Christen Wagner is a monster on the Grid, but she’s also cute as hell, so she’s had our attention ever since she was the first draft pick of the season. However, we didn’t know that she’s in school and an active duty Marine with three Iraq deployments under her belt…
Being the No. 1 draft pick in the second season of the National Pro Grid League may be daunting to some, but not for Christen Wagner of the Baltimore Anthem, who is an active U.S. Marine and a student.
“There’s a lot of challenging aspects of the Marine Corp. I’ve done three deployments to Iraq and I did a year on the 31st MEU (Marine Expeditionary Unit),” she said.
Her lifestyle has allowed for a smooth transition into the sport of GRID.
“I think having that kind of work ethic that is drilled into you and the discipline to give something your all is something that translates to the GRID,” she explained.
Not only has discipline and work ethic carried over, but Wagner thrives on the aspect of being part of a team.
“I love the team aspect…When you have a team depending on you, and you are trying to be the best person that you can, then you have to push yourself to your limits,” she said.
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Wagner and the Anthem will play the DC Brawlers on August 9 in Maryland. Click here for tickets and information: https://www.npgl.com/schedule
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