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QUICK FACTS GENERAL INFORMATION Location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .USAFA, Colo. Colors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Blue & Silver Nickname . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Falcons Enrollment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4,400 Founded . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1954 Affiliation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .NCAA Div. I Conference . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Mountain West Home Pool . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Cadet Natatorium Superintendent . . . . . . . . . . . .Lt. Gen. Michael Gould Athletic Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Dr. Hans Mueh Vice Athletic Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Brad DeAustin COACHING STAFF Head Coach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Rob Clayton Alma Mater/Year . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Wyoming/1991 Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .719-333-4726 E-mail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .rob.clayton@usafa.edu Career Record/Years . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .99-52-1/11 School Record/Years . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Same Head Diving Coach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Stan Curnow Asst. Coach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Capt. Charlie Toth TEAM INFORMATION 2009-10 Dual Record . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-4 2009-10 Conference Record . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-3 2009-10 Conference Finish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2nd Letterwinners Returning/Lost . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22/10 Newcomers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 ATHLETIC MEDIA RELATIONS Assoc. AD/Communications . . . . . . . . . . . .Troy Garnhart Asst. AD/Media Relations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Dave Toller Asst. Director (Swimming SID) . . . . . . . .Nick Arseniak Office Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .719-333-9251 Fax . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .719-333-3798 E-mail . . . . . . . . . . . . . .nicholas.arseniak@usafa.edu Mailing Address Athletic Media Relations 2169 Field House Drive USAFA, CO 80840 Web Site . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .GoAirForceFalcons.com

Schedule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .IFC Table of Contents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 Quick Facts/Media Information . . . . . . .1 THE STAFF Head Coach Rob Clayton . . . . . . . . . . . .2 Diving Coach Stan Curnow . . . . . . . . . . .3 Assistant Coach Capt. Charlie Toth . . . .3 Assistant Diving Coach Lt. Lauren Bursey . . .4 Academic Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 Frequently Asked Questions . . . . . . . . .4 MEET THE FALCONS Season Outlook . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 Roster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 Athlete Bios . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7-20

Media Guide The 2010-11 Air Force men’s swimming and diving media guide is produced as a source of information for the media. Other materials may be obtained by contacting the athletic media relations office: Air Force Athletic Media Relations 2169 Field House Dr. USAF Academy, CO 80840 Phone: 719-333-2313 Fax: 719-333-3798 Working Press Credentials Press and photograph credentials are issued to members of the working media only. These credentials may be obtained by contacting the athletic media relations office. Upon acceptance of applications, appropriate passes can be picked up at the Athletic Media Relations office. Press Parking There is no press parking available. The earlier you arrive, the better parking you’ll find. Air Force Practices All Air Force practices, both home and on the road, are open to the media. Media members wishing to film practice must make arrangements with the athletic media relations office to attend practice. A representative from the athletic media relations office must accompany you.

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HISTORY 2009-10 Season Review . . . . . . . . . . . .21 Swimming History . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22-23 Diving History . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23 Honors and Awards . . . . . . . . . . . . .24-25 Air Force Records . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26 Service Academy Records . . . . . . . . . .27 Letterwinners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28-29 LIFE AFTER THE ACADEMY World Class Athlete Program . . . . . . . .30 Where Are They Now . . . . . . . . . . .31-32 THE ACADEMY The Air Force Academy . . . . . . . . . . . . .33 Academy Leadership . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34 Director of Athletics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35 Air Force Athletics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36

Post-Meet Procedures Head swim coach Rob Clayton and head diving coach Stan Curnow will be available 10 minutes following the end of the meet on the pool deck. Swimmers and divers will be available immediately after. The Air Force locker room and training room are closed to all media. Final results are available following the meet upon request. In-Season Interviews All Air Force athletes and coaches are available for interviews with the following guidelines: All interviews must be set up through the athletic media relations office at 719-333-9251 or 719-333-2313. All interview requests must be made at least one day in advance so that the athlete or coach can be properly notified. Credits The 2010-11 Air Force men’s swimming and diving guide was written and designed by assistant athletic media relations director Nick Arseniak. Editoral assistance provided by the Air Force athletic media relations office and the men’s swimming and diving staff. Photos courtesy of DenMar Services; Josh Duplechian, Trevor Brown, Jr., and Stephen Nowland of NCAA Photos; and the men’s swimming and diving staff. Clayton family photo courtesy of photosbydill. Cover background photo courtesy of Freestockimages.org . On the Cover Featured on the front cover is senior Benjamin Gunn.

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AIR FORCE

ROB CLAYTON

HEAD SWIMMING COACH 13TH SEASON WYOMING (1991) Head coach Rob Clayton enters his 13th season as the Academy's head men's swimming coach. After 12 years, his enthusiasm for the Academy and Falcon swimming hasn't diminished a bit. "I love coaching at the Air Force Academy. It is the perfect school for the young man who is serious about pursuing excellence in school, swimming and life. I'm thrilled to wake up and go to work in the morning," said Clayton. Clayton has led the Falcons to a 102-56-1 overall dual record and eight top-three finishes in the MWC. After a sixth-place league finish his first season, Clayton led the Falcons to thirdplace finishes in 2000, 2001, 2002, 2006 and 2007. In 2003, 2004 and, most recently, 2009, the Falcons finished second at the MWC Championships. In addition, Clayton was named MWC Men’s Coach of the Year in 2007 and 2010. At USAFA, Clayton has coached men to 19 individual conference championships and two relay conference championships. Eight of his swimmers have competed in the Olympic Trials, including in 2008 when five former and current Falcons participated in the Trials. In addition to the team's success in the pool, Clayton’s swimmers have earned more than 123 academic allconference honors and 20 MWC Scholar-Athlete selections, while six others were both designated Scholar All-Americans by the College Swimming Coaches Association of America. Clearly, Clayton expects excellence in the classroom as well as the pool. "The Academy is the number one undergraduate school in the country," the coach said. "The men come here primarily to get the best education possible and to prepare for a fabulous career in the Air Force and beyond. While

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we desire success in the pool, we insist on success in the classroom." Not surprisingly, the Falcon swimmers and divers were the recipients of the Academy's Team Excellence Award for the 2003-04 school year. Clayton is a 1991 graduate of Wyoming where he earned a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering. While at Wyoming, Clayton was one of the premier swimmers in the Western Athletic Conference. A four-year letterman, Clayton swam in the NCAA Championships in the 200 freestyle, 200 IM and 400 IM. He stole the show at the 1991 conference championships, winning the 200 and 400 individual medley, becoming only the second Cowboy to ever win an IM conference title. His time in the 400 IM set a conference championship record. Clayton excelled outside the pool as well. His 3.75 grade point average in chemical engineering helped earn him Academic All-American honors. He received the WAC's Stan Bates Award in 1991, as the league's most outstanding student-athlete. The Bates Award is the most prestigious award an athlete in the conference can win. Following college, Clayton served as an age group coach for the Fort Collins Area Swim Team (FAST). In the fall of 1991, he began a six-year stint as the men's assistant coach at Brigham Young University. While at BYU, Clayton was instrumental in building one of the most successful swimming programs in the region. The Cougars won the 1996 WAC title, their first since 1979. During Clayton's tenure in Provo, BYU never finished below third at the WAC Championships. Clayton helped coach 11 individual WAC champions and several WAC champion relay teams at BYU. Additionally, he coached an NCAA finalist and an athlete to a spot on the U.S. National team in the summer of 1997. He was very active in USA Swimming during his time in Utah, serving as a senior coach with Hilltop Aquatic Swim Team in American Fork, Utah. Clayton came to the Academy in 1997 and made an immediate impact on the program. He worked with women's coach Casey Converse to coach the Academy's first woman to qualify for the NCAA Division I Championships. Clayton then took over the reins of the men's program for the

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THE CLAYTON FILE Full Name: Robert Clayton III Hometown: Fort Collins, Colo. High School: Rocky Mountain, four-year letterman in swimming. College: Wyoming, 1991 graduate with a bachelor’s in chemical engineering with a 3.75 GPA. Academic All-American, individual conference champion and winner of the 1991 Stan Bates Award as the league’s most outstanding student-athlete. Inside the Numbers with Clayton Year W L T Pct. Finish 1999 11 2 .846 6th 2000 8 3 .727 3rd 2001 9 4 .692 3rd 2002 6 4 .600 3rd 2003 12 2 .857 2nd 2004 8 4 .667 2nd 2005 13 7 .650 5th 2006 8 4 1 .654 3rd 2007 13 3 .813 3rd 2008 4 7 .364 4th 2009 7 12 .368 2nd 2010 3 4 .429 2nd Totals 102 56 1 .645 -1998-99 season. In addition to his coaching duties, Clayton also instructs cadets in swimming and water survival classes. He was recognized for his teaching accomplishments by being named the 2003-04 Department of Athletics Civilian Instructor of the Year and was recently named the Aquatics Instructor of the Semester. Clayton comments on his teaching duties, "I enjoy teaching aquatics classes. It provides me with opportunity to interact with the rest of the cadets at the Air Force Academy." Originally from Fort Collins, Colo., Clayton was a standout swimmer at Rocky Mountain High School where he was a four-year letterman. The 40-year-old Clayton is married to the former Kelly Costigan, a 1992 graduate of the Academy who competed for the women's tennis team. They have three sons, Robert, Daniel and Joshua, and two daughters, Noel and Anna. The Claytons are very active in their church, International Anglican Church, and live in Monument.

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COACHING STAFF

STAN CURNOW

HEAD DIVING COACH 18TH SEASON BYU (1997) Stan Curnow begins his 17th year with the Falcons as head diving coach, the longest tenure in Academy history for a diving coach. During his first 16 years, Curnow has continued Air Force’s proud tradition in diving. Three women have earned first-team All-American honors at the Division II level while the men annually place among the conference’s elite. For the last four years, a Falcon has won the men’s platform dive at the MWC Championships (Brady Lindberg in 2006 and 2007, Kyle Van Valkenburg in 2008 and 2009). Outside of the pool, Curnow has been an asset to the Academy as well, being named the 1998 athletic department Instructor of the Year. Curnow came to Air Force from BYU, where he coached for 14 years. His record there was impeccable, including 26 conference titles, 17 All-Americans and two NCAA Division I

champions. A native of Denver, Colo., Curnow was named a high school All-American in diving and was a champion performer on the trampoline. He attended BYU and graduated in 1977 with a degree in physical education. He completed his master’s degree in the same field in 1978. As a competitor at BYU, Curnow was the Western Athletic Conference diving champion three out of four years and earned All-American honors in 1972 and 1974. He was also a finalist in the 1972 Olympic Trials. Curnow was named the Mountain West Conference’s diving coach of the year in 2001, 2002 and 2006, and was formerly Curnow, shown with his family, is a three-time Mouna member of the NCAA Diving Rules Comtain West Conference Diving Coach of the Year. mittee.

CAPT. CHARLIE TOTH

ASSISTANT COACH FOURTH SEASON USAFA (2001)

Capt. Charlie Toth enters his fourth season as the Air Force men’s swimming assistant coach. A 2001 graduate of the Academy, Toth earned four letters as a sprinter and four letters as a goalie for the water polo team. Toth became Air Force’s first Mountain West Conference champion when he won the 100 freestyle in 2000. Toth still holds school records in the 50 and 100 freestyle and was a member of the 200 freestyle, 400 freestyle and 200 medley relay record-setting teams. He swam at the 2001 NCAA Championships and the 2000 Olympic Trials. As a cadet, Toth was named the most valuable swimmer in 2000 and 2001 and the most valuable water polo player in 2001. “The Academy was the perfect setting and enabled me to realize my potential and far exceed my expec-

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tations in the pool and beyond,” said Toth. Additionally, he was an All-American water polo player in 2000 and was awarded an NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship and the Academy’s Athletic Excellence Award in 2001. Toth received his master’s degree in management/business administration in 2005 and served as an Air Force bioenvironmental engineer for six years. Prior to returning to the Academy, Toth was stationed at Aviano AB, Italy. During that time, he was a swimmer/coach for the AIRNORTH Swimming Championships held annually in Europe. In addition, Toth was deployed to Iraq from January 2007 to May 2007, where he served as the Bioenvironmental Engineering Flight Commander. “My experience in the Air Force has been amazing,” said Toth. “I have done so many things and

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been to so many places.” Toth is married to the former Alessia Annoni of Tradate, Italy, and they have a daughter, Isabel.

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COACHING STAFF/SUPPORT STAFF/FAQ

LT. LAUREN BURSEY

ASSISTANT DIVING COACH FIRST SEASON USAFA (2007)

Lt. Lauren Bursey enters her first year as the assistant diving coach for both men's and women's diving teams at Air Force. In addition to diving coach duties, Bursey works in the Academy athletic department assisting in managing the scheduling and grading office. Bursey is a 2007 graduate of USAFA. The Englewood, Colo., native was a four-year letter winner in diving and team captain as a junior while at the Academy. Bursey was a standout in the classroom at the Academy, earning Mountain West Conference All-Academic honors all four years. Bursey received her commission through the United States Air Force Academy in May 2007. Upon receiving her commission, she received her first assignment and moved to Lackland AFB in San Antonio, Texas, where she assumed her duties with the 33rd Network Warfare Squadron.

2010-11 OFFICER REPRESENTATIVES

LT. COL. SARAH STRACHAN

MAJ. MELISSA MAY

MAJ. MICHAEL MAY

MAJ. MARCIA QUIGLEY

MAJ. JASON RENTER

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS... Head coach Rob Clayton answers some frequently asked questions about the Air Force swimming program:  WHAT IS YOUR TRAINING PHILOSOPHY AT AIR FORCE? We are a military academy, so there is a balance between academics, athletics and military. However, we are a Division I program and train accordingly. We compete in the Mountain West Conference (BYU, UNLV, Utah, TCU and Wyoming) and continually strive to qualify guys for the NCAA Championships.  HOW MANY DIFFERENT COACHES AND TRAINERS DO YOUR SWIMMERS WORK WITH? I have been at the Academy for 11 years and Charlie Toth, the assistant coach and 2001 graduate, has been back at the Academy since September 2007. We also have a strength and conditioning coach and a full-time athletic trainer assigned to our team. In addition, the women’s team has a head coach and an assistant coach but we generally train as men’s teams and women’s teams.  WHAT IS THE TEAM ATMOSPHERE LIKE? (i.e. Does the team do random activities outside of swimming just to hang out with each other? Do swimmers room with other swimmers? etc.) The team atmosphere is a complete cohesive unit. The team goes to football games as a team, camping trips as a team and many other activities. Because of the challenges that are involved with a military academy, the team forms a very tight bond. The pool is the place where they come together, work hard and achieve goals together. In regards to the question about rooming together, each student is put into a squadron (roughly 100 students per squadron, 40 squadrons, total student body of approximately 4000) randomly, so most of the swimmers do not room with other swimmers. Last year, we had two freshmen room together.  WHAT IS AN AVERAGE WEEK OF TRAINING LIKE IN TERMS OF PRACTICE TIME, YARDAGE, DRYLAND, ETC.? We train every other morning (lift and swim) and every afternoon for roughly 2.5 hours (to include dryland). The distance varies by workout but usually it is about 6000 yards for our middle distance group. However, when we do power days, we swim much less. Our weight room training is designed especially for swimmers by our strength and conditioning coach. Additionally, we TIVO normally every other day before practice for about 30 minutes and concentrate on starts/turns/strokes. As far as our regimen is concerned, during our off-season, we

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generally train as one team but our distance guys frequently receive additional training. Then during the season, we have different groups (distance, middle distance, strokes, sprinters, IM) that will have individualized workouts.  WHAT IS THE COMMITMENT OF THE ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT IN TERMS OF FUNDING FOR TRAVEL, EQUIPMENT, ETC.? We have unsurpassed support from our athletic department. We normally travel 16-20 guys on our trips and everything is paid for. We also take a winter training trip (San Diego, Fort Lauderdale, Hawaii, Tucson) every year and everything is paid for there as well. There is no cost put on the swimmers and there is NO fundraising. Additionally, we are sponsored by Nike, so every swimmer receives a good supply of Air Force Swimming gear every year. We swim in Nike suits during the season and then compete in Speedo for the Championship meets.  WHAT IS YOUR TEAM'S AVERAGE GPA? Our team’s average GPA this year was 3.0 and usually hovers right around there.  IS THERE ANYTHING ELSE THAT YOU WOULD LIKE TO TELL ME ABOUT YOUR PROGRAM THAT I HAVE FAILED TO ASK ABOUT ABOVE? I just wanted to explain the Academy and how things work. No one here is on an “athletic scholarship.” Everyone receives an appointment and everything is paid for while you are here (room, board, meals, etc). In fact, the students receive a monthly stipend in addition that starts at about $120/month as a freshman and goes up to about $800/month as a senior. All students are undergraduate students. There are 32 different majors that range in many possibilities. The big difference is that when you graduate, you are commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the Air Force. About half (about 500) of the graduates will go off to pilot training. The other half will go off to various other jobs to include additional schooling. Think of an Air Force base as a little community and all the jobs that are required. The Air Force requires doctors, civil engineers, meteorologists, police officers, etc. If you decide not to fly, the service commitment is five years; for flyers, the commitment is 10 years. You can think of that in one of two ways—as a service commitment, or as a guaranteed job that pays you a competitive salary and includes unsurpassed benefits.

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2010-11 SEASON OUTLOOK BENJAMIN GUNN

On the heels of back-to-back second place finishes at the Mountain West Conference championships, the Air Force men’s swimming & diving team looks to connue a strong run of performances as its enters the 2010-11 season. Guided by a deep senior class, and the return of six all-conference honorees across eight individual events and four relay teams, reigning Mountain West Conference Men’s Swimming Coach of the Year Rob Clayton envisions another strong season. Air Force will lean heavily on its senior class, led by Benjamin Gunn, the reigning conference champion and record-holder in the 200 individual medley. Gunn holds four Air Force records (200 IM, 100 fly, 200 fly, 100 back) and was all-Mountain West in three individual events (100 & 200 back, 200 IM) and three relay events (400 free, 200 & 400 medley). In addion to Gunn, senior Robert Dawson is a mulple all-conference honoree earning All-MWC recognion in the 100 free and four relay events (200 & 400 free, 200 & 400 medley). Seniors Tom Hansen and Eric Robinson are also returning all-conference selecons. Hansen was All-MWC and Air Force’s top swimmer in the 400 IM. He has also finished at the top of the conference in both the 500 free and 200 Back. Robinson, who is the Air Force Academy’s top ranked student in terms of academics, was part of the all-conference 200 free squad and will provide valuable leadership this year as the team captain. He will also lead the Falcons in the 200 fly. Josh Hammervold, Air Force’s fih senior, will specialize in the 200 breaststroke and will also look to contribute in the medley events as well. “This senior class has been one of the most producve groups we’ve ever had at the conference championships,” Clayton said. “Each and every one of them have swam in the championship finals at the MWC Championships. They have accomplished incredible things for our swimming program, and we expect great things from them this season.” Air Force’s junior class will be led by Corydon Butler and Cody Deacon. Butler is a distance specialist who earned All-MWC honors and ranks in the Air Force Top-10 in the 500 and 1650 free. Deacon specializes in the breast-

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stroke events, ranking in the Academy Top-10 in both the 100 and 200 breaststroke. Deacon is also a returning AllMWC selecon in the 200 medley relay. Joining Butler and Deacon are fellow juniors Nate Roesler and Cole Smith. Roesler will be called upon to contribute in the 100 and 200 buerfly events and Smith will specialize in the sprint-freestyle events. “The class of 2012 will be crical to our success this season,” Clayton said. “We expect each of them to be MWC finalists in their events.” A large sophomore class, featuring eight swimmers, looks to increase their contribuon in their second year of compeon. Paul Young is coming off a solid freshman campaign that saw him earn all-conference honors in the 200 backstroke. Young, who will also see acon in the 200 IM, already ranks in AFA’s top-10 in the 100 and 200 backstroke events. Anthony Chiaro and Jake Stronko will both swim the freestyle and buerfly events. Ryan Brigman, Jon Jones and Tim Marnelli will see acon in the freestyle events. Mark Hansen, younger brother of senior Tom, will see acon in the the medley and buerfly events. Ma Millikin has the ability to swim the back, fly and free events. Ryan Sig is another versale swimmer that will see acon in the free, fly and medley events. Weston Walker will look to add depth in the buerfly and sprint freestyle events. “We look for our sophomores to take the next step in their development,” Clayton said. “We have some very talented swimmers in the Class of 2013. We’re excited for the great me drops that we expect to see from them this season.” Air Force features five talented freshmen joining the team in 2010-11 and Clayton foresees the group making an immediate impact. Paul Leonhardt will bolster the Falcons in several events, specializing in the medley and butterfly events. Leonhardt will also contribute in all the relay events. Angus MacDonald is another accomplished newcomer that will support the team in several events, with the ability to swim the backstroke, butterfly and sprint freestyle events. Micah Newmann will also be an instant contributor in the buerfly and freestyle events. In addion, Kyle Evans will see acon in the buerfly and Billy Ross in the breaststroke events. “We have an extremely talented freshman class,”

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Clayton said. “Not only will they immediately help us in all our individual events, they will be key addions to our relay teams.” One of Air Force’s team strength’s this year will be its relay teams. Clayton envisions the 800 free relay and 400 medley relay teams could challenge for MWC tles. “Our 800 free has a good chance to be one of the best ever here and challenge for an NCAA spot,” Clayton said. “In addion, we feel our 400 medley relay team will be very strong as well. Our relays should be strong across the board.” The Air Force diving team will consist of five divers that will be looking to replace a pair of standouts in Kyle VanValkenburg and David Arlington, who graduated last year. VanValkenberg was an All-MWC performer in the plaorm and 3-meter springboard events and Arlington was a solid four-year contributor. Senior Nathaniel Gilbert, junior Cheyne Clark, and sophomore Brent White are the three returning members of the diving team. Freshmen Peter Cialkowski and Alexander Pecci join the team and look to add depth. “We are prey young and unproven in the diving events right now,” Clayton said. “We lost a couple solid divers in Kyle and David and we look for some new faces to step up and contribute.” With a nice balance of senior leadership, infused with young, but up-and-coming talent, the Falcons have the ingredients in place for another successful season. The Falcons face another strong non-conference season, highlighted by the Arena Invitaonal in Long Beach, Calif. The Mountain West Conference slate is always compeve with meets against TCU, UNLV, BYU, Utah and Wyoming. The Falcons look to build towards its goal of another strong showing at the Mountain West Conference Championships in February. “This senior class is hungry to cement their legacy as one of our best groups,” Clayton said. “If we maintain our focus and intensity during workouts, we feel we have the pieces in place to have a very successful season.”

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2010-11 ROSTER

Name Ryan Brigman Corydon Butler Anthony Chiaro Peter Cialkowski Robert Dawson Cody Deacon Kyle Evans Nathaniel Gilbert Benjamin Gunn Josh Hammervold Mark Hansen Tom Hansen Jon Jones Paul Leonhardt Angus MacDonald Tim Marnelli Ma Millikin Micah Newmann Alexander Pecci Eric Robinson* Nate Roesler Billy Ross Ryan Sig Cole Smith Jake Stronko Weston Walker Brent White Paul Young

Class So. Jr. So. Fr. Sr. Jr. Fr. Sr. Sr. Sr. So. Sr. So. Fr. Fr. So. So. Fr. Fr. Sr. Jr. Fr. So. Jr. So. So. So. So.

Height 5-9 6-3 6-0 5-10 6-1 5-9 5-5 5-10 6-1 6-2 5-9 6-0 6-3 5-9 6-1 6-6 6-0 5-10 6-1 6-0 6-1 6-0 6-3 6-1 5-11 6-3 5-6 5-11

Events Free Free Free Diving Free Breast/IM Fly Diving Fly/Back/IM Breast/IM IM/Fly Free/Back/IM Free IM/Fly Back/Fly/Sprint Free Back/Fly/Free Fly/Free Diving Free/Fly Fly Breast Free/Fly/IM Free/IM Free/Fly Fly Diving Back/IM

Hometown (High School) Las Vegas, NV/Bishop Gorman Williamsburg, VA/Jamestown Tucson, AZ/Sahuaro Allentown, PA/Salisbury Colorado Springs, CO/Rampart Portland, OR/Lake Oswego Poway, CA/Poway River Falls, WI/River Falls Gainsville, GA/Riverside Military Academy Sugar Land, TX/Hightower Berkeley Heights, NJ/Governor Livingston Berkeley Heights, NJ/Governor Livingston Highlands Ranch, CO/Heritage Plano, TX/Plano Senior Woodbridge, VA/Bishop Ireton Vero Beach, FL/Sebasan River Pisburgh, PA/Carlynton Duncanville, TX/Homeschooled Oviedo, FL/Trinity Prep Lakewood, CO/D’Evelyn Hasngs, MN/Hasngs Pickerington, OH/Pickerington North Ausn, TX/LASA Charloe, NC/Hickory Grove Chrisan Woodbridge, VA/Osbourn Park Arlington, TX/Pantego Loveland, CO/Homeschooled Lakeville, MN/Lakeville North

* Captain Head Coach: Diving Coach: Assistant Coach: Assistant Diving Coach:

Rob Clayton (Wyoming 1991) 13th season Stan Curnow (BYU 1997) - 18th season Capt. Charlie Toth (USAFA 2001) - 4th season Lt. Lauren Bursey (USAFA 2007) - 1st season

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MEET THE FALCONS

ROBERT DAWSON

NATHANIEL GILBERT

SR. • 6-1 • FREE COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO. (RAMPART)

SR. • 5-10 • DIVING RIVER FALLS, WISC. (RIVER FALLS)

2009-10 Highlights: All-MWC in five events; the 100 freestyle, 200 free relay, personal bests 200 medley relay, 400 free relay and 400 20.44 medley relay ... swam the team’s fastest 50 free 44.73 100 free time of 44.73, which is fourth all- 100 free 49.23 time at AFA ... swam the team’s second- 100 fly fastest 50 free time (20.72) ... swam the anchor on the four all-conference relay groups . 2008-09 Highlights: Earned all-conference honors as a member of the 200 medley relay, 400 medley relay and 400 freestyle relay, all of which set new school records … anchored the 400 medley relay team, which placed second with an Academy record time of 3:15.01 … also anchored the 400 free relay and 200 medley relay, which both finished third with marks of 2:58.63 and 1:28.68, respectively … consolation finalist in the 50 free, 100 free and 100 butterfly … won the consolation finals of the 100 fly with a mark of 49.23, which ranks as the sixth-fastest in school history … top times in the 50 free (20.44) and 100 free (45.56) rank sixth and 10th, respectively, in Academy history. 2007-08 Highlights: Consolation finalist in the 50 freestyle at the MWC Championships … held the Falcons’ second-fastest 50 free time for the season. High School: Lettered four years in swimming ... coached by Ron Lockwood … team captain … two-time all-area selection … named an All-American … swam for the Falfins club team, coached by Scott Allen … member of National Honor Society. Personal: Member of cadet squadron 35 ... son of Greg and Monica Dawson … has a sister, Gina … nickname is “Stiffler” … majoring in engineering management … plans to attend pilot training after leaving the Academy … greatest moment in sports was USA’s victory over France in the men’s 400 freestyle relay … favorite food is barbecue … hobby is cars … favorite movie is The Fifth Element … person in history he’d like to meet is his grandma, because “I never had the opportunity” … something not many people know about him is that he has a fear of boats … on his iPod: British punk rock … if he could trade places with one of his teammates for a day, it would be Ben Gunn, “so I could see what it’s like to be the best” … favorite quote: “I shall not waste my days in trying to prolong them.” –Ian Fleming.

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At AFA: Has competed in several dual meets … named to MWC All-Academic personal bests team in 2008, 2009 and 2010 ... scored a 218.33 season-best 218.33 points vs. BYU in the 1m 229.51 1-meter diving ... scored a season-best 3m 143.95 223.13 points vs. Utah in the 3-meter div- Platform ing. High School: Lettered two years in diving ... coached by Roxanne VanDeWater … recorded a pair of top 10 finishes at state championships … also lettered a year in wrestling. Personal: Member of cadet squadron 3 ... son of William and Deanna Gilbert … majoring in electrical engineering … named to superintendent’s list his first semester at the Academy … plans to become a pilot … person in history he’d most like to meet is Vince Lombardi … one noteworthy thing about his hometown is that the Kansas City Chiefs have training camp there … favorite athlete is Brett Favre, because “he is incredibly passionate about doing what he loves” … if he could be on any reality TV show, it would be Survivor … if he could trade places with one of his teammates for a day, it would be Kyle Van Valkenburg, because “he is actually good at what he does” … favorite quote: “Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well-preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and proclaiming—WOW—what a ride!”

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BENJAMIN GUNN

JOSH HAMMERVOLD

SR. • 6-1 • FLY/BACK/IM GAINESVILLE, GA. (RIVERSIDE MILITARY ACADEMY)

SR. • 6-2 • BREAST/IM SUGAR LAND, TEXAS (HIGHTOWER)

2009-10 Highlights: MWC Champion in the 200 individual medley for the second-con- personal bests secutive season, setting a conference and school record with a time of 1:47.22 ... All- 100 free 44.90 MWC in three individual and three relay 200 IM*^ 1:47.22 events ... All-MWC in the 100 back, 200 100 fly* 47.83 back, 200 IM, 400 free relay, 200 medley 200 fly* 1:46.40 relay and 400 medley relay ... swam the 48.64 team’s fastest times in the 100 back (48.64), 100 back* 1:46.28 200 back (1:46.28) and 200 IM ... set a 200 back school record in the 100 back and swam the 400 free relay* 2:58.63 second-fastest 200 back ... swam the lead- 800 free relay* 6:32.32 off leg of the 400 free relay ... anchored the *school record team’s 800 free relay team ... led-off the ^MWC record 200 and 400 medley relay groups. 2008-09 Highlights: Named team MVP … set three individual school records at the MWC Championships (200 IM – 1:47.52, 100 butterfly – 47.83, 200 butterfly – 1:46.40) … won his first conference title in the 200 IM … all-conference performer in both the 100 and 200 butterfly events, finishing sixth and fourth, respectively … posted NCAA ‘B’ standard marks in both the 200 IM and 200 butterfly … also swam on three relays which earned all-conference honors and set new school records … anchored the 800 free relay which finished second with a mark of 6:32.32 … swam the third leg on the 400 medley relay (3:15.01) and the 400 free relay (2:58.63), which placed second and third, respectively … honored as the Air Force Athlete of the Week on March 2. 2007-08 Highlights: Earned all-conference accolades in both the 100 and 200 butterfly, finishing sixth and third, respectively, in the events … mark of 49.11 in the 100 fly ranked fourth in Air Force history, while time of 1:48.14 in the 200 fly was tied for fourth in the Falcons’ record books … also swam on the all-conference 800 free relay team, which placed second … finalist in the 200 backstroke at the MWC Championships, finishing seventh … ranks fifth in Air Force history in the 200 back (1:48.57) and ninth in the 100 back (51.05) … qualified for the 2008 U.S. Olympic Trials, competing in the 100 butterfly. High School: Lettered two years in swimming ... coached by Marc Paglia … eighttime all-state selection … two-time All-American as a senior … swam for the Lanier Aquatics club team, coached by Jim Young … also lettered two years in tennis … member of National Honor Society … class salutatorian. Personal: Member of cadet squadron 30 ... son of Joe and Jo Gunn … has three siblings, Alison, Jerry and Max … nickname is Tanto Sr. ... majoring in foreign area studies … plans to become a pilot … hobbies include whitewater kayaking, guitar and relaxing … favorite food is sushi … favorite movie is Robin Hood: Men in Tights … favorite quote: “My religion is kindness.” -Buddha.

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009-10 Highlights: Swam the team’s fastest 200 breaststroke with a time of personal bests 2:01.13, which is the second-fastest mark 1:52.04 in school history ... swam the team’s third- 200 IM 55.54 fastest 100 breast and fourth-fastest 200 100 breast 200 breast 2:01.13 IM. 2008-09 Highlights: Posted Academy top 10 marks in both the 100 breaststroke and 200 breaststroke … time of 55.54 in the 100 breast is fourth-fastest in school history, while his mark of 2:02.84 in the 200 breast ranks sixth in the Air Force record books … finalist in the 200 breast at the MWC Championships, finishing eighth … won the consolation finals of the 100 breaststroke. 2007-08 Highlights: Posted the team’s third-fastest time on the season in the 200 breaststroke and 200 and 400 IM events … named to MWC AllAcademic team. High School: Lettered three years in swimming … coached by Jeff Bonser … state champion in the 100 breaststroke in 2007 … competed for the Sienna Plantation Aquatics club team, coached by Bill Bailey … named the Outstanding Engineering Computer Design Student … earned the Academic Excellence award for four years. Personal: Member of cadet squadron 32 ... son of Jerry and Sue Hammervold … has a sister, Christina … majoring in computer engineering … favorite movie is Shawshank Redemption … favorite food is orange chicken … enjoys rock climbing, going to the beach, playing Xbox and watching movies … favorite athlete is Tom Wilkins, because “he went from a noname swimmer to the Olympics” … club coach Bill Bailey has had the biggest influence on his sports career.

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TOM HANSEN

ERIC ROBINSON

SR. • 6-0 • FREE/BACK/IM BERKELEY HEIGHTS, N.J. (GOVERNOR LIVINGSTON)

SR. • 6-0 • FREE/FLY LAKEWOOD, COLO. (D’EVE;LYN)

2009-10 Highlights: All-MWC in the 400 individual medley with a time of 3:58.15, personal bests which is eighth-fastest mark in school his1:39.48 tory ... swam the teams’ third-fastest 500 200 free 4:26.70 free and 200 back. 2008-09 Highlights: 500 free 9:29.80 Earned all-conference honors in the 500 1000 free 1:48.49 freestyle and the 200 backstroke, finish- 200 back 3:58.15 ing fifth and sixth, respectively … now 400 IM holds the fourth-fastest time in Academy history in the 500 free (4:26.70) and fifth-fastest mark in the 200 back (1:48.49) … also swam the lead-off leg on the school-record-setting 800 freestyle relay team (6:32.32) which placed second to earn all-conference honors … his time of 1:39.47 on that lead-off leg is the seventh-fastest 200 free mark in school history … also ranks in the Falcons’ top 10 in the 1000 free (seventh, 9:29.80) and 1650 free (ninth, 15:46.60) … named to the MWC academic all-conference team. 2007-08 Highlights: Reached the finals in the 500 freestyle at the MWC Championships, finishing eighth … also finished 12th in the 1650 free … posted the Falcons’ second-fastest times of the season in the 500, 1000 and 1650 free events … moved into the Academy’s record books in the 500 and 1650 free, ranking sixth and 10th, respectively … named to the MWC All-Academic team. High School: Swam for the Berkeley Aquatic Club … coached by Jim Wood … three-time USA Swimming Scholastic All-American … received the N.J. Swimming High Point Award in 2006 … member of National Honor Society and French Honor Society … received a National Merit letter of commendation. Personal: Member of cadet squadron 26 ... son of Paul and Theresa Hansen … has four siblings, Laura, Kate, Mark and Julie … father, Paul, graduated from the Coast Guard Academy in 1981 ... sister, Laura, is a 2005 graduate of the Air Force Academy … younger brother, Mark, is a freshman on the Academy swim team … hobbies include sports, reading, music and relaxing … favorite food is his mom’s homemade stuffing … favorite movie is Citizen Kane … person in history he’d most like to meet is Jesus Christ … most noteworthy things about his hometown are the pizzerias … pre-race ritual is to wait to put his goggles on until the last possible opportunity … on his iPod: alternative rock, classic rock, jazz and Christian music … favorite athlete is Sean O’Keefe … favorite quote: “The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.” –G.K. Chesterton.

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2010-11: Team captain. 2009-10 Highlights: Swam third-leg of MWC All-Con- personal bests ference 200 free relay group ... swam the team’s second-fastest 200 butterfly, third- 100 free 46.89 fastest 200 IM and fourth-fastest 200 free 200 free 1:38.98 times ... named to the MWC All-Academic 500 free 4:31.87 team, as well as an MWC Scholar-Athlete 200 fly 1:49.51 … second-team CoSIDA/ESPN the Maga200 IM 1:51.58 zine Academic All-American .. a first-team selection to the CoSIDA/ESPN the Magazine Academic All-District team. 2008-09 Highlights: Earned all-conference honors as a member of the 800 free relay which finished second with a school-record (and NCAA ‘B’ standard) mark of 6:32.32 … conference finalist in the 200 freestyle, placing eighth … won the consolation finals of the 200 butterfly … also advanced to the consolation finals of the 500 free … owns the fifth-fastest time in school history in the 200 free (1:38.98) … also ranks eighth in Air Force history in the 200 butterfly (1:49.51) … named to the MWC All-Academic team, as well as an MWC Scholar-Athlete … a first-team selection to the CoSIDA/ESPN the Magazine Academic All-District team … also named an honorable mention CSCAA Scholar All-American. 2007-08 Highlights: Consolation finalist in the 200 freestyle and 200 butterfly at the MWC Championships … named to the MWC All-Academic team … also named an MWC Scholar-Athlete. High School: Lettered four years in swimming ... coached by Josh Griffin … four-time team MVP … second-team all-conference as a sophomore … two-time first-team all-conference … all-state and All-America as a senior … set league record in 500 freestyle in senior season … competed for the North Jeffco club team, coached by Brett Stoyell … member of National Honor Society and Mu Alpha Theta … class valedictorian. Personal: Member of cadet squadron 5 ... son of John Robinson and Susan Smith … has a sister, Kimberly … major is mathematics ... spent summer working on the Space Situational Awareness program at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, in addition to flying planes ... plans to attend pilot training after leaving the Academy … hobbies include hiking and camping … favorite movie is The Dark Knight … something not many people know about him is that he used to skateboard … favorite athlete is John Elway, because “he is amazing and won two Super Bowls for the Broncos” … the biggest influence on his sports career has been his teammates here, because “I am constantly reminded that we are all friends working toward the same goal” … favorite quote: “Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; you are mine” –Isaiah 43:1.

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CORYDON BUTLER

CODY DEACON

JR. • 6-3 • DISTANCE FREE WILLIAMSBURG, VA. (JAMESTOWN)

JR. • 5-9 • BREAST/IM PORTLAND, ORE. (LAKE OSWEGO)

2009-10 Highlights: All-MWC in the 500 and 1650 freestyle ... cracked the Air personal bests Force top 10 in the 500 and 1650 free 1:39.20 events....swams the team’s fastest 1650 200 free 4:29.46 free time of 15:31.09, which is the fifth- 500 free 9:26.12 fastest in school history ... swam second- 1000 free 15:31.09 fastest 500 free time on the season 1650 free 4:06.02 (4:29.46), which is the seventh-fastest at 400 IM AFA ... also swam the second-fastest 1000 free (9:26.61 split in 1650) on the season, which is fifth-fastest in school history...swam the second-fastest 200 free time (1:39.20) on the season, which is sixth all-time at AFA. 2008-09 Highlights: One of the Falcons’ top distance swimmers … posted the team’s second-fastest time in both the 1000 free and 1650 free … finished seventh at the MWC Championships in the 1650 free, while advancing to the consolation finals in the 500 free … won the consolation finals in the 400 IM … ranks fifth in the Academy record books in the 1000 free and 1650 free with marks of 9:26.12 and 15:34.14, respectively … also holds the seventh-fastest time in Air Force history in the 500 free (4:30.50). High School: Lettered two years in swimming ... coached by Molly Sandling and Matt Dryden … swam for the Williamsburg Aquatic Club, coached by Harold Baker. Personal: Member of cadet squadron 39 ... son of Cory and Allison Butler … has three siblings, Cameron, Dane and Mason … major is systems engineering management ... nickname is Bleu ... plans to become a pilot … hobbies include fishing and sailing … favorite food is fettucine alfredo with chicken … favorite athlete is Brett Favre, because “he reigns supreme in the football world” … most noteworthy things about his hometown (Williamsburg, Va.) are Jamestown 1607 and the “757 athletes” … if he could trade places with any of his teammates for a day, it would be any retired swimmer that madeit all four years … pre-race ritual is to stretch and listen to some relaxing music … favorite quote: “Rule number 76: No excuses, play like a champion.”

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2009-10 Highlights: Swam the second-leg of all-conference 200 medley realy team personal bests ... swam team’s second-fastest 100 breas55.96 troke and third-fastest 200 breast times ... 100 breast 2:03.72 clocked a 55.76 mark in the 100 breast at 200 breast 1:58.15 MWC Championships, for the seventh- 200 IM fastest time in school history ... clocked a 2:03.72 in the 200 breast at MWC Championships, for the eighth-fastest mark in school history ... also swam the medley events in several meets ... named to the MWC All-Academic team … also named an MWC ScholarAthlete. 2008-09 Highlights: Consolation finalist in the 100 breaststroke at the Mountain West Conference Championships … ranks sixth in the Air Force record books in the 100 breaststroke with a time of 56.05 … named to the MWC All-Academic team … also named an MWC Scholar-Athlete. High School: Lettered four years in swimming for coach Don King ... team captain in junior and senior seasons … four-time state finalist … All-American in the 100 breaststroke as a senior … Academic All-American in senior year … four-year member of National Honor Society … also swam for Tualatin Hills Swim Club, coached by Linck Bergen. Personal: Member of cadet squadron 34 ... son of Gregg and Shauna Deacon … has one brother, DJ … major is aeronautical engineering … plans to become a pilot … nickname is peanut ... hobbies include SCUBA, skydiving, snowboarding and traveling … greatest moment in sports was Jason Lezak finishing the 400 free relay in Beijing … favorite movie is anything with Bruce Willis or Angelina Jolie ... biggest influence on his career have been his parents, because “they allowed me to participate in any sport I wanted and always provided positive motivation” … credits Eric Robinson as having biggest influence on his sports career because, “he showed me how to jet JACK3D!” … if he could be on any reality TV show, it would be Jersey Shore, because “those are my bros” … if he could trade places with a teammate for a day it would be 6-foot-6 Tim Martinelli because, “he can see so much more of the world from up there.”

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NATE ROESLER

COLE SMITH

JR. • 6-1 • FLY HASTINGS, MINN. (HASTINGS)

JR. • 6-1 • FREE CHARLOTTE, N.C. (HICKORY GROVE CHRISTIAN)

2009-10 Highlights: Swam the team’s fourth-fastest 100 butterfly with a time of personal bests 49.61 ... swam the team’s sixth-fastest 49.61 200 fly with a time of 1:54.15 ... also 100 fly 1:55.14 swam the 50 and 100 free and 100 back in 200 fly meets ... consolation champion in the 100 fly at the MWC Championships. 2008-09 Highlights: Competed in several dual meets throughout the season. High School: Lettered six years in swimming for coach Jerry Rupp ... twotime All-American in the 100 butterfly … three-time all-state honoree … five-time all-conference performer … holds school record in 100 fly and 200 medley relay … team captain in junior and senior seasons … named to academic honor roll all four years of high school … member of National Honor Society … also swam for the Black Dog club team, coached by Rocky O’Neill. Personal: Member of cadet squadron 4 ... son of Mark and Laura Roesler … has three siblings, Carl, Leah and Telma … sister, Leah, is a freshman swimmer at Wyoming ... majoring in political science … hobbies include Bubble Shooter and Bubble Spinner … favorite movie is Slumdog Millionaire … most noteworthy thing about his hometown is that it used to have a spiral bridge … favorite athlete is Kirby Puckett … pre-race ritual is putting on his goggles … favorite quote: “I love the smell of napalm in the morning. It’s the smell of victory.” –Apocalypse Now.

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2009-10 Highlights: Swam team’s fourthfastest 50-freestyle with a time of 21.66 personal bests ... 100 free time of 47.64 was sixth-fastest 21.66 on team ... also swam the 200 and 500 50 free 100 free 47.64 free events. 1:43.10 2008-09 Highlights: Advanced to the con- 200 free solation finals of the 400 IM at the MWC Championships … also competed in the 500 free and 200 butterfly at the conference championships. High School: Lettered four years in swimming for coach David Haynes ... state champion in the 200 and 500 freestyle events as a senior … also swam for the Mecklenburg Aquatic Club, coached by David Marsh, Thad Schultz and Kathy McKee … class president freshman through junior years … student body president as a senior … Eagle Scout. Personal: Full name is Warren Cole Smith … member of cadet squadron 8 ... son of Warren and Anna Marie Smith … has three siblings, Brittany, Walker and Morgan … major is English ... aspires to become an astronaut ... nickname is “Gerber” for his baby face ... favorite movie is Mega Shark vs Giant Octopus … if he could be on any reality TV show, it would be Jersey Shore so, “I could fist pump all night long with the Situation” ... has played the piano for 11 years and guitar and drums for five years … on his iPod: Conway Twitty and Roy Orbison ... person in history he’s like to meet is Chris Farley.

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RYAN BRIGMAN

ANTHONY CHIARO

SO. • 5-9 • DISTANCE FREE LAS VEGAS, NEV. (BISHOP GORMAN)

SO. • 6-0 • FREE/FLY TUCSON, ARIZ. (SAHUARO)

2009-10 Highlights: Competed in several dual meets throughout the season ... spe- personal bests cialties are the 500, 1000 and 1650 4:45.07 freestyle events ... also swam the 200 but- 500 free 9:51.81 terfly and the 200 and 400 individual 1000 free 1650 free 16:26.03 medley events last season. High School: Lettered four years in swimming for coach Ron Aitken … All-American in the 500 freestyle … regional champion in the 500 free ... four-time state qualifier in the 200 and 500 free ... also swam for the Boulder City Henderson club team, coached by Mike Polk … member of National Honor Society … Scholastic All-American. Personal: Member of cadet squadron 33 ... son of Michael and Nadine Brigman … has two siblings, Taylor and Kyleigh … major is foreign area studies with a minor in German ... plans to become a pilot … nickname is bleeps ... hobbies include Xbox, TV and anything outdoors … favorite food is steak … favorite movie is Inception … most notable thing about his hometown is The Strip … person in history he’d like to meet is Theodore Roosevelt … biggest influence on his sports career has been his mother ... if he could be on any reality TV show, it would be Pawn Stars ... favorite quote is: “If you’re not first, you’re last.” Ricky Bobby.

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2009-10 Highlights: Ranked in the team’s top five in the 50 & 100 freestyle and 100 personal bests & 200 butterfly events ... best times were 21.89 21.89 in the 50 free, 47.63 in the 100 free, 50 free 47.63 50.77 in the 100 fly and 1:53.87 in the 200 100 free 200 free 1:44.06 fly. 50.77 High School: Lettered four years in swim- 100 fly 1:53.87 ming for coach Lou Sassi … state cham- 200 fly pion in the 500 freestyle in 2007 … state champion in the 200 free in 2008 … three-time All-American ... broke the 400 free national age group record at 2:58.33 … also swam for the Tucson Ford club team, coached by Roric Fink … member of National Honor Society … three-time USA Swimming Academic All-American. Personal: Member of cadet squadron 30 ... son of Ken Chiaro and Donna Drilling … has an older sister, Celeste … major is management ... career plans are to become a pilot ... nickname is cheese ... favorite foods are pizza and wings … favorite movie is Zoolander … hobbies are bro-ing out, shooting and hanging out with friends ... person in history he’d like to meet is Billy Mays … something not many people know about him is that he wishes he was a professional badminton player … favorite athlete is T.J. Tollakson, a “great triathlete, friend, and the hardest worker I’ve had the chance to train with.” ... credits his club coach Roric Fink as having the biggest influence on his sports career ... if he could be on any reality TV show, it would be Jersey Shore.

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MARK HANSEN

JON JONES

SO. • 5-9 • IM/FLY BERKELEY HEIGHTS, N.J. (GOVERNOR LIVINGSTON)

SO. • 6-3 • DISTANCE FREE HIGHLANDS RANCH, COLO. (HERITAGE)

2009-10 Highlights: Ranked in team’s top five in the 200 freestyle, 200 butterfly and personal bests 200 and 400 individual medley events ... 1:00.06 time of 1:52.48 in the 200 IM was third- 100 breast 1:52.48 fastest on team ... time of 4:02.22 in 400 200 fly 1:53.50 IM was also third-fastest on team ... 200 IM 4:02.22 recorded both top times in the IM events 400 IM in the MWC Championship finals. High School: Swam for the Berkeley Aquatic Club, coached by Jim Wood … New Jersey Junior Olympics champion in the 200 IM in 2009 … member of Mu Alpha Theta. Personal: Member of cadet squadron 23 ... son of Paul and Theresa Hansen … has four siblings, Laura, Kate, Tom and Julie … older brother, Tom, is also a member of the Air Force swim team … major is military history ... plans to become a pilot … hobbies are camping, hiking, watching movies, anime, comics and video games ... favorite food is pulled pork … favorite movie is Gladiator … person in history he’d like to meet is George Washington … favorite athlete is Manchester United defender Nemanya Vidic … pre-meet ritual is to listen to Arctic Monkeys … his iPod includes Muse, Metallica, Arctic Monkeys and British rock …credits high school club coach Jim Wood as having the biggest influence on his sports career ... favorite quote: “Death is nothing. But to live defeated and inglorious is to die daily.” – Napoleon Bonaparte.

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2009-10 Highlights: Ranked in the team’s top five in the 200, 500, 100 and 1650 personal bests freestyle events ... time of 1:39.27 in the 1:39.27 200 free is the seventh-fastest in school 200 free 4:36.74 history ... swam the third-leg of team’s 500 free 9:45.36 fastest 800 free relay group, which 1000 free 1650 free 16:35.87 clocked a time of 6:45.11. High School: Lettered four years in swimming for coaches Bob Schlegel and Tom Bynek … six-time All-American … school record-holder … Junior Nationals qualifier … also swam for the ACES club team, coached by Eric Craven. Personal: Member of cadet squadron 23 ... son of Robert and Marcia Jones … has a sister, Sharayah … attended the Academy Prep School … greatest moment in sports was winning the 400 free relay at states … hobbies include hunting, climbing 14ers and biking … favorite movie is Fight Club … person in history he’d like to meet is Lance Armstrong … biggest influence on his sports career has been his parents.

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TIM MARTINELLI

MATT MILLIKIN

SO. • 6-6 • SPRINT FREE VERO BEACH, FLA. (SEBASTIAN RIVER)

SO. • 6-0 • BACK/FLY PITTSBURGH, PA. (CARLYNTON)

2009-10 Highlights: Competed in several dual meets throughout the season ... spe- personal bests cialiazes in the 50, 100 and 200 freestyle 50 free 22.25 events. 48.23 High School: Lettered four years in swim- 100 free 1:45.44 ming for coach Scott Barlow … two-year 200 free team captain … All-American in the 100 and 200 freestyle … also swam for Treasure Coast Swimming, also coached by Scott Barlow … named Treasure Coast Swimmer of the Year … team coMVP … finished third at the state championships in the 100 and 200 free. Personal: Member of cadet squadron 6 ... son of Frank and Joan Martinelli … has five sisters, Melissa, Melanie, Micaela, Marina and Mia … plans to major in aerospace engineering and become a pilot … hobbies include eating, movies, playing sports and swimming … favorite movie is Dodgeball … biggest influence on his sports career has been his dad … pre-race rituals are to listen to music and stretch … favorite quotes: “If winning isn’t everything, why do they keep score?” and “Never take life too seriously, no one gets out alive anyway.”

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2009-10 Highlights: Swam the team’s third-fastest 100 backstroke (52.08) and personal bests fourth-fastest 200 back (1:53.70) ... also 100 back 52.08 swam the 100 fly. 1:53.70 High School: Lettered four years in swim- 200 back 53.17 ming for coach Mike Schneiderlochner … 100 fly two-time All-American (in the butterfly and backstroke) … WPIAL record-holder … three-time WPIAL champion … four-time all-state honors recipient … academic All-American … member of National Honor Society. Personal: Member of cadet squadron 4 ... son of Sam and Diane Millikin … has a younger sister, Danielle … major is mechanical engineering ... hobbies include watching the Pittsburgh Steelers and Penguins and sleeping … favorite movie is Inglourious Bastards … person in history he’d like to meet is Chuck Yeager … biggest influence on his sports career has been his dad because “he was my second coach and always went the extra mile for me” … pre-race rituals are stretching, listening to music and visualizing … listens to classic and modern rock on his Zune … if he could trade places with one of his teammates for a day, it would be Robert Dawson because, “Who doesn’t want to be a sprinter? Can’t beat those workouts.” ... favorite quote is: “Never doubt in the dark, what you knew in the light.”

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RYAN SITTIG

JAKE STRONKO

SO. • 6-3 • FREE/IM AUSTIN, TEXAS (LASA)

SO. • 5-11 • FREE/FLY WOODBRIDGE, VA. (OSBOURN PARK)

2009-10 Highlights: Competed in several dual meets throughout the season ... spe- personal bests cialiazes in the 500, 1000 and 1650 4:52.45 freestyle events.... also swam the 200 500 free 1000 free 10:09.80 back and 200 & 400 medley events. 16:51.96 High School: Lettered four years in swim- 1650 free 4:17.09 ming for coach Lee Willing … state cham- 400 IM pion in the 500 freestyle … three-time NISCA All-American … lettered in baseball one year … also swam for the Longhorn Aquatics Club, coached by Doug Rusk … member of the National Honor Society. Personal: Member of cadet squadron 35 ... son of Loren and Maureen Sittig … major is biochemistry ... aspires to become a doctor or pilot … nicknames is patches ... on the commandant’s list both semesters as a freshman ... hobbies include shooting, US History and boating … favorite food is fajitas … favorite movie is Master and Commander … person in history he’d like to meet is Gen. Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson … biggest influence on his sports career has been his father … favorite athlete is Vince Young … if he could be on any reality TV show, it would be The Deadliest Catch … on his iPod: Alan Jackson, Kevin Fowler, George Strait, Wiz Khalifa and Lil’ Wayne … Favorite quote is: “To be prepared for war is one of the most effective means of preserving peace.” -George Washington.

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2009-10 Highlights: Competed in several dual meets throughout the season ... spe- personal bests cialiazes in the 100, 200 and 500 freestyle 1:43.65 events.... also swam the 100 and 200 200 free 500 free 4:55.43 backstroke events. 53.03 High School: Lettered four years in swim- 100 fly 1:56.45 ming for coach Kate Thomas … All-Ameri- 200 fly can in the 200 freestyle … three-time all-area first team … All-Metro honorable mention selection in 2009 … also swam for the QDD Swim Team, coached by Rick Benner … graduated summa cum laude. Personal: Member of cadet squadron 15 ... son of Gary and Lesli Stronko … has two siblings, Sam and Kylie … major is foreign area studies … aspires to work for the office of special investigations or become a diplomat ... nickname is Dolce ... hobbies include traveling, foreign language and trying new things … favorite foods are Italian, Mexican, sushi and Pad Thai … favorite movie is The Godfather and Get Him to the Greek … credits his mother has having the biggest influence on his sports career … favorite athlete is Casey Converse, because “he’s a swimming legend” … on his iPod: anything that makes you want to fist bump like you’re on Jersey Shore.

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WESTON WALKER

BRENT WHITE

SO. • 6-3 • FREE/FLY ARLINGTON, TEXAS (PANTEGO)

SO. • 5-6 • DIVING LOVELAND, COLO. (HOMESCHOOLED)

2009-10 Highlights: Competed in several dual meets throughout the season ... spe- personal bests cialiazes in the sprint freestyle events. 22.15 High School: Lettered four years in swim- 50 free 48.39 ming for coach Ron Forrest … state 5A 100 free 54.24 qualifier as a junior … Tapps Division III 100 fly state champion and record holder … swam for the Fort Worth Area Swim Team (FAST). Personal: Member of cadet squadron 21 ... son of Randall and Kendra Walker … has a sister, Keilah … major is systems engineering management ... aspires to become a pilot ... nickname is Goober ... earned his jump wings this past summer ... also on the commandant’s and athletics list ... favorite food is pizza … favorite movie is For A Few Dollars More … hobbies are outdoors stuff, hiking, running and frisbee ... favorite athlete and person’ who’s had the biggest influence on his sports career is Dana Vollmer ... if he could be on any reality TV show, it would be Dog the Bounty Hunter ... on his iPod: Country, the good Texas stuff ... favorite quote: “I can’t take you seriously with a Crystal Light in your hand.”

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2009-10 Highlights: Competed in all three-diving events ... had a career-high personal bests 249.60 points in the 1-meter springboard 249.60 against BYU ... had a career-high 223.13 1m 223.13 points in the 3-meter springboard against 3m 175.15 Utah ... had a career-high 175.15 points in Platform the platform dive at the AF Diving Invitational ... Mountain West Conference all-academic. High School: Lettered three years in diving for coaches Amon McCrary and Randy Huff at Thompson Valley High School … placed 13th in the state 4A meet as a sophomore, sixth as a junior and third as a senior … lettered one year in soccer and one year in basketball … also competed for Fort Collins Dive Club, coached by Kevin Witt … named to President’s List at Front Range Community College in Fort Collins in spring 2008 … member of National Honor Society. Personal: Member of cadet squadron 38 ... son of John and Sharlane White … has a younger sister, Kirsten … would like to become a pilot … hobbies include ultimate Frisbee, climbing, rappelling, skiing, catching reptiles and amphibians, hiking, paintball and playing guitar … most noteworthy thing about his hometown is that it holds the second-largest community of artists in the nation … things most people don’t know about him is that he has rappelled into an occupied eagle’s nest, lassoed a wild iguana and been to most of the continental United States.

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PAUL YOUNG

PETER CIALKOWSKI

SO. • 5-11 • BACK/IM LAKEVILLE, MINN. (LAKEVILLE NORTH)

FR. • 5-10 • DIVING ALLENTON, PA. (SALISBURY)

2009-10 Highlights: All-Mountain West Conference in the 200 backstroke ... personal bests clocked a time of 1:48.05 in the 200 back 50.97 at the MWC Championships for the sixth- 100 back 1:48.05 fastest time in school history ... also swam 200 back 53.08 the team’s second-fastest 100 back time 100 fly 1:55.77 of the season (50.97), which is the ninth- 200 IM fastest in school history ... also swam the 100 free, 100 breast, 100 fly and 200 IM in meets last season ... MWC allacademic. High School: Lettered two years in swimming for coach Dan Schneider … state champion in the 100 backstroke … qualified for the Olympic Trials … swam for the Black Dog club team, coached by Alfred O’Neill … graduated summa cum laude. Personal: Member of cadet squadron 33 ... son of Paul and Ruth Young … has two siblings, Christen and Ryan … major is biology ... hobbies include hunting, coin collecting and farming … favorite movie is The Patriot … person in history he’d like to meet is Albert Einstein … favorite athlete is Lenny Krayzelburg, because “he was a backstroke god” … if he could be on any reality TV show, it would be Wipeout … if he could trade places with any of his teammates for a day, it would be Sean O’Keefe, because “he is my idol.”

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HIGH SCHOOL (Salisbury): Lettered four years in diving ... two-time NISCA All-American ... two-time all-state ... four-time PIAA District 11 medalist ... finished fourth in states as a senior ... helped lead Salisbury to district runner-up finish... high school diving coach was Amy Simpson ... also dove for Parkland Aquatic Club and was coached by Cary Lehman ... National Honors Society member. PERSONAL: Member of cadet squadron 20 ... has two siblings, Matt and Katie ... hobbies are playing frisbee and listening to music ... favorite movie is Caddyshack ... most noteworthy thing about his town is that its the one Billy Joel sang about ... credits his father as having the biggest influence on his sports career ... favorite athlete is Phil Mickelson ... if he could trade places with a teammate for one day it would be Nate Gilbert because, “he’s a firstie” ... son of Edward and Mary Cialkowski.

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KYLE EVANS

PAUL LEONHARDT

FR. • 5-5 • FLY POWAY, CALIF. (POWAY)

FR. • 5-9 • IM/FLY PLANO, TEXAS (PLANO SENIOR)

HIGH SCHOOL (Poway): Lettered four years in swimming ... three-time All- personal bests American ... set three school records ... 51.50 first-team all-league, first-team all-CIF and 100 fly 1:53.12 first-team All-North County ...junior na- 200 fly 1:56.23 tionals qualifier ... junior Olympic Cham- 200 IM pion ... helped lead Poway to three league titles and three CIF runner-up finishes ... high school swimming coach was Tim Fuller ... also swam for North Coast Aquatics, coached by Jeff Pease ... National Honors Society member ... AP Scholar with Distinction ... CSF recipient ... scholastic All-American ... first-team academic All-CIF.

HIGH SCHOOL (Plano Senior): Lettered four years in swimming ... three-time AllAmerican in 100 butterfly, 100 and 200 freestyle ... Texas State Champion in the 100 fly ... on the Texas state record-setting 400 free relay team ... National relay record holder ... Junior nationals runner up ... also swam at the National select camp ... high school swimming coach was Philip Wiggins.

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20.50 44.53 1:36.87 48.38 1:47.68 1:49.86 1:49.82

PERSONAL: Member of cadet squadron 37 ... has two siblings, Melissa and Joshua ... loves history and his German heritage ... favorite sport is soccer and follows the German national team ... son of Michael Leonhardt.

PERSONAL: Member of cadet squadron 27 ... has one sister, Breanne ... nickname is Tanto ... hobbies are surfing, skim boarding, and running to class carrying a backpack in the left hand ... favorite foods are In-N-Out burgers, fries, and shakes ... something not many people know about him is that he got to ride Shamu at Sea World once ... most noteworthy thing about his hometown is that Blink-182 went to his high school and several San Diego Chargers live there ... If he could trade places with one of his teammates for day, it would it be Micah “T.” Newmann because of his sick dance moves ... favorite quote is: “Push your competitor to the point where HE HAS TO GIVE UP” –Alberto Salazar, marathon runner ... son of son of David and Margie Evans.

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ANGUS MACDONALD

MICAH NEWMANN

FR. • 6-1 • BACK/FLY/FREE WOODBRIGE, VA. (BISHOP IRETON)

FR. • 5-10 • FLY/FREE DUNCANVILLE, TEXAS (HOMESCHOOLED)

HIGH SCHOOL (Bishop Ireton): Lettered four years in swimming and two years in personal bests water polo ... All-American in 100 back20.94 stroke ... All-American consideration in 50 free 50.15 the 50, 100 and 200 free and 100 fly ... 100 fly 50.41 Virginia Independent Schools State Cham- 200 back 1:51.03 pion in the 100 back ... four-time all-state 200 back ... two-time all-league ... school record holder in the 100 and 200 free, 100 fly and 100 back ... two-time team captain ... two-time team captain in water polo ... school single-season record holder with 55 goals in water polo ... was on the first-ever water polo team at Biship Ironton ... high school swimming coach was John Gullickson ... also swam club for Occoquan Swimming Inc., coached by Aaron Dean.

Prior to AFA: Swam for South West Aquatics of Texas (SWAT) junior national team ... MVP and team captain ... was the high point swimmer for Team North Texas at the 2009 Southern Zones championships ... swimming coach was Jason Chagnon ... National Honor Society member.

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PERSONAL: Member of cadet squadron 13 ... has three siblings, Scott, Jordan and Noah ... brother, Scott, swam at Texas A&M from 2002-06 and earned All-American honors ... also attended Cedar Valley College ... hobbies are video games, movies with his family, golf with his dad and swimming ... credits brother, Scott, as having biggest influence on his sports career ... favorite athlete is Jason Lezak ... son of Scott and Lori Newmann.

PERSONAL: Member of cadet squadron 9 ... has four siblings, Alexis, Nikki, Jackie and Alexander ... favorite movie is Dirty Harry ... something most people don’t know about him is that he is sarcastic all the time ... person in history he’d like to meet is Tom Brady ... favorite athlete is Usain Bolt ... son of Angus and Gail MacDonald ... favorite quote: “Never take life too seriously. Nobody gets out alive anyway.” -Anonymous.

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ALEX PECCI

BILLY ROSS

FR. • 6-1 • DIVING OVIDEO, FLA. (TRINITY PREP)

FR. • 6-0 • BREAST PICKERINGTON, OHIO (PICKERINGTON NORTH)

HIGH SCHOOL (Trinity Prep - Winter Park, FL): Lettered four years in diving ... finished third in state on the 1-meter springboard as a senior ... dove for back-to-back state champion The Bolles School in Jacksonville, FL, as a freshman and sophomore ... diving MVP as a senior ... set school 1-meter diving record ... high school diving coach was Katie Adams ... also dove for team Orlando and was coached by Jay Lewer ... National Honors Society member.

HIGH SCHOOL (Pickerington North): Lettered four years in swimming ... first-team personal bests All-American ... USA Swimming All-Amer21.45 ican ... four-time state finalist ... holds sev- 50 free 57.80 eral school swimming records ... team 100 breast 2:11.49 captain ... district champion ... academic 200 breast All-American ... high school swim coach was Eric McFerin ... also swam for New Albany Aquatics Club, coached by Brad Burget.

PERSONAL: Member of cadet squadron 33 ... has four siblings, Shayna, Brooke, Taylor and Skye ... hobbies are playing outdoors, hiking and tumbling ... favorite movie is Empire Records ... credits his mother as having the biggest influence on his sports career ... most notable thing about his hometown is that Disney and Universal Studios are located there ... if he could trade places with a teammate for one day it would be Nate Gilbert because, “he’s a senior and I’m a doolie” ... favorite quote is: “Don't cry because it's over. Smile because it happened.” -Dr. Seuss ... son of Alexander and Leslie Pecci.

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PERSONAL: Member of cadet squadron 6 ... nickname is Bill ... has three siblings, Jimmy, Durkin, and Wyatt ... hobbies are fly fishing, hiking and chillin out with the guys ... favorite movie is Star Trek ... credits his mom as having the biggest influence on his sports career ... favorite athlete is Ryan Lochte ... son of Donald and Lisa Ross ... favorite quote: “50 years from now, when you look back at your life, don't you want to say you had the guts to get in the car?” -Sam Whitwiky

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2009-10 SEASON REVIEW Date 10/16-17 10/23 10/30 11/6-7 11/19-21 11/20-22 1/2 1/9 1/16 1/21 1/23 1/29-30 2/6 2/24-27

Opponent Pacific Invitational+ TCU* Mesa State Trojan Diving Invitational% Toshiba Classic+ Wildcat Diving Invitational% Florida International Relays+ Denver UNLV* BYU* Utah* Air Force Diving Invitational% Wyoming* MWC Championships

Results (3-4 overall, 2-3 MWC/2nd) 3rd/567 pts. L, 125-169 W, 162-95 NTS 3rd/908 pts. NTS 1st/154 pts. L, 97-129 L, 129-164 W, 163-132 W, 157-143 NTS L, 133-167 2nd/600.5 pts.

SEASON IN REVIEW: The 2009-10 Air Force men’s swimming and diving team put together a solid season, compiling a 3-4 dual record and 2-3 mark in the MWC, which included the first win over rival BYU during head coach Rob Clayton’s tenure. However, the highlight came at the Mountain West Conference Championships, as the Falcons finished second for the second-straight season. Junior Benjamin Gunn defended his title in the 200 IM with a schooland league-record time, while 12 different Falcons turned in a total of 20 all-conference performances (16 individual, four relays). In addition, head coach Rob Clayton was named the Mountain West Conference Men’s Swimming Coach of the Year.

HONORS AND AWARDS: MWC CHAMPION: • Benjamin Gunn (200 IM) ALL-MWC: • Corydon Butler (500/1650 free) • Robert Dawson (100 free) • Greg Edmonds (100 breast) • Benjamin Gunn (200 IM, 100/200 back) • Tom Hansen (400 IM) • Chris Morin (100 fly) • Sean O’Keefe (200/500/1650 free) • Kyle Van Valkenburg (3-meter dive, platform dive) • J.H. Vivadelli (200 fly) • Paul Young (200 back) • 200 free relay (Morin, O’Keefe, Robinson, Dawson) • 400 free relay (Gunn, O’Keefe, Morin, Dawson) • 200 medley relay (Gunn, Deacon, Morin, Dawson) • 400 medley relay (Gunn, Edmonds, Morin, Dawson) MWC COACH OF THE YEAR: Rob Clayton MWC SENIOR RECONGITION AWARD: Kyle Van Valkenburg

2009-10 Air Force men’s swimming highlights: • Benjamin Gunn set school records in the 200 IM and 100 back and posted Air Force top10 marks in the 200 back second and 100 free fifth • Chris Morin posted Air Force top10 marks in the 200 IM fifth, 100 free eighth and 50 free ninth • Greg Edmonds posted Air Force top 10 marks in the 200 breast third and 100 breast fifth • Corydon Butler posted Air Force top10 marks in the 1650 free fifth and 500 free seventh • Paul Young posted Air Force top10 marks in the 200 back sixth and 100 back ninth • Cody Deacon posted Air Force top10 marks in the 100 breast seventh and 200 breast eighth • Josh Hammervold posted an Air Force top-10 mark in the 200 breast (second) • Robert Dawson posted an Air Force top-10 mark in the 100 free (fourth) • Jon Jones posted an Air Force top-10 mark in the 200 free (seventh) • Tom Hansen posted an Air Force top-10 mark in the 400 IM (eighth) • Benjamin Gunn (200 IM/100 back/200 back), senior Sean O’Keefe (500 free/1650 free) and sophomore Corydon Butler (1650 free) recorded NCAA ‘B’ qualifying marks at the MWC Championships • 200 Medley Relay team (Gunn, Deacon, Morin, Dawson), 400 Medley Relay Team (Gunn, Edmonds, Morin, Dawson) and 400 Freestyle Relay Team (Gunn, O’Keefe, Morin, Dawson) recorded NCAA ‘B’ marks at the MWC Championships

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AIR FORCE ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Benjamin Gunn Nov. 23/March 2, Chris Morin Jan. 25 COSIDA ACADEMIC ALLDISTRICT FIRST TEAM: Eric Robinson COSIDA ACADEMIC ALLAMERICA SECOND TEAM: Eric Robinson ACADEMIC ALLMWC: Cody Deacon, Nathaniel Gilbert, Beau Riebe, Eric Robinson, Kyle Van Valkenburg, Brent White, Paul Young MWC SCHOLARATHLETE: Cody Deacon, Eric Robinson TEAM CAPTAIN: Chris Mornin TEAM MVP: Benjamin Gunn Benjamin Gunn was named the Falcons’ most valuable athlete for the second-straight season. For the second-consecutive year, Gunn garnered all-conference honors in three individual events. He defended his Mountain West Conference title in the 200 IM with a school- and conference-record time of 1:47.22. In addition, Gunn, a two-time All-MWC performer in the butterfly events, competed in the backstroke events this season, finishing as the conference runner-up in both the 100 and 200 back. His mark of 48.64 in the 100 backstroke was a school record, while his time of 1:46.28 in the 200 back was just one one-hundredth off the Air Force record. Gunn, who now owns four school records, posted NCAA ‘B’ marks in all three of his individual events at the MWC Championships. He also earned all-conference honors on three relays (200 medley, 400 medley and 400 free), recording NCAA provisional times in each of those events as well.

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HISTORY The Falcon swimming program had its beginnings in 1955 with the first Air Force Academy class. The Academy in Colorado Springs was not yet built and the cadets attended school in Denver at Lowry AFB. Dr. M.M. MacKenzie was the first head coach and compiled a 15-11 record during the first four years. The Cadet Natatorium was completed in 1959 and the Falcons hosted their first home meet that fall. The 1960s were an exciting decade for the Falcons as Air Force swimmers qualified for the NCAA Championships eight out of 10 years. Capt. Paul Cleland was head coach for three years, achieving a 25-10 record. Capt. Bob Nugent took over in 1963 and went 23-19 in a three-year stint. Backstroker Barry Beilinski became the swimming program's first All-American in 1963. In 1966, the NCAA brought the Division I championships to the Academy. Swimming World Magazine complimented the meet organization: "The Academy, nestled in an 18,000 acre site at the foot of the Rocky Mountains, matched its architectural grandeur with outstanding organizational efficiency to make the championships one of the greatest ever held." Nugent and Colonel E.A. Rafalko, the Falcons' athletic director and meet director, were commended for their contributions, especially for securing electronic timing. Later, this proved that the equipment should be mandatory for all important meets. The "7,000 plus feet above sea level" conditions created comment and controversy as coaches predicted and evaluated their swimmers' performance at the high altitude. That year, breaststroker Steven Seigler was the swimming team's second All-American. He repeated in 1967, the year Maj. Paul Arata began his tenure as head coach. The final year of the 1960s was one of the highlight years of the decade as the Falcons were 19-0 in dual meets. One of the most exciting dual meets came against Colorado State. The meet came down to the last relay. If the Falcons won, they would win the meet by a point. The packed stands cheered Bob Nieman, Warren Flaherty, D.K. Martin and Bryan Rye to a victory and an NCAA qualifying time of 3:12.02 (fastest in the country up to that point) , four seconds ahead of the Rams. The Air Force team took nine to the NCAAs that year and the same relay team placed 10th, good for All-American status.

BRYAN RYE ALL-AMERICA, 1969

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Rye, a transfer from Colorado State, would go down in Falcon history after that year. In the meet versus the Rams, he won the 50 and 100 free and anchored the 400 free relay team with a 45.6 split, one of the fastest splits in the country. Rye also beat CSU's All-American sprinter, Dennis O'Connor, three times that day. After graduation, Rye flew helicopters and served in Vietnam where he was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal for a successful rescue mission. Rye was killed in action in 1975 and posthumously promoted to the rank of Captain. The Most Valuable Swimmer Award is named in his honor and given each year at the Annual Individual Awards Banquet. In 1970, Nieman was an All-American in two events as he won the consolation heat in both the 100 and 200 freestyle at the NCAAs. A few years later, Nieman would become the Academy's first Olympian as he competed in the 1976 Games in modern pentathlon. He would qualify for the team again in 1980. The men entered the Western Athletic Conference (WAC) in 1981 and a period of adjustment followed. The men had the depth to win dual meets as they were 4-0 in WAC contests that first year but had a tough time at the WAC Championships. In 1981, John Sayre was the program's first WAC champion (200 IM) as he also qualified for the NCAAs. Mike Brown qualified for the Olympic trials in the 200 meter butterfly, after placing ninth (2:03.71) at the NCAAs in 1984. Arata, after 16 years at the helm, retired after the 1983 season. His record was 188-10 for the men and 113-5-1 for the women, a combined total of 301-15-1, an unreal winning percentage of 95 percent. The men also had an undefeated home victory streak of 108, covering 16 years beginning in 1967. During Arata's reign, there were six All-Americans in eight events and one national champion on the men's team. On the women's side there were six national champions in 12 events with 27 different women achieving All-America honors in 112 different events. Maj. Kelly Kemp was the next head coach and remained in that position until 1987. Maj. Jim Hogue took over in 1988, while Lt. Col. Mikki King returned to coach the diving team. The next few years were diving dominant, as Hogue was Division II coach of the year in both 1987 and 1988. In the fall of 1988, Keith "Casey" Converse began his first year as head coach. In 1990, the Falcons beat WAC rivals BYU and Utah in home dual meets. That same year, Drew Whitting became the team's second WAC champion by winning the 500 and 1,650 free and qualifying for the NCAAs. The 1991 WAC Championships saw the Falcons ascend to a second-place finish behind Utah, their highest WAC finish ever. The team garnered four WAC individual titles, Whitting again in the 500 and 1650 free, Bucky MacLaughlin in the 50 free and Tony Bamsey in the 100 breaststroke. The team also won its first-ever relay championship (200 free relay comprised of Bamsey, MacLaughlin,

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Sheesley and Squires). For this remarkable finish, Converse was named WAC Coach of the Year. Whitting also became the first All-American (HM) on the men's team since 1975 as he placed 13th in both the 500 and the 1650 free at the NCAA Division I Championships. The men continued to fare well, going 7-2 in dual meets in 1992 with Bamsey winning another WAC title (50 free). Joining him in the winner's circle was Sam Chestnut (1650 free) as the Falcons placed fifth at the WAC Championships. The following year brought an end to one great swimmer's career but the beginning of another's. Whitting won his third WAC title by winning a title in the 500 meter free. His time of 4:20.09 is still the WAC record. Freshman Matt Davis also won a WAC championship in the 400 IM as the men went 6-3 in dual meets. Davis continued his excellence, as the Falcons' only WAC champion in 1994, repeating in the 400 IM. Jon Kalberer (distance freestyle) joined Davis on the All-WAC team. Davis won a total of three WAC championships during his career (400 IM in 1993 and 1994 and 200 fly in 1995). The 1998-99 season saw Rob Clayton take over as head coach. He replaced Converse, who moved over to coach the women's program fulltime. The team continued to climb up the ranks in the conference standings. After finishing 11-2 in dual meets, the team improved to a fifth-place finish at the WAC Championships. With 11 dual wins, Air Force reached the double-figure mark in victories for the second consecutive year and only the second time since 1986. The effort at the WAC Championships was one of the best ever for the Falcons, with seven records being established, three of them in individual events and four in relay events. In the fall of 1999, the Academy joined the Mountain West Conference as a founding institution. Charlie Toth became the Academy's first MWC champion in any sport when he won the 100 freestyle at the 2000 MWC Championships. Matt Ihlenfeld added an individual title in the 200 breast, as the team moved up again in the conference standings to finish third. The highlight of the 2001 MWC Championships was the team's victory in the 200 medley relay. Paul Brehm, John Dayton, Nate Amidon and Toth brought home the title in record-setting time to claim the Academy's first relay championship in 10 years. Ihlenfeld swept the breaststroke events, establishing new MWC records of 54.70 and 1:58.67. The Falcons also sent two swimmers to the NCAA Championships (Toth and Ihlenfeld) for the first time since 1995. At the 2002 MWC Championships, the Falcons won the 400 medley relay (Brehm, Dayton, Eric Pounds, Amidon) and Brehm won both the 100 and 200 backstroke. For the third consecutive year, the Falcons finished third at the MWC Championships. After a 12-2 season (3-1 in MWC) in 2002-03, the Falcons finished as conference runners-up at 2003 MWC Championships. It marked just the second time in Academy history that the program had finished this high. Brehm again led the effort, as he successfully defended his championship in the 200 backstroke. At the 2004 Championships, the Falcons repeated as runners-up. This came on the heels of fin-

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HISTORY ishing the regular season with an 8-4 record in dual meets. Freshman Chris Knaute capped off a stellar rookie campaign by winning the 1650 free with a time of 15:28.21, then an MWC record and secondfastest mark in school history. As a sophomore, Knaute dominated the 2005 MWC Championships, winning the 500 and 1650 free and 400 IM. His accomplishments led to his being named MWC Swimmer of the Year. He became the first in the history of the program to receive Conference Swimmer of the Year Honors. Joining him on the All-MWC team were sophomore Justin Lapin and senior Evan Parr. In 2006, the Falcons took third place at the MWC Championships, setting four school records in the process. Knaute defended his titles in the 500 and 1650 free and 400 IM, while Paul Parmenter won the 200 IM and Brady Lindberg won the platform diving event. Stan Curnow was named co-diving coach of the year. Knaute also participated in the NCAAs, earning honorable mention All-America honors in the 400 IM and 500 free. Once again, the Falcons finished third in the

MWC in 2007. Knaute was named the MWC Men’s Swimmer of the Year for the second time, winning two more conference titles in the 400 IM and 500 free. Parmenter and Lindberg defended their titles in the 200 IM and platform dive, respectively, while Rob Clayton was honored as the men’s swimming coach of the year. In addition, the 800 free relay team of Bryan Avery, T.J. Cowling, Parmenter and Knaute set a new school record, shattering the previous mark by three seconds. Knaute went on to compete at the NCAA Championships for a second year. Knaute and Parmenter also competed at the U.S. Open, both qualifying for the Olympic Trials. The Falcons, who lost conference champions Knaute, Lindberg and Parmenter, were forced to rebuild in 2008, but still finished fourth at the conference championships. Sophomore Kyle Van Valkenburg was the MWC champion in the platform dive, giving the Falcons the title in the event for the third-straight season. In addition, Avery set a new school record in the 100 fly, while he, fellow junior Justin Day and freshman Benjamin Gunn all earned qualifying marks for the 2008 U.S. Olympic Trials.

Air Force managed to put together one of its best-ever MWC Championship finishes in 2009, placing second behind UNLV. The Falcons claimed two individual titles, with Gunn winning the 200 IM in school-record fashion and Van Valkenburg defending his championship in the platform. In addition, a total of eight school records (four individual, four relay) were set during the conference meet. Gunn led the way by turning in Academy-best marks in the 200 IM, 100 fly and 200 fly, while Day set the new standard in the 100 breast. The Falcons also set new school records in the 400 and 800 freestyle relays and the 200 and 400 medley relays. In 2010, the Falcons followed up the stellar 2009 season with another second place finish at the MWC Championships. Gunn won his second 200 IM title, setting a new conference and school record. Gunn also set a school record in the 100 back. Nine individuals earned all-conference honors across 21 events. In addition, Clayton was named MWC Coach of the Year for the third time in his career.

Air Force Diving Program Has Rich History As with the Falcons’ swimming program, the Air Force diving team has also enjoyed enormous success over its history. Air Force has had a total of 16 first-team AllAmericans and three national champions (Division I and Division II) in just over four decades of competition. The first great diver in Academy history was Don McLean. A 1966 graduate, McLean was an All-American in 1965 and placed ninth in the nation on onemeter and 12th on three-meter. He was the first Falcon diver to qualify for the NCAAs and earn AllAmerica status. In the 1970s, the diving coach position was filled by Olympic diving coach Dick Smith, who began laying a solid foundation that would benefit future Air Force divers. He was replaced in 1973 by Capt. Micki King, a springboard diving gold medalist in the 1972 Olympic Games. Included in this era is Rick McAlister, one of the best athletes to ever attend the Academy. Coached by both Smith and King, McAlister is the most successful diver in Academy history. In 1974, he was the three-meter NCAA national champion and placed fourth on one-meter, single-handedly scoring 27 points as the Falcons placed 13th in the nation. A four-time All-American, he won five national independent titles and took three second-place finishes on the one-meter board at the National AAUs. In 1976, Chuck Kennedy replaced King as the coach and a new era began as women entered the Academy. Janet Peterson, class of 1981, was the Academy’s first female All-American in diving. She won the award eight times, twice each year on both boards, at the AIAW Division II National Championships. Shawn Whitson, an ‘82 graduate and another outstanding diver, was a seven-time All-American. In 1982, Linda Telkamp became the first female diver to claim a national title, winning the three-meter competition. Telkamp was also an eight-time All-American as the 1980s produced several diving legends including Nancy Burdick (‘83), a five-time All-American. In 1983, Micki King returned to coach four more AllAmericans. They were Tina Landschultz (five times), Dana Strong (three times), Pam Klein (one time) and Mary Rainaldi (one time). In 1990, King was replaced by Capt. Brian Shimel

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and both had a hand in coaching the strongest duo of woman divers in the history of the Academy, Kim Dornburg and Dawn Dishner. Dornburg, a six-time AllAmerican, was national champion on one-meter and three-meter in 1988 and again won the one-meter title in 1991. Dishner, a seven-time All-American, was the three-meter national champion in 1989. Dornburg won the Academy’s Most Valuable Swimmer/Diver award three times, while Dishner won it twice. Only one other women’s swimmer or diver (Patty Martinez) has ever won the award more than twice. In addition to the success of the women divers, the men also fielded strong competitors. Jeff Faley qualified for the NCAAs in 1987 on both boards. In 1991, another great Academy diver, Bo Bloomer, became Air Force’s first WAC champion diver by winning the three-meter competition. In 1992, Stan Curnow took over the diving reins. In his tenure at the Academy, he has produced several female All-Americans. In his first year, Sarah Saxer, class of 1993, earned All-American honors on both boards while Rebecca Currie was an All-American in the three-meter. The two repeated as All-Americans in 1993. With Saxer gone, Casey Cornish earned honorable mention on both boards in 1994 while Currie finished out her career with her first top-eight finish in one-meter. In 1995, three women earned honorable mention All-American honors and helped the Falcons to the Division II national championship. They were Lauren Eckert, Cornish and Dawn McCown. Cornish, finishing out a brilliant career, was the only Falcon to score on both boards at the 1996 NCAAs, a year that brought another national championship to Air Force. Sophomore Elly Bunzendahl became the program’s first first-team All-American since Currie in 1993 when she earned the honor by placing seventh in the three-meter. As the Academy’s diving program forges ahead in the new millenium, a commitment to improve on both the men’s and women’s side has been evident. In their final season competing in the WAC, the divers contributed to Air Force's fifth-place finish. Doug Hulse added a top-eight finish on the platform while Jim Marion placed in the one-meter. After their strong showing at the WAC, the divers went on to record impressive performances at

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the NCAA Zone E Championships. Marion and Hulse each placed in two events while Dave Devemark placed in the platform competition. In 2002, Sarah Law won the one- and threemeter diving titles at the 2002 Mountain West Conference Swimming and Diving Championships. Law, who was also named the Diver of the Year, is a repeat winner in the one-meter. The four-time conference diving champion was also awarded with the conference’s senior recognition award for excellence in and out of the pool. Jessica Williams won the 2002 MWC platform title. She also holds the conference record on platform (384.55). In 2004, Ben Chapman earned a trip to the NCAA Zone E Diving Regionals with his win in the three-meter dive at the AFA Diving Invitational. The 2005-06 season was a solid year for Falcon diving, as junior Brady Lindberg was the conference champion in the men’s platform diving. Sophomore Danielle Dowds was the lone first-team all-conference selection on the women’s team, earning the honors in the platform diving and coach Stan Curnow was named co-diving coach of the year. Lindberg then defended his conference title in the platform dive in 2007, winning the event for a second time, while freshman David Arlington garned All-MWC honors at three-meters. Despite the graduation of Lindberg, the strength of the diving program remained evident in 2008, as Kyle Van Valkenburg was the lone conference champion for the Falcons, winning the men’s platform dive. The sophomore’s title marked the third straight year that an Air Force diver had won the event. Meanwhile, Dowds earned All-MWC honors once again in the platform dive. In 2009, the Falcons’ success on the platform continued, with Van Valkenburg defending his title, while junior Chelsea Tompkins earned all-conference honors on the women’s platform. In addition, Van Valkenburg posted all-conference honors on the three-meter springboard, while Arlington added an all-conference performance on the one-meter board.

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HONORS & AWARDS Team MVP (Sponsored by the family of Captain Bryan Rye, Class of ‘71) 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010

Bob Nieman Bob Nieman Bruce Fisher Jim Thompson Rick McAlister, Diver Rick McAlister, Diver Rick McAlister, Diver Frank Snyder Frank Snyder Doug Poorman Steve Waters Steve Waters John Sayre John Sayre Garrett Thompson Garrett Thompson James Boegman James Boegman Tom McGinnis Bucky MacLaughlin Bucky MacLaughlin Drew Whitting Drew Whitting Sam Chesnut Matt Davis Matt Davis Matt Davis Jon Kalberer Matt Davis Tim Paschke Cody Rasmussen Charlie Toth Charlie Toth Paul Brehm Paul Brehm Chris Knaute Chris Knaute Chris Knaute Chris Knaute Bryan Avery Benjamin Gunn Benjamin Gunn

Diving National Champions Rick McAlister 1974 Three-meters Swimming All-Americans Barry Bielinski 1963 100 Backstroke Stephen Seigler 1966 200 Breaststroke 1967 200 Breaststroke Warren Flaherty 1969 400 Freestyle Relay Douglas Martin 1969 400 Freestyle Relay Bob Nieman 1969 400 Freestyle Relay 1970 100 Freestyle 1970 200 Freestyle Bryan Rye 1969 400 Freestyle Relay

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Drew Whitting 1993 500 Freestyle Matt Davis 1995 200 Butterfly Chris Knaute 2006 400 IM 2006 500 Freestyle Diving All-Americans Daniel McLean 1965 One-meter 1965 Three-meters Rick McAlister 1973 Three-meters 1974 One-meter 1974 Three-meters 1975 One-meter U.S. Olympic Trials Drew Whitting 1992 400 Freestyle 2000 1,500 Freestyle Matt Davis 1996 200 Butterfly Matt Horner 2000 200 Backstroke Matt Ihlenfeld 2000 100 Breaststroke 2000 200 Breaststroke Charlie Toth 2000 50 Freestyle 2000 100 Freestyle Bryan Avery 2008 100 Butterfly Justin Day 2008 100 Breaststroke Benjamin Gunn 2008 100 Butterfly Chris Knaute 2008 200 IM 2008 400 IM Paul Parmenter 2008 100 Backstroke 2008 100 Butterfly 2008 200 IM U.S. World Championships Trials Chris Knaute 2005 200 Freestyle 2005 400 Freestyle Olympic Team Bob Nieman 1976 Modern Pentathlon 1980 Modern Pentathlon, fencing 1988 Modern Pentathlon Eli Bremer 2008 Modern Pentathlon WAC Swimming Coach of the Year Casey Converse, 1991 MWC Swimming Coach of the Year Rob Clayton, 2007, 2010

MWC Men’s Swimmer of the Year Chris Knaute, 2005, 2007 Conference Champions** John Sayre 1981 200 IM 1982 200 IM Tony Bamsey 1991 100 Breaststroke 1992 50 Freestyle Bo Bloomer 1991 Three-meters Bucky MacLauglin 1991 50 Free 1992 50 Free Drew Whitting 1991 500 Free 1991 1,650 Free 1993 500 Free Bamsey, MacLaughlin, Sheesley, Squires 2001 200 Medley Relay Sam Chesnut 1992 1,650 Freestyle Matt Davis 1993 400 IM 1994 400 IM 1995 200 Butterfly Matt Ihlenfeld 2000 200 Breast 2001 100 Breast 2001 200 Breast Charlie Toth 2000 100 Free Brehm, Dayton, Amidon, Toth 2001 200 Medley Relay Paul Brehm 2002 100 Backstroke 2002 200 Backstroke 2003 200 Backstroke Brehm, Dayton, Pounds, Amidon 2002 400 Medley Relay Chris Knaute 2004 1650 Free 2005 1650 Free 2005 500 Free 2005 400 IM 2006 1650 Free 2006 500 Free 2006 400 IM 2007 500 Free 2007 400 IM Brady Lindberg 2006 Platform Diving 2007 Platform Diving Paul Parmenter 2006 200 IM 2007 200 IM Kyle Van Valkenburg 2008 Platform Diving 2009 Platform Diving Benjamin Gunn 2009 200 IM 2010 200 IM **

MWC Diving Coach of the Year Stan Curnow, 2001, 2002, 2006

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Western Athletic Conference (1981-1999) Mountain West Conference (2000-pres.)

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HONORS & AWARDS MWC Senior Recognition Award Matt Horner, 2002 Paul Brehm, 2004 Matt Karmondy, 2006 Chris Knaute, 2007 MWC 10th-Anniversary Team Chris Knaute MWC Scholar-Athlete of the Year John Dayton, 2003 Matt Karmondy, 2006 NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship Bill Lauritzen, 1973 Shawn Whitson, 1982 Charlie Toth, 2001 John Dayton, 2003 Matt Karmondy, 2006 ESPN The Magazine/CoSIDA Academic All-American John Dayton, 2003 Eric Robinson, 2010 College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) Scholar All-American John Dayton, 2000-03 Tim Paschke, 2000 Charlie Toth, 2000 Paul Brehm, 2001 Paul Parmenter, 2007 Eric Robinson, 2009 (honorable mention) Eric Robinson, 2010 Cody Deacon 2010 Academy Awards Athletic Leadership 1960 Derry Adamson 1968 John Graham 1969 Chris Curtis Scholar Athlete 1966 Ronald Grabe 1967 Gary Reid 1979 Frank Synder 1980 Dirk Jordan 2003 John Dayton 2006 Matt Karmondy Athletic Excellence 1975 Rick McAlister 2001 Charlie Toth 2007 Chris Knaute Outstanding Athletic Achievement 2006 Chris Knaute Rhodes Scholar Ken Davison, 1984 Mountain West Conference Scholar-Athlete John Dayton, 2003 Matt Karmondy, 2003-06 Rory Peterson, 2003-04 Matt Sievers, 2004-07 Spencer Liedl, 2005-08 Paul Gannett, 2007 Eric Robinson, 2008-10 Johnathan Cox, 2009 Cody Deacon, 2009-10

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Academic All-Conference Andrew Badgett (1999, 00) James Bales (1998, 99, 00, 01) Andrew Bergman (2004, 05, 06, 07) Casey Bowen (2001, 02, 03, 04) Paul Brehm (2001, 02, 03, 04) Spencer Butt (2006, 08, 09) Ben Chapman (2001, 04) T.J. Cowling (2005, 06, 07) Johnathan Cox (2009) John Dayton (2000, 01, 02, 03) Cody Deacon (2009, 10) Dave Devemark (1997) Matt Dunker (1997) Matt Durkin (1995, 96, 97) Dave Dutcher (1995, 96) Nathan Erickson (2009) John Fitzsimmons (1991, 92) Mike Foster (1997, 98, 99) Steve Frank (1994) Paul Gannett (2007) Nathaniel Gilbert (2008, 09, 10) Nathan Glandon (2008) Josh Hammervold (2008) Tom Hansen (2008, 09) Andrew Hauffe (2006) Justin Hauffe (2004) Marshall Haylett (2000, 01, 02) Matt Horner (2000, 01, 02) Scott Hudson (1997, 98, 99) Matt Ihlenfeld (2000, 01) Matt Karmondy (2003, 04, 05, 06) Greg Kraus (1995) Coby Leslie (1996) Spencer Liedl (2005, 06, 07, 08) Brady Lindberg (2007) Sean Londrigan (1991, 92) Rolf Lundemark (1993, 95) James Marion (2000) James McCroan (2001, 02) Karl Mohrmann (2008, 09) McKay Morgan (2000) Chris Morin (2007, 08) Ryan Moss (2004, 05, 06, 07) John Olson (2000) Paul Parmenter (2004, 05, 06. 07) Evan Parr (2002, 03, 04, 05) Tim Paschke (1998, 99, 00) Eric Patten (1991) Scott Percival (1998, 99, 00, 01) Rory Peterson (2001, 02, 03, 04) Mason Phelps (2001, 02, 03, 04) Eric Pounds (2001, 02, 03, 04) Cody Rasmussen (1997, 98, 99) Beau Reibe (2010) Eric Robinson (2008, 09, 10) Nate Rump (1991) Matt Shipstead (1998, 99, 00) Matt Sievers (2004, 05, 06, 07) Tim Songster (1992, 93) Race Steinfort (2000, 01, 02) Andrew Stolee (2001) Shawn Strabley (2001) Derek Tharaldson (1997) Charlie Toth (2000, 01) Nick Uzelac (2005, 06, 07) Patrick Vandam (2003) Kyle Van Valkenburg (2008, 09, 10) Mike Vetter (1991, 92) Brent White (2010) Layne Wilson (2006, 07, 08) Paul Young (2010)

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INSIDE THE NUMBERS Year 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010

W L Coach 3 4 Dr. M.M. MacKenzie 4 5 Dr. M.M. MacKenzie 8 2 Dr. M.M. MacKenzie 10 1 Capt. Paul Cleland 9 3 Capt. Paul Cleland 6 6 Capt. Paul Cleland 5 6 Capt. Bob Nugent 5 6 Capt. Bob Nugent 7 2 Capt. Bob Nugent 6 5 Capt. Bob Nugent 6 7 Capt. Paul Arata 12 1 Capt. Paul Arata 19 0 Maj. Paul Arata 12 0 Maj. Paul Arata 13 1 Maj. Paul Arata 13 3 Maj. Paul Aehnlich 12 0 Maj. Paul Arata 11 0 Lt. Col. Paul Arata 12 0 Lt. Col. Paul Arata 6 0 Lt. Col. Paul Arata 10 1 Lt. Col. Paul Arata 9 0 Lt. Col. Paul Arata 12 0 Lt. Col. Paul Arata 13 0 Lt. Col. Paul Arata 13 0 Lt. Col. Paul Arata 13 0 Lt. Col. Paul Arata 15 0 Lt. Col. Paul Arata 14 2 Capt. Kelly Kemp 13 5 Capt. Kelly Kemp 12 4 Maj. Kelly Kemp 4 5 Capt. Jim Hogue 6 3 Maj. Jim Hogue 7 3 Casey Converse 9 3 Casey Converse 9 4 Casey Converse 7 2 Casey Converse 6 3 Casey Converse 5 5 Casey Converse 7 5 Casey Converse 6 4 Casey Converse 3 6 Casey Converse 10 1* Casey Converse 11 2 Rob Clayton 8 3 Rob Clayton 9 4 Rob Clayton 6 4 Rob Clayton 12 2 Rob Clayton 8 4 Rob Clayton 13 7 Rob Clayton 8 4* Rob Clayton 13 3 Rob Clayton 4 7 Rob Clayton 7 12 Rob Clayton 3 4 Rob Clayton 484-164-2

(74.6 % winning percentage) * season record includes a tie

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RECORD BOOK (USAFA TOP 10) 50 FREESTYLE 1. Charlie Toth ('01) 2. Trevor Kildare ('97) 3. Bucky MacLaughlin ('91) 4. John Dayton ('03) 5. Tim Paschke ('00) 6. Robert Dawson (‘11) 7. Tyler Paige ('01) 8. Tony Bamsey ('92) 9. Chris Morin ('10) 10. Garrett Lowe ('95)

19.99 20.17 20.28 20.32 20.37 20.44 20.58 20.61 20.63 20.68

2001 1995 1991 2001 1998 2009 2000 1992 2010 1994

1,650 FREESTYLE 1. Chris Knaute ('07) 2. Drew Whitting ('93) 3. Sean O’Keefe (‘10) 4. Sam Chesnut ('92) 5. Corydon Butler (‘12) 6. James Boegman ('86) 7. Matt Karmondy (06) 8. Steve Sharpe ('91) 9. Tom Hansen (‘11) 10. Jon Kalberer ('96)

100 FREESTYLE 1. Charlie Toth ('01) 2. Bucky MacLaughlin ('91) 3. Tim Paschke ('00) 4. Robert Dawson (‘11) 5. Benjamin Gunn (‘11) 6. John Dayton ('03) 7. Tyler Paige ('01) 8. Chris Morin (‘10) 9. Garrett Thompson ('84) 10. Bryan Avery (‘09)

43.79 44.50 44.67 44.73 44.90 45.17 45.21 45.24 45.27 45.33

2001 1991 1998 2010 2010 2002 1999 2010 1984 2008

1:36.98 1:37.22 1:37.49 1:37.51 1:38.98 1:39.20 1:39.27 1:39.32 1:39.48 1:39.70

500 FREESTYLE 1. Chris Knaute (‘07) 2. Drew Whitting ('93) 3. Sean O’Keefe (‘10) 4. Tom Hansen (‘11) 5. Jon Kalberer ('96) 6. Sam Chesnut ('92) 7. Corydon Butler (‘12) 8. Bryan Avery (‘09) 9. Steve Sharpe ('91) 10. Brian Smith ('81) 1,000 FREESTYLE 1. Drew Whitting ('93) 2. Chris Knaute ('07) 3. Sean O’Keefe (‘10) 4. Sam Chesnut ('92) 5. Corydon Butler (‘12) 6. James Boegman ('86) 7. Tom Hansen (‘11) 8. Matt Karmondy (‘06) 9. James McCroan ('03) 10. Jon Kalberer ('96)

200 FREESTYLE 1. Chris Knaute ('07) 2. Bryan Avery (‘09) 3. Drew Whitting ('93) 4. Sean O’Keefe (‘10) 5. Eric Robinson (‘11) 6. Corydon Butler (‘12) 7. Jon Jones (‘13) 8. Garrett Thompson ('84) 9. Tom Hansen (‘11) 10. Tim Paschke (‘00)

15:09.15 15:10.13 15:24.41 15:30.33 15:31.09 15:39.85 15:41.03 15:43.32 15:46.60 15:47.46

2005 1991 2009 1991 2010 1985 2006 1991 2008 1994

100 BACKSTROKE 1. Benjamin Gunn (‘11) 2. Paul Brehm ('04) 3. Kai Yamashiro (‘09) 4. Charles Lebeau ('06) 5. Evan Parr ('05) 6. Justin Lapin (‘07) 7. Lance Bohlman ('94) 8. Spencer Liedl (‘08) 9. Paul Young (‘13) 10. Race Steinfort ('02)

48.64 48.85 49.37 49.76 50.16 50.36 50.59 50.89 50.97 51.02

2010 2003 2009 2003 2005 2007 1992 2008 2010 2001

200 INDIVIDUAL MEDLEY 1. Benjamin Gunn (‘11) 2. Paul Parmenter (‘07) 3. Nick Burton (‘07) 4. Matt Davis (‘97) 5. Chris Morin (‘10) 6. Cody Rasmussen (‘99) 7. Chris Knaute (‘07) 8. Justin Lapin (‘07) 9. Spencer Liedl (‘08) 10. Eric Pounds (‘04)

1:47.22 1:48.72 1:48.87 1:49.07 1:49.58 1:49.68 1:49.86 1:49.98 1:50.44 1:50.95

2010 2006 2006 1997 2010 1999 2006 2005 2008 2002

200 BACKSTROKE 1. Paul Brehm ('04) 2. Benjamin Gunn (‘11) 3. Kai Yamashiro (‘09) 4. Matt Horner ('02) 5. Justin Lapin ('07) 6. Paul Young (‘13) 7. Tom Hansen (‘11) 8. Race Steinfort ('02) 9. Charles Lebeau ('06) 10. Evan Parr ('05)

1:46.27 1:46.28 1:46.44 1:47.19 1:47.21 1:48.05 1:48.49 1:49.39 1:50.03 1:50.48

2003 2010 2009 2001 2006 2010 2009 2001 2003 2005

2006 2008 1993 2009 2009 2010 2009 1983 2009 1998

400 INDIVIDUAL MEDLEY 1. Chris Knaute (‘07) 2. Matt Davis (‘97) 3. Justin Lapin (‘07) 4. Drew Whitting (‘93) 5. Paul Parmenter (‘07) 6. Matt Horner (‘02) 7. Cody Rasmussen (‘99) 8. Tom Hansen (‘11) 9. Josh Finch (‘01) 10. John Sayre (‘84)

3:48.98 3:51.82 3:53.52 3:56.44 3:57.45 3:57.64 3:57.72 3:58.15 3:58.80 3:59.04

2006 1994 2006 1991 2006 2001 1999 2010 1999 1982

100 BREASTSTROKE 1. Justin Day (‘09) 2. Matt Ihlenfeld ('01) 3. John Dayton ('03) 4. Josh Hammervold (‘11) 5. Greg Edmonds (‘10) 6. Shanon Anderson ('99) 7. Cody Deacon (‘12) 8. Andrew Bergman (‘07) 9. Chris Morin (‘10) 10. Spencer Butt (‘09)

53.87 54.70 54.98 55.54 55.76 55.93 55.96 56.49 56.52 56.57

2009 2001 2003 2009 2010 1999 2010 2007 2009 2009

4:20.00 4:20.09$ 4:24.80 4:26.70 4:29.07 4:29.10 4:29.46 4:31.26 4:31.45 4:31.46

2006 1993 2009 2009 1994 1991 2010 2007 1991 1978

100 BUTTERFLY 1. Benjamin Gunn (‘11) 2. Chris Morin (‘10) 3. Bryan Avery (‘09) 4. Nick Burton (‘07) 5. Eric Pounds (‘04) 6. Robert Dawson (‘11) 7. Bucky MacLaughlin (‘91) 8. Charles Lebeau (‘06) 9. Matt Sievers (‘07) 10. Garrett Lowe (‘95)

47.83 48.08 48.38 48.90 48.91 49.23 49.29 49.30 49.39 49.47

2009 2009 2008 2006 2003 2009 1991 2004 2007 1995

200 BREASTSTROKE 1. Matt Ihlenfeld ('01) 2. Josh Hammervold (‘11) 3. Greg Edmonds (‘10) 4. Shanon Anderson ('99) 5. Justin Day (‘09) 6. John Dayton ('03) 7. Nick Burton (‘07) 8. Cody Deacon (‘12) 9. Ellis Eaton (‘93) 10. Spencer Butt (‘09)

1:58.67 2:01.13 2:01.85 2:02.20 2:02.46 2:02.60 2:02.62 2:03.72 2:03.78 2:03.80

2001 2010 2010 1999 2009 2001 2006 2010 1992 2008

9:07.72 9:11.98 9:15.14 9:19.24 9:26.12 9:26.53 9:29.80 9:31.02 9:33.55 9:33.91

1991 2006 2009 1991 2009 1986 2009 2006 2000 1994

200 BUTTERFLY 1. Benjamin Gunn (‘11) 2. Matt Davis ('97) 3. Cody Rasmussen ('99) 4. Mike Brown ('86) 5. Eric Pounds ('04) 6. Nick Dixon (‘09) 7. Chris Knaute (‘07) 8. Eric Robinson (‘11) 9. Paul Parmenter (‘07) 10. Matt Sievers (‘07)

1:46.40 1:46.71 1:47.06 1:47.65 1:48.14 1:48.81 1:49.31 1:49.51 1:49.71 1:49.74

2009 1994 1999 1984 2003 2009 2007 2009 2006 2006

200 FREE RELAY 1:20.94 (1999 - Paschke, Nguyen, Toth, Paige) 400 FREE RELAY 2:58.63 (2009 - Morin, O’Keefe, Gunn, Dawson) 800 FREE RELAY 6:32.32 (2009 - Hansen, O’Keefe, Robinson, Gunn) 200 MEDLEY RELAY 1:28.68 (2009 - Yamashiro, Day, Morin, Dawson) 400 MEDLEY RELAY 3:15.01 (2009 - Yamashiro, Day, Gunn, Dawson)

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RECORD BOOK (SERVICE ACADEMY TOP 10) 50 FREESTYLE 1. Noah White 2. Charlie Toth 3. Mike Linn 4. Clinton Cornell 5. Joe Novak 6. Joseph Smutz 7. Coll Haddon Trevor Kildare 9. Terrence Fenningham 10. Bucky MacLaughlin Alex Oldenkamp 100 FREESTYLE 1. Charlie Toth 2. Mike Linn 3. Joseph Smutz 4. Joe Novak 5. James Anthony 6. Noah White 7. Aaron Aiken 8. Bucky MacLaughlin 9. Tim Paschke Brett Cline 200 FREESTYLE 1. James Anthony 2. Aaron Aiken 3. Chris Knaute 4. Bryan Avery 5. Drew Whitting 6. Sean O’Keefe 7. Efri Ruthenberg 8. Britton Smith 9. Zach Disbrow 10. Lucas Meyers 500 FREESTYLE 1. Erik Hunter 2. James Anthony 3. Chris Knaute 4. Drew Whitting 5. James Lascara 6. Justin Vagts 7. Sean O’Keefe 8. Mark Mathson 9. Corydon Butler 10. Sam Martinette 1000 FREESTYLE 1. Drew Whitting 2. Erik Hunter 3. Chris Knaute 4. Sean O’Keefe 5. Sumner Rollings 6. Mark Matheson 7. Eric Winter 8. Eric Shangle 9. Sam Chesnut 10. Cody Reeb 1650 FREESTYLE 1. Erik Hunter 2. Chris Knaute 3. Drew Whitting 4. Sean O’Keefe 5. Mark Matheson 6. Eric Winter 7. Sam Chesnut 8. Tim Gallaudet 9. Dan Warner 10. Corydon Butler

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19.74 19.99 20.04 20.07 20.12 20.13 20.17 20.17 20.25 20.28 20.28

43.79 43.96 44.08 44.13 44.34 44.37 44.47 44.50 44.67 44.67

1:36.29 1:36.80 1:36.98 1:37.22 1:37.49 1:37.51 1:38.20 1:38.23 1:38.61 1:38.62

4:18.56 4:19.75 4:20.00 4:20.09 4:23.15 4:24.25 4:24.80 4:24.99 4:25.90 4:26.27

9:07.72 9:09.24 9:11.98 9:15.14 9:18.60 9:18.87 9:19.04 9:19.20 9:19.24 9:20.90

14.58.72 15:09.15 15:10.13 15:24.41 15:25.48 15:25.61 15:30.33 15:30.71 15:31.73 15:31.09

2004 2001 2005 2001 1998 2006 1987 1995 2004 1991 2009

2001 2006 2006 1998 2009 2003 2009 1991 1998 2002

2009 2009 2006 2008 1993 2009 2004 1997 2007 2002

2009 2009 2006 1993 2009 2010 2009 1990 2010 2009

1993 2008 2006 2009 2000 1988 1992 1994 1991 2006

2009 2005 1991 2009 1990 1992 1991 1986 2009 2010

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100 BACKSTROKE 1. Kevin Mukri 2. Ben Gunn 3. Andrew Hetzner 4. Paul Brehm 5. Kai Yamashiro 6. Charles Lebeau 7. Matt Millikin 8. Evan Parr 9. Justin Lapin 10. James Anthony

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48.61 48.64 48.69 48.85 49.37 49.76 50.09 50.16 50.36 50.37

2007 2010 2009 2003 2009 2003 2010 2005 2007 2010

200 INDIVIDUAL MEDLEY 1. Adam Meyer Navy 2. Benjamin Gunn Air Force 3. Paul Parmenter Air Force 4. Nick Burton Air Force 5. Matt Davis Air Force 6. Billy Vey Navy 7. John VanSant Army 8. Cody Rasmussen Air Force 9. Chris Knaute Air Force 10. Patrick Veltman Navy

1:44.49 1:47.22 1:48:72 1:48.87 1:49.07 1:49.30 1:49.56 1:49.68 1:49.86 1:49.74

2009 2010 2006 2006 1997 2009 1986 1999 2006 2010

200 BACKSTROKE 1. Andrew Hetzner 2. Kevin Mukri 3. Paul Brehm 4. Ben Gunn 5. Kai Yamashiro 6. Matt Horner 7. Justin Lapin 8. Paul Young 9. Tom Hansen 10. Matt Millikin

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1:45.35 1:45.62 1:46.27 1:46.28 1:46.40 1:47.19 1:47.21 1:48.05 1:48.49 1:48.76

2009 2007 2003 2009 2009 2001 2006 2010 2009 2010

400 INDIVIDUAL MEDLEY 1. Chris Knaute Air Force 2. Erik Hunter Navy 3. Matt Davis Air Force 4. Adam Meyer Navy 5. Justin Lapin Air Force 6. Billy Vey Navy 7. James Lascara Navy 8. Patrick Veltman Navy 9. Daniel Warner Navy 10. Drew Whitting Air Force

3:48.98 3:51.24 3:51.82 3:52.76 3:53.52 3:53.60 3:53.90 3:55.43 3:55.80 3:56.44

2006 2009 1994 2008 2006 2009 2009 2009 2009 1991

100 BREASTSTROKE 1. Justin Day 2. Matt Ihlenfeld 3. John VanSant 4. John Dayton 5. Ian Johnston 6. James McLaughlin 7. Josh Hammervold 8. Cody Deacon 9. Coll Hadden 10. Greg Edmonds

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53.87 54.70 54.73 54.98 55.05 55.20 55.54 55.59 55.72 55.76

2009 2001 1987 2003 1996 2009 2009 2010 1987 2010

200 BREASTSTROKE 1. Adam Meyer 2. John VanSant 3. Ian Johnston 4. Matt Ihlenfeld 5. Luke Hoffer 6. Jake Mentele 7. Josh Hammervold 8. Greg Edmonds 9. James McLaughlin 10. Shanon Anderson

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100 BUTTERFLY 1. Adam Meyer 2. Benjamin Gunn 3. Chris Morin 4. Bryan Avery 5. Joe Novak 6. Andrew Hetzner 7. Mike Linn 8. John Kilroy 9. Zach Disbrow 10. Nick Burton

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200 BUTTERFLY 1. Adam Meyer 2. Mark Meyer 3. Benjamin Gunn 4. Matt Davis 5. Patrick Veltman 6. Cody Rasmussen Jesse Cohen 8. John Kilroy 9. Mike Brown 10. Steve Dukleth

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200 FREESTYLE RELAY 1 Navy 1:18.92 2004 (Smutz, Linn, Fenningham, White) 2 Air Force 1:20.94 1999 (Paschke, Nguyen, Toth, Paige) 3 Army 1:21.23 1990 (Sarakatsannis, Tieke, Welch, Anderson) 400 FREESTYLE RELAY 1 Navy 2:57.16 2004 (Smutz, Boyd, Fenningham, White) 2 Air Force 2:58.63 2009 (Morin, O’Keefe, Gunn, Dawson) 3 Army 3:00.10 1990 (Anderson, Welch, Sarakatsannis, Williams) 800 FREESTYLE RELAY 1 Air Force 6:32.32 2009 (Hansen, O’Keefe, Robinson, Gunn) 2 Navy 6:33.89 2009 (Anthony, Aiken, Curran, Durham) 3 Army 6:40.98 2007 (Disbrow, Soderberg, Ciliske, Ruthenberg) 200 MEDLEY RELAY 1 Air Force 1:28.68 2009 (Yamashiro, Day, Morin, Dawson) 2 Navy 1:29.11 2009 (Hetzner, Molina, Meyer, Oldenkamp) 3 Army 1:31.47 2009 (W. Blickle, McLaughlin, B. Blickle, Murphy) 400 MEDLEY RELAY 1 Air Force 3:15.01 2009 (Yamashiro, Day, Gunn, Dawson) Navy 3:15.01 2009 (Hetzner, Molina, Meyer, Oldenkamp) 3 Army 3:19.56 2007 (Walsh, Mentele, Disbrow, Ruthenberg)

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ALL-TIME LETTERWINNERS Doolittle, John (92) 89 90 91 92 Dow, John W. (73) 70 Dunker, Matt (98) 95 96 97 98 Durkin, Matt (97) 94 95 96 97 Dutcher, David (96) 93 94 95 96

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E East, Jack (94) 93 94 Eaton, Ellis (93) 90 91 92 93 Eberthardt, James A. (69) 67 Edmonds, Gregory (10) 07 08 09 10 Edwards, Matt (98) 95 Erickson, Nathan (12) 09 10 Everard, Joel (98) 95

Letterwinners are listed as following: Name, graduation year in parentheses, and years letters were earned. Current athletes in bold. A Abbott, Robert L. (64) 62 63 64 Abramson, Richard S. (68) 65 66 68 Abrigo, Joseph (88) 85 86 87 88 Adamson, Derry (60) 57 58 59 60 Alexander, James (Gary)(99) 96 97 Alfred-Ockya, John (04) 01 02 03 04 Alkire, Joe (97) 94 95 96 97 Alonzo, Chuck (00) 97 98 Amidon, Nate (03) 00 01 02 03 Anderson, David K. (85) 82 Anderson, Shanon (99) 96 97 98 99 Anderson, Tom (91) 88 89 90 91 Ans, Aleks (12) 09 Arata, Alan (83) 80 81 82 83 Arlington, David (10) 07 08 09 10 Arnholt, Mark (93) 90 91 92 93 Ashe, Jesse (86) 83 84 85 86 Avery, Bryan (09) 06 07 08 Ayres, Auston (07) 04 B Baake, Paul (95) 92 93 Baber, Eric (04) 01 02 Badgett, Andrew (01) 98 99 Bailey, Steven D. (68) 66 Bales, James (01) 98 99 00 01 Bamsey, Tony (92) 89 90 91 92 Bandow, Mike (90) 87 Barnett, Robert (95) 92 Barraza, Daniel T. (80) 77 Bates, Stanley (84) 82 83 Baudendistel, Joseph M. (77) 75 76 77 Becker, Kurt (89) 86 87 89 Benson, Gerald (93) 90 91 92 93 Bergman, Andrew (07) 04 05 06 07 Bertmaring, Tyson (05) 02 Bicknell, Jesse (12) 09 10 Biederman, Joshua (02) 99 Bielinski, Barry T. (63) 61 62 63 Blaisdell, Michael P. (62) 60 61 62 Bloomer, Bo (T.B.) (92) 89 90 91 Boegman, James (86) 83 84 85 86 Bohn, Chris (01) 98 Bolt, Russell T. (72) 70 72 Bone, Michael J. (73) 71 Bouma, Dirk (90) 87 88 89 90 Bourland, Walter B. (78) 76 77 78 Bowen, Casey (04) 01 02 03 Boyd, John E., Jr. (70) 68 Braun, Jeff (94) 91 Brehm, Paul (04) 01 02 03 04 Bremer, Eli (00) 97 98

Brigman, Ryan (13) 10 Brower, Douglas R. (72) 70 Brown, Jeffrey H. (73) 70 71 72 Brown, Kevin (89) 86 87 88 Brown, Michael L. (86) 83 84 85 86 Bruskewitz, James W. (74) 71 Buchanan, Robert J. (88) 85 86 87 88 Burton, Nick (07) 03 04 06 07 Burwell, John C. (63) 61 62 63 Butler, Corydon (12) 09 10 Butt, Spencer (09) 06 07 08 09 C Callaway, Bernard B. (73) 73 Cannon, Lovick E. (68) 66 Canterbury, Alfred L. (60) 58 59 60 Carnes, Gary J. (81) 81 Carpenter, Thomas J. (77) 74 75 76 Carrier, Michael H. (69) 67 68 Carrington, George W. (74) 71 72 73 74 Chaney, Blake (98) 95 96 97 Chapman, Ben (04) 01 02 04 Chesnut, Sam (92) 89 90 91 92 Chiaro, Anthony (13) 10 Chun, Mark C. (73) 70 71 72 73 Chung, Tommy (05) 02 Clark, Cheyne (12) 09 10 Clark, Howard, III (90) 87 88 89 90 Cleary, James (89) 86 Clegg, Charles S. (72) 69 70 71 Cline, Clinton E. (73) 70 71 Cole, Phillip (09) 06 Collier, Mark (96) 93 Congdon, Norman B. (60) 58 Cook, Christopher A. (81) 78 79 80 81 Cooper, Ralph C. (68) 66 Corbett, Jason (99) 96 Cormier, Hank (91) 88 Coryn, Charles E. (61) 59 Cotton, Daniel (85) 82 Covington, Gary N. (70) 68 69 Cowling, Trebor (T.J.) (08) 05 06 07 08 Cox, Johnathan (12) 09 Curtis, Christopher L. (69) 67 68 69 D Davis, Matt (97) 94 95 96 97 Davison, Kenneth (84) 82 83 Dawson, Robert (11) 08 09 10 Day, Justin (09) 06 07 08 09 Dayton, John (03) 00 01 02 03 Deacon, Cody (12) 09 10 Deardorf, Erick W. (85) 82 83 Deeley, William F. (72) 69 70 Derrick, Marvin J. (77) 74 75 Devemark, Carl (99) 96 97 98 99 Dixon, Matthew (84) 82 83 Dixon, Nick (09) 06 07 08 09

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F Fairlamb, Richard C. (61) 59 60 Faley, Jeff (89) 86 87 88 89 Falk, Eric (04) 01 02 Farquhar, Jerry (60) 58 59 60 Fay, Robert (59) 57 Feaster, Stephen J. (70) 68 Fedel, Gary A. (67) 65 67 Ferguson, Michael L. (63) 61 62 63 Fiechtner, Robb (01) 98 Fields, Philip (92) 89 90 91 92 Finch, Josh (01) 98 99 00 01 Finch, Samuel P., III (64) 63 64 Fisher, Bruce D. (71) 69 70 71 Fitzgerald, Ryan (05) 02 03 04 05 Fitzsimmons, John (93) 90 91 92 93 Flaherty, Warren T. (70) 68 69 70 Fletcher, Derek (90) 87 88 Flores, Frank (92) 89 90 91 92 Foster, Michael (99) 96 97 98 99 Foutch, Mike (95) 93 94 95 Francis, John J., Jr. (63) 61 62 Frank, Steve (96) 93 94 95 96 G Gannett, Paul (10) 07 Gee, Matt (86) 83 84 85 86 Gempler, Gregory J. (73) 70 71 72 73 Gentice, Nicholas (90) 87 Gilbert, Nathaniel (11) 08 09 10 Gillaspie, Tim (95) 92 94 95 Glandon, Nathan (08) 07 08 Grabe, Ronald J. (66) 64 65 66 Grace, Stephen (10) 07 08 Grados, Mike (01) 98 99 00 01 Graham, John G. (72) 69 70 71 Graham, John, Jr. (68) 66 67 68 Graham, Patrick (04) 01 02 Greer, Davey (08) 05 Griffith, William M. (69) 67 68 69 Gunn, Benjamin (11) 08 09 10 H Hackbarth, Gary (78) 75 76 77 78 Hackbarth, Joey R. (79) 76 77 78 79 Hagelin, Richard H., III (69) 67 68 69 Hale, Aaron (01) 96 98 99 Hale, Ira D. (77) 74 75 Hall, Matt (96) 93 94 95 96 Hall, Zach (98) 95 96 Hallman, Wes (90) 87 88 89 90 Halvorsen, Steven A. (79) 76 77 78 79 Hamlin, Richard P., Jr. (79) 76 77 78 79 Hamme, Doug (87) 84 85 86 Hammervold, Joshua (11) 08 09 10 Hampson, Robert J. (72) 70 71 72 Hansen, Mark (13) 10 Hansen, Thomas (11) 08 09 10 Happ, William K. (70) 68 69 Harris, Rufus D. (63) 61 62

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Hatelid, Carl M. (65) 63 64 65 Hauck, Les (98) 95 97 98 Hauffe, Andrew (09) 06 Hauffe, Justin (05) 03 04 05 Haylett, Marshall (02) 99 00 01 02 Heath, Kevin (04) 01 02 03 Heitmeyer, Paul (96) 93 94 95 96 Hembrough, William M. (68) 66 67 68 Henry, Tom (91) 88 89 Hepburn, Philip R., Jr., (62) 60 62 Hepler, William (98) 95 96 97 98 Hickok, John (88) 86 87 88 Higham, James L. (66) 64 65 66 Hill, Lincoln (95) 92 93 94 95 Hillen, Kimberly E. (82) 79 80 81 Hogan, Dan (96) 94 Hogue, James E. (76) 73 74 75 76 Holloway, Charles D. (75) 72 Horner, Matthew (02) 99 00 01 02 Hourin, James J. (61) 59 60 61 Hudson, Scott (99) 96 97 98 99 Hughes, John S. (75) 72 73 Hulse, Douglas S. (04) 99 00 04 Hutchinson, Karl T. (70) 69 70 I•J Ihlenfeld, Matt (01) 98 99 00 01 Jackson, Don E. (67) 65 66 67 Jaep, William F., Jr. (67) 65 Jaime, Jared (11) 09 Jamerson, James L. (63) 61 62 63 Jenkins, Kaleb (12) 09 Jett, Andrew (97) 94 95 96 97 Johns, Brad (87) 84 85 86 Johnson, Eric M. (89) 86 Johnson, Richard K. (62) 60 61 62 63 Jones, Brad (87) 85 85 86 87 Jones, Francis V. (63) 61 Jones, Jon (13) 10 Jordan, Jarrett D. (80) 77 78 79 80 Jurcak, Matt (09) 06 07 08 09 K Kalberer, Jon (96) 93 94 95 96 Kane, Timothy E. (82) 79 80 Karmondy, Matt (06) 03 04 05 06 Kattau, Richard (97) 94 Kechter, Todd (90) 87 89 Keddington, David (84) 82 83 Keltner, Tyler (06) 03 Kemp, Kelvin P. (74) 71 72 Kennon, John W., III (75) 72 73 74 75 Kildare, Trevor (97) 94 95 96 Kincaid, David (95) 92 93 Kirch, Robert K. (65) 63 64 65 Kitko, Paul (02) 01 Knaute, Chris (07) 04 05 06 07 Koraly, Steven C. (74) 72 73 74 Korsedal, Brian (98) 95 Korsedal, John (97) 94 95 96 Krauss, Greg (97) 94 95 96 Kux, Steven A. (68) 66 Kyrazis, Theodore G., II (83) 80 L Lansford, Lars (90) 89 Lapin, Justin (07) 04 05 06 07 Laughrey, Wallis (98) 95 96 Lauritzen, William G. (73) 70 71 72 73 Lazarus, Karim (95) 94 95 LeBeau, Charles (06) 03 04 Lee, Steve (05) 05 Leek, Warren J. (66) 64 65 66 Lennon, Jay (90) 87 88 89 Leonard, Michael C. (67) 65 66

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ALL-TIME LETTERWINNERS Leopold, Richard A. (76) 73 Leslie, Coby (99) 95 96 98 99 Leverett, David H. (63) 63 Lewandowski, Ronald (85) 82 83 Liedl, Spencer (08) 05 06 07 08 Limbird, Keith G. (82) 79 80 Lindberg, Brady (07) 03 04 06 07 Linder, Cameron (08) 05 Lindgren, Jason (95) 92 93 94 95 Lipp, John R. (70) 68 69 Livingood, John M. (82) 80 81 Londrigan, Sean (92) 89 90 91 92 Lorenz, Mark J. (82) 80 Losey, Brian L. (83) 80 81 82 83 Lowe, Chris (88) 85 86 87 88 Lowe, Garrett M. (95) 92 93 94 95 Lowell, Jay (90) 87 88 Luette, Glen J. (84) 81 82 Lundmark, Rolf (95) 92 93 94 95 M Mackow, John (99) 96 MacLaughlin, Bucky (91) 88 89 90 91 Magee, Donald W. (77) 74 75 76 77 Mallard, John (95) 94 95 Marion, James (00) 97 98 99 00 Marshall, David L. (71) 69 70 Marshall, Jeff (94) 91 92 94 Marshall, William C. (77) 74 75 77 Martignetti, Edward (89) 86 Martin, Douglas K. (69) 67 68 69 Martin, Timothy S. (76) 73 74 75 76 Martinelli, Tim (13) 10 Masin, John L. (69) 67 Mason, William M. (84) 81 Massey, John P. (73) 71 72 73 Matchefts, Marco J. (87) 84 85 86 87 May, Mike (95) 94 McAlister, Richard W. (75) 72 73 74 75 McCall, Grant (01) 98 McCorkle, Ben (09) 06 McCorry, Daniel C., Jr. (75) 72 73 74 75 McCoy, Andy (91) 88 89 91 McCrackin, Thomas M. (63) 62 63 McCroan, James (03) 00 01 02 McGarrity, John (86) 83 84 85 86 McGinnis, Tom (87) 84 85 86 87 McKeon, Matthew P. (83) 80 81 McLain, George E. (70) 68 69 70 McLean, Daniel P. (66) 64 65 66 McLeod, William C., II (65) 64 65 McSwain, Donald L. (69) 67 Merrell, John C. (69) 67 Merrill, David L. (76) 73 74 75 Meyers, Jeff (87) 84 85 86 Miller, Robert F. (69) 67 Millikin, Matt (13) 10 Mitchell, Andrew (01) 98 99 00 01 Mohrmann, Karl (11) 08 09 Morgan, Mark E (79) 76 77 78 79 Morgan, Matthew (85) 82 Morin, Christopher (10) 07 08 09 10 Morse, Bob (87) 84 85 86 87 Moss, Ryan (07) 04 05 06 07 Mueller, Allan E., Jr. (67) 65 Murra, Craig L. (77) 74 75 76 77 Murray, Ronald W. (65) 64 65 Muttilainen, Mark A. (78) 75 76 N Needham, Theodore E. (79) 76 77 78 79 Nelson, Bruce M. (76) 73 74 75 76 Nelson, George J. (82) 79 80 81 Nguyen, Quoc-Nam (02) 99 Nichols, David C. (81) 78 79 80 81

Nield, George C., IV (72) 72 Nieman, Robert L. (70) 68 69 70 Nofziger, Ryan (99) 96 97

Shaffer, Timothy A. (76) 74 75 76 Sharif, Khalil (04) 01 03 04 Sharpe, Steve (91) 88 89 90 91 Sheehan, Stephen D. (65) 64 Sheridan, Jim (91) 88 Shinnick, Joseph T. (85) 82 Shipstead, Matt (01) 98 99 00 01 Sievers, Matt (07) 04 05 06 07 Simmons, Barry N. (81) 81 Simpson, James R. (82) 79 80 81 Simpson, Wendell P., III (80) 78 79 80 Sittig, Ryan (13) 10 Skillman, Thomas C. (75) 72 73 74 75 Smiley, Floyd M., Jr. (70) 68 Smiley, Jeffrey L. (69) 67 68 69 Smith, Andrew (00) 97 98 99 Smith, Brian C. (81) 78 Smith, Peter (89) 86 Smith, Warren (Cole) (12) 09 10 Snyder, Francis E. (79) 76 77 78 79 Songster, Timothy (93) 90 91 92 93 Soukup, Greg (92) 89 90 91 92 Specht, David J. (83) 80 81 Spees, Jason (95) 92 Spires, Dan (88) 85 86 87 88 Squires, Dave (94) 91 92 93 94 Steadman, Drew (00) 97 Stedman, Randall S. (81) 78 79 80 81 Stein, Eugene (93) 90 91 92 93 Steinfort, Edward (02) 99 00 01 Steipp, Chad (01) 98 Steward, Parker (02) 99 Stinson, Robert W. (75) 72 Stoddard, Jeffrey J. (84) 81 82 Stolee, Andrew (04) 01 Strabley, Shawn (03) 00 Straw, William E. (67) 65 Stronko, Jake (13) 10 Stump, Hugh D. (65) 63 64 Sullivan, Paul B. (81) 78 79 80 81 Sumrall, Rich (86) 83 84 85 86 Symens, Terry M. (75) 72 73 74 75

O O’Donnell, Terrence (66) 64 65 66 Offutt, Frederick W. (75) 72 73 74 75 O’Keefe, Richard D. (60) 58 59 60 O’Keefe, Sean (10) 07 08 09 10 Oliver, Carl W. (63) 63 Olson, Matt (88) 86 87 88 O’Neal, James W., III (70) 68 69 70 Outlaw, Mike (89) 86 87 88 P Paige, Tyler (01) 98 99 00 01 Paquette, Michael P. (77) 77 Parker, David (06) 03 Parker, Robert H. (62) 60 61 62 Parker, Stewart (02) 99 00 01 Parmenter, Paul (07) 04 05 06 07 Parr, Evan (05) 02 03 04 05 Paschke, Tim (00) 97 98 99 Patten, Eric (91) 88 89 90 91 Paulson, Ralph W. (68) 66 Paxton, Aerick (97) 94 95 96 Pendergast (97) 94 Percival, Scott (01) 98 99 00 01 Perich, Ty (11) 08 Perkowski, Raymond P. (65) 63 64 65 Peterson, Rory (04) 01 02 03 04 Phelps, Mason (04) 01 02 03 04 Phenicie, Dan (07) 04 05 Phillips, Benjamin W., Jr. (75) 72 73 Pickrell, Robert L. (85) 82 Pilling, Richard A. (74) 72 Plescha, Franz (87) 84 85 86 87 Poehler, Marcus (11) 08 Poole, James C., Jr. (61) 60 Poorman, Douglas A. (78) 75 76 77 78 Pounds, Eric (04) 01 02 03 04 Prior, Rich (86) 83 84 85 86 R Rasmussen, Cody (99) 96 97 98 99 Rechsteiner, Roger W. (76) 73 74 Reed, David J. (60) 58 Reid, Jarve G. (670 65 66 67 Riba, Bryan T. (84) 81 Riebe, Beau (13) 10 Roberson, Jeff (03) 00 01 02 03 Robertson, Greg (92) 89 90 91 92 Robinson, Eric (11) 08 09 10 Roesler, Nathaniel (12) 09 10 Rogas, Peter N. (79) 77 Rogers, Randy (09) 06 07 08 09 Rough, Matt (90) 87 88 Rump, Nathan (91) 88 89 90 91 Ryan, Thomas M. (83) 80 Rye, Bryan A. (71) 69 70

T Talbott, Donald R. (65) 63 64 65 Tharaldson, Derek (98) 95 96 97 98 Thompson, Garrett J. (84) 81 82 83 Thompson, James M. (73) 70 71 72 73 Thompson, Jeffrey G. (81) 78 79 80 Thurber, Alan (90) 85 86 89 90 Tibbitts, Stephen W. (75) 73 74 75 Toepfer, Michael W. (89) 85 86 87 88 Toth, Charles (01) 98 99 00 01 Treason, Thomas A. (65) 64 65 Trimble, Eric (03) 00 03 Trimble, Jack R. (70) 68 69 70 Tritico, Hans (99) 96

W Walker, Weston (13) 10 Walsh, Brian J. (83) 80 Ward, Timothy J. (83) 80 Warner, John J. (69) 67 68 69 Waters, Steven C. (80) 77 78 79 80 Watson, Charles D. (66) 64 65 66 Weber, David B. (71) 71 Weinberg, Norman A. (76) 74 75 76 Welling, Karol R. (83) 80 Whinnery, Cyrus C. (88) 85 86 87 88 White, Bishop, III (64) 62 63 White, Brent (13) 10 White, Gordon (06) 03 05 White, Richard H. (69) 67 Whitted, James M. (62) 60 Whitting, Drew (93) 90 91 93 Wiegman, Stanley F. (80) 77 78 79 80 Wierzbanowski, Jason (95) 92 93 94 95 Wilcoxon, Robert B. (82) 79 80 Willhite, Brian (10) 07 Williams, David L. (82) 79 80 Williams, Earl R. (67) 65 Williams, John (83) 82 83 Williams, Thomas A. (80) 77 78 79 80 Wilson, Layne (09) 06 07 08 Wise, Richard M. (78) 75 Woodward, Jasper S. (82) 79 80 81 Wooton, Joseph (81) 78 79 80 81 Y Yamashiro, Kai (09) 06 07 08 09 Yamashiro, Kimo (06) 03 05 Yee, Alex (10) 07 Young, George O., III (65) 64 65 Young, Paul (13) 10 Z Zappia, Michael A. (80) 77 Zuber, Jay (89) 86 Zwyer, James (95) 92 93 94 95

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S Saitz, Ted (09) 06 Sayre, John R. (84) 81 82 Schenck, Roswell M. (67) 65 Scherm, Todd (95) 92 93 95 Schiffl, Louis (97) 94 Schmidt, Paul M. (72) 69 Scholtz, Joe (98) 95 Schrott, John W., III (67) 66 Schulenberg, Michael S. (85) 82 83 Scott, Christopher S. (71) 69 70 Seamster, Robert A. (79) 76 77 Seigler, Stephen S. (67) 65 66 67 Selz, Scott (92) 89 90 91 92

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U•V Umberger, Ryan (13) 10 Uzelac, Nick (07) 04 05 06 07 Vance, Brian A. (73) 70 71 Vandam, David K. (77) 74 75 76 77 Vandam, Patrick (06) 03 Van Valkenburg, Kyle (10) 07 08 09 10 Vetter, Mike (92) 89 90 91 92 Vivadelli, J.H. (13) 10

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WORLD CLASS ATHLETE PROGRAM WORLD CLASS ATHLETE PROGRAM (WCAP) The Air Force World Class Athlete Program (WCAP) is a twoyear program that provides active duty, national guard and reserve Air Force personnel the opportunity to train and compete at national and international sports competitions with the ultimate goal of selection to the United States Olympic team. The WCAP is not a developmental program; it targets athletes who have achieved world class status in their sport. If selected, the athlete will be assigned to Headquarters Air Force Services Agency, San Antonio, Texas, with a duty location near elite coaches and/or world class training facilities. Candidates must remain competitive for a U.S Olympic team position to remain in the program, which ends with the Olympic Trials or after competing with the national team at the Olympics. James Bales, a 2001 graduate, is currently training in Colorado Springs under the WCAP in an attempt to qualify for the 2012 Olympics in the triathlon. Capt. Eli Bremer, a 2000 gradute, Former Air Force swimmers that have served competed in the Beijing Olympics. as members of the WCAP in 2008 include Capt. Eli Bremer, 2nd Lt. Chris Knaute and 2nd Lt. “The Air Force WCAP has allowed me to Paul Parmenter. Bremer, a 2000 continue to swim and compete to pursue graduate of the Academy, competed my athletic goals, while I still get to pur- in the 2008 Beijing Olympics in the modern pentathlon. Meanwhile, sue my long-term goal of becoming a Knaute and Parmenter, both 2007 pilot.” -2nd Lt. Chris Knaute, class of 2007 graduates, participated in the U.S. Olympic Trials in swimming in 2008. Both spent a year in Charlotte, N.C., training at the Mecklenburg Aquatic Center, mentored by former Auburn head coach Dave Marsh.

James Bales (two photos above), a 2001 graduate, is training for the 2012 Olympics.

2nd Lt. Chris Knaute (left) and 2nd Lt. Paul Parmenter (right) both trained for the 2008 U.S. Olympic Trials at the Mecklenburg (N.C.) Aquatic Center, a USA Swimming Center of Excellence.

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WHERE ARE THEY NOW?

Capt. Evan Parr (‘05) F-22 Pilot, 19th Flight Squadron, Elmendorf AFB, Alaska

Matt Ihlenfeld (’01) USAF Reserves KC-135 Pilot University of Indiana Law Student

Capt. Mike Foster (‘99) Ph. D. Candidate Rochester Institute of Technology, N.Y.

Matt Dunker (’98) JP Morgan Executive Director, Emerging Markets Trading MBA - Johnson School, Cornell University London, UK

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WHERE ARE THEY NOW? Capt. Matt Karmondy (‘06) Received Master’s Degree in Aeronautics/Astronautics from MIT; Attending pilot training

Capt. Eric Pounds (‘04) C-17 Pilot Dover AFB, Del.

Capt. Stewart Parker (‘02) Air Force Special Tactics Combat Controller

1st Lt. T.J. Cowling (‘07) and 1st Lt. Spencer Liedl (‘07) Attending pilot training Pensacola, Fla.

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THE AIR FORCE ACADEMY The United States Air Force Academy offers a four-year program of instruction and experience designed to educate, train and inspire men and women to become officers of character, motivated to lead the United States Air Force in service to our nation. Each cadet graduates with a bachelor of science degree and a commission as a second lieutenant in the Air Force. COURSE OF STUDY Cadets are exposed to a balanced curriculum that provides the knowledge, skills and responsibilities essential to a career Air Force officer. The entire USAFA experience is integrated and mapped to achieve a set of desired outcomes in every graduate. The core academic curriculum includes courses in basic sciences, engineering, social sciences and humanities. Cadets take additional elective courses to complete requirements for one of 32 major areas of study. About 50 percent of the cadets complete majors in science and engineering; the remainder graduate in the social sciences and humanities. Some of the most popular majors include management, aeronautical engineering, foreign area studies, history, behavioral science, civil engineering, astronautical engineering, electrical engineering and engineering mechanics. FACULTY COMPOSITION The majority of the Academy's faculty members, more than 500 total, are Air Force officers. They are selected primarily from career-officer volunteers who have established outstanding records of performance and dedication. Each has at least a master's degree and more than 55 percent have doctorates or other terminal degrees in their field of study. About 30 percent of the faculty are civilians who bring great depth of disciplinary and educational expertise and provide academic stability and continuity. Faculty members are intensely focused on cadet learning as an integral part of their officer development. The Air Force Academy has been ranked No. 1 in the nation for the most accessible and involved faculty for four years in a row. To provide greater contributions by a diverse faculty, the Academy has several distinguished visiting professors and endowed professors who serve one or more years. Officers from other services, as well as officers from allied countries are also members of the faculty. Distinguished civilian and military lecturers also share their expertise with the cadets during the academic year. ATHLETIC PROGRAM The Academy's athletic program is designed to improve physical fitness, teach athletic skills and develop leadership qualities. To achieve its goals, the Academy offers some of the most extensive physical education, intramural sports and intercollegiate athletic programs in the nation. Cadets take at least three different physical education courses each year.

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MILITARY EDUCATION AND TRAINING An air, space and cyberspace-oriented military education, training and leadership program begins with basic cadet training and continues throughout the four years. Seniors are responsible for the organizational leadership of the cadet wing, while juniors and sophomores seek to develop team and interpersonal leadership and instructional skills. Cadets are projected into as many active leadership roles as possible to prepare them to be effective Air Force officers. Fundamental concepts of military organization -- drill, ethics, honor, Air Force heritage and physical training -- are emphasized the first summer during basic cadet training. Freshmen then study the military role in United States society as well as the mission and organization of the Air Force. Sophomores receive instruction in communication skills and juniors study the combat and operational aspects of the Air Force. The Academy offers courses in flying, navigation, soaring and parachuting, building from basic skills to instructor duties. Some cadets may fly light aircraft with the Cadet Flying Team. Summer training for cadets is divided into three, threeweek training periods. There are a variety of programs available and each cadet is required to complete two training periods each summer with leave during the other period. All new cadets take six weeks of basic cadet training in their first summer. Combat survival training is a required three-week program during cadets' second summer. For other secondsummer training periods, cadets have options such as working with Airmen in an operational unit at an Air Force installation, airborne parachute training, soaring or basic free-fall parachute training. During their last two summers, all cadets are offered leadership training as supervisors or instructors in the summer programs listed above. Extracurricular activities also are an integral part of the education program. The cadet ski club, drum and bugle corps, cadet chorale and forensics are a few of the programs available.

HISTORY OF THE ACADEMY In 1948, a board of leading civilian and military educators was appointed to plan the curriculum for an academy that would meet the needs of the newly established Air Force. The board determined that Air Force requirements could not be met by expanding the other service academies and recommended an Air Force Academy be established without delay. In 1949, then Secretary of the Air Force W. Stuart Symington appointed a commission to assist in selecting a site and on April 1, 1954, President Dwight D. Eisenhower authorized creation of the United States Air Force Academy. After considering 580 sites in 45 states, the commission narrowed the choice to three locations. The summer of 1954, Secretary of the Air Force Harold Talbott selected a site near Colorado Springs, Colo. Colorado contributed $1 million toward purchase of the property.

NOMINATIONS Nominations to the Academy may be obtained through a congressional sponsor or by meeting eligibility criteria in other categories of competition established by law. For information on admission procedures, write to HQ USAFA/RRS; 2304 Cadet Drive, Suite 200; USAF Academy, CO 80840-5025.

In July 1955, the first Academy class entered interim facilities at Lowry Air Force Base, Denver, while construction began. It was sufficiently completed for occupancy by the cadet wing in late August 1958. Initial construction cost was $142 million.

www.usafa.edu

Women entered the Academy on June 28, 1976, as members of the class of 1980.

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ACADEMY LEADERSHIP Lt. Gen. Michael C. Gould is Superintendent, U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colo. He directs a four-year academic, military training, athletic and character development program leading to a bachelor’s degree and commission as an Air Force officer. The general is a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy’s Class of 1976. His career encompasses a wide range of assignments, ranging from head football coach of the Air Force Academy Preparatory School, to serving as Air Force aide to the President of the United States. He has held numerous command positions at the group, wing and numbered air force level, and was commander of Cheyenne Mountain Operations Center during 9/11. Prior to his return to the Academy, he was Director of Operations and Plans, U.S. Transportation Command, Scott Air Force Base, Ill. General Gould is a command pilot with more than 3,000 flying hours in the T-38, T-41, KC-10, C-5, C-17, C-21, C-141 and KC-135R. The general’s military awards and decorations include the Distinguished Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters, Defense Superior Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters, Legion of Merit with oak leaf cluster, Meritorious Service Medal with oak leaf cluster, Air Force Commendation Medal, Air Force Achievement Medal and the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal.

Vice Superintendent Colonel Tamara Rank

Dean of Faculty Brig. General Dana Born

Commandant of Cadets Brig. General Richard Clark

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DIRECTOR OF ATHLETICS

Dr. Hans J. Mueh Director of Athletics l Seventh Year Dr. Hans J. Mueh is in his seventh year as the director of athletics at the Air Force Academy. A retired Air Force brigadier general, Mueh was vice dean of faculty for two years prior to his retirement from active duty in the summer of 2004. Mueh was heavily involved in Academy athletics before becoming director of athletics. He was the Academy's faculty athletics representative from 1996-2004 and was a long-time member of the board of directors for the Air Force Academy Athletics Association. Since becoming the director of athletics, Mueh has led the Academy to some remarkable feats. In 2007, the Academy was one of only three schools (Michigan State and Boston College) to reach post-season play in football (2007), men’s basketball and ice hockey (2006-07). It marked the first time a service academy has ever had a team compete in the post-season in all three sports. In addition, under Mueh’s watch the men’s basketball team has played in an NCAA tournament and the National Invitational Tournament’s Final Four. The ice hockey team won three straight conference championships and made three straight appearances in the NCAA tournament. Mueh was on the selection committee that hired current head coach Frank Serratore and led the Academy’s move into the Athletic Hockey Association. The football program, the Academy’s flagship sport, has gone through a major overhaul under Mueh. He led the transition from the retirement of the legendary Fisher DeBerry after 23 years at the helm to hiring current head coach Troy Calhoun, a 1989 Academy graduate. Calhoun’s impact was immediate, leading the Falcons to a 9-4 overall mark and a second-place finish in the Mountain West Conference in 2007. The Falcons qualified for their first bowl game in five years, playing in the Armed Forces Bowl in 2007. The program has posted backto-back eight-win seasons and qualified for bowl games since, marking the first time since 1990-92 Air Force has been to a bowl three straight years.

2010. The $15 million facility will be completed early in 2011. Mueh has also been active within the conference and the NCAA. He was recently selected to be part of the NCAA Division I Amateurism Cabinet and has been active on the NCAA’s academics/eligibility compliance cabinet, the men’s golf committee and the region 7 postgraduate scholarship committee. Mueh has been equally active within the conference on various leadership committees. He is currently on the awards and recognition committee and has previously served on the joint council executive committee, and committees on championships, television and sportsmanship. Before assuming his duties as vice dean at the Academy, Mueh was permanent professor and head of the department of chemistry at the Academy, a position he held since October 1987 where he oversaw the annual design and instruction of 25 undergraduate courses for 1,500 cadets annually. Mueh was born Jan. 8, 1944, in Celle, Germany, and emigrated to the United States in 1951. He entered the Air Force in 1962 as a member of the Academy's eighth graduating class, and graduated with a bachelor of science degree in chemistry in 1966. While at the Academy, Mueh was a two-year letterwinner in soccer as a goalie. He still holds the Academy record for saves in a game with 30, accomplishing it twice in 1965 against North Carolina and Benedictine. In his junior and senior years, Mueh helped the Falcons to the Rocky Mountain Intercollegiate Soccer League championship and quarterfinal berths in the NCAA tournament. He was a first-team all-league selection in 1965. Following graduation, Mueh completed two assignments in intelligence before attending the University of Wisconsin where he earned his master's degree in chemistry in 1970. He later earned a doc-

torate degree in chemistry from Wisconsin in 1976 as a distinguished graduate. He has also completed Squadron Officer School, Air Command and Staff College and Air War College. Between earning the two degrees, Mueh returned to the Academy as an instructor in the department of chemistry from 1970-72. He also served as assistant soccer coach and played semipro soccer with the Aurora Internationals in Denver during those two years, leading the Internationals to the Colorado state title in 1971. He volunteered for duty in Vietnam and served as an intelligence officer in Saigon, Republic of Vietnam and at Nakhon Phanom RTAB, Thailand, in 1972 and 1973. After earning his doctorate degree, Mueh returned to the Academy in 1976 as an associate professor of chemistry. He remained at the Academy except for a stint in 1985-86 as the special assistant for technical matters at the Defense Intelligence Agency at the Pentagon. In 1986, he assumed the position of acting head, department of chemistry, before being selected for his position of permanent professor and head of the department of chemistry in 1987. As faculty athletics representative, he was active in both the Western Athletic Conference and Mountain West Conference, and was the Academy's representative on the transition team to form the new MWC, the only faculty athletics representative on the team. He competes in golf, racquetball, handball and tennis, and has promoted Air Force Academy intercollegiate sports throughout his tenure, beginning with work as chairman of the hockey eligibility committee, officer representative to the men's golf team and five years as the officer representative to the football team. Mueh is married to the former Sally Flax of Cincinnati, Ohio. They have three children: Kristine, Kurt and Deborah.

Mueh has been just as successful behind the scenes with the administration of the department. Mueh restructured the department with an internal/external model that has streamlined resources and made the department more effective from top to bottom. In addition, he has the department on course to become a federally chartered non-profit organization which will lead to more fund-raising opportunities. Mueh was instrumental in the USAFA Endowment and the announcement of an Indoor Training Facility that broke ground in the summer of

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AIR FORCE ATHLETICS Few schools in the country have an athletic program as extensive as the Air Force Academy's. The goals of the athletic program are to enhance the physical conditioning of all cadets, to develop the physical skills necessary for officership, to teach leadership in a competitive environment and to build character. There are three subdivisions of the athletic program: intercollegiate athletics, intramurals and physical education. The intercollegiate program has 17 men's and 10 women's NCAA-sanctioned teams, facing some of the top competition in the nation. Men’s teams are football, baseball, basketball, ice hockey, cross-country, fencing, golf, gymnastics, indoor and outdoor track, lacrosse, rifle, soccer, swimming and diving, tennis, water polo and wrestling. The Academy fields women's teams in basketball, cross-country, fencing, gymnastics, rifle, indoor and outdoor track, swimming and diving, soccer, tennis and volleyball. In addition, the Academy sponsors two non-NCAA programs; boxing and cheerleading. The majority of the Academy’s men’s and women’s programs compete at the NCAA Division I level in the Mountain West Conference. The Falcons compete in this conference against teams from Brigham Young, New Mexico, Col-

orado State, San Diego State, TCU, Wyoming, Utah and UNLV. All sports also compete against non-conference opponents, including many nationallyranked teams. The football team competes annually for the Commander-in-Chief's Trophy, which is emblematic of service academy football supremacy. The Falcons have won the trophy 16 times, which is more than Army and Navy combined. The winner of the annual rivalry visits the White House to have the trophy presented by the President of the United States. The USAFA Cadet Field House is one of the most impressive buildings in the country. It’s a modern, versatile structure with seemingly endless uses. The $5.6 million building is five stories high and 396 feet by 426 feet, the size of three football fields laid side by side. The structure is divided into three areas-basketball arena, ice hockey arena and multipurpose area. The three sections have a combined seating capacity of more than 9,000. Clune Arena seats 5,834. The Cadet Ice Rink has a seating capacity of 2,470, while the multipurpose area seats 1,000 fans for track and field competitions. The department’s newest facility is the Indoor Training Facility (pictured left), which will be completed in early 2011.

Brad DeAustin Vice Director of Athletics

Col. Billy Walker Deputy AD Head, Physical Education

Jim Trego Senior Associate AD External Affairs

John Coulahan Associate AD Finance

Marti Gasser Associate AD/SWA Intercollegiate Program

William Carpenter Associate AD Recruiting Support

Wayne Kellenbence Associate AD Support

Troy Garnhart Associate AD Info./Communications

Dermot Coll Associate AD Development/Gov’t

Karen Warner Associate AD Human Resources

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