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Senior Warriors Log Junior Nationals Cuts at 2021 Futures Championships!

Coach Peter Hegwein

2021 Futures Championships

Created as a natural steppingstone from Sectionals, Futures Meets provides swimmers with a fantastic opportunity to reach the next rung on the ladder, Junior Nationals! And that is exactly what your ATAC Warriors accomplished in Huntsville, Alabama a couple of weeks ago!

Results HERE.

Earning a trip to Junior Nationals were:

  • Brooks Butler:  100 free
  • Emily Chorpening:  800 & 1500 free
  • Ethan Ekk:  200 back
  • Stuart Higdon:  400 IM
  • Joshua Wurgler:  800 free

Additionally, Tate Butler and Joshua Wurgler made Futures cuts in the 100 fly and 400 free, respectively.

Top 16 finishes were achieved by:

  • Emily Chorpening:  1500 free (5th) and 800 free(6th)
  • Ethan Ekk:  200 back (11th)
  • Stuart Higdon:  800 free (3rd), 400 free (5th), 1500 free (6th), and 200 free (11th)
  • Joshua Wurgler:  1500 free (7th), and 800 free (8th)


Continuing a trend over the last several meets, two ATAC LC Team Records went down in Huntsville, courtesy of Ethan Ekk and Stuart Higdon!

13-14 Boys

  • Ethan Ekk:  200 back (2:07.18), old record: 2:09.18

17-18 Boys

  • Stuart Higdon:  800 free (8:19.33), old record: 8:19.79


Time drops at this level are usually small, but two Warriors stood out to proclaim themselves the “Biggest Losers!”

Emily Chorpening:  -12.81s, 1500m free       Joshua Wurgler:  -10.07, 800m free


The results overall speak volumes to the dedication and commitment these athletes showed over the Summer (and before that)!

Congratulations to all the Warriors for outstanding performances!

ATAC Coaches