Who should be the Journal Sentinel's athlete of the week for Jan. 14-18 (Poll Closed)

  • Cooper Willis, Union Grove: The sophomore won the 120-pound title at the Badger Scramble Saturday. He finished the day 5-0 with four of those victories by pin. Two of the wins came over competitors ranked by wiwrestling.com: Little Chute’s Carter Kruckeberg (Division 2, honorable mention) and Kaukauna’s Jaden Verhagen (Division 2, No. 2 at 113 pounds).
    1,305 votes

  • Hunter Santos, KMMO: The junior forward recorded a hat trick in his team’s 6-2 victory over Whitefish Bay/Nicolet/Shorewood last Tuesday. His first two goals allowed KMMO to turn a 2-1 deficit into a 3-2 lead. Saturday, he recorded an assist in a 5-3 loss to University School. Santos leads KMMO in scoring with 23 points (13 goals, 10 assists).
    15 votes

  • Dylan Webb, Hartford swimming: The junior won two individual events at the Fond du Lac Invitational Saturday, posting winning times that, according to the Wisconsin Interscholastic Swim Coaches Association top times list, are his season bests. He won the 50-yard freestyle in 21.42 seconds, a time that would rank seventh in the state. He also won the 100 breaststroke in 1 minute 0.15 seconds, a time that would rank eighth among the current top times in the event. He also helped the 200 medley relay and 200 freestyle relay to third and second place finishes, respectively.
    606 votes

  • Lyndsay Ryan, Elkhorn gymnastics: The junior brought home the all-around title at the Watertown Gosling Invite Saturday. She finished with a score of 35.475, a half point better than the second-place finisher. Ryan won the balance beam with a score of 9.125. She also tied for second in the vault (8.725), finished third in the floor exercise (8.875) and fourth on bars (8.750).
    1,171 votes

  • Jada Spence, Pius XI girls basketball: The Popes won a first-place showdown at Pewaukee on Friday thanks in large part to the hot hand of their senior forward/center, who scored a career-high 26 points in a 70-55 victory. Spence, a Tennessee State recruit, made 8 of 12 shots, including 5 three-pointers, and hit each of her five free throws. She also grabbed 10 rebounds to complete her third double-double of the season.
    26 votes

  • Ben Nau, Brookfield Central boys basketball: The junior guard didn’t shy away from the big stage in Lancers’ 64-56 victory over previously undefeated Sussex Hamilton on Friday. He scored a career-high 27 points, getting 20 in the second half. He made 8 of 16 shots, including 6 for 9 from three-point range, and grabbed six rebounds. Central also beat Marquette and Wisconsin Lutheran last week. For the three games, he averaged 16 points while shooting 55.8% (19 of 34) overall and 64.7% (11 for 17) from three-point range.
    35 votes


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