The Broncos overcame a large deficit from the diving portion of the championships to actually take the lead on Friday and setting up an epic showdown between themselves and Nevada. And, unfortunately for the Broncos, Nevada took the crown with 664 points to Boise State's 651 with a pretty impressive overall performance.
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And from Head Coach Kipp:
Hear @coachkipp's thoughts on tonight's final night of the MW Championships #MWSD16 pic.twitter.com/np1aQ5WeWc— Boise State S&D (@BroncoSportsSD) February 21, 2016
Sam Wicks earned a pretty great award with the Mountain West Swimmer of the Year. Which is pretty darn cool.
And Boise State swimming and diving Head Coach Jeremy Kipp also wins the Mountain West Coach of the Year award in his first year at the helm.
Congratulations to Sam Wicks (MW Swimmer of the Year) and Jeremy Kipp (MW Coach of the Year)! #MWSD16 pic.twitter.com/Em8maAvOZH— Boise State S&D (@BroncoSportsSD) February 21, 2016
.@coachkipp talks about the performance of MW Swimmer of the Year Sam Wicks at the MW meet #MWSD16 pic.twitter.com/TT5d6yTTKj— Boise State S&D (@BroncoSportsSD) February 21, 2016
The Broncos were able to take home a lot of hardware from this meet. Lots of great swimmers have some good futures ahead of them. Though the Broncos were edged out by Nevada, the performances by the Broncos were nothing to shake a stick at.
Up next for the Broncos are the Zone E Diving Championships from March 7th through March 9th. Then the NCAA Championships March 18th through the 20th. Hopefully the Broncos will be able to bring home a few more trophies and get deep into the extremely competitive NCAA field.