Get to Know: Ethan Slaathaug
Published 5:22 pm Friday, February 26, 2021
Achieving common goals as a team
Ethan Slaathaug is a senior at Hayfield
Q: What sports do you compete in?
A: The sports I compete in are cross country, football, basketball and baseball.
Q: What’s your favorite sports memory?
A: My favorite sports memory was when we won the section baseball game to go to state and we all rushed the field and dog-piled on each other. That was a great moment!
Q: What have you learned from sports?
A: I have learned from sports the importance of working as a team to achieve a common goal. I learned that every member of the team has a role that is very important. Everyone matters and if they do their part, then the team will be successful.
Q: Who is your biggest sports role model and why?
A: Lebron James Is my biggest role model because of how hard he works everyday and how good of a guy he is. He is a very good family guy who takes care of his family and is super supportive of his kids.
Q: If you could have a conversation with anyone, who would it be?
A: If I could have a conversation with anyone it would be Steve Carell because of how much I like the TV show “The Office.” I think he would have me rolling in laughter.
Q: What is the biggest obstacle you’ve had to overcome?
A: The biggest obstacle I had to overcome was moving to a new school when I was a freshman. I did not know a lot of kids and I was new to Hayfield, so to go into a new school and play sports in the school was tough. I also had to play sports with different kids then I was used to so a lot of changes made for some stress, but everyone was super nice and supportive.
Q: What is your dream job?
A: My dream job would be something in business. Either working as a salesman and working my way up to a manager and keep going.
Q: What is your favorite food?
A: My favorite food is medium rare steak and mashed potatoes.
Q: What are your plans after high school?
A: My plan for after high school is to go to a private 4-year college and play basketball.
Q: How do you feel about living through a pandemic?
A: It was hard to adapt to the new rules, but I must do my part to keep everyone safe and fight the pandemic back.