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9/5: Senior Standout - Chinook High School's Tate Niederegger

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Whether he's churning up yardage on the football field or pinning an opponent on the wrestling mat, there's nothing athletically Chinook High School senior Tate Niederegger can't do.

Tate's a pretty good student in the classroom, too. He said his cumulative grade point average is 3.75. Tate has also won two consecutive Class C State wrestling titles. In 2015, he won a Class C 8-man football state championship title, which he valued as the most important.

"Just the whole team aspect," he said. "It's only been our second state title in football and we have a bunch in wrestling so that makes it a little more special."

It's that selfless, team first attitude that has his teammates and coaches happy he's a Chinook Sugarbeeter.

"I think he's a great teammate," said teammate Kade Friede. "He's always working really hard. He's not going to give up on the football field. He's going to go until the end."

"Tate's one of those kids who doesn't do a lot of talking. He leads by example," head football coach Scott Friede added.

After a tough 2016 season opening loss this year on the gridiron to Centerville, Tate was the one who rallied his teammates and got everyone to believe the Sugarbeeters' season was not dictated by one loss.

"They all have a lot of respect for Tate. Their eyes were glued to him and it was just great to see Tate start to lead like that," coach Friede said.

When sports isn't there to take up his time, Tate enjoys just being a teenager.

"We go hunting, cruising around listening to music," Tate said. 

When he's with his friends bumping those tunes, he likes to show off his singing voice.

Tate chimed in, "I can hit a really high note right on the spot here. [Are] you ready?"

I guess he can do it all, which is why he is a senior standout.

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