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Monona Grove will swim for shot at history in state meet

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The boys state swim and dive meet will be this weekend is at the Natatorium on the campus of the University of Wisconsin. A familiar place in February for the Monona Grove boys swimming and dive team. They will attempt to bring home fourth straight Division two state title.

The Silver Eagles are coming off la title from last season where they tallied 381 points, the most in Division two since 2005.

Head coach Kelly Chadesh said, "These guys don't tend to get that nervous. I think they look around and they see everyone being weird and normal."

A team like this is loaded with talent. Senior Eric Storms is a two time state champion in the 100 yard backstroke and has his eye on another state title in the 100 butterfly. He will compete in both events at the state meet.

"It feels good. I don't know, I feel like it's time," Storms said. "It's senior year, like I'm going to leave it in the pool. No regrets." 

The biggest eye opener on this team is senior Ben McDade and his quest for all time history. He hits the state meet with 11 state titles, the record is 14, set by Ryan O'Donnell of McFarland from 2009-12.. If McDade wins his four events this weekend, he'll be the all time state champion in WIAA swimming history.

McDade said, "honestly, it's kind of crazy. With a week left of my last season ever these past four years have gone by really fast. I'm nervous but I'm pumped up to dive in that water Friday night."

McDade is a three time defending champion in both the 200 and 500 yard freestyles.

The 94th Annual Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association Boys Swimming and Diving Championships will be held Friday and Saturday, Feb. 16-17. The Division two championships will be held Friday with the Division one championships on Saturday.


 

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