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Brian Voetberg, Appleton West

FVA Spotlight: Brian Voetberg, Appleton West Cross Country, Wrestling and Track and Field

Name: Brian Voetberg

School: Appleton West

Year in School: Junior

Sports: Cross Country, Track and Field, Wrestling

Other school clubs/activities: The Scoop (Appleton West Podcast Club) and the Student Leadership Program

Parents’ names: Daniel and Tonya Voetberg

Siblings’ names: Donald and Tacie Voetberg

Favorite aspect of your school: My favorite aspect of Appleton West is the supportive environment created by the teachers - there is a ton of freedom for Students to be a part of anything they want, and they all want to see you succeed.

If you have been involved in community service projects, which has been most rewarding and why? I have two favorites!

My favorite athletic one has been the ability to volunteer at the Terror Athletic Day that we hold in the summer, it lets me hang out with my friends and teach potential future Terrors about the athletic opportunities available at Appleton West!

My other favorite one was volunteering at Feeding America with the Student Leadership Program, we cleaned and packaged over 13,000 pounds of green beans, and it felt great to know that we were helping someone put food on their table. 

What is your favorite class? AP Stats

Who is your favorite teacher? Brian Guilbeault 

What is the best advice one of your coaches has given you? To never give up, it doesn't matter if you're the fastest or slowest guy out there, you only lose if you stop believing in yourself.  

Favorite youth coach: Coach Heck from Middle School Wrestling

Favorite place to play on the road in the FVA? Hortonville

Favorite athlete to compete against in the FVA: Aaron Schimke from Kaukauna - he's an incredible athlete, I met him at the Firecracker 5k in July and I've been racing against him since Middle School, and his progression has been awesome to see.

Favorite memory from being involved in co-curricular activities is…: Medalling and getting a personal best at the Neenah Invite this year, it was awesome to see my hard work pay off, and it gave me a reason to stay motivated and train.

Favorite professional team: Green Bay Packers

Favorite professional athlete: Steve Prefontaine/Hulk Hogan

College or post-high school plans: I want to attend a BIG10 School, hopefully UW Madison!

What is your desired major/career field? A Health Major (Undecided)/Pediatric Sciences, I love working with kids and I feel like I could do a great job in this field.

Something people would be surprised to know about me is…: My favorite genres of music are 80's rock and 90's country - Van Halen is my favorite band!

What is at the top of your “bucket list?” I want to be able to say that I graduated high school with a 4.0 GPA

What is your dream job? Being an author (preferably Sci-Fi or Fantasy).

Favorite person to follow on Social Media: I don't have a specific person that I follow on Social Media, but I love to follow my friends, it's a great way for me to stay in contact with them.

When I have a weekend off of sports, you can usually find me... Playing my guitar or violin, hanging out with my friends, doing homework, and jumping on the trampoline with my girlfriend!

A non-athletic talent I have is…: I can speak Spanish! I went to a Bilingual Elementary School, and I have been working on my Spanish ever since.