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Athlete of the Week Danny Brebrick Shines at State Meet


(WAOW) - Danny Brebrick is no stranger to success. He's a three-time state champion and this year alone broke four school and pool records. Saturday, he capped off his high school career by reaching the podium three times.


"I would've rather had this than won just one event," Brebrick said. "I'd rather take third and fourth in two events than get first in one event."

Brebrick's most impressive race came in the 500 free where he was seeded 11th coming into the state finals, but improved 10 seconds from his sectional time and finished third.

"Anything can happen," he said. "If everything comes together you can have a great swim and you can move up a ton of places. We've seen it before, last year with some of the guys and this year I did it."

Reaching the state finals is a big accomplishment itself, but more impressive to Wausau East head coach Brent Zinkel is Brebrick's ability to be dominant in nearly any event.

"I think the thing that makes it so impressive is that he was on the blocks for things that were different than what he was on the blocks for last year," Zinkel said. "The fact that he can get up on the blocks in so many different events, competing at the state level is what's really impressive about Danny."

And for all the awards Brebrick has earned?

"I have them all laying out in my room," Brebrick said. "Now I have three firsts, one second, one third, one fourth and one fifth and I don't know what I'm going to do with them. It just feels different than any other medal."


Online Reporter - Sean Giggy

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