Brookfield East, Edgewood Lead Wisconsin HS Girls Into State Meets

All 10 Wisconsin high school girls sectional meets took place yesterday. These meets serve as the qualifiers for next week’s state championship meet.  The Division 2 (small schools) championships will be held on Friday November 12th, the Division 1 championships (big schools) will be held on Saturday November 13th. Both meets will be swum in the Waukesha South Natatorium.

Links to sectional results are below, but the real question now is what is going to happen at next weekend’s state meet. To that end, I’ve scored out the state meet psych sheet.

SECTIONAL TEAM CHAMPIONS

DIVISION I (BIG SCHOOLS):

Division 2 Sectionals (Small Schools):

D1

Brookfield East lead the way into the meet with 300 points on the scored out psych sheet, but Arrowhead are a mere 23 points back with 277. This sets up another competitive clash between last year’s top two teams. Last year Brookfield East topped Arrowhead by 17 to with their second consecutive (and second ever) title, both by less than 20 points over Arrowhead. Middleton rank next with 190 points. Middleton were runners up at the alternative spring season meet last year. Between the top 3 teams, the last 7 state titles are accounted for with Brookfield East winning the last 2, Middleton taking 3 straight from 2016-18 and Arrowhead winning the 2014 and 2015 titles. The championship seems certain to remain in this elite club for another year.

On the individual side, there are three athletes with the top seed in 2 individual events. Lucy Thomas (JR, Brookfield East) leads the way in the 200 free and 100 breast. Her teammate Abby Wanazek (SR, Brookfield East) leads the 50 free and 100 free. The other double top seed holder is Campbell Stoll (JR, Arrowhead) who leads the 200 IM and 100 fly.

The top two teams’ dominance of the top scorers doesn’t end there with the top 2 teams having the top 7 individuals by seeded individual points. Additionally, Brookfield East hold relays seeds of 1,1, and 2. While Arrowhead has seeds of 3, 3, and 1. This meet may be decided as much by who does the best job holding on to seeds rather than who can move up as room to move up is limited for both top teams.

The competition for 4th appears fierce with 3 teams seeded within 12.5 points. Badger Co-op sit 4th with 153, Madison West are next with 147, and Germantown are 6th with 140.5. Madison West are the deepest of  the 3 with 13 individual entries to Badger’s 7 and Germantown’s 9.

Scored psych sheets, projected team event scores and individual projected scores are in the tables below (below the D2 write up)

D2

Edgewood seem poised to win their 7th consecutive state championship of some type with 339 points on the scored psych sheet. This puts them well ahead of next best Rhinelander with 185.5. Edgewood had won 5 straight Division 2 titles before missing the meet last year due to COVID. Instead they won the WIAA’s Alternate Season Championship in the spring which required them to beat a number of powerful Division 1 teams such as Middleton and Sun Prairie.

Edgewood’s dominance of the psych sheet is made even more impressive by their lack of dominant individuals. Junior Izzy Enz is their top seeded swimmer with 32 projected points, 8th best on the psych sheet. Edgewood’s strength is in depth with 6 swimmers seeded to score between 22 and 29 points. They are also seeded to score 21 points or more in every event but 2 (diving with 11 and the 100 breast with 0) and 46 in the 500 free (seeded 2-3-6). This gives Edgewood a shot at the all time D2 points record of 346 points (the record regardless of division is 407)

The team competition is going to be for the next places where the psych sheet tightens considerably. Rhinelander are second with 185.5, and within striking distance are Baraboo with 165, DeForest with 150, Shorewood with 142, and Sauk Prairie with 141.

Individuals are led by 2 athletes who have 2 top seeds. Lauren Malinowski (SR, Wauwatosa West) leads the 200 free and 100 fly, and Malia Francis (SR, Rhinelander) leads the 200 IM and 100 back.

Scored psych sheets, projected team event scores and individual projected scores are in the tables below (below the D1 Data)

D1 Data

Scored Psych Sheet

Psych Sheet Points Relay Individual Swimming Diving Individual Entries Relay Count
Brookfield East 300 114 186 299 1 17 3
Arrowhead 277 104 173 250 27 15 3
Middleton 190 72 118 168 22 17 3
Badger Co-op 153 62 91 136 17 7 3
Madison West 147 78 69 125 22 13 3
Germantown 140.5 62 78.5 124.5 16 9 3
Waukesha West/Cath Mem 128 32 96 128 0 8 2
Madison Memorial 101 62 39 101 0 10 3
Brookfield Central 101 37 64 101 0 8 3
Appleton North 91.5 62 29.5 91.5 0 6 3
Green Bay Southwest Co-op 74 34 40 74 0 6 2
Muskego 61 24 37 47 14 9 2
Cedarburg 53 8 45 53 0 6 2
Waukesha West/CathMem 49 34 15 49 0 2 1
Menomonee Falls/Hamilton 45 14 31 45 0 3 2
Verona Area/Mount Horeb 42.5 26 16.5 27.5 15 11 3
Monona Grove 36 36 0 36 0 1 2
River Falls 32 0 32 32 0 2 0
Hudson 29 0 29 29 0 4 0
Sun Prairie 28 28 0 28 0 1 2
Burlington Co-op 24 12 12 24 0 2 2
Eau Claire Memorial 22 0 22 22 0 3 0
Oshkosh West 21 12 9 21 0 4 3
Pewaukee/Oconomowoc 18 0 18 18 0 2 1
Stevens Point 16 4 12 16 0 3 2
Greenfield/Pius XI Catholic 16 0 16 16 0 3 2
Waukesha South/Mukwonago 16 9 7 16 0 5 3
Franklin 15 0 15 15 0 2 0
De Pere/West De Pere 13 0 13 13 0 3 0
Janesville Craig 12 0 12 12 0 4 0
Chippewa Falls/McDonell 12 0 12 12 0 2 1
Kenosha Tremper 11 0 11 0 11 1 0
Milwaukee King Co-op 11 0 11 11 0 2 0
Bay Port 10 0 10 10 0 4 0
Milton 8.5 0 8.5 8.5 0 2 2
Neenah 7 0 7 0 7 1 1
Manitowoc Lincoln 5 0 5 5 0 2 0
D.C. Everest 4 4 0 4 0 0 2
Divine Savior Holy Angels 3 0 3 0 3 2 0
West Bend West/East 1 0 1 1 0 3 1
Appleton West/Kimberly 1 0 1 1 0 1 0
Homestead 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Pulaski 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Waunakee 0 0 0 0 0 2 2
Hartford Union/Slinger 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Marshfield 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
La Crosse Logan Co-op 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Oak Creek 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Sturgeon Bay Co-op 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Oregon 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Edgerton/Evansville 0 0 0 0 0 2 0

Projected Event By Event Team Scores

Diving 200 Medley Relay 200 Freestyle 200 IM 50 Freestyle 100 Butterfly 100 Freestyle 500 Freestyle 200 Freestyle Relay 100 Backstroke 100 Breaststroke 400 Freestyle Relay
Brookfield East 1 40 44 0 36 4 32 20 40 27 22 34
Arrowhead 27 32 17 32 17 20 17 17 32 26 0 40
Middleton 22 22 17 7 7 0 9 45 28 6 5 22
Badger Co-op 17 28 0 0 37 0 11 0 34 11 15 0
Madison West 22 18 14 4 4 3 0 20 30 2 0 30
Germantown 16 30 0 13 0 9 14 0 6 14.5 12 26
Waukesha West/Cath Mem 0 0 13 16 14 0 0 0 0 25 28 32
Madison Memorial 0 24 0 0 7 17 13 2 14 0 0 24
Brookfield Central 0 10 6 0 0 18 3.5 15 9 21.5 0 18
Appleton North 0 26 0 1.5 11 0 7 0 22 0 10 14
Green Bay Southwest Co-op 0 6 0 23 0 16 0 0 0 1 0 28
Muskego 14 12 6 0 0 5 0 7 0 5 0 12
Cedarburg 0 2 12 14 0 0 0 15 0 0 4 6
Waukesha West/CathMem 0 34 0 0 0 0 15 0 0 0 0 0
Menomonee Falls/Hamilton 0 14 0 0 0 15 0 0 0 16 0 0
Verona Area/Mount Horeb 15 0 0 1.5 0 0 0 0 18 0 0 8
Monona Grove 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 26 0 0 10
River Falls 0 0 16 0 0 0 16 0 0 0 0 0
Hudson 0 0 0 15 0 14 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sun Prairie 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 24 0 0 4
Burlington Co-op 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 12 0 7 0
Eau Claire Memorial 0 0 0 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 0
Oshkosh West 0 8 7 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 0 2
Pewaukee/Oconomowoc 0 0 0 0 12 0 6 0 0 0 0 0
Stevens Point 0 4 0 0 6 6 0 0 0 0 0 0
Greenfield/Pius XI Catholic 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 16 0
Waukesha South/Mukwonago 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 4 9 0 0 0
Franklin 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 14 0
De Pere/West De Pere 0 0 0 0 0 13 0 0 0 0 0 0
Janesville Craig 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 9 0 0 0 0
Chippewa Falls/McDonell 0 0 0 0 0 12 0 0 0 0 0 0
Kenosha Tremper 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Milwaukee King Co-op 0 0 0 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Bay Port 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 9 0
Milton 0 0 0 5 0 0 3.5 0 0 0 0 0
Neenah 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Manitowoc Lincoln 0 0 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
D.C. Everest 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0
Divine Savior Holy Angels 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
West Bend West/East 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Appleton West/Kimberly 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Homestead 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Pulaski 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Waunakee 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Hartford Union/Slinger 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Marshfield 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
La Crosse Logan Co-op 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Oak Creek 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sturgeon Bay Co-op 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Oregon 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Edgerton/Evansville 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Projected Individual Scores

Name Year School Projected Points
Thomas, Lucy JR Brookfield East 40
Stoll, Campbell JR Arrowhead 40
Wanezek, Abby SR Brookfield East 40
Wanezek, Maggie SO Brookfield East 36
Tiltmann, Reese JR Brookfield East 35
Smith, Francesca JR Arrowhead 34
Tierney, Hailey JR Arrowhead 34
Neverman, Brigitta SR Green Bay Southwest Co-op 33
Brostowitz, Victoria JR Waukesha West/Cath Mem 33
Ottem, Ellery JR River Falls 32
Johnson, Faith SR Menomonee Falls/Hamilton 31
Wood, Evie JR Hudson 29
Drexler, Peyton JR Arrowhead 29
Granetzke, Bella SR Madison West 28
Thomas, Mackenzie SO Badger Co-op 28
Mrzyglod, Sabina SR Germantown 27
Drabot, Grace SR Cedarburg 26
Whowell, Sailor SO Badger Co-op 26
Geske, Lizzi SR Brookfield Central 25.5
Marusik, Karlee SO Waukesha West/Cath Mem 25
Haag, Molly SR Middleton 24
Beay, Ali SR Germantown 23.5
Augustyn, Gabi SO Eau Claire Memorial 22
Olen, Audrey SO Brookfield East 21
Rainwater, Kennedy SO Brookfield Central 21
Wells, Rian Madison West 20
Ceshker, Callie JR Badger Co-op 20
Holler, Jillian FR Madison Memorial 20
Kopfer, MaryClaire JR Pewaukee/Oconomowoc 18
Allen, Emily SR Appleton North 18
Chupich, Wylde Badger Co-op 17
Haag, Kaitlin SO Middleton 17
Carson, Claudia SR Madison Memorial 17
Nelson, Sydney SR Arrowhead 16
Gabel, Cadence SR Cedarburg 16
LePine, Gabrielle SR Greenfield/Pius XI Catholic 16
Rufenacht, Annika SO Verona Area/Mount Horeb 15
Wanner, Olivia SO Waukesha West/CathMem 15
Goodno, Ava JR Franklin 15
Rochon, Emilie Muskego 14
Wanner, Olivia SO Waukesha West/Cath Mem 14
Brueggeman, Sophia FR Brookfield Central 14
Davis, Olivia Middleton 13
Larson, Carly FR De Pere/West De Pere 13
Beam, Elizabeth SO Waukesha West/Cath Mem 13
Wittmann, Kristina JR Germantown 12
Charles, Natalie JR Middleton 12
Breitbach, Jenna JR Stevens Point 12
Watson, Peyton JR Chippewa Falls/McDonell 12
DeGrace, Hanna SR Germantown 12
Brewster, Teiya JR Kenosha Tremper 11
Zippel, Lilly SR Milwaukee King Co-op 11
Wright, Claire SR Waukesha West/Cath Mem 11
Utter, Abby SR Middleton 11
George, Amanda SR Middleton 11
Benson, Sophie JR Middleton 10
Weygandt, Quinn SR Madison West 10
Potrzebowski, Avery Middleton 9
Larsen, Kate JR Muskego 9
Miller, Sydney SR Muskego 9
Donagan, Ally JR Janesville Craig 9
Drake, Bella SR Arrowhead 9
Flanagan, Ana FR Appleton North 9
Ratzburg, Bailey JR Milton 8.5
Fullerton, Paris SO Brookfield East 8
Priestly, Abbigale SR Neenah 7
Arps, Lillie SR Oshkosh West 7
Schultz, Megan SR Burlington Co-op 7
Frederickson, Annie Arrowhead 6
Neverman, Ivana FR Green Bay Southwest Co-op 6
Mair, Lily SO Middleton 6
Aird, Sydney SR Bay Port 6
Vorpagel, Abby Arrowhead 5
Meyer, Morgan SR Manitowoc Lincoln 5
Miller, Carley SO Muskego 5
Woodall, Ryanne SR Middleton 5
Larsen, Averi SO Burlington Co-op 5
Langley, Fynn Germantown 4
Mello, Hannah SO Madison West 4
Corro, Brianna SR Waukesha South/Mukwonago 4
Plate, Carly JR Brookfield Central 3.5
Kleczka, Kathryn SR Divine Savior Holy Angels 3
Wilson, Logan SR Waukesha South/Mukwonago 3
Reece, Dakota JR Janesville Craig 3
Osthelder, Ellen JR Madison West 3
Dembny, Kamryn SR Brookfield East 3
Weil, Olivia SR Cedarburg 3
Zurowski, Addy SR Bay Port 3
Greeneway, Allison SO Appleton North 2.5
Sanders, Anna Madison West 2
Anderson, Izzie SR Madison Memorial 2
Gregg, Callie SR Brookfield East 2
Hirsbrunner, Addy SO Oshkosh West 2
McCullough, Violet FR Madison West 2
Schmidt, Monica FR Verona Area/Mount Horeb 1.5
Newman, Clara SO Brookfield East 1
Sieber, Ella SR Green Bay Southwest Co-op 1
Malcomson, Brynn SR Appleton West/Kimberly 1
Walters, Nicole JR West Bend West/East 1
Calaway, Emily SR Bay Port 1

D2 Data

Scored Psych Sheet

Psych Sheet Points Relay Individual Swimming Diving Individual Entries Relay Count
Edgewood 339 114 225 328 11 18 3
Rhinelander 185.5 96 89.5 185.5 0 9 3
Baraboo 165 68 97 165 0 8 3
DeForest 150 84 66 150 0 5 3
Shorewood 142 54 88 142 0 7 2
Sauk Prairie 141 70 71 141 0 10 3
Ashwaubenon 133 64 69 133 0 4 3
Whitnall 121 36 85 83 38 9 2
Greendale 115 60 55 115 0 6 3
McFarland 114 62 52 114 0 5 3
Whitefish Bay 108 36 72 76 32 7 3
Kohler Co-op 79.5 42 37.5 67.5 12 7 3
Merrill 72 36 36 72 0 5 2
New Berlin Eisenhower 61 28 33 39 22 5 2
Grafton 60 12 48 44 16 4 2
Jefferson/Cambridge 59 24 35 59 0 4 2
Rice Lake 54 18 36 54 0 3 2
Monroe/New Glarus 41 22 19 41 0 3 2
Wauwatosa West 40 0 40 40 0 2 0
Ladysmith Co-op 29 0 29 29 0 4 0
Brown Deer/Univ School of Milw 21 0 21 14 7 2 0
Tomahawk 20 0 20 20 0 2 0
Wausau East 16 2 14 16 0 2 1
Stoughton 14 2 12 14 0 2 1
Plymouth 13 0 13 0 13 1 0
River Valley/Richland Center 9 0 9 9 0 2 0
Lakeland Union 8 0 8 8 0 2 0
Menomonie 4 0 4 0 4 1 0
Whitewater 4 0 4 4 0 1 0
Kiel/Elkhart Lake-Glenbeulah 3 0 3 3 0 1 0
Lodi/Wisconsin Heights 2 0 2 2 0 1 0
Seymour 1 0 1 1 0 1 0
ThePrairieSchool/St.Catherines 1 0 1 1 0 1 0

Projected Event By Event Team Scores

Diving 200 Medley Relay 200 Freestyle 200 IM 50 Freestyle 100 Butterfly 100 Freestyle 500 Freestyle 200 Freestyle Relay 100 Backstroke 100 Breaststroke 400 Freestyle Relay
Edgewood 11 34 37 37 23 21 26 46 40 24 0 40
Rhinelander 0 30 12 20 3.5 11 14 0 32 20 9 34
Baraboo 0 40 0 16 13 16 0 0 6 15 37 22
DeForest 0 32 0 0 20 3 11 0 34 12 20 18
Shorewood 0 26 11 15 0 12 9 9 0 16 16 28
Sauk Prairie 0 18 10 19 0 5 4 19 28 14 0 24
Ashwaubenon 0 8 16 0 16 0 37 0 30 0 0 26
Whitnall 38 24 2 0 0 31 0 0 0 9 5 12
Greendale 0 2 17 5 0 2 17 14 26 0 0 32
McFarland 0 28 0 0 7 7 16 0 4 22 0 30
Whitefish Bay 32 10 14 0 0 0 0 20 18 6 0 8
Kohler Co-op 12 4 5 0 3.5 1 0 10 24 0 6 14
Merrill 0 22 0 7 9 0 0 0 14 7 13 0
New Berlin Eisenhower 22 0 0 0 5 0 0 6 22 0 0 6
Grafton 16 0 0 13 0 0 0 15 8 0 4 4
Jefferson/Cambridge 0 14 0 14 0 4 0 0 10 2 15 0
Rice Lake 0 6 0 0 17 0 5 0 12 0 14 0
Monroe/New Glarus 0 12 0 7 0 9 0 0 0 3 0 10
Wauwatosa West 0 0 20 0 0 20 0 0 0 0 0 0
Ladysmith Co-op 0 0 3 0 15 0 6 5 0 0 0 0
Brown Deer/Univ School of Milw 7 0 0 0 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Tomahawk 0 0 7 0 0 13 0 0 0 0 0 0
Wausau East 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 12 2
Stoughton 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 11 2 0 0 0
Plymouth 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
River Valley/Richland Center 0 0 0 0 6 0 3 0 0 0 0 0
Lakeland Union 0 0 0 0 1 0 7 0 0 0 0 0
Menomonie 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Whitewater 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0
Kiel/Elkhart Lake-Glenbeulah 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Lodi/Wisconsin Heights 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Seymour 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
ThePrairieSchool/St.Catherines 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

Projected Individual Scores

Name Year School Projected Points
Malinowski, Lauren SR Wauwatosa West 40
Francis, Malia SR Rhinelander 40
Bellile, Bry JR Ashwaubenon 36
Stephens, Casey JR Whitefish Bay 34
Nitke, Sienna SO Ashwaubenon 33
Lohr, Ella SR Baraboo 33
Freeman, Mara SR McFarland 33
Zgola, Jocelyn SR Greendale 32
Enz, Izzy JR Edgewood 32
Jacobs, Elise JR Shorewood 31
Acker, Savannah SO Sauk Prairie 30
Stacey, Brynn JR Edgewood 29
Rank, Zoey SO Jefferson/Cambridge 29
Michel, Libby JR Grafton 28
Balfanz, Anna JR Baraboo 28
Barrow, Amie SR Shorewood 28
Lenz, Rachel SR Whitnall 26
Winnicki, Abi SO Rhinelander 25
Reed, Sophie JR Edgewood 25
teDuits, Anna SR Edgewood 24
Bloom, Izzy FR Edgewood 24
Reid, Abby SR Edgewood 24
Oosterhof, Carly SR DeForest 23
Thompson, Sylvia FR Edgewood 22
Forsberg, Faith SR Rice Lake 22
Gneiser, Natalie SR Baraboo 21
Lechleitner, Brooke SR Ladysmith Co-op 21
Held, Kamyla SR Whitnall 20
Kuennen, Amelia SR Shorewood 20
Dekiep, Paige SO Tomahawk 20
Flowers, Payton FR DeForest 20
Willis, Jenna SR DeForest 20
Turner, Katherine JR Greendale 19
Hess, Amber SO Kohler Co-op 18
Francis, Karis SO Rhinelander 18
Bokerman, Mya SR New Berlin Eisenhower 17
Vega, Sam JR Edgewood 17
Sweeney, Claire SR Edgewood 17
Uttke, Maranda JR Grafton 16
Radke, Grace SR Whitnall 16
Paradis, Mazie FR Monroe/New Glarus 16
Graham, Kate Whitefish Bay 15
Stute, McKenzie SO Baraboo 15
Talmage, Riley JR Sauk Prairie 15
Britz, Anneh Whitefish Bay 14
Winter, Amber JR Merrill 14
Art, Lucy JR Brown Deer/Univ School of Milw 14
Schoenbrodt, Emily SR McFarland 14
Gilles, Lucy JR Wausau East 14
Miller, Hannah SO Rice Lake 14
Josephs, Isabella SR Plymouth 13
Schultz, Grace SR Merrill 13
Miller, Kassandra SR Sauk Prairie 12
Regan, Melanie SR Stoughton 12
Caroll, Natalie Edgewood 11
Wilson, Kiera Whitnall 9
Oleson, Kaylee FR Sauk Prairie 9
Schultz, Claire SR Merrill 9
Harper, Beverly SR River Valley/Richland Center 9
Lotter, Gretchen JR Shorewood 9
Magle, Maddy JR Kohler Co-op 8
Bunton, Madeline JR Ladysmith Co-op 8
Staples, Anna SR Brown Deer/Univ School of Milw 7
Ahlborn, Rylee SR Lakeland Union 7
Truman, Emma SR Kohler Co-op 7
Dobbie, Rianna Whitnall 6
Davis, Jordyn SO Jefferson/Cambridge 6
Cleverly, Madeline JR Whitefish Bay 6
St. Pierre, Noelle SR Rhinelander 5.5
Wagner, Emily New Berlin Eisenhower 5
Giese, Meredith SO New Berlin Eisenhower 5
Nickels, Adriana SR McFarland 5
McElvain, Delaney SR Whitnall 5
Smith, Mia SR Menomonie 4
Pape, Ashley SR Sauk Prairie 4
Schroeder, Sarah JR New Berlin Eisenhower 4
Foucault, Grace JR Whitewater 4
Grimm, Halle JR Grafton 4
Hammond, Madeleine SR Kohler Co-op 3.5
McDowell, Chelsea Whitnall 3
Hoffman, Joss SO DeForest 3
Erstad, Morgan SR Monroe/New Glarus 3
Boyer, Ally SR Kiel/Elkhart Lake-Glenbeulah 3
Sarnowski, Lucy Whitefish Bay 2
Puls, Ella SR Lodi/Wisconsin Heights 2
Yerkes, Chloe FR Greendale 2
Meyer, Mikayla JR Greendale 2
Fan, Grace JR New Berlin Eisenhower 2
Wesley, Ryann Whitefish Bay 1
Wescott, Brie JR Lakeland Union 1
Devine, Annie FR Kohler Co-op 1
Fugle, Genna JR Rhinelander 1
VandeHey, Emily SR Sauk Prairie 1
Gawryleski, Julia JR Seymour 1
D’Alessandro, Zoe SO ThePrairieSchool/St.Catherines 1

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Just A Swammer
2 months ago

I’m out of the loop a little bit, but why is the championships not taking place at the Soderholm pool (the new one for the UW)?

Phil McDade
Reply to  Just A Swammer
2 months ago

💰💰💰

Kyle Bedalov
Reply to  Just A Swammer
2 months ago

This is somewhat of a loaded question that can go a number of directions.

UW Rec Sports is the rental arm for facilities at UW. The price sheet is public information and you can look it up but it is close to 2 to 2.5 times more expensive than the NAT. That along with less seating at the NAT and lost revenue that the WIAA could gather from football and basketball state championships the previous year due to COVID have made this a pricing question.

That along with UW not hosting a large meet yet to work the kinks out. I think only one or two dual meets have been run. The Women’s Big Ten Championships will be there… Read more »

Erik
Reply to  Kyle Bedalov
2 months ago

Are we ever going to see these meets go P/F, what is holding back our state from moving into the present day?

oxyswim
Reply to  Andrew Mering
2 months ago

If you’re making top 16 at a state meet, you’ve likely done club at some point. I would bet there are fewer than 5 swimmers every year that have never done a prelim/final format before placing top 16 in the state. It’s not worth doing anything to cater to a group that small.

The top 8 swimmers in the state should all be in a heat racing together. Only way to guarantee that is with prelims/finals.

Erik
Reply to  oxyswim
2 months ago

Could take top 8 of each division in WI, since the meet is already pretty small. Run separate prelims and finals, maximizing number of opportunities for butts in the seats to help pay off the facility. Walkouts and music, more space for warm-up/breaks for finalists. By having a 2PM/6PM prelims schedule, kids conceivably would only miss one day of school and have one night in a hotel.

Kyle Bedalov
Reply to  Erik
2 months ago

Another great question that can go a million directions. This is my 5th two year terms as the coaches association President. The coaches association can make recommendations that can be brought to Coaches Advisory. Coaches Advisory is led by the President of the association and have three other swim coaches and one diving coach on it that are selected by the WIAA based on recommendations by the outgoing member. Those terms are three years long.

If we vote on anything that would change the tournament series there are three other votes that occur at the WIAA that must go in our favor to have the change occur. Those other votes have members that have little to no swim experience.… Read more »

oxyswim
Reply to  Kyle Bedalov
2 months ago

Can’t really argue sectionals is a “prelims” when every pool is different. Some have other people to challenge them during their races, some have cool down space, some have much deeper turn ends. It’s not at all 1:1

BJT
Reply to  Erik
2 months ago

When cost is already a concern about hosting at the newest facility, P/F is a pipe dream.

This argument has been through many permutations over the years and has never gained enough traction state-wide.

The biggest concern of coaches and the swim community currently is equitable sectional sites. Solve that and move on.

Erik
Reply to  BJT
2 months ago

I’d rather see P/F than have to have the meet at Wisconsin, if I have to chose. Championship format over the newest facility, Waukesha’s pool is plenty fast.

I also would like to see the sectional format blown up, but I like turning things on their head and looking for big change in anything.