Boys Varsity Track, Girls Varsity Track · Boys Athlete of the Month – April 2016

Boys Student Athlete: Griffin Ravsten

Griffin Ravsten has been a member of the Bear River track team for three years. During this time, Griffin has been one of the most dedicated thowers and in these past three seasons (9th, 10th, 11th grade) he has nearly doubled his distance in the javelin, throwing over 120 feet this year. Hies discus and shot are also coming along nicely, which makes him one of our best throwers. Currently Griffin is 4th in the region in discus, 6th in javelin and 9th in shot.

This year, as a junior, he was asked by his coaches to be a team captain. Usually this honor is reserved for the seniors but because of his great attitude, coachability and work ethic, we decided as a staff to let Griffin be one of our team leaders. We have not been disappointed.

Griffin shown up to practice every day, works the entire time he is there and demonstrates enthusiasm and pride on and off the track. We can count on Giffin to help the less experienced athletes and he is always setting an example of what to do and how to do it.

Sandy MacSparran
Head Track and Field Coach

Griffin is one of those kids who just quietly goes about his day and does his job, regardless if it is in the classroom or on the sports field. I have know Griffin for most of his life and have always been impressed with his dependability. He doesn’t have to make a big entrance, but instead just get right to work to accomplish whatever needs to be done.

Griffin is a big strong kid but has a heart of gold who would do anything for anyone without thought of getting something in return. His willingness to always do his best, while thinking of others first is a rare trait that will serve Griffin well in his life.

I always love to see kids so deserving recognized for their efforts. Griffin is one of those individuals who shows nice guys don’t finish last. He also gives his best efforts in the classroom and has maintained a 3.387 GPA. I with Griffin all the best in his future endeavors!

Van Park
Athletic Director

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