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Triple Threat Athlete of the Week: Bryce Bruns, G-E-T

04/30/2020, 3:00pm CDT
By Mark Miller

Name: Bryce Burns

School: Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau High School

Grade: Senior
 
Football Honors:
First-team all-conference running back and linebacker in each of the past two seasons ... Earned Defensive Player of the Year honors in the South Central Conference as a senior ... Set Wisconsin records for most two-point conversions in a season (23) and career (40) ... Selected to the Wisconsin Football Coaches Association All-Region team as a senior at linebacker and running back ... Honorable mention all-state at running back by Associated Press as senior ... Chosen to take part in the WFCA All-Star game. 

Wrestling Honors: Three-time qualifier for the WIAA State Individual Wrestling Tournament at 195 pounds ... Finished fifth at 195 as a sophomore and third as a senior ... Three-time Coulee Conference champion at 195 pounds ... Key member of the Red Hawks' WIAA Division 2 state runner-up team in 2020 .. Team captain as a senior.  

Baseball Honors: Team captain as a senior for Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau. 

Favorite Sport : "My favorite sport would be football because I have always loved that grind and adrenaline that you get with the sport." 

Best Part of High School Sports:
"The best part of high school sports is the brotherhood you form with your teammates and the hard work you turn into success."

Best Advice from a High School Coach: "The best advice I have been given is to never be satisfied."

Most Memorable Moment in High School Sports: "My most memorable moment would have to be being team state runner-up in wrestling my senior year."

Best Part of Playing Three Sports: "Always fun being around my teammates and making memories with them."

Toughest Part of Playing Three Sports: "It was always a grind and no off days, but that's what athletes live for."

Favorite Opponent: Arcadia

Favorite Professional Teams: Milwaukee Brewers, Green Bay Packers, Milwaukee Bucks

Favorite Professional Athlete: JJ Watt

Favorite College Teams: Wisconsin Badgers

Cumulative GPA: 3.45
 
Toughest Individual You’ve Competed Against:
"Tyler Hannah. We both improved while competing against each other on the wrestling mat for 10 years and on the football field."

Most Admired High School Teammate: "Ben Behan. He is a big brother to me and taught me how to lead teams to be successful."

College Plans: "I'm going to attend Western Technical College in La Crosse."

Activities Outside of Sports: National Honor Society, 2019-20 Scholar Athlete Award -- Coulee Conference, volunteer to help with youth spots

I Find it Relaxing to: "Hang out with friends."

Favorite TV Show: Ciminal Minds

Favorite Movie: Fast and Furious series

Favorite Musical Artists: Luke Combs, Jason Aldean, Post Malone, Juice Wrld

Favorite Subject: Math

Favorite Restaurant: Texas Roadhouse

Favorite Website: YouTube

Other Family Members: Jon, father; Shannon, mother; Jackson, brother; Allison, sister.

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