Player of the Week: Brendon Harmon

By Wayne E. Rivet

Staff Writer

Brendon Harmon caught the “bug,” and he’s glad he did.

“Brendon started ski racing in eighth grade. He is now a sophomore, and the racing bug has bit him,” said Lake Region varsity alpine ski coach Jaime Fontaine. “He is always striving to improve his technique and is always pushing himself to be a better racer.”

Coaches Fontaine and Brook Sulloway have seen “huge growth” in Brendon’s skiing over the past year. “I am really looking forward to the next two years with Brendon on the team. His positive ‘go-getter’ attitude is just what the team needs.”

In recognition of his strong work ethic, determination, commitment and good sportsmanship, Brendon is this week’s Boosters and Hancock Lumber “Player of the Week.” Each week, a Lake Region athlete is recognized for his/her dedication (does more than what is asked), work ethic, coachability and academic good standing. Recipients receive a specially-designed t-shirt, sponsored by Hancock Lumber.

The Harmon File

Name: Brendon Harmon

Year in School: Sophomore

Town: Naples

Parents: Sue and Tom Harmon

School Activities/Sports: Alpine skiing

Q. Why did you choose alpine skiing? BH. I love to ski and go fast like Ricky Bobby.

Q. What did you hope to accomplish this season? BH. I wanted to keep improving my times every race.

Q. What do you enjoy the most? BH. I enjoy being with my friends and being competitive with them.

Q. What do you like the least? BH. I hate when some of my teammates go in the lodge after practice and don’t help pull the course like they should.

Q. What makes you successful? BH. I try hard to make myself better.

Q. What would your dream moment be? BH. My dream moment would be to win a race even though I know that will never happen.

Q. What has skiing taught you? BH. It has taught me how to ski faster while still being in control.

Q. Who has inspired you? BH. Jack Tragert, because he was a good teammate. He taught me how to ski better. He always placed either in the Top 10 or Top 5, and I wish I could do that. He taught me that you can do anything you set your mind to.

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