Boys Swimming and Diving: Warriors start out fast in season-opening win
BEMIDJI — Tristan Dawson won two individual events and swam on two winning relays for the Brainerd Warriors who opened their season crushing the Bemidji Lumberjacks 126-47 in an non-conference meet Thursday, Dec. 5.
The Warriors swept seven individual events and all three relays. The only events they didn’t sweep were the 100-yard freestyle, won by Dylan Paulson, and the diving competition where Izaac Herrlich finished second.
Dawson posted the fastest times in the 50 freestyle and the 100 butterfly.
Also winning individual events were Mason Kuepers (200 freestyle), Cade Rosenwald (200 individual medley), Baden Bastien (500 freestyle), Thomas Ruhl (100 backstroke), and Parker Tatge (100 breaststroke).
Dawson, Tatge, Rosenwald and Paulson teamed up to win the 200 medley relay. The 200 freestyle relay was won by Paulson, Tatge, Kuepers and Lund. Lund also anchored the first-place 400 free relay with Kuepers, Dawson and Rosenwald.
Brainerd 126, Bemidji 47
200 medley relay: 1-Brainerd (Tristan Dawson, Parker Tatge, Cade Rosenwald, Dylan Paulson) 1:43.96; 2-Brainerd (Thomas Ruhl, Cayden Sumption, Baden Bastian, Noe Sorge) 1:54.9595
200 freestyle: 1-Mason Kuepers (Brd) 1:55.97, 2-Connor Lund (Brd) 1:58.71, 3-Tennyson Kelm (Brd) 2:04.21
200 individual medley: 1-Rosenwald 2:11.84, 2-Ruhl 2:17.04, 3-Tatge 2:22.13
50 freestyle: 1-Dawson 23.44, 2-Paulson 23.45, 4-Noe Sorge 25.86
Diving: 1-Aiden Saari (Bem) 175.05, 2-Izaac Herrlich (Brd) 173.95, 3-Cruz Lemmerhirt (Brd) 171.10, 5-David Rollins (Brd) 143.70
100 butterfly: 1-Dawson 57.23, 2-Rosenwald 57.56, 3- Kuepers 58.09
100 freestyle: 1-Paulson 52.78, 2-Lund 53.58, 4-Sorge 55.84
500 freestyle: 1-Bastien 5:35.99, 2-Nolan Thiesse (Brd) 5:52.35, 3-Kelm 5:52.69
200 freestyle relay: 1-Brainerd (Paulson, Tatge, Kuepers, Lund) 1:37.51; 2-Brainerd (Sorge, Rollins, Bastien, Kelm) 1:44.20
100 backstroke: 1-Ruhl 59.34, 2-Lance Zemke (Brd) 1:07.50, 3-Tyler LaPorte (Brd) 1:10.17
100 breaststroke: 1-Tatge 1:11.09, 2-Sumption 1:14.26
400 freestyle relay: 1-Brainerd (Kuepers, Dawson, Rosenwald, Lund) 3:34.66; 2-Brainerd () 3:50.67
Overall: Brd 1-0. Next: Brainerd at St. Cloud Apollo 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12.