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2003-04 Air Force Swimming and Diving

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Quick Facts

The Academy Location: . . . . . . . . . . . . . Colorado Springs, CO Address: . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2169 Field House Dr. USAF Academy, CO 80840 Founded: . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1954 Nickname: . . . . . . . . . . . . Falcons Enrollment: . . . . . . . . . . . 4,000 Colors:. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Blue and Silver Conference: . . . . . . . . . . . Mountain West Superintendent: . . . . . . . . Lt. Gen. John W. Rosa Athletic Director:. . . . . . . Col. Randy Spetman NCAA Faculty Rep.: . . . . Col. Hans Mueh Assoc. A.D. . . . . . . . . . . . Marti Gasser Coaching Staff Head Coach: . . . . . . . . . . Rob Clayton Alma Mater (Year): . . . . . Wyoming, 1991 Email: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [email protected] Phone: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (719) 333-4726 Career Record:. . . . . . . . . 46-15 (5 years) School Record: . . . . . . . . 46-15 (5 years) Assistant Coaches: Stan Curnow (BYU, 1977) -- Head Diving Coach Capt. Matt Davis (Air Force, 1997) Ron Lockwood (BYU, 1998) Media Relations Office Phone:. . . . . . . . . . (719) 333-2313 Office Fax: . . . . . . . . . . . (719) 333-3798 Website:. . . . . . . . . . . . . . airforcesports.com Swimming Contact . . . . . SrA Gilbert Boisson Office: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (719) 333-9251 Home: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (719) 930-6991 Email: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [email protected]

Table of Contents

Schedule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . IFC Table of Contents / Quick Facts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 The Coaches Rob Clayton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Assistant Coaches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Support Staff. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Meet the Falcons Rosters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Season Outlook. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-7 Swimmer Bios . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-12 Air Force Diving. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 History History of Swimming and Diving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-15 Record Holders. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Falcon Honors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Air Force Top 10 List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Service Academy Top 10 List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Letterwinners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20-21 Where are they now . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 The Academy The Air Force Academy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Senior Staff. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24

Credits / On the Cover

On the Cover: Class of 2004; Five-time Mountain West Conference Champion Paul Brehm, school record holder (100 fly) Eric Pounds Credits The 2003-04 men's swimming and diving media guide is a product of the athletic media relations office. SrA Gil Boisson, athletic media relations assistant and Troy Garnhart, assistant athletic director for media relations, wrote and designed the guide. Editing was provided by members of the athletic media relations office. Madeline McGuire, office manager, is responsible for the cover design and layout. Photography was done by the Rohmann Joint Venture photographic division and Dave Black Photography of Colorado Springs, Colo. Printing of the guide was done by McCormick Armstrong in Colorado Springs, Colo.

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Rob Clayton

Head Coach

Head coach Rob Clayton enters his sixth season as the Academy head men's swimming coach. If his first five years are an indicator, the Academy and Clayton are a perfect match. "This is a great place to be. My family loves Colorado, the Academy and the team. I'm thrilled to be coaching the Falcons," said Clayton. Clayton has led the Falcons to a 4615 overall dual record and four top three finishes in the MWC. The Falcons have improved every year. After a sixth-place league finish his first season, Clayton led the Falcons to third-place finishes in 2000, 2001 and 2002, and to a second-place finish in 2003. Clayton has coached six individual conference champions and three of his swimmers competed in the Olympic Trials. In addition to the team's success in the pool, Clayton has coached 33 academic all-conference swimmers and five academic AllAmericans. He continually pushes his athletes to excel 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. Swimming is icing on the cake." Clayton is a 1991 graduate of Wyoming where he earned a bachelor's degree in chemical enginnering. 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 him earn Academic All-American honors. He earned the WAC's Stan Bates Award in 1991, as the league's The Clayton File most outstanding Full Name: Robert Clayton, III student-athlete. The Hometown: Fort Collins, Colo. Bates award is the High School: Rocky Mountain, four-year most prestigious lettermen in swimming. award an athlete in College: Wyoming, 1991 graduate with a the conference can bachelor's in chemical engineering with a win. 3.75 GPA. Academic All-American, indiFollowing college, vidual conference champion and winner of Clayton served as an age group coach for the 1991 Stan Bates Award as the league's the Ft. Collins Area most outstanding student-athlete. Swim Team (FAST). In the fall of 1991, Inside the Numbers with Clayton he began a six-year Year W L Pct. Finish stint as men's assis2003 12 2 .857 2nd tant coach at 2002 6 4 .600 3rd Brigham Young 2001 9 4 .692 3rd University. 2000 8 3 .727 3rd While at BYU, Clayton was instru1999 11 2 .846 6th mental in building totals 46 15 .754 --

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The Clayton Family

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 US national team in the summer of 1997. He was very active in US Swimming during his time in Utah, serving as a senior coach with Hilltop Aquatic Swim Team in American Fork, UT. After leaving the Cougars in 1997, Clayton came to the Academy and made an immediate impact on the program. The combination of complementary coaching styles, mutual respect, and close friendship that women's coach KC Converse and Clayton share provided an ideal environment for Falcon swimmers. The two worked together 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. Originally from Fort Collins, Colo., Clayton was a standout swimmer at Rocky Mountain High School where he was a four-year letterman. The 34-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 one son, Robert Clayton IV and one daughter Noel. The Claytons are very active in their church, Providence Christian Fellowship, and live in Monument with their dog, Aspen, and cat, Terah.

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Stan Curnow

Head Diving Coach

Stan Curnow begins his 12th year with the Falcons as head diving coach, the second-longest tenure in Academy history for a diving coach. During his first 11 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 in the conference's elite. Outside of the pool, Curnow has been an asset to the Academy as well, being named the 1995 athletic department Instructor of the Year. Curnow came to Air Force from Brigham Young, 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 high school AllAmerican 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, named the Mountain West Conference's diving coach of the year in 2001, is currently a member of the NCAA diving rules committee.

The Curnow family

Capt. Matt Davis

Assistant Swimming Coach

Capt. Matt Davis enters his first year as Air Force men's swimming assistant coach this season. A `97 AFA graduate, Davis still holds the Academy records in the 200 Butterfly, 200 IM and 400 IM. He was a consolation finalist at the 1996 Olympic Trials in the 200 Butterfly and competed in several NCAA Championships and US National Championships. As a cadet, Davis served as a team captain, won numerous conference championships and is the only man to win the Swimming and Diving MVP in each of his four years at the Academy. Davis is the most accomplished swimmer to graduate from the Air Force Academy in three decades. He was the head coach of the Southampton Racquet Club Swim Team in North Carolina from 198992. Recently, he served as the USAF coach for the 2002 Air North Swimming Championships. He coached the team to a second-place finish. Davis earned 14th-place finish at the 1996 US Olympic Trials and NCAA Division I All-American honors. He swam to a world ranking of 69th in the 400 IM and he continues to compete for the Air Force. Davis recently became the first USAF swimmer to win an event (100m butterfly) at the 1999 AIRCENT Swimming Championships. "It truly is awesome to be a part of USAFA swimming again," said Davis. "The unique opportunity to give back to the sport, while being in the Air Force, is one thing. But, getting to know the team and realizing how special this year's team is really makes this assignment spectacular. Davis added, "Our mix of talent, commitment and pure drive to win gives us an edge that we will capitalize on. I'm proud to be a part of Air Force Swimming."

Ron Lockwood enters his first year as assistant coach for the Air Force men's swimming team. Lockwood has been the head swim coach at Rampart High School in Colorado Springs since 2001. Lockwood is also the head age group coach of the AFA Falfins swim club. At Rampart, Lockwood led two athletes to all-American status during the 2001-02 season. He also led the men's team to its first Metro League Championship in 10 years. Lockwood was been named 2003 Colorado Springs Metro Area Men's Coach of the Year. With the Falfins, Lockwood took the team to its first Top 3 finish at the Colorado SC Age Group Championships in 2002. Prior to his arrival at Rampart H.S., Lockwood was the head senior and age group coach for the Hilltop Aquatics swim team in American Fork, Utah, from 1998-2001. During the same time, Lockwood was the head coach at American Fork High School where he led the women to their first top 5 finish in the state in 2001. Lockwood was also an assistant coach for BYU from 1997-98 where he worked directly with the distance team. Lockwood earned his B.S. in conservation biology from BYU in 1998 where he was also the captain of the Cougars' swimming and diving team in 1996. Lockwood is U.S.A. Swimming certified and a member of the American Swim Coaches Association.

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Ron Lockwood Assistant Swimming Coach

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Support Staff

Lt. Col. Matt Morgan

Lt. Col. Matt Morgan is the chairman of the eligibility committee for the men's swimming and diving team. He oversees the academic progress of each athlete on the team, anticipating academic hurdles and providing support and guidance for each cadet. Coach Clayton comments, "Matt's work with the swimmers has made a direct contribution to better grades. His tutoring, and his forsight in tackling potential problems have been a great help to the men in our program." Freshmen enrolled in Chemistry receive weekly extra instruction from Morgan. According to Morgan, "Being able to help cadets is the greatest job in the world." Morgan swam for the Academy during the 1981-82 season, earning a varsity letter as a freshman. Choosing to major in Chemistry, he reluctantly left the team his sophomore year to concentrate on his studies. Morgan graduated in 1985 in the top of his class, earning the title of Distinguished Graduate. Morgan attended pilot training at Williams AFB, Ariz. After earning his wings, Morgan was assigned to Castle AFB in Merced, CA. As a copilot, then aircraft commander, he flew Air Force missions worldwide. He flew 28 combat support missions in the Persian Gulf, supporting Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm. After the Gulf War, Morgan returned to the Academy to teach chemistry. He received a Master's degree in chemistry from the University of Oklahoma, taught at the Academy in 1994 and 1995, and received his PhD in chemistry from Montana State University in 1997. He then returned to teach at the Academy and earned the academic title of Associate Professor of Chemistry. Since 1997, he has been involved with the men's swimming and diving teams, serving as officer representative and eligibility committee chairman. Morgan teaches general chemistry, physical chemistry lecture and physical chemistry laboratory. He also instructs flying in the TG7 motorized glider at the Academy airfield. Morgan is also devoted to physical fitness, regularly swimming, running and lifting weights. Morgan has completed the annual Pikes Peak Ascent Half-marathon three times, and plans to continue "as long as my body will let me." Morgan lives in Colorado Springs with his wife Jeanne, their son Matthew, 4, and stepchildren Michael, 18, and Rachael, 16. His home is frequently open to Air Force swimmers and divers for food, foosball, DVDs, and video games.

Capt. Jeffrey Pozen

Capt. Jeffrey Pozen enters his first year as officer representative for the Air Force men's swimming and diving team. Pozen will work with Lt. Col. Morgan to monitor the academic programs of the swimmers and divers. He will also travel with the team, providing logisitc support and serving as a military role model. Pozen earned his B.A. from St. Louis Univ. where he graduated Cum Laude. Pozen went on to earn his M.A. at the Univ. of Dayton and his J.D. at the Univ. of Dayton School of Law. Previous assignments include Assistant Staff Judge Advocate, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio; Area Defense Counsel, WrightPatterson AFB, Ohio, and Circuit Defense Counsel, Bolling AFB, D.C. Pozen is an assistant professor in the Academy's Dept. of Law and has served as an Air Force JAG for over four years. He currently lives in Colorado Springs with his wife, Mary Ellen, and their daughter Elizabeth (3).

Lt. Col. Matt Morgan tutoring senior Casey Bowen

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Team Roster

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Name John Alfred-Ockya Auston Ayres Andrew Bergman Casey Bowen Paul Brehm Nick Burton Ben Chapman Ryan Fitzgerald Justin Hauffe Kevin Heath Doug Hulse Matthew Karmondy Tyler Keltner Chris Knaute Justin Lapin Charles LeBeau Ryan Moss Paul Parmenter Evan Parr Rory Peterson Mason Phelps Daniel Phenicie Eric Pounds Khalil Sharif Matt Sievers Cory Smith Nick Uzelac Patrick Vandam Kimo Yamashiro

Ht. 6-3 6-1 5-11 6-5 5-9 6-2 5-8 6-0 5-11 6-4 5-6 5-11 5-10 6-0 5-11 5-11 6-1 6-0 5-8 5-10 5-9 5-11 5-6 6-0 6-1 6-0 6-2 6-0 5-8

Wt. 205 190 170 200 165 175 150 165 170 180 145 140 155 154 170 170 170 165 155 160 180 156 170 195 165 155 180 165 155

Yr. Sr. Fr. Fr. Sr. Sr. So. Sr. Jr. So. Sr. Sr. So. So. Fr. Fr. So. Fr. Fr. Jr. Sr. Sr. Fr. Sr. Sr. Fr. Fr. Fr. So. So.

Rk. C1C C4C C4C C1C C1C C3C C1C C2C C3C C1C C1C C3C C3C C4C C4C C3C C4C C4C C2C C1C C1C C4C C1C C1C C4C C4C C4C C3C C3C

Hometown (High School) Denver, Colo. (Kent) Houston, Texas (C.E. King) Lynden, Wash. (Lynden Christian) Omaha, Neb. (Millard West) Madison, Wis. (Madison Memorial) Fairfield, Calif. (Armijo) Rockford, Mich. (Rockford) Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (Pine Crest) Champaign, Ill. (Centennial) Phoenix, Ariz. (Thunderbird) Glendale, Ariz. (Centennial) Colorado Springs, Colo. (Air Academy) Fishers, Ind. (Hamilton Southeastern) Houston, Texas (Cypress Creek) Watertown, Wisc. (Watertown) Tulsa, Okla. (Jenks) Lafayette, Ind. (William Henry Harrison) Phoenix, Ariz. (Sunny Slope) Aurora, Ill. (West Aurora) Ponca City, Okla. (Ponca City) The Woodlands, Texas (The Woodlands) Satellite Beach, Fla. (Satellite) Lexington, Ky. (Lexington Christian Academy) San Pedro, Calif. (Loyola H.S.-Los Angeles) San Antonio, Texas (Sandra Day O'Connor) Colorado Springs, Colo. (Roy J. Wasson) Vinton, Va. (Patrick Henry) Minneapolis, Minn. (St. Thomas Academy) Kaneohe, Hawaii (Iolani)

Head Coach: . . . . . . . . . Rob Clayton Assistant Coaches: . . . . . Stan Curnow (Diving), Capt. Matt Davis, Ron Lockwood Team Managers: . . . . . . C1C Jeremy Broussard, C1C Michael Motschman, C4C Michael Carter

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Season Outlook

The Air Force men's swimming and diving team is coming off its highest conference finish in history. The 2002-03 team was Mountain West Conference runners-up in both the regular season and at the championship meet. The team is ready to claim the MWC Championship in 2003-04. "Last year was an incredible season for our program, but we still haven't reached our goals," said men's swimming head coach Rob Clayton. "Anything short of a conference championship is unacceptable for 2003-04." In order to win the MWC, the Falcons will have to dethrone conference champion BYU. Concerning the Cougars, Clayton added, "BYU's team will be tough. They graduated many top point-scorers, and I'm not familiar with their recruiting class. They recruit heavily overseas, so their roster is always a mystery. We can be sure that they will remain the team to beat in our conference, though." Leading the charge for the Falcons will be the strongest swimming class in the history of Air Force swimming & diving. Says Clayton, "Since the Class of 2004 first stepped into the program, we've been talking about winning the MWC. They've led us in conference scoring for the past two seasons. This is the year to win the championship. There is no tomorrow." The 2003-04 version of the Falcons will boast great depth, with top returners in each of the disciplines. "We appear to be very well-balanced as a team, with huge strengths in the stroke events and distance freestyle," said Clayton. Leading the top backstroke corps in the MWC, team captain Paul Brehm has won conference titles five times. Brehm, along with sophomore Charles Lebeau and junior Evan Parr are 1-2-3 on the USAFA all-time top 10 list The breaststroke events will be bolstered by the addition of freshman Andrew Bergman, who won the Washington State title in the 100 breaststroke last season. Bergman joins Nick Burton, who had an outstanding freshman season. Coach Clayton added, "Nick had a great freshman season, especially considering the foot injuries that hampered his training all fall. Nick and Andrew will hold down the breaststroke events for us. Additionally, I expect Nick to prove himself as the top individual medley swimmer in the MWC."

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in the 100 backstroke. Joining these three is freshman Justin Lapin, who is expected to be at the top of the MWC in the IMs and backstrokes. "Backstroke is our greatest strength," said Clayton. "Paul has not only raised the bar for himself, but has brought his teammates up with him. The addition of Justin clearly places this group of backstrokers as the class of the MWC." In the 100 butterfly, senior Eric Pounds looks to lower the school-record time he posted last season. He will also challenge for a MWC title in the 200 butterfly. Classmates Rory Peterson and Mason Phelps are conference scorers in the 200 butterfly. Clayton's enthusiasm over the butterfly swimmers spills over. "With our experience, we could put four or five swimmers in the top 10 of each butterfly event at the MWC meet. Assistant coach Capt. Matt Davis brings a wealth of experience to share with the butterfly swimmers. Our senior swimmers are ready for an incredible season, and I expect sophomores Patrick Vandam and Charles Lebeau to build on outstanding freshmen campaigns and break out with some huge swims."

The distance freestyle group welcomes newcomer Chris Knaute to an already strong squad. Clayton commented, "Chris joins Ryan Fitzgerald and Matt Karmondy to make up one of the most potent 1-2-3 distance swimming combinations in the MWC. The 1000 will be one of our top events in dual meets. Each of them should score highly at the conference meet." Knaute will also challenge for an MWC title in the 400 IM. Leading the sprint freestyle group this season will be seniors Casey Bowen and Kevin Heath. According to Clayton, "Sprinting is our biggest question mark heading into this season. We need an incredible season from Casey, Kevin and our young sprinters. Casey swam great last season, scoring in the

Rory Peterson

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Season Outlook

Inside the Numbers

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Evan Parr

conference finals in the 200 and breaking the school record in the 800 free relay (with Peterson, Heath, and Class of 2003's Nate Amidon). Kevin will focus on the sprint events after training distance his first three years. We expect him to bolster our sprinting." The diving team returns veterans Ben Chapman and Doug Hulse. "Obviously, with six of the 12 MWC divers on our team, the divers made a huge contribution to our finish at conference last season," added Clayton. "They scored a bunch of points. Hopefully, we can see a similar contribution from Coach Curnow's men this season." Freshmen Dan Phenicie and Cory Smith will round out the Falcon diving program.

The Falcons have a few new wrinkles in their 2003-04 schedule. "This is one of our best schedules ever. We've been trying to schedule Navy for years, and finally we have a meet with them. The Speedo Cup in California will feature some of the top teams in the NCAA, and should provide us with some stiff competition," said Clayton. The MWC dual meets begin in January with the MWC Championships in February and the NCAA Championships in March. With the Class of 2004 leading the way, this season looks to be the best ever for Air Force swimming and diving. Understandably, Clayton has a hard time containing his enthusiasm. "This is a great time in the history of our program. This could be our finest hour. The men are ready to do that which no other team has done-win a Mountain West Championship. Their determination gives great reason to hope that we can achieve this lofty goal."

409-118-1 (77% winning percentage) * season record includes a tie

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John Alfred-Ockiya

Falcon Profiles

Kevin Heath

6-4, 180, Sr. (C1C) Phoenix, Ariz. (Thunderbird) Scool record-holder in 800 freestyle relay ... 2003 Accomplishments: Finished eighth in 1650 and ninth in 500 freestyle at MWC Championships ... Ranks ninth on the AFA all-time list in 1,000 freestyle (9:39.67) ... Best times in `02: 200-1:41.96, 5004:35.05, 1650-16:10 ... 2002 Accomplishments: Member of 800 and 400 freestyle relays, both finished third in MWC ... Member of cadet squadron 25 ... Arizona state champion in the 200 freestyle and 500 freestyle in high school ... Named the 4A state swimmer of the year in 1999 ... Plans to attend pilot training after graduation.

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6-3, 205, Sr. (C1C) Denver, Colo. (Kent) Earned the athletic's award at the Academy in 2002 ... High school All-American in the 200 freestyle relay and 100 breastroke ... Member of the Colorado all-state team in 1999 ... Club coach was Glenn Ebuna and high school coach was Scott Cohen ... Member of cadet squadron 14 ... Best times in 2003: 50 free22.1, 100 breast- 1:00.1 and 200 breast- 2:15.3 ... Favorite song is "Send Your Fire" by Kent Henry ... Favorite food is steak ... Looking forward to achieving best times and making a big impact in significant dual meets and at the conference meet ... Most interesting thing done during cadet career: Jumped out of airplanes during first summer ... Major is management ... Plans to be a contracting officer after graduation.

Casey Bowen

6-5, 200, Sr. (C1C) Omaha, Neb. (Millard West) Three-time academic all-conference list ... In 2003: MWC All conference and academic all-conference, 20.9 50 free, 45.8 100 free, 1:40.1 200 free ... Club coach was Tracy Stauffer ... Favorite song is "I Think We're Alone Now" by Tiffany ... Member of the dean's list at the Academy ... Member of the National Honor Society in high school ... Was a national merit scholar ... Member of cadet squadron 11 ... Plans to attend medical school in the fall of 2004.

Kevin Heath

Rory Peterson

5-10, 160, Sr. (C1C) Ponca City, Okla. (Ponca City) Double finalist at 2003 MWC meet in the 200 freestyle (8th), seventh in the 500 freestyle, member of third-place school record-setting 800 freestyle relay, second team all-conference in 2001, 2002, 2003 ... Academic all-conference in 2003 ... Finished 10th at 2002 MWC championship in 200 butterfly (1:52.51), 10th in 500 freestyle, member of 800 freestyle relay team that finished third at 2002 MWC Championships ...Member of cadet squadron 32 ... Selected to the academic all-conference team in 2000-01 and 2001-02 ... Oklahoma high school state champion in the 200 butterfly in 2000... Four-year all-conference selection ... Plans to enter Medical Services Corps after graduation.

Paul Brehm

5-9, 165, Sr. (C1C) Madison, Wis. (Madison Memorial) NCAA honorable mention academic AllAmerican in 2001 ... 2003: MWC champion in 200 backstroke (1:46.27) ... Second in 100 backstroke (48.85) ... 2002: MWC champion in the 100 backstroke (48.93), 200 backstroke (1:47.01) and 400 medley relay (3:18.45) ... 2001 MWC champion in the 200 medley relay ... Member of the superintendent's list for academic, military and athletic excellence at the Academy ... School record holder in the 100 backstroke, 200 backstroke, 200 medley relay and the 400 medley relay ... Ranks fifth in AFA history in 200 butterfly (1:50.26) ... Member of cadet squadron 31 ... High school state champion in the 100 backstroke as a junior and senior ... Member of the National Honor Society ... 2002, 2003 team MVP ... Plans to attend pilot training after graduation.

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Mason Phelps

Falcon Profiles

Khalil Sharif

6-0, 195, Sr. (C1C) San Pedro, Calif. (Loyola in Los Angeles) Best times in 2002-03: 1:54 in the 200 fly 51.6 in the 100 fly ... Member of cadet squadron 34 ... High school coach was Jeff Pickett ... Club coach was Dan Halladay ... Was member of San Pedro and Penninsula YMCA swim club ... Favorite song is "Eye of the Tiger" by Survivor ... Favorite food is seafood ... Plans to be acquisitions officer after graduation.

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5-9, 180, Sr. (C1C) The Woodlands, Texas (The Woodlands) 2003 Accomplishments: 12th in 200 fly at 2003 MWC- 1:52.12 ... Named academic all-Mountain West Conference in 2000-01 and 2001-02 ... Ranks ninth in AFA history in 200 butterfly (1:52.12) ... Helped his high school team to four state championships ... major is management ... proud member of Squadron 16 - Proud Chicken Hawks ... ... 12th in 100 fly at 2003 MWC- 52.58 ... Best times in `02:100 fly - 50.52, 200 fly - 1:52.30, 100 back - 53.01 ... `02 Accomplishments: won consolation finals in 200 fly at 2002 Mountain West Conference Championship ... Plans to attend pilot training after graduation.

Ryan Fitzgerald

6-0, 165, Jr. (C2C) Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (Pine Crest) Ranks seventh in AFA history in 1,000 freestyle (9:36.20) and eighth in 1,650 freestyle (15:57.40) ... 2003 MWC: Finished fifth in the 1650, consolation finalist in the 500 freestyle and 400IM ... 2002 Accomplishments: Finished fourth in conference in the 1650 and 15th in the 500 freestyle ... Major is socialscience ... Member of cadet squadron 27... Major is management ... Parents are Jay and Buffy Fitzgerald .. .

Mason Phelps

Eric Pounds

5-6, 170, Sr. (C1C) Lexington, Ky. (Lexington Christian Academy) School record-holder in the 100 fly (48.91) and 400 medley relay (3:17.98) ... Ranks fourth all-time at the Academy in the 200 butterlfy (1:48.14) ... Ranks fourth in AFA history in the 200 IM (1:50.95) ... Two-time academic all-conference team last year ... `02 Accomplishments: First Team All-Conference ... 2002 MWC finishing: third in 200 IM (1:50.95), third in 100 fly (49.53) and fourth in 200 fly (1:48.83) ...Member of cadet squadron 22 ... Parents are Rick and Nancy Pounds ... Favorite song is "Rock Steady" by The Whispers ... Favorite food is pasta and shells ... Major is management ... Plans to attend pilot training after graduation.

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Evan Parr

5-8, 154, Jr. (C2C) Aurora, Ill. (West Aurora) Ranks seventh in AFA history in 200 backstroke (1:51.91) and third in 100 backstroke (50.47). 2003 MWC Championship results: eighth in the 100 backstroke and 10th in the 400 IM ... 2002 MWC Championship results: 11th in 200 backstroke (1:52.52), ninth in the 100 backstroke (51.70), ninth in the 400 IM ... Two-time academic all-MWC ... Major is business managament ... Parents are David and Kathy Parr ... Favorite song is "Like A Stone" by Audioslave ... Favorite food is pasta ... Member of cadet squadron 24.

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Justin Hauffe

5-11, 150, So. (C3C) Champaign, Ill. (Centennial) Swims middle-distance freestyle ... Member of cadet squadron 8 ... Coaches were Frank Sampson (Club) and Erich O'Donnell (High Shcool) ... Favorite song is "Ramblin' Man" by The Allman Brothers ... Favorite food is Coco Puffs ... Major is biochemistry.

Matt Karmondy

5-11, 140, So. (C3C) Colorado Springs, Colo. (Air Academy ) 2003 MWC results: seventh in 1650 free (16:10) ... Academic all-conference ...Member of cadet squadron 11 ... Member of Air Academy High School swim team ... Club coach was Greg Winslow ... Ranked first in Colorado in the 1650 ... Favorite song is "Let It Be" by The Beatles ... Favorite food is steak ... Major is aeronautical engineering.

Nick Burton

6-2, 175, So. (C3C) Fairfield, Calif. (Armijo) USAFA Top 10 in 200 IM (1:49.87), 100 breaststroke (57.51), 200 breastroke (2:03.63), 400 IM (4:01.70) ... At 2003 MWC Championships: finished fourth in 200 IM (1:50.64), fifth in 400 IM (4:02.81), and fifth in the 200 breastroke (2:04.81) ... Member of cadet squadron 14 ... Member of Fairfield Aquatic Club ... Head coach was Dean Drury ... Favorite song is "Hanging By A Moment" by Lifehouse ... Favorite food is Mexican ... Major is legal studies ... High School All-American in 100 fly, 200 IM.

Matt Karmondy

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Tyler Keltner

5-10, 155, So. (C3C) Fishers, Ind. (Hamilton Southeastern) Swims breastroke and IM ... Member of cadet squadron 15 ... Member of Southeastern Swim Club ... Parents are Marshall and Sherry Keltner ... Club coach was Andy Pederson ... Favorite song is "Swirl 360" by Okay ... Favorite food is Noodles and Company, Wisconsin Mac & Cheese with chicken breast ... Major is biology.

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Patrick Vandam

6-0, 165, So. (C3C) Minneapolis, Minn. (St. Thomas Academy ) 2003 MWC results: 10th in 100 fly (50.19) ... 10th All0time in 200 butterfly (1:52.27)Member of cadet squadron 14 ... Member of Richfield Swim Club ... Coaches were John Barnes and Joel Shinofield ... Favorite food is clam chowder ... Major is undecided ... High school all-American in 100 fly (50.3).

Charles Lebeau

5-11, 170, So. (C3C) Tulsa, Okla. (Jenks ) 2003 MWC results: ninth in 100 butterfly (50.09), fifth in 100 backstroke (49.76), fifth in 200 backstroke (1:50.03) ... #2 USAFA all-time in 100 backstroke, #4 in 200 backstroke and #10 in 100 butterfly ... Member of cadet squadron 3 ... Member of Jenks High School swim team ... Club coach was John Turner ... Major is undecided ... High school all-American in 100 fly (50.7), 200 IM (1:51.7) and 50 freestyle (20.9).

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Kimo Yamashiro

5-8, 155, So. (C3C) Kaneohe, Hawaii (Iolani) Interscholastic League of Honolulu (ILH) Champion in the 200 IM and high school state champion in the 200 IM in 2002 ... Member of cadet squadron 13 ... Member of Iolani School swim team ... Club coach was Brian Lee ... Favorite song is "Take Me Back To Paradise With You" by Native Blend ... Favorite food is Loco Moco ... Looking forward to an outstanding swimming season ... Major is biology.

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Auston Ayres

6-1, 190, Fr. (C4C) Houston, Texas (C.E. King) Best times: 50 freestyle (21.0), 100 freestyle (46.5), 200 freestyle (1:42.7) ... Swims sprint freestyle ... Attended AFA prep school in 2002-03 ... Member of cadet squadron 3 ... Parents are John and Diana Ayres ... Club coach was Eddie Adams ... Favorite song is "In The End" by Linkin Park ... Favorite food is pizza.

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Ryan Moss

6-1, 170, Fr. (C4C) Lafayette, Ind. (William Henry Harrison) High School All-American in 200 and 400 freestyle relays ... Swims sprint freestyle and butterfly ... Member of cadet squadron 16 ... Parents are Greg Marita Moss ... Club coach was Ed Glick ... Favorite song is "I Should Have Been A Cowboy" by Toby Keith ... Favorite food is any type of pie.

Andrew Bergman

5-11, 170, Fr. (C4C) Lynden, Wash. (Lynden Christian) Washington high school runner-up in 100 breaststroke (57.4) ... Member of cadet squadron 8 ... Parents are Dr. Gary and Colleen Bergman ... Was member of Bellingham Bay swim team ... Club coach was Aaron Dean ... Favorite song is "Fine Again" by Seether ... Favorite food is pizza.

Paul Parmenter

6-0, 165, Fr. (C4C) Phoenix, Ariz. (Sunny Slope) Best times in 2003: 100 backstroke (52.39), 100 butterfly (52.19), 100 breaststroke (1:00.43), 200 butterfly (1:54.40), 200 IM (1:55.49), 400 IM (4:06.35) ... Member of cadet squadron 26 ... Parents are Connie and Gary Parmenter ... Club coach was Michael Maczuga ... Favorite song is "The Great Below" by Nine Inch Nails ... Favorite food is chicken.

Chris Knaute

6-0, 155, Fr. (C4C) Houston,TX (Cypress Creek) High School All-American in 200 freestyle (1:40.42), 500 freestyle (4:30.11), 400 freestyle relay ... Made the national cut in 1000 freestyle (9:13.82) ... Member of cadet squadron 32 ... Parents are Don and Mary Knaute ... High school coach was John Webb and club coach was David Harbach ... Favorite song is "Stairway To Heaven" by Led Zepplin ... Favorite food is lasagna ... Major is management.

Matt Sievers

6-1, 165, Fr. (C4C) San Antonio, Texas (Sandra Day O Connor) All American 100 Fly (50.9) ... All American Honorable Mention Water Polo ... Academic All American ... State finalist 100 Fly, 200 Free ... All American Consideration 200 Free ... Member of cadet squadron 12 ... Parents are Lisa and Larry Sievers ... Club coach was Mark Elley and high school coach was Bill Thomas ... Favorite song is "Caught in the Rain," by Revis ... Favorite food is hot dogs.

Justin Lapin

5-11, 170, Fr. (C4C) Watertown, Wisc. (Watertown) High school national record-holder in 2005 cm (2:03.67) ... Best times: 200 IM: 1:50.30 ... 400 IM: 3:58.15 ... 100 back: 50.93 ... 200 back: 1:49.97 ... Member of cadet squadron 1 ... Was a member of Lake Country Phoenix Swimming and Diving Club... Club coach was David Joyce ... High School coach was Mark Cruse ... Favorite song is "Swing Swing" by the AllAmerican Rejects.

Nick Uzelac

6-2, 180 Fr. (C4C) Vinton, Va. (Patrick Henry) Best times: 50 freestyle (21.5), 100freestyle (47.3), 200 freestyle (1:44.8) ... YMCA champion member of 2002 short course 400 free relay ... Was a member of Roanoke Central YMCA and Virginia Gator swim clubs ... Favorite song: anything by Linkin Park or Foo Fighters ... Favorite food: ribs

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Ben Chapman

5-8, 150, Sr. (C1C) Rockford, Mich. (Rockford) 2003 MWC results: sixth in 1-meter diving; sixth in 3-meter diving; sixth in platform diving ... Member of cadet squadron 19 ... Member of the dean's list at the Academy ... Also an athletic list honoree ... Member of the National Honor Society in high school ... Academic All-State ... Parents are Don and Jan Chapman ... Club coach was Ann Wright ... Favorite song is "Madrigals" by Howie Day ... Favorite food is steak ... Major is mechanical engineering.

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Douglas Hulse

5-6, 145, Sr. (C1C) Glendale, Ariz. (Centennial) 2003 MWC results: seventh in platform diving... Member of cadet squadron 2 ... Parents are David and Geri Hulse ... Was a member of Centennial H.S. swim team ... Head coach was Joe Lyons ... Returned from LDS mission to Ecuador in 2002 ...Favorite food is steak ... Looking forward to re-learning 10 meter list ... Major is management.

Ben Chapman

Cory Smith

6-0, 155, Fr. (C4C) Colorado Springs, Colo. (Roy J. Wasson) Member of cadet squadron 28 ... Parents are Daniel and Nancy Smith ... Club coach was Ken Polaski ... Favorite song is "Still Waiting" by Sum 41 ... Favorite food is mac and cheese ... Major is biology.

Daniel Phenicie

5-11, 155, Fr. (C4C) Satellite Beach, Fla. (Satellite) Member of cadet squadron 30 ... Parents are Dave and Peg Phenicie ... Club coach was Bill Talbot ... Finished seventh in Florida high school state championships in 2003 ... Favorite song is "Serenity" ... Favorite food is pizza.

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History of Air Force Men s Swimming

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 was an exciting decade for the Falcons as Air Force swimmers qualified for the NCAA Championships eight out of 10 years. Capt. Paul Cleland was head coach for three years, achieving a 2510 record. Capt. Bob Nugent took over in 1963 and went 23-19 in a three-year stint. Backstroker Barry Beilinski became the swimming program's first All-American in 1963. In 1966, the NCAA brought the Division 1 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 AllAmerican. 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 (fastest in the country up to that point) of 3:12.02, 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, 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 is named in his honor and given each year at the Annual 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 1982, John Sayre was the program's first WAC Champion (400 IM) as he also qualified for the NCAAs. Mike Brown qualified for the Olympic trials in the 2000 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. Enough cannot be said of Arata who coached for 16 years, the longest tenure of any Air Force Academy swimming coach. His record was 188-10 for the men and 113-5-1 for the women, a combined total of 301-15-1, an unreal winning percentage of 95 percent. The men also had an undefeated home victory streak of 108, covering 16 years beginning in 1967. During Arata's reign, there were six All- Americans in eight events and one national champion on the men's team. On the women's side there were six national champions in 12 events with 27 different women achieving All-American honors in a 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 NCAAs. The 1991 WAC championships was the highlight for the program as the Falcons finished second behind Utah, their highest WAC finish ever. The team garnered four WAC champions. Whitting again in the 500 and 1,650 free, Bucky MacLaughlin in the 50 free and Tony Bamsey in the 100 breaststroke. The team also won its first ever relay (200 free 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 1,650 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 (1,650 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 400IM as the men went 6-3 in dual meets. Davis continued his excellence, being the Falcons' only WAC champion in 1994,

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repeating in the 400 IM. Jon Kalberer (distance freestyle) joined Davis on the allWAC team. In 1995, the Air Force men's team went 7-5 in dual meets, its most wins since picking up seven in 1992. Davis won another WAC title, this time in the 200 fly. In 1996, the men's team jumped to a 4-0 dual meet record despite being without the services of three-time team MVP Davis who was on an administrative leave to train for the Olympic trials. Kalberer would lead the Falcons all year long, placing second at the 1996 WAC Championships in the 500 free, earning all-WAC honors. Cody Rasmussen led a strong freshmen class by placing third in the 200 butterfly and sixth in the 400 IM. 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 reached new heights during the 1998-99 season, continuing a trend that has seen the program improve at a steady pace over the last couple of years. Amongst the benchmarks accomplished was an 11-2 dual record and a fifth place finish at the WAC championships.

As with the Falcons' swimming program, the Air Force diving team has also enjoyed enourmous success over the last 30 years. Air Force has had a total of 16 first-team AllAmericans and three national champions (Division I and Division II) in just three decades of competition. The first great diver in Academy history was Don McLean. A 1966 graduate, McLean was an AllAmerican 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-American 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-handily 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 AAU's. In 1976, Chuck Kennedy replaced King as the coach and a new era began as women entered the Academy. Janet Peterson, class of 1981, was the Academy's first female All-American in diving. She won the award eight times, twice each year on both boards, at the AIAW Division II National Championships. Shawn Whitson, an `82 graduate and another outstanding diver, was a seven-time

On the individual level, 28 all-time Academy top-10 efforts were registered in 13 different events for the season. The record book was virtually being rewritten every time the Falcons competed. 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. The team ascended in the conference standings to sixth in 1998 and fifth in 1999. The team then moved to third-place finishes in 2000, 2001 and 2002. Clayton was key to the development of Matt Ihlenfeld, who set Academy records in the 100 (54.70) and the 200 (1:58.67) and Matt Horner who set a new mark in the 200 backstroke (1:47.19). In addition, Charlie Toth established new record in the 50 freestyle (19.99) and 100 freestyle (43.79). Paul Brehm also set a new mark in the 100 backstroke (49.81). In 2001, Academy relay records were set in the 200 free relay, 400 free relay, 200-medley relay and 400-medley relay.

All-American. In 1982 Linda Telkamp became the first female diver to claim a national title, winning the three-meter competition. Telkamp was also an eight-time All-American as the 1980s produced several diving legends including Nancy Burdick, a (`83) five-time All-American. In 1983, Micki King returned to coach four more All-Americans. They were Tina Landschultz (five times), Dana Strong (three times), Pam Klein (one time) and Mary Rainaldi (one time). In 1990, King was replaced by Capt. Brian Shimel and both had a hand in coaching the strongest duo of women divers in the history of the Academy, Kim Dornburg 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 Most Valuable Swimmer/Diver award three times, while Dishner won it twice. Only one other 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 reigns. Thus far he has produced several female AllAmericans. 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

During the conference meet, 11 NCAA provisional standards and 12 senior national cuts were reached by Falcon swimmers. The Falcons also sent two swimmers to the NCAA Championships (Toth and Ihlenfeld). The highlight of the 2001 MWC championships was the team's victory in the 200 medley relay. Brehm, John Dayton, Nate Amidon and Toth brought home the title in record-setting time. In 2002, Academy records were set in the 100 backstroke and 200 backstroke by Paul Brehm, with times of 48.93 in the 100 and 1:47.01 in the 200. Brehm highlighted the 2002 MWC championships by winning his two events. In addition, he led off the conference championship 400 medley relay team of Brehm, Dayton, Pounds, and Amidon. The Falcons finished second in the MWC in 2003 and ended the season with a 12-2 overall record and a 3-1 conference finish. For only the second time in AFA history, the Falcons finished as conference runners-up. Paul Brehm successfully defended his championship in the 200 backstroke. Five school records were broken by the Falcons.

finished out her career with her first top-eight finish in one-meter. In 1995, three women earned honorable mention All-American honors and helped the Falcons to the Division II national championship. They were Lauren Eckert, Cornish and Dawn McCown. Cornish, finishing out a brilliant career, was the only Falcon to score on both boards at the 1996 NCAAs, a year that brought another national championship to Air Force. Sophomore Elly Bunzendahl became the program's first first-team All-American since Currie in 1993 when she earned the honor by placing seventh in three-meters. As the Academy's diving program enters the new Milleneium, a commitment to improve on both the men's and women's side is evident. In their final season competing in the WAC, the divers contributed to Air Force's fifth-place finish. Doug Hulse added a top-eight finish on the platform while Jim Marion placed in the one-meter. After their strong showing at the WAC, the divers went on to record impressive performances at the NCAA Zone E Championships. Marion and Hulse each placed in two events while Dave Devemark placed in the platform competition. In 2002, Sarah Law won the one- and threemeter diving titles at the 2002 Mountain West Conference Swimming and Diving Championships. Law, who was also named the Diver of the Year, is a repeat winner in the one-meter. The four-time conference diving champion was also awarded with the conference's senior recognition award for excellence in and out of the pool. Jessica WIlliams won the 2002 MWC platform title. She also holds the conference record on platform (384.55).

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Record Holders

50 FREESTYLE 100 FREESTYLE 200 FREESTYLE 500 FREESTYLE 1,000 FREESTYLE 1,650 FREESTYLE 100 BACKSTROKE 200 BACKSTROKE 100 BREASTSTROKE 200 BREASTSTROKE 100 BUTTERFLY 200 BUTTERFLY 200 INDIVIDUAL MEDLEY 400 INDIVIDUAL MEDLEY 200 FREESTYLE RELAY 400 FREESTYLE RELAY 800 FREESTYLE RELAY 200 MEDLEY RELAY 400 MEDLEY RELAY 1-METER DIVING 3-METER DIVING Charlie Toth Charlie Toth Drew Whitting Drew Whitting Drew Whitting Drew Whitting Paul Brehm Paul Brehm Matt Ihlenfeld Matt Ihlenfeld Eric Pounds Matt Davis Matt Davis Matt Davis Paschke, Nguyen, Toth, Paige Toth, Dayton, Amidon, Parker Amidon, Peterson, Heath, Bowen Brehm, Dayton, Amidon, Toth Brehm, Dayton, Pounds, Amidon Rick McAllister Rick McAllister 19.99 43.79 1:37.49 4:20.09 9:07.72 15:10.13 48.85 1:46.27 54.70 1:58.67 48.91 1:46.71 1:49.07 3:51.82 1:20.94 2:59.51 6:41.99 1:29.55 3:17.98 520.10 555.30 2001 2001 1993 1993 1991 1991 2003 2003 2001 2001 2003 1994 1997 1994 1999 2001 2003 2001 2003 1975 1975

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Charlie Toth (2001)

Matt Ihlenfeld (2001)

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Falcon Honors

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 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 Diving National Champions* Rick McAlister (1974), Three-meters Swimming All-Americans* Barry Bielinski (1963) Warren Flaherty (1969) Douglas Martin (1969) Bob Nieman (1969-70) Brian Rye (1969) Stephen Seigler (1966-67) Diving All-Americans* Rick McAlister (1973-75) Daniel McClean (1965)

Matt Davis 1996 200 Butterfly Matt Horner 2000 200 Back Matt Ihlenfeld 2000 100 Breast 2000 200 Breast Charles Toth 2000 50 Free 2000 100 Free Drew Whitting 1992 400 Free 2000 1,500 Free

Olympic Team Bob Nieman 1976 Modern Pentathlon 1980 Modern Pentathlon, fencing 1988 Modern Pentathlon Conference Champions Tony Bamsey 1991 100 Breaststroke 1992 500 Free Paul Brehm 2002 100 Backstroke 2002 200 Backstroke 2003 200 Backstroke Sam Chesnut 1992 1,650 Free Matt Davis 1993 400 IM 1994 400 IM 1995 200 Butterfly Matt Ihlenfeld 2000 200 Breast 2001 100 Breast 2001 200 Breast Bucky MacLauglin 1990 50 Free 1991 50 Free 1991 100 Free John Sayre 1981 200 IM 1982 200 IM Charlie Toth 2000 100 Free Drew Whitting 1991 500 Free 1991 1,650 Free 1993 500 Free Brehm, Dayton, Amidon, Toth 2001 200 Medley Relay Brehm, Dayton, Pounds, Amidon 2002 400 Medley Relay NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship Bill Lauritzen, 1973 Shawn Whitson, 1982 Charlie Toth, 2001 John Dayton, 2003 College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) Academic All-American Team Men's Team (1992, 2000) John Dayton (1999-2000, 2000-01, 2001-02, 2002-03) Charles Toth (1999-2000) Tim Paschke (1999-2000) Paul Brehm (2000-01) MWC Scholar-Athlete of the Year John Dayton 2003

Academy Awards Athletic Leadership 1960 Derry Adamson 1968 John Graham 1969 Chris Curtis 1985 Troy Davis Scholar Athlete 1966 Ronald Grabe 1967 Gary Reid 1979 Frank Synder 1980 Dirk Jordan Athletic Excellence 1975 Rick McAlister 2001 Charles Toth Rhodes Scholar Ken Davison, 1984 Academic All-Conference Andrew Badgett (1999, 00) James Bales (1998, 99, 00, 01) Casey Bowen (2001, 02, 03) Paul Brehm (2001, 02, 03) Ben Chapman (2001) John Dayton (2000, 01, 02, 03) Dave Devemark (1997) Matt Dunker (1997) Matt Durkin (1995-97) Dave Dutcher (1995-96) John Fitzsimmons (1991-92) Mike Foster (1997, 98, 99) Steve Frank (1994) Matt Horner (2000, 01, 02) Marshall Haylett (2000, 01, 02) Scott Hudson (1997, 98, 99) Matt Ihlenfeld (2000, 01) Matt Karmondy (2003) Greg Kraus (1995) Coby Leslie (1996) Sean Londrigan (1991-92) Rolf Lundemark (1993 & 95) James McCroan (2001, 02) James Marion (2000) McKay Morgan (2000) John Olson (2000) Evan Parr (2002, 03) Eric Patten (1991) Tim Paschke (1998, 99, 00) Scott Percival (1998, 99, 00, 01) Rory Peterson (2001, 02, 03) Mason Phelps (2001, 02, 03) Eric Pounds (2001, 02, 03) Cody Rasmussen (1997, 98, 99) Nate Rump (1991) Matt Shipsread (1998, 99, 00) Tim Songster (1992-93) Race Steinfort (2000, 01, 02) Andrew Stolee (2001) Shawn Strabley (2001) Derek Tharaldson (1997) Charles Toth (2000, 01) Patrick Vandam (2003) Mike Vetter (1991-92) * - Listed All-Americans are first team only (placed one through eight).

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50 FREESTYLE 1. Charlie Toth ('01) 2. Trevor Kildare ('97) 3. Bucky MacLaughlin ('91) 4. John Dayton ('03)* 5. Tim Paschke ('00) 6. Tyler Paige ('01) 7. Tony Bamsey ('92) 8. Garrett Lowe ('95) 9. Quoc-Nam Nguyen ('02) 10. Nate Amidon ('03)* 100 FREESTYLE 1. Charlie Toth ('01) 2. Bucky MacLaughlin ('91) 3. Tim Paschke ('00) 4. John Dayton ('03)* 5. Tyler Paige ('01) 6. Garrett Thompson ('84) 7. Garrett Lowe ('95) 8. Nate Amidon ('03)* 9. Trevor Kildare ('97) 10. Don Sheesley ('94) 200 FREESTYLE 1. Drew Whitting ('93) 2. Garrett Thompson ('84) 3. Tim Paschke (00) 4. Nate Amidon ('03)* 5. Jon Kalberer ('96) 6. Greg Robertson ('92) 7. Casey Bowen ('04)* 8. Sam Chesnut ('92) 9. Rory Peterson ('04)* 10. Matt Hall ('96) 500 FREESTYLE 1. Drew Whitting ('93) 2. Jon Kalberer ('96) 3. Sam Chesnut ('92) 4. Steve Sharpe ('91) 5. Brian Smith ('81) 6. James McCroan ('03) 7. Andy McCoy ('92) 8. James Boegman ('86) 9. Rory Peterson ('04)* 10. Matt Durkin ('97) 1,000 FREESTYLE 1. Drew Whitting ('93) 2. Sam Chesnut ('92) 3. James Boegman ('86) 4. James McCroan ('03)* 4. Jon Kalberer ('96) 6. Steve Sharpe ('91) 7. Ryan Fitzgerald ('05)* 8. Andy McCoy ('92) 9. Kevin Heath ('04)* 10. Brian Smith ('81) 19.99 20.17 20.28 20.32 20.37 20.58 20.61 20.68 20.75 20.85 2001 1995 1991 2001 1998 2000 1992 1994 2002 2003 1,650 FREESTYLE 1. Drew Whitting ('93) 2. Sam Chesnut ('92) 3. James Boegman ('86) 4. Steve Sharpe ('91) 5. Jon Kalberer ('96) 6. James McCroan ('03) 7. Andy McCoy ('92) 8. Ryan Fitzgerald ('05)* 9. Dave Specht ('83) 10. Matt Durkin ('97) 15:10.13 15:30.33 15:39.85 15:43.32 15:47.46 15:49.51 15:56.97 15:57.40 16:01.90 16:02.79 1991 1991 1985 1991 1994 2000 1991 2002 1981 1995 200 BUTTERFLY 1. Matt Davis ('97) 2. Cody Rasmussen ('99) 3. Mike Brown ('86) 4. Eric Pounds ('04)* 5. Paul Brehm ('04)* 6. Eric Patten ('91) 7. Eric Deardorf ('85) 8. Steve Waters ('80) 9. Mason Phelps ('04)* 10. Patrick Vandam ('06)* 100 BACKSTROKE 1. Paul Brehm ('04)* 2. Charles Lebeau ('06)* 3. Evan Parr ('05)* 4. Lance Bohlman ('94) 5. Race Steinfort ('02) 6. Derek Tharaldson ('98) 7. Matt Horner ('02) 8. Joe Alkire ('97) 9. Quoc-Nam Nguyen ('02) 10. Don Sheesley ('94) 200 BACKSTROKE 1. Paul Brehm ('04)* 2. Matt Horner ('02) 3. Race Steinfort ('02) 4. Charles Lebeau ('06)* 5. Joe Alkire ('97) 6. Gerry Benson ('93) 7. Evan Parr ('05)* 8. John Fitzsimmons ('93) 9. Scott Percival ('01) 10. Brian Pendergast ('97) 1994 1991 2001 1999 1999 1982 1985 1998 2002 2003 2003 1991 1995 2001 1994 2002 1998 1999 2002 2003 100 BREASTSTROKE 1. Matt Ihlenfeld ('01) 2. John Dayton ('03)* 3. Shanon Anderson ('99) 4. Tony Bamsey ('92) 5. Wes Hallman ('90) 6. Todd Scherm ('95) 7. Rich Sumrall ('86) 8. Nick Burton ('06)* Blake Chaney ('98) 10. Paul Kitko ('02) 200 BREASTSTROKE 1. Matt Ihlenfeld ('01) 2. Shanon Anderson ('99) 3. John Dayton ('03)* 4. Nick Burton ('06)* 5. Ellis Eaton ('93) 6. Paul Heitmeyer ('96) 7. John Doolittle ('92) 8. Mike Foster ('99) 9. Greg Kraus ('97) 10. Todd Scherm('95) 1:46.71 1:47.06 1:47.65 1:48.14 1:50.26 1:50.90 1:51.48 1:51.83 1:52.12 1:52.27 1994 1999 1984 2003 2003 1991 1985 1980 2003 2003

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43.79 44.50 44.67 45.17 45.21 45.27 45.62 45.66 45.72 45.77 1:37.49 1:39.32 1:39.70 1:39.83 1:39.99 1:40.03 1:40.15 1:40.54 1:40.55 1:40.66 4:20.09$ 4:29.07 4:29.10 4:31.45 4:31.46 4:33.62 4:33.63 4:34.22 4:34.73 4:34.86 9:07.72 9:19.24 9:26.53 9:33.55 9:33.91 9:34.01 9:36.20 9:36.66 9:39.67 9:41.42

2001 1991 1998 2002 1999 1984 1995 2003 1995 1991 1993 1983 1998 2003 1996 1991 2003 1992 2003 1995 1993 1994 1991 1991 1978 2002 1991 1986 2003 1995 1991 1991 1986 2000 1994 1991 2003 1991 2001 1978

200 INDIVIDUAL MEDLEY 1. Matt Davis ('97) 1:49.07 2. Cody Rasmussen ('99) 1:49.68 3. Nick Burton ('06)* 1:49.87 4. Eric Pounds ('04)* 1:50.95 5. Matt Horner ('02) 1:51.36 6. John Dayton ('03) 1:51.76 7. Mike Foster ('99 ) 1:52.26 8. John Sayre ('84) 1:52.90 9. Blake Chaney ('98) 1:53.15 10.Eric Deardorf ('85) 1:53.35

1997 1999 2003 2002 2001 2003 1998 1982 1996 1985

48.85 49.76 50.47 50.59 51.02 51.51 51.58 51.62 51.65 51.82 1:46.27 1:47.19 1:49.39 1:50.03 1:50.63 1:51.61 1:51.91 1:52.10 1:52.68 1:52.70 54.70# 54.98 55.93 56.75 56.98 57.00 57.38 57.51 57.51 57.56 1:58.67# 2:02.20 2:02.60 2:03.63 2:03.78 2:03.92 2:04.16 2:05.03 2:05.26 2:06.36

2003 2003 2003 1992 2001 1997 2001 1997 1999 1991 2003 2001 2001 2003 1995 1992 2003 1992 1997 1994 2001 2003 1999 1991 1988 1995 1985 2003 1996 2002 2001 1999 2001 2003 1992 1994 1992 1998 1995 1995

Bucky McLaughlin (`91) 400 INDIVIDUAL MEDLEY 1. Matt Davis ('97) 3:51.82 2. Drew Whitting ('93) 3:56.44 3. Matt Horner ('02) 3:57.64 4. Cody Rasmussen ('99) 3:57.72 5. Josh Finch ('01) 3:58.80 6. John Sayre ('84) 3:59.04 7. Jim Boegman ('86) 3:59.72 8. Mike Foster ('99) 4:01.48 9. Eric Pounds ('04) 4:01.65 10. Nick Burton ('06)* 4:01.70 100 BUTTERFLY 1. Eric Pounds ('04)* 2. Bucky MacLaughlin ('91) 3. Garrett Lowe ('95) 4. Charlie Toth ('01) 5. Matt Davis ('97) 6. Nate Amidon ('03) 7. Andrew Smith ('00) 8. Cody Rasmussen ('99) 9. John Dayton ('03)* 10. Charles Lebeau ('06)* 48.91 49.29 49.47 49.50 49.58 49.62 49.82 49.82 49.99 50.09

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1 2 3 4 Charlie Toth Clinton Cornell Joe Novak Trevor Kildare Coll Haddon 6 Mike Linn 7 B. MacLaughlin 8 John Dayton 9 Tim Paschke 10 Noah White 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Charlie Toth Joe Novak Noah White B. MacLaughlin Tim Paschke Brett Cline Clinton Cornell Coll Haddon Joe Murphy Al Anderson 50 freestyle Air Force 19.99 Navy 20.07 Army 20.12 Air Force 20.17 Army 20.17 Navy 20.22 Air Force 20.28 Air Force 20.32 Air Force 20.37 Navy 20.39 100 freestyle Air Force 43.79 Army 44.12 Navy 44.37 Air Force 44.50 Air Force 44.67 Navy 44.67 Navy 44.69 Army 44.73 Navy 44.89 Army 44.93 200 freestyle Air Force 1:37.49 Navy 1:38.23 Army 1:38.62 Navy 1:38.90 Army 1:38.96 Navy 1:39.01 Air Force 1:39.32 Air Force 1:39.70 Navy 1:39.75 Navy 1:39.76 500 freestyle Air Force 4:20.09 Army 4:24.99 Navy 4:27.47 Navy 4:27.87 Navy 4:28.52 Navy 4:28.54 Air Force 4:29.07 Army 4:29.08 Air Force 4:29.10 Army 4:31.09 100 Backstroke Air Force 48.85 Air Force 49.76 Navy 50.39 Air Force 50.47 Air Force 50.59 Air Force 51.02 Army 51.23 Navy 51.26 Navy 51.28 Army 51.29 200 Backstroke Air Force 1:46.27 Air Force 1:47.19 Air Force 1:49.39 Navy 1:49.41 Navy 1:49.73 Air Force 1:50.03 Army 1:50.29 Navy 1:50.39 Air Force 1:50.63 Army 1:50.70 2001 2001 1998 1995 1987 2003 1991 2001 1998 2003 2001 1998 2003 1991 1998 2002 2001 1987 1983 1990 1 2 3 4 5 6 6 8 9 10 100 Breastroke Matt Ihlenfeld Air Force 54.70 John VanSandt Army 54.73 John Dayton Air Force 54.98 Ian Johnston Navy 55.05 Coll Hadden Army 55.73 Shanon AndersonAir Force 55.93 Brooks Hollan Navy 55.93 Peter Fehring Navy 56.58 Tony Bamsey Air Force 56.75 Matt Seay Navy 56.85 M. Eliaszewskyj Army 56.85 200 Breastroke John VanSant Army 1:57.65 Ian Johnston Navy 1:58.51 Matt Ihlenfeld Air Force 1:58.67 Shanon AndersonAir Force 2:02.20 Dan Downs Army 2:02.50 John Dayton Air Force 2:02.60 M. Eliaszewskyj Army 2:02.82 Phil Davis Navy 2:03.34 Peter Fehrig Navy 2:03.40 Nick Burton Air Force 2:03.63 Drew Whiting Eric Winter S. Rollings Mark Mathson Eric Shangle Jon Kalberer John Lory Tim Gallaudet Jason Neilsen James Boegman Drew Whiting Mark Mathson Eric Winter Sam Chesnut James Boegman Steve Sharpe Britton Smith Eric Shangle Tim Gallaudet Jon Kalberer 1000 freestyle Air Force 9:07.72 Navy 9:17.09 Navy 9:18.60 Army 9:18.87 Navy 9:19.20 Air Force 9:19.24 Army 9:24.39 Navy 9:24.82 Army 9:24.97 Air Force 9:26.53 1650 Freestyle Air Force 15:10.13 Army 15:25.61 Navy 15:25.49 Air Force 15:30.33 Air Force 15:39.85 Air Force 15:43.32 Navy 15:44.63 Navy 15:45.11 Navy 15:46.54 Air Force 15:47.46 2001 1987 2003 1996 1987 1999 1997 2000 1991 1991 2000 1987 1996 2001 1999 2001 2001 2000 2001 1998 2003 1993 1991 2000 1988 1994 1994 1996 1988 1985 1986 1991 1990 1992 1991 1985 1991 1995 1994 1989 1994 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 200 Individual Medley Matt Davis Air Force John VanSant Army Cody Rasmussen Air Force Nick Burton Air Force Beau Oliver Navy Ian Johnston Navy Eric Pounds Air Force Daniel Downs Army Matt Horner Air Force John Dayton Air Force 400 Individual Medley Matt Davis Air Force Drew Whiting Air Force Matt Horner Air Force Cody Rasmussen Air Force Rob Roland Army Josh Finch Air Force John Sayre Air Force Daniel Downs Army Jim Boegman Air Force Duane Whitmer Navy 1:49.07 1:49.56 1:49.68 1:49.97 1:50.63 1:50.73 1:50.95 1:51.25 1:51.36 1:51.76 3:51.82 3:56.44 3:57.64 3:57.72 3:58.14 3:58.80 3:59.04 3:59.65 3:59.72 4:00.62 1997 1986 1999 2003 1999 1996 2002 2001 2001 2003 1994 1991 2001 1999 1993 1999 1982 2003 1985 1997

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 1 2 3 4 5 6 7

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Drew Whiting Britton Smith Lucas Meyers Eric Winter Philip Williams Brett Cline G. Thompson Tim Paschke Brett Cline Nick Oliver Drew Whiting Mark Mathson Eric Winter S. Rollings Tim Gallaudet Britton Smith Jon Kalberer Philip Williams Sam Chesnut Kevin Casey Paul Brehm Charles Lebeau Chris Ornee Evan Parr Lance Bohlman Race Steinfort Paul Schmidt Paul Kress Mike Linn Corey Braddock Paul Brehm Matt Horner Race Steinfort Paul Kress Mike Heiny Jr Charles Lebeau Rob Roland Brad Juhl Joe Alkire Jim VanAtta

1993 1997 2002 1993 1990 1993 1983 1998 2002 1992 1993 1990 1992 2000 1989 1995 1994 1992 1991 1983 2003 2003 1994 2003 1992 2001 2003 1995 2003 1992 2003 2001 2001 1995 2000 2003 1992 1992 1995 1995

200 Freestyle Relay 1 Navy 1:20.55 2000 (Glaser, Geary, Cline, Cornell) 2 Air Force 1:20.94 1999 (Paschke, Nguyen, Toth, Paige) 3 Army 1:21.23 1994 (Sarakatsannis, Tieke, Welch, Anderson) 400 Freestyle Relay 1 Air Force 2:59.51 2001 (Toth, Dayton, Amidon, Parker) 2 Navy 2:59.91 2000 (Glaser, Geary, Cline, Cornell) 3 Army 3:00.10 1998 (Anderson, Welch, Sarkatsannis, Williams) 800 Freestyle Relay 1 Army 6:41.92 1998 (Anderson, Eddy, Kilroy, VanSant) 2 Air Force 6:41.99 2003 (Amidon, Peterson, Heath, Brown) 3 Navy 6:42.15 1997 (Smith, Kennedy, Glaser, Loftin) 200 Medley Relay 1 Air Force 1:29.55 2001 (Brehm, Dayton, Amidon, Toth) 2 Navy 1:32.37 1998 (Oliver, Hollan, Pace, Loftin) 3 Army 1:32.54 1990 (Suzzi, Edwards, Novak, Wright) 400 Medly Relay 1 Air Force 3:17.98 2003 (Brehm, Dayton, Pounds, Amidon) 2 Navy 3:20.85 1995 (Kress, Johnston, Ornee, Platt) 3 Army 3:20.96 1990 (Haddon, VanSant, Albanese, Kilroy)

Joe Novak John Kilroy Eric Pounds B. MacLaughlin Tony Suzzi T. Fenningham Tom Albanese Jason Pace 9 Garrett Lowe 10 Charlie Toth

100 Butterfly Army 48.44 1998, 99 Army 48.72 1987 Air Force 48.91 2003 Air Force 49.29 1991 Army 49.33 1996 Navy 49.34 2003 Army 49.37 1987 Navy 49.38 1998 Air Force 49.47 1995 Air Force 49.50 2001 200 Butterfly Air Force 1:46.71 Air Force 1:47.06 Army 1:47.61 Air Force 1:47.65 Army 1:48.13 Air Force 1:48.14 Army 1:49.98 Army 1:50.24 Air Force 1:50.26 Air Force 1:50.90

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Matt Davis Cody Rasmussen John Kilroy Mike Brown Tom Albanese Eric Pounds Dirk Steinfort John Martinko Paul Brehm Eric Patton

1994 1999 1987 1984 1986 2003 1996 2001 2003 1991

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All-Time Lettermen

Letterwinners are listed as the following Last name, first name, graduation year, and years letters were earned.

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A

Robert L. Abbott 64 62 63 64 Richard S. Abramson 68 65 66 68 Joseph Abrigo 88 85 86 87 88 Derry Adamson 60 57 58 59 60 James (Gary) Alexander 99 96 97 John Alfred-Ockiya 2004 01 02 03 Joe Alkire 97 94 95 96 97 Chuck Alonzo 2000 97 98 Nate Amidon 2003 00 01 02 03 David K. Anderson 85 82 Tom Anderson 91 88 89 90 91 Shanon Anderson 99 96 97 98 99 Alan Arata 83 80 81 82 83 Mark Arnholt 93 90 91 92 93 Jesse Ashe 86 83 84 85 86

John Alfred-Ockiya Gary J. Carnes 81 81 Thomas J Carpenter 77 74 75 76 Michael H Carrier 69 67 68 Geroge W. Carrington 74 71 72 73 74 Blake Chaney 98 95 96 97 Ben Chapman 2004 01 02 Sam Chesnut 92 89 90 91 92 Mark C Chun 73 70 71 72 73 Tommy Chung, 05, 02 Howard Clark III 90 87 88 89 90 James Cleary 89 86 Charles S Clegg 72 69 70 71 Clinton E Cline 73 70 71 Mark Collier 96 93 Norman B Congdon 60 58 Christopher A Cook 81 78 79 80 81 Ralph C Cooper 68 66 Jason Corbett 99 96 Hank Cormier 91 88 Charles E Coryn 61 59 Daniel Cotton 85 82 Gary N Covington 70 68 69 Christopher L Curtis 69 67 68 69 Matt Davis 97 93 94 95 97

F

Richard C Fairlamb 61 59 60 Jeff Faley 89 86 87 88 89 Eric Falk 2004 01 02 Jerry Farquahr 60 58 59 60 Robert Fay 59 57 Stephen J Feaster 70 68 Gary A Fedel 67 65 67 Michael L Ferguson 63 61 62 63 Robb Fiechtner 2001 98 Philip Fields 92 89 90 91 92 Samuel P III Finch 64 63 64 Josh Finch 2001 98 99 00 01 Bruce D Fisher 71 69 70 71 John Ryan Fitzgerald 05 02 03 John Fitzsimmons 93 90 91 92 93 Warren T Flaherty 70 68 69 70 Derek Fletcher 90 87 88 Frank Flores 92 89 90 91 92 Michael Foster 99 96 97 98 99 Mike Foutch 95 93 94 95 John J Jr Francis 63 61 62 Steve Frank 96 93 94 95 96

B

Paul Baake 95 92 93 Eric Baber 2004 01 02 Andrew Badgett 2001 98 99 Steven D. Bailey 68 66 James Bales 2001 98 99 00 01 Tony Bamsey 92 89 90 91 92 Mike Bandow 90 87 Robert Barnett 95 92 Daniel T Barraza 80 77 Stanley Bates 84 82 83 Joseph M Baudendistel 77 75 76 77 Kurt Becker 89 86 87 89 Barry T Beilinski 63 61 62 63 Gerald Benson 93 90 91 92 93 Tyson Bertmaring 05 02 Joshua Biedermann 2002 99 Michael P Blaisdell 62 60 62 62 Bo (T.B.) Bloomer 92 89 90 91 James Boegman 86 83 84 85 86 Chris Bohn 2001 98 Russell T Bolt 72 70 72 Michael J Bone 73 71 Dirk Bouma 90 87 88 89 90 Walter B Bourland 78 76 77 78 Casey Bowen 2004 01 02 03 John E Jr. Boyd 70 68 Jeff Braun 94 91 Paul Brehm 2004 01 02 03 Eli Bremer 2000 97 98 Douglas R Brower 72 70 Jeffrey H Brown 73 70 71 72 Kevin Brown 89 86 87 88 Michael L. Brown 86 83 84 85 86 James W Bruskewitz 74 71 Robert J. Buchanan 88 85 86 87 88 Nick Burton 06 03 John C Burwell 63 61 62 63

Wes Hallman 90 87 88 89 90 Steven A Halvorsen 79 76 77 78 79 Richard P Jr Hamlin 79 76 77 78 79 Doug Hammen 87 84 85 86 Robert J Hampson 72 70 71 72 William K Happ 70 68 69 Rufus D Harris 63 61 62 Carl M Hatelid 65 63 64 65 Les Hauck 98 95 97 98 Justin Hauffe 05 03 Marshall Haylett 2002 99 00 01 02 Kevin Heath 2004 01 02 03 Paul Heitmeyer 96 93 94 95 96 William M Hembrough 68 66 67 68 Tom Henry 91 88 89 Philip R Jr Hepburn 62 60 62 William Hepler 98 95 96 97 98 John Hickok 88 86 87 88 James L Higham 66 64 65 66 Lincoln Hill 95 92 93 94 95 Kimberly E Hillen 82 79 80 81 Dan Hogan 96 94 James R Hogue 76 73 74 75 76 Charles F Holloway 75 72 Matthew Horner 2002 99 00 01 02 James J Hourin 61 59 60 61 Scott Hudson 99 96 97 98 99 John S Hughes 75 72 73 Douglas S Hulse 2002 99 00 Karl T Hutchinson 70 69 70

I

Matt Ihlenfeld 2001 98 99 00 01

J

Don E Jackson 67 65 66 67 William F Jr Jaep 67 65 James L Jamerson 63 61 62 63 Andrew Jett 97 94 95 96 97 Brad Johns 87 84 85 86 Eric M. Johnson 89 86 Richard K Johnson 62 60 61 62 63 Brad Jones 87 85 85 86 87 Francis V Jones 63 61 Jarrett D Jordan 80 77 78 79 80

D

Matt Davis 97 94 95 96 97 Kenneth Davison 84 82 83 John Dayton 2003 00 01 02 03 Erick W. Deardorf 85 82 83 William F Deeley 72 69 70 Marvin J Derrick 77 74 75 Carl Devemark 99 D 96 97 98 99 Matthew Dixon 84 82 83 John Doolittle 92 89 90 91 92 John W Dow 73 70 Matt Dunker 98 95 96 97 98 Matt Durkin 97 94 95 96 97 David Dutcher 96 93 94 95 96

G

Matt Gee 86 83 84 85 86 Gregory J Gempler 73 70 71 72 73 Nicholas Gentice 90 87 Tim Gillaspie 95 92 94 95 Ronald J Grabe 66 64 65 66 Mike Grados 2001 98 99 00 01 John G Graham 72 69 70 71 John Jr Graham 68 66 67 68 Patrick Graham 2004 01 02 William M Griffith 69 67 68 69

K

Jon Kalberer 96 93 94 95 96 Timothy E Kane 82 79 80 Matt Karmondy 06 03 Richard Kattau 97 94 Todd Kechter 90 87 89 David Keddington 84 82 83 Tyler Keltner 06 03 Kelvin P Kemp 74 71 72 John W III Kennon 75 72 73 74 75 Trevor Kildare 97 94 95 96 David Kincaid 95 92 93 Robert K Kirch 65 63 64 65 Paul Kitko 2002 01 Steven C Koraly 74 72 73 74 Brian Korsedal -98 95 John Korsedal 97 94 95 96 Greg Krauss 97 94 95 96 Steven A Kux 68 66 Theodore G II Kyrazis 83 80

H

Gary Hackbarth 78 75 76 77 78 Joey R Hackbarth 77 76 77 78 79 Richard H III Hagelin 69 67 68 69 Ira D Hale 77 74 75 Aaron Hale 99 96 Aaron Hale 2001 98 Matt Hall 96 93 94 95 96 Zach Hall 98 95 96

E

Jack East 94 93 94 Ellis Eaton 93 90 91 92 93 James A Eberthardt 69 67 Matt Edwards 98 95 Joel Everard -98 95

C

Bernard B Callaway 73 73 Lovick E Cannon 68 66 Alfred L Canterbury 60 58 59 60

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L

Lars Lansford 90 89 Wallis Laughrey 98 95 Wallis Laughrey 98 95 96 William G Lauritzen 73 70 71 72 73 Karim Lazarus 95 94 95 Charles LeBeau 06 03 Warren J Leek 66 64 65 66 Jay Lennon 90 87 88 89 Michael C Leonard 67 65 66 Richard A Leopold 76 73 Coby Leslie -98 96 Coby Leslie 98 95 96 Coby Leslie 99 D 96 97 98 99 David H Leverett 63 63 Ronald Lewandowski 85 82 83 Keith G Limbird 82 79 80 Jason Lindgren 95 92 93 94 95 John R Lipp 70 68 69 John M Livingood 82 80 81 Sean Londrigan 92 89 90 91 92 Mark J Lorenz 82 80 Brian L Losey 83 80 81 82 83 Chris Lowe 88 85 86 87 88 Garrett M. Lowe 95 92 93 94 95 Jay Lowell 90 87 88 Glen J. Luette 84 81 82 Rolf Lundmark 95 92 93 94 95

Mark E Morgan 79 76 77 78 79 Matthew Morgan 85 82 Bob Morse 87 84 85 86 87 Allan E Jr Mueller 67 65 Craig L Murra 77 74 75 76 77 Ronald W Murray 65 64 65 Mark A Muttilainen 78 75 76

Peter N Rogas 79 77 Matt Rough 90 87 88 Nathan Rump 91 88 89 90 91 Thomas M Ryan 83 80 Bryan A Rye 71 69 70

S

John R. Sayre 84 81 82 Roswell M. Schenck 67 65 Todd Scherm 95 92 93 95 Louis Schiffl 97 94 Paul M. Schmidt 72 69 Joe Scholtz 98 95 John W. III Schrott 67 66 Michael S. Schulenberg 85 82 83 Christopher S. Scott 71 69 70 Robert A. Seamster 79 76 77 Stephen S. Seigler 67 65 66 67 Scott Selz 92 89 90 91 92 Timothy A. Shaffer 76 74 75 76 Khalil Sharif 2004 01 03 Steve Sharpe 91 88 89 90 91 Stephen D. Sheehan 65 64 Jim Sheridan 91 88 Joseph T. Shinnick 85 82 Matt Shipstead 2001 98 99 00 01 Barry N. Simmons 81 81 James R. Simpson 82 79 80 81 Wendell P. III Simpson 80 78 79 80 Thomas C. Skillman 75 72 73 74 75 Floyd M. Jr. Smiley 70 68 Jeffrey L. Smiley 69 67 68 69 Brian C. Smith 81 78 Peter Smith 89 86 Andrew Smith 2000 97 98 99 Francis E. Snyder 79 76 77 78 79 Timothy Songster 93 90 91 92 93 Greg Soukup 92 89 90 91 92 David J. Specht 83 80 81 Jason Spees 95 92 Dan Spires 88 85 86 87 88 Dave Squires 94 91 92 93 94 Drew Steadman 2000 97 Randall S. Stedman 81 78 79 80 81 Eugene Stein 93 90 91 92 93 Edward Steinfort 2002 99 00 01 Chad Steipp 2001 98 Parker Stewart 2002 99 Robert W. Stinson 75 72 Jeffrey J. Stoddard 84 81 82 Andrew Stolee 2004 01 Shawn Strabley 2003 00 William E. Straw 67 65 Hugh D. Stump 65 63 64 Paul B. Sullivan 81 78 79 80 81 Rich Sumrall 86 83 84 85 86 Terry M. Symens 75 72 73 74 75

Stephen W. Tibbitts 75 73 74 75 Michael W. Toepfer 89 85 86 87 88 Charles Toth 2001 98 99 00 01 Thomas A. Treadon 65 64 65 Jack R. Trimble 70 68 69 70 Eric Trimble 2003 00 03 Hans Tritico 99 96

N

Theodore E Needham 79 76 77 78 79 Bruce M Nelson 76 73 74 75 76 George J Nelson 82 79 80 81 Quoc-Nam Nguyen 2002 99 David C Nichols 81 78 79 80 81 George C IV Nield 72 72 Robert L Nieman 70 68 69 70 Ryan Nofziger 99 96 97

V

Brian A. Vance 73 70 71 David K. Vandam 77 74 75 76 77 Patrick Vandam 06 03 Mike Vetter 92 89 90 91 92

W

Brian J. Walsh 83 80 Timothy J. Ward 83 80 John J. Warner 69 67 68 69 Steven C. Waters 80 77 78 79 80 Charles D. Watson 66 64 65 66 David B. Weber 71 71 Norman A. Weinberg 76 74 75 76 Karol R. Welling 83 80 Cyrus C. Whinnery 88 85 86 87 88 Bishop III White 64 62 63 Gordon White 06 03 Richard H. White 69 67 James M. Whitted 62 60 Drew Whitting 93 90 91 93 Stanley F. Wiegman 80 77 78 79 80 Jason Wierzbanowski 95 92 93 94 95 Robert B. Wilcoxon 82 79 80 David L. Williams 82 79 80 Earl R. Williams 67 65 John Williams 83 82 83 Thomas A. Williams 80 77 78 79 80 Richard M. Wise 78 75 Jasper S. Woodward 82 79 80 81 Joseph Wotton 81 78 79 80 81

O

Terrence O'Donnell 66 64 65 66 Frederick W Offutt 75 72 73 74 75 Richard D O'Keefe 60 58 59 60 Carl W Oliver 63 63 Matt Olson 88 86 87 88 James W III O'Neal 70 68 69 70 Mike Outlaw 89 86 87 88

M

John Mackow 99 96 Bucky MacLaughlin 91 88 89 90 91 Donald W Magee 77 74 75 76 77 John Mallard 95 94 95 James Marion 2000 97 98 99 00 David L Marshall 71 69 70 William C Marshall 77 74 75 77 Jeff Marshall 94 91 92 94 Douglas K Martin 69 67 68 69 Timothy S Martin 76 73 74 75 76 E. Martingiette 89 86 John L Masin 69 67 William M Mason 84 81 John P Massey 73 71 72 73 Marco J. Matchefts 87 84 85 86 87 Mike May 95 94 Richard W McAlister 75 72 73 74 75 Grant McCall 2001 98 Daniel C Jr McCorry 75 72 73 74 75 Andy McCoy 91 88 89 91 Thomas M McCrackin 63 62 63 James McCroan 2003 00 01 02 John McGarrity 86 83 84 85 86 Tom McGinnis 87 84 85 86 87 Matthew P McKeon 83 80 81 George E McLain 70 68 69 70 Daniel P McLean 66 64 65 66 William C II McLeod 65 64 65 Donald L McSwain 69 67 John C Merrell 69 67 David L Merrill 76 73 74 75 Jeff Meyers 87 84 85 86 Robert F Miller 69 67 Andrew Mitchell 2001 98 99 00 01 Shannon Moran 2003 01 MGR

P

Tyler Paige 2001 98 99 00 01 Michael P Paquette 77 77 David Parker 06 03 Robert H Parker 62 60 61 62 Stewart Parker 2002 99 00 01 Evan Parr, 05, 02, 03 Tim Paschke 2000 97 98 99 Eric Patten 91 88 89 90 91 Ralph W Paulson 68 66 Aerick Paxton 97 94 95 96 Brian Pendergast 97 94 Scott Percival 2001 98 99 00 01 Raymond P Perkowski 65 63 64 65 Rory Peterson 2004 01 02 03 Mason Phelps 2004 01 02 03 Benjamin W Jr Phillips 75 72 73 Robert L Pickrell 85 82 Richard A Pilling 74 72 Franz Plescha 87 84 85 86 87 James C Jr Poole 61 60 Douglas A Poorman 78 75 76 77 78 Eric Pounds 2004 0102 03 Rich Prior 86 83 84 85 86

Y

George O III Young 65 64 65 Kimo Yamashiro 06 03

Z

Michael A. Zappia 80 77 Jay Zuber 89 86 James Zwyer 95 92 93 94 95

Q

Nguyen Quoc-Nam 2002 99

R

Cody Rasmussen 99 96 97 98 99 Roger W Rechsteiner 76 73 74 David J Reed 60 58 Jarve G Reid 67 65 66 67 Bryan T Riba 84 81 Jeff Roberson 2003 00 01 02 03 Greg Robertson 92 89 90 91 92

T

Donald R. Talbott 65 63 64 65 Derek Tharaldson 98 95 96 97 98 Garrett J. Thompson 84 81 82 83 James M. Thompson 73 70 71 72 73 Jeffrey G. Thompson 81 78 79 80 Alan Thurber 90 85 86 89 90

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Where are they now ...

Matt Shipstead

Class of 2001 Attending Pilot Training Pensacola Naval Air Station Pensacola, Fla.

Les Hauck

Class of 1998 F-16 Pilot Cannon AFB, New Mexico

James Bales

Class of 2001 Attending Medical School Georgetown University Washington, D.C. Professional triathlete

Michael Foster Charlie Toth

Class of 2001 Environmental Engineer Moody AFB Valdosta, GA Class of 1999 Research Physicist Schriever AFB Colorado Springs, CO

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UNITED STATES AIR FORCE ACADEMY the Academy Senior Leadership Superintendent

Lieutenant General John W. Rosa is superintendent of the U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colo. He directs a four-year academic, military training, athletic and character development program leading to a bachelor's degree and commission as an Air Force officer. The general entered the Air Force in May 1973 after receiving his commission from The Citadel, Charleston, S.C. He has served previously as an operations group commander and three times as wing commander. He is a command pilot with more than 3,600 flying hours in the A-7, A-10, the Hunter and Jaguar aircraft, F-16, F-117A, HH-60G and HC-130. The general's military awards and decorations include the Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit with oak leaf cluster, Meritorious Service Medal with four oak leaf clusters, Air Force Commendation Medal and Combat Readiness Medal with two oak leaf clusters.

Commandant of Cadets

Brigadier General Johnny A. Weida is Commandant of Cadets and Commander, 34th Training Wing, U.S. Air Force Academy. General Weida commands and administers the 4,000-member cadet wing, and 930 Air Force support people. His responsibilities include cadet military training and airmanship education, supervising cadet life activities, and providing support to facilities and logistics. General Weida was formerly the commander of the Squadron Officer College, Air University, Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama. The general's previous assignments have included commander of the 388th Fighter Wing, Hill Air Force Base, Utah, as well as flying as a member of the Thunderbirds U. S. Air Force aerial demonstration team at Nellis Air Force Base Nevada. He also served in staff positions with U.S. Forces Korea J3 and the Air Staff Plans and Programs Directorate (XP). The general received his commission from the U.S. Air Force Academy in 1978. He graduated from pilot training in 1979. General Weida is a command pilot with more than 4,000 flying hours.

Dean of Faculty

Brigadier General David A. Wagie is dean of the faculty, U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colo. He commands the 700+ -member dean of the faculty mission element and oversees the annual design and instruction of over 500 undergraduate courses for 4,000 cadets in 30 academic disciplines. He also directs the operation of five support staff agencies and faculty resources involving over $250 million. The general entered the Air Force in 1972 as a distinguished graduate at the U.S. Air Force Academy. He flew as a KC-135 aircraft commander and an EC-135 research pilot. Later, at the Air Force Academy, he served as an associate professor and deputy head of astronautics. He also held positions as deputy commandant, permanent professor for military instruction, director of the Center for Character Development, and vice dean of the faculty. While at the academy, General Wagie served as a T-43 pilot, and he currently flies as a T-41 instructor pilot. The general is married to the former Susan Kuczenski. They have three daughters, Angela, Megan and Tiffany.

Aeronautical Engineering

Aviation

Over 250 graduates attend pilot training after graduation Every cadet is eligible for flight training in a sailplane, leading up to a solo flight Academic M ajors 75 percent of every class receives Basic Sciences, General Engineering, parachute training, leading up to five Humanities, Social Sciences, free-fall jumps Aeronautical Engineering, Astronautical Engineering, Behavioral Sciences, Biology, Obligations Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Non-flying Careers -- Five years Science, Economics, Electrical active service after graduation from Engineering, Engineering Mechanics, the Academy English, Environmental Engineering, Pilot -- Ten years active service Foreign Area Studies, Geography, after 10 months of undergraduate History, Legal Studies, Management, pilot training (UPT) Mathematical Sciences, Operations Navigator -- Six years active Research, Mechanical Engineering, service after nine months of Meteorology, Military Strategic Studies, Physics, Political Sciences, navigator training Space Operations

Benefits

All cadets are paid $558 per month minus expenses for such things as books and a computer The average cost to put one cadet through the Air Force Academy is estimated at over $285,000 A guaranteed job following graduation Free medical, dental and legal services are available Free space-available military flights worldwide Four years after graduation, you'll earn approximately $45,000/year Eligible for retirement at age 42 (20 years of service)

Academics

32 Rhodes Scholars. Nine were varsity letter winners Over 30 majors to choose from Less than 25 to 1 student to teacher ratio Usually up to five percent of every graduating class is eligible to go straight to graduate school for a master's degree -- fully paid Every cadet is eligible to compete for a fully paid master's program within their first 10 years of active duty service

2003-04 Air Force Swimming and Diving

UNITED STATES AIR FORCE ACADEMY the Director of Athletics

Colonel Randall W. Spetman's influence on the Air Force Academy has come full circle. As the only military athletic director in the nation at the Division I level, Spetman is the first athletic director to have been an athlete and a coach at the Academy. A 1976 graduate, Spetman's competitive spirit and warrior-like attitude earned him three letters in football. The team co-captain as a senior, he also captured the heavyweight Wing Open Boxing Championship twice. After receiving his commission, he served as an assistant football coach at the Academy in 1977 under legendary coach Ben Martin. Originally from Council Bluffs, Iowa, Spetman assumed his duties as athletic director on March 1, 1996, with the task of administering the school's 27-sport intercollegiate program as well as the physical education and intramural programs. After seeing Academy athletics as a cadet, coach and now as athletic director, Spetman constantly strives to serve as a role model both as a military officer and as an athletic administrator to all cadets. "I believe the trademark of Air Force athletes is that they are tremendous competitors" Spetman said. "This competitive spirit has been and will continue to be our standard. No matter what the outcome of any of our athletic contests, our athletes never give up. They play each contest with great sportsmanship and respect for their opponents. This is the legacy of Academy athletics." Spetman's own legacy at the Academy is already taking shape. He is committed to assisting the coaches in recruiting quality athletes and keeping the athletic facilities on par with the best in the country. For the first time in 30 years, a major building addition has been completed for the department that includes a new weight room, training room, locker rooms and administrative offices. world and in a variety of positions. A command pilot with over 3,000 hours in the T-37, T-38, KC-135A, UV-18 and the B-52 G/H aircraft, Spetman's range of positions have taken him from assistant football coach to a pilot and from the Chief of Bomber Planning in Desert Shield and Desert Storm to serving as Chief, Command and Control Division, Operations Directorate at the U.S. European Command in Stuttgart, Germany. A distinguished graduate from Squadron Officer School, he attended the National War College and earned a master's degree in National Security Strategy. Spetman also holds a master's in management and supervision from Central Michigan University. A member of the Mountain West Conference Championship Committee, Handbook Committee and Television Committee, he is also the third vice president of the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics.

He is married to the former Rebecca Luhring The new building is a prime example of of Des Moines, Iowa. They have two children, Brian Spetman's foresight and commitment to a quality and Kim. athletic program. No stranger to being a leader, Spetman's military career has taken him around the

Athletics

Mission ... To provide all cadets a realistic leadership experience in a mentally and physically challenging environment. Prepare and motivate cadets for a lifetime of service through physical education, fitness training and testing, and intramural and intercollegiate athletic competition. Generate a major portion of revenue necessary to operate a multimillion dollar athletic program Promote the Academy to the nation through athletics. rium pool, has seating for more than 800 spectators, In addition to the indoor facilities on the south side of the gym are outdoor courts for tennis, basketball and team handball. The Cadet Field House, home to basketball, hockey and track contains 250,579 square feet of useable space. The multipurpose area contains a one-sixth mile six-lane tartan surfaced running track, and an astroturf surfaced infield approximately two-thirds the size of a standard football field. The netted area is approximately the size of The Academy's intercollegiate program has 17 a baseball infield and is an ideal practice area for men's and 10 women's teams that compete on the the varsity baseball and lacrosse teams. The multiNCAA Division I level. Both men's and women's purpose area is used for indoor track and field programs compete in the Mountain West meets, inclement weather practice sessions for all Conference. outdoor varsity sports, instructional golf classes, The athletic facilities are host to the Falcon aerobics conditioning and fitness testing. The ice Summer Sports Camps program, over 3,000 hockey arena seats 2,502 and accommodates the campers converge on the Academy every June to varsity hockey program--a member of the College compete in 15 summer camps headed by the Hockey America Conference. The basketball arena Academy's coaching staff. accommodates 6,000 fans and is used not only for The Cadet Gymnasium also contains an athletic men's and women's basketball games but is also training room, human performance laboratory, the venue for the annual Wing Open Boxing lockers for all cadets/staff, and administrative offices of the physical education instructors and support staff. The facility is used for physical education classes, intramural and varsity practice/competition. Outdoor facilities associated with the gym include 57 athletic fields (143 acres) for intercollegiate and intramural sports, two baseball diamonds, a 400-meter all-weather track and a varsity soccer stadium with seating for more than 800 fans. The two swimming pools utilize almost 20,000 square feet of the facility. The intramural pool measures 7,154 square feet. It is primarily used by the water polo team for practice and competition. The natatorium pool, measures 11,928 square feet. The pool also has an 18-foot diving well equipped with two one-meter boards, two three-meter boards as well as a platform with levels set at one, five and ten meters. The natatoChampionship, an event that fills the facility to capacity. Falcon Stadium opened on Sept. 22, 1962. The stadium was originally built solely for football, but several non-athletic events such as the Academy's annual graduation are conducted there. In 1991, the Academy installed nine sky boxes and remodeled the existing press box. The facility now seats 450 people indoors, along with 88 in the sky boxes. In addition to its game-day uses, the press box is also used by the athletic department as a banquet/meeting room. The newest modification to the stadium was completed in 2002 with the addition of permanent lights. The lights were purchased and installed with funds generated by the athletic program. The Falcon Athletic Center, a $19 million athletic complex, was completed in August 2003. The facility contains a two-story, 23,000 square foot weight room with a 40-yard running track for weight training and exercising; a complete sports medicine area that contains a hydrotherapy area with a Swim-Ex and lap pool, a rehabilitation area and medical treatment/taping area. The facility contains administrative offices for the Director of Athletics and the administrative staff, along with new ticket office facilities. The new Hall of Excellence spotlights the history of Academy sports, including physical education, intercollegiate and intramural competition. This exhibit (4,500 square feet) showcases the accomplishments of our graduates and athletes and tells the story of the athletic contributions to "building leaders of character for the Air Force and the nation."

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