Athlete of the Week: Cole Barhorst, Tippecanoe High School

Name: Cole Barhorst

School: Tippecanoe

Grade: Senior

Age: 17

Sports: Football, baseball

Claim to fame/honors: All-GWOC North as a running back, All-GWOC North and All-Southwest District in baseball as a catcher; plans to study engineering at University of Cincinnati

Bet you didn’t know … I’m a Spiderman geek

Words you live by: Work hard, do your best at everything you do

Toughest opponent: Trotwood-Madison in football, Vandalia Butler in baseball

Biggest influence: My dad because he pushes me to do my best and he’s always there at every game to cheer me on

Game-day rituals: I always put my accessories like my phone, wristbands and anything else you can’t wear in my shoe in my locker

What’s on your bedroom walls? LeBron James poster, a lot of Cleveland Browns football pictures, pictures of me and my twin brother, Clay

When I’m bored I like to … play video games with my friends

Favorite movie: All Spiderman movies

Person who would play you in a movie: Tom Cruise

Favorite TV show: SportsCenter

Favorite musical artist: Travis Scott

I can’t live without: My friends

I can live without: Soccer

Event you’d like to attend: Super Bowl

Favorite book: Huckleberry Finn

Favorite home-cooked meal: Chicken Alfredo

Favorite restaurant: B-Dubs (Buffalo Wild Wings)

Favorite smell: Old car smell

Favorite cereal: Cheerios

Store where you’d like a shopping spree: Dick’s Sporting Goods

Vegetable you won’t eat: Peas

I’d love to trade places for a day with … LeBron James

Whose mind would you like to read? Tom Brady

Place where you’d love to travel? New York City

Talent you’d like to have? Juggling

Favorite school subject: History

Favorite athlete: Ezekiel Elliott

Favorite team: Cleveland Browns

Favorite Olympic sport: Women’s soccer

Something in the world I’d like to change: Violence

Favorite sports moment: Scoring an 87-yard touchdown on first play of the game against Piqua my sophomore year

Favorite junk food: Pop-Tarts

Best thing about football: The contact

In 10 years, I hope to be … a hard working, successful engineer

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