Player Profile: Ivan Wheland


Name: Ivan Wheland

Grade: 9

Sport: Baseball

Two fun facts about Ivan

  • He hit five home runs last year
  • He had a .3 era last year

How long have you been playing baseball?

“My whole life pretty much.”

What are you most excited for this season? 

“Winning games and just getting better as a whole.”

What is your favorite part of the sport? 

“Hitting dingers.”

What are the team’s best qualities?

“We’re pretty good hitting all-around, and we have a lot of great pitchers.”

Do think high school will be a step up from previous seasons?

“Yeah, for sure. I think it will be harder and more serious than everything I’ve played.”

What three characteristics do you feel are most important for a baseball player to possess?

“Work ethic, good hand-eye coordination, and a strong arm. Work ethic is really important because the skill and level of play in high school are much better than in years past, so you have to continuously get better.”