Fairbanks HS Athlete of the Month - August


Name: Travis Brake

School: Fairbanks

Grade: 12

Age: 17

Sports: Golf 

Claim to fame/honors: winning 2 straight ohc golf titles

Words you live by: The older you get the stronger the wind gets- and it’s always in your face.- Jack Nicklaus

Toughest opponent: myself

Biggest Influence: my parents

Game-day rituals: listening to Earth, Wind, and Fire

What’s on your bedroom walls: Ohio State football and basketball posters

When I’m bored I like to...golf or hang out with friends

Favorite movie: Happy Gilmore

Person who would play you in a movie: Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson

Favorite TV show: The Office

Favorite musical artist: Earth, Wind, and Fire 

Favorite book: Golf and Life by Jack Nicklaus

Favorite home-cooked meal: shrimp and crab cakes with broccoli and asparagus

Favorite restaurant: Shi Chi Japanese Steakhouse

Whose mind would you like to read? Jack Nicklaus

Place where you’d love to travel: Ireland or Scotland

Power you’d like to have: Make every putt I looked at.

Favorite school subjects: History 

Favorite athlete: Greg Oden

Favorite team: Ohio State

Something in the world I’d like to change: Make golf more accessible for people of all skill levels

Favorite sports moment: Ohio State football winning the 2014 national championship

Favorite junk food: peanut butter M&M’s

Best thing about your favorite sport: Golf challenges you both mentally and physically. Golf also relies on getting 4 good scores from 4 different people to shoot a good number.