Player of the Week: Mike Brooks

By Wayne E. Rivet
Staff Writer

Mike Brooks just likes to ski. Whether he places high or low in the final standings, “Brooksie” just enjoys his time on the slopes.

“Over the past two years, Brooksie has shown great sportsmanship, in addition, he always shows up to practice and races with a positive attitude,” Lake Region varsity alpine ski coaches Jaimie Fontaine and Charlie O’Brien said. “It is a pleasure to have Brooksie on the team.”

In recognition of his strong work ethic, determination, commitment and good sportsmanship, Mike 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 Brooks File

Name: Mike Brooks

Year in School: Sophomore

Town: Bridgton

Parents: Damon and Dot Brooks

School Activities/Sports: Soccer, ski team and baseball.

Q. Why did you choose alpine skiing? Because I really like to ski a lot.

Q. What do you hope to accomplish this season? To learn how to turn better around the gates.

Q. What do you enjoy the most? Just racing with my friends on the team.

Q. What do you like the least? Crashing.

Q. What makes you successful? Skiing every day.

Q. What would your dream moment be? To get Top 10 at States.

Q. What has alpine skiing taught you? To go fast, to be able to ski faster.

Q. Who has inspired you? Coaches and Jack Tragert.

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