Maverick Men’s Track Spotlight: Josh Phelps

He literally grabbed a lifesaving plant in Yellowstone


Josh Phelps is a sprinter for the Men’s Track and Field team from Stillwater, Minn. majoring in sports management and finance. During the President Davenport Classic on Feb. 20, Phelps finished first in 200m dash with a time of 22.35. During the NSIC Indoor Track and Field Championship Feb. 26-27, Phelps was also one of six Mavericks to finish in the top eight for the 200m dash with a fifth place time of 22.33.

Josh Phelps
  • What three words best describe you? Outgoing, intense and entertaining
  • What tops your list of pet peeves? Roombas, tik tok
  • If you could be any animal, what would it be and why? Red panda, super cute, part panda and does nothing all day
  • Who is your all-time favorite sports star? John Randle
  • What is your most prized possession? Nationals trophy from 2019 indoors
  • What three items can always be found in your refrigerator? Yogurt, milk and beef jerky
  • If you didn’t have to sleep, what would you do with the extra time? Work or play videogames
  • What skill would you like to master? Stand-up comedy
  • What movie title or movie best describes your life? “What are you doing”
  • What is the luckiest thing that has happened to you? Able to grab a plant in time at Yellowstone to avoid falling 25 feet
  • What is something that a ton of people are obsessed with but you just don’t get the point of? Tik tok
  • If all jobs had the same pay and hours, what job would you like to have? College coaching track or soccer
  • Who inspires you to be better? Sprints coach Parnell, former athlete at MNSU John Schuster and brother Jordan
  • What is something you will NEVER do again? Judge people at first meeting
  • What is something you think everyone should do at least once in their lives? Take a road trip, with family or friends
  • If you could have a super power, what would it be? Make people happy instantly
  • If you won the lottery, what is the first thing you would do?  Invest in stocks
  • If you could witness any event past, present or future, what would it be? Freddie Mercury Live Aid concert
  • What do you like most about Minnesota State University, Mankato?The athletic culture is so overpowering socially, athletically and academically. Everyone has your back no matter what you go through
  • If you were stuck on an island, what three things would you bring with you? Bed, cell phone and sheltered weight room.
  • If you had to eat at a fast-food restaurant for the rest of your life, what would it be? Raising Canes
  • Who do you think would win in a fight? Silverback Gorilla or grizzly bear? Bear
  • Who is your celebrity crush? Daisy Ridley
  • What fictional character would you like to meet? Star Lord
  • Best purchase you ever made? Minnesota Vikings tickets, divisional playoffs against Saints
  • What’s something that overwhelms you? Feeling of failure, feeling could have done more
  • What are you most proud of? Two-time All-American indoors T&F
  • What memory instantly makes you smile? Winning All-American
  • If you had the option to know the date and circumstance of your death, would you? No
  • What is the first thing you notice about someone you meet for the first time? Smile
  • What is one thing you want to accomplish or experience in your life? Own stand-up comedy show
  • What is one thing that should be taught in school but isn’t? More mental health awareness in classes
  • What was your favorite activity as a child? Sarcastically: built a deck with brother and used auger; Seriously: basketball or pick up hockey, winter sports in town
  • How long do you think you would last in a zombie apocalypse? 6 months


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