Calvin Buesgens Knows How to Juggle More Than Academics and Sports

Maverick Spotlight

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by ALEX BAUMANN, CSU Public Relations Intern

In this week’s edition of Maverick Spotlight the inSIDER features Calvin Buesgens of Chaska, Minn., a Senior on the MSU Men’s Track & Field team. Buesgens is truly the jack of all trades in the sport of Track & Field, he has thrown discus, shot put, and javelin while also participating in high jump, pole vault, and various sprinting events. Let’s get to know Calvin better.


  1. What three words best describe you?
    • Reserved, witty, and chill
  2. What tops your list of pet peeves? 
    • When people don’t clean up after themselves
  3. As the only human left on Earth, what would you do?
    • Golf 24/7
  4. What’s the dumbest thing you’ve done that actually turned out pretty well?
    • Driving to Wayne, Nebraska to visit one of my buddies
  5. Who is your all-time favorite sports star?
    • Kobe Bryant
  6.  What is your most prized possession?
    • One of my grandpa’s old flannel shirts
  7.  What three items can always be found in your refrigerator
    • Spinach, Greek yogurt, and hot sauce
  8.   What is the most impressive thing you know how to do?
    • Juggle
  9.  Who’s your go-to band or artist when you can’t decide on something to listen to?
    • Van Halen
  10.  What movie title best describes your life?
    • Semi-Pro
  11.  What is the luckiest thing that has happened to you?
    • Won a free Big Mac from McDonald’s Monopoly a couple years back
  12.  What is something that a ton of people are obsessed with but you just don’t get the point of?
    • Binge watching series upon series of shows on Netflix
  13.  If all jobs had the same pay and hours, what job would you like to have?
    • Sports Analyst for ESPN
  14. Who inspires you to be better?
    • My parents and friends
  15.  What is something you will NEVER do again?
    • Buy single ply toilet paper 
  16.  What TV show or movie do you refuse to watch?
    • The Bachelor / The Bachelorette 
  17.  If you could have a super power, what would it be? 
    • Time-travel
  18.  If you won the lottery, what is the first thing you would do?  
    • Pay my debts to my parents and buy some new golf clubs
  19.  What type of music would you (do you) sing in the shower? 
    • Anything encompassed within the genres of rap and classic rock
  20.  What do you like most about Minnesota State University, Mankato? 
    • The friendships I’ve made over the years

Thank you Calvin for taking the time out to answer the questions for Athlete Spotlight. If you know of an athlete or are an athlete that would like to be featured, please send an email to

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