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2015 King Marlin Pro-Am Classic

posted Jan 6, 2016, 6:13 PM by DCST Webmaster   [ updated Jan 7, 2016, 12:28 PM by Rey Aguilar ]

36 Dad’s Club swimmers attended this year’s King Marlin Pro-Am Classic held in Lewisville, TX on Dec. 17th- 20th. The Pro-Am attracts teams from across the nation as well as world class and professional swimmers.

Women
Brittany Baerg, Caddie Dull, Fernanda Gamez, Bridget Hibbler, Kaley Hoffman, Alcina Hung, Ellie McLeod, Mallory Minear, May Moorefield, Christina Moreno, Sophie Newell, Audrey Orange, Ellen Pack, Abby partridge, Morgen Reyna, Emma Stephenson, Erika Stephenson, Clarissa Vincent, and Ellie Vincent.

Men
Jeremy Bates, Clayton Bobo, Jack Calderwood, Riley Carson, Luke Funderburk, Alex Hale, Parker Hranicky, Chris Hung, Will Kallmeyer, Nathan O’Neil, Dylan Preswood, Alex Pujol, Bicolas Roa, Mark Shoemaker, Cory Stephenson, Nikita Traynin, Cooper Wozencraft, and James Zetka.

Dad’s Club placed 5th out of 61 teams from across the country in the overall team scores. Our girls and boys placed 10th and 3rd respectively in their divisions. This is the first time the Dad’s Club boys’ team reached the top 3 in the overall team scores in the 23 year history of the meet.

We had many season best times, 100% best times, Dad’s Club top 10, Team records, NCSA Jr’s and Winter Juniors qualifying standards.

Ellie Vincent and Nathan O’Neil both achieved 100% best times in all 6 of their events. Kaley Hoffman (200 IM) and Emma Stephenson (200 Fly) achieved their NCSA Jr National time standard.

Some of our highest placings came in the relays. Our girls 200 Free relay of Brittany Baerg, Audrey Orange, Emma Stephenson and Ellen Pack continued the streak by reaching the podium for the 4th year in a row.

Our boys’ relays reached the podium in three different occasions. Jack Calderwood, Christopher Hung, Cooper Wozencraft, and Clayton Bobo finished 3rd in the 200 Medley Relay. Also finishing 3rd were Calderwood, Bobo, Wozencraft, and Will Kallmeyer in the 400 Free Relay. Our highest placing came in the 200 Free Relay, where Cory Stephenson joined Calderwood, Wozencraft, and Bobo to finish 2nd behind the TCU University Team.

Individual Finalist
  • Brittany Baerg – 100 Breast
  • Bridie Hibbler – 50, 100 and 200 Breast
  • Kaley Hoffman – 200 Back and 200 IM
  • Ellie McLeod – 200 Breast
  • Sophie Newell – 100 Free
  • Audrey Orange – 50 & 100 free and 50 Breast
  • Ellen Pack – 50 Breast
  • Emma Stephenson – 100 & 200 Fly, 50 Free
  • Clarissa Vincent - 50 Breast
  • Jeremy Bates – 50 Breast
  • Clayton Bobo – 50, 100, 200 Free, 100 Fly & Back, and 200 IM
  • Jack Calderwood – 50 Free
  • Riley Carson – 500, 1000 and 1650 Free
  • Parker Hranicky – 50 Breast
  • Chris Hung – 50 Breast
  • Alex Pujol – 100 Back
  • Cory Stephenson – 50 Breast
  • Cooper Wozencraft – 50, 100, 200 Free, 100 Fly and 100 Back.
  • James Zetka – 100 and 200 Back



Cooper Wozencraft 
and Emma Stephenson both reached the championship final in individual events. Stephenson finished 5th in the 100 fly with a new 13-14 and open team record of 55.01. Her new time is also a Winter Junior national standard. 

Wozencraft reached the podium in the 100 back finishing 3rd behind pro swimmer and 2012 Olympian Eugene Godsoe and Collegiate All American Sean Feher. Wozencraft also reached the top final in the 100 free where he was one of only two teenagers in the field. 

Team records 

  • Emma Stephenson 
    • 100 fly – 13&14 Girls 55.01 
    • 100 fly – Open Girls 55.01 
    • 200 fly – 13&14 Girls 2:04.30 
  • Cooper Wozencraft 
    • 100 back – 16-17 boys 50.12 
    • 100 back – Open boys 50.12 
  • Parker Hranicky 
    • 50 breast – Open boys 27.39