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Triple Threat Athlete of the Week: Brady Immel, Winneconne

01/26/2024, 1:30pm CST
By Mark Miller

The 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 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.


Brady Immel

Name: Brady Immel

High School: Winneconne

Class: Senior

Football Honors: First-team all-Bay Conference quarterback as a senior ... Led the league in passing with 1,660 yards ... Helped team to a 7-4 record and second-place finish in the league standings ... Tossed 15 touchdown passes in 2023 ... Also ran for 584 yards and two touchdowns ... Honorable mention all-league selection as a junior for the Wolves.

Basketball Honors: A 6-foot-3, 190-pound forward and two-year varsity performer at Winneconne ... Currently averaging 7.1 points and 5.3 rebounds ... Scored a career-best 15 points in a loss to Saint Mary Catholic earlier this season.    

Track & Field Honors: First-team all-league in the discuss and honorable mention all-league in the shot put as a junior ... Finished sixth in the WIAA Division 2 State Meet in the discus in 2023 with a throw of 156 feet, 11 inches.

Favorite Sport: "My favorite sport is football because I’ve met most of my friends through football and I’ve played it since first grade. I’ve also loved watching it, especially since the Packers won the Super Bowl in 2011." 

Best Part of High School Sports: "The best part of high school sports is the relationships you make. You meet new teammates, coaches, opponents, parents, and even fans." 

Best Advice from a High School Coach: "Many coaches have told me this, but I remember coaches (Nathan) Ryf and Fuller saying 'next play. Next play mentality.' "

Most Memorable Moment in High School Sports: "The most memorable moment in high school sports was beating Berlin in the football playoffs my senior year. We were a six seed and they were a three seed. All we heard about them was them being so good and they would beat us if we played them. Then, we beat them 35-14 and I was nominated Player of the Week by WisSports.net that week."

Which Person or Persons Have Served as Positive Role Models: "The best role model I had was my dad because he always motivated me to be my best. Since he played sports in college, that was my goal and now I have completed that goal."

Best Part of Playing Three Sports: "The best part of playing three sports in high school is meeting new people in all three sports. From the teammates in each sport to the opponents, you gain many friendships through all three of them."

Most Difficult Part of Playing Three Sports: "The toughest part of playing three sports in high school is that sometimes you do need a break and you get tired sometimes. Also, sometimes you don’t get focused as much on each sport because you’re already in-season for another sport. "

Favorite Opponent: "My favorite opponent is probably Berlin or Xavier. I’ve played Berlin in all sports and we have gone back and forth. Xavier has become more of rival since most of the games we played were close. "

Toughest Individual You've Competed Against: "Wyatt Hamersma of Berlin is probably my most toughest opponent. I always had to guard him in basketball and he probably was the best player on their football team."

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

Favorite Professional Athlete: "My favorite professional athlete has been Aaron Rodgers my entire life but is slowly turning into Jordan Love."

Favorite College Team: University of Wisconsin

Cumulative GPA: 3.4

Most Admired High School Teammate: "My most admired teammate is prolly Jackson Keuhn because he was a great leader even though he was injured most of his senior season."

College Plans: "I plan on attending Ripon College and playing football and track and field. I also will be majoring in exercise science."

Activities Outside of Sports: "I usually go golfing a lot with my friends when I’m not working and we watch a lot of sporting events as well."

Favorite TV Shows: Suits

Favorite Movie: Creed 2

Favorite Musical Artist: Drake

Favorite Subjects: "My favorite subject is probably math. I feel like I'm decent with numbers and can do mental math pretty quickly."

Favorite Restaurant: Red Robin

Favorite Website: "ESPN is my favorite website because that's where I learn most of my sports news and statistics."

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