Luke Lewandowski: Amateur Tumbler, Vidlak’s Savant

Looking past the athletic side of varsity football player, better known as “Lew”

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Luke Lewandowski: Amateur Tumbler, Vidlak’s Savant

Senior Luke Lewandowski on the Skutt Catholic football field

Senior Luke Lewandowski on the Skutt Catholic football field

Photo by Maddie Mollner

Senior Luke Lewandowski on the Skutt Catholic football field

Photo by Maddie Mollner

Photo by Maddie Mollner

Senior Luke Lewandowski on the Skutt Catholic football field

Maddie Mollner, Student Life Editor

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Luke Lewandowski is best known for his skills on the football field and pulling off a backflip in the 2017 homecoming pep rally. But taking a look at more than his athletic side may allow one to learn more about Lewandowski than the fact that he can score some pretty impressive touchdowns. The Flightline was able to discover the other side of “Lew,” including an injury with an odd coincidence, his most important accomplishment, his boat and more.

What is your role on the football team and how long have you been playing?
I’m the safety, wide receiver, and punt returner. I’ve been playing since I was in kindergarten.

Do you plan on playing after high school?
I’m not sure yet, but probably not.

Do you play on a team not affiliated with Skutt?
No I do not.

What else do you participate in at Skutt?
I’m on the bowling team, I’m going to golf this year, and I power lift.

Do you have a job?
I do, I work at Vidlak’s on Sundays and I work construction during the summer.

What career field do you want to go into?
I want to be a mechanical engineer.

What would you name your boat if you had one?
I actually do have a boat, I named it “Lovin” for “Lovin-dowski.”

Which fictional character would be the most boring to meet in real life?
Out of all the Marvels, I probably would not choose to meet AntMan.

What is the dumbest way you’ve been injured?
It’s not really dumb, but I was snowboarding and exactly a year apart I broke my same wrist.

What’s the most interesting thing you’ve read or seen this week?
All the bleached hair is pretty interesting.

What ridiculous thing has someone tricked you into believing?
Once I got tricked into believing we weren’t bleaching our hair after I’d already bleached it.

If you were president what is the first thing you would do?
I would take away Obama’s healthcare plan.

What teacher in school made the most impact on you and why?
Mr. Schumacher, because he’s always there to help me out and he’s been really helpful with college.

What’s the best compliment you have ever received?
The other day my boss called me and told me how good of a human being I was so that was really cool.

Describe your perfect pizza?
The Turman from Piezon’s.

What accomplishment are you most proud of?
I’m pretty proud of my spot on the team now, because freshman year I didn’t even play, and I’ve moved up so that’s pretty exciting. I also got my Eagle Scout award in June of 2016 and I hold that one pretty dear to me.

Were you sad when Vine got shut down?
Yeah I was, I love Vining with the bros.

If you were a tree what kind of tree would you be?
Maple, because they’re huge.

How did you meet your best friend?
I was born into meeting my best friend, our parents were best friends and we were neighbors.

What is a skill you’d like to learn and why?
I think it’d be really cool to learn how to fly a plane.

If you could choose your own nickname, what would it be?
People call me “Lew” and I like that.

Do you have any pets? If so what kind and what are their names? If not, do you want any?
I have a dog named Chloe, she’s a yorkie, and a cat named Puma.

What smell reminds you of when you were a kid?
Cotton candy.

What’s the longest you have gone without sleep?
Probably 72 hours.

What do you want to be remembered by?
I probably want to be remembered by my humor and my ability to make a situation happier.

Maddie Mollner

Maddie joined The Flightline in January of 2017. She is a senior this year, involved in cheerleading. Outside of school, she reads, collects flamboyant socks and hangs out in parks with her friends. You can email her at [email protected]