These High School Athletes Know What Makes a Champion

Being a champion inevitably rings of success. But when Hammer Strength talks about building champions, we’re talking about the process one takes to get there. Not the record, not the glory, nor the recognition. We’re looking for the qualities real champions are forged from.

Lockport (Illinois) Township High School enjoys a storied history in high school athletics, and today offers state-of-the-art facilities for athletes. LTHS facilities include an indoor pool, indoor and outdoor track, fitness center, baseball and softball fields, soccer fields, three indoor gyms and a large field house. LTHS offers more than 20 sports for boys and girls in the fall, winter and spring, and the Porters teams have claimed nearly 20 state titles.

We asked a few of their student-athletes to give us a brief explanation of what they think a champion is. Hammer Strength respects heritage. We respect the hard work and dedication of any athlete willing to put in the work. But instead of looking to the past for a storied history, we wanted to see heritage in the making.

This is what it means to be a champion: