Theodore "Ted" Whitaker
High school soccer player with college aspirations
A forward on the De Mores School’s soccer team, Ted has dreamed of leaving Medora behind ever since a family vacation to Lake Superior took them through the bustling city of Minneapolis. He is entering his senior year of high school, and hopes to go to college after graduating. With no money to pay for it, and with a family opposed to him pursuing higher education, however, Ted has resigned himself to the fact that he will likely remain in Medora all his life, helping his father run the ranch his family owns just south of town. Nevertheless, Ted enjoys a happy relationship with his family, going on occasional hunting trips with his father (who bought Ted his first hunting rifle on his 14th birthday) and helping with the ranch work after soccer practice. Ted has long had a crush on Amber Ashcombe, but sadly his interest in her far outstrips his actual ability to talk to her, as he is plagued by low confidence and chronic acne.