24 state qualifiers for LVHS Swim & Dive; Bruce Gresly Memorial Invite on Saturday

(Lander, WY) – LVHS has qualified 24 of 29 athletes for the Wyoming 3A swimming and diving championships, with plans to add more Tigers to the state roster during the annual Bruce Gresly Memorial Invite in Lander.

The hosts will welcome Buffalo, Cheyenne South, Cody, Douglas, Green River, Kemmerer, Lander, Rawlins, Riverton and Rock Springs to town on Saturday.

Lander Valley’s nine seniors — Ross Anderson, Elijah Applegate, Brennen Blackburn, Ramsey Eckhardt, Jonny Kulow, Nolan McFadden, Luke Morneau, Sonny Robinson and Sam Rogers — will be honored along with their families during a ceremony after the 50 yard freestyle.

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Tiger divers Morneau, juniors Joel Bever, Noah Larson and Logan Wietzki, and freshman Dylan Blunck and Gage Hampton will lead off the meet. The diving competition begins at 10:30 on Saturday morning. Swimming events will commence 15 minutes after the final dive.

Last Saturday, LVHS won the Laramie January Invite. The 25-time defending 3A state champs tallied 315 points, followed by host Laramie, Cheyenne Central, Cheyenne South and Kelly Walsh. The 12-team field included 10 squads from the 4A ranks.

A quartet of Tiger bros led off the meet with a convincing victory in the 200 medley relay. Seniors Jonny Kulow and Nolan McFadden teamed with sophomore siblings Benny Kulow and Reed McFadden to finish in 1:39.28, five seconds ahead of the field.

Jonny Kulow took the 50 freestyle and 100 butterfly, while Benny Kulow doubled up with victories in the 200 individual medley and 100 breaststroke. Senior Brennen Blackburn won the 100 free.

Juniors Scott Logan and Dylan Huelskamp teamed with Benny Kulow and Blackburn to win the 200 free relay.

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Blackburn, Huelskamp, Nolan McFadden and Jonny Kulow — four All-Americans a year ago — closed out the day for the Tigers with a victory in the 400 freestyle relay.

Tuesday, the Tigers dueled Green River at the Bruce Gresly Aquatics Center.

The 200 medley relay team of Larson, freshman Jacksen Washburn, and juniors Brayden Brown and Huelskamp touched first in 1:57.59.

Blackburn bested the field in the 100 butterfly. Reed McFadden took the 200 free, and freshman Sequeil Lozier placed first in the 200 IM. Jonny Kulow swept the freestyle sprints, clocking 21.48 in the 50 and 48.23 in the 100.

After 500 yards, 13 hundredths of a second separated first and second. Brown — defending 3A state champion in the event — narrowly out touched teammate Benny Kulow.

The foursome of Reed McFadden, freshman Shane Cunningham, junior Caleb Else and Jonny Kulow claimed victory in the 200 free relay. Benny Kulow took the 100 backstroke. The dual concluded with junior Justin Whelan, Brown, Else and Benny Kulow winning the 400 freestyle relay.

LVHS and guest Cheyenne South will combine and scramble squads for a dual on Friday at 4:00 at the Bruce Gresly Aquatics Center ahead of Saturday’s Memorial Invite.

The above information and below results were provided by Lander Swimming & Diving.


Laramie January Invite @ Laramie, WY

Jan. 15, 2022

TEAM SCORES: 1. Lander 315, 2. Laramie 282.5, 3. Cheyenne Central 156, 4. Cheyenne South 144.5, 5. Kelly Walsh 101, 6. Sheridan 97, 7. Rock Springs 80, 8. Evanston 64, 9. Green River 56, 10. Campbell County 55, 11. Thunder Basin 34, 12. Cheyenne East 10

200 Yard Medley Relay: 1. LANDER A (Nolan McFadden, Reed McFadden, Jonny Kulow, Benny Kulow) 1:39.28; 6. LANDER B (Hezekiah Dolence, Ross Anderson, Finn Richards, Scott Logan) 1:52.62

200 Yard Free: 2. Dylan Huelskamp 1:51.72*; 11. Finn Richards 2:00.75*; 20. Hezekiah Dolence 2:10.95*

200 Yard IM: 1. Benny Kulow 2:04.16*; 2. Reed McFadden 2:10.69*; 20. Sequeil Lozier 2:33.01; 23. Shane Cunningham 2:37.35

50 Yard Free: 1. Jonny Kulow 21.06*; 2. Brennen Black 22.57*; 25. Elijah Applegate 26.15; 27. Sonny Robinson 26.30; 61. Mason Wietzki 31.72

1 Meter Diving: 6. Noah Larson 307.50*; 7. Logan Wietzki 297.65*; 17. Joel Bever 222.95; 28. Luke Morneau 218.60

100 Yard Butterfly: 1. Jonny Kulow 50.11*; 5. Dylan Huelskamp 56.95*; 18. Colby Blackburn 1:06.72*

100 Yard Free: 1. Brennen Blackburn 48.89*; 2. Nolan McFadden 50.30*; 5. Scott Logan 52.73*; 18. Shane Cunningham 58.78

500 Yard Free: 8. Finn Richards 5:34.84*; 12. Ross Anderson 5:41.84*; 14. Elijah Applegate 5:51.17*; 26. Sonny Robinson 6:42.52; 27. Mason Wietzki 7:10.45

200 Yard Free Relay: 1. LANDER A (Scott Logan, Brennen Blackburn, Benny Kulow, Dylan Huelskamp) 1:31.89; 11. LANDER B (Hezekiah Dolence, Reed McFadden, Noah Larson, Logan Wietzki) 1:45.84

100 Yard Back: 2. Nolan McFadden 55.57*; 8. Colby Blackburn 1:02.49*; 14. Hezekiah Dolence 1:06.25*; 15. Noah Larson 1:06.67*; 17. Sequeil Lozier 1:08.44*

100 Yard Breast: 1. Benny Kulow 1:02.03*; 2. Reed McFadden 1:03.33*; 7. Ross Anderson 1:08.67*; 8. Scott Logan 1:08.87*

400 Yard Free Relay: 1. LANDER A (Brennen Blackburn, Dylan Huelskamp, Nolan McFadden, Jonny Kulow) 3:15.46; 10. LANDER B (Sonny Robinson, Finn Richards, Ross Anderson, Elijah Applegate) 3:47.74

* 3A state qualifying time/score


Green River Dual @ Lander, WY

Jan. 18, 2022

200 Yard Medley Relay: 1. LANDER A (Noah Larson, Jacksen Washburn, Brayden Brown, Dylan Huelskamp) 1:57.59; 2. LANDER B (Sequeil Lozier, Elijah Applegate, Reed McFadden, Nolan McFadden) 1:58.38); 4. LANDER C (Hezekiah Dolence, Scott Logan, Caleb Else, Logan Wietzki) 2:03.78

200 Yard Free: 1. Reed McFadden 2:04.99*; 2. Justin Whelan 2:09.04*; 4. Sonny Robinson 2:14.20; 7. Shane Cunningham 2:19.32; 9. Mason Wietzki 2:40.38

200 Yard IM: 1. Sequeil Lozier 2:34.05

50 Yard Free: 1. Jonny Kulow 21.48*; 2. Dylan Huelskamp 23.47*; 3. Scott Logan 24.40*; 5. Brayden Brown 24.63*; 7. Hezekiah Dolence 25.63*; 8. Elijah Applegate 26.57; 9. Sam Rogers 30.75

1 Meter Diving: 2. Noah Larson 218.20*; 4. Logan Wietzki 196.35*; 8. Gage Hampton 147.30; 9. Joel Bever 140.60; 10. Dylan Blunck 139.90; 11. Luke Morneau 137.25

100 Yard Butterfly: 1. Brennen Blackburn 54.91*; 2. Reed McFadden 58.42*; 3. Nolan McFadden 59.74*; 4. Caleb Else 1:06.46*

100 Yard Free: 1. Jonny Kulow 48.23*; 3. Dylan Huelskamp 56.28*; 4. Justin Whelan 58.36*; 5. Shane Cunningham 58.61; 6. Noah Larson 58.63; 7. Sonny Robinson 58.88; 8. Sequeil Lozier 59.82; 12. Jacksen Washburn 1:06.45; 13. Dylan Blunck 1:08.46; 14. Mason Wietzki 1:10.66; 16. Sam Rogers 1:18.09

500 Yard Free: 1. Brayden Brown 5:20.19*; 2. Benny Kulow 5:20.32*

200 Yard Free Relay: 1. LANDER C (Reed McFadden, Shane Cunningham, Caleb Else, Jonny Kulow) 1:38.82; 2. LANDER A (Scott Logan, Sequeil Lozier, Sonny Robinson, Brennen Blackburn) 1:39.22; 3. LANDER B (Justin Whelan, Elijah Applegate, Hezekiah Dolence, Nolan McFadden) 1:44.26; 5. LANDER D (Mason Wietzki, Jacksen Washburn, Sam Rogers, Noah Larson) 2:01.76

100 Yard Back: 1. Benny Kulow 1:01.84*; 2. Scott Logan 1:06.33*; 5. Elijah Applegate 1:11.15

100 Yard Breast: 2. Brennen Blackburn 1:15.01*; 3. Hezekiah Dolence 1:18.67; 4. Jacksen Washburn 1:22.45; 5. Logan Wietzki 1:30.34

400 Yard Free Relay: 1. LANDER C (Justin Whelan, Brayden Brown, Caleb Else, Benny Kulow) 3:56.41; 2. LANDER B (Nolan McFadden, Shane Cunningham, Mason Wietzki, Jonny Kulow) 4:04.30; 3. LANDER A (Dylan Huelskamp, Sonny Robinson, Sam Rogers, Brennen Blackburn) 4:07.53

* 3A state qualifying time/score

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