Name: Jon Mootz.

     Age: 18.

     Parents: Lynn and Lisa Mootz.

     Sport: Baseball, football, track.

     Awards received: Two-time all-conference in baseball, two-time conference champion in baseball.

     Season goals: Continue to get better throughout the season, continue the tradition of excellence.

     I like this sport because: It is the greatest sport in the world.

     What is something the average person doesn’t know about your sport? Cal Ripken, Jr. played 2,632 consecutive games for the Orioles. This means he did not miss a game for over 16 seasons.

     Biggest sports thrill as a participant: Sliding into second after hitting an RBI double.

     Pre-competition rituals/superstitions: Use special beard balm for games, eat seven JuJu fish, and listen to the same songs in the same order.

     Biggest academic accomplishment: Making High Honors all eight semesters.

     Biggest influence: Mom and Dad.

     Favorite male athlete: Miguel Cabrera.

     Favorite female athlete: Serena Williams.

     Favorite pro teams: Detroit Tigers, Boston Bruins, Green Bay Packers.

     Favorite college teams: Iowa Hawkeyes, UNI Panthers.

     Favorite subject in school: Probs and stats.

     Favorite teacher: I appreciate all teachers equally.

     Favorite TV show: “How I Met Your Mother.”

     Favorite movie: “Mallrats.”

     Favorite social media app: Snapchat.

     Favorite musicians: Kiss, Nirvana, Van Halen, Foo Fighters, Green Day, Motley Crue.

     Favorite food: Chicken.

     Nickname: “Speedcat,” “Thundercat,” “Mobile Strike.”

     Most famous person I’ve met: The Fonz.

     Job/other activities: Flip canoes, unload containers for Oak Street.

     College/future plans: UNI for economics and finance.




Subscriber Login