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WF Flyers take second at state

West Fargo Flyer medal winners. Back row (from left): Jacob Nygaard, Anna Montplaisir, Matt Montplaisir. Front row: Emily Bourassa, Mykin Gunning, Vaughn Raimo

The West Fargo Flyers Swim Team, a local USA Swimming Club, recently competed in the short-course state championship in Bismarck, where they placed second out of 16 teams.

Six swimmers brought home state championships, and 10 more earned top-three finishes.

The state champion medal winners were Emily Bourassa in the 500 freestyle, Matt Montplaisir in the 200 freestyle, Anna Montplaisir in the 200 and 500 freestyle, Jacob Nygaard in the 200 butterfly, Vaughn Raimo in the 50 backstroke and Mykin Gunning won five events in the age 15-16 women’s division: the 50, 100, and 200 butterfly; the 100 freestyle and the 50 backstroke, where she set a new state record.

The Flyers will be having their long-course season registration on Monday and Tuesday from 4-6 p.m. at L.E. Berger Pool.

Practice will begin Wednesday, April 23.

For more information visit Those with questions can email head coach Badger Faison at or Lynae Hansen-Lardy, the registration chairperson for the Flyers, at