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Connor Klapperich, Fond du Lac

FVA Spotlight: Connor Klapperich, Fond du Lac Baseball, Football and Hockey

Name: Connor Klapperich

School: Fond du Lac

Year in School: Senior

Sports: Baseball, Football, Hockey

Other school clubs/activities: Volunteer as a Big Buddy for Fond du Lac's Dream Catcher's 

Parents’ names: Colette and Kevin Klapperich

Siblings’ names: Kade Klapperich

Favorite aspect of your school: My school offers a lot of extracurricular activities for students and allows me to participate and compete at a high level in football, hockey, and baseball.

If you have been involved in community service projects, which has been most rewarding and why? I volunteer as a Big Buddy for the Fond du Lac Dream Catcher's baseball games. Helping a Little Buddy who has a physical or mental disability play the game of baseball is something special. I like seeing the smiles on my buddy's face after hitting the ball and running around the bases. It has taught me to be thankful for the good health I have, and it makes me feel good helping someone else get to do an activity they normally wouldn't be able to do on their own. 

What is your favorite class? AP Physics

Who is your favorite teacher? Mr. Widmer because he values and shares life lessons and classroom lessons with students.

What is the best advice one of your coaches has given you? Do simple better.

Favorite youth coach:  Richard Weise, my 7th grade Junior Football League coach. 

Favorite athlete to compete against in the FVA:  Owen Grotenhuis-Neenah hockey defenseman

Favorite memory from being involved in co-curricular activities is…: Pitching a complete game shutout at home against Neenah in the 2023 baseball season.

Favorite professional team: Milwaukee Brewers

Favorite professional athlete: Brice Turang, Brewers

College or post-high school plans: To attend a 4-year University of Wisconsin college.

What is your desired major/career field? 4-year degree majoring in Supply Chain Management.

Something people would be surprised to know about me is…: I cannot hear with my right ear.

What is at the top of your “bucket list?” To go skydiving. 

What is your dream job? To be the General Manager of the Milwaukee Brewers.

Favorite person to follow on Social Media: Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee Bucks

When I have a weekend off of sports, you can usually find me... Spending time with family and friends.

A non-athletic talent I have is…: Cooking breakfast in the kitchen. I can make a mean omelette.