JH Stingrays team accepting their 2nd place plaque after competing in the Western Wyoming District Swim Championship this weekend. Photo: Molly Frobouck

JACKSON, Wyo. – This past weekend the Jackson Hole Stingrays Swim Team competed at the Western Wyoming District Swim Championships in Pinedale.

The meet was in lieu of a state meet that was canceled due to COVID-19, the Stingray team was only one of five regional teams who competed.

The Stingrays had 21 swimmers compete from ages 7-17 years old, placing 2nd in overall team points at the meet.

All Stingray swimmers dropped time and swam personal best’s throughout the 3 day meet. Several Stingray swimmers placed among the top 3 for high point awards.

Cooper Haling placed 1st among the 8 and under boys. Indi Oliveri placed 1st and Harper Karn placed 3rd for the 9/10 girls. Garrett Tattersall placed 1st and Warren Reimer placed 3rd in the 9/10 boys age group.  Maren Tattersall placed 1st for the 11/12 girls. Norah Wilson placed 1st and Vega Sanchez placed 2nd in the 13/14 girls age group, and Hunter Scott placed 3rd in the 15-99 boys.

Most notably, Jackson Fouras, a JHHS junior, qualified to compete at the sectionals in Arizona at the end of March.

With the pandemic at hand, The Western Wyoming District Championship Meet marked the end of a challenging season for the Stingrays.

“We are grateful to our new head coach Craig Robock who jumped in this fall under extraordinary circumstances. In a year that was filled with a lot of uncertainty and disappointment for so many, we were thrilled to be able to celebrate these kids’ hard work and dedication to the sport of swimming,” said Jackson Hole Stingrays Board Member, Molly Frobouck.

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Caroline Chapman is a Community News Reporter. She enjoys reading non-fiction, skiing, hiking, and playing piano in her downtime. Her favorite aspect about living in Jackson is the genuine admiration that Wyomingites share for the land and the life that it sustains.