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Bug Tussel Triple Threat Athlete of the Week: Dawson Schmidt, Shiocton

05/18/2023, 11:45am CDT
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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Name: Dawson Schmidt

School: Shiocton

Grade: Senior

Football Honors: Passed for 2,017 yards and 20 touchdowns as a senior while leading Shiocton to an 11-3 record and second-place finish in the WIAA Division 7 playoffs ... All-Central Wisconsin Conference Large selection at quarterback as a senior and first-team all-league selection at wide receiver as a junior ... Also played defensive back as a senior for the Chiefs and coach Brock Pahlow ... Established a WIAA Division 7 state record with a 55-yard punt in the title-game loss to Regis. 

Basketball Honors: All-time leading scorer and rebounder in Shiocton history with 1,952 points and 724 rebounds ... Four-year varsity performer for his father/coach, Chad Schmidt ... Averaged 28.0 ppg, 11.0 rpg, 4.6 apg and 2.6 spg as a senior ... Helped Shiocton to three league titles over the past four seasons ... First-team all-state on the Division 4 Wisconsin Basketball Coaches Association squad ... Three-time first-team all-CWC East pick and Player of the Year as a senior.

Baseball Honors: Leads the state in batting average through games of May 23 at .638 ... In 47 at-bats, has collected 30 hits, including 12 extra-base hits and two home runs ... First-team all-Central Wisconsin Conference pick in 2021 and 2022 ... Helped Shiocton to a 12-4 record through May 23 with 21 RBIs and 26 runs scored. 

Favorite Sport: "It is tough for me to pick a favorite sport, but if I had to choose, it would be basketball. I am successful in this sport putting a lot of time and effort into the game, it is the sport I will be playing in college, and it is action packed."

Best Part of High School Sports: "One of the best parts of high school sports is the bond you build with your teammates."

Best Advice from a High School Coach: "Some of the best advice I got from a high school coach is to be shot ready."

Most Memorable Moment in High School Sports: "My most memorable game in high school sports was a Level 4 playoff football game against Cashton in Marshfield. More specifically, I threw three touchdowns in the first couple minutes to my younger brother to help send us to the state-championship game."

Which Person Has Served as Positive Role Model in Sports For You: "A person who has served as a positive role model in sports for me is my older brother, Nate Schmidt. He has significantly impacted my life in a positive way. He not only set a good example, but he inspired me so much. I wanted to be better than him so bad. He shared a lot of knowledge and wisdom with me. He was one of my main motivations to develop the characteristics and habits to be successful. I am thankful and blessed to have him as my older brother."

Best Part of Playing Three Sports: "The best part of playing three sports for me is the many opportunities for success, achievements, accomplishments, and connections with people."

Toughest Part of Playing Three Sports: "The toughest part of playing three sports is that it takes a toll on my body. Especially coming off a state football run going right into a basketball game the next week with baseball following. Still doesn't compare to all the good things three sports has given to me."

Favorite Opponents: "My favorite opponent to play against was Bonduel. I had some of my best performances against Bonduel, including a 26-point first half in front of my college coaches and some very good baseball performances."

Toughest Individual You've Competed Against: "AAU basketball teammate Levi Birkholtz of Lakeside Lutheran in practice in transition. He will jump over you."

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

Favorite Professional Athlete: Tyler Herro of Miami Heat

Favorite College Team: "My favorite college teams are the teams associated with Olivet Nazarene University, the college I am attending and will play on the basketball team."

Cumulative GPA: 3.9
Most Admired High School Teammates:
"My most admired high school teammate is Davin Piechocki because we make things very comedically enjoyable within the team."

College Plans: "Committed to play basketball at Olivet Nazarene University and study physical education and health."

Activities Outside of Sports: "Some things I like to do outside of sports is reading self-improvement books, listening to self-improvement podcasts, video games, and things to keep me competitive like golf, ping pong, tennis, spikeball, swimming, pickleball, and more."

Favorite TV show: Outer Banks
Favorite Movie:

Favorite Musical Artists: "My favorite musical artists fall into the Christian rap category. Some artists include KB, Lecrae, Caleb Gordon, NK4, and more."

Favorite Subject: Leadership

Favorite Restaurant: Olive Garden

Favorite Website:

Other Family Members: Chad, father; Nancy, mother; Nate, Caden, Bennett, brothers.

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