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The Waukesha Express Swim Team Wall of Fame

The Waukesha Express Swim Team Wall of Fame was started in 2008 to honor swimmers from our team who have achieved significant accomplishments.  Those accomplishments include:  1) Being named to the USA National, National Junior Team, or NCSA All-Star Team,  2)  Breaking a National Record, or 3) Qualifying for Olympic Trials.  All three of these achievements are special in their own right.  The individuals listed below have satisfied at least one of these requirements and have been honored as a part of our team’s Wall of Fame.  Congratulations to all of our Wall of Fame Inductees! We look forward to adding many more names to this list in the future.  The list below starts with our most current honorees.

Abby Jagdfeld

Abby qualified and competed at the 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials in the 200 m Freestyle with a time of 2:02.59.  Abby qualified for the Trials at the Tracy Caulkins Natatorium in Nashville, TN.  Her qualifying time also broke the 15-16 girls state record by nearly 1.5 seconds.

Jessica Wolf

Jessica qualified and competed at the 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials in the 800 m Freestyle with a time of 8:50.37 at the 2011 USA Swimming Summer Jr. National Championships held on the campus of Stanford University in Palo Alto, CA.  She made the qualifying time on the first 800 m of her 1500 m freestyle where she swam to a 3rd place finish with a time of 16:41.72 (state record).  Her time also qualified her to compete as a member of the NCSA All Star Team that represented the US in a Dual Meet against Japan in Osaka, Japan.  Jessica will compete at the University of Michigan in the fall of 2012.

Gwen Jorgensen

Gwen was selected to represent the United States in the 2012 London Olympic Games in the Triathalon.  Gwen a longtime Express Swimmer turned tri athlete has become one of the best in the World in a relatively short period of time.  She is a great role model for our Express swimmers with her work ethic, persistence, and great attitude.  As a swimmer Gwen was a Jr. National Qualifier and went on to compete at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  After swimming a couple of years at Madison, she moved to the track where she became a Big 10 Champion, NCAA Division 1 Finalist, and member of the USA National Team.  With her great swimming background, tremendous running ability, and her desire, she now has made it to the pinnacle of all sporting events - the Olympic Games!

Stephanie Armstrong

Stephanie swam on the 15-18 Girls National Record setting 200 m Freestyle Relay at the 2008 Spring NCSA Jr. National Championships in Orlando, FL.  The relay team of Beckie Thompson (26.35L), Stephanie Armstrong (25.84), Arianna Gorenc (26.88), and Jill Krattiger (27.14) broke the National record with a time of 1:46.21.  Stephanie is currently competing at Indiana University. 

Arianna Gorenc

Arianna swam on the 15-16 Girls National Record setting 200 m Freestyle Relay at the 2008 Spring NCSA Jr. National Championships in Orlando, FL.  The relay team of Beckie Thompson (26.35L), Stephanie Armstrong (25.84), Arianna Gorenc (26.88), and Jill Krattiger (27.14) broke the National record with a time of 1:46.21. Arriana is currently competing at Oregon State University.

Jill Krattiger

Jill swam on the 15-16 Girls National Record setting 200 m Freestyle Relay at the 2008 Spring NCSA Jr. National Championships in Orlando, FL.  The relay team of Beckie Thompson (26.35L), Stephanie Armstrong (25.84), Arianna Gorenc (26.88), and Jill Krattiger (27.14) broke the National record with a time of 1:46.21. 

Anna Meinholz

Anna swam to an Olympic Trial qualifying time in the 100 m breaststroke of 1:12.54 at the Wisconsin State Championship Meet at the Schroeder YMCA in July of 2008 (broke the Wisconsin State Record), and also qualified and competed at the 2012 Olympic Trials in Omaha, NE.  Anna qualified for the 2012 Trials in the 100 m breaststroke with a time of 1:11.22, as well as the 200 m breaststroke with a time of 2:34.97.  Anna also competed on the NCSA All-Star team that traveled to Osaka, Japan for a Dual Meet with the Japanese National Team.  She was selected based off of her performances at the 2011 NCSA Spring Jr. Nationals and the 2011 USA Swimming Summer Jr. Nationals.  She swam the 100 and 200 m breaststroke, and also helped the US 200 m Medley Relay to a Silver Medal.  Anna will be competing at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in the fall of 2012.

Emily Schwabe

Emily qualified for the 2008 Olympic Trials in the 200 m breaststroke with a time of 2:34.52.  While at the Trials she swam to a 38th place finish with a time of 2:34.49.  There were only two girls that were younger than Emily that beat her at the trials in the 200 m breaststroke.  Emily’s swim also broke the Wisconsin State Record!  Emily is currently competing at Louisiana State University.

Kyle Thompson

Kyle qualified for the 2008 Olympic Trials in the 200 m butterfly with a time of 2:03.42 at the 2007 USA Swimming Jr. National Championships in Indianapolis, IN.  Kyle’s swim placed 8th at the Jr. National Championships.  Kyle is currently swimming at the University of Wisconsin - Madison.

Wes Lagerhausen

Wes qualified for the 2008 Olympic Trials in the 50 and 100 m freestyle events.  Wes’s time of 51.09 in the 100 m freestyle at the 2007 USA Swimming Jr. National Championships in Indianapolis, IN qualified him for the Trials.  This swim also placed him on the USA Swimming National Junior Team that competed in Melbourne, Australia.  Wes later qualified for the Olympic Trials in the 50 m freestyle with a time of 23.35.  He is currently competing at the University of Wisconsin - Madison.

Beckie Thompson

Beckie qualified for the 2008 Olympic Trials in the 50 m freestyle with her 5th place finish at the 2007 LC Spring Nationals in East Meadow, NY with a time of 26.21.  In the spring of 2008 she lowered her qualifying time to 26.16 with a 4th place finish at the NCSA Jr. National Championships in Orlando, FL.  Both of these swims were Wisconsin State Records.  Beckie also helped our 200 m Freestyle Relay to a National Age Group record of 1:46.21 (26.35 lead-off split) at those same NCSA Jr. Nationals.  She is currently competing at the University of Wisconsin - Madison.

Stephanie Sarandos

Stephanie qualified for the 2008 Olympic Trials in three events:  100 m backstroke, 200 m backstroke, and the 200 m I.M.  Her first Olympic Trial qualifying time came at the 2006 USA Swimming LC Jr. Nationals in Irvine, CA.  She swam to a 2nd place finish in the 200 m backstroke with a Wisconsin State record time of 2:17.81.  While at the 2008 Olympic Trials, Steph again broke State Records in the 100 m backstroke with a time of 1:03.39 (42nd place) and the 200 m backstroke with a time of 2:15.06 (28th place).  In August at the 2008 USA Swimming LC Jr. Nationals in Minneapolis, MN she lowered her state record once again in the 200 m backstroke with her third place finish time of 2:14.87.  Her third Olympic Trial qualifying time came in the 200 m I.M. at the 2008 Speedo Championship Meet at the Schroeder YMCA, where she swam to a 2:20.26.  Stephanie is currently competing at Florida State University.

Katie Imhoff-Smith

Katie qualified for the 2008 Olympic Trials in the 100 m butterfly with a time of 1:01.81.  Katie made her qualifying time at the 2005 Wisconsin LC State Championship Meet.  Katie went on to compete at the University of Wisconsin-Madison where she was a Big 10 Champion and an NCAA All-American.

Kyle Bubolz

Kyle qualified for the 2004 and 2008 Olympic trials in three events:  50 m freestyle, 100 m freestyle, and the 100 m butterfly.  While competing for the Express Kyle had many impressive performances.  Some of these include being crowned 18 and Under National Champion at the 2003 Summer LC National Championships in College Park, MD.  His time of 54.12 in the 100 m butterfly gave him a 5th place finish, and the highest finish of any 18 and under swimmer at the meet in that event.  Kyle also represented the United States, when he qualified for the 2003 National Jr. Team that competed in Sydney, Australia.  While at the meet in Sydney, Kyle broke the Australian Open record in the 50 m freestyle.  During his career with Express, he broke 6 National Age Group records in the following events:  13-14 50 yd. freestyle (20.79), 13-14 100 yd. freestyle (45.49), 13-14 100 yd. butterfly (49.44 - broke Michael Phelp’s record), 15-16 50 m freestyle (23.15), 15-16 50 yd. freestyle (20.15), and the 15-16 100 yd. backstroke (48.15 - broke Michael Phelp’s record).  While at the 2008 Olympic Trials, Kyle swam to an 11th place finish in the 100 meter butterfly (52.97), a 19th place finish in the 50 m freestyle (22.71), and a 23rd place finish in the 100 m freestyle (49.85).  Kyle finished his collegiate swimming career at Northwestern University where he was multipe time Big 10 champion, NCAA All-American, NCAA Champion, and NCAA Record Holder.