Hometown: Sutton, Neb.
Previous School: Sutton Public
Major: Exercise Science
Attended the University of Nebraska-Omaha, where he was a member of the golf team, for one semester.
Prepped at Sutton Public Schools for head coach Chris Ericson … lettered all four years at the varsity level … served as team captain all four years … qualified for the Class C-2 state championships three times, winning a state title as a sophomore and placing in the top 10 as both a junior and senior … finished 10th at districts as a freshman … led the Mustangs to two team state titles and a fourth-place state finish … played four years of football and basketball … as a member of the football team, collected first team all-district honors as a running back and broke five school records … on the basketball court, named first team all-county and all-conference and all-state honorable mention from the Lincoln Journal Star and Omaha World-Herald … member of the National Honor Society.
Born in Hastings, Neb., on May 6, 1993 … son of David and Beth Vankirk … has an older brother Brooks … enjoys being outdoors, going to movies and anything involving competition.