Meet the athlete: Cole Wentzel
Published 7:03 pm Wednesday, January 16, 2019
Albert Lea senior hopes to get hockey team to state tourney
Q: What grade are you in?
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Q: What town do you live in, and which school do you attend?
A: Albert Lea, Albert Lea Senior High.
Q: Who is your immediate family?
A: Melissa, Dave, Lily and Luke.
Q: Which sports do you play?
A: Hockey and football.
Q: What is your favorite part of playing your sport?
A: The uncertainty. Any team can win at any given time. A goalie could be hot or vise versa.
Q: What has playing that sport taught you?
A: How to work hard. My work ethic stems from hockey.
Q: What’s your favorite sports memory?
A: Just recently we beat our two toughest section opponents, Rochester Lourdes and Mankato East, in the same week, and both in overtime. That was the pinnacle for me.
Q: How did you get started in your sport?
A: My family friend Alex Ulve always played hockey. I started because he played.
Q: What sports did your family members play?
A: Football, basketball and ran track.
Q: What are your sports-related achievements?
A: First Team All District, First Team All-Area both junior and senior year. Big Nine DB of the year finalist senior year. (Football) First Team All-Conference junior year (hockey).
Q: What are your sports-related goals?
A: My goal has always been to make it to a state tournament. Hopefully we can accomplish that this year in hockey.
Q: Who is your favorite professional athlete? Why?
A: Kyle Rudolph., tight end for the Vikings. The way he carries himself is awesome. I look up to him in many ways, even more so outside of football.
Q: What are your college plans?
A: I committed to the University of St. Thomas for football earlier this winter, so I will be going there. I plan to major in finance.
Q: What is your favorite school subject?
Q: Who’s your favorite teacher?
A: Mr. Jeffrey
Q: What are your hobbies?
A: I like to fish and golf.
Q: What is your dream job?
A: Owner of the Dallas Cowboys.
Q: What is your favorite TV show?
A: “Stranger Things.”
Q: What is an interesting fact about you?
A: I have a fake tooth.