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Triple Threat Athlete of the Week: Mac Strand, Xavier

10/02/2020, 12:15pm CDT
By Mark Miller

Name: Mac Strand

School: Xavier High School

Grade: Senior
Football Honors:
 Three-year varsity letter winner for coach Dave Hinkens entering senior season ... Two-time first-team all-conference performer at linebacker in the Bay Conference ... Earned second-team laurels as a junior at running back as well ... All-Region pick at linebacker following junior season ... Ranked among the top collegiate prospects in the state by WSN Football Writer Travis Wilson ... Checks in a 6-foot-1 and 220 pounds as a senior. 

Wrestling Honors: Finished fourth at the WIAA State Individual Wrestling Meet as a junior in Division 2 at the 220-pound weight class ... Completed junior season with a 32-7 record under the guidance of coach Jeff Greuel ... Finished fifth at state as a sophomore and completed season with a 39-7 record.

Track & Field Honors: Member of the Xavier track and field team who competes in both the shot put and discus.

Favorite Sport : "My favorite sport is football because it's a team sport and I love to work hard in the off season with my teammates."

Best Part of High School Sports: "The best part of high school sports, for me at least, was starting in football as a freshman."

Best Advice from a High School Coach: "You want to walk off the field at the end of the night and have people say that you're the best football player that they've played against, but also the nicest player they've played against."

Most Memorable Moment in High School Sports: "Walking out onto the mat in front of thousands of people for the WIAA State Wrestling Meet."

Best Part of Playing Three Sports: "Each sport makes you better at the next sport."

Toughest Part of Playing Five Sports: "You are always in a season, so you don't get many breaks."

Favorite Professional Team: Green Bay Packers

Favorite Professional Athlete: Lamar Jackson

Favorite College Teams: Iowa Hawkeyes

Cumulative GPA: 3.81
Toughest Individuals You’ve Competed Against:
"Gabe Wertel from Denmark."

College Plans: "I plan to play football in college, but have not decided which school I will attend yet."

I Find it Relaxing to: "Fish."

Favorite TV Show: Stranger Things

Favorite Movie: Triple Frontier

Favorite Musical Artists: Marty Robbins

Favorite Subject: Science

Favorite Restaurant: The Cozy Corner

Favorite Website: HUDL

Other Family Members: Andy, father; Sarah, mother; Anna, sister.

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