Bouchard represents Pulaski at State Meet

Pulaski Freshman Ben Bouchard was just one of four Wisconsin ninth graders to qualify for swimming events at the WIAA State Meet in Madison on Saturday, February 20. His 13th place finish in the backstroke put Pulaski 31st out of the 34 teams that qualified. - Photo courtesy of Paul F. Heykes

Pulaski Freshman Ben Bouchard was just one of four Wisconsin ninth graders to qualify for swimming events at the WIAA State Meet in Madison on Saturday, February 20. His 13th place finish in the backstroke put Pulaski 31st out of the 34 teams that qualified. – Photo courtesy of Paul F. Heykes


The Pulaski Boy’s Swim and Dive Team wrapped up their 2015-2016 season on a high note with freshman Ben Bouchard swimming the 100 Backstroke at the WIAA Division 2 State Meet in Madison.
Bouchard started the race seeded 11th out of 16. He fell a bit short of his season best and seedtime (57.35) finishing the race in 58.80, which was good for 13th place and four team points. Pulaski finished 31st out of 34 teams in the meet. Monona Grove won with 296 points.
Though they hoped Bouchard would have posted his fastest time of the year at State, the Pulaski coaching staff was still proud of his accomplishments this season.
Bouchard was just one of four freshman swimmers in all of Wisconsin to qualify for the State Meet. His sectional time was the second time that he broke the school record for the backstroke this year.
“Ben has a lot of potential,” said Coach Paul Heykes. “Even if he can shave off just a second a year, by the time he is a senior, he may be contending for a place on the podium and the All State honors that come with it. Head Coach Nick Haydon is definitely anticipating him to set the pace and become a leader of the team in the years to come.”