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Triple Threat of the Week: Caden Boettcher, Osseo-Fairchild

01/24/2019, 9:45am CST
By Mark Miller

Name: Caden Boettcher

School: Osseo-Fairchild High School 

Grade: 12

Football Honors: First-team all-league pick in the Cloverbelt Conference as a linebacker in 2018 ... Second-team all-conference selection at running back in 2017 ... Honorable mention all-league choice at defensive back in 2016 ... Wisconsin Football Coaches Association All-Region pick in 2018 ... All-Northwest second-team choice at linebacker in 2018 ... Four-year letter winner at Osseo-Fairchild ... Selected to play in the Wisconsin All-Star game for the Small School North squad.

Basketball Honors: Three-year varsity letter winner for coach Tim Popple and the Thunder ... Team captain for three seasons ... Second-team all-Western Cloverbelt pick as a junior ... Averaged 10.0 points and 2.6 rebounds as a junior for a conference-championship squad ... Defensive team MVP the past two seasons.

Baseball Honors: Three-year letter winner for the Thunder ... Team captain and Golden Glove award winner.

Favorite Sport: "My favorite sport is football because of the amount of sacrifice, determination and teamwork that it takes to be successful." 

Best Part of High School Sports: "The best part of high school sports, besides the obvious feeling of a great win, is the relationships built with classmates, upper and underclassmen, along with the coaches, players and coaches from different teams, and fans. These relationships I have built, and continue to make now, will last forever. These memories will always be something I truly value."

Best Advice from a High School Coach: "The best advice I have received from a high school coach is that in order to be good, in order to achieve your true potential, you must learn to change, you must learn to be coachable and have a winning desire and attitude."

Most Memorable Moment in High School Sports: "The most memorable moment I have had in high school sports was lifting up the conference championship in basketball in front of our home crowd and realizing that we, as a team, were engraved in a part of our school's history."

Best Part of Playing Three Sports: "Family. Each team I play with becomes my family. The best part about being a three-sport athlete is the constant challenge of competition and that I get to involve myself with so many different friends, teammates and fans. In the fall, I have my brothers of football around me all the time, practicing with them, learning with them, and just handing around with them. Then in the winter, I practice with another group of guys, many that are different from my football teammates and just as great. Last, but not least, in the spring and summer, I have a great group of baseball buddies that are different than the fall and winter guys. Therefore, by far, the teams I am on, the relationships I have with players, coaches and fans in every sport, are the best part of being a three-sport athlete."

Toughest Part of Playing Three Sports: "The toughest part of being a three-sport athlete is managing all the part of life and doing them well. The summer months get really tough because in one day, I might have football practice in the morning, a baseball game in the afternoon, and then a basketball game in the evening. When I have all of those things going on, I have to make sacrifices and have to give up some summer 'fun' to keep my commitment to the teams I have committed to. Don't get me wrong, these are summer fun as well. However, a lot of times, days at the beach and laying around at a friend's cabin may have to take a backseat. School work sometimes gets pushed until the end of the day and that can get difficult. It is hard to go from school, to practice and then home to finish homework every day. It takes hard work and commitment to be disciplined in the classroom. There are times a part-time job is also in the mix of school and athletics. Being a three-sport athlete has really taught me how to balance all parts of my life."

Favorite Opponent: "My favorite opponent is Eau Claire Regis. Living in a small community and competing against private schools is always a fun rivalry and competition."

Favorite Professional Teams: Packers, Bucks, Brewers

Favorite Professional Athletes: "My favorite professional athlete is Patrick Mahomes of the Kansas City Chiefs. He loves and lives to compete and I feel that drive in him."

Favorite College Team: Wisconsin

Cumulative GPA: 3.73

Toughest Individual You’ve Competed Against: "The toughest individual I've competed against is Joey Kinderman of Fall Creek. He always gives 100 percent and never backs down. Besides being an opponent, he is a buddy of mine, which makes the competition greater and a lot of fun as well."

Most Admired High School Teammate: "Parker Ramsier. He never complained, worked as hard as he could, never talked back and competed on every single down."

College Plans: "My college plans are to attend a four-year school and play football. As of now, I have been accepted to several schools, but I am still deciding which college I will attend. I intent to pursue a major in Exercise & Sports Science, focusing on health and fitness."

Activities Outside of Sports: Above and Beyond Chapter, National Honor Soceity, FFA, school musicals, weightlifting, camping, hunting, fishing, raising hogs and sheep.

I Find it Relaxing to: "I find it relaxing to sit in a lawn chair on a beach with my family and friends." 

Favorite TV show: E:60 programs on ESPN

Favorite Movie: Benchwarmers

Favorite Musical Artists: Anything country

Favorite Subject: Physical Education

Favorite Restaurant: Kentucky Fried Chicken

Favorite Website: WisSports.net

Other Family Members: Eric, father; Lisa mother; Logan, older brother; Laikyn, older sister; Keyton, younger brother. 

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