Big Dogs Stick Competition at Barb Wire Classic


Big Dogs Stick Competition at Barb Wire Classic


Kishwaukee YMCA/Dekalb County Swim Team hosted thirteen teams for its annual Barb Wire Classic where the Big Dogs had a great performance with 93 or our 100 swimmers achieving at least one career best time!  We had 478 individual swims of which 308 were career best times for an average of 64% for the entire meet!


Congratulations to Gage Helfrich who set meet records in the following events:


Boys 10&U 100 IM           1:10.74

Boys 10&U 200 IM           2:33.59

Boys 10&U 50 Breast      36.07


The following swimmers had an outstanding meet with all of their individual swims resulting in best times:


Asa Andrews

Jack Bauer

Nicholas Biundo

Maia Clapp Duhau

Sophie Cork

Mary Craven

Jessie Fredrickson

Colleen Goff

Teagan Hagemeyer

Olivia Hall

Noah Johnson

Roslyn Johnson

Maya Lehan

Suzanna Lowery

Cooper Marler

Andrew Martinez

Josephine McMahon

Max Palacios

Brook Pugh

Leah Pugh

Madelyn Pugh

Hannah Raetzke

William  Smrz

Kevin Sullivan

David Tejada

Aidric Walters

Ethan Welch


With so many great swims, the coaching staff had a difficult time selecting only two Big Dogs of the Meet; therefore, we selected eight.  The Big Dogs of the Meet were:


Colleen Goff – Age 6

Deegan Kocjan – Age 6

Emma Bloyd – Age 10

Jack Bauer – Age 9

Sophie Cork – Age 11

Matteo Graham – Age 11

Brook Pugh – Age 16

Calvin VanderSchee – Age 13