Joe Chokran
Joe Chokran
Class:
Junior

Hometown:
St. Charles, Ill.

High School:
St. Charles North

Height:
6-0

Event:
Breaststroke/IM

Major:
Electrical Engineering

PRONUNCIATION: CHOCK-rin

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2013-14: Finished 16th in the 100 breast, 18th in the 200 breast and 20th in the 200 IM at the Horizon League Championships ... also helped the 400 medley relay to a sixth-place finish at the league meet ... came in fourth in the 200 breast and seventh in the 100 breast in the season opener vs. Grand Valley State Oct. 19 ... was runner-up in the 200 IM in a win at Valpo Oct. 25 ... one day later, took third in the 200 breast at Wright State ... touched the wall second in the 200 free at Wheaton Nov. 1 ... fourth in the 200 breast and sixth in the 200 IM at UIC Nov. 2 ... came in fourth in the 100 breast and ninth in the 200 IM at the Stevens Point Border Battle ... took 18th in the 200 breast and 19th in the 100 breast at the Iowa Hawkeye Invitational ... second in the 200 IM in a win over IUPUI Jan. 17 ... was fourth in both breaststrokes one day later against Chicago ... came in fifth in the 200 IM and sixth in the 100 breast in a win over Green Bay Feb. 1.

2012-13: Capped a strong freshman campaign by taking eighth in the 200 breaststroke, 10th in the 100 breast and 15th in the 200 IM at the Horizon League Championships ... broke the UWM freshman record in the 200 breast in prelims at the league meet ... finished in the top-10 18 times on the season ... won the 100 breast in a team win over Wheaton Nov. 2 ... was third in both breaststrokes and fifth in the 200 IM in collegiate debut against Wisconsin ... also swam the 50 free twice, finishing sixth against Wheaton, and the 400 IM twice, taking sixth against Wright State.

High School: Swam three years in high school, earning all-conference honors all three years ... was named All-American as a senior and all-state both junior and senior years ... helped his team to a fifth-place finish at state as a senior ... named one of top-25 swimmers in the state according to collegeswimming.com ... played water polo four years ... all-sectional as a senior ... also played football two years ... academic all-conference student junior and senior years.

Personal: Son of Mark and Lauralee Chokran ... younger brother, David, also a Panther swimmer ... older sister, Angie, swam at the University of Michigan ... older sister, Nicole, swam for DePauw University ... born Nov. 12, 1993.

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