# Michael Andrew to Compete at The Fastest Man in Texas Shootout

Gold Medal Mel Stewart
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September 09th, 2013

Josh Davis and the Mutual of Omaha BREAKout! Swim Clinic present the Fastest Man in Texas Shootout.

That’s right, it’s no typo, winner takes home $10,001!! This is the largest cash prize for a swim race offered in the United States! The Shootout will consist of two 50 yard races: a prelim round at 11:30am and a final round will take place right at high noon like the shootouts in the old west. Whoever wants to claim the prize will have to go through defending champion and pool record holderJimmy Feigen. This is Feigen’s home pool and Jimmy just got 2nd in the 100m free at the World Championships in Spain. Other athletes committed so far is 2-time Olympian and Masters champion-Josh Davis, UT sprint star-John Murray, SMU sprinter-Ryan Koops, and Olympic Butterfly Legend Ian Crocker. Coming from outside the Lone Star State is one of Jimmy’s fiercest rivals, Josh Schneider, the former football player turned NCAA swimming champion from Ohio. Josh Davis crowns Jimmy Feigen the Fastest Man in Texas at the Fastest Man in Texas Shootout (Image courtesy of MOO BOCS) Josh Davis crowns Jimmy Feigen the Fastest Man in Texas at the 2012 Fastest Man in Texas Shootout (Image courtesy of MOO BOCS) In addition to the$10,001 grand prize the Fastest Man in Texas will receive a commerative belt buckle and boots. Other prizes are $3000 for second and$1000 for third.  Shootout is limited to 16 athletes total.  Only those who are done with college eligibility will receive prize money. We will announce additional racers for the Fastest Man in Texas Shootout as they contact Josh and commit.  The race will be held at the Josh Davis Natatorium which is a 25 yard by 25 meters pool with an average depth of 11 feet with surface level gutters.  The blocks are huge SR Smith launching pads and there is seating for 750 people on each side for a total of 1500 fans right on top of the action.  Simply put, this pool is fast and perfectly suited for a Fastest Man Shootout!  The Shootout format will consist of qualifying match races by the participants around 11:30 and then the final race of the top 8 will take place right at High Noon!   19 seconds later someone is walking away with a $10,001 check! The “Fastest Man in Texas” Shootout will take place in conjunction with the Joan Davis Memorial Invite which is also called the Battle for the Crown because it is the only invitational for all of the Texas Private and Parochial High Schools. The Joan Davis/Battle for the Crown Invite started by Coach Kevin Gallivan is named in honor of Josh’s mom who lost her fight against cancer in July 2012. There will be over 250 high school swimmers from 15 different Catholic and Private schools from all across Texas racing from 9am to 12pm that day. Tickets to attend the joint event are$10 for adults and $5 for 18 and under. Josh explains why the Fastest Man in Texas Shootout means so much to him: ### “WHEN THE OLYMPIANS RACED IN MY MOM’S HONOR AT THE FIRST FASTEST MAN IN TEXAS SHOOTOUT TWO YEARS AGO IT WAS ONE OF THE HIGHLIGHTS OF HER LIFE. I HAD NO IDEA WE WOULD LOSE HER SO SOON JUST 8 MONTHS LATER. ALL SWIMMERS SHOULD THANK THEIR SWIM MOMS FOR THEIR LOVE AND SUPPORT. THE FASTEST MAN IN TEXAS SHOOTOUT IS HONORED TO PARTNER WITH THE JOAN DAVIS/BATTLE FOR THE CROWN INVITE EVERY TWO YEARS TO HONOR MY MOM’S MEMORY AND IN A SMALL WAY TO SAY THANK YOU TO ALL OF OUR SWIM MOMS OUT THERE.” Brendan Hansen, Josh Davis (& his mother), Jimmy Feigen, Ian Crocker & Aaron Peirsol at the Fastest Man in Texas Shootout (Image courtesy of MOO BOCS) ### FASTEST MAN IN TEXAS NOV 9TH, 2013 LINE UP SO FAR WITH BEST TIMES: Jimmy Feigen :18.8 Josh Schneider :18.9 Ian Crocker :19.1 John Murray :19.6 Josh Davis :19.7 Ryan Koops :19.8 Fastest Man in Texas 2011 Results Josh started hosting clinics 17 years ago after he won 3 gold medals in the 1996 Atlanta Centennial Olympic Games. He has been the director of the Mutual of Omaha BREAKout! Swim Clinic Tour for the last 7 years and is set to celebrate it’s 600th clinic later this year! Mutual of Omaha is a major sponsor of USA Swimming and the leading provider of Olympian clinics across the country. For more information on bringing an Olympian to your team check out: www.breakoutswimclinic.com ## HERE IS A LIST OF CLINICIANS/OLYMPIANS TO CHOOSE FROM TO INSPIRE YOUR SWIMMERS: ### MEN Jason Lezak Conor Dwyer Matt Grevers Ian Crocker Brendan Hansen Jimmy Fiegen Matt Mclean Gold Medal Mel Stewart Aaron Peirsol Eric Shanteau David Walters Dax Hill Tyler Clary Clark Burckle Rowdy Gaines Davis Tarwater Josh Schneider Peter Vanderkaay Mark Gangloff Randall Bal Tom Shields Charlie Houchin Austin Surhoff Darian Townsend Roland Schoeman Tyler McGill ### WOMEN Dana Vollmer Kate Ziegler Christine Magnuson Alyssa Anderson Misty Hyman Kathleen Hersey Karlee Bispo Kim Vandenberg Kristy Kowal Brooke Bennett Amanda Beard Annie Chandler Madison Kennedy Lacey Nymeyer John Megan Jendrick Jessica Hardy Christine Marshall Katie Hoff Ariana Kukors Chloe Sutton Laura Sogar Lauren Purdue Micah Lawrence Margaret Hoelzer Caroline Burckle Janet Evans Dagny Knutson About Josh Davis Josh Davis is a world-class motivational speaker, broadcaster and swim clinician. Josh reaches thousands of young swimmers as the embodiment of the sport’s values. 2000 Silver 400m freestyle relay Silver 800m freestyle relay 1996 Gold 400m freestyle relay Gold 800m freestyle relay Gold 400m medley relay Follow Josh Davis on Twitter here. Fan the Mutual of Omaha BREAKout Swim Clinic on Facebook here. Dax Hill, Josh Davis, Davis Walters, Garrett Weber-Gale, Ian Crocker, Jimmy Feigen, Aaron Peirsol & Brendan Hansen at the Fastest Man in Texas Shootout. MOO BOSC is a swimswam partner. ### In This Story ### 4 Leave a Reply Subscribe Notify of 4 Comments Inline Feedbacks View all comments Tea 7 years ago Curious – is there any significance to the$10,001 prize amount?

7 years ago

Let’s be realistic here, Michael has absolutely no chance of winning this race. I hope he breaks the NAG record though

7 years ago

What’s interesting though Devan is that he might not get last, either. The way he trains means hell be the most race-ready in relative terms.

7 years ago

Yeah that’s definitely true, his constant progress is astounding. I might wet myself if he breaks 20 seconds

### About Gold Medal Mel Stewart

Gold Medal Mel Stewart

MEL STEWART Jr., aka Gold Medal Mel, won three Olympic medals at the 1992 Olympic Games. Mel's best event was the 200 butterfly. He is a former World, American, and NCAA Record holder in the 200 butterfly. As a writer/producer and sports columnist, Mel has contributed to Yahoo Sports, Universal Sports, …