By: Blair Schilling, firstname.lastname@example.org
Head coach: Bobby Shepherd, third season
Last season: 3-3 overall, 2-3 in CIML
Senior regulars lost from last year’s team: Luke Bell, A.J. Stills, Nick Bryan.
Top returning swimmers: Sophomore Tyler Juffernbruch, senior Nathaniel Banks, senior Tim LaGrange, sophomore Jaxson Mahlstadt, senior Sam Tiedemann, senior Alex Charron, junior Gabe Pottebaum, junior Brandon Scovel, junior Aidan Anglick, senior Adam Dunn, sophomore Lane Bindel, senior Isaac Stich, junior Hunter Derrickson, junior Tyler Moran, senior Dudley Yeoman, senior Wyatt Connelly, junior Izaak Wadle, junior Jacob Moews, sophomore Aiden Trotter.
New prospects: Freshman Owen Fix, freshman Colin Guerts, freshman Oskar Reels.
Schedule: Nov. 22, 5:30 p.m., vs. Newton; Dec. 3, 10 a.m., at Newton Invite; Dec. 6, 5:30 p.m., at Des Moines Roosevelt; Dec. 10, 11 a.m., at Grinnell Invite; Dec. 13, 5:30 p.m., at Ankeny; Dec. 19, 5:30 p.m., at Southeast Polk; Jan. 3, 5:30 p.m., vs. Marshalltown; Jan. 7, 11 a.m., at Des Moines East Invite; Jan. 10, 5:30 p.m., vs. Des Moines Lincoln; Jan. 14, 10 a.m., at Southeast Polk Invite; Jan. 17, 5 p.m., at Ames; Jan. 28, 10 a.m., Little Hawkeye Conference Meet at Newton.
The Indianola boys swimming team returns this season with a roster of more than 50 athletes ready to compete.
Leading the way, 19 returning letter winners are back to lead the squad.
In the senior ranks, swimmers who rejoin the team are Nathaniel Banks, Tim LaGrange, Sam Tiedemann, Alex Charron, Adam Dunn, Isaac Stich, Dudley Yeoman and Wyatt Connelly. Junior returning letter winners include Gabe Pottebaum, Brandon Scovel, Aidan Anglick, Hunter Derrickson, Tyler Moran, Izaak Wadle and Jacob Moews. Sophomores who earned letter honors last season include Tyler Juffernbruch, Jaxson Mahlstadt, Lane Bindel and Aiden Trotter.
Last winter, during Indianola’s final season in the CIML Metro Conference, the Indians went 2-3 in league competition and 3-3 overall. The team won the Newton Invitational, took third place at the Grinnell Invite and Des Moines East Invite, and finished fourth at the Southeast Polk Invite.
“I would have to say in our Little Hawkeye Conference we are the ones to beat,” Indianola coach Bobby Shepherd said. “Our goal is to take one meet at a time with the main focus of getting more boys to the state swim meet in 2017.”