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Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52401
MOUNT VERNON - Zach Krogmann can't imagine it any other way.
Twins Zach and Jeremy Krogmann are senior student-athletes at Mount Vernon. They play basketball and run cross country and track.
'... we do everything together,” Zach said. 'It keeps you busy and entertained.”
Since third grade, Zach and Jeremy have played basketball together, starting in Parks and Recreation and currently on the Mustang varsity team.
'It's cool because we've been on the same basketball team forever, so getting to play with him at the varsity level is a lot of fun,” Jeremy said.
But it's not always easy.
'We're very competitive,” Jeremy said. 'We expect a lot out of each other, so sometimes it makes it hard in sports, but sometimes it helps a lot. We both get very upset at each other when the other does something wrong, so in practice and in games it gets a little heated sometimes.
'It helps because it sets a bar. You can't slack because we both know what each other is capable of doing.”
Zach and Jeremy are posts for the Mustangs.
'We definitely make each other better because I don't like when he messes up, and he doesn't like when I mess up,” Zach said. 'We're a little bit mean to each other sometimes, but it's good for us.”
The Krogmann twins are almost always together.
'I think it's pretty cool,” Zach said. 'Not a lot of people get the chance to play and compete with their siblings. I think we know each other enough to know when someone's putting in all their effort and when they're not. We hold each other to a standard, so if one of us is not playing well the other gets on them.”
'I love that I have someone to share it with and talk about it with,” Jeremy said. 'It helps us be competitive.”