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Jake Rost, Oshkosh West

FVA Spotlight: Jake Rost, Oshkosh West Cross Country/Swimming/Track and Field

Each week during the 2014-15 year beginning in late October, the Fox Valley Association will feature two student-athletes (one male and one female) from one of its 10 schools for a "Student-Athlete Spotlight" Q & A segment. The segments will be posted every Tuesday and Thursday and individuals are selected by the school.

Name: Jake Rost

School: Oshkosh West

Sports: Cross Country, Swimming and Diving, Track and Field

Other school clubs/activities: ROCC, ping pong club

Parents’ names: Kim and Jon Rost

Siblings’ names: Chris, Katie, Olivia, Katilyn, Brielle

Favorite aspect of your school: I enjoy the amount of activities and other fun opportunities at this school.

Favorite aspect about being involved in school activities: Getting to show people who I am as a person and a leader.

College or post-high school plans: I plan to run in college and continue to grow as a learner and a follower of God.

What is your desired major/career field? TV/ Radio Film

What is your favorite class? Sports marketing

Who is your favorite teacher? Mr. Unglaub

Favorite book: Holy Bible

Favorite youth coach: Coach Polak

What is the best advice one of your coaches has given you? Coach Ryf always tells me to relax and run the race the way I know how. Not only does it help me stay focused and not be so nervous, but I do better because I'm not so worried about the way the race is going.

Something people would be surprised to know about me is…: I love acting. I have learned that I am a good actor and love to be on stage.

Favorite place to play on the road in the FVA? Anywhere but Kimberly

Favorite athlete to compete against in the FVA: Derek Rink

Favorite memory from being involved in co-curricular activities is…: taking third in 3 events last year in track

Favorite professional team: Green Bay Packers

Favorite professional athlete: Galen Rupp

Favorite person to follow on Twitter: Arianna Grande

A non-athletic talent I have is…: Singing