Middleton, Monona Grove Lead WISCA First Polls of Boys Season

The first WISCA polls of the 2017-18 boys season are out, with Middleton leading the way in Division 1 and Monona Grove on top in Division 2.

Middleton shoots to #1 this year after finishing back at 8th at the 2017 D1 Championships. A big reason for their high placing, other than their depth, is Indiana University commit Michael Draves. He returns for his senior year after finishing 2nd in the 500 free and 4th in the 200 free last year.

Though Middleton leads with 591 point, Madison West (565) and Madison Memorial (544) are close behind. Madison West returns their entire 2017 runner-up 200 medley relay, featuring Wes Jekel (100 back runner-up last year) and Lain Weaver (50 free and 100 fly runner-up last year). Madison Memorial’s key returner is Alex Wowk, the defending state champion in the 100 fly.

While things are pretty close up top in Division 1, Division 2 is another story. Monona Grove leads with 830 points, more than 350 points ahead of 2nd place Elkhorn Area.

Monona Grove’s placing makes sense– they won all three relays at the 2017 D2 Champs, and return two individual state champions. Another IU commit, Ben McDade, is the big star for Monona Grove, having won the 500 free and 200 free last year, setting a state record in the former and coming close to another state mark in the latter. Eric Storms also returns for his senior year, the top returner by far in the 100 back after his 2017 state title (50.99).

RANKINGS METHODOLOGY

The weekly WISCA polls are computer generated and based on the WISCA Top Times database.

The polls are generated at midnight each Sunday. Individuals are scored in their top two scoring events only.

Points are awarded as follows:
Individuals: 1st Place – 30 points – 30th Place – 1 point (1 point increments)
Relays: 1st Place – 60 points – 30th Place – 2 points (2 point increments)

See full rankings here.

Division 1 Boys Poll

1
Middleton
591 pts
2
Madison West
565 pts
3
Madison Memorial
544 pts
4
Waukesha South-Catholic Memo
469 pts
5
Arrowhead
458 pts
6
Brookfield Central-Brookfiel
425 pts
7
Sauk Prairie Co-op
374 pts
8
Greenfield-Greendale-Pius XI
258 pts
9
Sun Prairie
207 pts
10
Neenah
197 pts

Division 2 Boys Poll

1
Monona Grove
830 pts
2
Elkhorn Area
479 pts
3
Grafton
334 pts
4
Baraboo
334 pts
5
 Sturgeon Bay-Southern Door-S
331 pts
6
Plymouth
315 pts
7
McFarland
286 pts
8
Deforest
270 pts
9
Nicolet
252 pts
10
Whitnall
243 pts

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wiscoswimfan

Does anyone know if Eric Storms has committed yet? He has huge potential, would be a steal for a lot of teams!

Phil McDade

Not yet

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Karl Ortegon studies and swims at Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT. He began swimming on a club team in first grade and has been in the pool ever since. He misses Vine.

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