Athlete of the Week: Austin Flaute, Centerville High School

Austin Flaute
Austin Flaute

Name: Austin Flaute

School: Centerville

Grade: Junior

Sport: Diving

Claim to fame/honors: Placed fourth at OHSAA state diving tournament, 30th at USA national diving championships

Bet you didn’t know: I’m really into drawing and architecture

Words you live by: Good things come to those who wait

Toughest opponent: Noah Vigran, Division II state champion from Indian Hill

Biggest influence: My dad, coaches, and teammates

Game-day rituals: Lucky socks and lots of food and water

What’s on your bedroom walls? Medals, an All-American clock and a signed picture of an Olympic diver, David Boudia

When I’m bored I like to: Watch YouTube videos

Favorite movie: Bench Warmers

Person who would play you in a movie: Dave Franco

Favorite TV show: Friends

Favorite musical artist: Panic! at the Disco

I can’t live without: Naps

I can live without: Cold weather

Event you’d like to attend: Olympic diving

Favorite book: The Great Gatsby

Favorite home-cooked meal: Chicken pot pie

Favorite restaurant: Carrabba’s

Favorite smell: A bonfire

Favorite cereal: Cocoa Pebbles

Store where you’d like a shopping spree: Wal-Mart

Vegetable you won’t eat: Radishes

I’d love to trade places for a day with … Ryan Williams (action sports star)

Whose mind would you like to read? Brendon Urie’s

Place where you’d love to travel: Paris

Talent you’d like to have: Singing

Favorite school subject: Physics

Favorite athlete: Jack Laugher, a British diver

Favorite team: Leeds

Favorite Olympic sport: Diving

Something in the world I’d like to change: Poverty rates

Favorite sports moment: Qualifying for semifinals at USA Nationals

Favorite junk food: Doritos

Best thing about diving: Traveling around the country

In 10 years, I hope to be … an architect

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