John and Angie Larson
Academic honors earned: Honor roll, academic letter, runner-up at the state Spanish-speaking competition freshman and junior years, state qualifier in forensics junior year.
Volunteer work: St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Tomahawk Emergency Food Pantry, Salvation Army bell ringer, Tomahawk Basketball Backers, Tomahawk Pow Wow Days 5K/10K, Tomahawk Special Olympics Winter Games.
SPECIAL SECTION: Gannett Central Wisconsin Media High School Sports Awards
Favorite sports memory: Making it to the WIAA State Track and Field Meet as a sophomore as part of the 4×200 meter relay. I will never forget the rush of adrenaline when I stepped onto the track. I felt so much pride and honor to be able to represent Tomahawk.
Advice to an athlete: Be a three-sport athlete. My dad is a football and softball coach, and he always stressed the fact that being in multiple sports makes you a better all-around athlete. It’s also important to have a weight room regiment and summer workout plan. What you put into it is what you get out of it!
Inspiration: I would have to say that my dad was my biggest inspiration. He pushed me to be better and try harder to attain goals in athletics. He always wanted me to play softball, but I wanted to be a runner, and he respected my decision to go where my heart led me.
College plans: I will be attending St. Norbert College in the fall, where I plan to major in education, and will be an athlete on the track and field team. When I graduate, I would love to come back to this area to teach and also coach cross country and/or track and field.
Freshman letters, honors: Cross country, track (second team all-conference, Individual Indoor All-Conference Award: Second Team 800 Meter Relay, Individual Outdoor All-Conference Awards: Second Team 400 Meter Relay, Honorable Mention 800 Meter Relay).
Sophomore letters, honors: Cross country (second team all-conference), basketball, track (first team all-conference, Individual Indoor All-Conference Awards: First Team Triple Jump, 800 M Relay, Honorable Mention 1600 M Relay, Individual Outdoor All-Conference Awards: Second Team 400 Meter Relay, WIAA Division II Regional 800 M Relay Champs, WIAA Division II State Qualifier – 800 M Relay).
Junior letters, honors: Cross country (second team all-conference), basketball, track (second team all-conference, Outdoor All-Conference Awards: Second Team 400 Meter Relay, 3200 Meter Relay, Honorable Mention – Triple Jump, WIAA Division II Regional Runner-Up – 400 Meter Relay, WIAA Division II State Qualifier – 400 Meter Relay).
Senior letters, Academic honors earned: Cross country (first team all-conference, captain), basketball (captain), track (captain).