Athlete of the Week Archive

March 9, 2010

LARAMIE, Wyo. -



Kekoa Chavez


What is hanging up on the walls in your room?
"A Hawaiian flag, Tupac and Bob Marley posters, and all the hats I own."

What is one thing you would tell someone about Hilo, Hawaii, that they wouldn't know?
"It is one of the rainiest towns in the world."

Could you have gotten a scholarship for surfing if they offered them?
"Haha no, being a beach bum...yeah!"

Is there something that you keep with you that reminds you of home?
"My tattoos and a fish hook my younger brother made for me."

What is your favorite event to watch other than the one that you compete in, and why?
"I like to watch the 4x100m relay. It's an exciting race, and we have a team that can do big things!"

If you had one super-power what would it be and why?
"Fly! Then I wouldn't have to pay so much money to go back home, lol."

During the Summer Olympics, which was your favorite event to watch?
"The 100 and 200 because of Usain Bolt, and the 400."

Have you ever practiced hurdling over objects when you are walking down the street or to class, just for fun?
"Haha, yeah I have. Puddles, cracks, people, shadows, etc..., lol."

Have you ever put on a grass skirt and done a hula dance?
"Hula...yes I've tried it, grass skirt...no. lol."

If you could be in any band whose would it be and what would you play?
"I'd play with Gym Class Heroes and jam out on the cowbell!"

What is the one place you would like to visit in the world, why?
"Area 51! I'd like to see what's really down there...."

What is your favorite and worst exercise in the weight-room?
"Favorite=bench (figures lol). Worst=squat, I suck at it."

If you had to pick one person to represent Wyoming Track and Field on Dancing With the Stars, who would it be?
"Our coach (Don Yentes) of course! We all need a good laugh! lol."