OMW turned in five first place finishes in swim events and clinched the top-three spots in diving.
With a decisive 107-79 win against Wright Conference rival Hutchinson on Jan. 10, the Orono Mound Westonka (OMW) co-op boys swim and dive team is 2-0 in the conference and 5-1 overall. OMW turned in five first place finishes in swim events and clinched the top three spots in diving. “This was a good dual meet for us,” said Mound Westonka senior captain Ryan Strother. “Our training over winter break helped quite a bit and we are looking forward to competing as a team for the rest of season.” The meet got underway with a touch-out by OMW’s 200-yard medley relay team with Mound Westonka’s senior captain Merv Moorhead, senior Damian Urwyler, Strother and Orono senior captain Miller to win with 1:45.18. Orono senior captain Spencer Cumming …
A sneak peak at this year's squad and how interested athletes can join one of the state's powerhouse programs.
Thursday, October 18, 2012
By Pat Henning Strother The Orono-Mound Westonka (OMW) co-op boy's swim and dive team prepares for its upcoming season beginning with Winter Sports Night on Monday, Nov. 5, at 7:30 p.m. at Orono High School. The meeting will take place in the media center located on the north side of the building. Students and parents can enter through door H23 at the front of the school and will have an opportunity to meet with head coach Pete Buecher, who returns for his thirteenth season. “The OMW swim and dive team is an incredible group of young men who work hard together and have a lot of fun,” commented Buecher. “I encourage any athlete who has an interest in being a part of a top-flight team and wants a new winter sport or is looking to get into …