Who should be the Journal Sentinel's athlete of the week for Jan. 27-Feb. 1 (Poll Closed)

  • Jacob Carlson, Waukesha South/Catholic Memorial swimming and diving: The senior shared the swimmer of the meet award at the Classic 8/Greater Metro Conference meet Saturday and helped his team win the title. He captured the 100-yard butterfly (49.87 seconds) and 100 backstroke (49.64) with season-best times. He also swam the opening leg of the 200 medley and 200 freestyle relays, which also posted season-best marks on the way to first-place finishes.
    453 votes

  • Sam Ludwig, New Berlin Eisenhower boys basketball: The junior has raised his average 11 points this season to a Woodland West-best 19.9 per contest. Friday was his best moment yet as he set a school record with a 51-point performance in a 102-87 victory over West Allis Central at home. He hit 18 of 25 shots, including his only three-point attempt, and went 12 for 14 from the free throw line. That game came on the heels of a 25-point showing in a 78-65 victory over Greendale on Tuesday. Ludwig has eight 20-point performances this season.
    954 votes

  • Anna Mortag, Brookfield Central girls basketball: The IUPUI recruit led the Lancers to three victories last week. The biggest came in a 79-72 victory over No. 1 Germantown in which the 6-0 guard/forward made 11 of 19 shots, including 5 for 9 from three-point range, and posted 35 points and 12 rebounds. She added 22 points in a 67-33 win over West Allis Hale Friday and 30 points in a 50-38 win over Arrowhead Saturday.
    112 votes

  • Jadyn Pye, Wilmot/Union Grove/Williams Bay gymnastics: The junior was the all-around champion of the Green Division of Madison Memorial’s Spartan Invite Saturday. She posted a score of 36.775 to lead her team to a first-place finish. She tied for the floor exercise title (9.550), took second in the vault (9.3) and third in the uneven bars (9.050).
    1,325 votes

  • Jarvis Echols, Milwaukee Bradley Tech wrestling: The senior won the 182-pound title at the Deerfield Scramble Saturday. He finished the day 4-0 and defeated two state-ranked competitors. He pinned Random Lake’s Brock Upson, the 10th-ranked competitor in the weight class in Division 3 by wiwrestling.com, in 5 minutes 54 seconds, and defeated Jefferson’s Aaron Heine, ranked No. 9 in the Division 2, 4-2. The victories raised Echols’ season record to 31-2.
    2,844 votes

  • Andrew Butler, West Bend hockey: The junior forward, who attends Germantown, has helped the Bears win five of their last seven games. Saturday he posted two goals and two assists in a 6-0 win over Brookfield and in the previous week recorded a goal plus the game-winning assists in a 3-2 overtime win over Fox Cities. He leads the team in scoring with 11 games and 14 assists.
    689 votes


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