15 questions: Shenandoah junior Jake Stenzel

1. If you had a super power, what would it be and why?

If I had a superpower it would be super strength. Things like laser eyes or shrinking are cool powers, but definitely not as useful I could use this every day for a number of things and it would help a lot with football.

2.Who was your role model growing up? Why?

My role models growing up were my dad and grandpa. I can not just pick one because they were both involved in my childhood a lot. I loved to farm and that is what they did so I wanted to be with them and learn everything I could. I learned lots of good lessons from both of them on and off the farm. It was things anywhere from "work smarter not harder" to learning how to be a better person through Christ, they both played huge roles in my life

3.What’s your favorite food?

Meat, I will eat about any type of meat and if there is not a piece of meat on my plate it is not an actual meal.

4.What’s your future plans? Why?

I plan to attend a 4 year college to study agriculture and return to the family farm. I am looking into Iowa State and Northwest so far.

5.If you had a million dollars, what’s the first thing you’d purchase?

If I had a million dollars I would definitely purchase some new truck parts and a couple of other fun things and the rest would be put somewhere to make me more money.

6. John Deere or CASE? Why?

John Deere. I don’t really know why that’s even a question. If it's red, leave it in the shed.

7. What’s your favorite sport? Why?

My favorite sport is football. I have always liked football and I like it because it is really the only sport where you can hit people as hard as you want and not be thrown out of the game.

8. What’s your favorite sports team (college and pro?)

My favorite college team is Iowa State. I grew with family liking it and I learned to like them too. Also, Ames is the only town with a Hickory Park. My favorite pro team is the Houston Texans because my favorite player is J.J Watt.

9. What's your favorite movie?

I will watch any action movie that has fast cars, big trucks, or explosions. So some of my favorites are Transformers and Fast and Furious.

10. Most embarrassing moment in high school?

I was new to school and I was sitting in ag class with Mrs. Martin. The phone rang and I was close so I answered it. The person on the other end asked for Sarah Martin. At this point I didn’t really know that Sarah was Mrs. Martin’s first name so I asked, "Is Sarah Martin here". A few people laughed and then I realized what I said and tried to play it off as a joke, but I don’t know if it worked. Another equally embarrassing moment was also in ag class. I was messing around with my brother Matt and he decided to pants me and it just so happened that every girl in the class was looking my way.

11.What’s your biggest fear? Why?

One of my biggest fears is messing up something really important. It is okay to mess up, but there are some things I would never want to do wrong. For example, making a big mistake with a piece of farm equipment can lead to some bad consequences. I always try to be careful not to mess up when doing something important or working with something that can be dangerous.

12. What’s a hobby you do besides sports?

I like to work on the farm. I help out whenever I can. When I am not doing that I like to ride dirt bikes and ATVs in my free time with friends.

13. What’s a strange talent that you possess?

My strange talent is being able to stick my tongue in my nose. I’d say it's pretty impressive. I am also double jointed in three of my fingers so it is fun to freak people out.

14.Do you have a nickname? If so, what is it and why do people call you it?

My nickname is "The Diesel". Coach Diekmann gave this to me when I got my Diesel pickup and it stuck on the football field because we have to have a lot of power.

15. Who’s your favorite superhero? Why?

The Hulk, he is the biggest and strongest of the superheroes and if I had to pick one that would be who I would pick. Iron man is a close second, but he is red and the hulk is green so that's an obvious choice.

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