2023 - 2024 IOWA
BOYS CROSS COUNTRY
PLAYER OF THE YEAR
ETHAN
ZUBER
RUNNER
ANKENY HS
ANKENY, IOWA
JUNIOR
HEIGHT: 5-FOOT-11
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HIGHLIGHTED STATS
1ST - 15:07.7
CLASS 4A STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS
1ST
RIM ROCK CLASSIC
1ST
FORT DODGE INVITATIONAL
“Ethan Zuber was a model of consistency in 2023 as 90 percent of his races clocked in at 15:20 or faster. His seasonal 5K time average of 15:13 prior nationals was the fastest season ledger in state history.”
Rich Gonzalez
PrepCal Track

Athletic Excellence


The 5-foot-11, 140 pound junior broke the tape at the Class 4A State Championships with a personal-best time of 15:07.7 this past season, leading the Hawks to a third-place finish as a team. Zuber won 7 of 10 races he entered last fall. He also recorded marquee wins at the Rim Rock Classic and the Fort Dodge Invitational.  

Academic Achievement


Zuber has maintained a 4.06 weighted GPA in the classroom. He will begin his senior year of high school this fall.

Exemplary Character


A member of his school’s Fellowship of Christian Athletes chapter, Zuber has volunteered locally with the We Finish Together organization, which presents used race medals adorned with “Champion of the Day” inspirational messages to a community children’s hospital. He has also donated his time assisting with food drives to help supply local food pantries.