State swim champion signs with Wisconsin
- David Ball
- Gresham Outlook - Sports
COLLEGE SIGNINGS - Brett Nagle hopes to cap his high school career with a team title
David Douglas senior Brett Nagle has been a dominant force on the high school swimming scene since he entered the water during his freshman season for the Scots. Now, he will test himself in the Big-10 - one of the power conferences in college swimming.
Nagle signed a letter-of-intent in November to compete at Wisconsin - a school that was home to his grandparents and also to his older brother.
'It's a family school for us, but it was still a hard decision,' Nagle said. 'But when I went on my visit, I really felt a good connection with the team, and I like what they are building there and wanted to be a part of that.'
He was also considering Pac-10 schools Arizona and Washington before choosing the Badgers.
Nagle has reached the state finals in the 200-yard medley every season since his freshman year, and he won the state title in the 200 freestyle last season. Still, his biggest goal lies ahead.
'A lot of guys on this team have been together since our freshman year and our goal has been a state title ever since then,' Nagle said. 'I'm excited to go after that this year.'
The Scots are expected to be one of a handful of teams contending for that team championship next month.
Wisconsin is also on the rise, putting together a 4-1 dual-meet record so far this season.
Other recent signings including Reynolds senior Kelli Eubanks who will play softball at Colorado State next spring and Centennial senior Kelsey Bishop who will play soccer at Warner Pacific in the fall.