The KROX Radio/Draft’s Sports Bar and Grill athletes of the week are the Crookston High School state-bound doubles team of Nick Garmen and Jack Garmen. The two are three-sport athletes and finished second place in the Section 8A Individual tennis tournament and will advance to state June 6-7 in Minneapolis. Coach Cody Brekken won’t be able to make the state tournament because of National Guard duties, but Mike Geffre or their dad, Greg Garmen will be coaching them at state.
Nick has been on the Pirate Boys Tennis team varsity squad since seventh grade and he was on the team that finished fourth at state when he was a sophomore. Nick finished third place in singles as a junior and this year he teamed up with his brother Jack and they finished second to advance to the state tennis tournament.
Nick has played varsity since his freshman year and passed the 1000 career point mark this season. He is one of the leading three-point shooters, rebounders, and scorers in Crookston Pirate Boys Basketball history. He was Academic All-State and all-conference.
Nick is a three-sport athlete and played varsity football for three years. He played tight end and defensive end. This fall he received the Zammart Award and had two receptions for 20 yards and even threw one pass. Defensively, Nick led the team with two sacks and was 14th on the team in defensive points.
Nick is a member of the band where he plays the euphonium in the brass section. He is a member of the LEO Club and he is on the honor roll. Nick has also received the following senior awards- Excellence in Athletics, Senior Award, Athlete of the Year, and CHS Citizenship award.
Jack is a freshman that has been playing varsity since seventh grade and played a mix of singles and doubles throughout the year. This will be Jack’s second trip to the state tournament. He was a member of the Pirate team that finished fourth at state when he was a seventh grader with his two older brothers. Jack has become a solid all-around player and most people wouldn’t be able to tell he is a freshman because of his poise and talent.
Jack is a three-sport athlete and played varsity football this year and was a tight end and defensive end. He also played varsity basketball where he was one of the starters and had a solid freshman season for the Pirates.
He is also a member of the Leo Club, he plays the tuba in the band and is on the honor roll.
First started playing tennis/track-
Nick – Since I can remember
Jack – Ever since I can remember
Favorite thing about tennis/track–
Nick – The overnight trips
Jack – Playing with Nick, or being with the guys
The best part of your game –
Nick – Serve and volley
Jack – Forehand
Part of your game that still needs work –
Nick – Everything
Jack – Everything
The toughest player you have faced –
Nick – Mike Geffre
Jack – Mike Geffre
Biggest thrill in your athletic career so far–
Nick – Making it to state my sophomore year and making it to state with Jack
Jack – Going to state with nick
Do you have a pre-match/race ritual –
Nick – Talk with Coach Brekken
Jack – Talk with Coach Brekken and I put on two pairs of socks
Favorite sport –
Nick – Tennis
Jack – Tennis
Favorite sports team –
Nick – Celtics
Jack – Golden State
Favorite athlete –
Nick – Kyrie Irving
Jack– Kyrie Irving
Last Movie You’ve Seen –
Nick – End Game
Jack – I can’t remember the last time I watched a movie
Favorite TV Program –
Nick – Sportscenter
Jack – Sportscenter
Favorite Food –
Nick – Pizza
What music are you listening to –
Nick – Anything
Jack – Anything
Something about you that people don’t know –
Nick – Coach Brekken is my favorite coach
Jack – I have webbed feet
Your stranded on a deserted island and you can have ANY three people with you –
Nick – Mr. Curry, Mr. Geffre and Mr. Brekken
Jack – Dilon Owens, Mason Owens, Nick Garmen
Plans after graduation –
Nick – Going to Minnesota Morris to play basketball and tennis
Jack – Hopefully play tennis somewhere
Nick’s Family –
Dad – Greg (Activities Director for Crookston Public Schools and Varsity Boys Basketball Coach)
Mom- Susan (Fifth-grade teacher at Highland)
Brother – Matt (Sophomore at NDSU)