Friday, December 11, 2009


Which member of Team Minnesota recently confessed that Robbins Pathologic Basis for Disease is one of his all-time favorite books?

Here's two hints: A - He lists "Joe the Plumber" among his heroes. B. As a senior at St. Olaf he was voted "Most Likely To Vote Republican."

And he was probably also voted "Most Likely to Succeed."

The intelligence, focus and ambition that has helped Sam Hauck become one of America's best amateur triathletes, and will likely push him into the pro ranks in the not-too-distant future, will also make him a World Class physician.

Presently, he's a second-year med student at Creighton University in Omaha, NE. If you know Sam, you can rest assured that his bedside manner will be much less caustic than that of his favorite TV doctor, "House."

Here's some other stuff you may not know about about Sam. His answers to our questionnaire are uniformly interesting, though some of them are, well, somewhat disturbing.

You're not really into Miley Cyrus, are you, Sam? And you may be the only person in America who unashamedly admits to liking "anything Trance."


Medical Student

College? Where? Degrees?

St. Olaf College. Northfield Mn. Chemistry.

Favorite food:

Home Cookin'

Favorite books:

The Stranger by Camus, anything by Dostoevsky, Chronicles of Narnia,

Lord of the Rings, Robbins Pathologic Basis of Disease

Currently reading Kaplan Step I Review, but I don't think it will make

it into my "favorites" category.

Favorite Movies:

Eyes Wide Shut, Lord of the Rings Trilogy, Pulp Fiction, Donnie Darko

Favorite actors & actresses:

Nicole Kidman, Al Pacino, Denise Richards in Wild Things

Favorite TV shows:

Beverly Hills 90210, House M.D., pretty much anything on MTV is


Favorite Singers or Bands?

Smashing Pumpkins, Nickel Creek, Kraftwerk, Mike Oldfield, Classical,

anything Trance

Favorite Songs?

I can always count on Hillary Duff or Miley Cyrus to get pumped up for

a big race...(is he joking?)

Favorite Junk Food:

Sonic Blasts

Your Perfect Meal:

Nothing beats properly prepared alfredo sauce with shrimp and homemade


Favorite Restaurant:

Since I can't afford any real restaurants, probably chipotle

Favorite Alcoholic Beverage:

Anything cheap or made in germany, preferably both

Non-Tri Hobbies:

Listening to music, scrabble, playing with all my parents animals,

road trips, not doing Tri's.

Favorite College Teams:

The Nebraska Cornhuskers. I even own their personalized cycling jersey

to prevent getting hit by angry football fans.


Middle school teachers, Marc Ellingson and Eric Ellingson, Joe the

Plumber, my parents, anybody who gives me free stuff.

Dream Vacation Destination?

A place where I can live on spongecake, watch the sun bake all the

tourists covered in oil, strummin my sixstring, do something with

shrimp and drink lots of Margarita's.

Winter Training? How do you train in the off-season?

Lots of Bicep Curls, Walking around with the weight I gain from

overeating, Snowshoeing, Downhill Skiing, Making Snowmen.