NC State Host Fifth Annual Wolfpack Games

by SwimSwam 0

September 25th, 2019 ACC, College, News

Courtesy: N.C. State Athletics

Join the NC State men’s and women’s swimming and diving programs on Friday, Sept. 27 for their Fifth Annual Wolfpack Games. The event is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. at the Willis R. Casey Aquatic Center on campus.

Admission to the event is free. Doors open at 5 p.m., and the Wolfpack encourages fans to arrive early to hang out with the squads before the event begins.

The 2019 Wolfpack Games marks the celebration of the start of the 2019-20 campaign and serves as the first chance for fans to see NC State’s roster for the upcoming season. The event also serves as an opportunity to celebrate the program’s accomplishments from the 2018-19 season. Over the course of the evening, NC State will honor its men’s and women’s teams with their 2019 ACC Championships rings and will present Andreas Vazaios with his 2019 NCAA Championships ring.

PROMOTIONS:
• Photo booth with the Pack (5:00 PM – 5:45 PM)
• Giveaways: light-up batons for the first 500 fans, Wolfpack Games tank tops for the first 100 students
• 2019-20 team poster and schedule cards available at the marketing table
• Enter to win tickets to NC State football’s Nov. 16 game against Louisville

ORDER OF EVENTS:
1. Mini Open Water Relay
Men: Zach Brown, Zachary Cram, Ross Dant, Danny Erlenmeyer, John Healy, Gil Kiesler, Eric Knowles, Jack McIntyre, Garrett Waite, Curtis Wiltsey
Women: Kay Foley, Mackenzie Glover, Faith Hefner, Jessica Horomanski, Abby Kriegler, Kate Moore, Maddie Morello, Emma Muzzy, Julia Poole, Makayla Sargent

2. World Championships Medalist Recognition
Wolfpack alumna Hannah Moore secured a bronze medal in the women’s open water 5K at her first-ever appearance at the FINA World Championships. Moore was the top finisher for Team USA, touching at 57:58.0 for third place.

3. Diving Circus
Women: Taylor Bennett, Rachel Burston, Katelyn Cook, Madeline Kline, Helene Synnott
Men: Bayne Bennett, James Brady, Holt Gray, Patrick O’Brien

4. Women’s ACC Championship Ring Ceremony
The Wolfpack women completed a historic 2018-29 campaign during which they were crowned ACC team champions for the second time in three years. The team came back to Raleigh with a total of 11 event titles, setting a new program record for the most single-season ACC titles.

5. Hail Mary Flop
Team White: Elle Giesler, Olga Lapteva, Nate Mullens, Tyler Rice, Parker Timken, Markus Wennborg
Team Red: Vasiliki Baka, Olivia Fisher, Owen Hanna, Mark McGlaughlin, Jack Moranetz, Brooke Rubendall

6. Men’s ACC Championship Ring Ceremony
The Pack men became ACC Champions for the fifth year in a row and the 29th time overall at the end of the 2018-19 season. The team ended the meet with 17 podium finishes, including five gold medals. Coleman Stewart was honored as ACC Meet Co-MVP, and every swimmer that competed at the meet scored points for the team.

7. Hypoxic Challenge
Men: Noah Bowers, Kevin Childs, Erge Gezmis, Thomas Hamlet, Luke Sobolewski
Women: Kylee Alons, Maddy Flickinger, Danika Huizinga, Shannon Kearney, Katie Mack

8. Summer Medalists & USA National Team Members
After a successful summer of international competition, NC State will honor its medalists from the World University Games and the Pan American Games. The Pack will also recognize the eight current and former swimmers who earned spots on the 2019-20 US National Team.

9. Tug of War
Team 1: Hunter Tapp, Olivia Calegan, Noah Henderson, Maddie Smith
Team 2: Kimani Gregory, Anna Shumate, Jacob Johnson, Heather Maccausland

10. Andreas Vazaios 200 Butterfly Ring Ceremony
Vazaios ended his Wolfpack career by repeating as 200-yard butterfly national champion, becoming just the second multi-time individual champion in program history. His 1:38.57 time in the finals made him the fourth-fastest man in NCAA history and lowered his own ACC and program records in the event.

11. 200 Medley Relay – Battle of the ACC Champions
Women: Katharine Berkoff, Sophie Hansson, Sirena Rowe, Ky-lee Perry
Men: Noah Hensley, Rafal Kusto, Coleman Stewart, Nyls Korstanje

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