Prep Profile: Sam Bianchi

Prep Profile: Sam Bianchi


Prep Profile: Sam Bianchi


Sports Sam competes in

Cross country, wrestling, track

All time sports achievement

“Winning conference this year in cross country.”

All time individual achievement

“Qualifying for state in cross country this year.”

No. 1 Athletic goal

“Winning state (cross country).”

Sam’s thoughts

“All that work I put in, I felt like I was more prepared to race than some of the guys I was running against.”

Coach Greg Erickson’s thoughts

“The kid is very dedicated. He likes to run. He has this extra something that runners need. You need to be able to get on the other side of that pain threshold and he can do that. You can’t teach that.”

Sam’s favorites

* Sport: Cross Country

* Pro/college athlete: Tramon Williams

* Pro/college team: Green Bay Packers

* Musical artist: Eminem

* Song of all time: “Radioactive” by Imagine Dragons

* TV show: “Family Guy”

* Movie: “3:10 to Yuma”

* Class: Mythological Literature

* Food: Fettuccine

* Saying or best advice: “Whenever you stop trying to get better you are bound to get worse.”

* Hobby: Running

What if…

* If you could be any celebrity on earth for a week. Who would it be? “I don’t want to be anyone else.”

* You could listen to a song minutes before the biggest athletic event of your life to get you hyped. What would it be? “‘Till I Collapse” by Eminem

* If you could meet one famous person, a non-athlete, who would it be? Zach Galifinakis

Quick Questions

* Who inspires you most? “My parents.”

* What is your dream vacation? Alaska

* Who’s the toughest opponent you have ever faced? “Michael Friedman from Oconto Falls.”

* What’s your No. 1 pet peeve: “When people ride their bikes in the middle of the street like they’re a car”

* What do you want to do for a living? “an FBI agent.”

* Why are sports important to you? “They taught me how to be determined and to never give up.”

* Which Facebook friend has the most interesting status updates and best photos? Leah Nass

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

* What do you still need to work on? “Running over the winter.”


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