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Ethan Pruett: Newfound Male Athlete of the Season

  • Ethan Pruett


Wednesday, June 27, 2018

What was the biggest challenge you or your team faced this season and how did you overcome it?  A very long winter prevented us from practicing outside until April. We made the best of our allotted time in the gym and worked hard with our limited time.

Who was the unsung hero of your team?  The unsung hero of our team is definitely our assistant coach Kendra LaPlume. She leads our team in effective exercise and stretching routines as well as coaching our pole vault team.

If you could improve high school track and field in New Hampshire, what would you do?  I would improve the infrastructure that many teams have to suffer through, including that at NRHS. Without a safe and quality track, teams miss out a lot. And it also makes scheduling meets hard when only a few schools have tracks fit for competition.

Do you have any sports superstitions? If so, what are they?  For track I always wear my big “Ranger Rick” sun hat which is both a habit and superstition. I feel that it gets me in the zone.

What are some of the unwritten rules of your sport?  Although I don’t do any relays for our team, I know that if you drop the baton you have to do either push ups or burpees and I have had to do both when I’ve fooled around with the relay team batons.

Who on your team, coaches included, reminds you of a character in a TV show or movie?  Our throwing coach, John Lellos, reminds me of Uncle Jesse (John Stamos) from Full House. Also they’re both Greek.

If life were a video game, what would some of the cheat codes be?  First cheat code would be unlimited money and the second cheat code would be “noclip” obviously.

What is something that is really popular now, but in five years everyone will look back on and be embarrassed by? Honestly I don’t think anything that is really popular now will embarrass people in 5 years. Probably just really ugly pictures and embarrassing Facebook/Instagram posts.

Where do you get your news? Mostly from CNN.

What are the best and worst purchases you’ve ever made? My best purchase has probably been my pair of Sperry boat shoes. I’ve had them for 3 years and are sweet. My worst purchase was another pair of shoes. I got some Nike running shoes that were absolutely terrible.

What’s the most ridiculous fact you know? During Prohibition the U.S. government poisoned alcohol to prevent Americans from drinking it.

What’s invisible but you wish people could see? Ghosts.

If you could go to school in a foreign country, which country would you pick and why? I would go to school in Japan. Their culture seems so different compared to the culture here in the U.S., plus really good food.

If animals could talk, which would be the rudest? Honey badgers. Honey badgers are crazy. You know those things are talking mad trash.

What questions would you like to ask a time traveler from 200 years in the future? Have we colonized Mars yet? I hope I get to witness humans travel to mars in my lifetime.

If you were hired to show tourists what life is really like where you live, what would you show them / have them do? I would have them shovel a couple of driveways full of snow and then have them drive behind other tourists that are bad at driving.

What is the craziest thing one of your teachers has done? My AP U.S. History teacher had us sit in between rows of desks and threw balls of paper at us to simulate being in the trenches of World War I.

What’s the best thing about being a teen? What’s the worst? The best thing about being a teen is not being a child anymore. The worst thing is knowing you have to become an adult soon.