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Beyond the Spotlight w/ Tyler McLaren

Tyler McLaren is competing in his senior season at Freeland High School.

What is the best part about competing in your winter sport?

The best part is competing with the guys I’ve been around my whole life.

Who is your team’s biggest rival? Why?

Definitely Swan Valley. We’ve always had a big rivalry with them in every sport we play.

What is your favorite part about completing in high school sports?

Being on the field or court with my boys that I’ve grown up with. There’s nothing like it.

What is your favorite sports movie?

Dodgeball because I can’t get enough of comedy sports movies.

What has your sport taught you about teamwork?

All of us working together to achieve a common goal and that’s to win championships.

Where is the toughest place to play on the road during your winter sport?

Shepherd because we’ve always struggled there in the past for some reason.

What song are you listening to before competing to get you ready?

Depends on my mood for the day. Might be rap, might be country, you never know.

There is a middle school student who wishers they were you right now…what advice would you give him/her about high school athletics?

Give it 100% and be the best teammate possible.

Professional educator, sports/fitness photographer, former high school sports coach, collegiate football player and sports (of all kinds) enthusiast.