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?

A: Senior.

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?

A: Anatomy.

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.