#Smiles: Lander adds state qualifier, hosts Bruce Gresly Invite Saturday

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(Lander, WY) – Lander Swimming shared the following information and results from their recent meets. The LVHS boys swim and dive team earned three dual wins last week to remain unbeaten on the season.

h/t Lander Swimming – Freshman Benny Kulow heads towards the finish in the 100 backstroke.

Lander traveled to Sweetwater County on January 14 to face off with Green River and came away with a 110-76 victory over the Wolves, taking eight of 12 events. Juniors Brennen Blackburn (100 free/100 back) and Jonny Kulow (200 IM/100 butterfly) each picked up a pair of wins. Sophomore Dylan Huelskamp touched first in the 50 free. Foursome combinations consisting of Nolan McFadden, Reed McFadden, Benaiah Dolence, Brayden Brown, Colton Wietzki, Blackburn and Kulow teamed to sweep the 200 medley, 200 free and 400 free relays.

h/t Lander Swimming – (L-R) Benny Kulow, Justin Whelan, Scott Logan and Erick Harms after the 400 freestyle relay.

On Friday, January 15, LVHS hosted Buffalo and Rawlins. Lander bested each of the visitors in the tri-dual format, outpointing Rawlins 104-72 and Buffalo 99-79.

The highlight of the night was provided by sophomore diver Joel Bever who punched his ticket to the state meet with a qualifying score. Fellow soph Noah Larson took first in the diving. Jonny Kulow earned the top spot in the 50 and 100 freestyle races, while Huelskamp swam top times in the 200 free and 100 breaststroke. Brown (500 free) and Blackburn (100 fly) each took one event. The McFadden brothers, Dolence, Brown, Wietzki, Blackburn and Kulow powered the host team to another 3-for-3 effort in the relays.

h/t Lander Swimming – (L-R) Colton Wietzki, Jonny Kulow and Brayden Brown congratulate Brennen Blackburn after his anchor leg of the 400 free relay.

Lander welcomes Cheyenne South to town for a Friday dual before hosting the annual Bruce Gresly Invite on Saturday.


Lander vs. Green RiverJan. 14, 2021

TEAM SCORES: 1. Lander 110, 2. Green River 76

200 Yard Medley Relay: 1. Lander A (Nolan McFadden, Reed McFadden, Brennen Blackburn, Dylan Huelskamp) 1:43.58; 3. Lander B (Erick Harms, Benny Kulow, Brayden Brown, Benaiah Dolence) 1:50.91; Lander C (Ramsey Eckhardt, Ross Anderson, Caleb Else, Justin Whelan) 2:00.23

200 Yard Free: 2. Brayden Brown 1:59.24; 3. Scott Logan 2:07.39; 5. Erick Harms 2:12.39; 6. Sonny Robinson 2:13.24; 7. Elijah Applegate 2:14.93

200 Yard IM: 1. Jonny Kulow 1:58.24; 4. Ross Anderson 2:23.60; 5. Benaiah Dolence 2:25.64; 6. Caleb Else 2:30.29; 8. Hezekiah Dolence 2:38.52

50 Yard Free: 1. Dylan Huelskamp 23.07; 3. Nolan McFadden 23.22; 6. Colton Wietzki 24.51; 7. Justin Whelan 25.62; 8. Ramsey Eckhardt 27.25

1 Meter Diving: 2. Noah Larson 215.95; 6. Logan Wietzki 160.15; 7. Joel Bever 136.60; Brayden Hickerson 133.90; Luke Morneau 115.45

100 Yard Butterfly: 1. Jonny Kulow 54.10; 2. Reed McFadden 1:00.86; 6. Ross Anderson 1:12.79; 7. Elijah Applegate 1:13.82

100 Yard Free: 1. Brennen Blackburn 50.00; 3. Colton Wietzki 52.98; 4. Benny Kulow 53.22; 6. Benaiah Dolence 54.82; 7. Scott Logan 55.87; 9. Noah Larson 57.59; 11. Sonny Robinson 1:04.04; 12. Logan Wietzki 1:19.99

500 Yard Free: 2. Brayden Brown 5:19.26; 3. Dylan Huelskamp 5:37.24; 4. Justin Whelan 5:58.43; 7. Caleb Else 6:23.07

200 Yard Free Relay: 1. Lander A (Jonny Kulow, Benaiah Dolence, Nolan McFadden, Dylan Huelskamp) 1:31.91; 3. Lander B (Scott Logan, Colton Wietzki, Justin Whelan, Noah Larson) 1:40.70; 5. Lander C (Sonny Robinson, Reed McFadden, Hezekiah Dolence, Elijah Applegate) 1:51.05

100 Yard Back: 1. Brennen Blackburn 59.02; 3. Erick Harms 1:02.18; 5. Hezekiah Dolence 1:08.16; 7. Ramsey Eckhardt 1:13.86

100 Yard Breast: 2. Reed McFadden 1:05.97; 3. Benny Kulow 1:06.33; 4. Nolan McFadden 1:09.91

400 Yard Free Relay: 1. Lander A (Jonny Kulow, Brayden Brown, Colton Wietzki, Brennen Blackburn) 3:27.11; 3. Lander B (Erick Harms, Scott Logan, Justin Whelan, Benny Kulow) 3:54.07; 5. Lander C (Ross Anderson, Elijah Applegate, Hezekiah Dolence, Ramsey Eckhardt) 4:10.08; 6. Lander D (Sonny Robinson, Noah Larson, Caleb Else, Logan Wietzki) 1:20.64

h/t Lander Swimming – Junior Ross Anderson competes in the 100 yard breaststroke.

Lander/Buffalo/Rawlins Triple DualJan. 15, 2021

TEAM SCORES: Lander 104 vs. Rawlins 72; Lander 99 vs. Buffalo 79

200 Yard Medley Relay: 1. Lander A (Nolan McFadden, Reed McFadden, Brennen Blackburn, Dylan Huelskamp) 1:44.48; 3. Lander B (Erick Harms, Benny Kulow, Brayden Brown, Benaiah Dolence) 1:50.48; 6. Lander C (Ramsey Eckhardt, Ross Anderson, Caleb Else, Logan Wietzki) 2:09.39

200 Yard Free: 1. Dylan Huelskamp 1:52.22; 4. Colton Wietzki 1:58.13; 7. Justin Whelan 2:07.26; 8. Benaiah Dolence 2:13.30; 9. Elijah Applegate 2:15.51; 10. Sonny Robinson 2:16.21

200 Yard IM: 2. Benny Kulow 2:10.10; 3. Reed McFadden 2:17.70; 5. Ross Anderson 2:23.72; 6. Erick Harms 2:26.78; 8. Ramsey Eckhardt 2:33.69

50 Yard Free: 1. Jonny Kulow 21.26; 2. Nolan McFadden 23.11; 3. Brennen Blackburn 23.27; 5. Brayden Brown 25.13; 6. Scott Logan 25.25; 8. Caleb Else 26.05; 11. Hezekiah Dolence 27.85

1 Meter Diving: 1. Noah Larson 199.30; 3. Logan Wietzki 158.40; 4. Joel Bever 145.10; 7. Brayden Hickerson 103.95; 8. Luke Morneau 103.05

100 Yard Butterfly: 1. Brennen Blackburn 54.95; 2. Nolan McFadden 57.22; 5. Reed McFadden 1:02.94; 6. Benny Kulow 1:03.60; 8. Ramsey Eckhardt 1:11.74

100 Yard Free: 1. Jonny Kulow 47.22; 4. Erick Harms 55.56; 5. Justin Whelan 57.03; 8. Noah Larson 59.11

500 Yard Free: 1. Brayden Brown 5:19.57; 6. Caleb Else 6:12.98; 7. Hezekiah Dolence 6:13.53; 8. Elijah Applegate 6:16.23; 10. Sonny Robinson 6:41.85

200 Yard Free Relay: 1. Lander A (Jonny Kulow, Benaiah Dolence, Nolan McFadden, Dylan Huelskamp) 1:32.35; 3. Lander B (Scott Logan, Colton Wietzki, Justin Whelan, Noah Larson) 1:42.15; 5. Lander C (Sonny Robinson, Reed McFadden, Hezekiah Dolence, Elijah Applegate) 1:50.72

100 Yard Back: 3. Colton Wietzki 1:05.41; 4. Benaiah Dolence 1:08.36; 8. Logan Wietzki 1:27.06

100 Yard Breast: 1. Dylan Huelskamp 1:06.49; 2. Ross Anderson 1:10.86; 3. Scott Logan 1:11.02

400 Yard Free Relay: 1. Lander A (Jonny Kulow, Brayden Brown, Colton Wietzki, Brennen Blackburn) 3:26.97; 2. Lander B (Erick Harms, Scott Logan, Justin Whelan, Benny Kulow) 3:49.08; 4. Lander C (Ross Anderson, Elijah Applegate, Hezekiah Dolence, Ramsey Eckhardt) 4:07.49; 5. Lander D (Sonny Robinson, Noah Larson, Caleb Else, Logan Wietzki) 4:21.22

h/t Lander Swimming – Junior Sonny Robinson on the blocks for the start of the 200 freestyle.

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