The Mount Gilead Barracudas wrapped up another successful summer swim season with a third place finish at the TCAL Championships held at Bucyrus on July 9.
“We were in the running for second, but Upper Sandusky had just enough swimmers in the right events to pull ahead. I was proud of our team for performing well, especially with some delays and things that made the meet take a bit longer than we expected.”
The team wrapped up the season with an awards banquet on July 18.
MG did have two gold medalists at the championships. Michael Snopik placed first in the 50 free, 100 free and 50 back. Erin Zmuda earned gold in the 100 fly.
Silver medalists at the meet included the 9-10 boys medley relay (Nathan Rabun, Luke Frazier, Brice Haughn and Carson Mowery); Evan Zmuda, 200 IM, 200 free and 100 breast; Brice Haughn, 25 fly; Joel Conrad, 100 free; Luke Frazier, 25 breast and Erin Zmuda, 50 free.
Bringing home bronze medals in relay events were the 11-12 boys medley relay (Michael Snopik, Wesley Bush, Joel Conrad and Mason Kidwell); the 15-18 boys medley relay and ‘A’free relay (Logan Conrad, Evan Zmuda, Casey Conrad and Daniel Freeman); the 9-10 boys free relay (Brice Haughn, Luke Frazier, Carson Mowery and Hawke Littell); and the 11-12 boys A free relay (Michael Snopik, Joel Conrad, Mason Kidwell and Nathan Rabun).
Bronze medalists in individual events were Hawke Littell, 25 free and 25 back; Brice Haughn, 50 free; Erin Zmuda, 100 free; Joel Conrad, 50 fly; and Casey Conrad, 100 fly.
“Championship meets have very deep scoring, so even swimmers that didn’t place in the top three are vital to the team’s success. This is especially true of relays, so when we have swimmers willing to swim up an age group or try a relay that is new for them, it is really important,” said Snow.
Scoring additional relay points were the 11-12 girls medley relay (Keana Littell, Madison Hack, Grace Mowery and Michaela McGill); the 13-14 girls medley relay (Kylie Irwin, Cassandra Snopik, Adriana Tinch and Rachel Davis); the 8-under girls free relay (Ryann Brinkman, Kendall Neal, Gabby Brinkman and Morgan Staley); the 9-10 girls free relay (Ellie Rhea, Addie Rhea, Kaydence McKenzie and Jacquelynn Gibson); the 11-12 girls A free relay (Keana Littell, Kyndra Irwin, Madison Hack and Taylor Robinson) and the 11-12 girls B free relay (Skye Shipman, Michaela McGill, Kaylee Gibson and Syntyche Black); the 11-12 boys B free relay (Wesley Bush, Bradley West, William West and Josh Rhea); the 13-14 girls free relay (Grace Mowery, Adriana Tinch, Kylie Irwin and Rachel Davis); the 15-18 girls free relay (Erin Zmuda, Shelby West, Cassandra Snopik and Emily Knight); and the 15-18 boys B free relay (Gavin Robinson, Eric Mowery, Tyler Knight and Sammie West).
Also adding to the team total in their individual events were Kaydence McKenzie, Jacquelynn Gibson, Ellie Rhea, Brice Haughn, Nathan Rabun and Luke Frazier, 9-10 50 free; Emily Knight, Daniel Freeman and Logan Conrad, 50 free; Madison Hack, 100 IM; Cassandra Snopik, 100 IM and Sammie West, 100 IM; Gavin Robinson, 200 IM; Ryann Brinkman, Morgan Staley and Kendall Neal, 25 free; Jacquelyn Gibson, Kaydence McKenzie and Ellie Rhea, 25 free; Nathan Rabun and Luke Frazier, 25 free; Adriana Tinch, Gracey Mowery, Kyndra Irwin, Mason Kidwell,William West, Kylie Irwin, Cassandra Snopik, Eric Mowery and Tyler Knight, 50 free; Shelby West, Emily Knight, Logan Conrad, Daniel Freeman and Alexander Koller, 100 free; Carson Mowery, 25 fly; Adriana Tinch, Eric Mowery and Sammie West, 50 fly;
Ryann Brinkman, Gabby Brinkman and Hawke Littell, 8-under 50 free; Adriana Tinch, Grace Mowery and Madison Hack, Kylie Irwin, Rachel Davis, Eric Mowery and Tyler Knight, 100 free; Casey Conrad and Gavin Robinson, 200 free; Ryann Brinkman, Morgan Staley and Abigail Griffith, Kaydence McKenzie, Jacquelynn Gibson and Nathan Rabun, 25 back; Keana Littell, Taylor Robinson, Mason Kidwell, Wesley Bush, Kylie Irwin, Rachel Davis and Sammie West, 50 back; Casey Conrad and Xander Koller, 100 back; Addie Rhea, 25 breast; Madison Hack, Grace Mowery, Kyndra Irwin, Mason Kidwell, Wesley Bush, William West and Cassandra Snopik and Tyler Knight, 50 breast; and Shelby West, Emily Knight, Logan Conrad and Daniel Freeman, 100 breast.