Baraboo's Josie Schaefer To Attend UW-Madison

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Athlete: Josie Schaefer

High School: Baraboo

Division: 1

Plans 2017-18: UW-Madison

Events: Throws

W/TFA 2016 SP Champion. Event held at UW-Whitewater

Josie Schaefer Highlights

2014 Badger North Conference Meet: Champion in the discus.

2015 Badger North Conference Meet: Champion in the discus and 2nd in the SP.

2016 Badger North Conference Meet: Champion in the SP and discus.

2014 WIAA State Meet Championships: Fifth in the discus.

2015 WIAA State Meet Championships: Gold Medal winner in the discus.

2016 WIAA State Meet Championships: Gold Medal winner in the discus and 4th in the SP.


2016 High School Discus Absolute List [indoor and outdoor]- Women: Compiled by Mike Kennedy of Track and Field News

186-10 Elena Bruckner (Valley, San José, Ca) - Graduated, now at the University of Texas.
176-9 Kiana Phelps (Kingsley-Pierson, Kingsley, Ia) - Graduated and now at the University of Oregon.
176-3 Josie Schaefer (Baraboo, Wi) - Senior.
175-1 Alyssa Wilson (Donovan, Toms River, NJ) - Top 2016 high school shot put throw [55' 09.25] is a senior.
169-5 Samantha Noennig (Union, Hartford, Wi) - Graduated and now at Arizona State University.
167-3 Laulauga Tausaga-Collins (Mt Miguel, Spring Valley, Ca) - Graduated.
166-5 Pamela Amaechi (Lincoln, San Francisco, Ca) - Graduated.
163-6 Makayla Kelby (West, Lees Summit, Mo) - Junior.
160-11 Lauren Jones (Garfield, Garrettsville, Oh) - Senior.
160-4 Alexis Daniels (Binghamton, NY) - Graduated.

Josie Schaefer and her biggest fans - her grandparents

Head Boys Team Coach Tom Leaver [above left] gives a summary of many of Josie Schaefer's accomplishments. Schaefer signed a National of Letter of Intent to compete for the Badgers in the throw events. The Schaefer family above L-R: Josie's brother Jake, her mother Annemarie, Josie, her father Dan, and her sister Mary. Dan was a State Champion from Baraboo in the discus in 1985. Head girls Coach Annie Hinkhouse had a medical commitment and missed the signing.

Above: Josie Schaefer signs her NLI to compete for the Badgers as her mother Annemarie and father Dan look on.

Schaefer will throw under the coaching of Dave Astrauskas at Wisconsin.

While at Baraboo she was coached by her father Dan.

Schaefer is a three sport athlete competing in volleyball [1st team All-Conference], basketball [9,10, and 12th grade], and track and field.

Schaefer [right] thanked her mother for making her the person she is and her father for his coaching.

Teammates: Emily Kieck, Emily Stieve, Josie Schafer, Kelsey Judge, Hannah Braun, Lia Kieck, and Carter Gruber.

Above left L-R: Emily Kieck, Josie Schafer, and Kelsey Judge. Above right: Josie with her father Dan. Dan is Josie's throws coach. [Photo by A. Schaefer taken after the 2016 State Meet].

Kieck who holds the 200m dash record at Baraboo will compete in basketball at Winona State University while Judge will compete at Winona State University in the throws. All three athletes signed their NLI's at Baraboo HS on Wednesday, November 9.