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Who the Buc are you?

The Round Table got the opportunity to sit down with Brock Bidwell ’24 to find out who the Buc he is! 

The Round Table: “Where are you from?” 

Bidwell: “Rockford, IL”

RT: “What is your major?”

Bidwell: “BioChemistry with minor in Health and Society”

RT: “What is your plan after college?”

Bidwell: “Attend medical school and become a surgeon or doctor”

RT: “How did you choose Beloit?”

Bidwell: “The previous soccer coach brought my attention to Beloit but the opportunity to play soccer at the next level as well as Beloit’s science department were why I chose Beloit.”

RT: “When did you start soccer and how did you get into it?

Bidwell: “I started playing soccer around 4-5 years old and my father was a big influence in why I got so into it. He coached me until I graduated high school and continuously motivated me to work hard and to be the best I can possibly be.”

RT: “What position do you play?”

Bidwell: “Goalkeeper (previously a striker)”

RT: “What is your favorite aspect of soccer?”

Bidwell: “The teamwork that is needed to be involved to compete. As a goalkeeper, the continuous pressure/stress.”

RT: “How long have you competed?”

Bidwell: “For Beloit, 2 years”

RT: “How do you get hyped for a game?”

Bidwell: “Listening to some jams with the boys”

RT: “What’s your favorite memory with the team?”

Bidwell: “Getting our first win of the year. This was my first collegiate win and to get it with these guys makes it one of my favorite moments/games in my soccer career.”

RT: “Does the team have any traditions?”

Bidwell: “A party at the end of the year (not allowed to talk about it).”

RT: “What does a typical practice look like?”

Bidwell: “Lots of hard work from everyone. Us goalkeepers get to the field early to warm up and get extra reps in before the team comes. Once everyone arrives the team warms up and does short sided possession while we continue our drills. After that, for the rest of the practice the whole team comes together to do a multitude of different drills and small sided games.”

RT: “What are some of your goals in soccer and in life?”

Bidwell: “In soccer my biggest goal is to win the conference tournament before I leave Beloit. In life, my biggest goal is to be a part of things that allow me to help others, specifically referring to my desired career which is to be an Orthopedic Surgeon or a Sports Medicine Physician.”

RT: “Do you have any superstitions?”

Bidwell: “Yes, right before kick off I shuffle from post to post on the line, then post to post in a half circle, center myself in the middle of the goal, take 5 steps forward, and kiss both of my wrists and look up to the sky. I do the shuffling to have better awareness of my positioning in goal and the kissing of the wrist and pointing to the sky is a tribute to my teammate in my old high school club team who passed away. I get a sense of motivation and determination every time I do it.”

RT: “Do you have any pets? Names? Breed?” 

Bidwell: “I have two dogs at home. One is a Coonhound Lab Mix named Riley and the other is a Rottweiler named Millie.”

RT: “If you could have any superpower what would it be?”

Bidwell: “I already have the ability to fly and super speed so I’ll choose strength to become Superman!”

RT: “If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would it be and why?”

Bidwell: “Sweden because part of my family is from there and I think the food there would be good.”

RT: “Stance on pineapple on pizza? Why or why not?”

Bidwell: “Absolutely no pineapple on pizza. It’s just weird”

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