Athlete’s name: Brady Olson
School: Palmyra-Eagle High School
Sports: Football (for three years, not as senior), basketball and baseball
Honors/recognition for each sport: Football — three-year varsity letter winner, all-conference honorable mention sophomore year, second team as junior, team captain junior year. Basketball — three-year varsity letter winner, all-conference honorable mention sophomore and junior years. Baseball — three-year varsity letter winner, all-conference honorable mention freshman year, second team sophomore year.
Season scoring stats, best times, etc. for each sport: Basketball — sophomore year on varsity 10 points per game, junior year (was injured) 12.5 ppg. Football — junior year on varsity 28 receptions for 562 yards and six touchdowns. Baseball — single-season batting average record for the school sophomore year (batted .425)
Describe yourself on/off the field: A leader/role model who cares about the game on the field and respects others.
How did you get started in playing each of the sports or your favorite sport: At a young age my dad got me into them, and just always being in a family that plays sports and is around sports.
Biggest influences or role models and why: My parents always have been there for me and showed me how to respect others and just act in general.
Most memorable moment(s) in high school sports: Beating Clinton in basketball my junior year at home. Clinton was a favorite against us and we won by 16; I finished with 23 points and 10 rebounds.
What advice would you give younger athletes about competing at the high school and/or collegiate levels: Appreciate what you have in your four short years of sports. It goes by faster than you think. Play every game and practice as if it were your last, because you never know if it might be. I hope no one gets injured, but having two surgeries during high school definitely changes your perspective on things.
Favorite athletes: Derek Jeter (former New York Yankees), Kyrie Irving (Cleveland Cavaliers)
Favorite teams: All of the Wisconsin Badger teams, Green Bay Packers, Milwaukee Brewers and anyone (in the NBA) that is not the Golden State Warriors.
Any other hobbies outside of sports: Playing video games, hanging out with friends, going to the YMCA to work out.
Post-high school plans: Going to college but don’t know where yet. I have been accepted into UW-Whitewater, UW-Oshkosh and UW-Milwaukee.