Ethan Smith

Athlete of the Week Kenton Ridge High School

Name: Ethan Smith

School: Kenton Ridge High School

Grade: 12

Age: 17

Sports: Football, Rugby, Track

Claim to fame/honors: President of National Honor Society, played in the Rugby All-Star Midwest Challenge

Words you live by: “Meet with triumph and disaster and treat those two imposters just the same.” - Rudyard Kipling

Toughest opponent: Myself

Biggest influence: My family

Game-day rituals: I pray with my dad the morning of the game.

What’s on your bedroom walls: I have tickets from all the different sporting events I’ve been to as well as memorabilia of my favorite teams.

When I’m bored I like to … Go on hikes or just be outdoors

Favorite movie: Back to the Future

Person who would play you in a movie: Leonardo Dicaprio

Favorite TV show: The Office

Favorite musical artist: Mumford and Sons

Favorite book: Lord of the Flies

Favorite home-cooked meal: Buttermilk chicken with homemade mac ‘n’ cheese

Favorite restaurant: Buffalo Wild Wings

Whose mind would you like to read: Nobody’s, that’s an invasion of privacy

Place where you’d love to travel: New Zealand

Talent you’d like to have: The ability to dunk

Favorite school subject: Science

Favorite athlete: Bo Jackson

Favorite team: Cleveland Browns

Something in the world I’d like to change: Finding new ways to produce clean energy

Favorite sports moment: Beating Shawnee senior year at my last home game on homecoming on television

Favorite junk food: Chocolate cake

Best thing about your favorite sport: After a rugby match, both teams have a social where we eat food and hang out.

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