Sports spotlight: Kulen Turner
May 3, 2010
Year: Junior, Moffat County High School
Sport and position: Baseball, centerfield
Favorite sports moment:
"Probably getting the win last year versus Glenwood. It was my first win in high school as a pitcher, and we only had three wins last year, so it was kind of special."
When did you realize that you loved your sport:
"When I was eight or 10, I went to a bunch of Rockies games. Just watching how they played at the higher levels."
What is your "dream moment" in your sport:
"Getting a walk-off home run in the bottom of the seventh. That would be the coolest thing."
What is the hardest part of the sport you play:
"The mental part. If you strike out, you keep telling yourself that you're going to strike out again, and it messes you up.
"Sometimes, you get mad and stay mad, and don't play well."
What is your strength/weakness:
"My strength is reading the ball off the bat and I have a pretty accurate arm.
"My weakness is my temper. And curveballs."
Who is your hero and why:
"Larry Walker. He was the first baseball player I ever knew anything about, and he played the same position as me."
Do you have to give anything up to play your sport:
"No, not really."
If you had one superpower what would it be and why:
"Super speed, so I could track any ball down."
Player/team: Brad Hawpe, Colorado Rockies
Thing about your team: "How close we all are."
Pump-up song: "Crazy Train," by Ozzy Osbourne
Turner and the Bulldogs will play Glenwood Springs High School at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday at Craig Middle School, 915 Yampa Ave.