Kansas 6A State Champion Ben Vorthmann Sends Verbal Commitment to Army

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NEW COMMIT: The United States Military Academy has received a new verbal commitment for the fall of 2022 from Junior National qualifier Ben Vorthmann of Lawrence, Kansas.

He will join Las Vegas, Nevada native Brice Barrieault as a member of the Black Knights’ Class of 2026.

He told Swimming World:

“I am excited to announce my verbal commitment to swim, study, and serve my country at the United States Military Academy. I am really looking forward to swimming for Coach Brandt and being a part of his plans for the team. Thank you to my coaches, teammates, and family for always supporting me. Go Army! Beat Navy!”

A talented sprint freestyle, Vorthmann does his club swimming with Lawrence Aquahawks and most recently earned bronze in the 50m free at West Fargo Futures where he also took sixth in the 100m free. He also posted three top-5 finishes at the 18&U Winter Championships – Lees Summit back in December.

His best times include:

  • 50 free – 20.81
  • 100 free – 44.72
  • 200 free – 1:41.36

Also competing for Lawrence Free State High School, Vorthmann won the 100 free and was the 50 free runner-up at the Kansas 6A State Championships during his freshman season. He has also earned USA Swimming Scholastic All-American honors.

Vorthmann is a great pickup for Army both individually and on relays. He would’ve scored in the A-final of the 100 free and the B-final of the 50 free at the 2020 Patriot League Championships where the Black Knights finished second overall in the team standings.

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