Meet the Athlete: Bryce Pratt

Published 9:30 am Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Bryce Pratt performs with the Northwood-Kensett color guard during halftime of the last football game of the year on Oct. 19. -- Brandi Hagen/Albert Lea Tribune

Q: What year are you in school?

A: Senior.


Q: What school do you attend?

A: Northwood-Kensett.


 Q: Who is your immediate family?

A: Mother, Dawn Broitzman, my brother James; dad, James Pratt, and I have three siblings on that side; Madison, Landon and my little sister Jaylynn. I am the youngest on my mom’s side and I am the oldest on my dad’s.


Q: What sports are you involved in?

A: I’m a cheerleader, I have been for three years now. I’ve been on color guard for three years also and captain of the team for one. Before those, I danced for five years.


Q: How did you get started in dance?

A: I’ve always loved dance. I was in it for five years before I dropped it. I originally stopped because it took up too much of my time but I realized there were other things that incorporated dance.


Q: What other extracurricular activities are you involved in? 

A: I’m in band, honor band, jazz choir, honor choir and drama. I’m also the District 2 president for FCCLA (Family Career and Community Leaders of America) and a three year member of the National Honor Society. Along will all of my activities, I work three to four nights a week as a waiter at Diamond Jo Casino.


Q: Did your parents play sports when they were younger? 

A: My mother was a cheerleader, and my dad played football.


Q: Do you have siblings who play or have played any sports?

A: My sister Madison is in seventh grade and plays volleyball and basketball. My little brother is in second grade and is a wrestler. My little sister Jaylynn is going to start cheerleading and I’m in love with that idea.


Q: What are your sports related achievements? 

A: I was just named Iowa All-State Honorable Mention for cheerleading. Only two guys in the history of Iowa have ever made it on Iowa All-State. I’m the third. Only having three years of cheerleading experience, I’m pretty proud that I’ve pushed myself to get to the point I have. There was 250 people total and I made it into the top 35.

Q: What are your sports related goals?

A: I would absolutely love to be able to tumble and do back hand springs and things like that. And, I would love to cheer in college. I’ve applied to a few colleges and I would really like to go to the University of Minnesota or Iowa State University because of their elite programs.


Q: Who is your favorite professional athlete? Why?

A: I’d have to say if I had one it be would someone not related to cheerleading. My favorite professional athlete is Serena Williams. She’s so rough and tough when she does things.


Q: What is your favorite school subject? 

A: English. I love English, I love to write, and I love to read.


Q: Who is your favorite teacher? 

A: Oh my goodness, that’s tricky. I’d have to say my dance teacher Krista Reeder. She’s younger and is really understanding about things. She talks to her students, and I find that really respectable along with her teaching dance.


Q: What are your hobbies? 

A: I love to dance. I dance 24/7 whenever I can. Whenever music is on, you’ll see me dancing. I love to sing too. I also really like to act, I’m a really dramatic person.


Q: What is your dream job?

A: I would love, love, love to be the editor at Vogue someday or work at a high fashion magazine.


Q: What is your favorite movie or TV show? 

A: My favorite movie would have to be “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” with Audrey Hepburn, and I’d probably have to say my favorite TV show is “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo.” I love that show.


Q: What is your favorite food?

A: Peanut butter. I would eat anything with peanut butter on it.


Q: What is an interesting fact about you?

A: I really like kids. I’m good with them. I’ve babysat from the fifth to the ninth grade. I helped raise Landon and Jaylynn.