Hometown Star: Noah Rupprecht
THIEF RIVER FALLS - As a captain of the tennis and hockey team, Thief River Falls junior Noah Rupprecht leads by example.
"If is just not going your way sometimes and you’re not in a good mood, you just have to keep going and working hard everyday," Rupprecht said.
Rupprecht's work ethic and attitude shines on a daily basis and is infectious.
"He is one of those kids that will come up to me after a good practice and say what a good practice and he’ll shake my hands and say thank you even as a junior," Prowlers boys tennis coach Fabian Tunberg said. "I thought after sixth or seventh grade it would’ve wore off."
That's just who Rupprecht is and it stems from how he was raised. Rupprecht is a farm boy and is involved in 4-H club. In 2016, he won first place at the state fair for his steer’s breed, Hereford. Just like sports, that takes dedication.
" You have to groom it, wash it every single day and you have to put a halter on it to lead them around," Rupprecht said. "You make them stand there nice and your pretty much showing off the animal."
"His work ethic is off the charts," Thief River Falls senior tennis player Cole Gillespie said. "He is always the kid to go three hours on a workout if he needs to, but I guess that's just your typical farm boy."