Wyoming Cowboy Swimming And Diving Sweeps MWC Weekly Honors

Nov. 16, 2010


Wyoming Cowboy senior diver Kyle Bogner and freshman swimmer Ethan Griffel were named this week's Mountain West Conference male diver and swimmer of the week.

Griffel, a product of Idaho Falls, Idaho, led Wyoming to a 194-98 dual-meet victory over North Dakota on Friday. The freshman recorded first-place finishes in two individual events. He paced the field in the 200-yard freestyle with a time of 1:40.99, and followed that performance with a mark of 4:38.42 in the 500-yard freestyle.

"I think this is a great honor for Ethan to receive, especially as a freshman," Wyoming head swimming coach Tom Johnson said. "He has really helped us in all of our meets so far this season."

Bogner, from Centennial, Colo., swept the springboard events in the Cowboys' win against North Dakota on Friday. The senior tallied 311.40 points on the 1-meter springboard to win the event and qualify for the NCAA zone meet. He also turned in a score of 297.90 to win the 3-meter springboard. This marks the second time in as many weeks that Bogner has received this honor.

"Kyle went out last weekend and put together a great performance," Wyoming diving coach Pat Bukowski said. "This is a tremendous honor for him to receive this two weeks in a row. He trains hard and deserves everything he receives."