Brooke Reutter is well on her way to doing great things in the sports world — and she’s only a junior in high school! Her role as an athlete began with a successful career in figure skating, traveling throughout the Midwest and earning eight gold medals in national competitions. Since her retirement in the summer before her eighth-grade year, Brooke has been using that same discipline and determination as a starter for the Helias High School varsity basketball team as well as her traveling team, Missouri Phenom.
And Brooke doesn’t let anything obstruct her vision to excel. She’s also dedicated tireless hours to being a successful amateur boxer, and in April, she won all three rounds at the Back to Boxing event in St. Charles. Despite her long list of skills, nothing came naturally and without dedication. With quick wit and constant training, Brooke doesn’t stop until she gets it right. At her gym, ElmSt. Boxing, she takes pride in hard work and has become a mentor to younger boxers following in her footsteps.
“Brooke is a shining example of what we want from our future leaders,” says her boxing coach, Mario Antonio.
Along with being a top contender in figure skating, basketball, and boxing, Brooke also sets time to focus on education and maintains a 4.0 GPA. She was also chosen last year to participate in the Missouri Academics Scholars program through Mizzou. Her friends describe her as an extremely hard worker and someone who is quick to congratulate others on their successes. For now, Brooke looks forward to future competitions and being a part of the ElmSt. Boxing family. As for the future, she hopes to continue her love for athletic training and have a career in sports medicine or another occupation that allows her to leads others in achieving their goals.
Who inspires you?
Sophie Cunningham, because she used to play at Mizzou and made it to the WNBA. She is such a positive person and is always great at what she does.
What’s your favorite book?
“The Outsiders” by S.E. Hinton
Favorite YouTube Channel?
Anything related to sports.
What activities are you involved in?
Boxing, basketball, and on the honor roll.
What’s your favorite subject in school and why?
I’m currently taking sports medicine because it’s related to what I want to do and this gives me a foundation.
Who do you like to have lunch with?
With my friends Chapel and Landrey.
What’s your favorite thing to do in Jefferson City?
I like to go out to our friends farm where we keep some cows and me and my family can just relax and enjoy a good barbecue also.
What’s your favorite movie/tv show and why?
Friends because it always makes me laugh.
If you could have one superpower, what would it be and why?
Teleportation, because I have such a busy schedule it would be nice to do everything at once.
This or That?
Michael Jordan LeBron James
In-school At-home classes
Team Kayne Team Swift
Do you know a Young One to Watch? Any child up to age 18 who is doing something to spread positivity, accomplishing a challenging task, overcoming a daunting obstacle, launching an entrepreneurial endeavor, or brightening people’s days is eligible to be nominated.