This year we will be acknowledging Preston Snow as Athlete of the Year. Snow is a multi-sport athlete who plays both football and basketball. Snow is an excellent example of the ideal Lowry student-athlete and has been for the four years that he’s attended Lowry.
Snow is a linebacker in football and is a shooting guard in basketball. He’s played both sports from a young age.
Snow has had many things he has grown to love about both the sports he’s played over the years.
“My favorite part about football was the anticipation of the Friday night game,” said Snow. “Each week brought a new challenge to overcome. Also watching the teamwork together and get better every week. My favorite part about basketball was the tournaments we attended and how close our teams became over the years.”
Snow has also been a part of the Winnemucca Junior High wrestling team and the White Water Swim team, but he chose to not continue playing those sports in high school because of his admiration and helpless devotion to basketball and football.
Preston had many figures he looked up to and admired growing up that he aspired to be just like. These people have helped form the student-athlete he is today.
“My grandpa (Dale Backus) is the reason why I love football, he and many others have given me a love for the game,” said Snow. “My brother [Sterling] is the reason I played basketball. I grew up watching him and wanted to be just like him.”
Snow has built everlasting and indestructible bonds over the years with his teammates and coaches. These people have played a very crucial role in his life.
“My favorite part about playing sports growing up are the relationships with fellow players and coaches,” said Snow. “Through sports, these bonds have become unbreakable.”
While Preston developed as an athlete he made many memories he will never forget, but some are very special to him.
“My most memorable moment in these sports has been when football was hosting our first playoff game since 2012,” said Snow. “In basketball, it was all of the close games that we were able to win, they were special to me.”
Preston has an extreme love for the sports he plays, but he’s still undecided about his future.
“I have not decided if I will continue to play football in college,” said Snow. “I have received several offers and will need to decide if this is something I will pursue.”
Snow enjoyed a lot of his classes he took at Lowry, but he enjoyed one class in particular.
“I have enjoyed most of my class and teachers and Lowry, but my favorite class is weights,” said Snow.
Preston had amazing teenage years while he attended Lowry and will miss many parts of this stage in his life.
“I’m going to miss my friends and teammates. I will miss competing with my childhood best friends,” said Snow. “And most of all I will miss the weight room.”
Preston thanks all of his coaches that have not only been amazing supporters and guidance in sports but in his life.
“I have had many coaches and I appreciate all of them and what they have done for me,” said Snow. “I appreciate the sacrifice they made to try and help me become a better player on the field and off the field. I want to name and thank them all. For football coach Brant Corak, my father, coach Michael Snow, coach Austin Mayo, coach John Brooks, coach Roberts, coach Tyrell Lucas, and coach Taua Cabatbat,” said Snow. “For basketball coach Chad Backus, coach Melanie and Dwayne Thurmond, coach Todd Milton, coach Kracaw, coach Don Walton, coach Grant Beatty, coach Dave Schwartz, coach Nate Green, and coach Chad Peters.”
Snow appreciates every one of his supporters who drove him to be the outstanding athlete he is today.
“My biggest supporters were my parents Kimberly and Michael Snow. Along with my grandpa and all other family and friends,” said Snow. “I have the best supporters out there.”