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Red Knights Swim Their Way to State

Red Knights Swim Their Way to State

Congratulations to our Red Knight swimmers who qualified for the 2023 Minnesota High School League (MSHSL) Boys’ Swimming & Diving State Tournament!

The boys’ swim and dive team made a splash at the Section 2A meet February 23-25 with 10 BSM student athletes qualifying for State in their respective events:

  • Boys Medley Relay - 4th Place
  • 200 IM - Charles Shideman ‘23 (8th)
  • 50 Free - Lucas Wurst ‘25 (5th)
  • 100 Free (49.95) - Lucas Wurst ‘25
  • (4th) 500 Freestyle - Charles Shideman ‘23 (4th), Mason Rokala ‘25 (5th)
  • 200 Free relay - 3rd Place
  • 100 Breaststroke - Joey Sandhoefner ‘25 (5th)
  • 400 Free Relay - 3rd Place

The three relay teams (200 medley, 200 and 400 yard freestyle) made up of the following swimmers, will compete at State:

  • Sam Haddad ‘23
  • Lucas Haenel ‘24
  • Mason Rokala ‘25
  • Joey Sandhoefner ‘25
  • Charlie Shideman ‘23
  • Mitchell Thueringer ‘23
  • Lucas Wurst ‘25

* Alternates: Parker Roos '23, Zane Lester '28 and Will Gadtke ' 25

The 2023 MSHSL Boys’ Swim & Dive State Tournament will be held March 2-4 at the Jean K. Freeman Aquatic Center on the Minneapolis campus of the University of Minnesota. The two day event begins at noon with preliminaries Friday, March 3, and finals at noon on Saturday, March 4. Tickets and more information about the tournament can be found here.

Red Knight swimmers compete at the 2023 State Swim & Dive Tournament

Other winter season teams are also heading to the State Tournament this Friday, March 3, including BSM Wrestling and Mock Trial. The BSM community sent them off together with a parade through the school cheered on by classmates and faculty on Wednesday, March 1.

Update: Saturday, March 4

  • Boys Medley Relay - 11th Place
  • 200 IM - Charles Shideman - 15th Place
  • 50 Free - Lucas Wurst - 21st Place
  • 100 Free - Lucas Wurst - 10th Place
  • 500 Free - Charles Shideman 15th Place, Mason Rokala -13th Place
  • 200 Free Relay - 15th Place
  • 100 Breaststroke - Joey Sandhoefner - 6th Place (School Record)
  • 400 Free Relay - 11th Place
  • Team - 13th Place

Congratulations to all BSM swimmers on a great season and making it to the 2023 State Tournament! We're BSM proud of our student athletes!

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About Benilde-St. Margaret's School
Benilde-St. Margaret's (BSM) is a Catholic, co-educational private prep school for grades 7–12 located in St. Louis Park, Minnesota, that draws its over one thousand students from throughout the Twin Cities Metro Area. It is located in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis.

The mission of BSM is to educate, empower, and inspire learners within a Catholic community to lead lives of faith, achieve academic excellence, and contribute meaningfully to a global society.

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