TOMMY KUCERA: Big Hands Pose a Fishing Challenge

Tommy Kucera of Blaine, Minn., is a junior mechanical engineering and a member of the Maverick Track & Field team.

  • What three words best describe you? Hard-Working. Alpha male. Jackhammer. Merciless. Insatiable.
  • What tops your list of pet peeves? People who chew with their mouths open.
  • Who is your all-time favorite sports star? Shaq.
  • What skill would you like to master? Tying knots when I’m fishing. I got big hands and it’s hard to finagle the line the right way.
  • What is something that a ton of people are obsessed with, but you just don’t get the point of? Jean overalls, unless you’re a farmer or Bruce from Swamp People you don’t need to wear these. 
  • Who are three persons, living or dead, you would like to invite for dinner? Da Vinci, Babe Ruth, MLK.  
  • What is something you will NEVER do again? Use English muffin toasting bread for a sandwich without toasting the bread (didn’t think it was going to be that bad… I was DEAD WRONG, DO NOT DO THIS). 
  • What is something you think everyone should do at least once in their lives? Try stand-up comedy. 
  • If you could have a super power, what would it be? Never have to floss again, it ain’t that bad but man sometimes it really stinks.  
  • If you could witness any event past, present or future, what would it be? Building the Great Pyramids of Giza. 
  • If you had to eat at a fast-food restaurant for the rest of your life, what would it be? Chipotle, I would crush a burrito every single day. 
  • Who is your celebrity crush? Scarlett Johansson. 
  • What fictional character would you like to meet? THE Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
  • What is one thing that should be taught in school but isn’t? How to drive stick. 
  • What was your favorite activity as a child? One Christmas my parents (Santa) got Rock’em Sock’em Robots and my dad and I played it the whole fricken day it was ELECTRIC.
  • What is your go-to song at the moment? Little Lies – Fleetwood Mac
  • When you want to give up and quit, what keeps you going? Being the best version of myself. 
  • How long do you think you would last in a zombie apocalypse? Either the whole way through or I’d be the first to go. No in-between. 

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