I had the opportunity to talk with the Hopkins High School “Captains Council” this morning. Every month, the Athletic Department hosts a meeting for all Captains and they bring in a speaker. It was really cool to catch up with former coaches like Rob Fuhr and Mike Harris, as well as to talk with the Hopkins student-athletes, over 50 in all, getting ready embark on their post-high school endeavors. There was an especially good showing from the skiers, who are just coming off of a solid ski season.
They all had some good questions. Some questions you can prepare for, others a are a little more unexpected:
Q: “How many years did you have to live out of your truck?” (from Jack Hinkens, who I’m pretty sure wants to be a pro mountain biker and live out of his truck).
A: “You can’t be a ski racer and live out of a truck–you’d get too cold. . .though I did spend a couple months living in a van down by the river.”
Q: “Did you get Lindsey Vonn’s number at the Olympics?”
A: “What happens in the Village, stays in the Village. . .”