Todd graduated as Valedictorian from RLHS in 1982 and as a three-sport letter winner in hockey, football and baseball. He led the Warriors to a 20 and 2 record in 1979-80 and their only appearance in the State Hockey Tournament, finishing runner-up to Madison Memorial. During his high school career, Todd scored a total of 215 points, consisting of 111 goals and 104 assists; a record that still stands today. He was named First Team All State, All Northwest and All Conference. At Eau Claire, Todd led the Bluegolds to the 1984 N.A.I.A. National Hockey Championship as a sophomore. He was a N.A.I.A. All American in 1984, all N.A.I.A. District 14 in 1984 and All WSUC in 1983 and 1984. As a junior and senior he skated for the Wisconsin Badgers, receiving the All Hustle award as a senior, scoring 9 goals and 6 assists. In football, Todd played halfback for the Warriors, gaining over 1000 yards as a junior and 837 yards in his senior year. He was named First Team All Northwest in 1981. In baseball, Geisness pitched the Warriors to a 2 to 1 win over Eau Claire Memorial to earn a trip to the State Tournament in 1982.