Student profile: Trenton Kriewaldt, sophomore


Lilly Bristol, Reporter

Q: Do you play any sports?

A: Baseball, and I used to do karate.

Q: Is that involved with the school?

A: I play through school in the spring and a different program in the summer.

Q: What’s your biggest goal you have in life?

A: I think right now it would be to play baseball in college, but it’s always evolving. My goal would always be to improve and get better.

Q: What’s your favorite food?

A: Sushi, that fancy stuff at the restaurant.

Q: What makes you happy?

A: My friends make me happy, that’s where I get the most joy from. 

Q: When did you start baseball?

A: When I was eight. 

Q: Why?

A: I started because my dad used to always have games on tv and then there was like this little plastic bat and ball in our backyard. I just asked my dad to throw it to me one day, and I liked it and then I just fell in love with the game. 

Q: Who inspires you the most?

A: Jesus, my savior, inspires me the most. He’s who I learn from and strive to like and it changes me.

Q: What has been the most difficult time of your high school career?

A: Back in freshman year I went through some tough mental health stuff and that was really hard for me.

Q: Who helped you the most during that time?

A: My mom was really supportive and she learned to help me get through it.

Q: Do you think sports or academics are more important than the other?

A: I think it’s all about balance. I don’t think you can neglect academics, but I think for some people, sports is really important to them and it keeps them in check.

Q: Do you think you’re funny?

A: I do think I’m funny, yes. 

Q: What do you want to accomplish most in your life, either in sports or out?

A: I’d like to be a good father. That would probably be the biggest accomplishment for me. 

Q: What’s one fun fact about yourself you want people to know that you don’t think is already known?

A: I can do a backbend. If I start on the ground, yeah, I can. Oh, is that a bridge? Well, then I can almost do a back bend. 

Q: How did you learn you could do that?

A: I was just stretching out one day and experimenting and found out I could.