Detroit Lakes swimmers wrap up regular season

John Gulon returns and picks up a victory in the backstroke.

Junior John Gulon returned to the lineup swimming two relays, the fly and the backstroke Tuesday. Robert Williams / Tribune

The Detroit Lakes swimming and diving team wrapped up the regular season at home versus Bemidji Tuesday night at the DLCCC Aquatic Center.

The Lumberjacks were victorious 113-46.

The Lakers got good news in the return of junior John Gulon after missing three meets. His absence did allow the rest of the team to rally around each other as the season waned.

“This group of guys has grown quite a bit as a team this season,” said Laker head coach Carol Fischer. “All have dropped some major time in their swimming events and our divers have one more year of experience under their belts. I'm proud of each of the boys for working hard every week. I think each of them have experienced the payoff of that work with the amount of time dropped or gained in points awarded for diving at some point in the season.”


Gregory Simons competes in junior varsity diving versus Bemidji Tuesday, March 2 at the DLCCC Aquatic Center. Robert Williams / Tribune

Gulon picked up a win in his best event, the backstroke, winning in 1:01.45. He was also the butterfly runner-up (1:08.29).

Ryan Erickson was the 200-freestyle runner-up in 2:17.41. Micah Barberg (2:25.34) was third.

Zariah Wouters placed second in the IM (3:04.11) and the 500-free (7:14.64).

Four DL swimmers have qualified for the Section 5A championships in Morris on Saturday, March 13: Barberg, Erickson, Gulon and Zane Roberts. Each swimmer will compete in two individual events and two relays.

Bemidji 113, Detroit Lakes 46

200 Medley relay

1 BEM B 1:53.03


3 DL A 2:07.98 (Gulon, Roberts, Erickson, Barberg)

5 DL B 2:53.70 (McLeod, Jensen, Wouters, Simons)

200 Freestyle

1 Brown, Max BEM 2:15.40

2 Erickson, Ryan DL 2:17.41

3 Barberg, Micah DL 2:25.34

200 Individual Medley

1 Ferraro, Pietro BEM 2:30.66


2 Wouters, Zariah DL 3:04.11

50 Freestyle

1 Knott, Quinn BEM 23.97

3 Roberts, Zane 07 DL 28.39

5 Simons, Gregory 10 DL 35.10

1m Diving

1 Saari, Aiden BEM 222.10

1m Junior Varsity Diving


1 Simons, Gregory DL 135.30

2 Trowbridge, Neil DL 84.40

3 Jensen, Carson DL 77.60

100 Butterfly

1 Leindecker, Jaxon BEM 1:03.33

2 Gulon, John DL 1:08.29

100 Freestyle

1 Dockendorf, Ben BEM 55.18MN 1:04.08 4


4 McLeod, Tony DL 1:17.16

5 Jensen, Carson 08 DL 1:18.40

500 Freestyle

1 Matetich, Brooks BEM 5:33.76

2 Wouters, Zariah DL 7:14.64

200 Freestyle relay

1 BEM B 1:38.25

4 DL A 2:22.71 (McLeod, Jensen, Trowbridge, Wouters)


100 Backstroke

1 Gulon, John DL 1:01.45

3 Barberg, Micah DL 1:14.14

100 Breaststroke

1 Erickson, Walker BEM 1:14.68

3 Erickson, Ryan DL 1:21.41

4 Roberts, Zane DL 1:28.23

6 McLeod, Tony DL 1:54.53

7 Trowbridge, Neil DL 1:58.56

400 Freestyle relay

1 BEM A 3:42.40

3 DL A 4:11.68 (Gulon, Barberg, Roberts, Erickson)

Robert Williams has been a sports editor for Forum Communications in Perham and Detroit Lakes since 2011.
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