Hinsdale South’s Barret Benson heats up on recruiting trail

Barret Benson (middle) of Hinsdale South is surrounded b y Oswego East defenders. | Jon Cunningham~For Sun-Times Media
Barret Benson (middle) of Hinsdale South is surrounded b y Oswego East defenders. | Jon Cunningham~For Sun-Times Media

At 6-foot-10, 240 pounds, Barret Benson would not seem like a typical participant in hot yoga classes. His instructor disagrees.

“Any athlete, because of the heat, it helps their muscles, it helps their joints and with their flexibility,” JoAnn Dwyer said. “It’s wonderful to see when they do it. They think it’s a girl-thing. When the men get there, they realize it’s more difficult than they think.”

In the spring, Benson, a rising junior center for Hinsdale South, took one-hour classes, three to four times a week, for about three weeks. He said his mother Joan, who also teaches yoga, joined him for his first class, but only a few men participated.

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