Meet the Athlete: Tyler Raimann

Published 9:06 am Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Q: What grade are you in?

A: Senior.

Q: What town do you live in, and which school do you attend?

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A: New Richland, NRHEG.

Q: Who is your immediate family?

A: Mom, Carol; Dad, Tim; sister, Tori.

Q: Which sports do you play?

A: Basketball, Golf, and Trap Shooting.

Q: What is your favorite part of basketball?

A: The bond. We started playing together in third grade and it’s amazing to see how far we have come together as a team.  The atmosphere the fans bring is pretty incredible, too.  Our fans come to home games and follow us on the road.   It’s greatly appreciated.

Q: What has basketball taught you?

A: Work ethic. It has taught me patience with people on and off the court. 

Q: What’s your favorite sports memory?

A: In fifth grade when Oakley Baker made a 3/4 court shot to help us clench the MIT title sending us to North Carolina.

Q: How did you get started in basketball?

A: My sister is five years older than me and she always played in the driveway so I always joined her.

Q: What sports did your family members play?

A: Dad played football Mom played basketball and Tori played volleyball, basketball, and softball.

Q: What are your sports-related achievements?

A: Trap shooting: State trap shoot 8th-12th. Lettered every year.  My first year I was awarded with Most Improved.

Basketball:  This year has been a big year for me, I was honored to be part of the All-Tournament team at the Bethany Lutheran Pepsi Holiday Tournament.

Q: What are your sports-related goals?

A: Help bring this group of guys as far as we can and have as much fun as we can.

Q: Who is your favorite professional athlete? Why?

A: Adam Thielen. He is a hometown hero who started in Mankato not expecting to later play for the Vikings.

Q: What are your college plans? Major?

A: Attend Riverland to become an electrician.

Q: What is your favorite school subject?

A: History.

Q: Who is your favorite teacher?

A: Throwback to junior high, Mrs. Feist.

Q: What are your hobbies?

A: Showing cows, hunting, riding snowmobiles, and farming

Q: What is your dream job?

A: Crop and cattle farmer.

Q: What is your favorite TV show?

A: Street Outlaws.

Q: What is an interesting fact about you?

A: Love driving semis and tractors.