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Bennett Whiteley, Oshkosh West

FVA Spotlight: Bennett Whiteley, Oshkosh West Baseball, Basketball and Football

Name: Bennett Whiteley

School: Oshkosh West

Year in School: Senior

Sports: Baseball, Basketball, Football

Other school clubs/activities: O'Neil National Honor Society

Parents’ names: Dana and Doug Whiteley

Siblings’ names: Tyler Whiteley

Favorite aspect of your school: The dedication of all of West's teachers and how they show care for students as they are always willing to help.

If you have been involved in community service projects, which has been most rewarding and why? The most rewarding community service project I have been involved in was last year when my basketball team accompanied our coaches class to the Appleton Mall, to assist with Christmas shopping. We all had a great time hanging out together.

What is your favorite class? Physics 

Who is your favorite teacher? Mr. LeVine

What is the best advice one of your coaches has given you? Mental toughness is what sets athletes apart. It's what keeps you composed through challenges and pushes you through them.

Favorite youth coach: Paul Frey

Favorite place to play on the road in the FVA? Oshkosh North

Favorite athlete to compete against in the FVA: Charlie Stenson- Oshkosh North

Favorite memory from being involved in co-curricular activities is…: Making a diving catch in the last inning of a baseball game in a tournament in Plover when I was 12. It was our last tournament of the year, and we were facing elimination but ended up winning after coming back from down seven runs, putting us into the championship bracket.

Favorite professional team: Milwaukee Brewers

Favorite professional athlete: Russell Wilson

College or post-high school plans: Attend UW-Madison

What is your desired major/career field? Atmospheric Science

Something people would be surprised to know about me is…: I was named after former Wisconsin Basketball coach Dick Bennett

What is at the top of your “bucket list?” Go to a Rose Bowl that the Badger football team wins

What is your dream job? Storm Chaser

Favorite person to follow on Social Media: Bryce Hinn (@brycehinn_34)

When I have a weekend off of sports, you can usually find me... Hanging out with my friends, or working out

A non-athletic talent I have is…: Memorizing lyrics to Billy Joel songs. I know every word to "For the Longest Time"