Dan Thorson
Sprints, Jumps
Height: 5-11
Hometown: Grand Forks, N.D.
High School: Red River H.S. ('06)
Major: Phy. Ed/Health


Personal: Lettered in tennis, hockey and track at Red River HS...son of Eric and Laurie...hobbies include eating Pez, playing frisbee golf, averaging burgers

Why did you choose to come to Concordia? "Education department."

What do you like best about Concordia? "The burgers."

The BAKKE File:

Nickname: Grandpa

One word that best describes me: Glarbtron

Place I would most like to visit: Wibaux, MT

Favorite food: Burgers

Favorite Restaurant: Bean Conglomerate and You

Favorite movies: Friday Night Lights, The Sandlot, Donnie Darko  

Favorite TV show: The adventures of Pete and Pete   

Favorite music groups: Cap'n Geech and the Shrimp Shack Shooters

Favorite book: Coaching Track & Field Successfully

Favorite holiday: The Summer Olympics

One thing I can't live without: Glarbtron

What is the best gift you ever received: Dried beef

Best class ever taken at Concordia: Hashbrowns 101

The three people I would most like to meet: Andreas Thorkildsen, Tero Pitkamaki, Jan Zekzny

Biggest influence on my athletic career: Leryn Franco

Nobody knows how much I like: Conjugate verbs

Greatest personal sports moment: Competing in the Dan Buccholz Mini-Meet Spectacular

Favorite pro sports team: Wooly Rabbit Athletic Club

If I were to play another sport, it would be: Athletics  

My dream job is: Jav Coach at Slippery Rock
The most unusual thing the average person would not know about me is: I got no beef, it's your call

Before each meet I: Average burgers

What is your greatest fear? Being a clodhopper from Indiana

What was the first CD you ever owned? Archimedes Frisby Plays His Hits

One thing I absolutely have to do before I turn 40: Work at a Dachsund Ranch

The best thing about Faro-Moorhead is: Bison Women's Track Team

This summer I: Had a steak sandwich, and uh...steak sandwich