Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Nick Brunsman named Independence Athlete of the Week

Independence senior Nick Brunsman has had an outstanding start to the 2015 season.

Through four tournaments, Brunsman averaged a score of 77 to finish in the top five of each event. His highest score in a 9-hole round was 40.

For his efforts, Brunsman was named Independence Athlete of the Week.

“Nick has been swinging it really well this year,” said Independence coach Mark Echstenkamper. “His level of consistency has been amazing. I know he would like to get a few more birdies, but he has managed to stay out of trouble. His hard work and tournament play over the summer has been paying great dividends. He has been fun to watch.”

Brunsman has dropped three strokes from his 2014 average and has his sights set on a run to the state tournament in Columbus later this fall.

The Nick Brunsman File:

Class: Senior
Age: 18
Sport: Boys Golf
Family: Parents: Abby & Joe; Brothers: Josh & Mikey; Sister: Christina
Favorite Food: Wasabi
Favorite Hobby: Golf
Favorite Athlete’s: Lebron James, Tiger Woods, Jordan Speith
Favorite Film: Toy Story
Favorite TV Show: Prison Break
Favorite Sports Team: Cavaliers
Best Advice: Time Flies When You're Having Fun

Steve Harehttp://www.ohiovarsity.com
Steve Hare is the Chagrin Valley Conference's Sports Information Director. He also created and publishes OhioVarsity.com, an online publication dedicated to providing hyperlocal coverage to area high school athletic programs. Hare began covering high school sports for the Lake County News Herald in 1997. Hare attended Willoughby South High School through the middle of his senior year, then graduated from Berkshire High School in Burton in 1986. He played football, wrestled and was an all-Geauga county baseball player (1986). He lives in Chardon with his wife Paulette and their children.

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