Edgars Austin Dahlke was selected as the male recipient of the Pat Richter Award 2021 for Most Outstanding Three Sports Athlete
The 6-foot-1 linebacker / running back / wing guard / infielder / sprinter helped the Wildcats achieve tremendous success in soccer, basketball, baseball, and athletics, and his excellence in all four sports led to his selection as a 2020-21 male recipient of WisSports.net’s Pat Richter Award for Triple Threat Athlete of the Year.
The Triple Threat Athlete of the Week is an award presented on WisSports.net to the best senior athletes in three sports in the state. At the end of the school year, those awarded the weekly honor can qualify for the Pat Richter Award, which is given to the best boys and girls in the season’s three sports. Hugh V. “Pat” Richter is one of Wisconsin’s most famous student athletes in the state’s history. He was a three-sport athlete at Madison East High School and competed in football, basketball, and baseball. He rose to fame at the University of Wisconsin, earned nine college degrees in three sports, and later became an Athletic Director in Wisconsin.
Dahlke’s accomplishments in football include serving as the all-state first-team linebacker for the Associated Press and WFCA; Marawood Conference Back of the Year for outstanding performance as a running back; Leaders in sacks (13); State Leader at Tackles for Loss (26); and helped Edgar to a 9-0 record in 2020. He stormed for 797 yards and 14 touchdowns and also caught 11 passes for 206 yards.
In basketball, Dahlke earned honorable mention in the Marawood North Conference as a junior and senior. He helped Edgar achieve a 23-3 record and a place in the WIAA Division 4 State Tournament in 2020-21.
In baseball, Dahlke unanimously won the awards of the first team in the entire league in the second year and, as a senior, the laurels of the second team when the Wildcats won the championship and rose to the sections. He hit .456 with 24 RBI and 15 stolen bases as a senior.
In athletics, Dahlke was a member of school record teams in the 4 × 100 and 4 × 200 relays. He won five medals at the WIAA State Track & Field Meet, including the second in the 4 × 400 relay in 2019 and the first in the 4 × 100 and 4 × 400 relays, the second in the 200-meter run and the fifth in the long jump in 2021.
Here is Dahlke’s full triple threat profile:
Surname: Austin Dahlke
Favourite sport : “Football, because in Edgar you grow up dreaming of playing Friday evenings. The community gathers around the team every year. I love physicality and teamwork. Besides, there is nothing better than going out onto the field with the boys full of self-confidence. “
The best part of high school sport: “The best thing about high school sports was winning and hanging out with my teammates and the memories we made. I also loved the uncertainty of going into each season knowing that we did a great job but the unknown of how far we can take each other. “
Best advice from a high school coach: “Coach Streit (defensive coordinator in football and track coach) tells us that you can’t cheat yourself with exercises or speed lines and expect to achieve great things. You need to bring in the work and become a reliable teammate through your exercise habits. Excellence is no accident and be grateful, humble and hungry. “
The Most Memorable Moment In High School Sports: “To be able to compete in soccer, basketball and track and field in the state. It’s the ultimate goal of all high school athletes, so I’m grateful to my coaches and teammates for doing the job to achieve so much. “
The best part of playing four sports: “I love to compete and try to win, so doing it with my best friends all year round was a lot of fun.”
The toughest part of four sports: “Managing the time between athletics and baseball to make sure coaches understand you are late for training because you are from the other sport.”
Favorite opponent: “Stratford, because of the rivalry and winning traditions that every school has. It’s always a struggle. “
Preferred professional teams: Milwaukee Bucks, Milwaukee Brewers, Green Bay Packers, Los Angeles Dodgers, Kansas City Chiefs
Favorite athlete: Bully Mathieu and Sean Taylor
Favorite college team: Colorado Buffalo, Wisconsin Badgers
Cumulative GPA: 3.3
The toughest person you faced: Beau Gross of Stratford
COVID-19’s greatest challenge: “I try to stay positive and keep others around me who believe we would have a state game for football. In addition, players and coaches must be quarantined for games / exercises. “
Most Popular High School Teammates: “Karson Butt, because he worked hard and took the lead when I was a student.”
College plans: “I plan to go to the University of Colorado, study construction management, and play soccer. Go buffs! “
I find it relaxing: “Listen to music.”
Favorite TV show: All-American and Jerry Springer
Favourite movie: Terminator 2
Favorite musician: Juice WRLD
Favorite subject: Phy Ed and Woods
Favorite restaurant: Buffalo Wild Wings and El Mezcal
Preferred website: Instagram and Tik Tok
Other family members: Scott Dahlke, father; Terri Skrzypcak, mother; Troy, Karissa, Devin, Ryleigh, Kendaly, siblings.
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