EDITOR'S NOTE: The SWnews4u.com Athlete of the Week is a new web-only feature that will publish each Thursday throughout the calendar year.
Lancaster’s David Chadd is the SWnews4u.com Athlete of the Week for July 13–July 19.
The recent LHS grad recorded two quarterback sacks and was in on a handful of tackles in Saturday’s Wisconsin Football Coaches Association Small Schools (Division 4–7) All-Star game at UW–Oshkosh.
Chadd’s defensive efforts helped the South hold the North all-stars to just 25 yards passing and 186 total yards in a defensive stalemate that went to overtime after a 3–3 tie through regulation.
The North ultimately prevailed 10–3 in the extra session when Southern Door’s Mitchel Neubauer tossed an eight-yard touchdown pass to Grantsburg’s Tony Britton on the first possession of OT.
Chadd was a first-team all-state selection by the WFCA as an offensive lineman last fall after helping the Arrows win the WIAA Division 5 state title with a 41–21 win over Amherst. He was a three-year starter at center, a two-time first-team All-Southwest Wisconsin Conference selection and was named the SWC’s Offensive Lineman of the Year as a senior. Lancaster played for the state title in all three years Chadd was a starter, losing the 2012 D5 title game to Amherst, 19–7, before falling to Stanley Boyd 21–16 in 2013.
Chadd was also a standout and two-time state champion on the wrestling mat. He captured the 195-pound title and completed a perfect 42–0 season with a 9–3 victory over Dodgeland junior Jordan Suefzer (41–7) in February. As a junior, Chadd went 48–3 and won the D3 182-pound title with a second-period pin of Royall senior Dalton Lunde (44–2). He went 47–8 and finished third as a sophomore. That year, Chadd also helped Lancaster win the D3 team state title with a 38–21 victory over Coleman.
Chadd earned a partial scholarship to wrestle at the University of Wisconsin this winter.