Aaron Lopp

Aaron Lopp

Year: Senior.

Sports: Football, wrestling, track and field.

Football highlights: Aaron was a three-time letterwinner and a two-year starter as a linebacker and running back as a senior and running back and defensive end as a junior. He earned Northern Badger second-team honors at running back as a senior. He also was a co-captain and team Most Valuable Player on offense as a senior for the Beavers, who advanced to the WIAA Division 3 playoffs.

Wrestling highlights: A two-time letterwinner, he is competing at 182 pounds as a senior. He was a sectional qualifier the past two years at 170 pounds. He competed at 160 pounds on the JV team as a freshman.

Track and field highlights: Aaron is a three-time letterwinner competing in the 100-meter dash, 400-meter relay and long jump.

Cumulative GPA: 3.3.

Favorite subject: History.

Quick quote: "Competing in sports has taught me to work hard and you will get results."

Three words that describe me: Dedicated, reliable, hardworking.

I got my start in sports: Playing football in fourth grade.

I wish I could play: Lacrosse.

Most memorable moments in sports: In football when we beat Waunakee my freshman year and when we beat Madison Edgewood in the Division 3 playoffs my senior year.

I like about high school sports: the competition.

I enjoy playing football because: of all the hard work and camaraderie that comes with it.

Advice: "Welcome competition, work hard and never give up."

My role model is: Reggie White.

Most inspirational teammate: Nick Noye because he pushes me.

My family includes: my dad, Mike, my mom, Angi, and my sisters, Rachel, April and Emily.

Nickname: Lopper.

Words to live by: "Who cares what people think?"

Favorite athlete: Clay Matthews.

Favorite team: Green Bay Packers.

Favorite opponent: Baraboo.

Favorite facility to compete in: Breitenbach Stadium in Middleton.

Favorite movie: "Shooter"

Favorite TV show: "Friends"

Favorite food: Shrimp

Favorite restaurant: Taste of New Orleans, Wisconsin Dells

Favorite sport on TV: Football

Favorite place to visit: My cousins in Omaha.

I want to visit: Africa

I listen to: 3 Days Grace, Saliva

Primary news source: TV

Favorite website: YouTube

Radio preset: 94.1 FM

I drive: a 1994 Ford F150

Dream car: Mustang

I can't live without: My friends.

I like Reedsburg High School because: it's necessary for my future.

If I could change anything: I would lower gas prices.

I wish I could play: the ukelele

I wish I could meet: Ray Lewis

Dream date: Megan Fox

Dream gift: a Corvette

My perfect day: Going to the Super Bowl.

I like to read: Stephen King novels

This and that: Has taken three mission trips to Mexico and traveled to Alabama on another mission trip for Trinity Baptist Church … volunteer work includes blood drives, youth wrestling program, assorted events through church, Touch Twice clinic … named football team's Scholar-Athlete award recipient as a senior.

Hobbies: Fishing, playing cards.

Post-high school plans: Enlist in the U.S. Air Force after high school to study electronics and technology and then attend college to major in electronics.

Career goal: A career in the electronics field.

Prep Profiles, compiled by Dennis Semrau, run every Tuesday on Madison.com/sports and in the Wisconsin State Journal. If you would like to nominate a student-athlete who excels competitively and in the classroom, contact Dennis at 252-6490 or e-mail dsemrau@madison.com.