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2014 KMSC Pro-Am Classic, Oklahoma

posted Dec 23, 2014, 9:56 AM by DCST Webmaster   [ updated Dec 23, 2014, 11:55 AM ]

Congratulations to all our swimmers participating in this year's King Marlin Elite Pro-Am Classic. The meet was held at the Oklahoma City Community College Olympic Festival Natatorium on December 18th - 21st. This year's event was attended by over 50 teams from across the U.S. With over 700 swimmers in attendance, this was the largest Pro-Am meet in Oklahoma state history.

The meet attracted some of the best professional athletes in our sport, giving amateur swimmers an opportunity to compete at a high level.

Dad’s Club finished 4th in the combined team standings. Our boys were in 11th place while our girls finished in 2nd place.

Dad’s Club Swimmers in attendance:

Girls

Brittany Baerg, Alexandra Buscher, Caddie Dull, Sara Jane Gage, Elizabeth Jordana, Christina Moreno, Mallory Minear, Annie Miller, Lexie Muller, Meghan Parsons, Kaley Hoffman, Alice Read, Maddie Robinson, Elena Skaribas, Erika Stephenson, Tara Virginillo, Ellie Vincent, Samantha Wong, and Charis Won.

Boys

Clayton Bobo, Jack Calderwood, Riley Carson, Alex Hale, Dylan Presswood, Nicolas Roa, Jack Rogers, Cory Stephenson, Jacob Won, and Cooper Wozencraft.

The girls were really strong in individual events but also had a big presence in the relays, reaching the podium in 4 out of the 5 contested relays. Buscher, Miller, Baerg, and Skaribas’ 3rd place 200 free relay set a new team record with a time of 1:36.23.

Annie Miller had a breakout performance during the women's 50 free Shootout. The Shootout is a staple in Oklahoma's Pro/Am meet history. The fastest eight swimmers out of the prelim session are paired against one another in a bracket style tournament.

In the end, Miller made it all the way to the 3rd round where she was victorious in the Bronze medal match. Miller’s progress throughout the event was: prelims 23.19 (3rd place seed), 1st round Shootout 22.82 (win), 2nd round Shootout 22.96 (loss), 3rd round bronze medal match 22.96 (win). Ahead of Miller were Pro swimmer and U.S National Team Member Karlee Bispo and U.S National Team Member Kathryn McLaughlin. 

Miller’s time of 22.82 made her the first Dad’s Club lady under 23 seconds. The previous team record was held by her sister Jaimie at 23.27. 

Elizabeth Jordana and Alexandra Buscher both broke the 200 backstroke team open record of 2:01.61, set all the way back in 1993. Their respective times of 2:00.79 and 2:01.24 are also under the Winter National standard and earned Elizabeth her first qualification mark for the upcoming Arena Grand Prix.

The boys had their share of outstanding relay performances. The 200 free relay of 15-16 year olds ended the meet in style by setting a new Dad's Club, Gulf, and State record. Jack Calderwood, Clayton Bobo, Cooper Wozencraft, and Cory Stephenson’s time beat all but one other relay team. The only team ahead of them was comprised entirely of professional swimmers 10-15 years their senior. In 3rd place was the SMU men's college team.

The previous Gulf Record was held by Dads Club’s 2010 relay of Jason Bo, Michael Miller, John Van Anglen, and Marc Pichon.

Overall we had 13 Individual finalist
  • Brittany Baerg - 100 breast 
  • Alexandra Buscher - 100, 200 & 500 free, 100 fly and 200 back 
  • Kaley Hoffman - 100 breast 
  • Elizabeth Jordana - 100 fly and 100 back, 
  • Annie Miller - 50 & 100 free and 100 fly 
  • Meghan Parsons - 100 IM 
  • Maddie Robinson - 100 back
  • Samantha Wong - 100 IM 
  • Clayton Bobo - 50 & 100 free, 100 back 
  • Jack Calderwood - 50 & 100 free 
  • Riley Carson - 1650 
  • Jack Rogers - 100 & 200 free, 100 fly 
  • Cooper Wozencraft - 50 & 100 free, 100 fly, 100 back 

Team Records
  • Girls 17-18 & open 50 free - Annie Miller 22.82 
  • Girls 17-18 & open 200 back - Elizabeth Jordana 2:00.79
  • Girls 15-16 200 back - Alexandra Buscher 2:01.24
  • Girls open 200 free relay - Alexandra Buscher, Annie Miller, Brittany Baerg and Elena Skaribas 
  • Boys 15-16 400 free relay - Jack Calderwood, Clayton Bobo, Cooper Wozencraft and Cory Stephenson 
  • Boys 15-16 200 free relay - Jack Calderwood, Clayton Bobo, Cooper Wozencraft and Cory Stephenson 
  • Boys 15-16 400 medley relay - Cooper Wozencraft, Cory Stephenson, Clayton Bobo and Jack Calderwood 
Full results are posted on our Meets & Results page.

We also ran a side competition of our own. Our 29 swimmers were divided into 8 different groups. Each group was ranked based on percentage time drop. The competition was very close. In the end only .38% separated the top 3 teams.

When all was said and done, our top three teams were as followed:
  • 1st place – Clayton Bobo, Riley Carson, and Alex Hale
  • 2nd place tie – The boys team of Jack Rogers, Cory Stephenson, Jacob Won, Cooper Wozencraft and the ladies team of Brittany Baerg, Mallory Minear, Ellie Vincent, and Samantha Wong
Each team was awarded with prizes during our traditional Sunday night dinner/award ceremony.
Cooper Wozencraft, Cory Stephenson, Clayton Bob, and Jack Calderwood after finishing 2nd in the 200 Free Relay with a new State and Gulf record for 15-16 boys.


Annie Miller on one of her Shootout races


The girls presenting their 2nd place trophy in the team competition


All our swimmers would like to thank our volunteer chaperon, Heather Buscher and Antonio Moreno. We thank you for putting up with all the extra driving when having to get all the forgotten suits, picking up medicine for all our sick swimmers and spending 12 hour days on deck making sure we had everything we needed.