Kiepert’s work is paying off

Name: Alex Kiepert

School: Central Cambria

Age: 17

Grade: Senior

Sport: Golf

Athlete of the week achievement: Kiepert shot a 72 to capture the PIAA Class 2A West Regional Golf Championship on Tom’s Run Golf Course at Chestnut Ridge Golf Resort in Blairsville. He won by three strokes in a field of 42 golfers.

Season update: Kiepert was the medalist in all nine matches for the Red Devils this season. He is currently competing in the PIAA championships.

Coach Keith Gilkey’s quote: “Alex worked hard on his game for a long time, and I’m glad it’s all coming together for him in his senior year.”

Favorite teacher: Mr. Miller

Favorite subject: English

Favorite movie: “Division III: Football’s Finest”

Favorite food: Ice cream

Favorite song: “Don’t Stop Believin”’ by Journey

Outside interests: Finance and cars

Favorite professional team: Pittsburgh Steelers

Favorite college team: Penn State

Pro athlete most admired: Jordan Spieth

Best athlete I ever competed against: Latrobe’s Brady Pevarnik

Most influential person on my athletic career: My dad (Albert)

Proudest athletic achievement: Winning the PIAA West Regional

How I got my start in golf: “When I was 15 months old, my dad started having me hit plastic Wiffle golf balls against the wooden closet doors in our old house. The harder I hit the door, the harder I laughed.”

Future goal: Finish in the top five in the state