Prep profile: Brett Giesen

Prep profile: Brett Giesen

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Prep profile: Brett Giesen

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Bert

Sports Brett competes in

Tennis and cross country

All-time team sports achievement

“The tennis team taking second place as a team at sectionals my sophomore year and my summer tennis team making it to sectionals in Indianapolis the summer of my sophomore year.”

All-time individual achievement

“Taking sixthplace at the 2013 WIAA State Division 2 Boys Tennis Individual Tournament in singles as a junior.”

No. 1 athletic goal

“To take fourth place or better at the 2014 WIAA State Division 2 Individual State Tournament in singles this season.”

Brett’s thoughts

“So far the team has been doing as good as they can. Our team is one of the smallest tennis teams Roncalli has ever had, so we are trying to do as best as we can with what we have. I feel like I have been playing well this season and I have noticed hat everyone on the team this season has shown improvement since day one. I believe that our team will only do better as the season continues.”

Coach Bob Nelson’s thoughts

“Brett’s having a great season again like he did last year. He’s matured a lot from last season as far as he’s in charge when I don’t have an assistant coach. He helps instruct some of the kids that aren’t as talented. He’s just having a really good year. I expect him to be on the medal stand (at State).”

Brett’s favorites

Sport: Tennis

Pro/college athlete: Steve Nash and Novak Djokovic

Pro/college team: Phoenix Suns

Musical artist or group: Neon Tree

Song of all time: “Shake It” by Metro Station

TV show: “Friends”

Movie: “Scooby Doo The Movie”

Class: AP US History

Food: Chocolate French Silk Pie

Saying or piece of advice: “Be who you are, not what others want you to be.”

Hobby: Going out with my friends, particularly to McDonald’s

What if …

You could be any celebrity on earth for a week. Who would it be? “I don’t need to be anyone else, I am happy with who I am.”

You could listen to a song minutes before the biggest athletic event of your life to get you hyped. What would it be? “I don’t listen to music to get myself hyped before a match.”

You could meet one famous person, a non-athlete, who would it be? “Flo, from the Progressive commercials.”

Quick Q&A

Who inspires you most? “My family.”

What is your dream vacation destination? “Anywhere in South America.”

Who’s the toughest opponent you have ever faced? “Daniel Rayl from Carmel, Indiana.”

What’s your No. 1 pet peeve? “People who give up when the going gets tough.”

What do you want to do for a living? Elementary school teacher

Why are sports important to you? “They give me a chance to forget about everything else I have to do in my life. When I am on the court I get a chance to enjoy myself, instead of worrying about homework, tests, and other stresses in my life.”

Which Facebook friend has the most interesting status updates and best photos? Chris Davis

What’s your strength as a person? “Not giving up when the going gets tough.”

What do you still need to work on? “Patience.”

Do you have any pre-game rituals? “I usually go to the bathroom and after that I think through what strategy will work best against my upcoming opponent.”

Top person you follow, or would follow, on Twitter? Drew Giesen

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