Team USANA had added some extra punch to
their athlete line up with the addition of Victorian boxer Jason Whateley.
Jason, who said he is “very
grateful and privileged to be a part of the USANA team”, originally played
AFL before being asked to take part in a local amateur
boxing tournament, where the organisers wanted two footballers to box each
other at the end of the tournament in a legitimate amateur bout to bring in a
Jason was 17 at the time and after training
for a few months took part in the match to win by KO and that’s when he fell in
love with the sport and has never looked back.
Since then Jason has represented Australia
on numerous occasions including the 2013 and 2014 World Amateur Boxing
Championships. He has also won six Victorian titles and the 2015 and 2016
Australian championships. Jason is currently the Australian representative in
the Asian Championships to qualify for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.
He is now the number one men’s heavy (91)
boxer in Australia and number 37 in the world (as of Oct 29, 2015)
In order to be an elite boxer Jason said
lives and maintains a very healthy lifestyle.
“My sport motivates me to stay fit and
healthy,” he said.
“I am an elite boxer and my training regime is extremely intense,
as it is when I compete. I train six days a week
and sometimes I can train three times in one day. My training sessions consist
of boxing training (skills and boxing conditioning), running (mixture of sprint
work, hill sprints, middle distance track work and also longer runs/jogs) and
also strength and conditioning sessions.”
With such a high level of importance put on
his health Jason “it is very important that I use not only the best but also the
safest products to recover so I can perform to the best of my ability 100
per cent of the time…with USANA that's exactly what I get.”
Jason said he is hoping to represent
Australia and win a medal at the 2016 Olympic games and would also like to turn
professional and capture a world title.
“My number one motivation when competing is
to make my family proud and also achieve my goals.”
Jason said it’s important for all upcoming
athletes or people interested in pursuing a career in sport to work hard and
dedicate yourself to your sport, “that is the only way to succeed”.
“Always give 100 per cent so that you never
regret anything later in life. Also believe in yourself and your abilities no
matter what other people think.”
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