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Triple Threat of the Week: Elijah Alt, River Valley

06/01/2017, 11:00am CDT
By Mark Miller

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Triple Threat is an honor given on WisSports.net to the top senior boys and girls three sport athletes in the state.

Name: Elijah Alt

School: River Valley High School

Grade: Senior

Football Honors: Honorable mention All-State quarterback ... Southwest Wisconsin Conference Offensive Player of the Year ... Wisconsin Football Coaches Association All-Star game nominee ... Earned a spot on the WFCA All-Region team ... Accounted for 53 total touchdowns via either rushing or passing during prep career ... Led River Valley to a 10-3 record as a senior under coach Tim Eastlick ... Passed for 1,958 yards and rushed for 1,636 yards in 2016 as the Blackhawks lost in the WIAA Division 4 state-title game to St. Croix Central at Camp Randall Stadium. 

Wrestling Honors: Twice named the Southwest Wisconsin Conference Wrestler of the Year ... Finished second at the WIAA State Wrestling Meet as a sophomore, third as a junior and first at 170 pounds as a senior with a 44-1 record.

Baseball Honors: Member of WIAA Division 2 state-qualifying team at River Valley in 2015 ... Named Player of the Year in the Southwest Wisconsin Conference as a senior ... All-conference performer as pitcher and shortstop each season at River Valley under coach Bob Wickman ... Tossed a no-hitter as a senior.

Favorite Sport: "Football is my favorite sport. It gives me chills strapping up for a Friday night game. Also, my senior year we made the first trip to Camp Randall in school history."

Best Part of High School Sports: "The competitiveness and competing against future friends and the memories to go along with that." 

Best Advice from a High School Coach: "Nobody can keep up with me if I give 100 percent."

Most Memorable Moments in High School Sports: "Winning state in wrestling or making it to the state finals in football."

Best Part of Playing Three Sports: "Playing three sports has allowed me to succeed and always be doing something different."

Toughest Part of Playing Three Sports: "Choosing which sport is my favorite."

Favorite Opponent: Prairie du Chien

Favorite Professional Teams: Green Bay Packers, Milwaukee Brewers

Favorite Professional Athlete: Aaron Rodgers

Favorite College Teams: Wisconsin Badgers, Upper Iowa Peacocks

Cumulative GPA: 3.0

Toughest Individual You've Competed Against: "Seth Vosters of Freedom in wrestling."

Most Admired High School Teammate: Beau Solomon

College Plans: "I plan to attend Upper Iowa University and participate in football."
 
Activities Outside of Sports: Food Pantry, Community clean-p dates

I Find it Relaxing to: "Play MLB the Show before a baseball game."

Favorite TV show: Sportscenter

Favorite Movie: Get Out

Favorite Musical Artist: Katy Perry

Favorite Subject: Math

Favorite Restaurant: Quaker Steak

Favorite Website: WisSports

Family Members: Bernie, father; Kelly, mother; Makayla, sister; Colton, brother.

(If you'd like to nominate a senior three-sport athlete from Wisconsin for the Triple Play Triple Threat feature, please contact Mark Miller at wbnews@yahoo.com)

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