Two brothers are playing in their third year of high school sports. They now have been joined by their sister who has already begun her high school sports career as a freshman.
Jonah and Jacob Turpin, fraternal twins, are juniors at Fort Chiswell High School. Their sister, Jordan, is a freshman.
Jonah has played three years on the high school varsity football team and has also spent three years on the wrestling and track teams.
Jacob is beginning his third year on the soccer team, and he has competed on the wrestling team for three years as well.
Although she is just a freshman, Jordan has already seen action on a varsity team. She played this past winter season on the varsity basketball team. This year she is beginning her first year on the junior varsity softball team.
Jordan likes softball and basketball about equally. “I like them both very much,” she said. “What I like about basketball is you get to be aggressive. What I like about softball is being able to have fun with my teammates and coaches and being behind the plate as a catcher.”
Jordan said her goal for this softball season is “to strive to do my best and not let my team down.” She said he was influenced to play softball because when she was younger her brother Jonah was a catcher, also.
She would like to play basketball in college.
Jacob said his favorite moment so far in soccer was going to the regionals last year. His favorite moment in wrestling was winning in the Agie Skeens tournament last season.
He said his favorite sport is wrestling because of all the hard work it requires. He enjoys soccer because “it’s fun.”
His goal is for the soccer team to win the regionals. He would someday like to wrestle in college. Jacob said his inspiration to do well in wrestling came from Luke and Trevor Malchano.
Jonah has also competed on the wrestling team for three years. His favorite moment in wrestling was making the finals last year in the Agi Skeens tournament. His favorite moment in football was beating George Wythe last season.
Jonah said football is his favorite; what he likes best about it is that it’s like “having another family.” And the best part about wrestling is that it’s “the most physical sport I play.” He likes track because it’s fun. His goal for the track season is to qualify for state.