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‘Ice Breaker:’ Chill Manistee skier glides through questions

Three-sport performer Braydon Sorenson skis with Onekama as part of co-op agreement.

MANISTEE – Most people are familiar with Manistee basketball and football and the athletes that participate in them, but not many are familiar with Braydon Sorenson.

Sorenson is a junior this year at Manistee, who is a three-sport athlete for the Chippewas. When Sorenson isn’t skiing in the winter, he loves to golf in the spring with his friends or for Manistee’s varsity team.

Last fall, Sorenson started for the Chippewas’ football team, which enjoyed a strong 7-4 season, including a first-round playoff win over then-unbeaten Boyne City.

This week, the chill Sorenson was put to the test by CatchMark’s Tate Stine in the “Ice Breaker,” a weekly video feature which poses a series of questions to a student-athlete in the West Michigan Conference.

During the interview, Sorenson said he was first introduced to skiing at only 4 years old. He hasn’t stopped skiing since, save for an injury here or there.

While skiing is probably his favorite sport, it’s also likely his best. Manistee does not have its own skiing team, but Sorenson is part of a co-op agreement with Onekama.

On Monday, Sorenson and his ski team competed in regionals at Nub’s Nob in Harbor Springs. He finished fourth in the slalom and sixth in the giant slalom. While his team missed the cut, Sorenson will advance to state finals competition Feb. 27 at Boyne Mountain.

To see the full “Ice Breaker” interview with Sorenson and Stine, click the video at the top of this article.

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