Getting to know… Jake Brook

Senior Wrestler

Purvit Patel

Senior Wrestler

Name: Jake Brook
Year: Senior
Major: Accounting
Hometown: Layton, NJ
High School: Kittatinny Regional
Weight Class: 184 lbs.

Q: What was the driving force for your decision to come to Wilkes?

A: The wrestling program at Wilkes was a major reason for me coming here. I knew that they were very good and I had two high school teammates, Sean Lombardi and Eric Bach, that also got me very interested in the school.

Q: Post-graduation plans in terms of a Career?

A: After graduation, I plan on getting my CPA license. My dream job would be to work for the FBI doing forensic accounting but I also have a lot of interest in taxes so I could definitely see myself in an accounting firm.

Q: What are your hopes for your season as a Colonel?

A: I plan on finishing out the year strong by helping win the East Region tournament as a team and qualifying for NCAA Division 3 National Tournament.

Q: When/Why did you first begin wrestling?

A: I began wrestling when I was 4 years old. My mother said that I was a bad child growing up so my parents signed me up in hope that I would learn some discipline.

Q: If you had to choose one thing about Wilkes’ Wrestling Program that you could improve, what would it be?

A: If I could improve some things in the Wilkes Athletic Program, I would upgrade the weight room and gear that we get.

Q: Do you have other sports/interest/hobbies off of the field?

A: Other than wrestling, I play football here at Wilkes. I also spend a lot of time fishing back home and hanging out with my friends.

Q: Who would you say is the most influential person in your life?

A: I would have to say that both of my parents are the most influential people in my life. They have always pushed me to be the best that I can be in sports, academics, and as a man. They are always there for my brother, sisters and I no matter what it is. I can only hope to grow up and be the same way with my kids.

Q: A quote you live your life by?

A: “When you come to a fork in the road, take it” –Yogi Berra

Q:  What does “Be Colonel” mean to you?

A: To me, “Be Colonel” means to be great and united. Do as much as you can whether it is in the classroom, socially, or athletically. Be a great student, meet new people, help others, and just strive to be a better person. Everyone here has the same motto so if everyone is being “Colonel” than the school and community will be a better and more fun place to be.