The Ripon Commonwealth Press will spotlight local senior student-athletes throughout the school year on www.RiponPress.com. Today, we feature Sam Yeomans, who is a three-sport athlete at Ripon High School.
What high school sports do you play?
I play football, basketball, and golf.
What is your earliest sports memory?
I had gone to a packer game when I was about 4-5 years old and watched Brett Favre play his last season with the Packers.
Favorite athletic memory during time in high school?
My favorite memory was freshmen year of golf, I had gotten into a playoff in order to go to sectionals, and I would end up winning the playoff and play sectionals at Lawsonia that same year. It was crazy, I couldn’t believe I had won at the time.
What is one area you would like to improve?
I would improve my mindset, this can go for any sport really I believe. In my opinion, I’m extremely tough on myself, and it forces me to make terrible decisions that wouldn’t be made during certain sports.
What were/are your goals entering your final season?
My goal is to leave it all out. As a senior, I’m ready to be done, but I have one more thing I want to accomplish, and that is to pour my heart and soul into the things I’ve grown up with one last time before I say goodbye.
What’s your favorite sport?
I’d have to say it’s football. Football has brought me so many memories that I will never forget, ones that I will cherish for the rest of my life.
What’s your favorite team to play?
Berlin or Winneconne. The energy in the stands during football or basketball was always electric. The rumbling of the stands, the boisterous chanting from the students and parents, there’s nothing like playing those kind of games.
Who is your favorite professional athlete
This also is a tough one. I personally don’t have a favorite athlete, but I would say my current favorite athlete is Khabib Nurmagomdedov, the former UFC fighter.
What is your favorite class/subject?
What do your future plans entail?
My current plan is that I will attend UW La-Crosse to minor in Music and go into a sports medicine field. As for sports, as much as I would love to continue playing, I’m not sure. I’m still taking offers from camps and schools, so any chances I would get to play football or golf I would take in a heartbeat. As of now, I won’t be playing, but hopefully that changes.