Road to states

The swim team is off to another fast start, racing toward post-season success. After an undefeated 2013-14 season, the team is picking up right where they left off.

“We owe all of our success in the past few years to the great coaching,” sophomore Charley Fromm said. “If not for our coaches, we wouldn’t be nearly as good.”

In the first few weeks of the season, the Chieftains went 4-1 with their only loss against Anchor Bay.

“There is a lot of talent here,” junior Andrew Nguyen said. “All the hard work we put in at practice is going to pay off.”

This team has big shoes to fill, given last year’s success, and it looks like they’ve got just the right amount of talent to do it.

Two team captains have already made the cut for the state competition.

A few other members have also made, or are close to the cut for counties. Sophomore Charlie Fromm was 0.4 seconds from the county time.

Senior Zakkar Katsuba and junior Dean Wundrac stick out from the rest with their successes in both the 100 meter butterfly event and 500 meter free style.

Having placed every time they swam this year, they have helped to launch the team to an early winning record of 6-1.
“It really wasn’t a big secret that these two were going to be good,” senior Robert Syfert said. “With their talent and all the work they put in everyday, it was to be expected.”

The team has work yet to do, but students are prepared for major success.

“There are big expectations for the team throughout the school,” junior Donovan Pipitone said. “It’s safe to say no one is disappointed with how they have been competing.”