Tucker Gaustad

April Comeback Athlete of the Month 2019

Our Comeback Athletes are individuals that have had an injury, gone through the necessary recovery and have 'comeback' to play sports again. They have utilized one of our AMP physicians: Dr. Bentley, Dr. Elliott, Dr. Klepps or Dr. Phipps, and used one of AMP's owning partners for some or all of their procedures or recovery: St. Vincent Healthcare, Ortho Montana and Yellowstone Surgery Center.

School: Scobey High School
Grade: 12th
Parents: Kaare and Pam Gaustad

Injury: Torn Shoulder Labrum
Doctor: Roger Bentley, MD

Injury: Torn Meniscus
Doctor: James Elliott, MD

Sports & Accomplishments

Fall Sport: Football

  • Number of years Varsity: 4 Years
  • Position: DE/OL
  • Jersey Number:49
  • Accomplishments: 2nd team all conference defensive end, 2nd team all conference offensive guard, 1st team all conference defensive end, All State Selection

Spring Sport: Track

  • Number of years Varsity: 3 years
  • Position: Thrower
  • Events: Javelin, Discus, Shot put
  • Jersey Number: 49
  • Accomplishments: 5th at state track meet javelin my Sophomore year, 3rd place at state track meet javelin my Junior year

Injury

When did the first injury happen? My Junior year of football in play off game in Belt I went to tackle a kid the second play of the game and my arm went numb. I played the entire game and didn’t realize how badly it was injured. I tore my meniscus my Senior year in play off game.

What was going through your mind in that moment? I thought I just bruised my shoulder.

How long were you out before being cleared to play? 6 months

What was involved in your recovery? Lots and lots of physical therapy.

A Personal Look

Favorite class and/or subject: Study Hall

Celebrity Crush: Carrie Underwood

As a little kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? Farmer/Rancher

At the age you are now, what do you want to be when you grow up? Engineer

A pet peeve: When people chew food with there mouth open

What teammate of yours do you love to follow on Twitter or Instagram: Jeremy Handy

Who would win an arm wrestling competition on your team: I would

Would you rather: Wash dishes, mow the lawn, clean the bathroom or vacuum the house? Mow the lawn

Photo Credit: Alsa Photography

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