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United States Air Force Academy Men’s Swimming & Diving 2013-14 Table of Contents Schedule. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . IFC Table of Contents. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Quick Facts/Media Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1

Meet The Falcons Roster. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 Athlete Bios . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8-21

WCAP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Where are they now?. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32-33 Cadet Natatorium. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34

The Staff Head Coach Rob Clayton. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-3 Asst. Coach Anthony Boettcher . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 Diving Staff . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 FAQ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6

History 2012-13 Season Review . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22 Air Force Swimming History . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23-24 Diving HIstory. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24 Honors & Awards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25-26 Air Force Top 10 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27 Service Academy Top 10 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28 Letterwinners. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29-30

The Academy The Air Force Academy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35 Academy Leadership . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36 Director of Athletics. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Air Force Athletics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38

Quick Facts

Media Guide The 2013-14 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:

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.

General Information Location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . USAFA, Colo. Colors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Blue & Silver Nickname . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Falcons Enrollment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4,000 Founded . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1954 Affiliation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . NCAA Div. I Conference. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Mountain West Home Pool . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cadet Natatorium Superintendent . . . . . . . . Lt. Gen. Michelle Johnson 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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131-78-1/15 School Record/Years . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Same Head Diving Coach. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Stan Curnow Asst. Coach. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Anthony Boettcher Asst. Diving Coach . . . . . . . . . . . . Capt. Lauren Berg Team Information 2012-13 Dual Record/MPSF Finish . . . . . . . . 10-7/6th Letterwinners Returning/Lost. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20/9 Newcomers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13 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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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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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 719-333-2313. All interview requests must be made at least one day in advance so that the athlete or coach can be properly notified. Credits The 2013-14 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 women’s swimming and diving staff. Photos courtesy of DenMar Services. On the Cover Featured on the front cover is the 2013-14 team on the deck of the Cadet Natatorium.

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Head Coach Rob Clayton

Rob Clayton Head Swimming Coach 16th Season Wyoming (1991)

Head coach Rob Clayton enters his 16th season as the Academy’s head men’s swimming coach. After 15 years, his enthusiasm for the Academy and Falcon swimming hasn’t diminished a bit. “I love coaching at the Air Force Academy. It is the perfect school for the young man who is serious about pursuing excellence in school, swimming and life. I’m thrilled to wake up and go to work in the morning,” said Clayton. Clayton has led the Falcons to a 131-78-1 overall dual record and eight top-three finishes in the MW. After a sixth-place league finish his first season, Clayton led the Falcons to third-place finishes in 2000, 2001, 2002, 2006 and 2007. In 2003, 2004 and, most recently, 2009, the Falcons finished second at the MWC Championships. In addition, Clayton was named MWC Men’s Coach of the Year in 2007 and 2010. At USAFA, Clayton has coached men to 20 individual conference championships and two relay conference championships. Eight of his swimmers

have competed in the Olympic Trials, including in 2008 when five former and current Falcons participated in the Trials. In addition to the team’s success in the pool, Clayton’s swimmers have earned more than 142 academic all-conference honors and 25 MWC Scholar-Athlete selections, while six others were both designated Scholar All-Americans by the College Swimming Coaches Association of America. Clearly, Clayton expects excellence in the classroom as well as the pool. “The Academy is the number one undergraduate school in the country,” the coach said. “The men come here primarily to get the best education possible and to prepare for a fabulous career in the Air Force and beyond. While we desire success in the pool, we insist on success in the classroom.” Not surprisingly, the Falcon swimmers and divers were the recipients of the Academy’s Team Excellence Award for the 2003-04 school year.

Clayton is a 1991 graduate of Wyoming where he earned a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering. While at Wyoming, Clayton was one of the premier swimmers in the Western Athletic Conference. A four-year letterman, Clayton swam in the NCAA Championships in the 200 freestyle, 200 IM and 400 IM. He stole the show at the 1991 conference championships, winning the 200 and 400 individual medley, becoming only the second Cowboy to ever win an IM conference title. His time in the 400 IM set a conference championship record. Clayton excelled outside the pool as well. His 3.75 grade point average in chemical engineering helped earn him Academic All-American honors. He received the WAC’s Stan Bates Award in 1991, as the league’s most outstanding student-athlete. The Bates Award is the most prestigious award an athlete in the conference can win. Following college, Clayton served as an age group coach for the Fort Collins Area Swim Team (FAST). In the fall of 1991, he began a six-year stint as the men’s assistant coach at Brigham Young University. While at BYU, Clayton was instrumental in building one of the most successful swimming programs in the region. The Cougars won the 1996 WAC title, their first since 1979. During Clayton’s tenure in Provo, BYU never finished below third at the WAC Championships. Clayton helped coach 11 individual WAC champions and several WAC champion relay teams at BYU. Additionally, he coached an NCAA finalist and an athlete to a spot on the U.S. National team in the summer of 1997. He was very active in USA Swimming during his time in Utah, serving as a senior coach with Hilltop

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Head Coach Rob Clayton Aquatic Swim Team in American Fork, Utah. Clayton came to the Academy in 1997 and made an immediate impact on the program. He worked with women’s coach Casey Converse to coach the Academy’s first woman to qualify for the NCAA Division I Championships. Clayton then took over the reins of the men’s program for the 1998-99 season. In addition to his coaching duties, Clayton also instructs cadets in swimming and water survival classes. He was recognized for his teaching accomplishments by being named the 2003-04 Department of Athletics Civilian Instructor of the Year and was recently named the Aquatics Instructor of the Semester. Clayton comments on his teaching duties, “I enjoy teaching aquatics classes. It provides me with opportunity to interact with the rest of the cadets at the Air Force Academy.”

Originally from Fort Collins, Colo., Clayton was a standout swimmer at Rocky Mountain High School where he was a four-year letterman. The 41-year-old Clayton is married to the former Kelly Costigan, a 1992 graduate of the Academy who competed for the women’s tennis team. They have three sons, Robert, Daniel and Joshua, and two daughters, Noel and Anna. The Claytons are very active in their church, International Anglican Church, and live in Monument.

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 1999 11 2 2000 8 3 2001 9 4 2002 6 4 2003 12 2 2004 8 4 2005 13 7 2006 8 4 1 2007 13 3 2008 4 7 2009 7 12 2010 3 4 2011 11 6 2012 8 9 2013 10 7 Totals 131 78 1

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Pct. .846 .727 .692 .600 .857 .667 .650 .654 .813 .364 .368 .429 .647 .471 .588 .626

Place 6th 3rd 3rd 3rd 2nd 2nd 5th 3rd 3rd 4th 2nd 2nd 3rd 6th 6th

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Assistant Coach Anthony Boettcher

Anthony Boettcher Assistant Swimming Coach Third Season Wyoming (1986)

Anthony Boettcher enters his third season as Air Force men’s swimming assistant coach. Boettcher is a lifelong resident of Colorado and brings nearly 30 years of experience as a club coach in the state. 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 20plus 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

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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.

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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.

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Diving Coaches

Stan Curnow Head Diving Coach 21st Season Brigham Young University (1977)

Stan Curnow begins his 21st year with the Falcons as head diving coach, the longest tenure in Academy history for a diving coach. During his first 20 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. A recent four-year stretch saw the Falcons win the men’s platform dive at the MWC Championships (Brady Lindberg in 2006 and 2007, Kyle Van Valkenburg in 2008 and 2009). Outside of the pool, Curnow has been an asset to the Academy as well, being named the 1998 athletic department Instructor of the Year.

Curnow came to Air Force from BYU, where he coached for 14 years. His record there was impeccable, including 26 conference titles, 17 All-Americans and two NCAA Division I champions. A native of Denver, Colo., Curnow was named a high school All-American in diving and was a champion performer on the trampoline. He attended BYU and graduated in 1977 with a degree in physical education. He completed his master’s degree in the same field in 1978. As a competitor at BYU, Curnow was the Western Athletic Conference diving champion three out of four years and earned All-American honors in 1972 and 1974. He was also a finalist in the 1972 Olympic Trials.

Curnow was named the Mountain West Conference’s diving coach of the year in 2001, 2002 and 2006, and was formerly a member of the NCAA Diving Rules Committee.

Capt. Lauren Berg Assistant Diving Coach 4th Season USAFA (2007)

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Capt. Lauren Berg enters her fourth year as the assistant diving coach for both men’s and women’s diving teams at Air Force. In addition to diving coach duties, Berg works in the Academy athletics department assisting in managing the athletic department scheduling and grading office.

Berg 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.

Berg 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.

Formely Lauren Bursey, she was married in 2012, to Andy Berg, who is an assistant coach with the Air Force Hockey team.

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FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions... Head coach Rob Clayton answers some frequently asked questions about the Air Force swimming program:

• What is your training philosophy at Air Force? We are a military academy, so there is a balance between academics, athletics and military. However, we are a Division I program and train accordingly. We compete in the Mountain Pacific Sports Conference (BYU, Cal State Bakersfield, Hawai’i, North Dakota, Pacific, Seattle, UNLV, Wyoming) and continually strive to qualify guys for the NCAA Championships.

• What is the commitment of the athletic department in terms of funding for travel, equipment, etc.? We have unsurpassed support from our athletic department. We normally travel 16-20 guys on our trips and everything is paid for. We also take a winter training trip (San Diego, Fort Lauderdale, Hawaii, Tucson) every year and everything is paid for there as well. There is no cost put on the swimmers and there is NO fundraising. Additionally, we are sponsored by Nike, so every swimmer receives a good supply of Air Force Swimming gear every year. We swim in Nike suits during the season and then compete in Speedo for the Championship meets.

• How many different coaches and trainers do your 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 conditioning coach and a full-time athletic trainer assigned to our • What is your team’s average GPA? team. In addition, the women’s team has a head coach and an as- Our team’s average GPA this year was 3.0 and usually hovers right sistant coach but we generally train as men’s teams and women’s around there. teams. • Is there anything else that you would like to tell me about • What is the team atmosphere like? (i.e. Does the team do your program that I have failed to ask about above? random activities outside of swimming just to hang out with I just wanted to explain the Academy and how things work. No each other? Do swimmers room with other swimmers? etc.) one here is on an “athletic scholarship.” Everyone receives an apThe team atmosphere is a complete cohesive unit. The team goes pointment and everything is paid for while you are here (room, to football games as a team, camping trips as a team and many board, meals, etc). In fact, the students receive a monthly stipend other activities. Because of the challenges that are involved with in addition that starts at about $120/month as a freshman and a military academy, the team forms a very tight bond. The pool is goes up to about $800/month as a senior. All students are unthe place where they come together, work hard and achieve goals dergraduate students. There are 32 different majors that range in together. In regards to the question about rooming together, each many possibilities. The big difference is that when you graduate, student is put into a squadron (roughly 100 students per squadron, you are commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the Air Force. About 40 squadrons, total student body of approximately 4000) random- half (about 500) of the graduates will go off to pilot training. The ly, so most of the swimmers do not room with other swimmers. other half will go off to various other jobs to include additional Last year, we had two freshmen room together. schooling. Think of an Air Force base as a little community and all the jobs that are required. The Air Force requires doctors, civil en• What is an average week of training like in terms of prac- gineers, meteorologists, police officers, etc. If you decide not to fly, tice time, yardage, dryland, etc.? the service commitment is five years; for flyers, the commitment We train every other morning (lift and swim) and every afternoon is 10 years. You can think of that in one of two ways—as a service for roughly 2.5 hours (to include dryland). The distance varies by commitment, or as a guaranteed job that pays you a competitive workout but usually it is about 6000 yards for our middle distance salary and includes unsurpassed benefits. 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.

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Team Roster

Air Force Men’s Swimming & Diving 2013-14 Roster

Name Matt Ankerholz Michael Barnosky Peter Cialkowski Greg Copeland Jordan Dahle Devon Davis Ryan Dunne A.J. Eckebrecht Andrew Faciszewski Kevin Fanter George Frank Robert Graves Kevin Jackson Alex Keller Zach Knoche Sean Ledford Paul Leonhardt Jackson Locke Angus MacDonald Kevin Mitchell Micah Newmann Alexander Pecci Kyle Perez Kevin Pollard Sam Sloan Alex Strom Sam Stronko Jaron Swinburn Kristopher Tillery Dominic Vallejo Matt Walls Sam Wieser Nate Zillweger

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

Head Coach: Diving Coach: Assistant Coach: Assistant Diving Coach:

Rob Clayton (Wyoming 1991) 16th season Stan Curnow (BYU 1997) - 21st season Anthony Boettcher (Wyoming 1986) - 3rd season Capt. Lauren Berg (USAFA 2007) – 4th season

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

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

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Hometown/High School Lake Mary, FL/Seminole Cedaredge, CO/Cedaredge Allentown, PA/Salisbury Richmond, VA/Douglas S. Freeman Salt Lake City, UT/Cottonwood Colorado Springs, CO/Air Academy Bristow, VA/Brentsville District Mission Viejo, CA/Calif. Virtual Academies Bluffton, SC/Bluffton Boise, ID/Boise Jacksonville, FL/Bolles School Brentwood, TN/Brentwood Memphis, TN/Germantown Effingham, IL/St. Anthony Lee’s Summit, MO/Lee’s Summit Sebastain, FL/Sebastain River Plano, TX/Plano Senior Santa Cruz, CA/Bellarmine College Prep Woodbridge, VA/Bishop Ireton London, England/TASIS Duncanville, TX/Homeschooled Oviedo, FL/Trinity Prep Riverside, CA/North Fairhope, AL/Fairhope Murfreesboro, TN/Siegel Fort Walton Beach, FL/Choctawhatchee Woodbridge, VA/Osbourn Park Rancho Cucamonga, CA/Rancho Cucamonga Albuquerque, NM/La Cueva Laguna Hills, CA/Laguna Hills Ellicott City, MD/Chapelgate Christian Las Vegas, NV/Bonanza Phoenix, AZ/Willow Canyon

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Meet The Falcons

Peter Cialkowski

Paul Leonhardt

Sr. • 5-10 • Diving Allentown, PA (Salisbury)

Sr. • 5-9 • Medley/Fly Plano, TX (Plano Senior)

2012-13 (JUNIOR): Notched season-high’s in both the 1-meter and 3-meter at the AFA Diving Invitational... scored 205.60 points in the 1m and 206.15 in the 3m. 2011-12 (SOPHOMORE): Fourth on the team in 1-meter diving...missed most of the season due to injury.

2012-13 (JUNIOR): Took season off to focus on academics.

Personal Bests 1M 3M Platform

Personal Bests 100 Fly 49.13 1:48.97 2011-12 (SOPHOMORE): Top time on team in 200 200 Fly 1:49.78 IM (1:50.97)...second-fastest 100 fly (49.73) and 200 200 IM 1:39.21 fly (1:50.53) times on the team...was on four of Air 200 Free Force’s top relay teams (200 free, 800 free, 200 medley, 400 medley).

381.65 314.18 228.10

2010-11 (FRESHMAN): 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.

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

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.

HIGH SCHOOL (Plano Senior): Lettered four years in swimming... three-time 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 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...son of Edward and Mary Cialkowski.

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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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Meet The Falcons

Angus MacDonald

Micah Newmann

Sr. • 6-1 • Back/Fly/Free Woodbridge, VA (Bishop Ireton)

Sr. • 5-9 • Fly/Free Duncanville, TX (Homeschooled)

2012-13 (JUNIOR): Named team most inspirational for Personal Bests junior class...All-MPSF second-team in the 100 back... 20.66 swam two Academy Top 10 times at MPSF champion- 50 Free 50.27 ships...swam the fourth-fastest 100 back time (49.23) 100 Fly 49.23 and eighth-fastest 200 back time (1:48.15) in school 100 Back 1:48.15 history...set career-high and ranked second on team 200 Back in 50 free (20.66)...MPSF Championship finalist in the 100 back, placing eighth...consolation finalist in the 200 back, placing 10th overall and second in the consolation finals.

2012-13 (JUNIOR): Took season off to focus on academics. 2011-12 (SOPHOMORE): Second-fastest 100 free time (45.35) on team...fourth-fastest 50 free time (21.25)... third on team in 100 back (52.64) and fifth in 100 fly (50.68)...anchored the fastest times in the 200 free and 400 medley relays.

Personal Bests 50 Free 20.99 100 Free 44.84 100 Fly 50.12 100 Back 52.64

2010-11 (FRESHMAN): Swam the fastest 100 free time on the team...swam the thirdfastest 50 free...swam the fifth-fastest 100 free time in school history in the leadoff leg of the 400 free relay at the MW Championships, which was also an NCAA B-cut swim... swam the fifth-fastest 100 fly time on the team...also swam the 100 breast in one meet.

2011-12 (SOPHOMORE): Fastest swimmer on team in the 100 and 200 back...fourth in the 100 fly and fifth in the 100 free...100 back time of 49.98 was the 6th-fastest in school history...led off fastest 200 free, 200 medley and 400 medley relays...named team sophomore that contributed most to AF swiming...MPSF All-Academic.

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.

2010-11 (FRESHMAN): 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.

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.

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 singleseason 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. PERSONAL: Member of cadet squadron 7...has four siblings...major is systems engineering management...nickname is Woody...on the dean’s list as a freshman...favorite food is ice cream...favorite book is Girl with the Dragon Tattoo...favorite movie is The Natural...credits his father as having the biggest influence on his sports career...favorite athlete is Ted Williams...if he could be on any reality TV show, it would be Surreal World...favorite quote: “The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated.” -- Mark Twain...son of Angus and Gail MacDonald.

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Meet The Falcons

Alex Pecci

Greg Copeland

Sr. • 6-1 • Diving Oviedo, FL (Trinity Prep)

Jr. • 6-1 • Diving Richmond, VA (Douglas S. Freeman) 2012-13 (SOPHOMORE): Set career-high’s in both the 1-meter and 3-meter dives...scored 252.75 points in the 1m vs. Denver...scored 249.20 points in the 3m at 1m 3m the AFA Diving Invite.

2012-13 (JUNIOR): All-MPSF second-team in platform Personal Bests diving...set career-high and ranked second on team in 288.80 platform with 286.55 points...set career-high in 3m 1M 305.05 with 305.05 points...placed sixth in platform diving at 3M 286.55 MPSF Championships...consolation finalist in 1m div- Platform ing...MPSF All-Academic for second-straight season.

Personal Bests 252.75 249.20

2011-12 (FRESHMAN): Third on the team in the 1-meter and 3-meter diving...scored careerhigh 242.65 points in 1m at AF Diving Invite...scored 184.73 points in 3m against Wyoming.

2011-12 (SOPHOMORE): Top Falcon in the 1-meter and platform diving...MPSF All-Conference in Platform diving...career-best 288.80 points in the 1-meter at AF Invite...scored 287.10 points at Denver...278.55 points in platform at MPSF Championships...MPSF All-Academic.

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

2010-11 (FRESHMAN): 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.

PERSONAL: Member of cadet squadron 2...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.

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 1-meter diving record...high school diving coach was Katie Adams...also dove for team Orlando and was coached by Jay Lewer...National Honors Society member. PERSONAL: Member of cadet squadron 15...has four siblings...major is mechanical engineering with a minor in Japanese...plans on becoming a pilot...hobbies are anything with water (lakes, beaches, etc.)...favorite food is Japanese...credits his parents as having the biggest influence on his sports career...most notable thing about his hometown is that Disney and Universal Studios are located there...favorite athlete is David Boudia...if he could be on any reality TV show, it would be Great Escape...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

Ryan Dunne

Sam Sloan

Jr. • 6-0 • Free/Fly/IM Bristow, VA (Brentsville District)

Jr. • 5-11 • Fly/Back/IM Murfreesboro, TN (Siegel) 2012-13 (SOPHOMORE): Fastest 400 IM on team Personal Bests (4:01.91), set at MPSF championships...ranked third 51.54 on team in 200 fly and 100 back and fourth in 200 100 Back 1:52.04 back...lowered his career-best time in 100 back by 200 Back 200 Fly 1:53.98 three seconds. 400 IM 4:01.25 2011-12 (FRESHMAN): Second fastest 400 IM, third fastest 200 back and fourth fastest 200 fly on team...also swam the 100 back and 200 IM.

2012-13 (SOPHOMORE): Fastest swimmer on team Personal Bests in the 50, 100 and 200 free and 100 fly, cracking 20.61 the Academy Top 10 in all four events...50 free time 50 Free 44.47 (20.61) is the ninth-fastest time at Academy...100 free 100 Free 1:38.67 time (44.47) is second and 200 free time (1:38.67) is 200 Free 48.91 seventh...100 fly time is (48.91) is fifth...ranked second 100 Fly on the team in the 200 IM (1:51.28)...anchored the fastest 200 and 400 free relays...led-off the 800 free relay and was part of the fastest 400 medley relay as well.

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.

2011-12 (FRESHMAN): Third-fastest swimmer in the 100 and 200 free on the team...time of 1:39.16 in 200 free is 10th fastest in school history...also swam the 400 IM in a meet...swam the opening leg of the fastest 800 free relay and anchored the 400 free relay group... named freshman who contributed most to Air Force swimming.

PERSONAL: Member of cadet squadron 8...has two siblings...nickname is Nuwana...hobbies are working on cars and woodworking...favorite food is steak and potatoes...favorite book is Where the Red Fern Grows...favorite movie is Little Soldiers...credits his father as having the biggest influence on his sports career...favorite athlete is Michael Phelps...if he could be on any reality TV show, it would be Overhaulin...favorite quote: “1$ 2013”...regards Tennessee as the best state ever...son of Kevin and Cathy Sloan.

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 All-American...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 16...has two older sisters...hobbies are Xbox, paintball and long walks on the beach...favorite food is Chipotle...favorite book is The Last Lecture...favorite movie is Warrior...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 athlete is Erik Vendt...if he could be on any reality TV show, it would be The Buried Life...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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Men’s Swimming & Diving


Meet The Falcons

Alex Strom

Sam Wieser

Jr. • 6-1 • Distance Freestyle Fort Walton Beach, FL (Choctawhatchee)

Jr. • 6-0 • Breaststroke/Medley Las Vegas, NV (Bonanza) 2012-13 (SOPHOMORE): Second on team in 100 breast and third in 200 breast...third on team in 200 Personal Bests 56.79 IM...set career-high’s in both breast events and 200 100 Breast 200 Breast 2:03.59 IM...MPSF All-Academic...MW Scholar Athlete.

2012-13 (SOPHOMORE): Second-team All-MPSF in 1650 free...ranked third on team in 1000 and 1650 free Personal Bests 1:41.45 and fourth in 500 free...1650 free time of 15:32.03 and 200 Free 4:34.02 his 1000 split of 9:21.00 in the same swim both rank 500 Free 1000 Free 9:21.00 seventh in Academy history...MPSF All-Academic. 1650 Free

15:32.03

2011-12 (FRESHMAN): Third on team in 100 and 200 breast...also third on team in 400 IM and fourth in 200 IM.

2011-12 (FRESHMAN): Swam the third fastest 1000 and 1650 free times on the team...fourth fastest 500 free and fifth-fastest 200 free... Mountain West Scholar-Athlete.

1:53.25 4:04.75

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.

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.

PERSONAL: Member of cadet squadron 20...has two older siblings...nickname is Weezy... major is economics...hobbies are any and all sports...favorite food is bacon...favorite book is Ender’s Game...favorite movie is Troy...person in history he’d like to meet is Teddy Roosevelt...something most people don’t know about him is that he has the same interests in movies and music as most teenage girls...enjoys listening to Justin Bieber...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 Real World...favorite quote: “Don’t take life too seriously. You’ll never get out alive.”...son of Daniel and Mary Wieser.

PERSONAL: Member of cadet squadron 40...has three younger sisters...sister, Olivia, is a sophomore at the Academy and on the swim team...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

Michael Barnosky

George Frank

So. • 6-3 • Breaststroke/Medley Cedaredge, CO (Cedaredge)

So. • 6-1 • Sprint Freestyle Jacksonville, FL (Bolles School)

2012-13 (FRESHMAN): Second team All-MPSF in 100 breast...fastest time on team in 100 breast and second in 200 breast...fourth in 200 and 400 IM...100 breast time of 54.99 is fourth-fastest and 200 breast time of 2:02.53 is eighth-fastest in Academy history... voted team most inspirational.

2012-13 (FRESHMAN): Second-fastest 50 and 200 Personal Bests free time on team...third-fastest 100 free time...on 20.66 fastest 200, 400 and 800 free and 200 medley re- 50 Free 100 Free 45.33 lays. 200 Free 1:39.22 HIGH SCHOOL: Lettered four years in swimming... All-American...part of 2011-12 National Championship team...part of national record-setting 400 free relay...part of state record-setting 200 free relay...two-time team MVP...National Honors Society member...high school coach was Sergio Lopez...swam club for the Bolles School Sharks, also coached by Sergio Lopez...junior nationals champions and owned the state record in the 100 free for 13-14 year olds.

Personal Bests 100 Breast 54.99 200 Breast 2:02.53 200 IM 1:53.12 400 IM 4:14.44

HIGH SCHOOL: Lettered four years in swimming...All-American...Scholastic All-American... National Honors Society member...high school swimming coach was Silas Almgren...swam club for the Montrose Marlins, also coached by Silas Almgren. PERSONAL: Member of cadet squadron 38...owns private pilot license and is also a hot air balloon pilot...hobbies are flying and swimming...favorite foods are pasta and steak...favorite movie is Prometheous...person in history he’d like to meet is Neil Armstrong...credits his dad as having the biggest influence on his sports career...pre-race/meet ritual is to play Holding for a Hero by Bonnie Tyler...favorite quote: “To give anything less that your best, is to sacrifice the gift.”...son of Joseph and Susan Barnosky.

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PERSONAL: Member of cadet squadron 40...has two older siblings...hobby is going to the beach...favorite food is Chipotle...favorite movie is Forrest Gump...person in history he’d like to meet is Benjamin Franklin...credits his sister as having the biggest influence on his sports career...favorite athlete is Lebron James...son of Jeffrey and Valerie Frank.

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Meet The Falcons

Robert Graves

Kevin Jackson

So. • 6-2 • Distance Freestyle Brentwood, TN (Brentwood)

So. • 6-0 • Freestyle/Medley Memphis, TN (Germantown)

2012-13 (FRESHMAN): Fastest 500 free time on Personal Bests team...fourth on team in 1000 and 1650 free and fifth 1:40.95 in 500 free...500 free time of 4:29.80 is eighth and 200 Free 4:29.80 1000 free time of 9:24.42 is ninth all-time at Academy. 500 Free 1000 Free 9:24.42 15:43.62 HIGH SCHOOL: Lettered four years in swimming... 1650 Free beat USAFA teammate Kevin Jackson in the 500 free and was runner up to Jackson in the 200 free at the state championships...swam club for Excel Aquatics, coached by Mark Walker.

2012-13 (FRESHMAN): Second team All-MPSF in 1650 free...second on team in 500, 1000 and 1650 free...500 free time of 4:30.89 is ninth-fastest and 1000 free time of 9:20.95 is eighth-fastest in Academy history...finished seventh in 1650 free at MPSF Championships.

Personal Bests 500 Free 4:30.89 1000 Free 9:29.95 1650 Free 15:29.62 400 IM 4:19.26

HIGH SCHOOL: Lettered four years in swimming...All-American in 500 free...school recordholder in 200 and 500 free...top five swimmer in 500 free all four years...beat USAFA teammate Robert Graves in the 200 free and was runner up to Graves in the 500 free at the state championships...Scholastic All-American...French National Honors Society...Third place winner of Battle of the Brains Science Competition...high school swimming coach was Scott Robinson...swam club for Germantown Swim Team, also coached by Scott Robinson...national qualifier.

PERSONAL: Member of cadet squadron 31...mother is a USAFA graduate...both his parents are airline pilots...nickname is Robby...has three younger siblings...favorite food is apple pie... favorite movie is Endless Summer...credits Luke Herline as having the biggest influence on his sports career...favorite athlete is Matt Grevers...if he could be on any reality TV show it would be American Idol...son of Rob and Sandy Graves.

PERSONAL: Member of cadet squadron 15...has a younger sister...hobby is sleeping...favorite food is Chipotle burritos...favorite movie is The Hangover...most noteworthy thing about his hometown is that its the home of Justin Timberlake and Elvis...pre-race/meet ritual is listening to music...son of Richard and Karen Jackson.

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Men’s Swimming & Diving


Meet The Falcons

Sean Ledford

Kevin Mitchell

So. • 5-10 • Fly/Medley Sebastian River, FL (Sebastian River)

So. • 6-1 • Fly/Free/IM London, England (TASIS: The American School in England)

2012-13 (FRESHMAN): Fastest 200 fly on team...sixth on team in 100 fly and 200 IM.

2012-13 (FRESHMAN): Fifth on team in 200 IM and Personal Bests 100 free...eighth on team in 200 free...also fourth on 100 Free 47.04 team in 200 breast and fifth in 100 breast. 200 Free 1:42.13 1:55.25 HIGH SCHOOL: Swam club for Bracknell & Working- 200 IM ham Swim Club, coached by Nigel Willis...team captain as a senior...Junior Nationals qualifier...10 time British National qualifier.

Personal Bests

100 Fly 51.50 1:53.17 HIGH SCHOOL: Lettered three years in swimming... 200 Fly 1:57.42 team captain and team MVP...owns three school re- 200 IM cords (100, fly, 100 back, 200 IM)...graduated in top 10 percent of class...Gilliam academic award recipient... high school swimming coach was Scott Barlow...swam club for Treasure Coast Swimming Conquistadors, also coached by Scott Barlow.

PERSONAL: Member of cadet squadron 31...greatest moment in sports is swimming the English Channel and setting the three-person channel swimming world record...had two younger siblings...hobbies are photography, hiking, playing FIFA soccer...favorite food is Chicken Tika Marsala...favorite movie is Gladiator...person in history he’d like to meet is Ronald Reagan...enjoys listening to Blink 182...son of Russ and Susan Mitchell.

PERSONAL: Member of cadet squadron 29...has three younger brothers...hobbies are paintball, scuba diving and swimming...favorite food is brisket...favorite movie is The Avengers... something most people don’t know about him is that he has two extra ribs...credits his father as having the biggest influence on his sports career...favorite athlete is Brenden Hansen...pre-race/meet rituals are deep breathing, loosening up and visualizing...favorite quote: “Suffer now and live the rest of your life a champion.”...son of Patrick and Carolyn Ledford.

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Men’s Swimming & Diving


Meet The Falcons

Jaron Swinburn

Dominic Vallejo

So. • 5-11 • Diving Rancho Cucamonga, CA (Rancho Cucamonga)

So. • 5-11 • Diving Laguna Hills, CA (Laguna Hills)

2012-13 (FRESHMAN): Did not see any action in competition.

Notable: Began diving in 2010 after graduating from high school...is a junior in terms of eligibility.

Personal Bests 1M 307.36 331.35 2012-13 (FRESHMAN): Diving MVP...MSPF runner-up in 3M 293.45 platform diving...first-team All-MPSF in platform diving Platform and second-team in 1-meter...first on team in 3-meter and platform...second on team in 1-meter...competed in the NCAA Zone E Diving Regionals in all three events.

HIGH SCHOOL: Lettered one year in swimming and diving...Diver of the year, scholar athlete, placed 11th at California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) Championships. PERSONAL: Member of cadet squadron 24...has three siblings...hobbies are snowboarding and skateboarding...favorite food is Nutter Butter...favorite movie is V for Vendetta... favorite book is Slaughterhouse Five...if he could be on any reality TV show, it would be Fear Factor... Favorite quote:“Tough times don’t last. Tough people do”...son of Michael and Barbara Swinburn.

Saddleback College: California State Diving Champion in 2010 after winning 1m and 3m diving at the California Community College Athletic Association Swimming and Diving Championships...went undefeated during his time at Saddleback...also dove for Crown Valley Divers club team, coached by Curt Wilson. HIGH SCHOOL: Lettered three years in wrestling...was runner-up in CIF wrestling championships. PERSONAL: Member of cadet squadron 11...has a sister...nickname is Dom...hobbies are snowboarding and mountain biking...favorite food is chocolate...favorite movie is American History X...credits his father as having the biggest influence on his sports career...son of Bob and Doris Vallejo.

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Meet The Falcons

Matt Walls

Nate Zillweger

So. • 6-1 • Backstroke/Freestyle Ellicott City, MD (Chapelgate Christian)

So. • 5-10 • Diving Phoenix, AZ (Willow Canyon)

2012-13 (FRESHMAN): Third on team in 200 back and Personal Bests fourth in 100 back...fifth on team in 500 and 1650 100 Back 52.24 free. 200 Back 1:50.33 10:05.61 HIGH SCHOOL: Swam club for Retriever Aquatic Club, 1000 Free 16:10.10 coached by Chris Gibeau...set club team record in 100 1650 Free and 200 back...multiple state, zone and region winner...won the New England Senior Championship winner in the 200 back.

2012-13 (FRESHMAN): Second team All-MPSF in 1-mePersonal Bests ter diving...second on team in 3-meter and fourth in 307.36 1-meter and platform...competed in the NCAA Zone E 1M 3M 331.35 Diving Regionals in all three events. Platform 293.45 HIGH SCHOOL: High school diving coach was Melynda Fenn...dove for AZ Heat, coached by Jeff Kunselman. PERSONAL: Member of cadet squadron 38...has two siblings...nicknames are Z, Zilly, Ziggy and Taterz...major is aeronautical engineering...future plans are to become a pilot or engineer... son of Cliff and Mary Zillweger.

PERSONAL: Member of cadet squadron 18...nickname is Matt...has a younger brother...hobbies are cooking, rock climbing and archery...favorite foods are chocolate donuts, buffalo chicken pizza and zebra cakes...favorite movie is Monty Python and the Holy Grail...person in history he’d like to meet is George Washington...favorite athlete is Aaron Piersol...prerace/meet rituals are kicking everything out of his mind and just relax all his muscles... favorite quote: “The harder the conquest, the more glorious the triumph.”...son of Stephen and Linda Walls.

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Meet The Falcons

Matthew Ankerholz

Devon Davis

Fr. • 6-0 • Breaststroke Lake Mary, FL (Seminole)

Fr. • 6-2 • Fly/Breast/Back Colorado Springs, CO (Air Academy)

HIGH SCHOOL: Lettered four years in swimming...Florida State Champion in the 100 breast...swimming All-American...conference gold in the 100 breast and 200 IM...school record-holder in the 100 breast and 200 IM...high school swim coach was Tony Ackerson... swam club for Seminole Aquatics, coached by Tony Ackerson.

HIGH SCHOOL/CLUB: Two-time Colorado state champion in the 100 fly and 100 breaststroke, leading Air Academy, located on USAFA grounds, to back-to-back Class 4A state titles...set state meet record in the 100 breast in 2012...High School swim coach was Scott Newell...swam club for the Falfins, coached by Mike Stromberg.

PERSONAL: Member of cadet squadron 17...son of Scott and Shelley Ankerholz...has a younger brother...nickname is Matt...is a relative of Sir Francis Drake...hobbies are swimming, reading and videogames...favorite food is pasta...favorite movie is Jurassic Park...favorite book is Black Wind...person in history he’d most like to meet is Einstein...credits his mom as having the biggest influence on his sports career...most noteworthy thing about his hometown is that it has a lot of lakes...favorite athlete is Michael Phelps...pre-race ritual is to eat a bag of red bell peppers and a bite-sized Snicker’s bar...favorite song is Dissidents by Thomas Dolby...favorite quote: ‘What is better--to be born good, or to overcome your evil nature through great effort.” -- Anonymous.

PERSONAL: Member of cadet squadron 7...son of Courtney Davis...has two siblings...father is a retired Air Force chief master sergeant.

Jordan Dahle

A.J. Eckebrecht

Fr. • 6-1 • Freestyle/Medley Salt Lake City, UT (Cottonwood)

Fr. • 5-9 • Diving Mission Viejo, CA (Calif. Virtual Academies)

HIGH SCHOOL/CLUB: Lettered four years in swimming and water polo...100, 200 and 500 free state champion...school record holder in the 200 IM, 100, 200 and 500 free...graduated with 3.99 GPA...high school swim coach was Brian Sorensen and Ron Lockwood... swam club for Cottonwood Heights Aquatics, coached by Todd Etherington...holds club record in 200 IM and was the 100 free state champion.

HIGH SCHOOL/CLUB: Competed for the Mission Viejo Nadadores Swim and Dive Team, coached by Mike Hilde, Janet Ely and Derek Starks...2011-13 National Team Member...junior nationals competitor. PERSONAL: Member of cadet squadron 21...son of Gary and Allison Echebrecht...has a younger sister...hobbies are skiing, hiking, surfing and eating...favorite food is poppy seed muffins...favorite movie is Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol...enjoys reading sports books...person in history he’d most like to meet is Jackie Robinson...something most people don’t know about him is that he was on ABC’s reality diving show Splash...credits his best friend Mark Anderson as having the biggest influence on his sports career...favorite athlete is Michael Phelps...pre-meet rituals are to listen to music, get pumped up and visualize his dives...if he could be on any reality TV show, it would be What would Ryan Lochte do...favorite song is On Top of the World by Imagine Dragons...favorite quote: ‘Pain is temporary but quitting is forever.’

PERSONAL: Member of squadron 28...son of Rob and Joni Dahle...has two older sisters... sister, Jill, swims at Loyola Marymount...hobbies are outdoors, reading, golfing and barbequing with friends and family...favorite food is PB & J sandwich...favorite movie is Pearl Harbor...favorite book is The Power of One...person in history he’d like to meet are the Wright brothers...something not many people know about him is that he loves history... credits his coaches as having the biggest influence on his sports career...most noteworthy things about his home town is the beautiful mountains and hiking trails...favorite athlete is Demarre Carol...pre-race ritual is to visualize his finish...if he could be on any reality TV show, it would be Jersey Shore...enjoy’s listening to Coldplay and John Mayer...favorite quote: ‘You must be the change you wish to see in the world.’ --Gandhi.

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Meet The Falcons

Andrew Facizewski

Alex Keller

Fr. • 5-9 • Medley/Distance Bluffton, SC (Bluffton)

Fr. • 5-9 • Medley Effingham, IL (St. Anthony)

HIGH SCHOOL/CLUB: Earned four letters for six years of swimming in high school...school record-holder in the 200 and 500 free...two-time team MVP...2012 and 2013 South Carolina All-State...high school swim coach was Eric Kemeny...swam club for Fins Swim Team, coached by Eric Kemeny...club record holder in seven events...Junior Nationals qualifier in the 1650 free and 400 IM and Winter Nationals qualifier in the 1000 free.

Notable: Citizen of Panama and part of the Panamanian National Team, competing in several international meets, including the 2012 FINA Short Course World Championships in Istanbul, Turkey. HIGH SCHOOL/CLUB: Lettered four years in swimming...IHSA All-State Athlete and AllAmerican...USA Swimming All-American Scholar...National Honor Society member...class president as a junior and vice president as a senior...class salutatorian...high school swim coach was Larry Jukes...swam club for Centralia Barracudas, coached by Larry Jukes...club team captain for three years...junior and senior Nationals qualifier...club team record-holder in nine events.

PERSONAL: Member of cadet squadron 3...son of Edward and Nanette Faciszewski...had three younger siblings...father is a 1986 USAFA graduate...hobbies are drawing and playing the trumpet...favorite food is cheeseburgers...favorite movie is 21 Jump Street...favorite books are the Lord of the Rings series...something not many people know about you is that he hates writing in pen...credits his club coach as having the biggest influence on his sports career...most noteworthy thing about his hometown is that is was the site of many Civil War battles...favorite athlete is Aaron Peirsol...pre-race rituals are stretching, listening to music and shaking hands with the competitor in the next lane...favorite quote: ‘The best pace is suicide pace and today is a great day to die.’ --Steve Prefontaine.

PERSONAL: Member of cadet squadron 24...son of Charles and Fanny Mae Keller...has three younger siblings...father played basketball at the University of Illinois...hobbies are aviation, traveling and being with friends...favorite food is junk food...favorite movis is The Dark Knight Rises...favorite book is Unbroken...people in history he’d like to meet are Jesus, Abraham Lincoln and Ronald Reagan...credits his coach Larry Jukes and grandfather, Pedro Alvarado, as having the biggest influences on his sports career...favorite athlete is Pele...if he could be on any reality TV show, it would be The Biggest Loser...Favorite quote: ‘…it is proper to remind all of us of this self-evident truth that as long as this country trusts in God, it will prevail.’ --Honorable Charles Edward Bennett.

Kevin Fanter

Zach Knoche

Fr. • 6-2 • Breaststroke/Medley Boise, ID (Boise)

Fr. • 6-3 • Breaststroke Lee’s Summit, MO (Lee’s Summit)

HIGH SCHOOL/CLUB: Lettered four years in swimming...Boise High School State Champion in the 100 breast...set state record in the 100 breast in 2012...also part of record-setting 200 medley relay...scholastic All-American and YMCA All-American...high school swim coach was Jeff Erwin...swam club for Boise Y Swim Team, coached by Todd Marsh...placed 11th in the 100 breast and 13th in the 200 breast at YMCA Nationals...Summer Nationals qualifier.

HIGH SCHOOL/CLUB: Lettered four years in swimming..lettered three years in swimming, two in golf and one year in track...three-time all-conference, three-time conference champion, two-time all-metro and four-time all-state...2013 Missouri State Champion in the 100 breast...Academic All-American...owns two school records...National Honor Society member...high school swim coach was Bruce Holder...swam club for the Kansas City Blazers, coached by C.J. Roberts...sectional and junior national qualifier.

PERSONAL: Member of cadet squadron 23...son of Charles and Kim Fanter...has a younger sister...father ran track & field at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo...hobbies are long boarding, mountain biking, water skiing, wakeboarding and surfing...favorite food is Asian...favorite books are the Eragon series...credits his father as having the biggest influence on his sports career...most noteworthy things about his hometown are the amazing potatoes and outstanding outdoor opportunities...favorite athlete is Brendan Hanson...pre-race ritual is to shake it out...if he could be on any reality TV show, it would be White Collar... favorite song is The Outsider by G-Eazy...favorite quote: ‘The voices of fear and doubt only get louder as you do work that matters.’ --Jon Acuff.

PERSONAL: Member of cadet squadron 13...son of Scott and Lori Knoche...has an older sister...hobbies are golf, skiing and mountain biking...favorite movie is Forrest Gump...favorite books are the Berenstain Bears series...person in history he’d like to meet is John Wooden...something not many people know about him is that he ripped his speedo at his first-ever swim meet...credits his dad as having the biggest influence on his sports career... favorite athlete is Bo Jackson...pre-race rituals are to mentally and physically prepare and eat oatmeal the morning of...if he could be on any reality TV show, it would be Survivor... enjoys listening to Eminem...favorite quote: ‘Nobody makes me bleed my own blood... nobody.’ -- Ben Stiller.

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Meet The Falcons

Jackson Locke

Kevin Pollard

Fr. • 6-2 • Freestyle/Backstroke Santa Cruz, CA (Bellarmine College Prep)

Fr. • 6-2 • Butterfly Fairhope, AL (Fairhope)

HIGH SCHOOL/CLUB: School record-holder in the 100 free and High School All-American... led Bellarmine to 31st Central Coastal Conference title and 29th in a row...conference champion in 100 free and 200 and 400 free relays...high school swim coach was Larry Rodgers...swam club for Santa Clara Swim Club, coached by John Bitter.

HIGH SCHOOL/CLUB: Lettered six years in swimming...all-state, county champion and holds school record in 100 fly and 200 free...National Honor Society member and is a Scholastic All-American...high school swim coach was Cathy Hudson...swam club for Southern Waters Aquatic Team, coached by Rich Suhs...was a junior nationals qualifier.

PERSONAL: Member of cadet squadron 34...son of Glen Locke and Judy Maitland-Locke... has two sisters...hobby is archery...favorite food is pizza...favorite movie is Taken...person in history he’d most like to meet is Jesus...something not many people know about him is that he likes Dr. Pepper...credits his parents as having the biggest influence on his sports career...most noteworthy thing about his hometown is that its a surf city...favorite athlete is Michael Phelps...pre-race ritual is to sleep a lot and eat good...enjoys listening to Imagine Dragons and Jack Johnson.

PERSONAL: Member of cadet squadron 37...son of Philip and Kimberly Pollard...had a older sister...hobbies are video games, juggling and swimming...favorite food is seafood...favorite movie is Anchorman...favorite book is The Junction Boys...person in history he’d most like to meet is Paul “Bear” Bryant...credits his parents as having the biggest influence on his sports career...favorite athlete is Tim Duncan...pre-race ritual is to relax, deep breathing and listing to music...if he could be on any reality TV show, it would be Storage Wars...favorite quote: ‘Nobody succeeds beyond his or her wildest expectations, unless they begin with some wild expectations.’

Kyle Perez Fr. • 6-0 • Medley/Freestyle Riverside, CA (North) HIGH SCHOOL/CLUB: Lettered four years in swimming...school record-holder in the 200 IM, 500 free and 200 and 400 free relays...team captain...high school swim coaches were Rodney Pilman and Joseph Perez...swam club for Riverside Aquatics Association, coached by Rodney Pilman...swam several qualifying times for junior nationals. PERSONAL: Member of cadet squadron 9...son of Joseph Perez and Susan Weber-Perez... has a younger sibling...both of his parents swam in college (mom at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and father at Riverside CC)...hobbies are cycling and swimming...favorite food is Mexican...favorite movie is Grown Ups...favorite book is Ender’s Game...something not many people know about him is that he can’t stop listening to music...credits McKay Palmer has having the biggest influence on his sports career...most noteworthy thing about his hometown is that the first golf course and polo field in Southern California were built in Riverside location of March Air Reserve Base...favorite athlete is Michael Phelps...pre-race ritual is to stretch, warm up and listen to music...if he could be on any reality TV show, it would be, Duck Dynasty...favorite song is Strobe by Deadmau5...favorite quote: ‘Keep going, don’t stop.’ --Jayson Krum.

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Meet The Falcons

Sam Stronko

Kristopher Tillery

Fr. • 5-11 • Distance Freestyle Woodbridge, VA (Osbourn Park)

Fr. • 6-0 • Backstroke/Freestyle Albuquerque, NM (La Cueva)

HIGH SCHOOL/CLUB: Lettered four years in swimming...second place at Virginia States... first-team all-area, honorable mention all-metro and team captain...scholastic All-American, graduated Summa Cum Laude, AP scholar with honors...high school swim coach was Matt Ragghianti...swam club for QDD (Quantico Swimming), coached by Rick Benner....club scholastic All-American.

HIGH SCHOOL/CLUB: Lettered four years in swimming...eight-time Albuquerque Metro Champion, leading La Cueva to back-to-back New Mexico State Championships...state record-holder in the 400 free relay...team captain as a senior...high school swim coach was Vince Sanchez...swam club for Vipers of Albuquerque Swim Team (VAST), coached by Gordy Westerberg...NCSA junior nationals qualifier.

PERSONAL: Member of cadet squadron 31...son of Gary and Lesli Stronko...had two brothers...brother, Jake, swam one year for USAFA then transferred to William and Mary...hobbies are golfing and hanging out with friends...favorite food is apples...favorite movie is Anchorman...favorite book is Farenheit 451...person in history he’d like to meet is Larry Bird... something not many people know about him is that he lives in the same neighborhood as teammate Angus MacDonald...most noteworthy thing about his hometown is that a Civil War battle took place nearby...favorite athlete is Joey Porter...pre-race ritual is to just relax and stretch out a little before the race...if he could be on any reality TV show, it would be The Mac Miller and the Most Dope Family...enjoys listening to all types of music.

PERSONAL: Member of cadet squadron 12...son of Gary and Julie Tillery...has three siblings...hobbies are hunting, mountain biking and going to the lake...favorite food is enchiladas...favorite movie is Caddyshack...favorite book is Marley & Me...person in history he’d most like to meet is Ronald Reagan...something not many people know about him is that he’s a triplet...credits his family as having the biggest influence on his sports career...most noteworthy thing about his hometown is it hosts the biggest balloon fiesta...favorite athlete is Jason Witten...pre-race ritual is to wear his lucky shoes...if he could be on any reality TV show, it would be Survivor...enjoys listening to Third Eye Blind...favorite quote: “To laugh often and much; To win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; To earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; To appreciate beauty, to find the best in others; To leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition; To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.’ – Ralph Waldo Emerson

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2012-13 Season Recap 2012-13 Season Recap (10-7 record) Date Oct. 5 Oct. 6 Oct. 13 Oct. 19

Nov. 2 Nov. 3 Nov. 10 Jan. 18 Jan. 19 Jan. 25 Jan. 26 Feb. 20-23

Opponent/Meet Intermountain Shootout Intermountian Shootout Denver Relays AF Duals (vs. CC, CMU, CSM) vs. Colorado College vs. Colorado Mesa vs. Colorado Mines at SIU at SIU vs. Missouri State Wyoming North Dakota Seattle Wyoming North Dakota Seattle Wyoming at UNLV at UNLV MPSF Championships

Record: 10-7 MPSF Championships Finish: 6th, 339 pts Men’s Swimming & Diving MVP Matt Millikin Senior Matt Millikin was named Air Force men’s swimming team MVP. Millikin was AFA’s top swimmer in the backstroke events. His 100 back time of 49.02 is the third-fastest mart at AFA and his 200 back time of 1:45.81 is the second-fastest in AFA history. The Pittsburgh, Pa., native earned All-Mountain Pacific Sports Federation First Team honors in the 200 back and second team honors in the 100 back. Team Awards Diving MVP Dominic Vallejo - Fr. Most Inspirational Michael Barnosky - Fr. Most Inspirational Class of 2013 - Tim Martinelli Class of 2014 - Angus MacDonald Class of 2015 - Max Evans-Nolan Class of 2016 - Sean Ledford Coaches Award Tim Martinelli - Sr. Senior who contributed most to AFA men’s swimming Matt Millikin Captain’s Award Anthony Chiaro - Sr. All-MPSF First Team Matt Millikin - 200 back Dominic Vallejo - platform diving Second Team Michael Barnosky - 100 breast Max Evans-Nolan - 1650 free Kevin Jackson - 1650 free

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Location Grand Junction, CO Grand Junction, CO Denver, CO USAFA

Place/Score W, 114 W, 107 3rd 3-0 W, 169-62 W, 154-84 W, 169-62 L, 121-120 W, 126-115 L, 167-76 L, 180-120 W, 180-63 W, 183-54 L, 80-163 W, 178-43 W, 149.50-71.50 L, 87-137 L, 93-150 L, 116-126 6th, 339 pts

Carbondale, Ill. Carbondale, Ill. USAFA USAFA USAFA Las Vegas, Nev. Las Vegas, Nev. Monterey Park, Calif. Angus MacDonald - 100 back Matt Millikin - 100 back Alex Pecci - platform diving Alex Strom - 1650 free Dominic Vallejo - 1-meter diving Brent White - 1-meter diving Nathaniel Zillweger - 1-meter diving Air Force men’s Swimming & Diving 2013 MPSF Championships Recap The Air Force men’s swimming & diving team capped off a successful 2012-13 season at the 2013 Mountain Pacific Swimming & Diving Championships in Monterey Park, Calif. The Falcons finished 6th with 339 points. The Falcons had 14 swims crack the school top 10 list. Senior Matt Millikin swam the second-fastest 200 back time in school history. Sophomore Max EvansNolan placed fourth in the 1650 free, swimming the third-fastest time in school history. Freshman Dominic Vallejo was runner-up in the platform diving. Air Force Academy All-Time Top 10 Swims (16) Event/Time/Rank 50 Free Ryan Dunne 20.61 (9) 100 Free Ryan Dunne 44.47 (2) Tim Martinelli 44.93 (8) 200 Free Ryan Dunne 1:38.67 (7) 500 Free Robert Graves 4:29.80 (8) Kevin Jackson 4:30.89 (9) 1000 Free Kevin Jackson 9:20.95 (6) Alex Strom 9:21.00 (7) Robert Graves 9:24.42 (9) 1650 Free

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Max Evans-Nolan 15:24.04 (3) Kevin Jackson 15:29.62 (5) Alex Strom 15:32.03 (8) 100 Fly Ryan Dunne 48.91 (5) 100 Back Matt Millikin 49.02 (3) Angus MacDonald 49.23 (4) 200 Back Matt Millikin 1:45.81 (2) Angus MacDonald 1:48.15 (8) 100 Breast Michael Barnosky 54.99 (4) 200 Breast Kaleb Jenkins 2:02.46 (6) Michael Barnosky 2:02.53 (8) MPSF All-Academic Angus MacDonald Alex Pecci Alex Strom Sam Wieser Brent White

Team MVP Matt Millikin

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Air Force Men’s Swimming History The Falcon swimming program had its beginnings in 1955 with the first Air Force Academy class. The Academy in Colorado Springs was not yet built and the cadets attended school in Denver at Lowry AFB. Dr. M.M. MacKenzie was the first head coach and compiled a 15-11 record during the first four years. The Cadet Natatorium was completed in 1959 and the Falcons hosted their first home meet that fall. The 1960s were an exciting decade for the Falcons as Air Force swimmers qualified for the NCAA Championships eight out of 10 years. Capt. Paul Cleland was head coach for three years, achieving a 25-10 record. Capt. Bob Nugent took over in 1963 and went 23-19 in a three-year stint. Backstroker Barry Beilinski became the swimming program’s first All-American in 1963. In 1966, the NCAA brought the Division I championships to the Academy. Swimming World Magazine complimented the meet organization: “The Academy, nestled in an 18,000 acre site at the foot of the Rocky Mountains, matched its architectural grandeur with outstanding organizational efficiency to make the championships one of the greatest ever held.” Nugent and Colonel E.A. Rafalko, the Falcons’ athletic director and meet director, were commended for their contributions, especially for securing electronic timing. Later, this proved that the equipment should be mandatory for all important meets. The “7,000 plus feet above sea level” conditions created comment and controversy as coaches predicted and evaluated their swimmers’ performance at the high altitude. That year, breaststroker Steven Seigler was the swimming team’s second All-American. He repeated in 1967, the year Maj. Paul Arata began his tenure as head coach. The final year of the 1960s was one of the highlight years of the decade as the Falcons were 19-0 in dual meets. One of the most exciting dual meets came against Colorado State. The meet came down to the last relay. If the Falcons won, they would win the meet by a point. The packed stands cheered Bob Nieman, Warren Flaherty, D.K. Martin and Bryan Rye to a victory and an NCAA qualifying time of 3:12.02 (fastest in the country up to that point) , four seconds ahead of the Rams. The Air Force team took nine to the NCAAs that year and the same relay team placed 10th, good for All-American status. Rye, a transfer from Colorado State, would go down in Falcon history after that year. In the meet versus the Rams, he won the 50 and 100 free and anchored the 400 free relay team with a 45.6 split, one of the fastest splits in the country. Rye also beat CSU’s All-American sprinter, Dennis O’Connor, three times that day. After graduation,

Bryan Rye All-America, 1969

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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 1135-1 for the women, a combined total of 301-15-1, an unreal winning percentage of 95 percent. The men also had an undefeated home victory streak of 108, covering 16 years beginning in 1967. During Arata’s reign, there were six AllAmericans 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 AllAmerican (HM) on the men’s team since 1975 as he placed 13th in both the 500 and the 1650 free at the NCAA Division I Championships. The men continued to fare well, going 7-2 in dual meets in 1992 with Bamsey winning another WAC title (50 free). Joining him in the winner’s circle was Sam Chestnut (1650 free) as the Falcons placed fifth at the WAC Championships. The following year brought an end to one great swimmer’s career but the beginning of another’s. Whitting won his third WAC title by winning a title in the 500 meter free. His time of 4:20.09 is still the WAC record. Freshman Matt Davis also won a WAC championship in the 400 IM as the men went 6-3 in dual

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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 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 confer-

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Air Force Men’s Swimming History ence 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 bestever 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. The 2012 team made the jump to the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation, going 8-9 on the season and finishing sixth at the championships. The Falcons had six all-conference swims, led by senior Corydon Butler. Butler earned first-team honors in the 500 free and second-team in the 200 and 1650 free. Senior Cody Deacon qualified for the U.S. Olympic Trials in the 200 breast and was also a First-team Academic All-American. The 2013 team took sixth place again at the MPSF championship. The Falcons went 10-7 in dual competition. The Falcons posted 12 all-conference swims, including a runner-up finish in the platform diving by freshman Dominic Vallejo. Senior Matt Millikin was named team MVP.

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 All-Americans 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 one-meter and 12th on three-meter. He was the first Falcon diver to qualify for the NCAAs and earn All-America 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 seventime 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 AllAmerican. 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 and both had a hand in coaching the strongest duo of woman divers in the history of the Academy, Kim Dorn-

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burg and Dawn Dishner. Dornburg, a six-time All-American, was national champion on one-meter and three-meter in 1988 and again won the one-meter title in 1991. Dishner, a seven-time All-American, was the three-meter national champion in 1989. Dornburg won the Academy’s Most Valuable Swimmer/Diver award three times, while Dishner won it twice. Only one other women’s swimmer or diver (Patty Martinez) has ever won the award more than twice. In addition to the success of the women divers, the men also fielded strong competitors. Jeff Faley qualified for the NCAAs in 1987 on both boards. In 1991, another great Academy diver, Bo Bloomer, became Air Force’s first WAC champion diver by winning the three-meter competition. In 1992, Stan Curnow took over the diving reins. In his tenure at the Academy, he has produced several female All-Americans. In his first year, Sarah Saxer, class of 1993, earned All-American honors on both boards while Rebecca Currie was an All-American in the three-meter. The two repeated as All-Americans in 1993. With Saxer gone, Casey Cornish earned honorable mention on both boards in 1994 while Currie finished out her career with her first 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 onemeter. After their strong showing at the WAC, the 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.

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In 2002, Sarah Law won the one- and three-meter 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 AllMWC 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. in 2013, freshman Dominic Vallejo earned runner-up in the platform diving at the MPSF championships. The Falcons sent three divers to the NCAA Zone E Regionals.

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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 2012 2013

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 Corydon Butler Matt Millikin

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 Drew Whitting 1993 500 Freestyle Matt Davis 1995 200 Butterfly Chris Knaute 2006 400 IM 2006 500 Freestyle

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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 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

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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 (2000-11) Mountian Pacific Sports Federation (2011-Present) 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 Cody Deacon, 2012

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Honors & Awards/Dual W-L 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, 2009-12 Sam Wieser, 2012-13

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) Angus MacDonald (2012, 13) 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, 12, 13) 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) Alex Strom (2013) 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) Sam Wieser (2012, 13) Brent White (2010, 11, 12, 13) Layne Wilson (2006, 07, 08) Paul Young (2010, 11)

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, 12) Dave Devemark (1997) Matt Dunker (1997) Matt Durkin (1995, 96, 97) Dave Dutcher (1995, 96) Nathan Erickson (2009) Jonathan Eng (2012) 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)

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Men’s Dual Records 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 2012 2013

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 8 9 Rob Clayton 10 7 Rob Clayton 513-186-2 (73.3 % winning percentage) * season record includes a tie

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Air Force Top 10 50 Free 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. Benjamin Gunn (‘11) 8. Tyler Paige (‘01) 9. Ryan Dunne (‘15) 9. Tony Bamsey (‘92)

19.99 20.17 20.28 20.32 20.37 20.44 20.51 20.58 20.61 20.61

2001 1995 1991 2001 1998 2009 2010 2000 2013 1992

1,650 Free 1. Chris Knaute (‘07) 2. Drew Whitting (‘93) 3. Max Evans-Nolan (‘15) 4. Sean O’Keefe (‘10) 5. Kevin Jackson (‘16) 6. Sam Chesnut (‘92) 7. Corydon Butler (‘12) 8. Alex Strom (‘15) 9. James Boegman (‘86) 10. Matt Karmondy (06)

15:09.15 15:10.13 15:24.04 15:24.41 15:29.62 15:30.33 15:31.09 15:32.03 15:39.85 15:41.03

2005 1991 2013 2009 2013 1991 2010 2013 1985 2006

100 Back 1. Benjamin Gunn (‘11) 2. Paul Brehm (‘04) 3. Matt Millikin (‘13) 4. Angus MacDonald (‘14) 5. Kai Yamashiro (‘09) 6. Charles Lebeau (‘06) 7. Evan Parr (‘05) 8. Justin Lapin (‘07) 9. Paul Young (‘13) 10. Lance Bohlman (‘94)

48.13 48.85 49.02 49.23 49.37 49.76 50.16 50.36 50.48 50.59

2011 2003 2013 2013 2009 2003 2005 2007 2011 1992

100 Free 1. Charlie Toth (‘01) 2. Ryan Dunne (‘15) 3. Bucky MacLaughlin (‘91) 4. Tim Paschke (‘00) 5. Robert Dawson (‘11) 6. Micah Newmann (‘14) 7. Benjamin Gunn (‘11) 8. Tim Martinelli (‘13) 9. John Dayton (‘03) 10. Tyler Paige (‘01)

43.79 44.47 44.50 44.67 44.73 44.84 44.90 44.93 45.17 45.21

2001 2012 1991 1998 2010 2011 2010 2013 2002 1999

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

1:45.60 1:45.81 1:46.27 1:46.44 1:47.19 1:47.21 1:48.05 1:48.15 1:48.49 1:49.39

2011 2013 2003 2009 2001 2006 2010 2012 2009 2001

200 Free 1. Chris Knaute (‘07) 2. Bryan Avery (‘09) 3. Drew Whitting (‘93) 4. Sean O’Keefe (‘10) 5. Benjamin Gunn (‘11) 6. Corydon Butler (‘12) 7. Ryan Dunne (‘15) 8. Eric Robinson (‘11) 9. Tim Martinelli (‘13) 10. Paul Leonhardt (‘14)

1:36.98 1:37.22 1:37.49 1:37.51 1:38.18 1:38.41 1:38.67 1:38.98 1:39.13 1:39.21

2006 2008 1993 2009 2011 2012 2012 2009 2012 2010

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 Breast 1. Justin Day (‘09) 2. Matt Ihlenfeld (‘01) 3. John Dayton (‘03) 4. Michael Barnosky (‘16) 5. Cody Deacon (‘12) 6. Josh Hammervold (‘11) 7. Greg Edmonds (‘10) 8. Shanon Anderson (‘99) 9. Kaleb Jenkins (‘13) 10. Andrew Bergman (‘07)

53.87 54.70 54.98 54.99 55.37 55.54 55.76 55.93 56.29 56.49

2009 2001 2003 2013 2011 2009 2010 1999 2011 2007

500 Free 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. Robert Graves (‘16) 9. Kevin Jackson (‘16) 10. Bryan Avery (‘09)

4:20.00 4:20.09$ 4:24.80 4:25.14 4:26.70 4:29.07 4:29.10 4:29.80 4:30.89 4:31.26

2006 1993 2009 2012 2009 1994 1991 2012 2013 2007

100 Fly 1. Benjamin Gunn (‘11) 2. Chris Morin (‘10) 3. Bryan Avery (‘09) 4. Nick Burton (‘07) 5. Ryan Dunne (‘15) 5. Eric Pounds (‘04) 7. Paul Leonhardt (‘14) 8. Matt Millikin (‘13) 9. Robert Dawson (‘11) 10. Bucky MacLaughlin (‘91)

47.64 48.08 48.38 48.90 48.91 48.91 49.13 49.18 49.23 49.29

2011 2009 2008 2006 2012 2003 2011 2011 2009 1991

200 Breast 1. Matt Ihlenfeld (‘01) 2. Cody Deacon (‘12) 3. Josh Hammervold (‘11) 4. Greg Edmonds (‘10) 5. Shanon Anderson (‘99) 6. Kaleb Jenkins (‘13) 6. Justin Day (‘09) 8. Michael Barnosky (‘16) 9. John Dayton (‘03) 10. Nick Burton (‘07)

1:58.67 2:00.90 2:01.13 2:01.85 2:02.20 2:02.46 2:02.46 2:02.53 2:02.60 2:02.62

2001 2011 2010 2010 1999 2013 2009 2013 2001 2006

1,000 Free 1. Drew Whitting (‘93) 2. Chris Knaute (‘07) 3. Sean O’Keefe (‘10) 4. Max Evans-Nolan (‘15) 5. Sam Chesnut (‘92) 6. Kevin Jackson (‘16) 7. Alex Strom (‘15) 8. Corydon Butler (‘12) 9. Robert Graves (‘16) 10. James Boegman (‘86)

9:07.72 9:11.98 9:15.14 9:17.78$ 9:19.24 9:20.95$ 9:21.00$ 9:21.76$ 9:24.42$ 9:26.53

1991 2006 2009 2011 1991 2013 2013 2012 2013 1986

200 Fly 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)

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

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) (updated 2/23/13)

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Service Academy Top 10 50 Freestyle 1. Noah White 2. Charlie Toth 3. Mike Linn 4. Clinton Cornell 5. Joe Novak 6. Joseph Smutz 7. Coll Haddon Trevor Kildare 9. Terrence Fenningham 10. Bucky MacLaughlin Alex Oldenkamp 100 Freestyle 1. Zach Ingold 2. Charlie Toth 3. Mike Linn 4. Joseph Smutz 5. Joe Novak 6. Mac Anthony 7. Noah White Aaron Aiken 9. Ryan Dunne 10. Bucky MacLaughlin 200 freestyle 1. Mac Anthony 2. Aaron Aiken 3. Chris Knaute 4. Bryan Avery 5. Drew Whitting 6. Sean O’Keefe 7. Ben Gunn 8. Efri Ruthenberg 9. Britton Smith 10. William Norton 500 freestyle 1. Erik Hunter 2. James Anthony 3. Chris Knaute 4. Drew Whitting 5. Justin Vagts 6. James Lascara 7. Sam Martinette 8. Sean O’Keefe 9. Mark Mathson 10. William Norton 1000 freestyle 1. Erik Hunter 2. Drew Whitting 3. Justin Vagts 4. Chris Knaute 5. Sam Martinette 6. Deni Cullum 7. Sean O’Keefe 8. Sumner Rollings 9. Tim Gallaudet 10. Mark Mathson 1650 Freestyle 1. Erik Hunter 2. Justin Vagts 3. Chris Knaute 4. Drew Whitting 5. Sam Martinette 6. Sean O’Keefe 7. Mark Mathson 8. Eric Winter 9. William Norton 10. Max Evans-Nolan

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Navy Air Force Navy Navy Army Navy Army Air Force Navy Air Force Navy Navy Air Force Navy Navy Army Navy Navy Navy Air Force Air Force Navy Navy Air Force Air Force Air Force Air Force Air Force Army Navy Navy Navy Navy Air Force Air Force Navy Navy Navy Air Force Army Navy Navy Air Force Navy Air Force Navy Navy Air Force Navy Navy Army Navy Navy Air Force Air Force Navy Air Force Army 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 43.61 43.79 43.96 44.08 44.12 44.34 44.37 44.37 44.47 44.50 1:36.29 1:36.80 1:36.98 1:37.22 1:37.49 1:37.51 1:38.18 1:38.20 1:38.23 1:38.34 4:18.56 4:19.75 4:20.00 4:20.09 4:21.12 4:23.15 4:23.98 4:24.80 4:24.99 4:25.27 8:59.52 9:07.72 9:08.73 9:11.98 9:15.94 9:16.43 9:17.35 9:18.60 9:18.75 9:18.87 14:58.72 15:04.11 15:09.15 15:10.13 15:19.61 15:24.41 15:25.48 15:25.61 15:26.63 15:28.95

2004 2001 2005 2001 1998 2006 1987 1995 2004 1991 2009 2012 2001 2006 2006 1998 2009 2003 2011 2012 1991 2011 2009 2006 2008 1993 2009 2011 2004 1997 2011 2009 2009 2006 1993 2012 2009 2011 2009 1990 2011 2009 1993 2011 2006 2011 2011 2008 2000 1986 1988 2009 2011 2005 1991 2011 2009 1990 1992 2011 2012

200 Individual Medley 1. Adam Meyer 2. Benjamin Gunn 3. Ben Bondurant 4. Paul Parmenter 5. Nick Burton 6. Matt Davis 7. Billy Vey 8. John van Sant 9. Mark Meyer 10. Cody Rasmussen

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

1:44.49 1:47.22 1:47.60 1:48.72 1:48.87 1:49.07 1:49.30 1:49.56 1:49.57 1:49.68

2009 2010 2012 2006 2006 1997 2009 1986 2011 1999

2009 2011 2012 2007 2003 2009 2012 2011 2001 2006

400 Individual Medley 1. Chris Knaute 2. Erik Hunter 3. Justin Vagts 4. Matt Davis 5. Adam Meyer 6. Justin Lapin 7. Billy Vey 8. James Lascara 9. Patrick Veltmann 10. Dan Warner

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

3:48.98 3:51.24 3:51.27 3:51.82 3:52.76 3:53.52 3:53.60 3:53.90 3:55.43 3:55.80

2006 2009 2012 1994 2008 2006 2009 2009 2009 2009

53.87 54.70 54.73 54.98 55.05 55.32 55.37 55.47 55.47 55.54

2009 2001 1987 2003 1996 2012 2011 2009 2012 2009

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)

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

1:57.26 1:57.55 1:57.65 1:58.51 1:58.67 1:59.95 2:00.87 2:00.90 2:01.02 2:01.13

2009 2012 1987 1996 2001 2011 2008 2011 2012 2010

100 Butterfly 1. Adam Meyer 2. Benjamin Gunn 3. Ayman Andrews 4. Steve Duklueth 5. Ben Bondurant 6. Chris Morin 7. Bryan Avery 8. Joe Novak 9. Andrew Hetzner 10. Mike Linn

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

47.33 2009 47.64 2011 47.82 2012 48.01 2012 48.02 2012 48.08 2008 48.38 2008 48.44 1998, 99 48.57 2009 48.67 2006

200 Butterfly 1. Adam Meyer 2. Mark Meyer 3. Benjamin Gunn 4. Ben Bondurant 5. Matt Davis 6. Patrick Veltmann 7. Cody Rasmussen Jesse Cohen 9. Steve Dukleth 10. John Kilroy

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

1:42.54 1:44.80 1:45.57 1:46.21 1:46.71 1:46.90 1:47.06 1:47.06 1:47.26 1:47.61

100 Backstroke 1. Benjamin Gunn 2. Gage Trotter 3. Kevin Mukri 4. Andrew Hetzner 5. Paul Brehm 6. Zach Ingold 7. Kai Yamashrio 8. Matt Millikin 9. Angus MacDonald

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

48.13 48.34 48.61 48.69 48.85 48.90 49.29 49.45 49.65

2011 2012 2007 2009 2003 2012 2009 2011 2012

200 Backstroke 1. Andrew Hetzner 2. Benjamin Gunn 3. Matt Millikin 4. Kevin Mukri 5. Paul Brehm 6. Kai Yamashiro 7. Conor Campbell 8. Mac Anthony 9. Matt Horner 10. Justin Lapin

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

1:45.35 1:45.60 1:45.85 1:45.62 1:46.27 1:46.40 1:46.79 1:47.13 1:47.19 1:47.21

100 Breaststroke 1. Justin Day 2. Matt Ihlenfeld 3. John VanSant 4. John Dayton 5. Ian Johnston 6. Sean Murphy 7. Cody Deacon 8. James MacLaughlin Luke Hoffer 10. Joshua Hammervold

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

200 Breaststroke 1. Adam Meyer 2. Luke Hoffer 3. John VanSant 4. Ian Johnston 5. Matt Ihlenfeld 6. Pete Donahue 7. Jake Mentele 8. Cody Deacon 9. Sean Murphy 10. Josh Hammervold

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2009 2011 2010 2012 1994 1987 1999 2009 2011 1987

400 Freestyle Relay 1 Navy 2:56.27 2012 (Ingold, Bomberger, Davison, Anthony) 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 Navy 6:31.95 2011 (Anthony, Martinette, Hunter, Norton) 2 Air Force 6:32.32 2009 (Hansen, O’Keefe, Robinson, Gunn) 3 Army 6:40.98 2007 (Disbrow, Soderberg, Ciliske, Ruthenberg) 200 Medley Relay 1 Navy 1:28.60 2012 (Trotter, Murphy, Dukleth, Ingold) 1 Air Force 1:28.68 2009 (Yamashiro, Day, Morin, Dawson) 3 Army 1:31.47 2009 (W. Blickle, McLaughlin, B. Blickle, Murphy) 400 Medley Relay 1 Navy 3:13.59 (Trotter, Murphy, Dukleth, Anthony) 2 Air Force 3:15.01 (Yamashiro, Day, Gunn, Dawson) 3 Army 3:19.56 (Walsh, Mentele, Disbrow, Ruthenberg)

2012 2009 2007

Team Breakdown Top 10 Navy 50.7% Air Force 38.6% Army 10.7%

#1’s 16 3 0

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Letterwinners Dow, John W. (73) 70 Dunker, Matt (98) 95 96 97 98 Dunne, Ryan (15) 12 13 Durkin, Matt (97) 94 95 96 97 Dutcher, David (96) 93 94 95 96 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 Eng, Jonathan (14) 12 Erickson, Nathan (12) 09 10 Evans, Kyle (14) 11 Evans-Nolan, Max (15) 12 13 Everard, Joel (98) 95

Benjamin Gunn 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 Barnosky, Michael (16) 13 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 12 13 Brower, Douglas R. (72) 70

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F Fairlamb, Richard C. (61) 59 60 Faley, Jeff (89) 86 87 88 89 Falk, Eric (04) 01 02 Farquhar, Jerry (60) 58 59 60 Fay, Robert (59) 57 Feaster, Stephen J. (70) 68 Fedel, Gary A. (67) 65 67 Ferguson, Michael L. (63) 61 62 63 Fiechtner, Robb (01) 98 Fields, Philip (92) 89 90 91 92 Finch, Josh (01) 98 99 00 01 Finch, Samuel P., III (64) 63 64 Fisher, Bruce D. (71) 69 70 71 Fitzgerald, Ryan (05) 02 03 04 05 Fitzsimmons, John (93) 90 91 92 93 Flaherty, Warren T. (70) 68 69 70 Fletcher, Derek (90) 87 88 Flores, Frank (92) 89 90 91 92 Foster, Michael (99) 96 97 98 99 Foutch, Mike (95) 93 94 95 Francis, John J., Jr. (63) 61 62 Frank, George (16) 13 Frank, Steve (96) 93 94 95 96

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 12 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 Casias, Kyle (15) 12 13 Castro, Kyle (16) 13 Chaney, Blake (98) 95 96 97 Chapman, Ben (04) 01 02 04 Chesnut, Sam (92) 89 90 91 92 Chiaro, Anthony (13) 10 11 12 13 Chun, Mark C. (73) 70 71 72 73 Chung, Tommy (05) 02 Cialkowski, Peter (14) 11 12 13 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 Copeland, Greg (15) 12 13 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

G Gannett, Paul (10) 07 Gee, Matt (86) 83 84 85 86 Gempler, Gregory J. (73) 70 71 72 73 Gentice, Nicholas (90) 87 Gilbert, Nathaniel (11) 08 09 10 11 Gillaspie, Tim (95) 92 94 95 Glandon, Nathan (08) 07 08 Grabe, Ronald J. (66) 64 65 66 Grace, Stephen (10) 07 08 Grados, Mike (01) 98 99 00 01 Graham, John G. (72) 69 70 71 Graham, John, Jr. (68) 66 67 68 Graham, Patrick (04) 01 02 Graves, Robert (16) 13 Greer, Davey (08) 05 Griffith, William M. (69) 67 68 69 Gunn, Benjamin (11) 08 09 10 11 H Haas, Ryan (15) 12 Hackbarth, Gary (78) 75 76 77 78 Hackbarth, Joey R. (79) 76 77 78 79 Hagelin, Richard H., III (69) 67 68 69 Hale, Aaron (01) 96 98 99 Hale, Ira D. (77) 74 75 Hall, Matt (96) 93 94 95 96 Hall, Zach (98) 95 96 Hallman, Wes (90) 87 88 89 90 Halvorsen, Steven A. (79) 76 77 78 79 Hamlin, Richard P., Jr. (79) 76 77 78 79 Hamme, Doug (87) 84 85 86 Hammervold, Joshua (11) 08 09 10 11 Hampson, Robert J. (72) 70 71 72 Hansen, Mark (13) 10 11 12 Hansen, Thomas (11) 08 09 10 11 Happ, William K. (70) 68 69

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Sheehan, Stephen D. (65) 64 Shelbourne, Peter (15) 12 13 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 Sloan, Sam (15) 12 13 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 12 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 Strom, Alex (15) 12 13 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 Swinburn, Jaron (16) 13 Symens, Terry M. (75) 72 73 74 75

O O’Donnell, Terrence (66) 64 65 66 Offutt, Frederick W. (75) 72 73 74 75 O’Keefe, Richard D. (60) 58 59 60 O’Keefe, Sean (10) 07 08 09 10 Oliver, Carl W. (63) 63 Olson, Matt (88) 86 87 88 O’Neal, James W., III (70) 68 69 70 Outlaw, Mike (89) 86 87 88 P Paige, Tyler (01) 98 99 00 01 Paquette, Michael P. (77) 77 Parker, David (06) 03 Parker, Robert H. (62) 60 61 62 Parker, Stewart (02) 99 00 01 Parmenter, Paul (07) 04 05 06 07 Parr, Evan (05) 02 03 04 05 Paschke, Tim (00) 97 98 99 Patten, Eric (91) 88 89 90 91 Paulson, Ralph W. (68) 66 Paxton, Aerick (97) 94 95 96 Pecci, Alex (14) 11 12 13 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 12 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 Tipton, Aaron (16) 13 Toepfer, Michael W. (89) 85 86 87 88 Toner, Shane (15) 12 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

S Saitz, Ted (09) 06 Sayre, John R. (84) 81 82 Schenck, Roswell M. (67) 65 Scherm, Todd (95) 92 93 95 Schiffl, Louis (97) 94 Schmidt, Paul M. (72) 69 Scholtz, Joe (98) 95 Schrott, John W., III (67) 66 Schulenberg, Michael S. (85) 82 83 Scott, Christopher S. (71) 69 70 Seamster, Robert A. (79) 76 77 Seigler, Stephen S. (67) 65 66 67 Selz, Scott (92) 89 90 91 92 Shaffer, Timothy A. (76) 74 75 76 Sharif, Khalil (04) 01 03 04 Sharpe, Steve (91) 88 89 90 91

Tritico, Hans (99) 96 U•V Umberger, Ryan (13) 10 Uzelac, Nick (07) 04 05 06 07 Vance, Brian A. (73) 70 71 Vallejo, Dominic (16) 13 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 Walls, Matt (16) 13 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 Weiser, Sam (15) 12 13 Welling, Karol R. (83) 80 Whinnery, Cyrus C. (88) 85 86 87 88 White, Bishop, III (64) 62 63 White, Brent (13) 10 11 12 13 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 Zillweger, Nathaniel (16) 13 Zuber, Jay (89) 86 Zwyer, James (95) 92 93 94 95

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World Class Athlete Program (WCAP)

World Class Athlete Program (WCAP) The Air Force World Class Athlete Program (WCAP) is a two-year 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.

Capt. Eli Bremer, a 2000 gradute, competed in the Beijing Olympics.

“The Air Force WCAP has allowed me to continue to swim and compete to pursue my athletic goals, while I still get to pursue my long-term goal of becoming a pilot.” -2nd Lt. Chris Knaute, class of 2007

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. Former Air Force swimmers that have served as members of the WCAP in 2008 include Capt. Eli Bremer, 2nd Lt. Chris Knaute and 2nd Lt. Paul Parmenter. Bremer, a 2000 graduate of the Academy, competed in the 2008 Beijing Olympics in the modern pentathlon. Meanwhile, Knaute and Parmenter, both 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, trained for the 2012 Olympics.

Lt. Chris Knaute (left) and 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 Thy 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 Thy 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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Cadet Natatorium

Newly Refurbished Cadet Natatorium The Air Force Academy Cadet Natatorium underwent a complete renovation 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 athletics. - All new pool with ability to practice and compete at shortcourse and long-course lengths. - Starting blocks on both ends of pool. - New platform diving tower. - Added pool deck space during practices and competition. - Stairways leading up to stands (previously ladders). - One of the nation’s finest Swimming Fitness Rooms located adjacent to the Natatorium. - New team rooms. - New lockers for both teams. - LED video board. - Updated lighting. - New roof design.

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

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Military Education and Training An air, space and cyberspace-oriented military education, training and leadership program begins with basic cadet training and continues throughout the four years. Seniors are responsible for the organizational leadership of the cadet wing, while juniors and sophomores seek to develop team and interpersonal leadership and instructional skills. Cadets are projected into as many active leadership roles as possible to prepare them to be effective Air Force officers. Fundamental concepts of military organization -drill, ethics, honor, Air Force heritage and physical training -- are emphasized the first summer during basic cadet training. Freshmen then study the military role in United States society as well as the mission and organization of the Air Force. Sophomores receive instruction in communication skills and juniors study the combat and operational aspects of the Air Force. The Academy offers courses in flying, navigation, soaring and parachuting, building from basic skills to instructor duties. Some cadets may fly light aircraft with the Cadet Flying Team. Summer training for cadets is divided into three, 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 threeweek 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. 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:

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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

Senior Leadership Lt. Gen. Michelle D. Johnson is Superintendent, U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colo. She 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 distinguished graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy’s Class of 1981. After graduating from the Academy, she completed graduate studies as a Rhodes Scholar before earning her pilot wings in 1984. Johnson has held numerous command positions at the group, wing and numbered Air Force level, and came to the Academy after serving as the Deputy, Chief of Staff, Operation and Intelligence, Supreme Headquarters Allies Powers Europe, North Atlantic Treaty Organization, Casteau, Belgium. She has served in various assignments in air mobility, airlift and tanker flying operations and training, academic instruction and personnel. A command pilot, the general has more than 3,600 flying hours in the C-141, T-41, KC-10, C-17, C-5 and the KC-14 aircraft. The general’s military awards and decorations include the Defense Superior Service Medal with oak leaf cluster, Legion of Merit with oak leaf cluster, Meritorious Service Medal with oak leaf cluster, Aerial Achievement Medal, Air Force Commendation Medal, Air Force Achievement Medal, Combat Readiness Medal with oak leaf cluster, National Defense Service Medal with bronze star, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Southwest Asia Service Medal with bronze star and the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal.

Vice Superintendent Colonel Evan Miller

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Dean of Faculty Brig. General Andrew Armacost

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Director of Athletics and a second-place finish in the Mountain West Conference in 2007. The Falcons qualified for their first bowl game in seven years, playing in the Armed Forces Bowl in 2007. The program has gone to a school-record six consecutive bowl games and averaged over 9,000 bowl tickets sold.

Dr. Hans J. Mueh is in his 10th 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 postseason 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 five of the last six years. Mueh was on the selection committee that hired current head coach Frank Serratore and led the Academy’s move into the Atlantic 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

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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, the athletic department made the transition to a federally-chartered non-profit organization in the summer of 2013, which will lead to more fund-raising opportunities. Mueh was instrumental in the USAFA Endowment 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

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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 semi-pro 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.

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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 NCAAsanctioned teams, facing some of the top competition in the nation. Men’s teams are football, baseball, basketball, ice hockey, crosscountry, fencing, golf, gymnastics, indoor and outdoor track, lacrosse, rifle, soccer, swimming and diving, tennis, water polo and wrestling.

Col. Bart Weiss Vice Athletic Director

Col. Billy Walker Deputy AD

Jim Trego Senior Associate AD

Marti Gasser Associate AD/SWA Intercollegiate Program

William Carpenter Associate AD Recruiting Support

John Coulahan Associate AD Finance

Dermot Coll Associate AD Development/Gov’t

Troy Garnhart Associate AD Info./Communications

Wayne Kellenbence Associate AD Support

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, Fresno State, Hawai’i (football only), Nevada, New Mexico, San Diego State, UNLV and Wyoming. All sports also compete against non-conference opponents, including many nationallyranked teams. The football team competes annually for the Commander-in-Chief’s Trophy, which is emblematic of service academy football supremacy. The Falcons have won the trophy 18 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.

George Nelson Associate AD Athletic Programs

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Karen Warner Associate AD Human Resources

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