October’s Tiger of the Month

By Katlyn LaPorte

Senior Peyton Kloberdanz does not only excel in sports, but also in academics. He has always maintained good grades along with playing sports throughout the entire year. He sets the bar high as October’s Tiger of the Month.

Kloberdanz was born on Aug 12, 1998 to his parents Nicki Smith and George J. Kloberdanz. He is unique because he has an identical twin, Braedon. They have three dogs, Cash, Gracie and Stella.

peyton-kloberdanzKloberdanz has been playing football for nine years. His biggest supporters are his family and his other loved ones.

“The best part of football is hitting people, and the worst part of football is getting hit by people,” said Kloberdanz. “My goals for this season are to hopefully make a playoff run just like we did my sophomore year. I hope to win out this season but I do not plan on playing college football.”

His favorite football memory is when all his teammates came to visit him in the hospital after the playoff game when he tore his ACL (Anterior Cruciate Ligament) which is the smallest ligament in the knee. Kloberdanz also plays baseball, which happens to be his favorite sport.

“I like the part of the game that requires being mentally tough,” he said.

Aside from athletics, Kloberdanz has also pushed himself his entire life to maintain good grades. He has a cumulative GPA of 3.67 and right now has a 4.0 for senior year. He is also active in FFA and his favorite subject is Ag.

Playing guitar is one of his all-time favorite hobbies. His favorite food is cabbage pockets, his favorite movie is Toy Story, and his favorite holiday is Thanksgiving.

“Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard,” is a quote that he lives by.

“I want to give a shout out to Braedon for keeping a girlfriend this long,” said Kloberdanz.

“In 10 years I see myself married with kids and working somewhere in the agriculture business, production agriculture, or in some vocational area,” said Kloberdanz.

“Don’t be afraid of change and don’t worry about what tomorrow may bring. Keep faith in your Creator and love hard,” is the advice Kloberdanz has for the underclassmen.