NCSA Championship Finalist Brian Knothe Lends Verbal Commitment to UW-Milwaukee

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NEW COMMIT: Naperville, Ill. native Brian Knothe has announced his verbal commitment to the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee and will suit up for the Panthers as a member of the Class of 2025.

He told Swimming World:

“I couldn’t be more humbled and excited to announce my verbal commitment to continue my academic and athletic career at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee! I would like to sincerely thank my family, friends and coaches for helping me get to where I am today. Go Panthers!”

A versatile swimmer who specializes in breaststroke, Knothe trains year-round with Fox Valley Swim Team and most recently placed ninth in the 200 breast and 14th in the 200 IM at Illinois Seniors in March. In summer 2019, he earned 100% best times at Minneapolis Sectionals before going on to place 12th in the 50m breast at the NCSA Championships.

His best times include:

  • 50 breast – 27.18
  • 100 breast – 56.38
  • 200 breast – 2:07.48
  • 200 IM – 1:54.79
  • 50 fly – 24.69
  • 50 free – 22.24
  • 100 free – 48.78
  • 200 free – 1:47.38

Also competing for Waubonsie Valley High School, Knothe finished fourth in the 100 breast at the Illinois State Championships as a junior. He’s also a three-time IHSA Metea Valley Section Championship finalist, placing second in the 100 breast and eighth in the 100 free in 2020.

Knothe will make an immediate impact when he arrives at UW-Milwaukee in the fall of 2021. He would’ve scored in the B-final of the 100/200 breast at the 2020 Horizon League Championships where the Panthers finished sixth overall in the team standings.

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