Pancakes or Waffles? Greenwood Student-Athlete Westen Schmitz Profiled

Greenwood (OnFocus) – Greenwood student-athlete Westen Schmitz excels as a three sport athlete, competing at the highest level in football, basketball and baseball.

We caught up with Schmitz to get a better understanding of what makes  the future mechanical engineer ‘tick’ with the world famous interview, ‘Pancakes or Waffles?’

OnFocus: What classes are you taking this year?
Schmitz:  The classes I am taking this year are College English, Photography, Physics, Current Issues, Yearbook, Electronics, and Calculus.
OnFocus: What is your favorite class?
Schmitz:  My favorite class is Electronics class.

OnFocus: What’s the best thing about being a student-athlete at Greenwood?
Schmitz: Developing a lot of abilities in a lot of aspects of my life and not being  one-dimensional.

OnFocus: What are your hobbies?
Schmitz:  I like to play video games, any type of sport, and watch TV.
OnFocus: Who is/was your favorite teacher?
Schmitz:  My favorite teacher is Noah Werner.
OnFocusWhat is the most unusual food you have eaten?
Schmitz:  I’ve eaten cow tongue.
OnFocus: What is your favorite music to listen to?
Schmitz:  Rap Music is my favorite.
OnFocus: What are your plans after high school?
Schmitz:  I plan on going into the engineering field and become a mechanical engineer.
OnFocus: If they made a movie about you, and your life,  what would it be called?
Schmitz:  ‘Life with Wes.’
OnFocus: What sports do you play?
Schmitz:  Football, Basketball, Baseball.
OnFocus: Which teammate would you not want to be stranded with on a desertedisland?
Schmitz:  Austen Humke.
OnFocus: What is your most memorable moment as an athlete? 
Schmitz:  Hitting a half court shot against Marshfield Columbus.
OnFocus: Who is your favorite athlete? 
Schmitz: Damian Lillard.
OnFocus: What do you enjoy most about playing home games? 
Schmitz: The crowd and all the students that get to come and watch 
OnFocus: What’s the best thing about being a student-athlete at Greenwood?

Schmitz:
Developing a lot of abilities in a lot of aspects of my life and not being
 one-dimensional.
OnFocus: What words of wisdom can you give to other student-athletes? 
Schmitz: Don’t take it for granted because these 4 years go by very fast.
OnFocus: Lastly, pancakes or waffles? 
Schmitz:  Waffles for sure.

 

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David Keech
Author: David Keech

David Keech is a math teacher in Wisconsin Rapids and public address announcer for Abbotsord High School. He officiates basketball, baseball, and softball in central Wisconsin. He has reported on amateur sports since 2011, known as 'KeechDaVoice.' David can be reached at [email protected]