Peruano Americano participo en el Little League World Series y llega a Peru en marzo llevando un men
Nicolas Tuel-Fuentes, born February 15th, 1998, is the only son to his parents Luisa Fuentes (Peru) and Warren Tuel (USA). Known simply as “Nick” (or “Cri-Cri” or “Monito”) is a child who is full of life and very spirited at an early age. This spirit has continued into his now “pre-teen” years.
Although Nicolas has spent the majority of his childhood growing up in Plymouth, Minnesota he is fortunate to be a Peruvian-American citizen.
These strong ties have allowed Nick to grown up in an environment that embraces cultural diversity and the exploration of his heritage and his Latin roots. Nick has always known of his Peruvian decent and is very aware of his Latin culture and what is means to be “Peruvian”. He has had been traveling through his young life every year to Peru in order to spend time with his extended family enjoying the his country, his language, the food that he loves and immersing in the culture.
Nick went to grade school at Robbinsdale Spanish Immersion School (RSI), which afforded him keep a life Spanish as his first language. Nick now attends Plymouth Middle School where all aspects of his academics are a focus and a priority due to the fact that he understands the importance of education and being an exemplary student with a well-rounded education.
As a young boy Nick participated in an assortment of sports and athletic activities. It was apparent early on that baseball was in his soul. Nick naturally took to baseball and this innate ability coupled with determination, hard work and a lot of practice allowed him to continue to play the game in several leagues within his community.
Most recently, Nicolas Tuel-Fuentes and his teammates The Minnesota All Stars, from the Plymouth-New Hope Little League Association, made it to the Little League World Series! This is an accomplishment not known to many as his team was the sixth team in Minnesota history to make it to the Little League World Series and the first Peruvian representing it. As the pitcher for the team, Nick played a key role in leading his team to the LLWS!
Playing organized sports has allowed Nick to see the importance of not only team work, but volunteerism through the activities that the team participates in like fundraising for baseball or leading the Plymouth Parade as proud advocates for the community. Nick explains that hard work is what really makes something important, worthwhile and fun. Nick is also proud to be on a team that has set precedence for future athletes to achieve at higher levels than they ever thought possible!
Nick Join the Minnesota Baseball Academy on the Minnesota Blizzard were had placed in the top four 45 times in national tournaments including 16 championships and has produced over 100 college and professional players.
The light of his parents life, a sportsman and athlete, a good friend and student, Nick finds pride in who is he is proud of been Peruvian-American and who is spirited and has a zest for life, but as someone who has a variety of great things to offer his community both now and the future.
Nick is traveling to Peru in March 2012 were is looking forward to meet different league in Lima and now he is encouraging teams in Minnesota to donate gloves, bat and balls to bring to Peruvian children who have and share the same passion, Baseball!!!!
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