The all-around athlete, and the drop dead gorgeous senior at Lowry, Jed Teichert was selected as the Athlete of the Year.
Teichert moved to Winnemucca when he was 2-years-old from Orovada and this is where it all started for him. Teichert comes from a large family with six brother and sisters. Moriah, Zach, Zeb and Jers are all older and Tryston and Patricia are both younger. His mom and dad are both huge supporters of him and have been his backbone through his life.
Jed has played basketball since he can remember. His mom says he started dribbling before he could even walk. Jed’s dad always pushed him in basketball and always worked with him to be a better player.
“If I am just sitting around doing nothing he always tells me to go shoot some hoops or work on something he saw in my last game that could be improved,” said Teichert.
He also said his dad keeps him so in love with sports because he always finds him and his dad talking about any sports and pushing Jed.
Teichert has played basketball and football for all four years of high school and also participated in track his first two years of high school. However, when Jed isn't playing a sport you will find him playing Xbox or hanging out with his family.
Coach Grant Beatty coached Teichert for basketball his freshman and sophomore years. Beatty is proud of the character Teichert has become and looks forward to his future accomplishments.
“Jed is a great competitor who really grew a lot as an athlete at Lowry High. He is a talented athlete who excelled in multiple sports and played multiple positions. Put him anywhere, Jed just wanted to play. Early on in his career his anger would sometimes get the best of him but as an upperclassman he learned to use that passion to help elevate his game. I think sometimes people look at how he acted and thought he might be a little crazy. But the reality is nobody was harder on themselves or expected more out of themselves than Jed. That same passion that brings out an ugly side, also brought out the best in him. I really enjoyed coaching Jed. I think he a great kid and a great athlete and I really look forward to all he accomplishes in his life. He has a bright future,” said Beatty.
But Jed’s high school career is almost at the end and he has made many memories throughout these four years but his favorite memories are from when he was playing on the court for Winterfest and all the support the community and students brought to the gym for the basketball games. After he graduates Jed will be going on a two year mission for his church and then he will come back and go to college at BYU of Idaho.