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Kevin Stemke Award Semi-Finalists

10/23/2020, 1:45pm CDT
By Travis Wilson

Former Green Bay Preble and UW punter Kevin Stemke

The Kevin Stemke Award is given annually to the state's top senior kicker or punter as part of the WSN Senior Football Awards. The award is named after former Green Bay Preble and University of Wisconsin standout Kevin Stemke. At Wisconsin, Stemke was presented with the Ray Guy Award as the nation's top punter and holds UW records for highest punting average in a career (43.5) and total punting yards (10,660).

The pre-season list has been trimmed down to 10 semi-finalists, with five finalists chosen after the regular season. Winners are announced after the final culminating events.


First Name Last Name Team
A.J. Arndt Hartford
Tyler Bittman Arrowhead
Branden Fischer Watertown
Carson Hofacker Freedom
Jackson Pettit Saint Croix Central
Dawson Rondorf West Bend East
Ezra Stein Cambridge
Jared VanWatermeulen Grantsburg
Mason Wiesner Manawa
Derek Wiest Slinger

To view the Pre-Season Watch List, click here.

Finalists for the award do not have to come from the semi-finalist list. Lists are compiled from statistical information available to WSN, coach nominations, player evaluations, and other resources.

About the Author

Travis Wilson serves as the General Manager, Football Editor, and contributing writer for other parts of the site. Wilson was selected as part of the Sports 40 Under 40 list by Coach & AD Magazine and the National High School Athletic Coaches Association for 2019. The Wisconsin Football Coaches Association (WFCA) named Travis the 2015 recipient of the Dave McClain Distinguished Service Award. He currently serves on the WFCA Executive Board as the Website and Communications Director and is a member of the Executive Board of the Wisconsin Basketball Coaches Association. A graduate of Richland Center High School and Mount Mercy College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Travis was a three-sport athlete in high school (football, baseball, basketball) and currently resides in Reedsburg. You can follow him on Twitter at @travisWSN.

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