Carter Stout’s transformation proves her vocal leadership for Wonewoc-Center/Weston | Soccer

Like many freshman football players, Carter Stout didn’t get much college playing time his freshman year on the Wonewoc-Center/Weston High School team.

And even when the Silver Wolves made the leap to eight-a-side football the following year, losing a six-man senior class and many upper-class men in the process, sophomore game time discussions were still rather quiet.

However, the chatter began to pick up that summer and an early switch flipped for Stout.

Wonewoc-Center/Weston senior Carter Stout went from a 5-foot-11, 285-pound freshman to a 6-foot-3, 230-pound monster his senior year. He is…

“That summer was kind of my changing point when I got strapped in and decided I had to get in shape – get stronger and faster,” he said.

He took the program’s summer conditioning routine very seriously and after learning he would be playing a lot of time the following spring – the Silver Wolves played in the 2020 alternate fall season – he continued to grind. in the weight room, eventually becoming a two-way starter. .

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That hard work has never stopped for Stout who enters his final year as a three-way starter, in the best shape of his life and ready to help turn around Wonewoc-Center/Weston’s fortunes after a winless campaign. last year.

“When they’re young, you can kind of make predictions like, ‘This guy might be ready next year’ and so on, but seeing him really take charge of his own body in the offseason to improve, said been really awesome to see,” first-year coach Jake McGlynn said.

It’s all the more impressive to know where Stout comes from. Entering high school, Stout said he was 5 feet 11 inches tall and weighed 285 pounds. That number stuck through his freshman year until he really started taking his weightlifting to heart the summer before his sophomore year.

Carter Stout has worked incredibly hard on his conditioning, making him a valuable commodity in 8-a-side football according to freshman coach Jake McGlynn. “He never gets tired, never needs to go out and for us having low numbers and low depth, having a kid who can play both ways is a big plus for us,” he said. declared.

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This continued to increase during the school year after hearing that he could spend a lot of time in the field.

“I knew my body wasn’t in the physical shape I needed,” he said. “That’s when my athletic director and PE teacher (Tory Needham) worked with me in the weight room during school, every day.”

Stout said he started lifting weights consistently, as well as running on the treadmill, and it just kept going from there. He lost over 50 pounds, as Stout said he currently weighs 230 pounds and is around 6-3, the perfect body type for eight-a-side football.

“With your bigger guys you’re often put in position, especially on defense, you need speed on the pitch and with Carter, part of him working and transforming his body is that he moves really well for his size. “, McGlynn said. “Having him on the pitch doesn’t put us in a position where that’s a big weakness.”

In fact, Stout hardly leaves the field. McGlynn said “you have to get him out of the game”, a luxury for a team with lower rosters like the Silver Wolves.

After going 3-2 in the 2020 Alternate Fall season, the first winning season since forming the Wonewoc-Center/Weston co-op in 2016, the Silver W…

Stout’s transformation also did a lot more for Wonewoc-Center/Weston off the field. According to McGlynn, the program has seen a surge in its summer conditioning numbers. Much of this can be attributed to Stout.

“I’ve been in touch with him over the summer to make guys aware that they need to be at these events, and I think that’s reflected in our attendance,” McGlynn said.

Stout could not only lead vocally, but had evidence behind his claims.

“I was trying to tell these guys that hard work pays off,” he said. “I was working so hard and really dug deep. It really motivated me to help these other guys get better because I know it’s possible and I’ve experienced it. My pitch was just to work hard all the time. There is no off-season, always keep improving.

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