Tannenberger Clocks 1:37.1/4:21.6 at Texas 6A States; Watch 6A Race Videos

2020 TEXAS 6A BOYS STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS

FINAL TOP 5 TEAMS

  1. Humble Kingwood- 189.5
  2. Conroe The Woodlands- 186
  3. Klein Oak- 152
  4. Southlake Carroll- 140
  5. Austin Westlake- 123.5

The Texas Boys’ 6A State Championships came down to the wire, as Humble Kingwood took the title by just 3.5 points over Conroe The Woodlands. Klein Oak was just 12 points ahead of 2019 champion Southlake Carroll in the battle for 3rd, as their 9-year win streak was snapped. Read on for some highlights from the meet, accompanied by some race videos.

Notably, the Humble Kingwood boys didn’t win any events, but had the depth to beat The Woodlands, who won 4 events. The Woodlands narrowly missed qualifying for the A final in the 400 free relay. Anchor Tyler Hulet appeared to have some trouble with his goggles on the first 50. He took it out in 24.18, and brought it home in 23.94 for a 48.12 split. He led off the relay in 46.05 as they won the B final. That time would’ve placed 5th in the championship heat, which would have given them 10 more points than their B final win and been enough to win the meet.

Boys’ 200 Medley Relay:

The Woodlands’ Matthew Tannenberger set a lifetime best 1:37.14 to win the 200 free. He also made a big drop to win the 500 free, knocking nearly 3 seconds from his best in 4:21.64. Tannenberger has committed to join the Texas Longhorns next season. Teammate Tyler Hulet won the 100 back in 48.47. They were both members of the champion 200 medley relay (1:31.00), as Hulet put up a 22.65 back split and Tannenberger anchored in 20.32.

Boys’ 200 Free:

Boys’ 100 Back:

Klein Oak’s David Oderinde, a Texas A&M commit, was just hundredths shy of his best from Winter Juniors as he won the 50 free in 20.18. Oderinde was also the runner-up in the 100 free, coming within a tenth of his best at 44.43. Winning that race was Air Force commit Jacob Bulseco of LC Clear Creek, who dropped almost a second in 44.14. Oderinde went on to set a lifetime best with his 44.25 leadoff on Klein Oak’s winning 400 free relay (3:02.50). The team also picked up the 200 free relay title in 1:23.36. Oderinde led off in 20.48.

Boys’ 50 Free:

Boys’ 100 Free:

Boys’ 200 Free Relay:

Boys’ 400 Free Relay:

Fellow A&M commit Vincent Ribeiro of Round Rock broke 1:47 for the first time in the 200 IM, winning in 1:46.86. Ribeiro also placed 2nd in the 100 breast with a 54.67, his lifetime best by a second. Houston Clearlake’s Mitchell Mason, an LSU commit, was within a half second of the State Record in that race as he came from behind to win that race in 54.59.

Boys’ 200 IM:

Boys’ 100 Breast:

Spring’s Dalton Lowe, who has committed to Louisville, was also an individual winner. Lowe was tenths away from a lifetime best as he won the race in 47.86.

Boys’ 100 Fly:

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SwimFan
2 years ago

Boys 100 breaststroke State Champion is Mitchell Mason, not Mason Mitchell. It’s a name you will be hearing A LOT the next few years!

HTOWNSWAG
2 years ago

Houston is on top this year! See Ya Southlake!

Texas5ACoach
2 years ago

This was the slowest state meet in years. Embarrassing!

Depth
Reply to  Texas5ACoach
2 years ago

Bold assertion from the 5A side…

RenéDescartes
Reply to  Texas5ACoach
2 years ago

Umm, not really though?

AJW
Reply to  Texas5ACoach
2 years ago

Definitely not the slowest, just no real superstars like a Levant on the men’s side without Carozza or Johnston. This year was definitely one of the deepest in recent memory- for example, a 4:23 didn’t even medal in the 500, something almost unheard of previously. Also gotta remember that a good portion of the fastest kids this year also slant more towards the 200s of stroke, distance events, etc. than the pure sprints.

RenéDescartes
Reply to  AJW
2 years ago

No Munzy either.

Swimmer
Reply to  Texas5ACoach
2 years ago

Lmao what

Timekeeper
2 years ago

The story of the meet was the Woodlands not A finaling the 400 free relay which cost them the championship unfortunately.

PsychoDad
Reply to  Timekeeper
2 years ago

Very true, but Matthew Tannenberger is a special tallent and Eddie Reese is going to have fun making him yet another 200 free NCAA champion from Texas. Equally impressive was backstroker Tyler Hulet. He was the shortest guy in the A final but he swims very tall and easily won with a beautiful backstroke technique.

woods
Reply to  Timekeeper
2 years ago

Are the splits correct for prelims of that relay? Basically, did they only miss the final because Hulet went out in 24 the first 50 for some reason?

Oldhilltopper
Reply to  woods
2 years ago

Yep. His goggles fell off.

AJW
Reply to  Oldhilltopper
2 years ago

Yeah, if you watch the prelims video, you can see him dive in with about a bodylength lead, almost come to a full stop while he tried to fix his goggles, and pop up at the same time as the team that was previously in second. Also at the 50 wall, he took his last stroke at the flags and was forced to kick into the wall, presumably because he couldn’t see. Really sucks to lose that way.

BGNole97
Reply to  Timekeeper
2 years ago

The Woodlands also DQd one of their relays at regions and didn’t even swim it at state.

PsychoDad
2 years ago

In that 200 MR boys, free leg, that is Matthew Tannenberger racing PsychoSon; they dived together, turned together but Matthew T beat him 20.32 to 20:69, for the first place. Unfortunately, our relay DQ-ed. Their 1:31.82 from prelims is a new school record, beating old school record set by Dax and Kerrington Hill team by over 2 seconds.

coach
Reply to  PsychoDad
2 years ago

Congrats PsychoDad!

PsychoDad
Reply to  coach
2 years ago

Thank you. He was sad though his relay got DQ-ed as he talked about winning this State the whole year, especially after he DQ-ed that relay last year at State, after finishing 3rd in prelims. But, life goes on. He did make Winter Juniors cut in 100 breast at this State by winning B final with 56.92. And his 400 Free Relay set new school record in their last swim for the high school, beating another Dax and Kerrington Hill led relay by 0.03.

MrNotBreaststroke
2 years ago

Girls races? 1:43 from Nordmann is worthy of her own article…especially giving she was less than a second off the national high school record? That’s essentially a 1:33 for guys which would be fairly notable. 22.8 50 fly split by Kit Kat Zenick was ridiculous as well.

Working Swim Mom
Reply to  Lauren Neidigh
2 years ago

Will there be articles for the 5A meet?

SwimmerTX
2 years ago

The number of relay DQs… 4 alone in the girls medley relay prelims, then two more in the boys medley relay finals.

AJW
Reply to  SwimmerTX
2 years ago

Not only in finals, but in A final too. The team that would’ve gotten 5th ended up on the podium. Crazy

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