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Normal Community's Gentsch, BCC's Uhren win CSM Winter Athletes of the Week



Two athletes from the Twin Cities won the voting for the CSM Winter Athletes of the Week: Normal Community wrestler Cole Gentsch and Bloomington Central Catholic girls basketball player Cate Uhren.


Gentsch is the first wrestler to earn CSM Winter Athlete of the Weeks honors, while Uhren became the first athlete from Bloomington Central Catholic to do so as well. Voting was held earlier in the week and the full list of nominees and their accomplishments can be found here and more info about our winners can be found below.


Gentsch won CSM Boys Athlete of the Week by earning 50 percent of the vote total. He and the Ironmen traveled to Mahomet-Seymour last weekend for the Marty Williams Invitational, one of the largest and most prestigious wrestling events in the area. There, Gentsch took home the title of the 120-pound bracket and advanced his season record to 31-3. He defeated both opponents in his pool before winning both his semifinal and championship matches via fall.


Get to know Gentsch in a Q and A here:


What are your goals for the season? 

A: "To be a state placer or champion"


If you were stranded on an island with a teammate, who would you want it to be and why? 

A: "Cooper Caraway, because he has survival instincts"


Favorite food?

A: "BBQ Chicken Pizza"


I’d want concert tickets to see?

A: "Migos"


Who is your favorite college or professional athlete?

A: "Bo Nickal, because he was an amazing wrestler at Penn State and is a phenomenal fighter in the UFC"


Who’s your role model and why?

A: "My role model would have to be Dave Schultz, an Olympic champion who was great on the mat but even better as a person with a great character."


What’s been your favorite memory of the season so far? 

A: "When we won Intercity"


Uhren won CSM Girls Athlete of the Week with 36 percent of the vote total after she and Bloomington Central Catholic tacked on a pair of resounding Illini Prairie Conference wins to their 17-5 record. The senior averaged 21 points in the two wins, scoring 19 in a 63-29 win over IVC and surpassing that mark with 23 in a 72-27 win over Champaign St. Thomas More. Uhren leads the Saints with 15.2 points per game to go with just over four assists per game as well.


Get to know Uhren in a Q and A here:


What are your goals for the season? 

A: "My goals for the rest of the season are to win the conference and compete hard in the postseason, hopefully go to state!"


If you were stranded on an island with a teammate, who would you want it to be and why? 

A: "Definitely my sister [Meg Uhren], I feel like we make a great team and we would be able to help each other out well."


Favorite food?

A: "Definitely sushi"


I’d want concert tickets to see?

A: "Zach Bryan"


If I could have a superpower it would be?

A: "Invisibility"


Who do you think is the greatest basketball player of all time?

A: "Michael Jordan"


Who’s your role model and why?

A: "My parents because they are great people, they constantly put my sisters and I first and are extremely selfless."


What’s been your favorite memory of the season so far? 

A: "The State Farm Holiday Classic because my team and I got 5th place, I scored my 1,000th point and my teammate [Lauren Emm] and I made the all-tournament team. It was a very exciting memory."

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