Working for success


Ashley Beckman

Junior Ben Stelter starting off the block

Ashley Beckman

The Owatonna Boys Swim and Dive team started their season shortly after Thanksgiving break. The Huskies came into the season with 29 boys strong, the team is very young as many of them are not in high school. Junior captain Ben Stelter said, “The boys are working really hard. We are focusing a lot on technique and the basics of swimming so they can get acclimated to the difficulties of swimming, so that they can become successful competition swimmers.”

The boys are working really hard.

— Benjamin Stelter

The Huskies first meet was at home on Thursday, Dec. 8 against the Red Wing Wingers, resulting in a 77-93 loss. A week after, on Dec. 15, the Huskies had their second meet against the Mankato East Cougars, which ended with a 85-93 loss.

Despite the slow start it is still early in the season, and the boys are still very determined to work hard this year. Head coach Peter Rhodes commented, “This team is very young. Only a third of our team have had three years or more of experience and we are only losing one person next year, which helps us to continue to get better each year.” The Huskies next competition will be against the Rochester Mayo Spartans in Rochester on Thursday, Dec.24.