Spencer Student-Athlete Chase Higgins Reveals all with Pancakes or Waffles? Interview

Spencer(OnFocus) – Spencer student-athlete Chase Higgins has been active for the Rockets on the football and baseball fields, and is finishing up his time as a Rocket as a standout infielder and pitcher for the Rockets.

We caught up with Higgins with our world-famous interview, ‘Pancakes or Waffles?’ to find out what makes the UW-Stout recruit ‘tick.’

OnFocus: What classes are you taking this year?

Higgins: Some of the classes that I am taking this year are calculus, English 4, Band, and Gym.

OnFocus: What is your favorite class?

Higgins: Calculus is my favorite because it is challenging.

OnFocus: What are your hobbies?

Higgins: Video games, baseballs that’s pretty much my life. I play baseball all year round.

OnFocus: Who is/was your favorite teacher?

Higgins: Mr. Wagner is my favorite teacher; he was my history teacher.

OnFocus: What is the most unusual food you have eaten?

Higgins: I don’t eat anything weird.. maybe I have eaten some bugs in the past or something.

OnFocus: What is your favorite music to listen to?

Higgins: I like listening to hard rock. A couple of my favorites are Metalica and Avenge Sevenfold.

OnFocus: What are your plans after high school?

Higgins: I plan on attending UW-Stout and plan to go into Mechanical Engineering. I will also be playing baseball for UW-Stout

OnFocus: If they made a movie about you, and your life,  what would it be called?

Higgins: My dad would say ‘Drama Queen’… I would say ‘The Slim Reaper.’

OnFocus: What sports do you play?

Higgins: I have played football and baseball.

OnFocus: Which teammate would you not want to be stranded with on a deserted island?

Higgins: Kyler Bainer, I don’t think his survival skills would be very good….and I don’t want to eat his gluten free food.

OnFocus: What is your most memorable moment as an athlete?

Higgins: I was voted 1st team all-conference for baseball as a sophomore, and beating Amherst in football. Those are both pretty special.

OnFocus: Who is your favorite athlete?

Higgins: Miguel Cabrera is pretty cool. He is probably my favorite.

OnFocus: What do you enjoy most about playing home games?

Higgins: My friends being able to come out and support my team.

OnFocus: What’s the best thing about being a student-athlete at Spencer High School?

Higgins: I’m able to compete academically and athletically.

OnFocus: What words of wisdom can you give to other student-athletes?

Higgins: Work hard, and have confidence in yourself.

OnFocus: Lastly, pancakes or waffles?

Higgins: Waffles. I’m more of a waffle guy. Both are good but you can’t beat Belgium Waffles.

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]