We Are Warpaint was built on the foundation that the Warriors who take action and make Warpaint their own help define the face of the company as a whole. Braedy Horn is a sophomore at Whitney High School, catcher for the JV baseball team and this month's definition of a Warrior. His courage, passion, persistence and drive to baseball and life have landed him on our radar. We Are Warpaint is proud to highlight this month's Warrior, Braedy Horn.
WARRIOR SPOTLIGHT:WHS UNLEASHED... This is Braedy Horn
WP: How has baseball impacted your life?
BH: Baseball has become my life ever since I picked up a ball and bat as a little kid. Since then the game has become a model for my life, teaching me lessons that I can apply to any and all of my personal endeavors.
WP: You're a catcher at Whitney High School, which is a tough position - how did you decide this was the position you were going to invest your time and skill set?
BH: I've always loved being behind the dish, but along with that I came into my freshman year as a utility player, literally being able to play all 9 positions on the field. After coming off of an injury that sidelined me for a year, my team needed a leader behind the plate and I was eager to fill the role. This year I've become a full time catcher while still getting some work in at 3rd base.
WP: What person(s) have impacted your baseball career and why?
BH: Every one of my coaches has impacted me in one way or another. Both my mom and my dad have shown me the correct way to go about my business. My cousin, Nicholas Reed, taught me to chase after the things I'm passionate about. Finally, the entire Whitney coaching staff headed byCoach Robert Dorchakhas taught me to seek out every opportunity that comes up and to live and play like this is your last day, last pitch, last game.
WP: What is the one thing most people don't know about you?
BH: That I REFUSE to play catch with my mom because a couple of years ago I broke my mom's nose with a baseball.
WP: What is your favorite quote?
BH: "A man is but the product of his thoughts. What he thinks, he becomes." - Mahatma Ghandi
WP: What do you find most challenging about baseball both physically and mentally?
BH: The hardest thing mentally about baseball is obtaining the drive to keep grinding and keep your mind on every pitch and never take a second off.
Physically - preparing your body to be able to handle that repetition and pushing through the wall when the time comes to work harder than you have all day.
WP: What song or artist are you currently listening to?
BH: I've always been very diverse in my music choices. Right now, anything from Cole Swindell to Aaron Lewis, ZZ Top to Chris Webby or Cold Ford to Frank Sinatra.
WP: What is the meaning behind#WHSUNLEASHED?
BH:#WHSUNLEASHEDis a thing our school's award winning broadcast crew came up with this year where they showcase a student's picture that shows them taking their school pride or their endeavor to a whole new level out in the world.
WP: What is the main goal this year for Whitney Baseball? What main goal have you set for yourself?
BH: Winning is a beautiful thing, but this year and every year, our program strives to go out every day and be the best you can possibly be. If you're unable to achieve that, then pick up your teammate so that he can be the best that he can be.
Personally, I'm trying to get better any way possible; every day is a new opportunity that gives you the chance to make not only yourself but everyone else around you better as well.
WP: If you could name one thing you love most about baseball, what would it be?
BH: The camaraderie and going out everyday and competing with my brothers.
WP: If you could design the next Warpaint color, what would it be?
BH: Maroon of course!
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