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Prep boys swimming: Willmar falls to Brainerd, 96-82

Prep boys swimming game report from west central Minnesota for Jan. 20. 2022. Cardinals fall to Warriors, 96-82

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WILLMAR — The Willmar boys swimming and diving team ran into one of the top teams in the Central Lakes Conference on Thursday.

Brainerd beat the Cardinals 96-82 to improve to 5-0 in the CLC and 6-0 overall. Willmar fell to 1-4 in the conference and overall.

The Cards had three first-place finishes before Brainerd swam exhibition in the final three events.

Willmar ninth-grader David Lammers won the 200-yard individual medley in 2 minutes, 13.91 seconds. Cardinals junior Kale Bockelman took first in 1-meter diving, scoring 217.75 points.

And, Willmar’s 200 freestyle relay team of seniors Colin O’Farrell, Aidan O’Meara and Luke Lammers and ninth-grader David Lammers took first in 1:36.34 to edge Brainerd, which had a 1:36.39.

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Willmar’s next meet is a dual against Melrose/Sauk Centre at 6 p.m. Tuesday in Willmar.

Boys Swimming

Brainerd 96, Willmar 82

200 MEDLEY RELAY – (1) Brainerd 1:45.02 (3) Willmar (Soren Newberg, David Lammers, Aidan O’Meara, Luke Lammers) 1:54.68 200 FREESTYLE – (1) Mason Kuepers, B, 1:52.58 (3) Colin O’Farrell, W, 2:02.26  200 INDIVIDUAL MEDLEY – (1) D. Lammers, W, 2:13.91 50 FREESTYLE – (1) Thomas Ruhl, B, 22.52 (3) O’Meara, W, 24.41 DIVING – (1) Kale Bockelman, W, 217.75 100 BUTTERFLY – (1) Cade Rosenwald, B, 52.40 (5) Ethan Hurley, W, 1:03.88 100 FREESTYLE – (1) Parker Tatge, B, 52.09 (2) O’Farrell, W, 52.95 500 FREESTYLE – (1) Sam Mattson, B, 5:37.70 (4) Alex Marcus, W, 6:30.10 200 FREESTYLE RELAY – (1) Willmar (O’Farrell, O’Meara, L. Lammers, D. Lammers) 1:36.34 100 BACKSTROKE – (1) Soren Newberg, W, 1:14.60 … (2) Abram Schueler, W, 1:20.27 … (3) Carsyn Fairchild, W, 1:21.95 100 BREASTSTROKE – (1) O’Meara, W, 1:31.71 … (2) Max Gatewood, W, 1:19.04 … (3) Anthony Buzzeo, W, 1:28.00 400 FREESTYLE RELAY – (1) Willmar (O’Farrell, L. Lammers, Hurley, D. Lammers) 3:38.24

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