Dubuque Dolphins YMCA State Swim Meet
The Dubuque Dolphins Swim Team shined at the YMCA State Swim Meet in Marshalltown, on March 5 and 6, 2022
The Dubuque Dolphins Swim Team shined at the 2022 YMCA State Swim Meet in Marshalltown, on March 5 and 6. The Dubuque Dolphins had 63 swimmers in the two-day meet with twenty-three other YMCA swim teams. The Dolphins finished third overall as a team and won Division 2. Kathy Stierman and Nate Hall coach the Dubuque Dolphins.
Bringing home two gold medals for the girls, seven-year-old Clara Fry in the
8 and Under 50 Backstroke (41.09) and 25 Backstroke (19.89).
The 9-10 Girls 200 Free Relay (2:06.15) are state champions with Tessa Vilar, Evelyn Ward, Ivy Hoden, and Lily McFadden.
Fourteen-year-old Taylor Borgerding captured first in the Girls 13-14 50 free (26.18).
Seventeen-year-old Aiden Yaklich earned an individual title in the 50 fly (23.95), which is a new Iowa State Record and new team record for the Dubuque Dolphins, previously held by Gavin Hall (24.66) 2019.
The 11-12 Boys 200 Free Relay (1:49.27) earned gold: Jonah Fry, Alex Ihrig, Jacob Godel, and Rowan Fry.
Fourteen-year-old Kyle Powers brought home a state title and new team record in the 200 freestyle (1:53.12), which was previously held by Peter Koenig (1:55.00) 1991.
Fifteen-year-old Brandon Decker won the 13-21 50 Breaststroke (28.84) and set a new team record, previously held by Josh Rusch (29.62) 2021.
The 15-21 Boys 200 Free Relay (1:28.46) Aiden Yaklich, Kyle Powers, Jarrett Herber, Brandon Decker, an Iowa State record, a new team record, plus National Qualifying time.
More New Dubuque Dolphins Team Records from the Iowa State Meet:
Molly Snyder broke 11-12 Girls 50 back (30.91) from the lead-off leg on the medley relay, which was previously held by Karla Brotherton (31.20) from 1976. Molly Snyder also broke the 11-12 100 backstroke record (1:08.19) was Autumn Roepsch (1:10.26) 2007.
Other medal winners from the state meet were:
8 and Under Girls: Clara Fry earned bronze in the 25 butterfly.
8 and Under Boys: Emmett Jedlicka earned silver in the 25 free.
9-10 Girls 200 Medley Relay earned silver with Lily McFadden, Lauren Cloos, Ivy Hoden, Tessa Vilar. Tessa Vilar was third in the 50 free. Evelyn Ward captured third place in the 100 backstroke.
9-10 Boys 200 Medley Relay earned bronze: Oliver Stanton, Myles Page, Will McNamara, and Mason Jedlicka. Myles Page finished third in the 100 IM and 50 butterfly. The 9-10 Free Relay brought home third: Mason Jedlicka, Myles Page, Will McNamara, and Oliver Stanton.
11-12 Girls Elyse Cloos earned silver in the 200 freestyle. Rebecca Roling was third in the 100 freestyle.
The 11-12 Boys Medley Relay earned third with Jacob Godel, Rowan Fry, Jonah Fry, and Alex Ihrig. Jonah Fry finished second in the 200 free and third in the 50 fly. Rowan Fry finished third in the 50 free.
13-14 Girls 200 Free Relay earned silver with Taylor Borgerding, Lila Reed, Gwenny Hall, and Amia Yaklich. Taylor Borgerding was third in the 100 freestyle.
13-14 Boys, Kyle Powers earned silver in the 50 free and 100 free.
13-14 Boys 200 Free Relay captured third with Walter Freund, Sam Godel, Issac Stille, and Duncan Freund.
15-21 Girls 200 Medley Relay finished second with Taylor Weig, Kelly Snyder, Evie Hall, and Jessie Then. Evie Hall was third in the 100 butterfly.
The 12-21 Girls 400 Freestyle Relay earned silver with Rebecca Roling, Evie Hall, Jessie Then, and Taylor Weig.
The 12-21 Boys 400 Freestyle Relay earned silver with Aiden Yaklich, Kyle Powers, Jarrett Herber, and Brandon Decker.
15-21 Boys: Aiden Yaklich brought home silver in the 50 free. Brandon Decker earned bronze in the 200 IM
and 100 breaststroke plus a new Dubuque Dolphins team record (1:03.62) previously held by Brian Day (1:05.59) 2019.
Other top eight finishers for the Dolphins were:
8 and under:
The Girls Medley Relay finished fourth with Ainsley Effertz, Clara Fry, Annika Effertz, and Ruby Hamel. Ainsley Effertz captured fifth in the 25 backstroke and sixth in the 50 backstroke.
The Boys Medley Relay captured fifth with Fitz Runde, Emmett Jedlicka, Hugo Stanton, and Noah Tracy. Noah Tracy finished fourth in the 25 free, seventh in the 50 free and eighth in the 25 backstroke. Fitz Runde captured sixth in the 50 backstroke. Emmett Jedlicka was fifth in the 50 free.
In the 9-10 age group:
Tessa Vilar finished fifth in the 200 free and 100 free. Malin Thier finished eighth in the 200 free. Lily McFadden finished fifth in the 100 IM. Ivy Hoden finished eighth in the I00 IM and seventh in the 50 fly. Lauren Cloos earned sixth place in the 50 breaststroke. Evelyn Ward finished seventh in the 100 freestyle and 50 backstroke.
Will McNamara finished fifth in the 200 free and fourth in the 100 backstroke. Oliver Stanton was eighth in the 100 backstroke. Myles Page finished sixth in the 100 IM and fourth in the 50 breaststroke.
In the 11-12 age group:
Fifth place for the 200 Girls Medley Relay: Molly Snyder, Mallory Blum, Elyse Cloos, and Rebecca Roling. Rebecca Roling finished fourth in the 100 free. Molly Snyder finished fourth in the 100 back and 50 fly, and fifth in the 50 backstroke. Elyse Cloos captured sixth place in the 50 fly and seventh in the 100 free.
Jacob Godel placed fifth in the 200 free and eighth in the 50 free.
Rowan Fry was fourth in the 50 fly and 50 back. Jonah Fry was fourth in the 100 free.
In the 13-14 age group:
The 200 Girls Medley Relay was fourth, with Gwenny Hall, Cate Ihrig, Amia Yaklich, and Taylor Borgerding. Elaina Tucker finished fourth in the 12-21 400 IM. Taylor Borgerding finished fifth in the 50 backstroke.
The Boys 200 Medley Relay finished sixth with Isaac Stille, Duncan Freund, Walter Freund, and Sam Godel. Walter Freund was eighth in the 100 backstroke and 100 free. Duncan Freund fourth in the 100 and 200 breaststroke, and eighth in the 50 breaststroke.
15-21 age group:
Evie Hall earned sixth place in the 50 fly. Jessie Then was fifth in the 200 IM. Taylor Weig was eighth in the 100 backstroke. Kelly Snyder was seventh in the 200 breaststroke, eighth in the 50 breaststroke, and sixth in the 100 breaststroke.
Aiden Yaklich was fourth in the 100 free. Dustin Coyle was seventh in the 200 free, sixth in the 200 IM and fourth 500 free. Brady Noel finished sixth in the 100 backstroke. Jarrett Herber finished fifth in the 100 butterfly and sixth in the 50 and 100 free.
A female and male Dubuque Dolphins were honored at the state meet. The Iowa YMCA Competitive Swimming All-Star team members were Taylor Weig, 17-year-old, daughter, of Heather and Donny Weig. 17-year-old Brady Noel, son of Victoria Noel and Matt Noel. Both Taylor and Brady have shown dedication, excellent sportsmanship, and improvement in the sport of swimming, the best qualities of a Y swimmer.
The Dubuque Dolphins will be sending 45 swimmers to the North Central YMCA Regional Meet at the Wellmark YMCA, March 18 – 20.
Aiden Yaklich, Kyle Powers, Jarrett Herber, and Brandon Decker will be swimming the 200 Free Relay at the National YMCA Swim Meet at Greensboro, NC, March 28-April 1. Aiden Yaklich will, also, be swimming the 50 free (21.86) at Nationals.