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Pepin/Alma athlete excels on, off the field

Pepin-Alma athlete excels on, off the...

Pepin/Alma's Caiden Haake is known to have some exceptional performances on the field. 

"Great person, great athlete.  Just phenomenal," Pepin/Alma track coach Geoff Schruth said.

The 3-sport star has the accolades to back it up.  First team all state and Winona State commit in Football.  First team all league on the basketball court.  And Division 3 state champ in track and field.

"It's good to do well at everything you do and that's my ultimate goal.  To do well in everything I do," Caiden Haake said. 

That includes off the field as well.  Haake's GPA in the classroom is 3.95.  Earlier this month he was honored as a Wisconsin Scholar Athlete by the WIAA.  

"It's all important.  My parents always said school first and then worry about athletics after that," Haake said.

"You know your star athlete, crushes every single sport.  And also does really well in the classroom.  He makes everyone proud.  He's a great role model," Schruth said.

Despite being proud of both accomplishments, Haake does pick one over the other, for obvious reason.       

"I have to put the classroom ahead or my parents will get mad at me.  There both really important, but the classroom ultimately going to get me somewhere in life, so I need to stick with that one," Haake said.  

All that's left for the Pepin-Alma senior is the state track meet, where he will try to win gold in both the discus and shot put to end his stellar all-around high school career.

"Coming off last year, had some big expectations.  It's starting to come together towards the end of the year here.  So I'm happy to get a big one out there and looking forward to next week," Haake said.    


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