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Joel Rathe

Sterling, Neb.
Previous School
Sterling HS

Joel Rathe

Freshman, 5-11

High School
Prepped at Sterling Public Schools … coached by Luke Boldt … lettered all four years … served as team captain for one year … qualified for state track three times (long jump, 4x100 relay) … placed fourth at state in the 4x1 in 2018 … won the conference long jump title in 2019 … helped the 4x1 to a district title in 2019 … helped 4x1 team break school record … member of three top 10 state place finishing teams: sixth in 2018, seventh in 2019 and ninth in 2017 … part of district championship squad in 2019 … member of five conference championship teams … rewarded with 2019-20 Sertoma Male Athlete of the Year and United States Marine Corps Distinguished Athlete Awards … played football for four years and lettered three times … as a senior, totaled 969 rushing yards and 22 touchdowns … named 2019 honorable mention all-state by the Lincoln Journal Star and Omaha World-Herald … collected football all-district and all-conference awards in 2019 … played basketball for four years, lettering twice … class valedictorian … member of National Honor Society (secretary/treasurer) … garnered academic all-state honors for football, basketball and track and field … Believers and Achievers Award Winner … received additional honors: National Choral Award, U.S. Marine Corps Scholastic Excellence Award and U.S. Marine Corps Semper Fidelis Award for Musical Excellence.

Born in Tecumseh, Neb., on June 27, 2002 … son of Jon and Brenda Rathe … has a younger brother Wyatt and younger sister Jocelyn … enjoys hunting and fishing.

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