2 More Gunslingers Added to Fastest Man in Texas SHOOTOUT

Swimming News Courtesy of Fastest Man in Texas SHOOTOUT!

Lisa “Bad to the Bone” Boyce will race at the Fastest Woman in Texas Shootout! and Derek “Toombstone” Toomey is the latest outlaw to commit to race at the Fastest Man in Texas Shootout! next week.

On the men’s side that brings the total to 5 racers who have been under 19 seconds in the 50 yard 50 freestyle.

Derek’s best of 18.95 shows he’s got serious speed that puts him in the hunt for the $5000 grand prize.

For the women, four have been under the 22 second barrier. Lisa and Megan Romano train in Austin, Texas, so they will be hoping to keep bragging rights within the state.

SwimSwam will be posting live results of the Fastest Man and Fastest Woman heats.

Prizes for the closest race predictions will be a commerative signed shirt by all the gunslingers.


fastest man in texas, logoOnce again on Sat. Nov 1st at High Noon, the Josh Davis Swim Center in San Antonio will host the Fastest Man in Texas SHOOTOUT!, and for the first time, the Fastest Woman in Texas SHOOTOUT! It will take 3 rounds of 50yd free, spaced 45 minutes apart, to win the grand prize of $5000. Last year’s event almost saw Nathan Adrian breaking his own American Record, going :18.7. The 2014 SHOOTOUT! is shaping up to be a real showdown between Texas and Auburn based Gunslingers. Perennial fastest man in Texas Jimmy “The Sherriff” Feigen will try and defend his home turf against the likes of one of the fastest in the world right now, Brazilian gaucho Bruno “The Widowmaker” Fratus. But both will have to go through the fastest and tallest outlaw in Arizona, big, bad Matt “Gotcha Covered” Grevers.

The women’s side will be just as exciting as American Record Holder, Lara “The Jackhammer” Jackson continues her comeback. She will face a fired up Megan “Out For Revenge” Romano and the always fast, Arianna “V for Vendetta” Vanderpool-Wallace.

Although friends with each other outside of the pool, once High Noon strikes and the lanes clear, it’s every man and woman for themselves.

Bruno FratusNot to be taken lightly is the Racers from Auburn: Bruno Fratus, Chierighini, Brown and Jackson. Coach Brett Hawke, who was once a great Aussie Gunslinger himself, has trained numerous fast hands. And the posse he is sending over from the Auburn ranch is a dangerous bunch. But the racers with Texas pride won’t give up easy.

Will the Fastest be from Texas, Alabama, Georgia or Arizona? Who will win the $5000 and be crowned the Fastest Man or Woman in Texas?!!!

The Fastest Man/Woman in Texas SHOOTOUT! is held in conjunction with the Battle for the Crown High School Invitational, where over 300 parochial school swimmers from around Texas will kick there season off while sharing the deck with Olympians and other SHOOTOUT! racers. 3-time Olympian Ian Crocker noted, “It’s really fun for us to integrate with the high school swimmers. They cheer for us and we cheer for them. It’s a great atmosphere to go fast and have fun!”

A special twist this year has a Costume Dinner party 7:30-9pm the night before on Halloween. Everyone is encouraged to come in costume and spend a memorable Halloween with some of the fastest swimmers in the world. Matt Grevers and his wife Annie have a history of awesome costumes so there should be some great selfies and facebook photos to be had.

Both meets combined, the SHOOTOUT! and the BATTLE FOR THE CROWN, make up the Joan Davis Memorial Invite, which honors Josh Davis’s mom who passed away of cancer 2 1/2 years ago. Josh explains, “As we grow this meet our goal is to create a fund to support other families facing terminal cancer but also to always recognize the efforts of all Swim Moms who feed us, drive us and cheer us to being our best.”
Here is list as of SHOOTOUT! racers and their best times so far:


Matt Grevers1. Jimmy “The Sheriff’ Feigen :18.8
2. Matt “The Gunslinger” Grevers :18.8
3. Josh “Beat the Snot Out of You” Schnieder :18.9
4. Bruno “The Widow Maker” Fratus :19.2
5. Stephen “Cut Throat” Culberson :20.2
6. Dax “Take it the Max” Hill :19.2
7. Adam “The Bruiser” Brown :18.7
8. Karl “The Krusher” Krug :19.3
9. Caleb “Don’t Look at Me” Weir :19.3
10. Josh “Silent But Deadly” Davis :19.7
11. Marcelo “Don’t Make Fun of My Bikini” Chierighini :19.0
12. David “The Hair” Walters :19.0
13. Ian “Release the Cracken” Crocker :19.1


KARLEE BISPO1. Lara “The JackHammer”Jackson :21.3
2. Amanda “Reach For the Sky” Weir :21.7
3. Annie “Gonna Getcha” Grevers :22.8
4. Karlee “The Butcher” Bispo :22.1
5. Megan “Out for Revenge” Romano :21.9
6. Nina “Never Give In” Rangelova :22.5
7. Arianna “V is for Vendetta” Vanderpool-Wallace :21.4


Fri. Oct 31st
7:30-9pm Halloween Costume Dinner Party
Sat. Nov 1st
9am to 12:25pm is the BATTLE FOR THE CROWN High School Invite and SHOOTOUT!


Arianna Vanderpool-Wallace by Mike Lewis-210:45am 1st round of 50’s. All racers advance 

11:30pm 2nd round 50’s. Only 16 racers advance 12:20pm 3rd and final round. Consolation races first, then top 8 race for the $!

12:30pm present check to winners…$5000 for 1st, $2000 for 2nd, $500 for 3rd

2-3:30pm Tex-Mex dinner w/ Sponsors and VIP’s

SHOOTOUT! is open to all USS registered members who are under :20.99 for the men and :23.99 for the women. Limit is 24 racers for men and 24 racers for women. For info contact: [email protected]

BATTLE FOR THE CROWN is open to all parochial and private schools in Texas. For more info contact: [email protected] 

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Wow, who came up with these nicknames, Gary Hall Jr?

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Is GHJ the real Big Lebowski? I’m not calling him a hero, because what’s a hero?


any chance this’ll be streamed or televised. wanna watch

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