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A year ago, she lost the ability to walk. This year, she was able to play her freshman volleyball season at Leola/Frederick Area high school. Ashtyn Hattlewick's journey these past few months have been difficult, but her positive attitude and hard work ethic allowed her to defy the odds.

Nate Wek is currently the sports content producer and sports and rec beat reporter for South Dakota Public Broadcasting. He is a graduate of South Dakota State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Journalism Broadcasting and a minor in Leadership. From 2010-2013 Nate was the Director of Gameday Media for the Sioux Falls Storm (Indoor Football League) football team. He also spent 2012 and 2013 as the News and Sports Director of KSDJ Radio in Brookings, SD. Nate, his wife Sarah, and two kids Braxan and Jordy, live in Canton, SD.
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