Auburn Riverside’s Adam, Yadwinsky earn honors

  • Thursday, February 13, 2020 4:09pm
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Andrew Adam and Katie Yadwinsky. COURTESY PHOTOS

Andrew Adam and Katie Yadwinsky. COURTESY PHOTOS

Auburn Riverside High School’s Andrew Adam, diving, is the Auburn Reporter’s Male Athlete of the Week.

Q: What is your favorite subject in school?

A: Science.

Q: What other activities do you participate in?

A: I love cars and going to car meet ups and seeing others cars and planning out cars I’d like to work on in the future. I also love messing with and putting together computer parts.

Q: Person who has helped you succeed the most?

A: Brett, who I dove against, and eventually became best friends. Coach Todd Wollenweber is also a huge part, just because he always keeps me accountable and is a really technical coach, so he always helps me fine-tune my diving.

Q: Do you have a pre- or post-game tradition? What is it?

A: Before a meet, I usually distract myself with my friends/teammates so I’m not too in my head. After meets, most of the divers go out and we get food.

Q: Song you currently can’t get enough of?

A: “Don’t Stop Me Now” – Queen.

From the Sideline

“Andrew has been at the top of his sport statewide since he was a freshman. He placed second at state as a freshman, second at state as a sophomore and is the current defending state champion from his junior year. There’s so much to say about his diving, but what I will say is in my 25-year coaching career there is no one I’ve coached that could compete with Andrew. Every time I watch him dive, I remind myself to enjoy it. He is nothing short of breathtaking when you get to watch him dive – grace, power and elegance. He has not lost a dual in four years and has only placed second about six times total in his high school career, the rest were all wins. Andrew is a three-time high school All-American.” – Patrick McKeehan


Auburn Riverside High School’s Katie Yadwinsky, dance, is the Auburn Reporter’s Female Athlete of the Week.

Q: What is your favorite subject in school?

A: Japanese.

Q: What other activities do you participate in?

A: I enjoy cooking and going out with friends.

Q: Person who has helped you succeed the most?

A: My mom and brothers.

Q: Do you have a pre- or post-game tradition? What is it?

A: My pre-game ritual is having a dance party with the team. We just go all out and have so much fun.

Q: Doing our team chant before we go out on the floor?

A: Anything on the radio.

From the Sideline

“Katie is a three-year member of the Auburn Riverside Dance team. She currently serves as the captain of the Ravens Dance Team. She has received “Top Dancer” at Elite Dance Camp, Dancer of the Year, and the Dance Leadership Award. The senior maintains a 3.9 GPA through hard work and serves as president of the Be Kind Club.

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