 2017 & 2019 Wenatchee High School Football Most Valuable Teammate
 Well done bud!
 
Josh’s parents (Jason and Jen) shared:
 
“We are so proud of Josh’s commitment to pursue his future as a student-athlete at the college level. We look forward to seeing his accomplishments on the lacrosse field and in the classroom. His focus during these trying times of a pandemic will reward him with great success in his future endeavors. We also want to thank Actualize Sports for providing professional caliber coaching in a safe environment for Josh to expand his physical and mental dedication to becoming a better athlete and human being.”
 
Josh plans on playing collegiate Lacrosse and is enjoying the recruiting process of visiting schools and exploring where his scholastic and vocational interests lie. He is particularly interested in studying aerospace or mechanical engineering. Wherever he ends up, he will quickly become a leader and asset to the Lacrosse team and school, and an encouraging presence to those who are fortunate to encounter his influence.
 
Josh, I can’t imagine you doing anything half-ass and in the pursuit of excellence. I can’t wait to see you put your hard work into action on the athletic fields this year and in life in the years to come. Proud of you! Coach Blaine
 

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