MADISON (WKOW) -- As Truman teDuits prepared to hit the pool for his final high school practice, he could not help but think about what the next day would bring.
"The fact that we won last year and being able to go out with a win my senior year would be amazing," said the Edgewood senior swimmer. "I'm really excited to push it tomorrow and see if we can do that again."
The Crusaders claimed the WIAA Division 2 championship a year ago. With teDuits and two other individual champions returning, Edgewood entered the season as the state favorites once again. However, Cedarburg enters the meet at the top-ranked team in the state, just ahead of Edgewood. The Crusaders understand they have a challenge on their hands.
"It feels tighter than I wish, but I think it's good motivation," says senior Nate Frucht. "I think we've kind of switched from being scared to using that as a motivation to go up, work harder and get after it."
The WIAA Boys Swim and Dive Meet begins with Division 2 on Friday. The Division 1 competition will be Saturday at the UW Natatorium.