Auburn Reporter Male Athlete of the Week: Owen Bolinger

Owen took first in two events against the TJ Raiders

The Auburn Reporter’s male athlete of the week for Dec. 15 is junior Owen Bolinger of Auburn Mountainview High School, Swim and Dive.

Q: What is your favorite subject/class in school?

A: Currently, my favorite class is Intro to Philosophy. I have always enjoyed the humanities, and taking a look into a wide range of philosophical topics has been particularly engaging.

Q: Name your Mount Rushmore (Top 4) of Movies?

A: My Top 4, or Mount Rushmore, movies would have to be Donnie Darko, The Big Lebowski, Goodfellas, and Spiderman: Across the Spiderverse. I could watch all four over and over again.

Q: Who is the person in your life that has helped you succeed the most?

A: My Mom and Dad have both helped me succeed in so many ways, and for that I am very grateful. I could never say that one has helped me more than the other.

Q: You’re on a long road trip, you stop at a gas station. You get one drink and one snack. What are you choosing?

A: I would choose a bag of Barbecue Lays for my snack, and a can of Arizona Iced Tea for my drink.

Q: Describe your pre-game ritual

A: I start out by getting a good night’s sleep and eating a large breakfast/lunch. Before I leave, I journal my worries surrounding the swim meet and meditate for 10 minutes. Both of these have been very helpful in dealing with performance anxiety. I like to bring headphones so I can listen to music before I swim, too.

Q: Song you currently can’t stop listening to?

I can’t stop listening to River of Happiness, by Dolly Parton. I am not a huge country fan, but Dolly is an incredibly talented songwriter and vocalist- that I can appreciate.

From the sidelines: Owen made district time in 50 freestyle with a 24.93 and narrowly missed a district time on the 100 freestyle with a time of 56.49. Taking first in both events against the Thomas Jefferson Raiders.