Athlete Showcase: Dowagiac’s Kaleb Detwiler
Kaleb Detwiler is a junior on the Dowagiac track team.
What has been one of your greatest
accomplishments as an athlete?
KD: Winning the MVP award for wrestling my freshman year.
What has been one of your biggest
disappointments as an athlete?
KD: Not making it out of districts this year in wrestling.
What has been a hardship in your life?
KD: Losing my grandpa.
Who is a “hero” in your life and why?
KD: My dad. He always encourages me to be the best I can be.
When are you the most nervous while you are competing?
KD: Competing in dual meets, because the team is counting on me.
Describe an embarrassing athletic moment.
KD: Pulling a muscle during a race.
How do you tend to workout/train when by yourself?
KD: Weight lift and run.
What other sport would you like to compete in if you were not playing yours?
Why are sports an important part of the high school experience?
KD: They help keep my grades up.
How would you give away $50,000?
KD: Wounded veterans.
If you could be the head coach of a team for a year, what team would you choose?
KD: The track team.
If I did not play sports, I would…?
KD: Focus more on my grades.
What is the most challenging thing for you to do in your sport?
KD: Breaking a five-minute mile.
If you could change one rule about your sport, what would it be?
KD: Be allowed to step on the line.
What is the best compliment you have ever received?
KD: You are a fast runner.
What was the scariest thing you have had to do? Are you glad you did it?
KD: Running at regionals my sophomore year, Yes it motivated me.
What was the last thing you saw someone do that really impressed you?
KD: I saw somebody run a 4:35 minute mile.
What is your favorite hobby? Why?
KD: Fishing. You can do it whenever.
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