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United States Air Force Academy Men’s Swimming & Diving 2011-12 TABLE OF CONTENTS Schedule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .IFC Table of Contents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 Quick Facts/Media Information . . . . . . . . . . .1 THE STAFF Head Coach Rob Clayton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-3 Assistant Coach Anthony Boettcher . . . . . . . .4 Support Staff . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 Diving Coaches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 Frequently Asked Questions . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6

QUICK FACTS GENERAL INFORMATION Location. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . USAFA, Colo. Colors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Blue & Silver Nickname . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Falcons Enrollment. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4,000 Founded . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1954 Affiliation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . NCAA Div. I Conference . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . MPSF Home Pool . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cadet Natatorium Superintendent . . . . . . Lt. Gen. Michael Gould Athletic Director . . . . . . . . . . . . Dr. Hans Mueh COACHING STAFF Head Coach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rob Clayton Alma Mater/Year . . . . . . . . . . . Wyoming/1991 Phone. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 719-333-4726 E-mail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . rob.clayton@usafa.edu Career Record/Years . . . . . . . . . . . 113-62-1/13 School Record/Years. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Same Head Diving Coach . . . . . . . . . . . . Stan Curnow Asst. Coach . . . . . . . . . . . . . Anthony Boettcher TEAM INFORMATION 2010-11 Dual Record . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11-6 2010-11 Conference Record . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-3 2010-11 Conference Finish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3rd Letterwinners Returning/Lost . . . . . . . . . 17/12 Newcomers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 ATHLETIC MEDIA RELATIONS Assoc. AD/Communications . . . . . . Troy Garnhart Asst. Director (Swimming SID) . . Nick Arseniak Office Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 719-333-9251 E-mail . . . . . . . . . nicholas.arseniak@usafa.edu Mailing Address . . . . Athletic Media Relations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2169 Field House Drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . USAFA, CO 80840 Web Site . . . . . . . . . . . GoAirForceFalcons.com

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MEET THE FALCONS Season Outlook . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 Roster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 Athlete Bios . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9-23 HISTORY 2010-11 Season Review . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24-25 Swimming History . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26-27 Diving History . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27 Honors and Awards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28-29 Air Force Records . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30 Service Academy Records . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31 Letterwinners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32-33

Media Guide The 2011-12 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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LIFE AFTER THE ACADEMY World Class Athlete Program . . . . . . . . . . . .34 Where Are They Now . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35-36 THE ACADEMY The Air Force Academy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37 Academy Leadership . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38 Director of Athletics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39 Air Force Athletics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40 Cadet Natatorium . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41

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 719-333-9025 or 719333-2313. All interview requests must be made at least one day in advance so that the athlete or coach can be properly notified. Credits The 2011-12 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. On the Cover Featured on the front cover is the 2011-12 team on the deck of the newly refurbished Cadet Natatorium.

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Head Coach Rob Clayton

ROB CLAYTON

HEAD SWIMMING COACH 14TH SEASON WYOMING (1991) Head coach Rob

At USAFA, Clayton has coached men to 20

con swimmers and divers were the recipients

Clayton enters

individual conference championships and two

of the Academy's Team Excellence Award for

his 14th season as the Academy's head men's

relay conference championships. Eight of his

the 2003-04 school year.

swimming coach. After 13 years, his enthusi-

swimmers have competed in the Olympic Tri-

Clayton is a 1991 graduate of Wyoming

asm for the Academy and Falcon swimming

als, including in 2008 when five former and cur-

where he earned a bachelor's degree in chem-

hasn't diminished a bit. "I love coaching at the

rent Falcons participated in the Trials. In

ical engineering. While at Wyoming, Clayton

Air Force Academy. It is the perfect school for

addition to the team's success in the pool, Clay-

was one of the premier swimmers in the West-

the young man who is serious about pursuing

ton’s swimmers have earned more than 132 ac-

ern Athletic Conference.

excellence in school, swimming and life. I'm

ademic all-conference honors and 22 MWC

A four-year letterman, Clayton swam in

thrilled to wake up and go to work in the morn-

Scholar-Athlete selections, while six others

the NCAA Championships in the 200 freestyle,

ing," said Clayton.

were both designated Scholar All-Americans by

200 IM and 400 IM. He stole the show at the

Clayton has led the Falcons to a 113-62-1

the College Swimming Coaches Association of

1991 conference championships, winning the

overall dual record and eight top-three finishes

America. Clearly, Clayton expects excellence in

200 and 400 individual medley, becoming only

in the MWC. After a sixth-place league finish his

the classroom as well as the pool.

the second Cowboy to ever win an IM confer-

first season, Clayton led the Falcons to third-

"The Academy is the number one under-

place finishes in 2000, 2001, 2002, 2006 and

graduate school in the country," the coach said.

2007. In 2003, 2004 and, most recently, 2009,

"The men come here primarily to get the best

Clayton excelled outside the pool as well.

the Falcons finished second at the MWC Cham-

education possible and to prepare for a fabu-

His 3.75 grade point average in chemical engi-

pionships. In addition, Clayton was named

lous career in the Air Force and beyond. While

neering helped earn him Academic All-Ameri-

MWC Men’s Coach of the Year in 2007 and

we desire success in the pool, we insist on suc-

can honors. He received the WAC's Stan Bates

2010.

cess in the classroom." Not surprisingly, the Fal-

Award in 1991, as the league's most outstand-

ence title. His time in the 400 IM set a conference championship record.

ing 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

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Head Coach Rob Clayton champions and several WAC champion relay

opportunity to interact with the rest of the

teams at BYU. Additionally, he coached an

cadets at the Air Force Academy."

NCAA finalist and an athlete to a spot on the U.S. National team in the summer of 1997. He

Originally from Fort Collins, Colo., Clayton

was very active in USA Swimming during his

was a standout swimmer at Rocky Mountain

time in Utah, serving as a senior coach with Hill-

High School where he was a four-year letter-

top Aquatic Swim Team in American Fork, Utah.

man. The 41-year-old Clayton is married to the

Clayton came to the Academy in 1997 and

former Kelly Costigan, a 1992 graduate of the

made an immediate impact on the program. He

Academy who competed for the women's ten-

worked with women's coach Casey Converse to

nis team. They have three sons, Robert, Daniel

coach the Academy's first woman to qualify for

and Joshua, and two daughters, Noel and Anna.

the NCAA Division I Championships. Clayton

The Claytons are very active in their church, In-

then took over the reins of the men's program

ternational Anglican Church, and live in Monu-

for the 1998-99 season.

ment.

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

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. Conference Champions Under Clayton 2000 Matt Ihlenfeld (200 Breast) Charlie Toth (100 free) 2001 Matt Ihlenfeld (100, 200 breast) 200 Medley Relay 2002 Paul Brehm (100, 200 back) 400 Medley Relay 2003 Paul Brehm (200 back) 2004 Chris Knaute (1650 free) 2005 Chris Knaute (400, IM, 500, 1650 free) 2006 Chris Knaute (400 IM, 500, 1650 free) Paul Parmenter (200 IM) 2007 Chris Knaute (400 IM, 500 free) Paul Parmenter (200 IM) 2009 Benjamin Gunn (200 IM) 2010 Benjamin Gunn (200 IM) 2011 Benjamin Gunn (200 fly) 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 2011 11 6 .647 3rd Totals 113 62 1 .645 --

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Assistant Coach Anthony Boettcher/Support Staff

ANTHONY BOETTCHER

ASSISTANT COACH FIRST SEASON WYOMING (1986)

New to the Academy is men's swimming assistant coach, Anthony Boettcher. Boettcher is a lifelong resident of Colorado and brings nearly 30 years of experience as a club coach in the state. He is excited about bringing that experience to the USAFA men's team. Boettcher comes to the Academy most recently from Falfins Swimming, a USA Swimming club team in the Colorado Springs area, and has coached seasonally in the Denver area as the head coach for the Wheat Ridge Piranhas (1982-1990), and as a year round USA Swimming Coach in the town of Evergreen. As the head coach for the Evergreen swim team from 1990- 2005, Boettcher built what has become known as a small town powerhouse, posting consistent top 10 finishes at the Colorado State Junior Olympics. His athletes there won over 60 individual state titles, five relay titles, and set numerous state records. Athletes from the Evergreen Swim Team have competed at Zones, Sectionals, Junior and Senior Nationals, and Olympic Trials, with 20-plus athletes going on to compete at NCAA Division

I schools, and one representing the USA at the World University Games in 2000. While at Evergreen, Boettcher also coached the boy's and girl's high school teams at Evergreen High School. He began concentrating only on the boy's team in 1995, and had unprecedented success there until leaving in 2005. His boys won 58 straight dual meets from 1995 through 2003, winning 9-of-11 Jefferson County titles in the process, and finished in the top three at the Boys 4A state meet numerous times. Many athletes achieved all-conference, all-state and All-American status. He retired as the winningest coach in the history of Jefferson County men's swimming. During his time at Evergreen, Boettcher was named the Colorado Swimming Age Group Coach of the Year in 1998, 2003 and 2005 for his work at the club level, and was the Colorado High School Coach of the Year in 2000 and 2002 as well. In 2003, the American Swim Coaches Association bestowed it's Colorado Swim Coach of the Year on him. In addition, Boettcher won the Jefferson County High School Swim Coach

of the Year 10 times, and the Jeffco League honored him with their 2001 Boy's Coach of the Year Award for all sports. Moving on to a new challenge in 2005, as the age group coach at Falfins Swimming in Colorado Springs, he continued to produce state champions and state record holders, and helped that club grow from 130 swimmers to over 200. Boettcher took the reins as the head coach in April, 2007 and has remained there until his recent move to the Academy. Boettcher has also invested 17 years as a volunteer for Colorado Swimming, Inc., and USA Swimming. Among his duties were stints as the Age Group Chair and Coaches Representative. He has attended the Western Zone Meet an unprecedented 13 times as a coach on the Colorado Staff, serving as head coach six of those times. He also served as Head Coach of the Colorado Swimming All Star team six times. In 1998 and again in 2003, USA Swimming gave Boettcher it's Phillips 66 Outstanding Service Award for his role as a volunteer.

2011-12 OFFICER REPRESENTATIVES

LT. COL. SEAN LONDRIGAN

LT. COL. SARAH STRACHAN

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MAJ. CHRISTINA DUGAN

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MAJ. JASON RENTER

CAPT. CAITLIN THORN

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Diving Coaching Staff

STAN CURNOW

HEAD DIVING COACH 19TH SEASON BYU (1997) Stan Curnow begins his 19th year with the Falcons as head diving coach, the longest tenure in Academy history for a diving coach. During his first 18 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 Curnow, shown with his family, is a three-time Mounyear in 2001, 2002 and 2006, and was fortain West Conference Diving Coach of the Year. merly a member of the NCAA Diving Rules Committee.

CAPT. LAUREN BURSEY ASSISTANT DIVING COACH SECOND SEASON USAFA (2007) Capt. Lauren Bursey enters her second 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.

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FAQ FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS... Head coach Rob Clayton answers some frequently asked questions about the Air Force swimming program:



IN TERMS OF FUNDING FOR TRAVEL, EQUIPMENT, ETC.?

WHAT IS YOUR TRAINING PHILOSOPHY AT AIR FORCE?

We are a military academy, so there is a balance between academics,

We have unsurpassed support from our athletic department. We nor-

athletics and military. However, we are a Division I program and train

mally travel 16-20 guys on our trips and everything is paid for. We also

accordingly. We compete in the Mountain Pacific Sports Conference

take a winter training trip (San Diego, Fort Lauderdale, Hawaii, Tuc-

(BYU, Cal State Bakersfield, Hawai’i, North Dakota, Pacific, Seattle,

son) every year and everything is paid for there as well. There is no

UNLV, Wyoming) and continually strive to qualify guys for the NCAA

cost put on the swimmers and there is NO fundraising. Additionally, we

Championships.

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



HOW MANY DIFFERENT COACHES AND TRAINERS DO YOUR

season and then compete in Speedo for the Championship meets.

SWIMMERS WORK WITH? I have been at the Academy for 13 years and assistant coach Anthony



Boettcher enters his first year. We also have a strength and condi-

Our team’s average GPA this year was 3.0 and usually hovers right

tioning coach and a full-time athletic trainer assigned to our team. In

around there.

WHAT IS YOUR TEAM'S AVERAGE GPA?

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.

IS THERE ANYTHING ELSE THAT YOU WOULD LIKE TO TELL ME

ABOUT YOUR PROGRAM THAT I HAVE FAILED TO ASK ABOUT 

WHAT IS THE TEAM ATMOSPHERE LIKE? (i.e. Does the team do

ABOVE?

random activities outside of swimming just to hang out with each

I just wanted to explain the Academy and how things work. No one

other? Do swimmers room with other swimmers? etc.)

here is on an “athletic scholarship.” Everyone receives an appointment

The team atmosphere is a complete cohesive unit. The team goes to

and everything is paid for while you are here (room, board, meals, etc).

football games as a team, camping trips as a team and many other ac-

In fact, the students receive a monthly stipend in addition that starts

tivities. Because of the challenges that are involved with a military

at about $120/month as a freshman and goes up to about $800/month

academy, the team forms a very tight bond. The pool is the place

as a senior. All students are undergraduate students. There are 32 dif-

where they come together, work hard and achieve goals together. In

ferent majors that range in many possibilities. The big difference is

regards to the question about rooming together, each student is put

that when you graduate, you are commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in

into a squadron (roughly 100 students per squadron, 40 squadrons,

the Air Force. About half (about 500) of the graduates will go off to

total student body of approximately 4000) randomly, so most of the

pilot training. The other half will go off to various other jobs to include

swimmers do not room with other swimmers. Last year, we had two

additional schooling. Think of an Air Force base as a little community

freshmen room together.

and all the jobs that are required. The Air Force requires doctors, civil engineers, meteorologists, police officers, etc. If you decide not to fly,



WHAT IS AN AVERAGE WEEK OF TRAINING LIKE IN TERMS OF

the service commitment is five years; for flyers, the commitment is 10

PRACTICE TIME, YARDAGE, DRYLAND, ETC.?

years. You can think of that in one of two ways—as a service commit-

We train every other morning (lift and swim) and every afternoon for

ment, or as a guaranteed job that pays you a competitive salary and in-

roughly 2.5 hours (to include dryland). The distance varies by workout

cludes unsurpassed benefits.

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 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

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2011-12 Season Outlook

CODY DEACON New beginnings are all around for the Air Force men’s swimming & diving team as it enters the 201112 season. The Falcons begin compeon in a new conference, while swimming in their newly refurbished pool. In addion, AFA will be looking to move forward aer graduang one of its strongest senior classes ever last season. Despite all the changes in and around the program, head swim coach Rob Clayton remains quite opmisc about his team as he enters his 14th season at the helm. The Falcons depart the Mountain West Conference and join the Mountain Pacific Sports Federaon (MPSF) for the 2011-12 season. The MPSF features nine schools parcipang in men’s swimming & diving, including former MWC rivals BYU, UNLV and Wyoming. “The MPSF is going to be a tough swimming conference,” Clayton said. “We’re taking all the top swim programs from the Mountain West and adding them with some other already strong programs, so it’s going to be a very compeve league at the championship.” One of Air Force’s biggest addions this season is the renovaon of the Cadet Natatorium. Aer having to train in mulple venues last year--including the water polo pool and the USAFA community center pool--the Falcons return to a refurbished state-of-theart Cadet Natatorium. The new natatorium features an Olympic sized pool with the ability to convert from long-course to short-course distances. In addion, the pool can convert from yards to meters. The diving wells have also been re-done, with all new 1m, 3m and plaorm wells. “Having the ability to switch from long-course to short-course is going to allow us to train more specifically and be much beer prepared for the type of pool we will be swimming in for compeon,” Clayton said. “The new video board and new diving facility puts the Cadet Natatorium in a short list of elite swimming facilies in the country.” Air Force returns 18 leerwinners from the 2010-11 squad and welcome 11 freshmen. The Falcons lose six seniors off the 2010-11 team, including MW Senior Recognion Award winner Benjamin Gunn and MW Scholar Athlete of the Year Eric Robinson. Gunn was a three-me MW Champion and leaves the Academy holding five school individual and three relay records. “We graduated some great swimmers from last year,” Clayton said. “Obviously, we have our work cut out for us this year, in terms of finding guys to step

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CORYDON BUTLER up. We have several returners I feel are ready to step into bigger roles. We also have a very talented freshman group that will come in here and contribute right off the bat.” Air Force will be led by its four seniors, highlighted by Cody Deacon and Corydon Butler. Deacon is coming off a stellar Mountain West Championships, where he was a finalist in both breaststroke events. In addion, Deacon is an Olympic Trials qualifier in the 100 breast. Butler earned All-MW honors last year in the 200, 500 and 1650 free events. Butler was the Mountain West runner-up in the 500 free and was a top-five finisher in his three distance free events. “Cody and Corydon are coming off excellent junior seasons for us,” Clayton said. “Cody is our team captain this year and we look for him to lead our team in both breaststroke events. Corydon was one of the top swimmers in the distance free events last year and we expect him to do well in all three of those events this year.” Nate Roesler has been a constant contributor in the fly events and Cole Smith will look to have strong swims in the sprint-free events. “Both Nate and Cole have scored points for us at the conference championships and we expect them to be great leaders for our team as seniors,” Clayton said. The junior class features seven swimmers and one diver. Ma Millikin is coming off a strong showing at the championships, cracking the school’s Top 10 list in both the 100 and 200 backstroke events. Tim Marnelli also had a strong showing at the MW championships in the sprint-free events. “Ma and Tim had excellent conference meets for us,” Clayton said. “Ma has been solid for us in the back and Tim was outstanding in the 200. Once Tim perfects his race strategy, he will be very tough to beat at the conference championships.” Anthony Chiaro and Kaleb Jenkins had great end-of-season meets last year, with Chiaro scoring significant points at the MW Championships and Jenkins cracking into the USAFA Top 10 in the 100 Breaststroke. Chiaro will swim the fly and free events. Jenkins will see acon in several events, focusing on buerfly and breaststroke. Ryan Brigman and Jon Jones will provide depth in the distance free events and Mark Hansen can help the team out in several events, with the ability to swim the breast, fly and medley. “The junior class features a strong, capable bunch,” Clayton said. “We look for Anthony and Kaleb

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to be much improved from last year and do well for us.” The sophomore class features several swimmers looking to break out in their second season at the Academy. Micah Newmann is coming off a year where he swam the fastest 100 free ever by an Academy freshman and looks to be one of the Falcons’ top sprint freestylers. Not to be outdone by his classmate, Angus MacDonald swam the fastest 200 back me ever by a freshman at the Academy and can also contribute in the buerfly events and relays. Paul Leonhardt is another sophomore that had a standout rookie season. Leonhardt was an All-MW selecon in the 200 fly and cracked the schools’ top 10 in four events, the 200 free, 200 IM and 100 and 200 fly. Newcomer Jonathan Eng will also contribute in the sprint-free events. “Micah is one of our fastest sprinters and Angus gives us a strong presence in the backstroke events, “Clayton said. “Paul is a very talented swimmer and we look for a big season out of him this year. Our sophomore group is strong and talented across the board.” The freshman group will be led by Max EvansNolan and diver Ma Bumgarner. Evans-Nolan will compete in the distance free events. Bumgarner comes to the Academy aer an accomplished high school career. “Max has been training neck-and-neck with Corydon. That is very excing when we think about the distance events,” Clayton said. “Ma was one of the top high school diving recruits in the country. He comes from Oklahoma. We expect big things out of him from the beginning.” Ryan Dunne will be looked upon to contribute in many different events, including the mid-distance free, fly and medley events. Ryan Haas and Sam Sloan have swam well in the back and fly events so far in preseason workouts. Sam Wieser will add depth to the breast and medley events. Kyle Casias was a naonal qualifier in the fly events during his high school career. Peter Shelbourne will swim the fly and free events, Alex Strom will see acon in the distance free events and Shane Toner will swim the free and fly events. “Our freshmen are very strong across the board,” Clayton said. “We look for several of them to step right in and swim well for us.” Air Force will have five divers this season on the men’s team. Junior Brent White is the elder statesman. Sophomores Peter Cialkowski and Alex Pecci are both coming off strong freshman campaigns. The returners will be joined by the freshmen Bumgarner and Greg Copeland. “Diving coach Stan Curnow has added some good young divers this season,” Clayton said. “With our returning divers coming back with more experience, our new facility, and our biggest diving meets— MPSF Championships and NCAA Zone Championships—being right here at USAFA, we are looking forward to a tremendous year on the boards,” Clayton said. While the team is young, there is great reason for opmism on the pool deck at the Air Force Academy.

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2011-12 Roster

Name Ryan Brigman Ma Bumgarner Corydon Butler Kyle Casias Anthony Chiaro Peter Cialkowski Gregory Copeland Cody Deacon Ryan Dunne Jonathan Eng Max Evans-Nolan Ryan Haas Mark Hansen Kaleb Jenkins Jon Jones Paul Leonhardt Angus MacDonald Tim Marnelli Ma Millikin Micah Newmann Alexander Pecci Nate Roesler Peter Shelbourne Sam Sloan Cole Smith Alex Strom Shane Toner Samuel Wieser Brent White

Year Jr. Fr. Sr. Fr. Jr. So. Fr. Sr. Fr. So. Fr. Fr. Jr. Jr. Jr. So. So. Jr. Jr. So. So. Sr. Fr. Fr. Sr. Fr. Fr. Fr. Jr.

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

Event Free Diving Free Fly/Free Free Diving Diving Breast/IM Free Sprint Free Distance Free Fly/Back IM/Fly Fly/IM/Breast Free IM/Fly Back/Fly/Free Free Back/Fly/Free Fly/Free Diving Fly Fly/Free Fly/Back/IM Free/Fly Distance Free Free/Fly Breast/IM Diving

Hometown/High School Las Vegas, NV/Bishop Gorman Tule, OK/Tule Williamsburg, VA/Jamestown Jacksonville, Fl/Fleming Island Tucson, AZ/Sahuaro Allentown, PA/Salisbury Richmond, VA/Douglas S. Freeman Portland, OR/Lake Oswego Bristow, VA/Brentsville District Elon, NC/Homeschooled New Berlin, WI/Waukesha South Crescent Springs, KY/St. Xavier Berkeley Heights, NJ/Governor Livingston Savannah, GA/Richmond Hill 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 Hasngs, MN/Hasngs Charleston, SC/Summerville Murfreesboro, TN/Siegel Charloe, NC/Hickory Grove Chrisan Fort Walton Beach, FL/Choctawhatchee Palm City, Fla./The Pine School Las Vegas, NV/Bonanza Loveland, CO/Homeschooled

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

Rob Clayton (Wyoming 1991) 14th season Stan Curnow (BYU 1997) - 19th season Anthony Boecher (Wyoming 1986) - 1st season Capt. Lauren Bursey (USAFA 2007) - 2nd season

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Meet The Falcons CORYDON BUTLER

CODY DEACON

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

SR. • 5-9 • BREASTSTROKE PORTLAND, ORE. (LAKE OSWEGO

2010-11 Highlights: All-MW in the 200, 500 and 1650 freestyle and 800 free relay personal bests ... top swimmer on team in the 200, 500, 1:38.85 1000 and 1650 free events ... placed third 200 free 4:25.83 in the 500 free at the MW Championships 500 free 9:23.92 with an NCAA B-Cut time of 4:29.46 ... an- 1000 free 15:31.09 chored the 400 and 800 free relay groups 1650 free 4:06.02 at the MW championships ... set career- 400 IM best times in the 200, 500 and 1000 free events. 2009-10 Highlights: All-MW in the 500 and 1650 freestyle ... cracked the Air Force top 10 in the 500 and 1650 free events....swam the teams’ fastest 1650 free time of 15:31.09, which is the fifth-fastest in school history ... swam second-fastest 500 free time on the season (4:29.46), which is the seventh-fastest at AFA ... also swam the second-fastest 1000 free (9:26.61 split in 1650) on the season, which was fifth-fastest in school history...swam the second-fastest 200 free time (1:39.20) on the season, which was 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 MW Championships in the 1650 free, while advancing to the consolation finals in the 500 free … won the consolation finals in the 400 IM. 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 … major is systems engineering management ... nickname is Bleu ... plans to become a pilot … on the Commandant’s list twice ...hobbies include fishing, sailing and winning … favorite food is pasta … favorite movie is Wedding Crashers ... credits his parents as having the biggest influence on his sports career ... enjoys listening to country music ... 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 former teammate Chris Knaute because he got to particpate in the World Class Athlete Program (WCAP).

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2010-11 Highlights: Swam the fastest 100 and 200 breast time on the team ... swam personal bests the second-fastest 200 breast time and 55.37 fourth-fastest 100 breast times in school 100 breast 2:00.90 history at the MW Championships ... took 200 breast 21.38 first -place in both the 100 and 200 breast 50 free 1:53.29 consolation finals at the MW Champi- 200 IM onships ... Earned NCAA B-cuts at the MW Championships in the 100 breast and 400 medley relay ... earned third Academic All-MW and MW Scholar-Athlete honors ... U.S. Olympic Trials qualifier in the 100 meter breast after placing 20th at the Indianapolis Grand Prix. 2009-10 Highlights: Swam the second-leg of all-conference 200 medley relay team ... swam team’s second-fastest 100 breaststroke and thirdfastest 200 breast times ... clocked a 55.76 mark in the 100 breast at MWC Championships, for the seventh-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 … major is aeronautical engineering … plans to become a pilot … nicknames 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 are anything with Bruce Willis or Angelina Jolie ... biggest influences 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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Meet The Falcons NATE ROESLER

COLE SMITH

SR. • 6-1 • BUTTERFLY HASTINGS, MINN. (HASTINGS)

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

2010-11 Highlights: Swam the team’s sixth-fastest 100 fly time ... swam the personal bests team’s seventh-fastest 200 fly and sixth100 fly 49.61 fastest 100 back time. 1:55.14 2009-10 Highlights: Swam the team’s 200 fly 55.02 fourth-fastest 100 butterfly with a time of 100 back 49.61 ... swam the team’s sixth-fastest 200 fly with a time of 1:54.15 ... also swam the 50 and 100 free and 100 back in meets. 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 … sister, Leah, is a sophomore at the University of Wyoming and swims mid-distance free and butterfly events ... majoring in political science … nickname is Bigfoot ... hobbies include playing the saxophone and liquid carbohydrate loading … favorite food is his mom’s tuna noodle casserole ... favorite movie is 28 Days Later … most noteworthy thing about his hometown is that it used to have a spiral bridge … favorite athlete is Kirby Puckett … credits his mom as having the biggest influence on his sports career ... enjoys listening to the Electric Light Orchestra ... pre-race ritual is usually getting nervous … if he could trade places with one of his teammates for day, it would be Anthony Chiaro, “so I could achieve chandelier-type lamping status.” ... favorite quote: “Rack ‘em!” Willie.

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2010-11 Highlights: Swam the team’s second-fastest 50 and third-fastest 100 free personal bests time ... swam the 50 free in 20.93 and 100 20.93 free in 45.58 ... swam the team’s fifth- 50 free 45.58 fastest 100 fly time ... shaved .73 seconds 100 free 50.23 off his previous career-best 50 free time 100 fly and over two seconds off his previous 100 free times. 2009-10 Highlights: Swam teams’s fourth-fastest 50-freestyle with a time of 21.66 ... 100 free time of 47.64 was sixth-fastest on team ... also swam the 200 and 500 free events. 2008-09 Highlights: Advanced to the consolation 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 … major is English ... hobby is labeling soup cans ... nickname is “Gerber” for his baby face ... person in history he’d like to meet is teammate Ryan Brigman at age five … if he could be on any reality TV show, it would be Jersey Shore so, “I could learn to fist pump as hard as cheese” ... has played the piano for 11 years and guitar and drums for five years … on his iPod: smooth jazz, Celtic chants and Mormon Tabernacle choir ... favorite quote: “Safe at sound at home again, let the waters roll Jack!” ... credits his mom and aunt as having the biggest influence on his sports career.

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Meet The Falcons RYAN BRIGMAN

ANTHONY CHIARO

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

JR. • 6-0 • FREE TUCSON, ARIZ. (SAHUARO)

2010-11 Highlights: Swam the team’s second-fastest 1000 and 1650 free times and personal bests fourth-fastest 500 free time ...shaved 37 4:27.54 seconds off his previous 1650 best time, 500 free 9:36.17 15 seconds off his previous 1000 free best 1000 free 15:49.80 time and 17 seconds off his previous 500 1650 free free best time. 2009-10 Highlights: Competed in several dual meets throughout the season ... specialties are the 500, 1000 and 1650 freestyle events ... also swam the 200 butterfly and the 200 and 400 individual medley events last season. High School: Lettered four years in swimming for coach Ron Aitken … AllAmerican in the 500 freestyle … regional champion in the 500 free ... fourtime 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 … major is foreign area studies with a minor in German ... plans to become a pilot … nickname is bleeps ... hobbies include skydiving and golfing … favorite food is steak … favorite movie is Gladiator … most notable thing about his hometown is The Strip … something most people don’t know about him is that he has been on TV before ... person in history he’d like to meet is Lord Nelson … 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: “One Dollar 2012.”

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2010-11 Highlights: Swam the team’s fourth-fastest 100 and 200 fly times and personal bests fifth-fastest 50 free ... shaved .55 seconds 21.34 off his 50 free time ... also swam career- 50 free 47.63 bests in the 100 fly, 200 fly and 200 free. 100 free 1:43.97 2009-10 Highlights: Ranked in the team’s 200 free 49.81 top five in the 50 & 100 freestyle and 100 100 fly 1:51.97 & 200 butterfly events ... best times were 200 fly 21.89 in the 50 free, 47.63 in the 100 free, 50.77 in the 100 fly and 1:53.87 in the 200 fly. High School: Lettered four years in swimming for coach Lou Sassi … state champion 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 … 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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Meet The Falcons MARK HANSEN

KALEB JENKINS

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

JR. • 5-11 • FLY/IM/BREAST SAVANNAH, GA. (RICHMOND HILL)

2010-11 Highlights: Swam the team’s fourth-fastest 400 IM and 100 breast personal bests times ... also swam the fifth-fastest 200 1:00.06 fly time and the sixth-fastest 200 IM time 100 breast 200 breast 2:16.87 ... set career-best in the 200 IM. 1:52.48 2009-10 Highlights: Ranked in team’s top 200 fly 1:53.47 five in the 200 freestyle, 200 butterfly and 200 IM 4:02.22 200 and 400 individual medley events ... 400 IM time of 1:52.48 in the 200 IM was thirdfastest on team ... time of 4:02.22 in 400 IM was also third-fastest on team ... recorded both top times in the IM events 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 … older brother, Tom, is a 2011 USAFA grad and was a member of the swim team … major is military history ... plans to become a pilot … hobbies are outdoor stuff and video games ... favorite food is cassoulet … favorite movie is The Princess Bride … 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 rock … 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: “If everything seems under control, you’re just not going fast enough.” – Mario Andretti

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2010-11 Highlights: Swam the team’s third-fastest 100 and 200 breaststroke personal bests times ... swam a 59.61 in the 100 breast 100 breast 59.61 and a 2:13.95 in the 200 breast. 2:13.95 High School: Lettered four years in swim- 200 breast ming for coach Pat Paruso ... also swam for the Georgia Costal Aquatic Team, coached by Bill Forrester. Personal: Member of cadet squadron 15 ... son of Mike and Kim Jenkins ... has two siblings ... major is foreign area studies ... plans to become a pilot ... nickname is "Leroy" ... hobby is deep sea fishing in Colorado ... favorite food is ice cream ... if he could trade places with any of his teammates for a day, it would be Cole Smith becuase he likes to play volleyball too ... pre-race rituals are to stretch and listen to music ... most noteworthy thing about his hometown is that it was the only city not burned in Sherman's March during the Civil War ... if he could be on any reality TV show, it would be the Bachelorette ... favorite quote: “It sucks to suck” – Jon Jones.

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Meet The Falcons JON JONES

TIM MARTINELLI

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

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

2010-11 Highlights: Swam the team’s third-fastest 500 and 1650 free events ... personal bests swam the fourth-fastest 200 and 1000 1:39.27 free events ... set career-best’s in the 500, 200 free 4:32.57 1000 and 1650 free ... shaved 24 seconds 500 free 1000 free 9:43.88 off his 1650 time. 16:11.86 2009-10 Highlights: Ranked in the team’s 1650 free top five in the 200, 500, 100 and 1650 freestyle events ... time of 1:39.27 in the 200 free is the seventh-fastest in school history ... swam the third-leg of team’s fastest 800 free relay group, which 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 … 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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2010-11 Highlights: Swam the team’s second-fastest 100 free time, the third- personal bests fastest 200 free and fourth-fastest 50 free 21.01 times ... 100 free time of 45.27 is the 10th 50 free 45.27 fastest in school history ... swam the 100 free 1:39.37 third-leg of the team’s fastest 400 and 200 free 800 free relay groups, which earned NCAA B-cuts ...earned all-MW in the 800 free relay ... set career-bests in all three individual events. 2009-10 Highlights: Competed in several dual meets throughout the season ... specialiazes in the 50, 100 and 200 freestyle events. High School: Lettered four years in swimming for coach Scott Barlow … two-year 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 co-MVP … 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 … nickname is Tiny ... major is aerospace engineering and plans on becoming a pilot … hobbies include sports, movies, eating and sleeping … favorite movie is Zoolander … person in history he’d like to meet is Enzo Ferrari ... biggest influence on his sports career has been his dad … favorite athlete is Ed Reed ... pre-race rituals are to listen to music and stretch … favorite quote: “Challenge Accepted.”

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Meet The Falcons MATT MILLIKIN

BRENT WHITE

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

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

2010-11 Highlights: Swam the team’s second-fastest 100 and 200 back times and personal bests third-fastest 100 fly event ... placed sev49.45 enth at the MW Championships in the 100 back 1:47.93 100 back with a time of 49.45, swimming 200 back 49.18 the fourth-fastest time in school history 100 fly ... swam the sixth-fastest 200 back time in school history, placing 10th. 2009-10 Highlights: Swam the team’s third-fastest 100 backstroke (52.08) and fourth-fastest 200 back (1:53.70) ... also swam the 100 fly. High School: Lettered four years in swimming for coach Mike Schneiderlochner … 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 … major is mechanical engineering ... hobbies include sleeping, watching the Steelers, cars, guns and photography … favorite movie is Inception … favorite food is anything off the grill … 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 and listening to music … listens to country, rock, pop and 90’s music … if he could trade places with one of his teammates for a day, it would be Cole Smith because, “He’s a sprinter and everyone wants to be a sprinter. Plus he has less than a year left until graduation.” ... favorite quote is: “Never doubt in the dark, what you knew in the light.”

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2010-11 Highlights: Competed in the 1meter diving event ... had a career-high personal bests 381.65 points at the Intermountain 381.65 Shootout, which was second-best on the 1m 223.13 team ... earned second MW all-academic 3m Platform 175.15 honor. 2009-10 Highlights: Competed in all three-diving events ... had a career-high 249.60 points in the 1-meter springboard against BYU ... had a career-high 223.13 points in the 3-meter springboard against Utah ... had a career-high 175.15 points in the platform dive at the AF Diving Invitational ... Mountain West Conference allacademic. 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 ... major is environmental engineering ... on the Commandant’s, Dean’s and Superintendent’s list ... son of John and Sharlane White … has a younger sister … hobbies include ultimate frisbee, guitar, hiking, rappelling, skiing, climbing, mountain biking, herpetology, photography, church activities and essentially anything outdoors … 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 wrestled seven alligators this past summer ... credits diving coach Stan Curnow as having the biggest influence on his sports career ... favorite quotes: "when God throws you a curveball don't duck, you might miss something"—Extreme Days "I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen; not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else." --C.S. Lewis.

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Meet The Falcons PETER CIALKOWSKI

JONATHAN ENG

SO. • 5-10 • DIVING ALLENTOWN, PA. (SALISBURY)

SO. • 5-11 • SPRINT FREE ELON, N.C. (HOMESCHOOLED)

2010-11 Highlights: Highest scorer for Air Force in the 1m diving with 393.55 points at the Intermountain Shootout ... second on the team in the 3m diving with 381.10 points at the Intermountain Shootout ... placed 11th in the platform finals, 12th in the 3m and 16th in the 1m prelims at the MW Championships.

PRIOR TO THE ACADEMY: Leered in swimming two years at Coronado high school in Colorado Springs ... placed fih in the 100 free in Colorado States class 5A ... Naonal Honor Society Vice President ... high school swim coach was Bob Bell ... swam club for YBAC and CSST coached by Sco Bowser and Mike Doane.

personal bests 1m 3m Platform

393.55 381.10 200.95

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.

100 fly 200 fly 200 IM 200 free

49.13 1:48.97 1:49.78 1:39.21

PERSONAL: Member of cadet squadron 6 ... has nine siblings ... nickname is Jenga ... major is computer science ... hobbies are being outdoors and computers ... favorite food is fried rice ... person in history he’d like to meet is Richard Marcinko ... something most people don’t know about him is that he loves penguins ... credits his father as having the biggest influence on his sports career ... favorite athlete is Pat Tillman ... if he could be on any reality TV show, it would be Survivor ... favorite quote: “History teaches that when you become indifferent and lose the will to fight, someone who has the will to fight will take over” – Col Bull Simons ... son of Edward and Donna Eng.

PERSONAL: Member of cadet squadron 16 ... has two siblings ... 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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Meet The Falcons PAUL LEONHARDT

ANGUS MACDONALD

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

SO. • 6-1 • BACK/FLY/FREE WOODBRIDGE, VA. (BISHOP IRETON)

2010-11 Highlights: Swam the teams’ second-fastest 100 fly, 200 fly and 200 IM personal bests times ... cracked the school top 10 in four 49.13 events: the 100 fly (6th), 200 fly (7th), 200 100 fly 1:48.97 IM (7th) and 200 free (8th) ... All-MW in 200 fly 1:49.78 the 200 fly and 800 free relay ... part of 200 IM 1:39.21 NCAA B Cut swim in the 800 free relay at 200 free MW Championships ... fourth place in the 200 fly at MW Championships ... eighth in 100 fly and 14th in 200 IM at MW Championships.

2010-11 Highlights: Swam third-fastest 100 and 200 back times for team ... cracked school top 10 in both back events, ranking sixth in the 100 and eighth in the 200 back events ... placed 13th in the 100 back and 14th in the 200 back at the MW Championships ... also swam the 50 free and 100 fly.

50 free 100 fly 100 back 200 back

21.80 50.27 50.16 1:48.36

HIGH SCHOOL (Bishop Ireton): Lettered four years in swimming and two years in water polo ... All-American in 100 backstroke ... All-American consideration in the 50, 100 and 200 free and 100 fly ... Virginia Independent Schools State Champion in the 100 back ... four-time all-state ... 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.

HIGH SCHOOL (Plano Senior): Lettered four years in swimming ... threetime All-American ... Texas State Champion in the 100 butterfly ... 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. PERSONAL: Member of cadet squadron 39 ... has two siblings ... major is management ... nicknames are big daddy, shadoweave and doom hammer ... favorite team is the Chicago Bears and favorite athletes are Devin Hester, Mike Singletary, Walter Payton and Dick Butkus ... if he could trade places with somebody on the swim team it would be coach Rob Clayton ... Favorite quote: “I have enjoyed dis conversation in English”…. “I have introduced myself, you have introduced yourself, this is a very good conversation” –Katsumoto, the Last Samurai ... son of Michael Leonhardt

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PERSONAL: Member of cadet squadron 7 ... has four siblings ... major is systems engineering management ... on the dean’s list as a freshman ... hobby is kickin’ it ... favorite movie is The Natural ... something most people don’t know about him is that he is not very sarcastic ... person in history he’d like to meet is Ted Williams ... favorite athlete is Gale Sayers ...if he could be on any reality TV show, it would be Ninja Warrior ... son of Angus and Gail MacDonald.

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Meet The Falcons MICAH NEWMANN

ALEX PECCI

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

SO. • 6-1 • DIVING OVIEDO, FLA. (TRINITY PREP)

2010-11 Highlights: Swam the fastest 100 free time on the team ...swam the third- personal bests fastest 50 free ... swam the fifth-fastest 20.99 100 free time in school history in the lead- 50 free 44.84 off leg of the 400 free relay at the MW 100 free 50.12 Championships, which was also an NCAA 100 fly B-cut swim ... swam the fifth-fastest 100 fly time on the team ... also swam the 100 breast in one meet.

2010-11 Highlights: Top Falcon in the platform and 1m diving at the MW Championships, placing 10th in the platform and 12th in the 1m ... placed 14th in the 3m diving at MW Championships ... had a career-high for points in the 3m diving at the Georgia Tech Invite.

1m 3m Platform

253.35 251.60 222.95

HIGH SCHOOL (Trinity Prep - Winter Park, FL): Lettered four years in diving ... finished third in states 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 1meter diving record ... high school diving coach was Katie Adams ... also dove for team Orlando and was coached by Jay Lewer ... National Honors Society member.

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 Honors Society member. PERSONAL: Member of cadet squadron 34 ... has three siblings ... 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.

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PERSONAL: Member of cadet squadron 15 ... has four siblings ... 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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Meet The Falcons MATT BUMGARNER

KYLE CASIAS

FR. • 6-1 • DIVING TUTTLE, OKLA. (TUTTLE)

FR. • 6-1 • FLY/FREE JACKSONVILLE, FLA. (FLEMING ISLAND)

HIGH SCHOOL (Tuttle): Lettered one year in diving ... Oklahoma state champion in diving ... diving All-American ... first-team all-state ... National Honor Society, NHS of High School Scholars, Student Council member and Spanish Club Vice President ... also dove for USA Diving Regional Training Center in Oklahoma City.

HIGH SCHOOL (Fleming Island): Lettered three years in swimming ... three-time top 10 finisher in the Florida 3A 100 Fly Finals ... placed 10th in the 100 fly at the 2011 YMCA Nationals ... two-time scholastic All-American ... Winter National Qualifier ... high school swim coach was Jordan Bright ... swam club for YMCA of Florida’s First Coast coached by Shawn Delifus ... Florida Medallion scholar.

PERSONAL: Member of cadet squadron 29 ... nickname is Bum ... has two younger sisters ... hobbies are diving, paintballing, snowboarding, skateboarding and computer programming ... favorite movie is Inception ... the most noteworthy thing about his home town is that it has only two restaurants ... favorite athlete is diver David Boudia ... credits his first diving coach, Alik Sarkisian, as having the biggest influence on his sports career ... Favorite quote: “The higher you climb the mountain the windier it gets. You must be strong in order to stand on the top when you reach it”. – Alik Sarkisian ... son of Mark and Angela Bumgarner.

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PERSONAL: Member of cadet squadron 2 ... has seven siblings ... is an Eagle Scout ... greatest moment in sports was swimming the 100 fly against Ryan Lochte at the Florida Winter Senior Championships ... hobbies are swimming, classic cars and the great outdoors ... favorite food is anything his mother makes ... something most people don’t know about him is that he once ate a spider to win a bet at a swim meet ... credits club coach Shawn Delifus as having the biggest influence on his sports career ... favorite quote is: “I hated every minute of training, but I said, ‘don’t stop, suffer now, and live the rest of your life as a champion” –Muhammad Ali ... son of David and Ruth Casias.

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Meet The Falcons GREG COPELAND

RYAN DUNNE

FR. • 6-1 • DIVING RICHMOND, VA. (DOUGLAS S. FREEMAN)

FR. • 6-0 • FREE BRISTOW, VA. (BRENTSVILLE DISTRICT)

HIGH SCHOOL (Douglas S. Freeman): Graduated with 4.2 GPA ...dove for Capitol Dive Club (CDC), coached by Erika Matheis and Eliot Clark.

HIGH SCHOOL (Brentsville District): Lettered four years in swimming ...four-time state champ ... helped lead Brenstville District to two state titles ... three-time team MVP ... is a state record holder ... scholastic AllAmerican ... National Beta Club member ... high school swim coach was Ashleigh Krzywicki ... swam club for the Curl Burke Swim Club, coached by Jeremy Linn.

PERSONAL: Member of cadet squadron 25 ... has two older brothers ... hobbies are mountain biking, playing frisbee, hiking and hanging out with friends ... favorite food is steak ... something most people don’t know about him is that he’s solved a Rubik’s cube in under a minute ... credits his mom as having the biggest influence on his sports career ... favorite athlete is Pat Tillman ... favorite quote: “There is no limit to the good you can do if you don’t care who gets the credit”- General George C. Marshall ... son of John and Tina Copeland.

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PERSONAL: Member of cadet squadron 28 ... has two older sisters ... hobbies are Xbox, paintball and long walks on the beach ... favorite food is Chipotle ... favorite TV show is the Office ... favorite movie is Fight Club ... something most people don’t know about him is that he can solve a Rubik’s cube in under a minute ... credits his parents as having the biggest influence on his sports career ... favorite quote is: “This is your life and it’s ending one minute at a time.” ... son of Richard and Catherine Dunne.

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Meet The Falcons MAX EVANS-NOLAN

RYAN HAAS

FR. • 5-9 • DISTANCE FREE NEW BERLIN, WISC. (WAUKESHA SOUTH)

FR. • 5-11 • FLY/BACK CRESCENT SPRINGS, KY (ST. XAVIER)

HIGH SCHOOL (Waukesha South): Lettered four years in swimming ... allcity, all-area, all-conference and all-state consideration in the 200 and 500 free ... National Honor Society member ... National Society of High School Scholars ... high school swimming coach was Blaine Carlson ... swam club for the Waukesha Express Swim Team, also coached by Blaine Carlson.

HIGH SCHOOL (St. Xavier): Lettered three years in swimming ... threetime All-American ... USA Nationals quaifier ... helped lead Xavier to a state title ... two-time academic All-American ... National Honor Society member ... high school coach was Jim Brower ... swam club for Northern Kentucky Clippers, coached by Jason Roberts.

PERSONAL: Member of cadet squadron 29 ... has four siblings ... nicknames are Prius, Rolls and Blueberry ... hobbies are swimming, having fun and making movies ... favorite foods are cheese burgers in paradise, pasta and steak ... favorite movie is Caddyshack ... credits his mom and coach as having the biggest influence on his sports career ... has Lady Gaga and pop music on is iPod ... favorite quote is: “To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift” -Steve Prefontane.” ... son of Jerry Nolan, step father Jim Gatzke and Eliesha Gatzke.

PERSONAL: Member of cadet squadron 32 ... sister, Sarah, is a junior at the Air Force Academy ... hobby is relaxing ... favorite food is filet mignon ... favorite movie is Dumb & Dumber ... credits his parents as having the biggest influence on his sports career ... if he could be on any reality TV show, it would be the Amazing Race ... Favorite quote: “Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.” -Ferris Bueller ... son of Marty and Deb Haas.

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Meet The Falcons PETER SHELBOURNE

SAM SLOAN

FR. • 5-11 • FLY/FREE CHARLESTON, S.C. (SUMMERVILLE)

FR. • 5-11 • FLY/BACK/IM MURFREESBORO, TENN. (SIEGEL)

HIGH SCHOOL (Summerville): Lettered four years in swimming ... state champion in the 200 free and 200 fly ... high school coach was Carolyn Keller ... swam club for Southern Marlins Racing Team, coached by Dan McDonough.

HIGH SCHOOL (Siegel): Lettered four years in swimming ... eight-time state finalist ... Junior Nationals qualifier ... Academic All-American ... swam club for Nashville Aquatic Club, coached by John Morse. PERSONAL: Member of cadet squadron 36 ... has two siblings ... hobby is working on cars ... favorite food is steak ... favorite movie is Lord of the Rings ... credits his father as having the biggest influence on his sports career ... favorite athlete is Steve Prefontaine ... if he could be on any reality TV show, it would be Iron Chef ... son of Kevin and Cathy.

PERSONAL: Member of cadet squadron 12 ... has five siblings ... nickname is Shelby ... hobbies are backpacking, scuba diving and anything on or in the water ... person in history he’d like to meet is Winston Churchill ... the most noteworthy thing about his hometown is that it’s known as the Holy city ... pre-race/meet rituals are sleeping and listening to music ... son of Brandt and Pam Shelbourne.

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Meet The Falcons ALEX STROM

SHANE TONER

FR. • 6-1 • DISTANCE FREE FORT WALTON BEACH, FLA. (CHOCTAWHATCHEE)

FR. • 6-0 • FREE/FLY PALM CITY, FLA. (THE PINE SCHOOL)

HIGH SCHOOL (Choctawhatchee): Lettered four years in swimming and two years in track ... All-American in the 200 and 500 free ... Northwest Florida Daily news swimmer of the year in 2010 and 2008 ... graduated Summa cum Laude ... Grand Prize Science Fair winner ... Scholastic Athlete of the Year ... high school swimming coach was Jamie Garea ... swam club for Emerald Coach Swimming, coached by father Len Strom.

HIGH SCHOOL (The Pine School): Lettered four years in swimming ... team captain ... state finalist all four years ... two-time team MVP ... Headmasters honor roll all four years ... high school swimming coach was father, Patrick Toner ... swam club for Treasure Coast Aquatics, also coached by his father. PERSONAL: Member of cadet squadron 36 ... has a younger sibling ... hobbies are surfing, lifting weights, snowboarding and playing guitar ... favorite food is lobster tail dipped in butter ... favorite movie is Shooter ... credits his parents as having the biggest influence on his sports career ... most noteworthy thing about his hometown is that it’s the sailfish capital of the world ... favorite athlete is Shaun White ... Favorite quote: “Men at some times are masters of their fates. The fault is not in our stars, but in ourselves, that we are underlings” –Shakespeare ... son of Patrick and Darla Toner.

PERSONAL: Member of cadet squadron 8 ... has three younger sisters ... nickname is Jar Jar ... hobby is gaming ... favorite movie is Monty Python and the Holy Grail ... something most people don’t know about him is that he used to pole vault ... credits his father as having the biggest influence on his sports career ... if he could be on any reality TV show, it would be the Amazing Race ... has mostly classic rock on his iPod ... son of Len and Tracy Strom.

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Meet The Falcons SAM WIESER FR. • 6-0 • BREAST/IM LAS VEGAS, NEV. (BONANZA) HIGH SCHOOL (Bonanza): Lettered four years in swimming ... placed third at in the 200 IM at states twice and the 100 free once ... placed fourth in the 200 IM once and 100 breast twice at states ... graduated with a 3.9 grade-point average ... high school swimming coach was mother, Mary Wieser ... swam club for the Sandpipers, coached by Ron Aitken. PERSONAL: Member of cadet squadron 11 ... has two older siblings ... hobby is video games ... favorite food is bacon ... favorite movie is Troy ... credits his parents as having the biggest influence on his sports career ... if he could be on any reality TV show, it would be Wipeout ... favorite quote: “Don’t take life too seriously. You’ll never get out alive.” ... son of Daniel and Mary Wieser.

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2010-11 Season Review Date 10/9 10/9 10/9 10/16 10/22 10/23 10/29 10/29 11/5-6 11/5 11/6 11/18-20 11/19-21 12/18 12/18 12/18 1/14 1/14 1/20 1/22 1/28-29 2/5 2/23-26

Opponent Utah^ Mesa State^ Adams State^ Denver Relays+ TCU* SMU Colorado School of Mines Mesa State USC Diving Invite Arizona State+ Grand Canyon+ Arena Invitational% Georgia Tech Invitational # Cincinnati&+ Denver&+ Florida Atlantic+ Denver UNLV*! BYU* Utah* UNLV Invitational# Wyoming* MWC Championships

Results (3-4 overall, 2-3 MWC/2nd) W, 223-148 W, 284-87 W, 300-27 2nd L, 138-162 W, 124-119 W, 139-93 W, 131-106 NTS W, 163.5-93.5 W, 164-92 2nd W, 182-80 L, 64.5-215.5 L, 91-189 L, 98-200 L, 114-179 W, 155-145 W, 152-142 L, 135-165 6th

* Denotes Mountain West Conference meet + Denotes Swimming Only meet # Denotes Diving Only meet ^ Intermountain Shootout - Grand Junction, Colo. % Arena Invitational - Long Beach, Calif. & FAU Invitational - Boca Raton, Fla. ! In Denver, Colo.

2010-2011 Air Force Men’s Swimming & Diving Season Recap Record: 11-6 MWC Record/Place: 2-3/3rd MWC Championships Finish: 6th Men’s Swimming & Diving MVP - Benjamin Gunn Senior Benjamin Gunn capped off a stellar four-year career at Air Force, winning the 200 yard butterfly title at the 2011 MWC Swimming & Diving Championships. Gunn set three school records as a senior in the 100 fly, 100 back and 200 back and earned All-MWC in those events. Gunn graduates with two MWC titles and six school records. Air Force Men’s Swimming & Diving 2011 MWC Championships Recap The Air Force men’s swimming & diving team capped off a successful 2010-11 season at the 2011 Mountain West Conference Swimming & Diving Championships in Oklahoma City, Okla. The Falcons broke three school records, had 19 swims that cracked the school’s all-time top-10 list and nine NCAA B-cut swims.

Benjamin Gunn MWC Champion 200 Fly

Leading the way were senior Benjamin Gunn and junior Corydon Butler. Gunn, a senior, earned Air Force's first-ever conference title in the 200 yard butterfly event with a time of 1:46.21. It was Gunn's third overall MWC title. The Gainesville, Ga., native earned All-MWC honors in the 200 individual medley, where he was runner up, the 200 backstroke and was the leadoff leg of the all-conference 800 free relay team. Gunn set a new school records in the 100 butterfly (47.64), 100 (48.13) and 200 backstokes (1:45.60) and also earned the MWC Senior Recognition award.

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Butler, a junior, earned all-conference honors in the 200, 500 and 1650 freestyle events. The Williamsburg, Va. native was a top-five finisher in all three events, earning NCAA B-cut swims in the 500 and 1650 free events. In addition to the middle and distance free events, Butler anchored the 800 free relay group. Air Force finished sixth at the MWC Championships.

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2010-11 Season Review MWC Titles 200 Fly Benjamin Gunn

Corydon Butler All-MW 200, 500, 1650 Free

All-MWC Corydon Butler 200, 500, 1650 free Benjamin Gunn 200 back, 200 fly, 200 IM Paul Leonhardt 200 fly 800 free relay Gunn, Leonhardt, Tim Martinelli, Butler

NCAA B-Cut Swims Event/Time/Rank

MWC Senior Recognition Award Benjamin Gunn

500 Free Corydon Butler 4:25.83

School Records 100 Fly - Benjamin Gunn 47.64 in time trails 100 Back - Benjamin Gunn 48.13 split in 400 medley relay 200 Back - Benjamin Gunn 1:45.60

1650 Free Corydon Butler 15:33.87 100 Fly Benjamin Gunn 47.64

Air Force Academy All-Time Top 10 Swims Event/Time/Rank 100 Free Micah Newmann 44.84 (5) split in 400 free relay Tim Martinelli 45.27 (10)

200 Fly Benjamin Gunn 1:46.21 200 Back Benjamin Gunn 1:45.60

200 Free Corydon Butler 1:38.85 (5) Benjamin Gunn 1:38.90 (6) split in 800 free relay

100 Breast Cody Deacon 55.37

500 Free Corydon Butler 4:25.83 (5)

400 Free Relay Newmann, Leonhardt, Martinelli, Butler 2:59.06

1000 Free Corydon Butler 9:23.92 (5) split in 1650 free

800 Free Relay Gunn, Leonhardt, Martinelli, Butler 6:34.15

100 Fly Benjamin Gunn 47.64 (1) time trials Paul Leonhardt 49.13 (6) Matt Millikin 49.18 (7)

400 Medley Relay Gunn, Deacon, Chiaro, Dawson 3:15.83 Additional Honors Cody Deacon - Olympic Trials Qualifier, 100 Breast Eric Robinson - NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship

200 Fly Paul Leonhardt 1:48.97 (7) 100 Back Benjamin Gunn 48.13 (1) split in 400 medley relay Matt Millikin 49.45 (4) Angus MacDonald 50.16 (6) Paul Young 50.48 (9)

Academic All-MW (# of times academic all-conference) Fr. Peter Cialkowski (1) Aeronautical Engineering 3.28 Jr. Cody Deacon (3) Aeronautical Engineering 3.83 Sr. Nathaniel Gilbert (4) Electrical Engineering 3.14 Sr. Benjamin Gunn (1) Foreign Area Studies 3.04 Sr. Tom Hansen (3) Foreign Area Studies 3.04 Fr. Alex Pecci (1) Mechanical Engineering 3.21 Sr. Eric Robinson (4) Mathematics 3.98 So. Brent White (2) Undeclared 3.46 So. Paul Young (2) Biology 3.26

200 Back Benjamin Gunn 1:45.60 (1) Matt Millikin 1:47.93 (6) Angus MacDonald 1:48.36 (8) 100 Breast Cody Deacon 55.37 (4)

MW Scholar-Athlete (# of times MW Scholar-Athlete) Jr. Cody Deacon (3) Aeronautical Engineering 3.83 Sr. Eric Robinson (4) Mathematics 3.98

200 Breast Cody Deacon 2:00.90 (2)

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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 2510 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 AllAmerican 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. 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

BRYAN RYE ALL-AMERICA, 1969

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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 30115-1, 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, 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 ca-

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reer 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 full-time. 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 finishing 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 second-fastest 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

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History 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.

In 2011, Air Force graduated a stellar senior class, led by Gunn. Gunn was the 200 fly champion at the MW Championships, in addition to setting school records in the 100 fly and 100 and 200 back events. Gunn also earned the MW Senior Recognition award. In addition to Gunn, Corydon Butler and Paul Leonhardt earned all-MW honors. The 800 free relay group of Gunn, Leonhardt, Tim Martinelli and Butler also earned all-MW honors. In addition, senior Eric Robinson was named MW Scholar Athlete of the Year, becoming the third Falcon men’s swimmer to earn the honor.

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 eighttime 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 All-Americans. 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 AllAmericans in 1993. With Saxer gone, Casey Cornish earned honorable mention on both boards in 1994 while Currie finished out her career with her first topeight 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

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divers went on to record impressive performances at 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 2011

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

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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 2011 200 Fly **

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 Benjamin Gunn, 2011 MWC 10th-Anniversary Team Chris Knaute MWC Scholar-Athlete of the Year John Dayton, 2003 Matt Karmondy, 2006 Eric Robinson, 2011 NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship Bill Lauritzen, 1973 Shawn Whitson, 1982 Charlie Toth, 2001 John Dayton, 2003 Matt Karmondy, 2006 Eric Robinson, 2011 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 Eric Robinson, 2011 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 2011 Eric Robinson 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, 2008-11 Johnathan Cox, 2009 Cody Deacon, 2009-11

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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) Peter Cialkowski (2011) T.J. Cowling (2005, 06, 07) Johnathan Cox (2009) John Dayton (2000, 01, 02, 03) Cody Deacon (2009, 10, 11) 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, 11) Nathan Glandon (2008) Benjamin Gunn (2011) Josh Hammervold (2008) Tom Hansen (2008, 09, 11) 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) Alex Pecci (2011) 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, 11) 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, 11) Layne Wilson (2006, 07, 08) Paul Young (2010, 11)

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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 2011

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 11 6 Rob Clayton 495-170-2 (74.4 % 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

100 FREESTYLE 1. Charlie Toth ('01) 2. Bucky MacLaughlin ('91) 3. Tim Paschke ('00) 4. Robert Dawson (‘11) 5. Micah Newmann (‘14) 6. Benjamin Gunn (‘11) 7. John Dayton ('03) 8. Tyler Paige ('01) 9. Chris Morin (‘10) 10. Tim Martinelli (‘13) 10. Garrett Thompson ('84)

43.79 44.50 44.67 44.73 44.84 44.90 45.17 45.21 45.24 45.27 45.27

2001 1991 1998 2010 2011 2010 2002 1999 2010 2011 1984

200 FREESTYLE 1. Chris Knaute ('07) 2. Bryan Avery (‘09) 3. Drew Whitting ('93) 4. Sean O’Keefe (‘10) 5. Corydon Butler (‘12) 6. Benjamin Gunn (‘11) 7. Eric Robinson (‘11) 8. Paul Leonhardt (‘14) 9. Jon Jones (‘13) 10. Garrett Thompson ('84) 500 FREESTYLE 1. Chris Knaute (‘07) 2. Drew Whitting ('93) 3. Sean O’Keefe (‘10) 4. Corydon Butler (‘12) 5. Tom Hansen (‘11) 6. Jon Kalberer ('96) 7. Sam Chesnut ('92) 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)

1:36.98 1:37.22 1:37.49 1:37.51 1:38.85 1:38.90 1:38.98 1:39.12 1:39.27 1:39.32

4:20.00 4:20.09$ 4:24.80 4:25.83 4:26.70 4:29.07 4:29.10 4:31.26 4:31.45 4:31.46

9:07.72 9:11.98 9:15.14 9:19.24 9:23.92 9:26.53 9:29.80 9:31.02 9:33.55 9:33.91

2006 2008 1993 2009 2011 2011 2009 2010 2009 1983

2006 1993 2009 2011 2009 1994 1991 2007 1991 1978

1991 2006 2009 1991 2011 1986 2009 2006 2000 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)

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. Matt Millikin (‘13) 5. Charles Lebeau ('06) 6. Angus MacDonald (‘14) 7. Evan Parr ('05) 8. Justin Lapin (‘07) 9. Paul Young (‘13) 10. Lance Bohlman ('94)

48.13 48.85 49.37 49.45 49.76 50.16 50.16 50.36 50.48 50.59

2011 2003 2009 2011 2003 2011 2005 2007 2011 1992

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. Paul Leonhardt (‘14) 8. Chris Knaute (‘07) 9. Justin Lapin (‘07) 10. Spencer Liedl (‘08)

1:47.22 1:48.72 1:48.87 1:49.07 1:49.58 1:49.68 1:49.78 1:49.86 1:49.98 1:50.44

2010 2006 2006 1997 2010 1999 2010 2006 2005 2008

200 BACKSTROKE 1. Benjamin Gunn (‘11) 2. Paul Brehm ('04) 3. Kai Yamashiro (‘09) 4. Matt Horner ('02) 5. Justin Lapin ('07) 6. Matt Millikin (‘13) 7. Paul Young (‘13) 8. Angus MacDonals (‘14) 9. Tom Hansen (‘11) 10. Race Steinfort ('02)

1:45.60 1:46.27 1:46.44 1:47.19 1:47.21 1:47.93 1:48.05 1:48.36 1:48.49 1:49.39

2011 2003 2009 2001 2006 2011 2010 2011 2009 2001

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. Cody Deacon (‘12) 5. Josh Hammervold (‘11) 6. Greg Edmonds (‘10) 7. Shanon Anderson ('99) 8. Andrew Bergman (‘07) 9. Chris Morin (‘10) 10. Spencer Butt (‘09)

53.87 54.70 54.98 55.37 55.54 55.76 55.93 56.49 56.52 56.57

2009 2001 2003 2011 2009 2010 1999 2007 2009 2009

47.64 48.08 48.38 48.90 48.91 49.13 49.18 49.23 49.29 49.30

2011 2009 2008 2006 2003 2011 2011 2009 1991 2004

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

1:58.67 2:00.90 2:01.13 2:01.85 2:02.20 2:02.46 2:02.60 2:02.62 2:03.78 2:03.80

2001 2011 2010 2010 1999 2009 2001 2006 1992 2008

1:45.57 1:46.71 1:47.06 1:47.65 1:48.14 1:48.81 1:48.97 1:49.31 1:49.51 1:49.71

2010 1994 1999 1984 2003 2009 2011 2007 2009 2006

100 BUTTERFLY 1. Benjamin Gunn (‘11) 2. Chris Morin (‘10) 3. Bryan Avery (‘09) 4. Nick Burton (‘07) 5. Eric Pounds (‘04) 6. Paul Leonhardt (‘14) 7. Matt Millikin (‘13) 8. Robert Dawson (‘11) 9. Bucky MacLaughlin (‘91) 10. Charles Lebeau (‘06) 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. Paul Leonhardt (‘14) 8. Chris Knaute (‘07) 9. Eric Robinson (‘11) 10. Paul Parmenter (‘07)

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 Navy 2. Charlie Toth Air Force 3. Mike Linn Navy 4. Clinton Cornell Navy 5. Joe Novak Army 6. Joseph Smutz Navy 7. Coll Haddon Army Trevor Kildare Air Force 9. Terrence Fenningham Navy 10. Bucky MacLaughlin Air Force Alex Oldenkamp Navy 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

Air Force Navy Navy Army Navy Navy Navy Air Force Air Force Navy

Navy Navy Air Force Air Force Air Force Air Force Army Navy Army Army

Navy Navy Air Force Air Force Navy Navy Air Force Army Air Force Navy

Air Force Navy Air Force Air Force Navy Army Navy Navy Air Force Navy

Navy Air Force Air Force Air Force Army Navy Air Force Navy Navy Air Force

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

Navy Air Force Navy Air Force Air Force Air Force Air Force Air Force Air Force Navy

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

Navy Navy Air Force Air Force Air Force Air Force Air Force Air Force Air Force Air Force

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

Air Force Air Force Army Air Force Navy Army Air Force Air Force Army Air Force

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

Navy Army Navy Air Force Navy Army Air Force Air Force Army Air Force

1:57.26 1:57.65 1:58.51 1:58.67 2:00.55 1:59.47 2:01.13 2:01.85 2:02.04 2:02.20

2009 1987 1996 2001 2010 2007 2010 2010 2009 1999

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

Navy Air Force Air Force Air Force Army Navy Navy Army Army Air Force

47.33 47.83 48.08 48.38 48.44 48.57 48.67 48.72 48.73 48.90

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

Navy Navy Air Force Air Force Navy Air Force Navy Army Air Force Navy

1:42.54 1:45.92 1:46.40 1:46.71 1:46.90 1:47.06 1:47.06 1:47.61 1:47.65 1:47.96

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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 Dixon, Nick (09) 06 07 08 09 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 Evans, Kyle (14) 11 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 11 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 11 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 11 Chun, Mark C. (73) 70 71 72 73 Chung, Tommy (05) 02 Cialkowski, Peter (14) 11 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 11 Day, Justin (09) 06 07 08 09 Dayton, John (03) 00 01 02 03 Deacon, Cody (12) 09 10 11 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

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All-Time Letterwinners Lennon, Jay (90) 87 88 89 Leonard, Michael C. (67) 65 66 Leonhardt, Paul (14) 11 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 MacDonald, Angus (14) 11 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 11 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 11 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

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 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 11 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 11 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 11 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

N Needham, Theodore E. (79) 76 77 78 79 Nelson, Bruce M. (76) 73 74 75 76 Nelson, George J. (82) 79 80 81 Newmann, Micah (14) 11 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 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 Pecci, Alex (14) 11 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 11 Roesler, Nathaniel (12) 09 10 11 Rogas, Peter N. (79) 77 Rogers, Randy (09) 06 07 08 09 Ross, Billy (14) 11 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 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 W Walker, Weston (13) 10 11 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 11 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 11 Z Zappia, Michael A. (80) 77 Zuber, Jay (89) 86 Zwyer, James (95) 92 93 94 95

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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.

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

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.

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, three-week 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 second-summer 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.

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.

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 or go to www.usafa.edu.

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.

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

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Senior 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, T41, 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 Athlecs l Eighth Year Dr. Hans J. Mueh is in his eighth 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 another NCAA tournament and the National Invitational Tournament’s Final Four. The ice hockey team has won the conference championship and advanced to the NCAA tournament four of the last five years. 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 then posted back-to-back eight-win seasons and was 9-4 last year while qualifying for bowl games every year. The school has averaged 9,000 bowl tickets sold during the four-year run.

ment and the announcement of the Holaday Athletic Center, an indoor training facility. The $15 million facility was completed in July 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 doctorate 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.

Dr. Hans Mueh enters his eighth season as the Academy’s Director of Athletics. At halftime of the Utah game on Oct. 30, 2010, Mueh congratulated the men’s gymnastics team for winning the USAG National Championship.

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 Endow-

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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 Boise State, Colorado State, New Mexico, San Diego State, TCU, UNLV and Wyoming. All sports also compete against non-conference opponents, including many nationally-ranked teams.

Col. Billy Walker Vice Director of Athletics

William Carpenter Associate AD Recruiting Support

John Coulahan Associate AD Finance

Jim Trego Senior Associate AD External Affairs

Wayne Kellenbence Associate AD Support

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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 17 times, which is more than any other academy. 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 5,858. 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, the Holaday Athletic Center (pictured left), was completed in July 2011.

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Marti Gasser Associate AD/SWA Intercollegiate Program

Dermot Coll Associate AD Development/Gov’t

Karen Warner Associate AD Human Resources

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Cadet Natatorium

Newly Refurbished Cadet Natatorium The Air Force Academy Cadet Natatorium underwent a complete renovaon during the 2010-11 season and re-opened during the summer of 2011. The upgrades make the Cadet Natatorium one of the premier and state-of-the-art on-campus swimming venues in college athlecs. - All new pool with ability to pracce and compete at short-course and long-course lengths. - Starng blocks on both ends of pool. - New plaorm diving tower. - Added pool deck space during pracces and compeon. - Stairways leading up to stands (previously ladders). - One of the naon’s finest Swimming Fitness Rooms located adjacent to the Natatorium. - New team rooms. - New lockers for both teams. - LED video board. - Updated lighng. - New roof design.

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