2019 Boys State Meet Wrap Up

The University of Iowa continues to provide fast times and great competition. This year our swimmers earned 12 Automatic All American times and 12 Consideration All American times. Two state records were broken this year: Dowling Catholic’s quartet of Nick Chase, Jerry Xu, Gage Agnew, and John Culver lead off the meet breaking the 200 Medley relay record with a 1:32.67. In the 500 Freestyle Trent Frandson swim away from the field in 4:23.46 to break the previous record by 4.31 seconds.
The Iowa High School Swim Coaches Association introduced three new members into the Hall of Fame: swimmers Jimmer Dorweiler, Cameron Herting, and Tom Proctor.

The Team title was extremely competitive, with three teams taking turns at the top spot until Ankeny (226) pulled away, finishing 16 points ahead of Waukee (210). Bettendorf finished in third place with 205.5 points. Individually, two swimmers earned double gold medals: Charlie Bunn capturing the 50 & 100 Freestyles and Trent Frandson winning the longer freestyle races in the 200 & 500 Freestyles. Both had Automatic All American times in their wins with Frandson’s State record giving him the edge in the Athlete of the Year criteria. Congratulations to Trent Frandson for becoming the 2nd athlete in row to win the Athlete of the Year award as a sophomore.

The Coaching Staff of the year went to Ankeny as they captured their first ever team title. Congratulations to head coach Justin Crouch, his staff, and the Ankeny Hawks!

Finally, congratulations to all associated with the 2019 Boys High School State Meet, from volunteers to coaches and athletes to administrators, all should be proud to be a part of this exciting meet. Special thanks to the Iowa City West and Linn-Mar swimming communities and administrators for helping co-host the event!


Rick Loeffelholz

Iowa High School Swim Coaches Association