Brian Danke

Alexandria Area High School senior Brian Danke was honored as the Quality Toyota/Cardinal "Athlete of the Week", representing the Alexandria Cardinal Boys' Nordic Ski Racing team, for the week ending January 10th, 2020. 

(undated) -- The Quality Toyota/Alexandria Cardinal "Athlete of the Week" Saturday segments for the 2019-20 school year include recent recognition of Brian Danke from the Cardinal Boys' Nordic Ski Racing Team. 

Senior Brian Danke from the Alexandria Cardinal Boys' Nordic Ski Racing team was honored as the Quality Toyota/Cardinal "Athlete of the Week" for the period ending January 10th, 2020. He was nominated for Cardinal "Athlete of the Week" honors by Coach Jeremy Rapp.  

Brian has not been a long time participant in the sport of Nordic Ski Racing. He was encouraged by a fellow classmate a while back to join the team. Brian is now in his third year with the Cardinals' program. As part of the conversation with D-Mac, Brian shares information on the discipline of Nordic skiing that he prefers, while acknowledging that he enjoys both the "Classic" and "Skate" options.

Brian Danke's future plans are shared in the interview, as he seeks to continue a family tradition by joining the United States Marine Corps. He talks with great pride about a number of relatives who have also served as Marines. 

Activate the audio player below to hear the Quality Toyota/Cardinal "Athlete of the Week" interview with Brian Danke. The conversation is just over four minutes in length, and originally aired on KXRA Radio Saturday morning, January 11th. 

The Quality Toyota/Cardinal "Athlete of the Week" one-on-one segments for the winter season are scheduled to continue until late March. Each Alexandria Cardinal Varsity sport is featured one time, in season. The "Athlete of the Week" conversations typically air between 9:45 and 10 a.m. Saturdays following the KXRA "Home Grown" radio program, which is hosted by Linda Kellerman.   

The Cardinal "Athlete of the Week" radio feature is sponsored during the 2019-20 school year on 1490 AM/100.3 and 105.7 FM, KXRA by Quality Toyota of Fergus Falls