Madison West, Edgewood Claim WIAA State Swimming Titles

Madison West successfully defended its Division 1 title at the 95th Annual State Boys Swimming & Diving Championships at the UW Natatorium Saturday.

The Regents amassed 314 points and won five events, including two relays en route to their 15th State championship. Last season’s runner-up Middleton finished second again with 257 points, and Waukesha South/Catholic Memorial was third with 161 points.

Madison West was led by Wes Jekel, who won four events and set two records in the process. He shattered the former record in winning the 100-yard backstroke with a time of 48.09 to successfully defend the title he won in the event in 2018. Jekel also set a record as a member of the 200 medley relay with teammates Jaden Weiss, Henry Miller and Charlie Feller. They finished in a time of 1:30.83 to give the Regents their second straight crown in the event.

Jekel also swam to the gold medal in the 100 butterfly with a time of 48.14, and in the 400 freestyle relay with teammates Constatin Bensch, Isaac Casey and Lain Weaver with a time of 3:04.94, giving Madison West possession of the State title in the event for the second year in a row.

Andrew Martin paced Middleton to its runner-up finish by winning a pair of events. He won the 500 freestyle in a time of 4:31.12 after placing seventh last season and 11th in 2017. He also was a member of the record-setting 200 relay team with Archer Parkin, Nate Lamers and Forrest Peterson. They established a new State meet record with a winning time of 1:23.12.

>> Full Division 1 Recap and Results (Click Here)

Edgewood won the Division 2 title at the 95th Annual State Boys Swimming and Diving Championships Friday at the UW Natatorium in Madison, Wis.

The Crusaders compiled 289 points and won six events, including two relays en route to their second State championship. Former four-time defending champion Monona Grove finished second with 184 points, and Elkhorn and Rhinelander tied for third with 169 points.

The Crusaders were led by Truman teDuits, winner of four events. He won the 200-yard individual medley in a time of 1:51.84 after a runner-up finish last season. He also captured the crown in the 100 breaststroke with a time of 56.93. 

teDuits was also a member of the winning 200 medley relay with teammates Alex Moen, Colin Senke and Sean O’Connor, which raced to a time of 1:35.07. In addition, he joined Nate Frucht, Senke and Moen to win the 400 freestyle relay in a time of 3:12.30. Frucht also swam to the title in the 200 freestyle with a time of 1:43.64.

Ben Stitgen won his second straight championship in the diving competition for the Crusaders with a score of 458.65. Garrett Gonwa of Cedarburg finished runner-up for the second consecutive season, compiling a score of 445.95.

Jeremiah Mansavage of Fort Atkinson won a pair of events. He won the 50 freestyle in a time of 21.90 after placing ninth in the event a year ago. Mansavage later added the championship in the 100 freestyle with a winning time of 47.49 to improve on last year’s fourth-place finish.

>> Full Division 2 Recap and Results (Click Here)

via WIAA Press Release

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