Quality Toyota Sports Spotlight: Suek: Otters’ senior shotputting starPublished 10:07am Wednesday, March 26, 2014 Updated 10:57am Wednesday, March 26, 2014
After placing eighth in last year’s Section 8AA meet, Fergus Falls senior thrower Al Suek hopes another year of experience and offseason training will help him get into the state meet.
A towering high schooler, Al also played football for the Otters as a defensive end and tight end.
When not on the field, Al participates in NHS, pep band and marching band.
I sat down with Al to talk about his future, throwing, the big man relay and ESPN’s not-top ten plays.
Q: What is your favorite subject and why?
A: Pre-calculus, because of the teacher, Mr. (Brad) Strand.
Q: What are your plans for next year?
A: I’m going up to NDSU to pursue a Natural Resources and Ag Business degree.
Q: What got you interested in that?
A: I have always loved the outdoors and being outside and working with my hands.
Q: What do you do outside of school?
A: I like to hunt and fish. I like being outside, I’m not much of a video game guy.
Q: What do you hunt?
A: I do it all, but my favorite is turkey hunting.
Q: What is your favorite movie?
A: Benchwarmers, it’s a funny movie.
Q: What is your favorite television show?
A: Probably good old ESPN. My favorite is not-top ten plays.
Q: Being both a football player and a thrower, what do you find important about offseason weightlifting?
A: It prepares you more for seasons to come. It get you better each and everyday. It’s something to do during the winter.
Q: What are you looking forward to the most in your last season of track?
A: Trying to get into the state meet, maybe top two in the section.
Q: What distance do you estimate do you have to throw?
A: I got to be over 50’ to do anything, that is my goal for shotput.
Q: If you were stranded on a deserted island and you could bring three things, what would they be?
A: Probably some type of knife, some food and water.
Q: Are you apart of any big man relay teams?
A: Yeah, we do some of that. We are going to do a 4×100 with throwers. We actually have some pretty fast guys, so we will compete in the smaller meets.