ALL-WORLD BOYS SWIMMING

Finalists

Listed alphabetically, here are the three finalists for the 2018 Johnson Floor & Home Boys Swimming Athlete of the Year. All three are invited to the second All-World Awards on June 23, where the winner will be announced.

Jack Callan

Bishop Kelley • sophomore

No longer overshadowed by his older brother Patrick, Jack Callan has established himself as one of the state’s top swimmers. For the second straight year, Jack won individual Class 5A state championships in both the 200-yard freestyle and the 500 freestyle, taking the 500 by nearly eight seconds. He also swam the opening leg on the 200 freestyle and 400 free relays, with Patrick swimming as the anchor, helping the Comets win state titles and set state records in each. He has greatly enjoyed his time as Patrick’s teammate. “That’s been really special, getting to train together and then compete together and do really well,” Jack said. “It means a lot to both of us.”

Patrick Callan

Bishop Kelley • senior

After having earned so many individual accolades throughout his high school career, including the Tulsa World’s Swimmer of the Year each of the two previous seasons, Callan was focused more on achieving team success this year and was heart-broken when the Comets finished second at the Class 5A state meet, just two points behind champion Booker T. Washington. “My main focus this year, the whole team’s focus, really, was trying to win the state championship,” said Patrick, who did his part by winning the 50 free and 100 free, as well as anchoring triumphant 200 free and 400 free relays, setting state records in all four events. “My main goal was to be the best teammate I could be and get everyone else swimming as fast as they could.”

Dylan McClain

Claremore • junior

After adjusting his diet to cut out sugars and adding more protein, McClain enjoyed an excellent season. Despite having very few teammates as part of a small Claremore team, McClain thrived, claiming individual 5A state championships in both the 200 Individual Medley (winning by over three seconds) and the 100 backstroke. He also won both events at the Jenks Invitational meet in January against 6A competition. “Dylan has worked hard to improve each year,” said Zebras coach Charles Haverstick. “He’s one of those swimmers who never complains about a set, but just goes out and challenges himself each time to do better. His efforts are paying off with times that are national level.”


First team

200 Freestyle: Matt Pryor, Bartlesville, junior.

200 IM: Noah James, Booker T. Washington, senior.

50 Freestyle: Patrick Callan, Bishop Kelley, senior. Swimmer of the Year finalist.

100 Butterfly: Eli Brock, Booker T. Washington, senior.

100 Freestyle: Sam Jones, Owasso, senior.

500 Freestyle: Jack Callan, Bishop Kelley, sophomore. Swimmer of the Year finalist.

100 Backstroke: Dylan McClain, Claremore, junior. Swimmer of the Year finalist.

100 Breaststroke: Aaron Hill, Stillwater, senior.

Coach of the Year

Adina Meilner, Booker T. Washington

After winning the 5A East Regional, Meilner kept her team focused, and despite winning just one of 11 total events, the Hornets used superior depth to claim the Class 5A state championship, barely edging Bishop Kelley by just two points to secure BTW’s first state title since 1985.


Second team

200 Freestyle: Ryan Clark, Stillwater, junior.

200 IM: Will Englehart, Bartlesville, sophomore.

50 Freestyle: Jazz Widney, Jenks, freshman.

100 Butterfly: Jon Jin, Jenks, senior.

100 Freestyle: Andrew Truong, Jenks, sophomore.

500 Freestyle: Alex Yanchunas, Jenks, junior.

100 Backstroke: Colin Goddard, Bartlesville, freshman.

100 Breaststroke: Morne Wolmarans, Jenks, sophomore.

Honorable Mention

Bartlesville: Lukas Reitfors, Gabe Rolfson

Bishop Kelley: Sam Duda, Tyler Hoang, Matt Hunt, River Kirkland

Booker T. Washington: Griffin Holtzscher, Duncan Hughes, Luke James

Fort Gibson: Sam Carter, Timmy Hammond

Jenks: Austin Bick, Austin Sung, Payne Tetley

Metro Christian: Danny Sibley

Muskogee: Caleb Winn

Owasso: Brayden McVey, Dawson Norton, Ryan Pennington

Stillwater: Landon Clark, Jackson Tidland


Previous winners

Boys swimmer of the year

2017: Patrick Callan, Kelley

2016: Patrick Callan, Kelley

2015: Aaron Stanek, Bartlesville

2014: Kyle Ward, Bartlesville

2013: Colton Krause, B’ville

2012: Eastman Holloway, Union

2011: Jake Pearce, Jenks

2010: Jake Pearce, Jenks

2009: Nelson Head, Union

2008: Frank Radaelli, Jenks

2007: Titus Knight, Jenks

2006: Dylan Lynn, Union

Coach of the Year

(Boys and girls)

2017: John Turner, Jenks

2016: Chad Englehart, B’ville

2015: Chad Englehart, B’ville

2014: Jeff Allen, Bartlesville (boys); Connie Dean, Fort Gibson (girls)

2013: Connie Dean, Fort Gibson

2012: David Lynn, Union

2011: David Lynn, Union

2010: John Turner, Jenks

2009: Monika Meadows, Bixby

2008: John Turner, Jenks

2007: John Turner, Jenks

2006: John Turner, Jenks; and David Lynn, Union