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Zach Tjugum, Oshkosh North

FVA Spotlight: Zach Tjugum, Oshkosh North Cross Country and Track and Field

Name: Zach Tjugum

School: Oshkosh North

Year in School: Senior

Sports: Cross Country, Track and Field

Other school clubs/activities: Ski/Snowboard club

Parents’ names: Amy Tjugum and Tracy Tjugum

Siblings’ names: David Tjugum and Nikolas Tjugum

Favorite aspect of your school: My favorite aspect of school is learning new skills that I can use to help me become a more well rounded person.

What is your favorite class? Computer Science

Who is your favorite teacher? Steve Danza

What is the best advice one of your coaches has given you? The best advice I was given is to always focus on what you can control and not what you cannot control. 

Favorite youth coach: Kelly Schweiner 

Favorite place to play on the road in the FVA? Oshkosh West track

Favorite athlete to compete against in the FVA: John Thill, Oshkosh West

Favorite memory from being involved in co-curricular activities is…: My favorite memory from being part of sports is watching my teammate Jack Scherer get 4th at the state 3200m race. 

Favorite professional team: Milwaukee Bucks

Favorite professional athlete: Eluid Kipchoge

College or post-high school plans: Run Cross Country and Track at UW Eau Claire

What is your desired major/career field? Software Engineering 

Something people would be surprised to know about me is…: I don't like cheese even though I'm from Wisconsin

What is at the top of your “bucket list?” To ride all of the major roller coasters in the United States

What is your dream job? Roller Coaster programmer

Favorite person to follow on Social Media: Eluid Kipchoge

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

A non-athletic talent I have is…: I can solve a Rubik's cube in under 30 seconds