Meet the Athlete: Tanner Wichmann
Published 9:03 am Thursday, January 19, 2017
Tigers basketball player likes coaching younger athletes
Q: What grade are you in?
Q: What town do you live in, and which school do you attend?
A: Albert Lea, Albert Lea High School.
Q: Who is your immediate family?
A: Mom, Joan; dad, Scott; brother, Tyler.
Q: Which sports do you play?
A: Basketball, track and field.
Q: What is your favorite part of basketball?
A: Competing with teammates and other teams.
Q: What has basketball taught you?
A: Trust is very important.
Q: What’s your favorite sports memory?
A: Riding the bus back from an away game and playing games with friends.
Q: How did you get started in basketball?
A: My brother played and put a ball in my hands.
Q: What sports did your family members play?
A: Mom played tennis; Dad was a wrestler; brother played basketball and baseball and ran track and field.
Q: What are your sports-related achievements?
A: Having the chance to coach younger players from Albert Lea.
Q: What are your sports-related goals?
A: Become a leader of the team. Be a role model for younger players.
Q: Who is your favorite professional athlete? Why?
A: Kyrie Irving. He is so good, but really humble.
Q: What are your college plans? Major?
A: Attend UW-La Crosse or Winona State, and major in kinesiology or exercise science.
Q: What is your favorite school subject?
Q: Who is your favorite teacher?
A: Mr. Vitek.
Q: What are your hobbies?
A: Hanging out with friends and basketball.
Q: What is your dream job?
A: Play in the NBA.
Q: What is your favorite TV show?
A: “How I Met Your Mother.”
Q: What is an interesting fact about you?
A: I love fancy socks and bow ties.