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2018 4A Boys State Swimming Championships

Highlights from the competition on the final day of the 4A swimming championships at Air Force Academy Saturday, May 19, 2018. Photos by Christian Murdock

Pine Creek’s Nicholas Sherman swims to a first place in the boys 200-yard IM Saturday, May 19, 2018, during the Class 4A  Colorado State Swimming Championships at Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Pine Creek’s Nicholas Sherman swims to a first place in the boys 200-yard IM Saturday, May 19, 2018, during the Class 4A Colorado State Swimming Championships at Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Edwin Wieger competes in an exhibition 50-yard freestyle Saturday, May 19, 2018, during the Class 4A  Colorado State Swimming Championships at Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Edwin Wieger competes in an exhibition 50-yard freestyle Saturday, May 19, 2018, during the Class 4A Colorado State Swimming Championships at Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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The Cheyenne Mountain boys 200-yard medley relay team celebrates as the Indians win the event Saturday, May 19, 2018, during the Class 4A  Colorado State Swimming Championships at Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
The Cheyenne Mountain boys 200-yard medley relay team celebrates as the Indians win the event Saturday, May 19, 2018, during the Class 4A Colorado State Swimming Championships at Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Exhibition swimmers high five spectators after competing Saturday, May 19, 2018, before the Class 4A  Colorado State Swimming Championships at Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Exhibition swimmers high five spectators after competing Saturday, May 19, 2018, before the Class 4A Colorado State Swimming Championships at Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Pine Creek’s Nicholas Sherman swims to a first place in the boys 200-yard IM Saturday, May 19, 2018, during the Class 4A  Colorado State Swimming Championships at Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Pine Creek’s Nicholas Sherman swims to a first place in the boys 200-yard IM Saturday, May 19, 2018, during the Class 4A Colorado State Swimming Championships at Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Pine Creek’s Nicholas Sherman swims to a first place in the boys 200-yard IM Saturday, May 19, 2018, during the Class 4A  Colorado State Swimming Championships at Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Pine Creek’s Nicholas Sherman swims to a first place in the boys 200-yard IM Saturday, May 19, 2018, during the Class 4A Colorado State Swimming Championships at Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Cheyenne Mountain’s Gabe Grauvogel, left, congratulates Pine Creek’s Nicholas Sherman after Sherman won the boys 200-yard IM and Grauvogel finished thrid Saturday, May 19, 2018, during the Class 4A  Colorado State Swimming Championships at Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Cheyenne Mountain’s Gabe Grauvogel, left, congratulates Pine Creek’s Nicholas Sherman after Sherman won the boys 200-yard IM and Grauvogel finished thrid Saturday, May 19, 2018, during the Class 4A Colorado State Swimming Championships at Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Cheyenne Mountain’s Kyle Leach wins the boys 50-yard freestyle Saturday, May 19, 2018, during the Class 4A  Colorado State Swimming Championships at Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Cheyenne Mountain’s Kyle Leach wins the boys 50-yard freestyle Saturday, May 19, 2018, during the Class 4A Colorado State Swimming Championships at Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Cheyenne Mountain’s Gabe Grauvogel  swims to a third-place finish in the boys 200-yard IM Saturday, May 19, 2018, during the Class 4A  Colorado State Swimming Championships at Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Cheyenne Mountain’s Gabe Grauvogel swims to a third-place finish in the boys 200-yard IM Saturday, May 19, 2018, during the Class 4A Colorado State Swimming Championships at Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Jack Elbert of Air Academy competes in the diving event Saturday, May 19, 2018, during the Class 4A  Colorado State Swimming Championships at Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Jack Elbert of Air Academy competes in the diving event Saturday, May 19, 2018, during the Class 4A Colorado State Swimming Championships at Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Discovery Canyon’s Braden Whitmarsh swims to a third-place finish in the boys 500-yard freestyle Saturday, May 19, 2018, during the Class 4A  Colorado State Swimming Championships at Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Discovery Canyon’s Braden Whitmarsh swims to a third-place finish in the boys 500-yard freestyle Saturday, May 19, 2018, during the Class 4A Colorado State Swimming Championships at Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Discovery Canyon’s Tommy Rauchut swims to a second-place finish in the boys 100-yard butterfly Saturday, May 19, 2018, during the Class 4A  Colorado State Swimming Championships at Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Discovery Canyon’s Tommy Rauchut swims to a second-place finish in the boys 100-yard butterfly Saturday, May 19, 2018, during the Class 4A Colorado State Swimming Championships at Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Air Academy’s Jentry Zymbaluk competes in the diving event Saturday, May 19, 2018, during the Class 4A  Colorado State Swimming Championships at Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Air Academy’s Jentry Zymbaluk competes in the diving event Saturday, May 19, 2018, during the Class 4A Colorado State Swimming Championships at Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Pine Creek’s Nicholas Sherman wins the boys 100-yard backstroke Saturday, May 19, 2018, during the Class 4A  Colorado State Swimming Championships at Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Pine Creek’s Nicholas Sherman wins the boys 100-yard backstroke Saturday, May 19, 2018, during the Class 4A Colorado State Swimming Championships at Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Pine Creek’s Nicholas Sherman wins the boys 100-yard backstroke Saturday, May 19, 2018, during the Class 4A  Colorado State Swimming Championships at Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Pine Creek’s Nicholas Sherman wins the boys 100-yard backstroke Saturday, May 19, 2018, during the Class 4A Colorado State Swimming Championships at Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Pine Creek’s Joshua-Ryan Lujan swims to a second-place finish in the boys 100-yard breaststroke Saturday, May 19, 2018, during the Class 4A  Colorado State Swimming Championships at Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Pine Creek’s Joshua-Ryan Lujan swims to a second-place finish in the boys 100-yard breaststroke Saturday, May 19, 2018, during the Class 4A Colorado State Swimming Championships at Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Pine Creek’s Joshua-Ryan Lujan swims to a second-place finish in the boys 100-yard breaststroke Saturday, May 19, 2018, during the Class 4A  Colorado State Swimming Championships at Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Pine Creek’s Joshua-Ryan Lujan swims to a second-place finish in the boys 100-yard breaststroke Saturday, May 19, 2018, during the Class 4A Colorado State Swimming Championships at Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Cheyenne Mountain’s Gabe Grauvogel swims to a fourth-place finish in the boys 100-yard breaststroke Saturday, May 19, 2018, during the Class 4A  Colorado State Swimming Championships at Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Cheyenne Mountain’s Gabe Grauvogel swims to a fourth-place finish in the boys 100-yard breaststroke Saturday, May 19, 2018, during the Class 4A Colorado State Swimming Championships at Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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The Discovery Canyon team can only watch from the sidelines during the final event, the boys 400-yard freestyle relay, after their team was disqualified for a clothing infraction Saturday, May 19, 2018, during the Class 4A  Colorado State Swimming Championships at Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. Discovery Canyon was in first place going into the final event and had the best time at :3:14.78. The Thunder team finished second place behind Wndsor.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
The Discovery Canyon team can only watch from the sidelines during the final event, the boys 400-yard freestyle relay, after their team was disqualified for a clothing infraction Saturday, May 19, 2018, during the Class 4A Colorado State Swimming Championships at Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. Discovery Canyon was in first place going into the final event and had the best time at :3:14.78. The Thunder team finished second place behind Wndsor. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Cheyenne Mountain’s Kyle Leach looks at his plaque as he is named swimmer of the year and Discovery Canyon’s Brendan Byrnes is named diver of the year Saturday, May 19, 2018, after the Class 4A Colorado State Swimming Championships at Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Cheyenne Mountain’s Kyle Leach looks at his plaque as he is named swimmer of the year and Discovery Canyon’s Brendan Byrnes is named diver of the year Saturday, May 19, 2018, after the Class 4A Colorado State Swimming Championships at Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Last year’s 4A champions Cheyenne Mountain creates a tunnel to honor this year’s champions Windsor Saturday, May 19, 2018, after the Class 4A Colorado State Swimming Championships at Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Last year’s 4A champions Cheyenne Mountain creates a tunnel to honor this year’s champions Windsor Saturday, May 19, 2018, after the Class 4A Colorado State Swimming Championships at Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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The Cheyenne Mountain team congratulates Discovery Canyon on their second-place finish Saturday, May 19, 2018, after the Class 4A  Colorado State Swimming Championships at Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
The Cheyenne Mountain team congratulates Discovery Canyon on their second-place finish Saturday, May 19, 2018, after the Class 4A Colorado State Swimming Championships at Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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