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Bug Tussel Triple Threat Athlete of the Week: Conner Krach, Newman Catholic

01/27/2023, 3:30pm CST
By Mark Miller

The Bug Tussel Triple Threat Athlete of the Week is an honor given on 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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Conner Krach

Name: Conner Krach

School: Newman Catholic

Grade: Senior

Football Honors: Starting quarterback the past two seasons for Newman Catholic teams that won consecutive state championships under coach Paul Michlig ... Passed for 1,620 yards and 23 touchdowns while also rushing for 914 yards and 20 TDs as a senior for a 12-0 Newman squad ... Named Wisconsin Football Coaches Association Offensive Player of the Year for eight-man football in 2022 ... Wisconsin Sports Network Offensive Player of the Year as well as a senior ... First-team all-league pick on offense and defense ... Finished prep career with 4,117 yards passing and 63 touchdowns while rushing for 1,770 yards and 30 scores.

Basketball Honors: Key player on a Newman Catholic squad that currently is 13-2 ... Third on the team in scoring at 10.8 pppg while ranking first in rebounding at 11.8 rpg ... Four-year varsity performer and an honorable mention all-Marawood South Conference selection as a junior.

Golf Honors: First-team all-Marawood Conference honoree ... Honorable mention all-state pick ... Tied for fifth place at the 2022 WIAA Division 3 State Meet with a 155 two-day total ... Finish third in the Bonduel Sectional as a junior ... Part of the Newman Catholic squad that qualified as a team for the 2021 state meet ... Finished tied for 11th place as a sophomore with a two-day total of 159.

Favorite Sport: "Golf because it requires just as much physical skill as mental skill. Golf has helped teach me how to keep my composure in all sports that I play."

Best Part of High School Sports: "Creating life-long bonds and friendships with all of my teammates. Also, reminiscing on all of the past games we competed in."

Best Advice from a High School Coach: "Never give up."

Most Memorable Moment in High School Sports: "Winning back-to-back state championships in football."

Which Person Has Served as Positive Role Model in Sports For You: "My parents because they have always taught me to do everything with 100 percent effort as well. In addition, my sports career would have never been possible without the support of my parents, whether that was driving me to practice or buying me cleats. It all means the world to me."

Best Part of Playing Three Sports: "Always having a different sport to look forward to. As soon as one ends, my full devotion goes to the next."

Toughest Part of Playing Three Sports: "Having to change mindsets between each sport. Each sport I play from all through spring becomes less and less contact. It is hard to transition to basketball without wanting to play a little physical like football."

Favorite Opponent: Marathon Red Raiders

Toughest Individual You've Competed Against: "Mason Prey from Newman Catholic in basketball practices."

Favorite Professional Teams: Milwaukee Bucks, Green Bay Packers, Milwaukee Brewers

Favorite Professional Athlete: Dennis Rodman

Favorite College Teams: Wisconsin Badgers

Cumulative GPA: 4.00
Most Admired High School Teammate:
Thomas Bates

College Plans: "I plan to pursue a career in sports analytics after majoring in data analytics at either St. Nobert College or Marquette University."

Activities Outside of Sports: National Honor Society, Newman Ambassadors, Campus Ministry Leadership Team

Favorite TV show: The Lance Dance
Favorite Movie:

Favorite Musical Artists: AC/DC, Iron Maiden, Metallica

Favorite Subject: Math

Favorite Restaurant: Taco Bell

Favorite Website: Amarzon

Other Family Members: Marty, father; Sandy, mother; Kenzie, sister.

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