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Andover’s Matt Rudy – Spotlight Presented By Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism

Three-sport athlete Matt Rudy is a junior at Andover High School. The football, baseball and basketball player has a full schedule, but when it does open up, Rudy enjoys spending time outdoors and fishing.

“I enjoy fishing with my grandfather and dad,” said Rudy. That opportunity may not come around as much as he would like, but when it does
Rudy and family take full advantage of the opportunity. Always aware of conservation and the environment, Rudy also hunts, but because of sports, fishing is what he typically gets to do the more often.

“I like to do both but, with sports I can find more time to fish,” said Rudy. “My favorite place to fish is on Leech Lake in Minnesota.”
Due to the pandemic, Rudy and family had an opportunity to spend more time outside this summer with a big trip to Minnesota and Rudy’s new favorite fishing hole.

“This summer because of COVID-19 I couldn’t practice any of the sports I love. I went to Minnesota and stayed with my grandfather on Leech Lake. We had just finished fishing in the boat for hours and caught a few fish. I decided to fish off his dock and caught a huge walleye. He was over 26 inches,” said Rudy.

Now that football season has arrived, Rudy has turned his focus to the gridiron, but the passion for being outside, hunting and fishing, is always there for the junior at Andover High School.

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