ALL-WORLD BOYS SWIMMING
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.
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.”
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.”
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.”
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.
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.
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
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