Jared Muench

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Nickname

J-Rod, Jihadi, J-Mizzle

Sports Jared competes in

Cross Country, basketball, and baseball

All-time team sports achievement

“Going to State my junior year in cross country.”

All-time individual achievement

“Scoring 36 points against Sheboygan Christian on our opening night this year and shooting 19-of-22 from the free-throw line.”

No. 1 athletic goal

“Give 100 percent each night, and be a good role model for younger athletes.”

Jared’s thoughts

“We have a great core group of guys this year, but everyone on the team makes contributions either in practices or games. The one thing we need to work on is playing a complete game and not losing focus, which hurts us at times. If we can fix that, we’ll be a solid team down the stretch. Individually, I’m really happy with how the season is going, but my teammates play a big part of that. It’s guys getting me open, pushing me harder in practice, and making it fun to play. Improvement I would like to see as the season goes along are limiting my turnovers, making smarter plays and knocking down more open shots.”

Coach Tim Lindloff’s thoughts

“Jared’s having a fantastic season. He leads the team in steals, scoring, assists. He handles pressure and sets up our offense, he’s the main cog in our team. He’s played a little over two years on varsity, he’s done a good job for us. Last year, the kids looked to him and he’s come through. He makes me laugh and that’s what I love about him, he makes me laugh. He’s got a great sense of humor, he’s so talented and his sense of humor and mine match, for better or worse.”

Jared’s favorites

* Sport: Basketball

* Pro/college athlete: Jordy Nelson

* Pro/college team: Green Bay Packers, Wisconsin Badgers

* Song of all time: “Livin’ on Prayer” by Bon Jovi

* TV show: “Sportscenter”

* Movie: “Inception”

* Class: Physics

* Food: French fries and tacos

* Saying or piece of advice: “If you don’t have time to do it right, when will you have time to do it over?” John Wooden

* Hobby: “Playing piano and playing ping pong.”

What if …

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

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

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

Quick Q&A

* Who inspires you most? “My parents.”

* What is your dream vacation destination? Australia

* Who’s the toughest opponent you have ever faced? Brillion’s Eric Kittel

* What do you want to do for a living? “Design sports equipment or be a bio-mechanical engineer.”

* Why are sports important to you? “Throughout the season, you build such strong bonds with your teammates that you hate to see the season end. Every man on the team wants the same thing and will work hard day after day to get it, and I think that’s really neat.”

* Which Facebook friend has the most interesting status updates and best photos? Jesse Muench

* What’s your strength as a person? “My work ethic, leadership skills, and positive character.”

* What do you still need to work on? “Keeping my confidence up and not being intimidated by an opponent.”

* Do you have any pre-game rituals? “Going home after school, eating grilled cheese, and taking a nap.”

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