Wolner, whose brother Grant can also be a swimmer for the Coyotes, was primarily a freestyler in Winona – with three state titles his senior 12 months – who slowly gravitated towards the butterfly as his high occasion as his profession superior at USD. With the additional COVID 12 months of eligibility he had one other 12 months to work on it after ending sixth on the Summit League final season.
Profiting from that further 12 months of eligibility is frequent in some sports activities however an outlier in swimming. Wolner is type of an outlier himself, although, so it makes some sense.
“I feel some individuals get to 12 months three or 12 months 4 and so they’re fairly burned out, they’re able to name it quits,” Wolner mentioned. “However I’ve been at it so lengthy and it’s been such an integral a part of my life that I simply wasn’t prepared to offer it up. When COVID gave us the chance to do an additional 12 months, I talked to the coaches and mentioned I’d like to do one other 12 months. They mentioned they’d like to have me again. Truthfully, I used to be very fortunate to have the chance to return for one more season.”
Subsequent fall Wolner, a medical biology and psychology double-major, will probably be on his method to turning into an optometrist. He’s by no means going to depart the music behind, nevertheless. He can see his future very clearly on that time. That goes for taking part in it and writing it.