Max Kluck just might be the best athlete in town, and most people don’t know how to say his last name.

Kluck rhymes with look.

Max earned a spot on the U.S. Ski team with another strong season Nordic skiing during the 2022-23 campaign. He also signed to compete on the University of Utah ski team.

He is just 18 years old, but Max has already traveled around the world to compete in the sport he loves. That travel is about to get more extensive.

Max could probably be a top competitor in every sport he chooses. He just loves skiing, something he has done since he learned how to walk.

In the summer of 2021, Max blew away the field on his way to winning the Butte 100 Mountain Bike Race. He didn’t destroy the field in the 25- or 50-mile race. He did it in the 100-mile event. He actually rode 103 miles, thanks to a wrong turn.

Max will graduate from Butte High School in June. He carries a 4.0 GPA, and he will likely major in some kind of engineering at the University of Utah, where he will get to train with a bunch of his new teammates on Team USA.

Listen in as Max talks about being named to the team, and how that will affect his training. Listen as he talks about his love for Nordic skiing, his family and his days at Butte High School.

Listen as he talks about traveling the world and his dual citizenship between the United States and Germany.

Listen to him talk about his Olympic dreams.