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Triple Threat Athlete of the Week: Ashton Krause, Muskego

05/24/2024, 12:30pm CDT
By Mark Miller

The 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 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.

The Triple Threat Athlete of the Week is presented by the U.S. Marine Corps. The award recognizes student athletes who embody the spirit of teamwork, perseverance, and discipline across multiple sports. The mission of Marine Corps Recruiting Station Milwaukee is to find qualified men and women in Wisconsin and the surrounding area interested in becoming a United States Marine. Marines maintain the legacy of the Marine Corps by winning our nations battles and returning to their communities as quality citizens whether they are active duty or reservist. The coveted title of Marine applies only to those who graduate from the Recruit Depots or Officer Candidate School. RS Milwaukee will provide any qualified man or woman the opportunity to attend the training required to become a Marine - Enlisted or Officer.

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Name: Ashton Krause

High School: Muskego

Class: Senior

Football Honors: Three-year varsity performer and two-year starter for Muskego under father/coach, Ken Krause ... Team captain as a senior ... First-team all-Classic Eight Conference pick at running back in 2023 and honorable mention selection in 2022 ... First-team all-WFCA Region pick and honorable mention All-State choice as a senior ... Scored a team-best 13 touchdowns and rushed for more than 1,000 yards ... Helped Muskego to 10-2 records and the league title as a junior and senior. 

Basketball Honors: Three-year starter for coach Kam Cerroni at Muskego ... Team captain as a junior and senior ... Second-team all-Classic Eight pick as a senior and honorable mention choice as a junior ... Averaged 10.2 points and 4.6 rebounds as a senior while helping Muskego to a 19-6 record.

Track & Field Honors: Anchor runner for Muskego's 4x100 relay team that qualified for the WIAA State Track & Field Meet ... Also anchor runner for the 4x200 relay team that qualified for sectionals ... Also a member of Muskego's 4x400 relay squad in 2024. 

Favorite Sport: "Football. What I like most about football is the grinding and team aspects. I also love playing football because of the atmosphere we get at our home games, and playing in front of huge crowds is an awesome experience. I love the physical part and hitting opposing players. Also, the fact of growing up and watching Friday Night Football Games all the time, being a waterboy, and just falling in love with the game through that." 

Best Part of High School Sports: "The best part of high school sports for me has to be the team camaraderie. I love being able to continue to create friendships with new people with every sport. I love becoming friends with people I never knew before. I love knowing I have people for the rest of my life I can talk to. Also, the competitive aspect of playing sports is important to me. I love being able to compete against myself and against other opponents, depending on the sport."

Best Advice From a High School Coach: "From my dad, who was our head football coach at Muskego. He would always preach that there are two things we can control -- our attitude and our effort. He also said to be 'grateful' for the opportunity to play sports, especially for Muskego football in front of our huge crowds. I took that to heart, and I would always try to give everything I had in all my sports and appreciate the opportunities I had."

Most Memorable Moment in High School Sports: "My most memorable moment in high school sports was beating Kettle Moraine for the conference championship in football, the last conference game of the year, my junior year." 

Which Person or Persons Have Served as Positive Role Models: "My mom and dad have served as positive role models for me in sports. My mom and dad have been pushing me my whole life in sports, teaching me to be a great human, and have always been positive and encouraging to me in my sports. My mom was a positive role model because she always motivated me and always kept me in check with how I would play. My dad was a positive role model because of all the dedication he has spent with us in sports, whether it was taking us to the gym to shoot or going to the weight room to lift."

Best Part of Playing Three Sports: "Being able to meet new guys in each sport and compete for something else. You can also create new goals for each of those sports. Also, the fact of just staying busy and always grinding for something." 

Most Difficult Part of Playing Three Sports: "Making time for school and other important things in life."

Favorite Opponent: "My favorite opponent was our high school rival, Mukwonago. In every sport against them, you always knew it would be a battle with a huge and loud crowd."

Toughest Individual You've Competed Against: "John Kinziger of De Pere in basketball. The toughest guy I had ever to block was CJ Johnson from Waukesha South in football."

Favorite Professional Teams: San Francisco 49ers

Favorite Professional Athlete: James Harden

Favorite College Teams: Wisconsin Badgers

Cumulative GPA: 3.69

Most Admired High School Teammate: "Dylan Krause my older brother. The thing I most admired about him was how great of a leader he was. It showed in both sports I played with him whether it was leading us in football as the quarterback or leading us in basketball. I also admired how competitive he was in sports and how he pushed himself and everyone around him. "

College Plans: "I plan to attend Winona State University to study business and continue playing football."

Activities Outside of Sports: "I was involved in the National Business Honor Society and Athletic Leadership Council, I volunteered my time for Special Olympics, youth basketball, and youth football camps. I also volunteered time for my church, helping the elderly in the fall with yard work  and helping Muskego town hall put mulch down."

Favorite TV Shows: Suits

Favorite Movie: Marvel End Game

Favorite Musical Artists: Zach Bryan

Favorite Subject: Physical Education

Favorite Restaurant: Rocky Rococo's

Favorite Website: Pokerrrr 2

Other Family Members: Ken, father; Julie, mother; Cody, Dylan, Aiden, brothers.

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