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Meet the Huskers: Wyatt McGuire

By NU Athletic Communications

Wyatt McGuire is a sophomore from North Platte, Nebraska. McGuire arrived at Nebraska in 2014, when he redshirted in order to prepare for track and field and adjust to the distances in collegiate cross country.

In 2015, McGuire made his cross country debut and competed in five meets as a redshirt freshman. He was named Big Ten Cross Country Athlete of the Week and placed 60th at the Big Ten Championships. Among a variety of high-ranking finishes, McGuire claimed academic All-Big Ten honors, earned a spot on the 2016 Tom Osborne Citizenship Team and was chosen to the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in both the fall and spring semesters.

McGuire opened up his sophomore season in 2016 placing second at the Augustana Twilight, helping the team to a first-place finish. He followed up with a 36th-place finish at the Woody Greeno/Dirksen Invitational and finished first among the Huskers at the ISU Pre-National Invitational.

Q&A With Wyatt McGuire:

1. Who has had the biggest impact on your college athletics career so far?

My teammates. They motivate me every day and it is so much fun running and hanging out with them.

2. Who is your biggest role model and why?

My older brother, because I have always looked up to him and tried to be as awesome as he is. He is always so full of energy and willing to do anything.
 

3. What motivates you to better yourself on a daily basis?

I want to be better for my teammates. It’s nice when training because I’m not training for myself, I am training because I want to contribute to my team. 

4. What is your favorite movie?

Sahara.

5. Before races, do you listen to music? If so, what kind of music do you like to jam to?

Blink 182, Red Hot Chili Peppers. 

6. What are some of your favorite hobbies outside of school and cross country?

My hobbies are anything that involves mountains/snow, also slacklining.

7. If you could have any superpower, what would it be?

Omnilingualism - the ability to understand all languages.

8. If you could meet any one person, alive or not, who would it be and why?

Bear Grylls. Growing up, my brother and I always watched his shows and thought it was cool how he lived off of the land.  My favorite part was the interesting food choices he made.

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