2016-17 Men's Swimming
Christopher Bean IM
Robert Bretl Free
Hunter Brown Free
Karsten Cook Free/Fly/Back
Grant Girten Back/Free
Harrison Jenny Free/Back
Brendon Johnson Back/IM
Cody Jones Free
Dylan Kirar Free/IM
Ethan Leach Free/Back
Ryan Manderfield Free
Joseph North Free/Fly
Dylan Ogle Fly/Free
Max Penn Breast/Back/Free
Arman Salim Fly/Free
Austin Scheer Free
Spenser Shaffer Free/Back
Mac Sogandares Free/Breast
Peyton Stambeck
Eric Villasenor Free
Jacob Villasenor Free/Back
Zach Zernechel IM/Fly
Full Roster
Robert Bretl

Robert Bretl

Events Free
Yr. So.
Hometown Wauwatosa, Wis.
High School (Prev. School) Marquette University H.S

2017-18: Moved into fifth position in Valpo history in the 1000 free (9:59.63) and was second-fastest on the team in the event ... also ranked second on the team in the 200 free (1:46.25) and the 1650 free (16:46.52), as well as third in the 500 free (4:45.86) ... saw action in the 100 free as well ... placed ninth in the 1650 free and 16th in the 500 free at the Summit League Championships ... earned numerous academic honors from the Summit League: Academic All-League Team, Commissioner's List of Academic Excellence, and Academic Honor Roll.

2016-17: Robert had a big impact on the distance races throughout his sophomore campaign. In the 1650-free, he posted a 16:29.95, good enough for 13th place at the Horizon League Championships. That time also bumps him up to fourth-best all-time in the Valpo record books. He also moved into the Top 10 in the 1000-free with a time of 10:19.17, garnering him the tenth spot on the list. Both races were second-best on the team. Robert climbed to seventh-best all-time and third-best in the 500-free, coming in at 4:45.32. His 200-breast time of 1:46.57 was good for fourth-best on the team, while his 200-breast put him third-best. Robert also swam the 100-breast in 1:05.69. He helped put the 800-free relay in second place all-time in Valpo history at the HL Championships with a time of 6:56.73. Robert was selected to the 2017 All-Horizon League Academic Team.

2015-16: Ranked among Valpo's top distance swimmers in his first season as a Crusader ... was second-fastest swimmer on the team in the 500 free (4:48.36), 1000 free (10:25.66) and 1650 free (16:51.48) ... moved into fifth place in Valpo history in the 1650 and ninth in the 500 ... also posted top times over the course of the season of 24.78 in the 50 free, 1:47.91 in the 200 free, 1:09.06 in the 100 breaststroke, 2:18.11 in the 200 breaststroke and 2:09.98 in the 200 IM.