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Triple Threat Athlete of the Week: Riley Richard, Cuba City

01/22/2021, 1:00pm CST
By Mark Miller

Name: Riley Richard

School: Cuba City

Grade: Senior
Football Honors:
 A 6-foot-2 safety and wide receiver for the Cubans' football program ... Earned honorable mention all-conference honors in the Southwest Wisconsin Athletic League on defense as a junior ... Plans to be a part of coach Guy Kopp's squad in the WIAA's alternate fall season this spring.   

Basketball Honors: Averaged 5.4 points and 3.7 rebounds as a junior while helping Cuba City to a 25-0 record under veteran coach Jerry Petitgoue ... A member of the varsity basketball program for the Cubans all four years of high school ... Currently averaging 10.4 ppg and 4.2 rpg while helping Cuba City to a 10-0 record and the No. 1 ranking among WIAA Division 4 schools in the state ... Scored a career-best 17 points in a victory over Southwestern earlier this season. 

Baseball Honors: A first-team all-SWAL performer as a sophomore ... Missed junior season due to COVID-19 ... A pitcher, outfielder and first baseman for coach Steve Graber and the Cubans.

Favorite Sport : "My favorite sport is baseball because it is a laid-back sport, but yet you have to think about all the different situations that you could be in."

Best Part of High School Sports: "The best part of high school sports is getting to compete at a high level and be able to build friendships with teammates."

Best Advice from a High School Coach: "Work hard, play smart and have fun." -- Coach Guy Kopp

Most Memorable Moment in High School Sports: "My favorite memory is going 25-0 last year in basketball and being the only team in Cuba City history to be undefeated."

Best Part of Playing Three Sports: "I get to be competitive all-year long."

Toughest Part of Playing Three Sports: "Making sure I use my time wisely, making sure I have my school work done, and make sure I spend time with family and friends."

Favorite Opponent: Darlington

Favorite Professional Team: Milwaukee Brewers

Favorite Professional Athlete: Mike Trout

Favorite College Teams: Wisconsin Badgers

Cumulative GPA: 3.64
Toughest Individual You’ve Competed Against:
"Jalen Johnson of Nicolet on the basketball court."

Most Admired High School Teammates: "Brady Olson, a point guard on our basketball team the last few seasons."

Biggest Challenges of COVID-19: "Staying motivated to contiue to workout and stay in shape so when you get back to practice, you are ready."

College Plans: "My plans are to attend a four-year college and play baseball."

Activities Outside of Sports: Leo Club, Forensics, CCYB volunteer, Culture Club, Youth Group

I Find it Relaxing to: "Go for drives and listen to music."

Favorite TV Show: Highway Thru Hell

Favorite Movie: The Benchwarmers

Favorite Musical Artists: Polo G

Favorite Subject: Manufacturing Techniques

Favorite Restaurant: Buffalo Wild Wings

Other Family Members: Aaron, father; Aimee, mother; Tyson, younger brother.

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