The Fourth Annual WFCA Combine was held over the weekend, and full results are now available. The Combine was split into five sessions, though all athletes were tested on the same events. All events were held at the new indoor facility at Sussex Hamilton High School. A total of 525 athletes competed in the Combine.
The WFCA Combine was conducted by NX Level staff with many high school football coaches assisting, and sponsored by the WFCA, NX Level, KollegeTown Sports, Under Armour, and WisSports.net. Special thank you to WFCA President Tony Biolo for organizing the event and compiling the results, Brad Arnett & crew at NX Level, Jeff Trickey for conducting the quarterback workout in the afternoon, and Sussex Hamilton High School for the hospitality.
More than 85 college coaches were on hand from at least 33 different schools, with several programs sending multiple coaches to evaluate potential prospects. While D1-FBS coaches were prohibited from attending by NCAA rules, 8 D1-FCS coaches from six schools were in attendance and closely monitoring the action. The full list of coaches in attendance is available in the tab below.
There were some blistering times posted in the 40-yard dash Saturday afternoon, which was done via hand-timing by the professionals from NX Level.
An incredible 13 athletes ran under 4.50 seconds in the 40, led by Oakfield Class of 2018 athlete Brandon Williams, who posted a time of 4.32 seconds. Of note, Oakfield plays 8-man football, and Williams' time further shows just how good the players are that participate in the reduced player option.
Running 4.41 in the 40-yard dash were current juniors Tyler Evans (QB) of Slinger and Drew Becker (RB) of Holmen. Ben Dunkleberger (QB; JR) of Lake Mills, Kordell Stillmunkes (RB; JR) of Cuba City, and Daeleon Brown-Williams (RB; SO) all ran 4.42. Coming in at 4.45 was Homestead sophomore running back Willie Garrison III.
A time of 4.47 was posted by Milwaukee King's Kameron Brown, Waukesha West's Peter MacCudden, Stougton's Brady Schipper, and Arrowhead's Chandler Pulvermacher. Craig Newsome, Jr. of Holmen ran 4.48, while Alexander Anthony of Whitefish Bay ran 4.49.
Kameron Brown of Milwaukee King posted the top vertical jump (measured with electronic pads) at 37.4 inches. Whitnall junior running back Andrew Mallman was close behind at 37.1. Kaleb Keener of Green Bay Southwest (JR WR; 36.9") and Elijah Robinson of Oak Creek (JR RB; 36.8") also bested 36 inches in the event. Amongst some of the top twenty performers in the vertical, a few of the "big" guys stanout. Kettle Moraine linebacker Mike Timm jumped 35.0 at 6-0, 213 pounds. Grantsburg WR Leo Chenal, just a sophomore, went 34.1 while measuring in at 6-2.5, 215 pounds. Muskego junior linebacker A.J. Spychala was 5-11.5, 220 pounds but posted a vertical of 33.9 inches. All three athletes were very good in the other events as well.
Speaking of which, Chenal's broad jump of 10' 3.5" was the best of the event. Kordell Stillmunkes was the only other athlete to clear 10-feet at 10' 0.5".
The shuttle or pro agility is an outstanding change-of-direction test, with athletes starting from a stop, running five yards in one direction, ten yards the other direction, and five yards back to the center. College coaches lined up around the testing locations all day, as it is one of the most beneficial events for seeing how players move, bend, and control their bodies.
In the Shuttle event, Sussex Hamilton sophomore tight end William Enneking had the fastest time at 4.08 seconds. Lakeside Lutheran junior linebacker Cade Olszewski (4.13), Waukesha West junior defensive back Paul Schneider (4.15), Waukesha West junior running back Peter MacCudden (4.16), and La Crosse Central junior running back Greg Kohler (4.16) round out the top five times.
The bench press weight players tested at was based on their grade level: 185 for Class of 2018, 170 for Class of 2019, and 155 for Class of 2020.
Nic Dahlke of Green Bay Preble set a new Combine record by repping 185 pounds 41 times. The 6-0, 289-pound junior defensive and offensive lineman turned heads with his performance. Also looking very good was Sun Prairie junior lineman David Thomas, who did 36 reps of 185, and Oak Creek junior offensive lineman Owen Rozumalski, who repped it 34 times.
Grantsburg sophomore Leo Chenal, mentioned earlier as the top performer in the broad jump, showed he has excellent upper-body strength as well, doing 39 reps of 170 pounds. Slinger sophomore offensive lineman Ben Hoitink did 34 reps of the 170-pound weight.
Other skill-position players who tested very well across multiple events included Appleton West junior running back Patrick Ourada, Wisconsin Rapids junior wide receiver Isaiah Westfall, Wisconsin Rapids junior linebacker Drake Biolo, Big Foot QB/ATH Jackson Enz, Franklin junior defensive back Brad Tobin, and Waukesha West junior fullback Tyler Zirpoli.
"Big men" who showed very well included Sun Prairie junior defensive end Josh Dinga, who measured 6-4, 219 pounds and ran 4.69 in the 40 with very good marks in the other events as well. He was so impressive that he earned a scholarship offer from Northern Iowa at the Combine.
Brady Weas ran 4.72 in the 40 at 6-2.5, 227 pounds, though was not able to participate in the bench press due to a shoulder injury. Other big guys of note included Pewaukee junior defensive lineman Seth Bickett, Kettle Moraine junior offensive lineman Nicholas Wedig, Waunakee junior offensive lineman Brandon Kaminski, Wauwatosa West sophomore offensive lineman Austin Ertl, Wisconsin Lutheran junior offensive lineman Adler Peterson, Green Bay Preble junior offensive lineman Ryan Possley, and Saint Francis junior defensive lineman R.J. Clarke.
Clarke joined Dinga in receiving a D1 scholarship offer out of the Combine, as Western Illinois offered that day. Lake Mills junior ATH/QB/WR Ben Dunkleberger received a scholarship offer from Western Illinois on Monday after the Combine after Leathernecks assistant Ty Howle watched him at Sussex Hamilton. Big Foot's Jackson Enz picked up an offer from Indiana State Saturday afternoon as well.
Division 2 Bemidji State extended offers to Stoughton's Brady Schipper, Waukesha West's Bryce Texiera, Grantsburg's John Chenal, and Waukesha West's Peter MacCudden after watching them at the event. Texeira was also offered by Minnesota State. Kettle Moraine junior linebacker Mike Timm was offered by defending Division 2 national champion Northwest Missouri State.
Please note this is just some of the top marks for each event. With 525 athletes competing, it is difficult to mention all of the standouts from the Combine. Full results can be found below.
All results are sorted by grade, then by Last Name. You can re-sort the results by clicking on any of the column headings. Please note you will need to scroll right to see results for all tests.
All height measurements were taken with gym shoes on.
In the Bench Press, players were tested for max number of reps on a certain weight based on their grade level. Class of 2018 players repped at 185 pounds; Class of 2019 at 170 pounds, and Class of 2020 players repped at 155 pounds.