Prep Profile: Greg Wenzel, senior, Cedar Grove-Belgium (with video)

Prep Profile: Greg Wenzel, senior, Cedar Grove-Belgium (with video)


Prep Profile: Greg Wenzel, senior, Cedar Grove-Belgium (with video)


Sports Greg competes in

Football, wrestling

Greg’s week

Wenzel, Cedar Grove’s middle linebacker, registered nine tackles — two for lost yardage — in a 50-7 Level 2 playoff win on Friday against Bonduel. He leads the Rockets’ defense this year with 111 tackles and two defensive touchdowns — one on a fumble recovery and another on an interception return.

All-time team sports achievement

Making it to Level 3 of the playoffs in football this year

All-time individual achievement

Qualifying for State as a junior wrestler last year

No. 1 athletic goal

Win State in football

Coach Chris Zablocki’s thoughts

“He’s a student of the game. He understands — he has a great grade point average, and it shows with his leadership skills. But he learns the game, he studies film, and he wants to become better every week. He’s never satisfied with his performance, he always needs to get better and that translates over to his play on the field.”

Greg’s thoughts

“Our season’s been great, I’ve had a blast. The guys are just — I love my team, and we have a great time playing together and playing and winning football games.”

Greg’s favorites

* Sport: Football

* Pro/college athlete: Clay Matthews

* Pro/college team: Green Bay Packers

* Musical artist or group: Led Zeppelin

* Song of all time: “Stairway to Heaven,” Led Zeppelin

* TV show: “Big Bang Theory”

* Movie: “Gladiator”

* Class: Biology or chemistry

* Food: Pizza

* Saying or piece of advice: “Win the day”

* Hobby: Fishing

What if …

* You could be any celebrity on earth for a week. Who would it be? LeBron James

* You could listen to a song minutes before the biggest athletic event of your life to get you hyped. What would it be? “Lose Yourself,” Eminem

* You could meet one famous person, a non-athlete, who would it be? Jessica Alba

Quick Q&A

* Who inspires you most? My parents

* What is your dream vacation destination? Italy

* Who’s the toughest opponent you have ever faced? Kingsford, Mich., football team

* What do you want to do for a living? Surgeon

* Why are sports important to you? “Because they teach you a lot of skills and life lessons that you just can’t really learn anywhere else.”

* Which Facebook friend has the most interesting status updates and best photos? Cedar Grove football teammate Josh Winkleff

* What’s your strength as a person? “I’m very determined”

* What do you still need to work on? “At times I can procrastinate”

* Do you have any pre-game or pre-meet rituals? “I like to listen to music, just kind of pace and listen to music by myself.”

* Top person you follow, or would follow, on Twitter? Aaron Rodgers


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