Brad Barkema is a freshman from Conrad, Iowa, and graduated from BCLUS high school. He played catcher last season. His athletic honors include four-time All-Conference and All-District baseball, three-time All-District football, First Team All-State baseball, First Team All-State football and state swimming participant. His academic honors include Iowa Print Writers Association First Team Academic All-State, Des Monies Register Academic All-State, and National Honor Society. His team honors include team captain for football and swimming his senior year, and the sportsmanship award winner for football. His family includes two older sisters, Leah and Abby, dad Kevin, and mom Gayle. His major is pre-physical therapy. His favorite movie is Tommy Boy. His favorite sports team is the Minnesota Vikings and his favorite food is chicken parmesan. He came to RCTC to further his education and baseball career as part of the Yellowjacket family. His special talent is cooking.