Graham Thoresen
Graham Thoresen
Year: Senior
Hometown: McFarland, Wis.
High School: McFarland
Last College: Free/IM


Had Vikings' top time on the season in both the 500-yard freestyle (4:32.56) and 1,000-yard freestyle (9:30.18), both at the Horizon League Championships...Had team's fourth fastest time in the 1,650-yard freestyle...Member of 800-yard freestyle relay team...Finished fourth in the Horizon League Championships in the 1,000-yard freestyle and fifth in the 500-yard freestyle


Won four races...came in fourth in the 500 free (4:31.98) at the Horizon League Championships, the second fastest Viking all season in that event...also second best on the team and seventh at the league meet in the 1,000 free (9:30.55)...finished ninth in the 1,650 free at the League Championships, touching in 16:13.55...swam on the 800 free relay team (6:45.53) that finished fourth in hte league...named to Horizon League Winter Academic All-League team.


Won the 200 free one time, 500 free one time and the 1,000 free one time during the season...swam the team's third fastest 500 free (4:35.10), second fastest 1,000 free (9:34.37), and 1,650 free (16:08.06). fifth fastest 200 fly (1:58.62), and 200 individual medley (2:00.79), second fastest 400 individual medley (4:10.57) and the fourth fastest 100 breast (1:11.78)...was ranked sixth in the Horizon League in both the 500 free and 1,000 free and was ranked seventh in the 1,650 free...consistently dropped times in the 200 free, 200 IM, 500 free, 1,000 free and 400 free relay...set personal records in the 200 free (1:43.41), 500 free (4:35.10), 1,650 free (16:08.06), 200 IM (2:00.79), 400 IM (4:10.57), 200 fly (1:58.62), 100 breast (1:11.78) and the 200 breast (2:30.87).


Earned High School All-American honors...part of the state record-holding 400 free relay team...Led McFarland High to state titles during his sophomore, junior and senior years...Wisconsin state champion in the 500 free, 400 free relay and 200 free relay...2009 Junior National qualifier...also participated in cross country and track.


Born April 19, 1991 in Madison, Wisconsin...son of Marilee and Erik Thoresen...has one brother, Paul...mechanical engineering major.