The Bug Tussel Wireless Triple Threat Athlete of the Week is an honor given on WisSports.net to the top senior boys and girls three-sport athletes in the state. Players are recognized each week on WSN, with the a boys and girls winner of the Pat Richter Award at the end of the season to the best three-sport athlete of the year.
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Name: Brycen Cashin
High School: Pacelli High School
Football Honors: First-team all-conference running back as a sophomore, junior and senior ... Second-team all-league pick at defensive line as a junior and first-team all-conference at defensive line as a senior ... All-Region team selection as a sophomore and junior ... Associated Press All-State pick as a junior ... Academic All-State pick ... Ranks first in the state in scoring touchdowns with 36 heading into games of October 29 ... Has rushed for 1,951 yards as a senior while helping Pacelli to wins in its first 10 games of the season under coach Drew Nelson ... Set Pacelli school record for most rushing touchdowns with 72, a record previously held by his father, Sean, who had 71 rushing TDs ... Has gained 5,177 career yards entering Cardinals' game on October 29.
Basketball Honors: Varsity performer as a sophomore, junior and senior ... Averaged 7.9 points per game as a junior for coach John Schurk en route to earning second-team all-Central Wisconsin South Conference recognition.
Baseball Honors: Earned honorable mention all-league honors as a freshman ... Missed sophomore season due to Covid-19 ... Earned first-team all-league recognition as a junior as an outfielder for coach Wayne Sankey.
Favorite Sport: "I'd have to say football is my favorite sport mostly because of the environment created by my teammates and how enjoyable every second is. Unlike other sports, every play is completely different and always brings something new."
Best Part of High School Sports: "The best part of high school sports is just building those friendships with my teammates. We make friendships that other people will never experience and I expect to carry that on."
Best Advice from a High School Coach: "The best advice any coach has given me is probably coach Drew Nelson in football when he tells us to look each other in the eyes and do it for our teammates. He always says, 'when you feel like giving up, do it for your brother.'"
Most Memorable Moment in High School Sports: "In my opinion, it would probably be beating Wittenberg-Birnamwood my freshman year. Although I didn't have a big part in that game, it was probably the coolest experience just because of how close of a game it was."
Best Part of Playing Three Sports: "I enjoy playing three sports because it always keep me active and in shape for the next season. I never have the chance to get lazy and I appreciate that."
Toughest Part of Playing Three Sports: "The toughest part of playing three sports is definitely the toll it takes on my body. I mean there's rarely a time I could say my body is not tired."
Favorite Opponent: "Amherst or Iola-Scandinavia just because of how competitive it always has been and I have some buddies on those teams so it's always nice to earn some bragging rights no matter the sport."
Favorite Professional Teams: Green Bay Packers, Milwaukee Brewers, Milwaukee Bucks
Favorite Professional Athlete: "My favorite pro athlete is JJ Watt. It's hard not to like the guy, especially since he is from Wisconsin and has been so successful in the NFL. He has done so much for the country and communities he has lived in."
Favorite College Teams: Wisconsin and Notre Dame
Cumulative GPA: 3.839
Toughest Individual You’ve Competed Against: Bryce Huettner of Iola-Scandinavia
Biggest Challenge of COVID-19: "I think the biggest challenge for me during the pandemic was staying healthy and in shape. While gyms and the school gym were shut down, it was hard to get myself to do workouts at home to stay in the swing of things."
Most Admired High School Teammate: "Jacob Firkus. He has always been my buddy, and he shows up every day ready to work and it always has pushed me to go harder."
College Plans: "I'd like to play either football or baseball in college, or maybe both. I plan to study sports management."
Activities Outside of Sports: "I've always enjoyed being outside whether that means fishing, hunting or even yard work, it doesn't really matter as long as I'm outside."
I Find it Relaxing to: "I find it relaxing to be out fishing by myself. It takes my mind off things and allows me to just think about what I'm doing at that moment."
Favorite TV show: Hawaii Five-O
Favorite Movie: Rocky II
Favorite Musical Artists: Luke Combs, Johnny Cash, Lee Brice
Favorite Subject: Science (Physics)
Favorite Restaurant: Buffalo Wild Wings
Favorite Website: WisSports.net
Other Family Members: Sean, father; Jodie, mother; Mackenzie, Malaina, Jillian, sisters.