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Poppe wins state swimming title, Braves take eighth

Mandan's Matthew Poppe shows off a smile after winning first place in the 50 freestyle at 2013 Boys State Swimming and Diving Meet. Poppe placed first with a swim time of 21.60. Rick Scharf photo

Mandan’s Matthew Poppe shows off a smile after winning first place in the 50 freestyle at 2013 Boys State Swimming and Diving Meet. Poppe placed first with a swim time of 21.60. Rick Scharf photo

 

By Brian L. Gray

 

Mandan’s Matthew Poppe won big in two events, earning a first and second place finish at this year’s boys state swimming and diving meet.

Poppe inched by second place finisher Zach Grosz of Century by .12 of a second, to capture first place in the 50 freestyle event, with a swim time of 21.60. He also finished in second in the 100 freestyle, this time losing to first place winner Grosz by roughly half a second, swimming the short spring with a time of 48.67 to Grosz’s 48.15.

Another Brave placed in the diving competition. Nathan Berger garnered second place with a total of 416.90 points, behind Fargo North’s Brady Coughlin.

Mandan finished in eighth place overall this year at state, with 136 points scored at the meet. Century walked away with this year’s title, scoring 448 points, nearly 60 points more than second place winner Minot and almost 200 points more than third place victor Fargo North.

Three Braves were named to the all state teams. Berger and Poppe were both placed on the all-state first team, while Mandan’s Eric Mayer was named to the second team.

 

State meet results

March 1-2

at Bismarck Aquatic Center

Team Scores

1. Century 448.5. 2. Minot 379.5. 3. Fargo North 252. 4. Fargo Davies 185. 5. West Fargo 173. 6. Grand Forks 163. 7. Fargo South 145. 8. Mandan 136. 9. Jamestown 117. 10. Williston 116. 11. Bismarck 108.

Individual Results

200 medley relay – Finals: 1. Century (Dylan Sether, Collin Kemmesat, Taylor Crothers, Zach Grosz), 1:36.64 (state record, Bismarck, 1:38.04, 2012). 2. Minot 1:38.14. 3. West Fargo 1:42.77. 4. Fargo North 1:42.84. 5. Fargo Davies 1:42.89. 9. Mandan 1:48.12.

200 freestyle – Finals: 1. Dylan Sether, Cen, 1:43.01. 2. Alex Brock, FS, 1:44.80. 3. Nate Duncan, FD, 1:48.37. 4. Ben Wenzel, FN, 1:48.71. 5. Colt Rasmussen, Jam, 1:50.26. Consolation: 16. Eric Mayer, Man, 1:56.03.

200 individual medley – Finals: 1. Loren Sether, Cen, 1:57.95. 2. Collin Kemmesat, Cen, 1:59.94. 3. Ethan Doll, WF, 2:01.10. 4. Austin Schmidt, Bis, 2:02.15. 5. Zdenek Skalicky, Min, 2:03.28.

50 freestyle – Finals: 1. Matthew Poppe, Man, 21.60. 2. Zach Grosz, Cen, 21.72. 3. Tanner Bjorlie, FN, 22.13. 4. Luke Heilman, Min, 22.50. 5. Tanner Olson, FS, 22.81.

Diving – Finals: 1. Brady Coughlin, FN, 448.10. 2. Nathan Berger, Man, 416.90. 3. David Sufficool, FD, 389.50. 4. Jeremy Fix, Min, 356.75. 5. Adam Berglund, Cen, 353.70. 10. Keaton Sedivec, Man, 287.85.

100 butterfly – Finals: 1. Dylan Sether, Cen, 51.00. 2. Ethan Doll, WF, 54.34. 3. Nathan Hogue, Cen, 54.43. 4. Carson Keller, WF, 54.95. 5. Taylor Crothers, Cen, 55.30.

100 freestyle – Finals: 1. Zach Grosz, Cen, 48.15. 2. Matthew Poppe, Man, 48.67. 3. Lee Keller, Min, 49.44. 4. Andy Oslund, Jam, 49.83. 5. Jacob Anderson, Wil, 49.85.

500 freestyle – Finals: 1. Alex Brock, FS, 4:41.36 (state record, Andy Wolf, FS, 4:41.87, 2006). 2. Loren Sether, Cen, 4:48.74. 3. Kyler Alme, Cen, 5:01.05. 4. Austin Teunissen, Bis, 5:01.55. 5. Ben Wentzel, FN, 5:02.44. Consolation: 12. Eric Mayer, Man, 5:09.70.

200 freestyle relay – Finals: 1. Minot (Luke Heilman, Parker Scott, Ryan Swartwout, Ethan Bahl), 1:30.14. 2. Fargo North 1:30.17. 3. Century 1:30.84. 4. Fargo Davies 1:32.29. 5. Fargo South 1:32.60. 7. Mandan 1:33.03.

100 backstroke – Finals: 1. Nate Duncan, FD, 54.76. 2. Austin Schmidt, Bis, 55.38. 3. Nich Buch, Min, 56.53. 4. Palmer Obembe, FN, 56.88. 5. Tyler Keehr, GF, 56.97.

100 breaststroke – Finals: 1. Ethan Bahl, Min, 58.45. 2. Collin Kemmesat, Cen, 58.84. 3. Tanner Olson, FS, 58.91. 4. Kyler Alme, Cen, 1:01.97. 5. Kevin McGlaughlin, Min, 1:02.89. 16. Eric Curtiss, Man, 1:07.68.

400 freestyle relay – Finals: 1. Century (Dylan Sether, Loren Sether, Collin Kemmesat, Zach Grosz), 3:14.85. 2. Fargo North 3:18.64. 3. Minot 3:20.59. 4. West Fargo 3:23.19. 5. Williston 3:25.62. 6. Mandan 3:25.79.

Awards

Senior athlete of the year: Dylan Sether, Century.

Coach of the year: Dennis Kemmesat, Century.

All-state team

First team: Bismarck – Austin Schmidt. Century – Zach Grosz, Kyler Alme, Taylor Crothers, Nathan Hogue, Collin Kemmesat, Dylan Sether, Loren Sether. Fargo Davies – Nate Duncan, David Sufficool. Fargo North – Jonathan Bell-Clement, Brady Coughlin, Tanner Bjorlie. Fargo South – Alex Brock, Tanner Olson. Mandan – Nathan Berger, Matthew Poppe. Minot – Ethan Bahl, Nich Buch. West Fargo – Ethan Doll, Carson Keller.

Second team: Bismarck – Austin Teunissen. Century – Cataldo DiDonna, Quentin Hogue, Ethan Porter. Fargo Davies – Matt Keller, Derek Arness, Ryan Livingood. Fargo North – Palmer Obembe, Steven Rider, Ben Wenzel. Fargo South – Connor Bjellum. Grand Forks – Tyler Keehr, Keelan Murphy, Mike White, Tristan Weisz. Jamestown – Colt Rasmussen. Mandan – Eric Mayer. Minot – Mason Bahl, Gerald Brown, Jeremy Fix, Luke Heilman, Lee Keller, Kevin McGlaughlin, Zdenek Skalicky. Williston – Jacob Anderson.