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Bug Tussel Triple Threat Athlete of the Week: Calvin Hargrove, Aquinas

03/23/2023, 11:45am CDT
By Mark Miller

The Bug Tussel Triple Threat Athlete of the Week is an honor given on to the top senior boys and girls three-sport athletes in the state. Players are recognized each week on WSN, with the a boys and girls winner of the Pat Richter Award at the end of the season to the best three-sport athlete of the year.

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Name: Calvin Hargrove

School: Aquinas

Grade: Senior

Football Honors: Two-time all-region and all-conference selection at linebacker ... Honorable mention all-state at linebacker and second-team Associated Press All-State all-purpose as junior ... First-team all-state all-purpose as senior ... Helped Aquinas to WIAA state championships as a junior and senior ... Rused for 826 yards on 126 attempts for 6.6 yards per carry as a senior ... Scored 15 rushing touchdowns and 18 rushing two-point conversions ... Hauled in 18 catches for 366 yards and five TDs ... Leading tackler for Aquinas defense, including 25 tackles for loss ... Recorded 20 tackles against Mayville in the WIAA Division 5 title game.

Wrestling Honors: Three-time qualifier for the WIAA State Wrestling Tournament ... Finished fifth as a junior and advanced to the semifinals at 160 as a senior .. Bi-State champion and second-place finisher at the Cheesehead Tournament ... Completed prep career with 105 victories ... Went 40-9 as a senior.

Baseball Honors: Two-time unanimous first-team all-Mississippi Valley Conference catcher ... MVC Player of the Year as a junior ... two-time honorable mention all-state and two-time all-district selection ... Batted .402 as a junior for the Blugolds.

Favorite Sport: "Baseball, because I have been playing it the longest and it brings me the most joy."

Best Part of High School Sports: "The experiences with your teammates. I have been fortunate enough to be on multiple championship teams and multiple very talented teams. Not only did I get many experiences that many kids did not get to experience, I also got to enjoy being together as a team for just a little longer."

Best Advice from a High School Coach: "Everything matters." -- Coach Stanek

Most Memorable Moment in High School Sports: "Winning state football championships in 2021 and 2022."

Which Person Has Served as Positive Role Model in Sports For You: "My dad. He would take us hitting in the batting cage all the time when we were younger. He would play catch in the street almost every day and he would drive us hours tow restling tournaments on his weekends off. He would spend tons of money on me for hotels, he would show us moves on the little wrestling mat we had in the garage. He did everything he could to put me in the best situation to succeed not only in sports, but in life."

Best Part of Playing Three Sports: "The fact I'm always doing something. I am never bored sitting at home because I know I could be getting better at one of my three sports."

Toughest Part of Playing Three Sports: "Having them end."

Favorite Opponents: Mayville for football

Toughest Individual You've Competed Against: "Brayden Olsen from St. Croix Falls for baseball. He throws like 93 mph and is committed to Purdue."

Favorite Professional Teams: Vikings and Twins

Favorite Professional Athlete: Harrison Smith

Favorite College Teams: Minnesota Gophers

Cumulative GPA: 3.2
Most Admired High School Teammates:
"Tate Flege. He was my best friend and I always enjoyed wrestling with him."

College Plans: "Play baseball at UW-La Crosse and major in Business Administration."

Favorite TV show: Friends
Favorite Movie:
Any of the Transformers

Favorite Musical Artists: Zach Bryan

Favorite Subject: History

Favorite Restaurant: Buffalo Wild Wings

Favorite Website:

Other Family Members: Bill, father; Amy, mother; Gabby, older sister; Nolan, older brother; Waylon, younger brother; Ella, younger sister. 

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