Lander golfer Jaren Calkins will be making the next step forward in his career as he committed to the University of Wyoming men's program in Laramie. Calkins is a two-time state champion in 3A and won his first state title as a freshman back in 2017 with rounds of 71-72 in the state tournament. He won that tourney by 3 strokes.

In his sophomore year, he took 2nd as he carded rounds of 72-73 to finish just two strokes off the pace. Calkins rebounded in 2019 with a 3A state championship, shooting 71 and 67 to win by 3 strokes. Then in his senior year, Calkins placed 2nd at the 3A state tournament with rounds of 69-72 to finish 3 strokes off the lead. His Lander team, by the way, won state championships in 2017, 2018, and 2019.

Calkins was a four-time all-state selection and also won the 2020 Wyoming State Golf Association Men's Amateur Championship. He was also named the Association's Boys Player of the Year.

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