John Schmidt is an American pool player, born in Keokuk, Iowa. Specializing in straight pool, Schmidt held the record for the highest run ever made (626), until Jayson Shaw broke that record with a high run of 714 in January 2022. Schmidt won the Dragon World 14.1 Tournament defeating Efren Reyes in the final in 2012. In the game of nine-ball, Schmidt won the U.S. Open 9-Ball Championships in 2006 defeating Rodolfo Luat in the final. He was also part of the American team at two Mosconi Cups in 2006 and 2014.