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MINNESOTA SWIMMING & DIVING

A National Power..............................................................................................2-3 University Aquatic Center.................................................................................4-5 The University of Minnesota .............................................................................6-7 University Campus...........................................................................................8-9 The Twin Cities.............................................................................................10-11 Twin Cities Entertainment............................................................................12-13 Athletics Excellence .....................................................................................14-15 Athletics Facilities .......................................................................................16-17 Life Skills .....................................................................................................18-19 Academics ...................................................................................................20-21 2009-10 Roster .................................................................................................23 Student-Athlete Profiles...............................................................................24-51 Head Coach Dennis Dale..............................................................................52-54 Assistant Coach Bill Tramel...............................................................................55 Head Diving Coach Wenbo Chen........................................................................56 Support Staff ...............................................................................................57-58 2008-09 Flashback......................................................................................59-60 National Honors.................................................................................................61 All-Americans since 1960 ............................................................................62-65 Big Ten Champions/All-Big Ten....................................................................66-67 Honors and Awards ......................................................................................68-69 Records........................................................................................................70-71 All-Time Top 30 Performers ..........................................................................72-74 All-Time Letterwinners .................................................................................75-76 Year-By-Year Results ...................................................................................77-84

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The 2009-10 Minnesota Men’s Swimming & Diving Yearbook is published by the University of Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Communications. Additional copies of may be purchased for $8 (shipping & handling included) by sending a check made payable to the University of Minnesota and mailing to: University of Minnesota Athletic Communications 244 Bierman Field Athletic Building 516 15th Ave. SE Minneapolis, Minn. 55455 For more information, please contact the athletic communications office at: Phone: (612) 625-4090 Fax: (612) 625-0359 Email: gophers@umn.edu

CREDITS The 2009-10 Minnesota Men’s Swimming & Diving Yearbook was written, compiled and designed by Jeff Keiser with assistance from Alex Van Lepp. Special thanks to Jason Marsteller of Swimming World Magazine. Photography: Eric Miller, Walt Middleton, Chris Mitchell, Jim Rosvold, Jerry Lee, Alicia Jerome, Patrick O’Leary Printing: University of Minnesota Printing Services Special thanks to Bob Swoverland and the staff at University of Minnesota Printing Services.

Quick Facts UNIVERSITY INFORMATION

Location: Minneapolis, Minn. Founded: 1851 Enrollment: 50,883 Nickname: Golden Gophers Colors: Maroon and Gold Conference: Big Ten University President: Robert H. Bruininks Director of Athletics: Joel Maturi Home Facility (capacity): University Aquatic Center (2,500)

COACHING STAFF Head Coach: Dennis Dale (Minnesota, 1967) Record at Minnesota: 174-28 (24 years) Assistant Coach: Bill Tramel (Missouri, 1992) Diving Coach: Wenbo Chen (Beijing Sports University, 1987) Volunteer Swimming Coach: Steve Miller • Student Assistant Coach: Mike Natali Volunteer Diving Coach: Mike Hilber Aquatic Director: Duane Proell Swimming & Diving Office Phone: (612) 626-1320

TEAM INFORMATION 2008-09 Dual Meet Record: 6-0 2009 Big Ten Championships: 3rd place (507 points) 2009 NCAA Championships: 11th place (108 points)

ATHLETIC COMMUNICATIONS Creative Director/Men’s Swimming & Diving Contact: Jeff Keiser Office Phone: (612) 626-1097 • Fax: (612) 625-0359 Email: keiser@umn.edu Athletic Communications Address: 244 Bierman Field Athletic Building, 516 15th Avenue S.E. Minneapolis, MN 55455 Website: www.gophersports.com Director of Athletic Communications: Garry Bowman Associate Directors: Becky Bohm, Matt Slieter Assistant Directors: Steve Geller, Jim Strick, Michelle Traen Assistant Director of Athletic Communications/Publications: Sara Berhow Creative Director: Jeff Keiser Assistant Creative Director: Chris Lagasse Director of Internet Services: John Romo Communications Assistant: Doug Vose The University of Minnesota is committed to the policy that all persons shall have equal access to its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, or sexual orientation. GOLDEN GOPHER ATHLETICS MISSION STATEMENT

To serve as a window to the University, in an environment of integrity and equity, that enables student-athletes to achieve excellence in their academic and athletic pursuits.

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Big Ten Titles

1922 • 1926 • 1996 • 1998 • 2001 • 2002 • 2004 • 2005 • 2007

NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS PERFORMANCE

Consecutive Top 15 NCAA Finishes 18 Top 10 NCAA Finishes Since 2000 6 114 All-America Performances Over The Last Eight Years SEC regular season championships 5 TEN DOMINANCE BIG    







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Big Ten Titles In The Last Nine Years and Seven Since 1996 Consecutive Top Three Big Ten Finishes The last time a Minnesota relay team did not finish in the top three at a Big Ten Championship (excluding rare DQ)

REGULAR SEASON PERFORMANCE 

81-6

Dual Meet Record Over The Last 12 Years

ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT 



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Academic All-Americans since 2002 Academic All-Big Ten selections since 2006

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National POWER Adam Mitchell, 11-time All-American

At least 9 Gophers have earned All-America honors every season since 1994.

Terry Silkaitis, 23-time All-American

All-Americans

Nine NCAA Top 10 Finishes Since 1992

Over 100 different Gophers have become All-Americans in the last 20 years

Justin Mortimer, 13-time All-American Igor Cerensek, 13-time All-American

18 Straight NCAA Top 15 Finishes

Steve Miller and the 200 medley relay shattered the Big Ten record in 2009.

Todd Smolinski, 16-time All-American

28 Straight All-America Gopher Relays

NCAA Success

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One of the Nation’s Finest Aquatic Facilities The University Aquatic Center, renowned as one of the nation’s finest and most complete aquatic facilities, is located east of Cooke Hall on the Minneapolis campus and was built in 1990. It was fashioned to meet or exceed Olympic standards so that it could host major swimming and diving events. Nearly two acres in size, the Aquatic Center houses the Dorothy L. Sheppard Pool, a 50-meter competition pool, eight lanes wide and eight feet deep, with a movable bulkhead. The separate diving well features a pair of one-and three-meter boards, as well as 1, 5, 7.5 and 10-meter diving platforms. In addition to the 1,346 permanent seats, there is room for 1,200 temporary bleachers. In 2005, the Aquatic Center added a new stateof-the-art video display system completed at a cost of $250,000. Purchased and installed through Colorado Timing Systems, the 21-foot by 10-foot digital video display is the largest permanent video installation in an aquatic facility in the United States. Skylights run the length of the ceiling, reducing the need for electric lighting at daytime events. Fifty-four loudspeakers surrounding the pool give it “the best acoustics in the country,” according to aquatics director Duane Proell. The facility is located adjacent to the University Recreation Center and Cooke Hall, which houses an additional six-lane pool that served as Minnesota’s home pool until 1990. The Aquatic Center, which celebrates its 20-year anniversary this spring, has been the site for some of the top swimming and diving events in the country: 10 Big Ten Championships, eight NCAA Championships, many national and international swimming and diving competitions and countless State High School Championships. The 2007 season was a memorable one for the 19-year old facility. The U of M became the first university to host the NCAA men’s and women’s championships in consecutive weeks. Also on the docket in 2007 was the Big Ten Women’s Championships in February. In 2008, the U.S. Summer Junior and Senior Nationals will visit the Aquatic Center. The Aquatic Center was the site of the Men’s Big Ten Championships for the first time in 1992 and hosted the the meet again in 1994, 1998, 2001 and 2005. The Women’s Big Ten meet has been held at the Aquatics Center five times, in 1991, 1996, 1999, 2004 and 2007. The Aquatic Center also hosted the Phillips 66 USS National Championships in 1998 and 2002, and was the site of the U.S. Open in 2003. The Men’s NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships were held for the first time in 1994, and again in 1997, 2000 and 2005. The Aquatic Center is also the site for Minnesota amateur, high school, and small college meets annually, and has a full schedule of recreational sports for the campus and the community. “It gives us one of the top three swimming and diving facilities in the country,” said Head Coach Dennis Dale. “It’s another indication that the University of Minnesota is committed to a first-class swimming and diving program. The best aspect of the facility is the way we maintain it. It’s a true credit to the staff. It’s a fast pool and the lighting is sensational, but the best part of it is that it’s never run down. If something needs attention, they give it attention. Other pools just aren’t maintained at the same level. It’s a credit to our aquatics staff and University in the investment they have made. We take care of our investment.” 4 * Minnesota Swimming & Diving


University

AQUATIC CENTER MAJOR EVENTS HOSTED AT UNIVERSITY AQUATIC CENTER NCAA MEN’S CHAMPIONSHIPS [5] 1994, 1997, 2000, 2005, 2007 NCAA WOMEN’S CHAMPIONSHIPS [3] 1993, 1998, 2007 U.S. OLYMPIC FESTIVAL [1] 1990 BIG TEN MEN’S CHAMPIONSHIPS [5] 1992, 1994, 1998, 2001, 2005 BIG TEN WOMEN’S CHAMPIONSHIPS [5] 1991, 1996, 1999, 2004, 2007 U.S. DIVING CHAMPIONSHIPS [1] 1991 U.S. NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS [3] 1998, 2000, 2008 U.S. OPEN DIVING [1] 2004

“Minnesota’s Aquatic Center is one of the most comfortable facilities that I have ever dived in. The lighting is excellent and the boards are smooth. I usually do not like to dive indoors, but of the indoor facilities that I have had to dive indoors in, this has to rate as one of the best.” – GREG LOUGANIS, OLYMPIC AND WORLD CHAMPION DIVER “The (Aquatic Center) is probably the finest training facility anywhere. The pool is fast; it’s just a great competitive center. I had the best race of my life in the Aquatic Center at the U.S. Open. I raced unrested, unshaved and untapered against the best two or three swimmers in the world and won. It’s a great facility.” — MIKE BARROWMAN, 1992 OLYMPIC GOLD MEDALIST

U.S. OPEN [3] 1991, 2003, 2008 NCAA ZONE DIVING CHAMPIONSHIPS [3] 1992, 1997, 2000, 2009

University Aquatic Center (right) is located adjacent to University Recreation Center.

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About The ‘U’

• Founded in 1851, the University of Minnesota is one of the most comprehensive public universities in the United States and ranks among the most prestigious. It is both the state land-grant university and the state's only major research university. • The Twin Cities campus has an enrollment of more than 51,000 ranking as the fourth-largest in the nation. • The University's Twin Cities campus consistently ranks among the top six public research universities in the nation. • More than 160 bachelor’s degrees, 150 master’s degrees and 100 doctoral degrees are offered. • As one of the largest urban universities in the United States, the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities provides many opportunities for students, faculty and staff to participate in the thriving business, social and artistic communities of the metropolitan area. • The University’s mission of teaching, research and service is felt throughout the state, the nation and the world. To ensure that this legacy continues, the University has embarked on an aggressive strategic plan to make this great University even greater.

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University of

MINNESOTA

A world-class university — known globally as a leader in teaching, research and public service, the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities consistently ranks among the top six public research universities in the nation. More than 160 bachelor’s degrees, 150 master’s degrees and 100 doctoral degrees make the University one of the most comprehensive institutions in the country. Many of the programs are recognized as national and international leaders. Also a thriving center for culture and the arts, The “U” features outstanding galleries, museums, concerts, theater productions and public lectures. Add in the excitement of Big Ten Athletics, and the University of Minnesota has something for everyone. The University community is a broad mix of ethnic backgrounds, interests and cultures. Students come from all 50 states and more than 100 countries. Many small communities of students, faculty and staff help to create a welcoming feeling on campus. The campus in Minneapolis is located just a few minutes east of downtown. Nestled along the bluffs of the Mississippi River, buildings in Minneapolis range from the ultramodern Weisman Art Museum to the classic and stately Northrop Memorial Auditorium. A few miles to the east in St. Paul, rolling hills and quiet lawns create a more rural setting. The Minneapolis and St. Paul parts of the campus are connected by a convenient campus shuttle system. The University of Minnesota also provides a life beyond the campus like few other Big Ten universities can. The dynamic communities of Minneapolis and St. Paul offer something for everyone—a nationally-recognized arts and theater community, a thriving entertainment industry, a host of Fortune 500 companies, four glorious seasons of outdoor recreation, exciting professional sports, shopping and restaurants for every taste, all located close to campus. Founded in 1851, seven years before the territory of Minnesota became a state, the University is the largest in the state and touches the lives of thousands of people every day through its teaching, research and service.

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CAMPUS

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The views of the Minneapolis skyline and the Mississippi River are plentiful from the East Bank and West Bank campuses.

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The Twin Cities are blessed with many lakes including Lake Calhoun (above) which is located just a few miles from downtown Minneapolis.

Twin Cities Facts

• The Twin Cities metro area has a population of over 2.5 million and is the nation’s 14th-largest media market • Minneapolis was named the “Most Fun City in America” by Money Magazine’s “Best Places to Live” • Men’s Fitness ranked Minneapolis as the “Most Athletic City” in 2006. The magazine annually ranks Minneapolis as one of the “Fittest” cities, including a No. 4 ranking in 2007. • The Twin Cities boast all four major sports franchises (NFL, NBA, NHL, MLB) • The Twin Cities are home to 130 art galleries and 35 museums • 20 Fortune 500 companies are located in the Twin Cities • Cooking Light named Minneapolis the fourth-best American city that best fit a philosophy to eat smart, be fit, and live well. • A 2004 University of Wisconsin-Whitewater study revealed Minneapolis as the “Most Literate City” in America • Entrepreneur ranked the Twin Cities as the No. 1 large city for entrepreneurs • Population Connection ranked Minneapolis as the fifth-best “kid friendly” large city • Kiplinger’s rated Minneapolis No. 2 on its “50 Smart Places To Live” list • Minnesota has been ranked as the healthiest state by United Health Foundation for three straight years • Men’s Journal rated the Twin Cities as one of the “50 Best Places To Live” in 2006 • Five Minnesota hospitals, led by Mayo Clinic, made U.S. News & World Report's 2005 lists of the nation's top hospitals.

The Minneapolis skyline from the Northeast with the Mississppi River Skyways throughout downtown Minneapolis make foot travel convenient

The famous scultpure gardens in Minneapolis

Only In The Twin Cities

• The largest enclosed mall in the country, the Mall of America • Second-most theater seats per capita behind New York City • More golfers per capita than any city in the country • Over 52 blocks of downtown Minneapolis are connected by skyway The Minneapolis skyline in the evening

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St. Anthony Falls in downtown Minneapolis


TWIN CITIES Minneapolis & St. Paul

The St. Croix River runs adjacent to downtown St. Paul

19 Fortune 500 companies are located in the Twin Cities

The Xcel Energy Center in downtown St. Paul

Minnehaha Falls is located in Minneapolis The State Capitol building in downtown St. Paul

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Adrian Peterson, Minnesota Vikings

Pro Sports, Concerts, Outdoors

• Target Center (downtown Minneapolis) and Xcel Energy Center (downtown St. Paul) both seat over 19,000 spectators and host hundreds of sporting events and concerts each year. • The Twin Cities are home to the Timberwolves (NBA), Vikings (NFL), Twins (MLB) and Wild (NHL). • Virtually every major sporting event including Super Bowls, NCAA Final Fours, playoffs for the NBA, MLB, NHL and NFL and PGA Tour major golf tournaments. • The Twin Cities also play host to professional soccer, women’s basketball, lacrosse and minor league baseball. • Minnesota has over 15,000 lakes that boast some of the country’s finest fishing and boating. • The Twin Cities’ thousands of recreational areas and trails make it one of the top outdoor destinations.

Outdoor Options The Twin Cities offer endless outdoor sporting activities including fishing, boating, camping, skiing, golfing and biking to name a few. The Cities are covered with trails and thousands of lakes to entertain any outdoor enthusiast.

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Top Concerts Kenny Chesney, Green Day, Beyonce and Dave Matthews Band are just a few of the hundreds of top shows that visited the Twin Cities recently.


Twin Cities

ENTERTAINMENT

Seimone Augustus, Minnesota Lymx

Mikko Koivu, Minnesota Wild

Al Jefferson, Minnesota Timberwolves

Joe Mauer, Minnesota Twins

Target Center

Xcel Energy Center

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Athletic & Academic Achievements

The Gopher men’s track and field team swept the Big Ten indoor and outdoor championships during 2009.

49 13 447 258 Hassan Mead was a five-time Big Ten champion in 2008-09 in indoor and outdoor track and cross country and earned AllAmerica honors in all three sports.

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Student-Athletes earned All-America honors in 2008-09.

Straight top 30 finishes in the Learfield Director’s Cup measuring overall athletics prowess. Student-athletes held GPAs of 3.0 or better during the 2009 spring semester. Academic All-Big Ten selections during the 2008-09 season.

Academic All-Americans over the last six years.

Jillian Tyler was the NCAA runner-up in the 100 breaststroke and was a three-time AllAmerican in 2009.


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Athletic

Gopher Championships National Championships won by Minnesota overall.

National Championships won since 2001.

Big Ten or WCHA regular season or tournament titles won in the last eight years.

Big Ten or WCHA conference titles won in the last three years.

All-Time Regular Season Big Ten/WCHA Championships

Derek McCallum was named a first team All-American and led Minnesota into the NCAA Baseball Tournament.

EXCELLENCE The soccer, women’s hockey and women’s indoor track and field and cross country teams all claimed Big Ten Championships in 2008-09.

Ryan Stoa was a first team men’s hockey All-American in 2008-09.

Jillian Tyler was the NCAA runner-up in the 100 breaststroke and was a three-time All-American in 2009.

Lauren Gibbemeyer was one of three Gophers to earn volleyball All-America honors.

Zach Sanders earned All-America honors as a freshman for the wrestling team in 2009.

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Athletics

FACILITIES

Mariucci Arena

Jane Sage Cowles Stadium

Sports Pavilion

U of M Boathouse

siebert Field

Les Bolstad/University Golf Course

Baseline Tennis Center

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The University of Minnesota owns a full compliment of on-campus athletics facilities including the brand-new TCF Bank Stadium.

Bierman Track and Field Stadium

University Aquatics Center

Elizabeth Lyle Robbie Stadium

Ridder Arena

1 million On average, nearly one million fans attend Gopher athletic events annually. Williams Arena

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Life

SKILLS

Gophers In The Community

The Gopher hockey program believes it is important to return the outstanding support given by its fans by returning some of their time through volunteer and charitable activities. The Gophers are actively involved in the Twin Cities and University communities. Additionally, the CHAMPS/Life Skills program will: • Promote student-athletes’ ownership of their academic, athletic, career, personal and community responsibilities. • Meet the changing needs for student-athletes. • Promote respect for diversity and inclusion among studentathletes. • Assist student-athletes in identifying and applying transferable skills. • Enhance partnerships between the NCAA, member institutions and their communities for the purpose of education. • Foster an environment that encourages student-athletes to effectivelly access campus resources.

Champs/Life Skills Program History

In 1991, the NCAA Foundation initiated efforts to create a total development program for student-athletes. Through the collaborative efforts of the NCAA Foundation and the Division I-A Athletic Director's Association, the CHAMPS/Life Skills Program (Challenging Athletes Minds for Personal Success) was created. Today, the NCAA Education Outreach staff oversees the development of the program, offering services, support and programs to participating institutions throughout the year. The CHAMPS/Life Skills Program is supported through the promotional and financial efforts of the NCAA Foundation and the NCAA national office.

PEYTON OWENS Associate Director Director of CHAMPS/Life Skills

University of Minnesota Life Skills Program

The Life Skills Program at the University Of Minnesota includes many programs all designed to help make the student-athlete's experience a positive one. The CHAMPS/Life Skills program is an NCAA sponsored program designed to focus on the total development of the student-athlete. Part of the mission of the Athletic Department is to encourage student-athletes to achieve excellence in their academic and athletic pursuits. In an effort to assist our student-athletes further, the program is designed to give a comprehensive approach to providing educational experiences and services which focus on the individual. We presently utilize: a freshman orientation course, personal development programs, Golden Career Opportunities, various community outreach efforts, and our Student Athlete Advisory Committee (S.A.A.C.) to impact the lives of our young men and women. Gopher involvement in the CHAMPS/Life Skills Program helps student-athletes enhance the quality of their experience here within the university setting. We are also supplied with instructional materials and supplemental resources which support our student-athletes' development within the CHAMPS/Life Skills Commitment Statements’ five key areas: academic excellence, athletic excellence, personal development, career development, and community service.

ANISSA LIGHTNER Asst. Director

RACHEL MCKESSOCK Coordinator

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Academic counselor Chris Cords helps student-athletes select coursework and a major. Their academic planning will help each student stay on track for graduation.

U of M Academic Facts

• The University of Minnesota is ranked among the top six public research universities in the nation, according to a recent study by the University of Florida. • The University’s Twin Cities campus offers more than 160 majors for undergraduates. The University has 17 different colleges. • University departments, such as geography, psychology, chemical engineering, mechanical engineering, management information systems, and economics rank among the top 10 in the nation, according to the National Research Council. • A record 258 Minnesota student-athletes were named Academic All-Big Ten during the 2008-09 academic year. • 447 U of M student-athletes maintained a 3.0 cumulative grade point average or better during the spring semester of the 2008-09 academic year. All four Gopher seniors earned their degrees in 2009, including Damian Johnson, Jamal Abu-Shamala, Jon Williams and Travis Busch.

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Gopher

ACADEMICS

McNamara Academic Center

• Computer lab with more than 40 computers • A quiet study area • The Learning Center with four computers, tutor rooms and Learning Specialists • The Gopher Getaway lounge which includes: • 50-inch flat screen TV • Six computers available for e-mail, Facebook, MySpace or general web surfing • Tables and chairs for eating and socializing • 10 tutor rooms or classrooms

Tutors

Learning Support

• Tutors are available for many different subjects Sunday through Thursday evenings. • You can also make an individual appointment with a tutor.

Learning Support

Structured Study 7-10 p.m., Sunday-Thursday: Focuses on needs of the first-year studentathlete. Individual writing assistance and group tutoring in the most common math and science courses are scheduled nightly. Learning Groups-Focus Groups each semester address particular needs, i.e. transition, probation, international student issues, math anxiety, or assist with a particular class, often a self-paced course. A Learning Specialist facilitates the weekly or biweekly meeting. 21 * Minnesota Swimming & Diving


Gopher

CAPTAINS

Tyler Jepsen

Mark Solfelt

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Ray Betuzzi

Alex Wold


2009-10 roster

2009-10 MINNESOTA ROSTER NAME Jared Anderson Kevin Baseheart Matt Benecki Ray Betuzzi* [beh-TWO-zee] Zach Bolin Nate Broadbridge Drew Brown Karl Burdis Hrvoje Capan Curt Carlson Michael Daup [DA-oop] Larry Formosa Philip Greenberg Andrew Griffey Ben Griggs Ivan Gutesa [goo-TESSA] Josh Hall David Hawker Richard Hills Tyler Jepsen* Kristoffer Jorgensen Jacob Kittilstad Andy Knaak [ku-nack] Nadav Kochavi Evan Lee-To [LEE-toe] Goran Majlat (MY-laht) Michael McBroom Conor Murphy Sean Nesheim Matt Papenfuss [papp-en-FOOS] Chris Peterson Jack Poletto Michael Richards Rob Schaefer Rob Schnitzler Mark Solfelt* Paul Tierney Zach Weis Alex Wold* Nico Zebley

YEAR Fr. Jr. Fr. Sr. So. Fr. Jr. So. Fr. Jr. Sr. Fr. Jr. Fr. Fr. Jr. Fr. Jr. So. Sr. Fr. Sr. So. Jr. Fr. Jr. Fr. Fr. Fr. So. Jr. Fr. Jr. Jr. So. Sr. So. Jr. Sr. Sr.

HT 5-10 6-4 6-2 6-2 6-7 6-2 5-7 5-10 6-3 6-5 6-3 6-1 6-0 6-1 6-1 5-10 5-8 6-4 5-9 6-1 5-9 6-1 5-9 5-11 6-1 6-5 6-2 6-3 6-2 6-2 6-4 6-1 6-3 6-1 6-2 6-2 6-2 6-0 5-10 6-0

WT 152 210 190 176 168 153 145 150 175 214 176 190 203 225 212 175 145 188 178 205 145 176 172 185 195 220 185 195 170 178 180 185 180 190 180 201 191 186 175 170

LTRS 0 2 0 3 1 0 2 1 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 3 0 1 3 3

EVENTS Breast, IM Free, Fly Distance Free Freestyle Distance Free Diving Diving Back, Free Freestyle Freestyle Distance Free Free, Fly Fly, Free Back, Free Freestyle Breast, IM Breaststroke Distance Free Breast, Fly, IM Diving Diving Freestyle Breast, IM Fly, Back Breast, Free Free, Back Distance Free Freestyle Freestyle Freestyle Freestyle Back, Fly Sprint Free Breast, IM Breast, Free IM, Breast, Free Freestyle Breast IM, Fly, Free Free, IM

HOMETOWN Baxter, Minn. Milwaukee, Wis. Fairfax, Va. Calgary, Alberta Blue Springs, Mo. Madison, Wis. Centennial, Colo. Dublin, Ireland Zagreb, Croatia Maple Grove, Minn. Eagan, Minn. Homer Glen, Ill. Eden Prairie, Minn. Pleasant Prairie, Wis. Fargo, N.D. Novi Sad, Serbia Wausau, Wis. Wausau, Wis. Baltimore, Md. Downers Grove, Ill. Bergen, Norway Thiensville, Wis. Stillwater, Minn. Petah-Tiqwa, Israel Excelsior, Minn. Split, Croatia The Woodlands, Texas St. Louis, Mo. Everett, Wash. Winona, Minn. St. Charles, Ill. Aurora, Ill. Falcon Heights, Minn. Moorhead, Minn. Wausau, Wis. Eden Prairie, Minn. Burnsville, Minn. St. Paul, Minn. Wayzata, Minn. Baltimore, Md.

PREVIOUS SCHOOL Brainerd HS Milwaukee King HS Chantilly HS Bishop Carroll HS Blue Springs HS Memorial HS Grandview HS Institute of Education Sportska Gymnasium Maple Grove HS Eagan HS Lockport Township HS Eden Prairie HS Kenosha Tremper HS Fargo South HS Zrenjaninska Gimnazija Wausau East HS Wausau East HS Hills Academy Downers Grove South HS Danielsen VGS Homestead HS Stillwater HS Ort Hof Hasharon Minnetonka HS Limestone College (S.C.) The Woodlands HS Christian Brothers HS Cascade HS Winona Senior HS St. Charles North HS Waubonsie Valley HS Roseville Area HS Moorhead HS Wausau East HS Eden Prairie HS Burnsville HS Cretin-Derham Hall HS Wayzata HS The Friends School

* captains Head Coach: Dennis Dale (25th year/University of Minnesota, 1967) Assistant Coach: Bill Tramel (6th year/University of Missouri, 1992) Diving Coach: Wenbo Chen (1st year/Beijing Sports University, 1987)

ROSTER BY STATE/COUNTRY MINNESOTA (13) Jared Anderson Curt Carlson Michael Daup Philip Greenberg Andy Knaak Evan Lee-To Matt Papenfuss Michael Richards Rob Schaefer Mark Solfelt Paul Tierney Zach Weis Alex Wold WISCONSIN (7) Kevin Baseheart Nate Broadbridge Andrew Griffey Josh Hall David Hawker Jacob Kittilstad Rob Schnitzler

ROSTER BY CLASS

ILLINOIS (4) Larry Formosa Tyler Jepsen Chris Peterson Jack Poletto

TEXAS (1) Michael McBroom

CROATIA (2) Hrvoje Capan Goran Majlat

WASHINGTON (1) Sean Nesheim

MISSOURI (2) Zach Bolin Conor Murphy

VIRGINIA (1) Matt Benecki

CANADA (1) Ray Betuzzi IRELAND (1) Karl Burdis

MARYLAND (2) Richard Hills Nico Zebley

ISRAEL (1) Nadav Kochavi

NORTH DAKOTA (1) Ben Griggs

NORWAY (1) Kristoffer Jorgensen

COLORADO (1) Andrew Brown

SERBIA (1) Ivan Gutesa

SENIORS (8) Ray Betuzzi Michael Daup Tyler Jepsen Jacob Kittilstad Rob Schaefer Mark Solfelt Alex Wold Nico Zebley JUNIORS (12) Kevin Baseheart Andrew Brown Curt Carlson Philip Greenberg Ivan Gutesa David Hawker Nadav Kochavi Goran Majlat Chris Peterson Michael Richards Rob Schnitzler Zach Weis

SOPHOMORES (6) Zach Bolin Karl Burdis Richard Hills Andy Knaak Matt Papenfuss Paul Tierney FRESHMAN (13) Jared Anderson Matt Benecki Nate Broadbridge Hrvoje Capan Larry Formosa Ben Griggs Josh Hall Kristoffer Jorgensen Evan Lee-To Michael McBroom Conor Murphy Sean Nesheim Jack Poletto

RETURNING ALL-AMERICANS SENIORS (2) Ray Betuzzi Alex Wold JUNIORS (4) Kevin Baseheart Curt Carlson Nadav Kochavi Michael Richards

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athlete biographies

kevin

BASEHEART

JUNIOR freestyle butterfly height: 6-4 weight: 205 Milwaukee, Wis. High School Milwaukee King Club Schroeder YMCA

KEVIN BASEHEART BASEHEART’S BESTS Year 2009 2009 2009 2009 2009

Event 50 free 100 free 200 free 100 fly 200 fly

Time 20.19 43.39 1:38.43 47.57 1:46.55

MN All-Time Rk [25] [6] [26] [9] [9]

CAREER NOTES: 2009 All-American • ranks sixth all-time at Minnesota in the 100 free (43.39) • ranks ninth all-time in the 200 butterfly (1:46.55) and the 100 fly (47.57) • 2008 U.S. Olympic Trials qualifier • two-time Wisconsin state high school champion. 2008-09 • SOPHOMORE SEASON: Anchored Minnesota’s eighth-place 400 free relay team at the NCAA Championships • made first NCAA Championships appearance • Second Team All-Big Ten • scored twice at the Big Ten Championships • placed 12th in the 100 fly in 47.88 after going a career-best 47.57 in the prelims • won the consolation final of the 200 fly in 1:46.55 • swam on the 400 freestyle relay team that took runner-up honors at the Big Ten Championships • also posted a careerbest 20.19 in the 50 free and finished 21st • won five events during the regular season • set careerbest times in four events during the regular season • figured in three wins at North Carolina including a win in the 100 butterfly • also took second in the 200 fly to Alex Wold at North Carolina • won the 100 fly and cruised to the win in the 200 fly against Iowa • placed fourth in the 100 fly and third in the 200 fly at the Minnesota Grand Prix • clocked a career-best 1:47.12 in the 200 fly to finish fourth and took third in the 100 fly at the Ohio State Invitational • won the 200 fly at Hawaii.

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Date 2/26/09 2/7/09

*ALL-AMERICAN

2/27/09 2/28/09

2007-08 • FRESHMAN SEASON: Made first Big Ten Championships appearance • scored in the 200 butterfly, finishing 12th in 1:47.99 • also finished 26th in the 100 fly and 42nd in the 50 free • established career-bests in all three events at Big Tens • led Minnesota with a runner-up finish in the 100 fly at Hawaii (1/12) • placed third in the 200 fly at the Big Ten Triple Duals • logged a thencareer-best 49.46 in the 100 fly to finish fourth against Purdue and Wisconsin • letterwinner. HIGH SCHOOL: A 2007 graduate of Milwaukee King High School (Wis.) • 2006 and 2007 Wisconsin 100 butterfly state champion, making him the first City Conference swimmer to win that event at the state meet • competed in five individual events at the 2006 Speedo USA Junior Nationals • also placed third in the 200 free at the Wisconsin Athletic Association state meet • finished second in the 200 butterfly, third in the 100 free and fourth in the 100 fly at the 2007 YMCA Short Course National Championships in Fort Lauderdale • also helped his club team win three national titles • four-time All-Milwaukee City, All-City Conference, All-State and All-American honoree • owns school records in all individual events • also competed for Schroeder YMCA.

PERSONAL: Born January 27, 1989 • lists competing at the U.S. Olympic Trials as his greatest sports thrill • majoring in geography and German • son of John and Marianne Baseheart.


athlete biographies

ray

BETUZZI

SENIOR freestyle height: 6-2 weight: 170 Calgary, Alberta High School Bishop Carroll Club Calgary Swim Club

RAY BETUZZI

BETUZZI’S BESTS Year 2009 2009 2008 2007 2007

Event 100 Free 200 Free 500 Free 1000 Free 1650 Free

Time 43.80 1:35.50 4:18.88 9:12.22 15:13.88

MN All-Time Rk [12] [5] [2] [23] [6]

CAREER NOTES: Three-time NCAA All-American • four-time Big Ten finalist • NCAA qualifier in 2007 as a freshman and became an All-American as a sophomore • represented Canada at the 2009 World University Games, winning a bronze medal in the 4x200-meter free relay • ranks second all-time at Minnesota in the 500 free (4:18.88), fifth in the 200 free (1:35.50), sixth in the 1650 free (15:13.88) and 12th in the 100 free (43.80) • holds the school record for the 200 freestyle in the 200-meter freestyle (LCM) in 1:48.37 • swam well at the 2008 Canadian Olympic Trials, placing third in the 400-meter free and 11th in the 200 free • was the runner-up in the 400-meter free and placed fifth in the 100 free at the 2008 Canadian Summer Nationals • competed for Canada at the 2006 Pan Pacific Championships • holds numerous Canadian provincial records • won a record nine medals at the 2005 Canada Games • was a member of the Canadian Junior National Team. 2008-09 • JUNIOR SEASON: Earned All-America honors on Gophers’ sixth-place 800 freestyle relay • swam the second leg in blistering 1:33.64 • posted a solid 1:35.55 to finish 25th in the 200 free • also finished 36th in the 500 free • competed at second NCAA Championships • finaled twice and scored three times at the Big Ten Championships • took seventh in the 500 free and 200 free • posted a career-low 1:35.50 in the prelims of the 200 free • also finished 14th in the 100 free • won four events during the regular season • claimed the 200 and 500 free in victory over Iowa • won the 500 free at the Minnesota Grand Prix, beating a strong field • was the runner-up in the 500 free and 200 free at the Ohio State Invitational • won the 500 free in Minnesota wins

Date 2/28/09 2/27/09 3/27/08 2/17/07 2/17/07

*THREE-TIME ALL-AMERICAN

over Purdue and Wisconsin • letterwinner. 2007-08 • SOPHOMORE SEASON: Earned first All-America accolade with a 15th place finish in the 500 free at the NCAA Championships • posted lifetime-best time of 4:18.88 to reach consolation final • also earned All-America honors on 800 free relay team that placed seventh in 6:24.10 • posted another lifetime-best in the prelims of the 200 free at NCAAs to finish 22nd in 1:36.03 • made second Big Ten Championships appearance • won the 200 free consolation final to finish seventh in a then career-best 1:36.92 • also finished 29th in the 100 free and 20th in the 500 free • swam third leg of Big Ten runner-up 800 free relay in 1:35.85 • won four events during the regular season • took second in the 200 and 500 free against Florida (10/13) • won the 1000 free at Iowa (10/21) • won the 200 free and placed second in the 500 free against North Carolina (11/2-3) • was the runner-up in the 500 free at the Ohio State Invitational • won the 500 free by over six seconds against Purdue and Wisconsin (2/2) in 4:26.61 • also won the 1000 free at the Triple Duals • competed well at the Canadian Olympic Trials over the summer, highlighted by a third place finish in the 400-meter free • letterwinner. 2006-07 • FRESHMAN SEASON: Finished third in the 500 freestyle to open his Big Ten Championships career in 4:19.08 • time is the second-fastest in school history • clocked a 15:13.88 in the 1650 free to place seventh • finished 11th in the 200 freestyle in 1:38.37 after going 1:37.02 in the prelims • qualified for the NCAA Championships as a freshman, finishing 41st in the 500 free and 37th in the 200 free • won nine events during the regular season • claimed the 500 free in

first collegiate meet against Iowa (10/20) • won the 200 free and 500 free against North Carolina (11/3) • won the 200 and 500 free at the Minnesota Invitational • won the 500 free in 4:23.38 at the Ohio State Invitational • claimed the 500 free in Triple Duals action with Purdue and Wisconsin (1/19) • won the 200 and 500 free at the Minnesota Challenge. PREVIOUS: A 2006 graduate of Bishop Carroll High School (Alberta) • competed for the University of Calgary Swim Club and coach Ray Humby • holds Canadian provincial records in the 200 free (long course) and 400 free (short and longcourse) • set National age group records (15-17) in the 200, 400 and 800 freestyle relays • won a meet record, for any sport, nine medals (seven golds and two bronze) at the 2005 Canada Games in Regina, Sask. • took Gold in the 400m freestyle, 50m butterfly, 200m freestyle, 100m butterfly, 4x200 freestyle relay, 4x100 IM relay and 4x100m freestyle relay • swam for Canada at the 2006 Pan Pacific Games in Victoria, B.C., swimming the 50, 200 and 400-meter freestyle • member of the Canadian Junior National team • finished junior career as Canada’s top ranked swimmer n the 50, 100, 200 and 400 freestyle • won five gold medals at the 2006 Speedo Western Canadian Swimming Championships (50 fly, 50 free, 100 free, 200 free, 400 free) • won the 2004 Canadian National Short Course title in the 50-meter freestyle. PERSONAL: Business and marketing education major • son of Greg and Conny Betuzzi • enjoys computers, reading and music • born September 21, 1987. 25 * Minnesota Swimming & Diving


athlete biographies

zach

BOLIN

SOPHOMORE distance freestyle height: 6-7 weight: 168 Blue Springs, Mo. High School Blue Springs Club Team Dolphins

ZACH BOLIN BOLIN’S BESTS Year 2009 2009 2009 2008

Event 100 Free 200 Free 500 Free 1000 Free

Time 44.87 1:39.24 4:26.53 9:40.68

MN All-Time Rk

[17]

CAREER NOTES: Ranks 17th all-time at Minnesota in the 500 freestyle with a time of 4:26.53. 2008-09 • FRESHMAN SEASON: Competed at first Big Ten Championships, swimming the 100, 200 and 500 free • made a 28th place finish in the 500 free in a career-best 4:26.53 • posted a time of 1:39.24 to finish 39th in the 200 free • reached the C Final of the 100 free where he placed 19th in 44.91 • letterwinner. HIGH SCHOOL: A 2008 graduate of Blue Springs High School (Mo.) • high school coaches were Bill Shalley and Robert Sturman • won Missouri state title in the 500 free as a junior in 2007 • was runner-up at state meet in the 500 free as a senior and sophomore • also a twotime state runner-up in the 200 free • won state title in the 400 free relay as a sophomore in 2006 • eighttime NISCA All-American • earned 15 all-state certificates • multiple event qualifier at U.S. Senior and Junior Nationals • 14-time Suburban Big 7 All-Conference honoree • led Blue Springs to four conference titles and two state runner-up finishes during career • named The Examiner Swimmer of the Year three times and the Kansas City Star Swimmer of the Year in 2006-07 • named the Fox 4 News/Hyvee Athlete of the Year in 2007-08 • National Honor Society member • also competed for Team Dolphins and coach Aaron Dean.

26 * Minnesota Swimming & Diving

Date 2/28/09 2/27/09 2/26/09 11/7/08

PERSONAL: Born December 15, 1989 • majoring in chemistry • son of Connie and Steve Bolin • father played college baseball and basketball at William Jewell College.


athlete biographies

drew

BROWN

JUNIOR diving height: 5-7 weight: 155 Centennial, Colo. High School Grandview Club Mile High Dive Club

DREW BROWN BROWN’S BESTS Year 2009 2008 2009

Event 1-Meter 3-Meter Platform

Score 331.65 395.70 422.00

Date 2/26/09 11/15/08 3/15/09

CAREER NOTES: Selected for the 2009 USA Diving World Selection Camp where he competed on the 10-meter platform • competed for Team USA at the 2007 World University Games in Bangkok, Thailand in three-meter synchronized diving • finished sixth in the event with teammate Sean Moore • earned spot on Team USA after finishing sixth in the three-meter synchro event at the U.S. Senior Nationals • finished eighth in the overall men’s competition at the 2008 Kaiser Permanente National Championships in Pasadena where he paired with Cole Young to place second on the 10-meter platform synchro event and third in the 3-meter synchro competition • took 10th on the 10meter platform and 14th on both springboard events • school record holder on the platform with a score of 422.00 and the 3-meter board (395.70) • also ranks eighth on the 1-meter (331.65). 2008-09 • SOPHOMORE SEASON: Finaled twice at the Big Ten Championships • finished seventh on the 1-meter springboard with a finals score of 331.65 (career-best) • posted a sixth-place finish on the 3-meter board with a solid finals tally of 389.30 • also scored on the platform by finishing 10th with a score of 376.10 • finished in the top 10 in all three events at the NCAA Zone C meet, narrowly missing a berth at the NCAA Championships • took fourth place on the platform with a two-list score of 761.35 • also finished 10th on the 1-meter and 3-meter springboards • won four events during the regular season • registered a then-career high score of 354.38 to win the 3-meter event at North Carolina • swept the springboard events to help Minnesota defeat Iowa on Nov. 7 •

won the 3-meter and platform at the Minnesota Diving Invitational • set a new school record on the 3meter with a score of 395.70 • placed third on the platform, seventh on the 3-meter and ninth on the 1meter at the Ohio State Invitational • letterwinner. 2007-08 • FRESHMAN SEASON: Took second on the 1-meter and 3-meter boards against Florida • won the platform title at the Minnesota Invitational, scoring a 330.675, which ranks as the second-best six-dive total in school history • racked up a sore of 343.80 on the 3-meter in dual meet with Arizona State on Jan. 19, a score that ranks ninth all-time at Minnesota • led Minnesota with a third place finish on the 3-meter board at the Hoosierland Open • also finished seventh on the 1meter and fifth on the platform • suffered an injury that kept him out of the Big Ten Championships • competed at the NCAA Zone Championships where he took 11th on the 1-meter with a score of 600.45 • letterwinner.

on the 1-meter • placed eighth as a sophomore and ninth as a freshman • holds the Grandview school record for six and 11 dives. PERSONAL: Majoring in business and marketing education • son of Kreg and Nita Brown • father played baseball at Missouri • lists greatest sports thrill as competing at the 2007 Summer World University Games in Bangkok, Thailand • born December 10, 1988.

HIGH SCHOOL: A 2007 graduate of Grandview High School (Colo.) • was a Senior National qualifier, an AAU National champion and a high school All-American • finished first on the 1-meter at the Junior Spring Regionals and second on the 3-meter • went on to sixth on the 3-meter and seventh on the 1-meter at Junior Nationals and advanced to the finals in two events at the US Open • achieved Senior National qualifying scores in two events as well • won the AAU National title on the 1-meter in 2006 and took sixth on the 3meter • named a NISCA High School All-American in 2006 after placing third at the Colorado State meet 27 * Minnesota Swimming & Diving


athlete biographies

karl

BURDIS

SOPHOMORE backstroke butterfly height: 5-10 weight: 150 Dublin, Ireland High School Institute of Education Club Portmarnock Swim Club

KARL BURDIS BURDIS’S BESTS Year 2009 2009 2008

Event 100 Back 200 Back 50 Free

Time 48.12 1:45.63 20.11

MN All-Time Rk [7] [9]

CAREER NOTES: Ranks as seventh all-time at Minnesota in the 100 backstroke (48.12) and ninth in the 200 back (1:45.63) • 2009 NCAA qualifier as a freshman • Irish national record holder in several events • competed for Ireland at the 2009 World Championships and 2009 World University Games. 2008-09 • SOPHOMORE SEASON: Competed at first NCAA Championships • swam the 100 backstroke at NCAAs, finishing 36th in 48.25 • competed in the prelims of the 400 medley relay, leading off with the backstroke leg and helping the Gophers reach the consolation final • qualified as part of 400 medley relay that finished second at the Big Ten Championships • led off the relay in then career-best 48.20 • finished sixth in the 100 back at Big Tens in career-best 48.12 • also scored in the 200 backstroke, placing 11th in 1:45.63 • won six events during the regular season • won his first collegiate event by taking the 100 back at North Carolina • won the 100 backstroke in victory over Iowa • led Minnesota in the 100 and 200 back at the Minnesota Grand Prix • swept the 100 and 200 backstrokes at Hawaii • led Minnesota with a runner-up finish in the 100 back and a third place finish in the 200 back at Washington • took runner-up honors in the 100 and 200 back against Purdue and Wisconsin • swept the backstroke events at the Minnesota Challenge. INTERNATIONAL: Irish national record holder in the 100-meter (54.44) and 50-meter long course backstroke (25.40) • the Irish junior national short course record holder in the 28 * Minnesota Swimming & Diving

Date 2/27/09 2/28/09 12/5/08

50 and 100-meter short course backstroke and 200meter backstroke long course • multiple Irish senior and junior national champion • finished 22nd at the World Championships in Rome in the 100-meter back and 28th in the 50 back • competed for Ireland at the 2009 World University Games where he placed ninth in the 50 backstroke • also reached the semifinals of the 200 backstroke • set 22 Irish National records, 17 individual records and five relay records during the summer of 2009 • broke his own Irish record in the 100-meter back at the 2008 Irish Long Course Championships en route to the national title • also won the 200 back at the 2008 Irish Championships • competed for Ireland at the 2006 Mare Nostrum, the 2006 European Short Course Championships in Helsinki and the European Youth Olympics • finished 10th in the 50-meter backstroke at the 2006 European Junior Championships • ranked in the top five in Europe for his age group in the 50-meter back and the top 10 in the 100-meter back • was unbeaten in the 50 and 100-meter backstroke since the age of 13. HIGH SCHOOL: A 2007 graduate of the Institute of Education in Dublin • competed for the Portmarnock Swim Club in Dublin under head coach Peter O'Brien. PERSONAL: Plans to major in biomechanics • son of Anne and Philip Burdis • has five siblings • enjoys playing the guitar • born September 5, 1989..

*NCAA QUALIFIER


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curt

CARLSON

JUNIOR freestyle height: 6-5 weight: 214 Maple Grove, Minn. High School Maple Grove Club Team Foxjet

CURT CARLSON CARLSON’S BESTS Year 2009 2008 2008 2008

Event 50 free 100 free 200 free 200 IM

Time 19.53 42.82 1:36.60 1:51.39

MN All-Time Rk [1] [1] [12] [30]

CAREER NOTES: Six-time All-American • school record holder in the 50 and 100 freestyle in addition to 800 freestyle relay • broke both records at the 2009 Big Ten Championships • also ranks as the 12th-fastest performer in the 200 free • 2008 Olympic Trials qualifier • twotime Big Ten finalist. 2008-09 • SOPHOMORE SEASON: Had a breakout Big Ten Championships • shattered a nine-year-old record in the 50 free, clocking a 19.53 in the prelims • ended up sixth in the final in 19.89 • broke the school record in the 100 free in the prelims, going a 42.82 • took runner-up honors in 43.02 at night • clocked a split of 19.25 in the 200 freestyle relay that finished third in 1:18.07 • went a blazing 18.97 in a time trial of the 200 free relay that automatically qualified the Gophers for the NCAA meet • swam anchor of the 400 medley relay that place second and the 400 free relay that also placed second • also finished 17th in the 200 free • competed at second NCAA Championships, earning four All-America awards on relays • helped 800 free relay finish sixth in school record 6:20.61 • also contributed to seventh place finish in the 200 free relay and seventh place 200 free relay • also anchored 13th place 400 medley relay • competed individually in the 50 free, finishing 28th in 19.68 and in the 100 free, where he placed 28th in 43.30 • won eight events during the regular season • set career-best times in three main events during regular season • claimed the 100 and 200 free against North Carolina • placed second in the 200 free at the Minnesota Grand Prix • placed second in the 100 free at the Minnesota Prix • won the 50 and 200 freestyles at Hawaii • contributed to five Gopher wins at the Ohio State Invitational, including

Date 2/26/09 2/28/09 12/6/08 2/8/08

an individual win in the 100 free where he went a career-best 42.99 that ranks second all-time at Minnesota • took first in the 200 and 100 free in Gopher victory over Washington • won the 100 free and took second in the 200 free against Purdue and Wisconsin. 2007-08 • FRESHMAN SEASON: Earned First Team All-America honors on the 400 freestyle relay that placed eighth • led of the 800 free relay at NCAA Championships in a career-best 1:36.85, helping the Gophers to a seventh place finish • made first Big Ten Championships appearance • placed 13th in the 200 free at Big Tens • swam leg of Big Ten runner-up 800 free relay • also finished 19th in the 100 free and 24th in the 50 free at Big Tens • won six events during the regular season • named the Big Ten Swimmer of the Week on October 24 after winning the 100 and 200 free against Iowa • won the 100 free against Florida in 45.21 • won the 100 free against Hawaii (1/12) and took second in the 200 free • captured the 200 freestyle in career-best 1:38.09 against Arizona State (1/19) • also set a career-best in winning the 100 free (44.74) against Arizona State • was the runner-up in the 100 and 200 free at the Big Ten Triple Duals with Wisconsin and Purdue • letterwinner. HIGH SCHOOL: A 2007 graduate of Maple Grove High School (Minn.) • high school coach was Ron Jacobson • won consecutive Minnesota State Class AA titles in in the 100 and 200-yard freestyles in 2006 and 2007 and was one of the state’s most highly-recruited swimmers • shattered a 12-year old record in the 200 free set by former U.S. Olympian and silver medalist Tom

*SIX-TIME ALL-AMERICAN

Malchow, winning in a time of 1:38.35 • contributed to Maple Grove’s state titles in the 200 and 400 free relays as a senior • multiple NISCA High School AllAmerican and a Scholastic All-American • finished fourth in the 200-meter free at the 2007 U.S. Junior Nationals • won the state title as a junior in the 200 free in a then-Class AA record time of 1:39.46 and the 100 free in 45.52 • as a sophomore, placed third in the 50 free and fourth in the 100 free • swam well at the NCSA Junior Nationals in Orlando, Fla. March 20-24, finishing third in the 100 freestyle (45.56) and the 200 freestyle (1:39.32) • also competed for the Team Foxjet club program under head coach Anne Urschel. PERSONAL: Business and marketing education major • son of John and Karol Carlson • grandfather played in the NBA • lists winning the 400 freestyle relay at the 2007 Minnesota Class AA Meet as his greatest sports thrill • born September 19, 198

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athlete biographies

michael

DAUP

SENIOR distance freestyle height: 6-3 weight: 170 Eagan, Minn. High School Eagan Club Blackline Aquatics

MICHAEL DAUP DAUP’S BESTS Year 2008 2008 2006 2006

Event 200 free 500 Free 1000 Free 1650 Free

Time 1:41.98 4:29.86 9:14.26 15:18.13

MN All-Time Rk [29] [10] [9]

CAREER NOTES: Won USA Swimming 25K Open Water National Championship in Fort Myers in June • also finished fifth in the 5K Open Water Championships • 2008 U.S. Olympic Trials qualifier • finished 11th at the 2007 FINA World Open Water Championships Trials in Fort Myers, Fla. • ranks as ninth all-time at Minnesota in the 1650 free (15:18.13). 2008-09 • JUNIOR SEASON: Competed at second Big Ten Championships where he finished 26th in the 1650 free, 47th in the 500 free and 53rd in the 200 free • took second in the 1000 free against Iowa • finished seventh in the 1650 free at the Ohio State Invitational • took third in the 1650 free at the Minnesota Challenge • Academic All-Big Ten • letterwinner. 2007-08 • SOPHOMORE SEASON: Made first Big Ten Championships appearance • posted strong swim in the 1650 free at Big Tens, finishing eighth with the ninth-best time in school history of 15:18.13 • also posted career-best times in the 500 free (placed 31st) and 200 free (placed 50th) at Big Tens • made a 12th place showing in the 1000 free at the Minnesota Grand Prix • competed at the U.S.Open during the summer in the 1500-meter free, placing 22nd • named CSCAA Academic All-America honorable mention • Academic All-Big Ten • letterwinner.

30 * Minnesota Swimming & Diving

Date 2/29/08 2/28/08 3/1/08 3/1/08

HIGH SCHOOL: A 2006 graduate of Eagan High School (Minn.) • high school coach was Steve Van Dyne • three-time All-Lake Conference pick • two-time all-state • three-time finalist in the 500 free at the Minnesota State AA meet • finished third in the 500 free as a senior at the state meet • multiple NISCA All-American • USA Swimming Scholastic All-American as a sophomore, junior and senior • helped Eagan to a section title and a sixth place finish at the 2005 state meet. PERSONAL: Aerospace engineering major • sister Tina swims for Carnegie Mellon University (Pa.) • son of Scott and Lori Daup • high school teammate of former Gopher All-American Mike Holmes • born August 8, 1988.


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philip

GREENBERG

JUNIOR freestyle butterfly height: 6-0 weight: 203 Eden Prairie, Minn. High School Eden Prairie Club Team Foxjet

PHILIP GREENBERG GREENBERG’S BESTS Year 2008 2009 2009

Event 100 Back 100 Fly 200 Fly

Time 55.07 50.98 1:53.23

MN All-Time Rk

Date 2/8/08 2/9/09 2/9/09

2008-09 • FRESHMAN SEASON: Posted career-best times in three events at at the Minnesota Challenge • finished fourth in the 100 and 200 butterfly and 16th in the 50 free • won the consolation final of the 100 and 200 butterfly at the Falcon Invitational. 2007-08 • FRESHMAN SEASON: Competed in dual meet action against North Carolina and at the Minnesota Grand Prix and Minnesota Challenge • swam virtually all career-best times at the Minnesota Challenge, highlighted by a 10th place finish in the 100 butterfly and 100 backstroke. HIGH SCHOOL: A 2007 graduate of Eden Prairie High School (Minn.) • finalist in the 100 butterfly and 200 freestyle at the MSHSL AA Championships as a junior, earning All-State honors • best times are 51.60 in the 100 backstroke (short course yards), 51.90 in the 100 butterfly and 1:55.58 in the 200 butterfly • also competed for Team Foxjet where he was a Junior Nationals qualifier. PERSONAL: Majoring in electrical engineering • son of Lisa and Gary Greenberg • sister, Lauren competes on the Gopher women’s swimming team • mother, Lisa, played volleyball at University of Connecticut • born May 19, 1989.

31 * Minnesota Swimming & Diving


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ivan

GUTESA

JUNIOR breaststroke individual medley height: 6-0 weight: 175 Novi Sad, Serbia High School Zrenjaninska Gimnazjia

IVAN GUTESA GUTESA’S BESTS Year 2009 2009 2009

Event 100 Breast 200 Breast 200 IM

Time 54.25 1:56.93 1:50.61

MN All-Time Rk [7] [4]

CAREER NOTES: Ranks seventh all-time at Minnesota in the 100 breaststroke (54.25) and fourth in the 200 breaststroke (1:56.93) • competed for Serbia at the 2009 World University Games. 2008-09 • SOPHOMORE SEASON: Scored twice at the Big Ten Championships • recorded lifetime-best times in all three individual events • won the consolation final of the 100 breaststroke to place ninth in a career-low time of 54.28 • took 10th in the 200 breast in 1:58.66 • also finished 36th in the 200 IM • won seven events during the regular season • took first in the 100 and 200 breaststroke in victory over Iowa • placed second in both the 100 and 200 breast against North Carolina • won the 200 breast at the Minnesota Challenge • finished second in the 200 breast at the Minnesota Grand Prix • swept the breaststroke events at Hawaii • won the 200 breaststroke at Washington • won the 200 breast and took third in the 100 in Triple Duals with Wisconsin and Purdue • honorable mention Academic All-American • Academic All-Big Ten • letterwinner. 2007-08 • FRESHMAN SEASON: Made first Big Ten Championships appearance where he scored twice • finished 10th in the 100 breast (55.26) and 15th in the 200 breast (2:00.26) at Big Tens • also competed in the 200 IM where he placed 54th • won the 200 breaststroke at the Minnesota Challenge • placed second in the 100 breast against Florida • took second in the 100 breast at the Minnesota Challenge • letterwinner. HIGH SCHOOL: A 2007 graduate of Zrenjanin Gymnazjia • won the 32 * Minnesota Swimming & Diving

Date 3/12/09 3/14/09 2/26/09

2007 Serbian National championship in the 100meter breaststroke (1:01.50) and 200-meter breaststroke (2:14.32) in Novi Sad • set national record in the 200 breast • 2004 Balkan Junior Games champion in the 100 and 200 breaststroke • ranked 108th in the world in the 100-meter breaststroke (short course) with a time of 1:01.50 and 102nd in the world in the 200-meter breast (2:14.32) for the 2006-07 season • won a bronze medal at the Spela Memorial 2006 in Slovenia. PERSONAL: Born September 24, 1987 • son of Gutesa Dusan and Andjelka Markov • has two brothers, Milan and Dusan • economics major • enjoys basketball, watching movies and playing video games.


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david

HAWKER

JUNIOR distance freestyle height: 6-4 weight: 188 Wausau, Wis. High School Wausau East Club Wausau Tide

DAVID HAWKER HAWKER’S BESTS Year 2009 2009 2009 2009

Event 200 Free 500 Free 1000 Free 1650 Free

Time 1:39.26 4:26.95 9:17.81 15:27.01

MN All-Time Rk [19] [10] [11]

CAREER NOTES: Owns the 11th-fastest time in school history in the 1650 free (15:27.01). 2008-09 • SOPHOMORE SEASON: Competed at the Big Ten Championships for the first time where he had lifetime-best swims in each of three individual events • posted a career-best 4:26.96 in the prelims of the 500 free to reach the C Final where he took 24th overall • logged a career-best time and the 11th-best ever at Minnesota in the 1650 freestyle to finish 18th in 15:27.01 and just out of the scoring mix • placed fourth in the 1650 free at the Minnesota Challenge.

Date 2/27/09 2/26/09 2/28/09 2/28/09

PERSONAL: Born December 29, 1988 • business and marketing education major • Mother, Holli swam at Hamline University and sister, Michal, swim at University of Wisconsin-Milwakee • son of Steve and Holli Hawker.

2007-08 • FRESHMAN SEASON: A 17th place finish in the 1650 free led performance at the Minnesota Grand Prix • had a strong Minnesota challenge to end the regular season, finishing third in the 1650 free in career-best 15:41.73 • also had a strong 4:31.72 to place third in the 500 freestyle. HIGH SCHOOL: A 2007 graduate of Wasusau East High School (Wis.) • 2007 Wisconsin state champion in 500 freestyle • first individual state champion from Wausau East • is the third Wisconsin 500 freestyle champion in the past four years to attend Minnesota, joining Erich Welton (2004) and Kevin Ewald (2006) • All-State and All-American honoree in 2007 • two-time All Wisconsin Valley Conference selection • set top times of 4:36.55 in the 500 freestyle, 9:28.99 in the 1000 freestyle, and 15:58.69 in the 1650 freestyle.

33 * Minnesota Swimming & Diving


athlete biographies

richard

HILLS

SOPHOMORE breaststroke individual medley height: 5-9 weight: 178 Baltimore, Md. High School Hills Academy Club North Baltimore Aquatic Club

RICHARD HILLS HILLS’ BESTS Year 2009 2009 2009

Event 200 Breast 200 IM 400 IM

Time 2:00.60 1:50.42 3:57.96

MN All-Time Rk [17] [25] [18]

2008-09 • FRESHMAN SEASON: Made the Big Ten Championships roster • best finish came in the 200 breaststroke, where he reached the C Final and placed 19th in a career-best time of 2:00.60 • finished 35th in the 200 IM and 31st in the 400 IM • won the 200 individual medley and finished second in the 200 breaststroke in career-best times at the Minnesota Challenge. HIGH SCHOOL: Three-time Junior Nationals qualifier • was homeschooled • competes for North Baltimore Aquatic Club and coach Paul Yetter • named to the All-Maryland Team from 2005-08 • USA Swimming Academic All-American • six-time Maryland state champion in three different events • achieved state records in the 200 medley relay and 200 free relay at NBAC • USA Spring Nationals qualifier • scored a perfect 800 on the verbal portion of the SAT. PERSONAL: Son of David and Adrianne Hills • enjoys photography, politics and reading • political science major.

34 * Minnesota Swimming & Diving

Date 2/28/09 2/6/09 2/7/09


athlete biographies

tyler

JEPSEN

SENIOR diving height: 6-1 weight: 205 Downers Grove, Ill. High School Downers Grove South Club Windy City Diving

TYLER JEPSEN JEPSEN’S BESTS Year 2008 2008 2008

Event 1-Meter 3-Meter Platform

Score 274.50 310.70 308.40

Date 11/14/08 11/15/08 11/16/08

2008-09 • JUNIOR SEASON: Qualified for the NCAA Zone C Championships where he finished 14th on the platform, 29th on the 1meter and 30th on the 3-meter • finished third on the 3-meter at the Minnesota Challenge • finished fourth on the 1-meter against Wyoming and South Dakota • was the runner-up on the 3-meter and platform at the Minnesota Diving Invitational • Academic All-Big Ten • letterwinner. 2007-08 • SOPHOMORE SEASON: Competed at first Big Ten Championships where he placed 27th on the 1-meter board, 28th on the 3meter and 18th on the platform • made great improvements, notching career-best scores in all three diving events during season • competed on both springboard events at the Big Ten Triple Duals, placing eighth on the 3-meter and ninth on the 1-meter • competed in all three events at the Hoosierland Open, highlighted by an 11th place finish on the platform • qualified for the Kaiser Permanente National Championships on the 10-meter platform • Academic AllBig Ten • letterwinner.

HIGH SCHOOL: A 2006 graduate of Downers Grove South High School (Ill.) • high school coach was Mark “Doc” Antonoff • AAU and NISCA All-American in 2006 • three-time West Suburban Conference champion in diving • won the sectional crown as a sophomore and senior • finished 10th at the 2006 Illinois State Championships • also earned two letters in soccer and was in the band • also competed for Windy City Diving. PERSONAL: Majoring in mechanical engineering • son of Thomas and Joan Jepsen • comes from an athletic family • father, Thomas, swam at Illinois • brother, Kevin, dives at St. Mary’s University (Minn.) and cousin, Britta, plays golf at Central Connecticut State • born May 7, 1988.

2006-07 • FRESHMAN SEASON: Competed in dual meet against Iowa, finishing fifth on the 1-meter and sixth on the 3-meter • placed ninth on the 3-meter, seventh on the platform and 10th on the 1-meter at the Minnesota Invitational • competed in the Big Ten Triple Duals with Purdue and Wisconsin, finishing seventh on the 1-and 3-meter boards.

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athlete biographies

jacob

KITTILSTAD

SENIOR freestyle height: 6-1 weight: 171 Thiensville, Wis. High School Homestead Club Schroeder YMCA

JACOB KITTILSTAD KITTILSTAD’S BESTS Year 2009 2009 2009 2006

Event 100 Free 200 Free 500 Free 1650 Free

Time 45.36 1:38.69 4:33.46 16:33.15

MN All-Time Rk [28]

2008-09 • JUNIOR SEASON: Won the 200 freestyle at the Minnesota Challenge in a career-best 1:38.69 • also placed sixth in the 500 free at the Minnesota Challenge • won the 200 free at the Falcon Invite and finished third in the 100 free • placed third in the 200 free against Iowa in dual meet action • named Academic All-Big Ten. 2007-08 • SOPHOMORE SEASON: Made a seventh place finish in the 200 free at the Minnesota Challenge to go with an 11th place finish in the 500 free and a ninth place mark in the 100 free • swam the third leg of the 400 free relay that took first at the Minnesota Challenge . 2006-07 • FRESHMAN SEASON: Placed eighth in the 200 free to highlight swims at the Minnesota Challenge (1/27) • posted top 16 finishes in the 500 free, 200 free, 100 free and 1650 free at the Minnesota Invitational • made a seventh place finish in the 200 free against North Carolina (11/3). HIGH SCHOOL: A 2006 graduate of Homestead High School (Wis.) • high school coaches were Blaine Carlson and Mark Gwidt • 2006 Wisconsin State champion in the 200 freestyle and placed fifth in the 100 free • North Shore Conference champion in the 100 and 200 free • helped Homestead to third place finish at the Wisconsin State meet as a senior and two conference titles • NISCA All-American and USA Swimming Scholastic All-American • also swam for the Schroeder YMCA.

36 * Minnesota Swimming & Diving

Date 2/7/09 2/7/09 2/6/09 11/19/06

PERSONAL: Professional broadcast journalism major with a minor in French • son of Ann and Scott Kittilstad • has two sisters, Megan, who swims for Wisconsin-Stevens Point, and Paige • three-time representative for the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee • serves as a counselor at the Gopher Swim Camps • interned for Swimming World Magazine during the summer of 2009 as a feature reporter • enjoys photo and audio manipulation, video news production, online comedy, coffee and music you can dance to • lives with Teammates Philip Greenberg and Robert James Schaefer • favorite restaurant is Burrito Loco • born April 26, 1988.


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andy

KNAAK

SOPHOMORE breaststroke individual medley height: 5-11 weight: 170 Stillwater, Minn. High School Stillwater Club STAR Swim Club

ANDY KNAAK KNAAK’S BESTS Year 2009 2009 2009

Event 100 Breast 200 IM 400 IM

Time 58.70 1:53.93 4:06.61

MN All-Time Rk

Date 2/6/09 2/6/09 2/7/09

2008-09 • FRESHMAN SEASON: Competed in against Iowa in dual meet action • finished 41st in the 200 IM, 24th in the 200 breast and 30th in the 100 breast at the Minnesota Grand Prix • placed second in the 200 IM at the Falcon Invite in a time of 1:54.59 and third in the 400 IM in 4:07.43 • took sixth in the 100 breast in career-best 59.81 at the Falcon Invite • finished fourth in the 100 breast, fifth in the 400 IM and 10th in the 200 breast at the Minnesota Challenge. HIGH SCHOOL: A 2008 graduate of Stillwater High School • coach was Brian Luke • 2008 Minnesota State AA champion in the 200 individual medley after placing second as a junior • also finished third at the Minnesota State meet in the 100 breaststroke as a senior and fifth as a junior • contributed to Stillwater's state runner-up 200 medley relay team as a senior • U.S. Senior National qualifier in the 200 IM • finished 13th in the 200 IM at 2007 U.S. Junior Nationals • NISCA All-American • 10-time all-state swimmer • earned five varsity letters in swimming at Stillwater • also competed for the STAR Swim Club. PERSONAL: Majoring in political science • enrolled in the University Honors program • son of Jane Tyler and Fritz Knaak • lists winning 200 IM state title and signing national letter of intent at Minnesota as most memorable sports thrills • enjoys playing the guitar • born December 4, 1989.

37 * Minnesota Swimming & Diving


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nadav

KOCHAVI

JUNIOR freestyle height: 5-11 weight: 185 Petah-Tiqwa, Israel High School Ort Hof Hasharon Club Hapoel Jerusalem

NADAV KOCHAVI KOCHAVI’S BESTS Year 2009 2009 2009

Event 100 back 100 fly 200 fly

Time 47.54 46.35 1:43.74

MN All-Time Rk [4] [1] [1]

CAREER NOTES: Three-time Big Ten finalist • two-time All-American • member of 2009 Big Ten champion and conference record holder 200 medley relay team • school record holder in the 100 butterfly (46.35), 200 butterfly (1:43.74) and ranks fourth in the 100 backstroke (47.54) • competed for Israel at the 2009 World University Games • school record holder in the 100-meter butterfly (LCM) in 53.92. 2008-09 • SOPHOMORE SEASON: Qualified for first NCAA Championships • broke school record in the 200 butterfly in the prelims of the 200 butterfly (1:43.74) but just missed the consolation final by just .12 seconds and finished 17th • swam the backstroke leg of the 200 medley relay that finished ninth, winning the consolation final • also swam the backstroke leg of the 400 medley relay that earned All-America honors with a 13th-place finish • also finished 30th in the 100 fly at NCAAs • enjoyed a breakout performance at the Big Ten Championships, finaling in all three individual events • broke the oldest school record left at Minnesota in the 100 butterfly (1998) • went a 46.35 in the 100 fly in prelims and ended up finishing third in 46.60 • took third in the 200 butterfly in 1:44.42 • posted the top time of the prelims in 1:44.60 • posted a fifth-place finish in the 100 backstroke after posting a 47.54 in the prelims to become the fourth-fastest performer in Gopher history • jumpstarted Minnesota’s 200 medley relay that crushed the Big Ten record and won the conference title with a time of 1:24.41 • became eligible in January • won the 100 and 200 butterflys at the Minnesota Challenge in February • named Big Ten Swimmer of the Week after the Minnesota Challenge 38 * Minnesota Swimming & Diving

Date 2/27/09 2/27/09 3/28/09

*TWO-TIME ALL-AMERICAN

• recorded the third-fastest time in school history in the 100 fly at 47.19 • letterwinner. INTERNATIONAL: Still holds three Israeli records in the 100 and 200 butterfly and 100 individual medley (short course meters) • owns huge resume of international competition • ranked second in Israel in the 100 fly in 2008 and third in the 200 fly • competed for Israel at several Maccabiah Games, winning a silver medal in 2005 in the 100 fly and the 400 medley relay • set a new 50-meter fly Israeli record at the 2008 European Championships in 24.67 • currently ranked in the top 100 in the world in the 50 and 200-meter fly (LCM) • won a gold at the 2008 Spanish Championships in Majorca in the 50-meter fly • a 2003 graduate of Ort Hof Hasharon. PERSONAL: Architecture major • son of Shmuel and Sigalet Kochavi • has two sisters, Yael and Meital Kochavi • born January 18, 1985 • enjoys music, basketball and biking.


athlete biographies

matt

PAPENFUSS

SOPHOMORE freestyle height: 6-2 weight: 178 Winona, Minn. High School Winona Senior Club Winona Swim Club

MATT PAPENFUSS PAPENFUSS’ BESTS Year 2009 2009 2009

Event 50 Free 100 Free 200 Free

Time 20.79 45.57 1:39.60

MN All-Time Rk 2/6/09 2/7/09 2/6/09

Date

2008-09 • FRESHMAN SEASON: Placed fourth in the 50 free and 100 free at the Falcon Invitational • clocked a career-best 45.57 in the 100 free to finish fourth at the Minnesota Challenge • finished third in the 200 free in a career-best 1:39.60 at the Challenge and took fourth in the 50 free in 20.79. HIGH SCHOOL: A 2008 graduate of Winona Senior High School • high school coach was Steve Burt • was the runnerup in the 200 free at Minnesota State AA meet to Gopher teammate Paul Tierney • also placed third in the 100 free as a senior • won two section titles in the 100 and 200 free as a senior, breaking meet records in both events • won the 2007 Minnesota Long Course state title in the men's 17-and-over 200 free • 2008 NISCA All-American • all-state honoree in 2007 and 2008 • earned six letters in swimming • also competed for Winona Swim Club • National Honor Society member • four-year Academic letterwinner. PERSONAL: Born April 5, 1990 • son of Jay and Trudy Papenfuss • actuarial science major • enjoys disc golf, video games and following professional sports.

39 * Minnesota Swimming & Diving


athlete biographies

chris

PETERSON

JUNIOR freestyle height: 6-4 weight: 180 St. Charles, Ill. High School St. Charles North Club St. Charles Swim Team

CHRIS PETERSON PETERSON’S BESTS Year 2008 2009 2008 2007

Event 100 Free 200 Free 500 Free 1000 Free

Time 45.78 1:39.29 4:27.99 9:49.66

MN All-Time Rk

[27]

2008-09 • SOPHOMORE SEASON: Won the 500 free in 4:28.61 at the Minnesota Challenge • finished 14th in the 500 free and 15th in the 200 free at the Minnesota Grand Prix • made travel roster for the Ohio State Invitational where he took 19th in the 200 free. 2007-08 • FRESHMAN SEASON: Won first career event at the Minnesota Challenge, claiming first in the 500 freestyle with a career-best time of 4:27.99 • also finished second in the 200 free with a career-best time of 1:39.50 at the Minnesota Challenge • also took fifth in the 100 free • won the C Final of the 500 free at the Minnesota Grand Prix. HIGH SCHOOL: A 2007 graduate of St. Charles North High School (Ill.) • three-time Illinois state champion, winning the 500 freestyle in 2006 and the 200 and 500 freestyle events in 2007 • two-time All-State selection and a four-time NISCA All America honoree • earned three high school letters in water polo • named Academic All-Conference • A Wendy’s High School Heisman nominee. PERSONAL: Born August 10, 1989 • father, Eric swam at Bradley University • son of Eric and Jennifer Peterson • lists scuba diving as a hobby • majoring in chemical engineering.

40 * Minnesota Swimming & Diving

Date 2/8/08 2/7/09 2/8/08 10/18/07


athlete biographies

michael

RICHARDS

JUNIOR sprint freestyle height: 6-3 weight: 180 Falcon Heights, Minn. High School Roseville Area Club STAR Swim Club

MICHAEL RICHARDS RICHARDS’ BESTS Year 2008 2009 2008 2009

Event 50 free 100 free 200 free 100 fly

Time 19.72 43.45 1:39.70 50.74

MN All-Time Rk [4] [7]

CAREER NOTES: Five-time All-American • ranks as the fourth-fastest performer in school history in 50 freestyle (19.72) and the seventh-best in the 100 free (43.45) • 2006 U.S. Junior National champion in the 50-meter free • 2008 Olympic Trials qualifier • shattered the school varsity long course record in the 50-meter free at the 2008 U.S. Open at University Aquatic Center with a time of 22.39 in the finals • posted a time of 22.46 in the prelims • ended up with a third place finish, narrowly missing a berth on the USA World University Games team. 2008-09 • SOPHOMORE SEASON: Picked up three All-America awards • swam second leg of 200 free relay that finished seventh after breaking the school record with a time of 1:17.10 in the preliminaries • also earned first team All-America honors on the 400 free relay that placed eighth • swam the anchor leg of the 200 medley relay that won the consolation final to finish ninth at NCAAs • also finished 43rd overall in the 50 free in 19.94 • competed at second NCAA Championships • scored twice at the Big Ten Championships • won the consolation final of the 100 freestyle in career-best 43.45 • also placed 11th in the free • swam on the Gopher Big Ten runner-up 400 freestyle relay team and third place 200 free relay team • won four events during the regular season • led Minnesota’s 1-2-3-4 finish in the 50 free at North Carolina • took the 50 free against Iowa • placed third in the 50 free and fourth in the 100 free at the Ohio State Invitational • won the 50 free at Washington • took the title in the 50 free at the Minnesota Challenge.

Date 2/28/08 2/28/09 2/29/08 2/27/09

*FIVE-TIME ALL-AMERICAN

2007-08 • FRESHMAN SEASON: Had a breakthrough performance at first Big Ten Championships • clocked three consecutive sub-20 second 50 freestyles • finished third in the 50 free in 19.83 after clocking a 19.72 in the prelims • the 19.72 was the second-best time ever at Minnesota and set a new freshman record • led off the 200 free relay in 19.82 • team placed third in 1:18.55 • posted a lifetime-best 44.19 to reach the consolation final of the 100 free where he ended up 12th • also finished 33rd in the 200 free in 1:39.70 • earned first All-America honor on the 200 freestyle relay that placed seventh in 1:18.19 • Richards clocked an anchor leg of 19.23 • also anchored the 200 medley relay at the NCAA Championships in 19.30 to help Minnesota finish ninth • posted a 19.76 in the prelims of the 50 free to finish 25th • also clocked a career-best 44.17 to finish 39th in the 100 free at NCAAs • captured first career win at Iowa, taking the 50 free in 21.40 (10/19) • clocked a 20.70 to take second in the 50 free against Arizona State (1/19) • letterwinner.

up in the 50 free and took third at the state meet as a sophomore in 2005 • has already achieved an Olympic Trials cut in the 50 free, making him the only high school swimmer in the country with the qualifying time • also competed for the Star Swim Club under head coach Paul Lundsten. PERSONAL: Majoring in biology, science and environment • son of Tom Richards and Diane Cushman • born July 14, 1989.

HIGH SCHOOL: A 2007 graduate of Roseville Area High School • burst on the national scene in 2006, winning the Junior National title in the 50-meter freestyle • held the second-fastest high school time in the nation in the 50-yard freestyle at 20.51 after winning the 2006 Minnesota State Class AA title in the event • crushed the all-time Minnesota state record in the 50 free en route to defending the state crown with a time of 20.22 • broke the record set by Gopher teammate Colin Lee-To of 20.42 • also took second in the 100 free in 45.54 • finished third in the 100 freestyle at the 2006 Minnesota State meet • was the runner-

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athlete biographies

rob

SCHAEFER

SENIOR breaststroke IM height: 6-1 weight: 180 Moorhead, Minn. High School Moorhead Club Moorhead Marlins

ROB SCHAEFER SCHAEFER’S BESTS Year 2007 2009 2009 2009

Event 100 Breast 200 Breast 200 IM 400 IM

Time 57.38 2:02.31 1:52.25 3:56.96

MN All-Time Rk [26] [13]

CAREER NOTES: Owns the 13th-fastest time in school history in the 400 individual medley (3:56.96) and the 26th-best in the 200 breaststroke (2:02.31). 2008-09 • JUNIOR SEASON: Won the 400 individual medley at the Minnesota Challenge in a career-best time of 3:56.96 • finished fourth in the 200 IM and third in the 200 breaststroke at the Minnesota Challenge • won the 400 IM and placed fourth in the 200 IM and fifth in the 100 breast at the Falcon Invitational. 2007-08 • SOPHOMORE SEASON: Notched a second place finish in the 400 IM with a career-best 4:04.42, a third place finish in the 100 breast and a seventh place mark in the 200 breast at the Minnesota Challenge • placed 11th in the 200 breast at the Minnesota Grand Prix • competed in dual with North Carolina, finishing seventh in the 200 breast and fifth in the 100 • finished fourth in the 100 breast against Iowa • Academic All-Big Ten. 2006-07 • FRESHMAN SEASON: Competed in the 100 and 200 breast against Iowa (10/20), finishing third in the 200 and fourth in the 100 • made the trip to North Carolina where he placed fifth in the 200 breast • took fifth in the 400 individual medley, sixth in the 200 breast and 12th in the 100 breast at the Minnesota Invitational • made a fourth place showing in the 100 breast in 57.38 at the Minnesota Challenge (1/26-27) to go with a third place finish in the 200 breast (2:05.43).

42 * Minnesota Swimming & Diving

Date 1/26/07 2/7/09 2/6/09 2/7/09

HIGH SCHOOL: A 2006 graduate of Moorhead High School • high school coach was Pat Anderson • was the 2006 Minnesota AA State runner-up in the 100 breaststroke and placed third in the 200 IM • NISCA All-American as a senior • led Moorhead to three section titles during high school career • earned five varsity letters in swimming. PERSONAL: Majoring in computer science • son of James and Junell Schaefer • enjoys sailing, jetskiing and camping • born February 28, 1988.


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rob

SCHNITZLER

JUNIOR breaststroke sprint freestyle height: 6-2 weight: 192 Wausau, Wis. High School Wausau East Club Wausau Tide

ROB SCHNITZLER SCHNITZLER’S BESTS Year 2009 2009 2009

Event 50 free 100 free 200 breast

Time 20.75 54.49 2:03.47

MN All-Time Rk [10]

Date 2/26/09 2/27/09 3/6/09

CAREER NOTES: Owns the 10th-fastest time in Minnesota history in the 100 breaststroke (54.49). 2008-09 • SOPHOMORE SEASON: Competed at first Big Ten Championships • finished 11th in the 100 breaststroke at Big Tens after clocking a career-best 54.49 in the prelims • placed 32nd in the 200 breast in 2:03.99 and 39th in the 50 freestyle in 20.75 • won the 100 breaststroke at the Falcon Invitational • Academic All-Big Ten • letterwinner. 2007-08 • FRESHMAN SEASON: Had breakthrough swim at the Minnesota Challenge, winning the 100 breaststroke in career-best 56.23 • time ranks 23rd all-time at Minnesota • also took 10th in the 50 free and contributed to winning 400 medley relay at the Minnesota Challenge • placed sixth in the 100 breast in dual with North Carolina • placed 11th in the 100 breast at the Minnesota Grand Prix • clocked a lifetime-best 1:04.15 to cruise to a win in the 100-meter breast at the USA Swimming Speedo Series event in Wisconsin over the summer. HIGH SCHOOL: A 2007 graduate of Wausau East High School (Wis.) • the 2007 Wisconsin State runner-up in the 100 breaststroke and placed eighth in the 50 freestyle • owns top times of 58.09 in the 100 breaststroke, 2:10.72 in the 200 breast and 21.50 in the 50 free. PERSONAL: Finance major • son of Joan Schnitzler • born March 2, 1989.

43 * Minnesota Swimming & Diving


athlete biographies

mark

SOLFELT

SENIOR breaststroke IM height: 6-2 weight: 201 Eden Prairie, Minn. High School Eden Prairie Club Team Foxjet

MARK SOLFELT SOLFELT’S BESTS Year 2006 2006 2009 2009

Event 200 free 100 breast 200 breast 200 IM

Time 1:40.86 55.79 2:00.06 1:48.13

MN All-Time Rk [20] [15] [11]

CAREER NOTES: Ranks 11th all-time in the 200 IM (1:48.12), 15th in the 200 breast (2:00.06) and 20th in the 100 breast (55.79) all-time at Minnesota • former U.S. Junior National champion in the 200-meter IM • two-time Academic All-Big Ten selection. 2008-09 • JUNIOR SEASON: Competed at third Big Ten Championships • scored in the 200 breaststroke, placing 15th • posted a career-best time of 2:00.06 in the prelims • finished 23rd in the 200 IM in 1:48.51 • also placed 26th in the 100 breaststroke • took runner-up finish in the 200 breast at the Minnesota Challenge • Academic AllBig Ten • letterwinner. 2007-08 • SOPHOMORE SEASON: Enjoyed a breakthrough performance at second Big Ten Championships • recorded career-best times in all three of his events, scoring twice • won the C Final of the 200 IM to place 13th in 1:48.13 • finished 17th in the 200 breast and 22nd in the 100 breast at Big Tens • placed sixth in the 200 IM at the Minnesota Challenge • Academic All-Big Ten • letterwinner. 2006-07 • FRESHMAN SEASON: Made first Big Ten Championships appearance • placed 35th in the 200 individual medley (1:52.03), 38th in the 200 freestyle (1:41.28) and 29th in the 200 breaststroke (2:05.12). HIGH SCHOOL: A 2006 graduate of Eden Prairie High School (Minn.) • coach was John Riggs • 2005 U.S. Junior National

44 * Minnesota Swimming & Diving

Date 12/2/06 2/29/08 2/28/09 2/28/08

champion in the 200-meter IM • earned Olympic Trials cut in the event • two-time Minnesota State Class AA Swimmer of the Year (2004-05) • state record holder in the 200 individual medley and 400 free relay • won 12 state titles during his career • led Eden Prairie to state team titles in 2003 and 2005 • won three straight 200 IM Minnesota State titles (200406) • won 100 breaststroke state titles in 2004 and 2006 • 19-time all-state honoree and 16-time NISCA All-American • placed fifth at the 2006 U.S. Junior Nationals in the 200 IM and the 100 freestyle and eighth in the 200 free • five-time All-Lake Conference honoree • awarded the Star Tribune Student-Athlete of the Year • earned the Excel Award and the Golden Eagle Award for his academic achievements • also competed for Team Foxjet. PERSONAL: Marketing major • son of Bob and Jody Solfelt • sister, Sarah, was a four-time swimming letterwinner at Minnesota from 2002-05 • sister, Stephanie, is currently on the Gopher women’s swimming team • enjoys playing the piano and building legos • born December 30, 1987.


athlete biographies

zach

WEIS

JUNIOR breaststroke height: 6-0 weight: 186 St. Paul, Minn. High School Cretin-Derham Hall Club STAR Swim Club

ZACH WEIS WEIS’ BESTS Year 2009 2009

Event 100 breast 200 breast

Time 56.50 2:0173

MN All-Time Rk [27] [25]

Date 2/27/09 2/28/09

CAREER NOTES: Ranks in the top 30 all-time at Minnesota in the 100 and 200 breaststroke events. 2008-09 • SOPHOMORE SEASON: Competed at first Big Ten Championships • posted a career-best time of 56.50 to finish 31st in the 100 breaststroke • turned in a career-best 2:01.73 in the prelims of the 200 breast to reach the C Final, where he took 23rd place • Academic All-Big Ten • letterwinner. 2007-08 • FRESHMAN SEASON: Took second in the 200 breaststroke in career-best 2:02.00 at the Minnesota Challenge • also finished fifth in the 100 breast at the Minnesota Challenge • finished fourth in the 200 breast at the Arizona State dual • finished eighth in the 200 breast at the Minnesota Grand Prix. HIGH SCHOOL: A 2007 graduate of Cretin-Derham Hall High School (Minn.) • three-time High School All-American in 2007, finishing third in the 100 breaststroke and 200 IM at the 2007 MSHSL State Meet • a 2006 Junior National Finalist, he placed fourth at the Speedo USA Junior Nationals in the 200-meter breaststroke in a time of 2:21.67 • finished sixth at the Minnesota State Class AA meet in the 100-yard breaststroke as a junior • also competed for STAR Swim Team. PERSONAL: Majoring in criminal justice • son of Frank and Jill Weis • his brother, Adam Weis, competed for the Gophers from 2005-09 • sister, Lauren, is on the Gopher women’s swimming team • an amateur boxer • born January 26, 1989. 45 * Minnesota Swimming & Diving


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alex

WOLD

SENIOR IM butterfly freestyle height: 5-10 weight: 172 Wayzata, Minn. High School Wayzata Club Mach 3 Flyers

ALEX WOLD WOLD’S BESTS Year 2009 2009 2009 2009 2009

Event 200 IM 400 IM 200 fly 200 free 500 free

Time 1:45.85 3:42.61 1:44.60 1:35.23 4:30.14

MN All-Time Rk [4] [1] [4] [3]

CAREER NOTES: Two-time All-American • Minnesota school record holder in the 400 IM and ranks third in the 200 free and fourth in the 200 butterfly and in the 200 IM • shattered the varsity long course school record in the 400 IM at the 2008 Olympic Trials with a time of 4:22.37 and took 14th place overall • also had top 25 finishes in the 200 fly and 200 IM at Trials • posted a sixth place finish at the 2008 U.S. Open in the 400 IM • had an outstanding 2009 U.S. Open that earned him a spot on the U.S. National Team • placed third in the 400 IM and 200 free, fifth in the 400 free and eighth in the 200 fly • school long course record holder in the 200 butterfly (1:59.37), 200 individual medley (2:03.17) and 400 individual medley (4:16.75) • placed 12th in the 400-meter IM at the 2007 U.S. Summer Nationals in Indianapolis and made Olympic Trials cuts in the 200 and 400 IM at the meet • fivetime Big Ten finalist. 2008-09 • JUNIOR SEASON: Wrapped up an amazing junior season at the NCAA Championships where he earned two All-America awards • won the consolation final of the 400 individual medley and destroyed the school record with a time of 3:42.61 • dropped almost eight seconds off his career-best time during the course of the season • swam leg of 800 freestyle relay that broke the school record and finished sixth at NCAAs • also competed individually in the 200 butterfly, finishing 25th in 1:44.60 and finished 42nd in the 200 IM (1:46.03) • finaled in all three events at the Big Ten Championships, earning career-best times in each event • finished fourth in the 200 IM in 1:45.85 • finished third in the 400 IM in 3:45.80 • took sixth in the 200 butterfly in 1:44.67 • posted career-best times in the 46 * Minnesota Swimming & Diving

Date 2/26/09 3/27/09 3/28/09 2/27/09 2/6/09

*TWO-TIME ALL-AMERICAN

prelims of each event, then lowered each time in the finals • led off the 800 freestyle relay in 1:35.23 which ranks as the third-fastest time ever at Minnesota • won a team-high nine events during the regular season • registered career-best times in five events during the regular season • won the 200 fly at North Carolina • won the 200 IM in victory over Iowa • took second in the 400 IM and 200 fly at the Minnesota Grand Prix • won the 500 free at Hawaii • posted career-best times in the 200 and 400 IM and 200 fly at the Ohio State Invitational • won the 400 IM and was the runner-up in the 200 IM and 200 fly • claimed wins in the 200 fly and 400 IM in victory over Washington • won the 200 IM and 400 IM in Triple Duals with Wisconsin and Purdue • letterwinner. 2007-08 • SOPHOMORE SEASON: Made second Big Ten Championships appearance • finaled in the 400 IM, placing sixth in 3:50.49 • finished 10th in the 200 butterfly in 1:47.39 • went a lifetime-best 1:49.04 in the 200 IM to finish just out of the scoring in 20th place • won three events during the regular season • won the 200 fly against North Carolina (11/2-3) • led Minnesota with a third place finish in the 200 fly at the Minnesota Grand Prix • was the runner-up in the 400 IM at the Ohio State Invitational • set a new meet record of 1:47.12 in winning the 200 fly at the OSU Invite • took the 200 fly against Arizona State (1/19) • placed second in the 400 IM at the Big Ten Triple Duals with Purdue and Wisconsin • letterwinner. 2006-07 • FRESHMAN SEASON: Competed at first Big Ten Championships and scored twice • reached first Big Ten championship final, finishing eighth in the 400 individual medley

in 3:54.06 • his prelim time of 3:52.97 is the ninthfastest in school history • added clutch team points, finishing 10th in the 200 butterfly in 1:47.41 • also placed 18th in the 200 IM • posted career-best times in all three events at Big Tens • took second in the 400 IM and third in the 200 IM at the Minnesota Challenge • placed third in the 400 IM at the Ohio State Invitational • was the runner-up in the 400 IM at the Minnesota Invitational • placed second in the 200 fly against North Carolina • letterwinner. HIGH SCHOOL: A 2006 graduate of Wayzata High School (Minn.) • coach was Dan Zrust • Junior National qualifier • finished third in the 500 free at the Minnesota State AA meet as a sophomore and junior and fourth as a senior • was the state runner-up to Mark Solfelt in the 200 IM as senior and placed third as a junior • holds eight school records at Wayzata • multiple NISCA All-American as a junior and senior • earned six varsity letters in swimming • led the Trojans to a third place finish at the MSHSL AA state meet as a junior and a fourth place finish as a senior • sixtime All-Classic Lake selection • placed third in the 200-meter fly at the 2006 USA Swimming Speedo Champions Series at University Aquatic Center • also placed third in the 200 and 400 IM at the event • also competed for the Mach 3 Flyers • club teammate of Gopher senior Colin Lee-To • National Honor Society and AP Scholar. PERSONAL: Majoring in finance • son of Wendy and Gary Wold • grandfather swam for the U of M in the late 1920s • born June 26, 1987.


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nico

ZEBLEY

SENIOR IM distance freestyle height: 6-0 weight: 170 Baltimore, Md. High School The Friends School Club North Baltimore Aquatic Club

NICO ZEBLEY ZEBLEY’S BESTS Year 2008 2007 2008 2009

Event 500 free 1000 free 1650 free 400 IM

Time 4:26.05 9:18.71 15:29.21 3:58.63

MN All-Time Rk [16] [11] [13] [21]

CAREER NOTES: Is the 12th-fastest performer all-time at Minnesota in the 1000 free (9:18.71), 16th in the 500 free (4:26.04) and 13th in the 1650 free (15:34.48) • also ranks 21st in the 400 IM (3:58.63). 2008-09 • JUNIOR SEASON: Made third Big Ten Championships appearance • turned in a career-best 3:58.63 to finish 27th in the 400 Im at Big Tens • also placed 44th in the 500 free and 33rd in the 1650 free • won the 1000 free at Hawaii • led Minnesota with a fourth place finish in the 1000 free and finished third in the 500 free at the Minnesota Grand Prix • placed third in the 1000 free at Washington • was the runner-up in the 1650 free at the Minnesota Challenge • letterwinner. 2007-08 • SOPHOMORE SEASON: Made second Big Ten Championships appearance • finished 25th in the 400 IM in a career-best 3:58.82 • took 22nd in the 1650 freestyle and 51st in the 500 freestyle • won the 1650 free at the Minnesota Challenge in a career-best 15:34.48 • was the runner-up in the 100 free at Iowa (10/19) • took fourth in the Minnesota Challenge in the 500 free and the 400 IM • made a runner-up showing in the 500 and 1000 free in the Big Ten Triple Duals with Wisconsin and Purdue • won two events and finished in the top three four times during the USA Swimming Speedo Champions Series event in Wisconsin over the summer • won the 800 and 1500-meter free events • letterwinner.

Date 12/5/08 12/1/07 12/7/08 2/27/09

placed 22nd in the 400 individual medley with a time of 3:59.82 • won the 1000 free against Iowa (10/2) in first career dual meet with a time of 9:21.70 • took second in the 1000 against Florida (10/27) and North Carolina (11/3) • finaled in three events at the Minnesota Invitational, led by a fourth place finish in the 1650 free • placed fifth in the 1650 free at the Ohio State Invitational (12/3) • took second in the 1000 free against Wisconsin and Purdue (1/19) • also placed second in the 1650 free at the Minnesota Challenge in 15:42.14 and in the 500 free (4:32.88) • letterwinner. HIGH SCHOOL: A 2006 graduate of The Friends School of Baltimore (Md.) • high school did not have an official swimming team • 2005 Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association champion in the 200 and 500 freestyle • holds the MIAA record in the 200 and 500 free • multiple NISCA All-American • also competes for the North Baltimore Aquatic Club • awarded the outstanding male swimmer award at NBAC twice. PERSONAL: Double major in geography and marketing • son of Joseph and Bernardina Zebley • enjoys watching movies • born May 7, 1987.

2006-07 • FRESHMAN SEASON: Competed at the Big Ten Championships • finished 18th in the 1650 free in career-best 15:36.44 • 47 * Minnesota Swimming & Diving


athlete biographies

jared

ANDERSON

FRESHMAN IM breaststroke height: 5-10 weight: 152

JARED ANDERSON

MATT BENECKI

HIGH SCHOOL: A 2009 graduate of Brainerd High School in Brainerd, Minn. • 2007 Minnesota State champion in the 100 breaststroke as a sophomore • finished runner-up in the 100 breaststroke at the Minnesota State High School AA Championships in 2008 and 2009 • also finaled in the 200 individual medley • four-time NISCA All-American • competed for the Brainerd YMCA Dolphins under head coach Hal Peterson.

HIGH SCHOOL: A 2009 graduate of Chantilly High School in Fairfax, Va. • two time Virginia state champion in the 500 freestyle • shattered the state record in the event as a junior and senior • NISCA All-American • 2008 Olympic Trials qualifier • rated as a five-star recruit by Swimming World Magazine • also competes for The Fish under his father and head coach Ray Benecki • multiple-time competitor at the U.S. Open • finished seventh in the 800-meter free at the 2008 meet • Junior Nationals and Senior Nationals qualifier.

PERSONAL: Double major in journalism and English • son of Dan and Kathy Anderson • has a younger brother, Trent • enjoys writing and hiking • born May 10, 1990.

ANDERSON’S BESTS Year 2009

Event 100 breast

Time 56.61

matt

BENECKI

FRESHMAN distance freestyle height: 6-2 weight: 190 Fairfax, Va.

PERSONAL: Plans to major in geology • son of Joanne and Raymond Benecki • has two brothers, Steven and Kevin • born September 8, 1990.

BENECKI’S BESTS Year 2008 2009 2009 2008

Event 200 free 500 free 1000 free 1650 free

Time 1:42.20 4:25.72 9:15.27 15:34.04

Baxter, Minn. High School Chantilly

High School Brainerd

Club The Fish

Club Brainerd YMCA

nate

BROADBRIDGE

FRESHMAN diving

NATE BROADBRIDGE

HRVOJE CAPAN

HIGH SCHOOL: A 2009 graduate of James Madison Memorial High School (Wis.) • was the runner-up in diving at the 2009 Wisconsin State Championship • helped Memorial earn three state champions • earned AllAmerican honors for the 200 free relay and 200 medley relay in 2009 • also was a two-time all-city diving champion in Madison, Wis. • competed for Ridgewood Pool for 11 summers under head coaches Sam Webb and Bill Weurger.

INTERNATIONAL: A member of the Croatian National Team • competed at the 2008 European Short Course Championships as a 17-year old • competed at the European Junior Championships • swims for HAPK Mladost where 13-time Gopher All-American Igor Cerensek trains and coaches • a 2009 graduate of Sportska Gymnasium.

PERSONAL: Plans to double major in economy and actuary • son of Anne and Daryl Broadbridge • has a younger sibling named Liesl • enjoys coaching a youth diving team at Ridgewood Pool (Wis.) • born December 13, 1990.

hrvoje

CAPAN

FRESHMAN freestyle

height: 6-1 weight: 159

height: 6-3 weight: 175

Madison, Wis.

Zagreb, Croatia

High School Memorial

High School Sportska Gymnasium

Club Ridgewood Pool

Club HAPK Mladost

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PERSONAL: Born April 27, 1991 • has a brother, Ivan • son of Darko and Biserka Capan.

CAPAN’S BESTS Year 2009 2009 2009

Event 50 free 100 free 200 free

Time 22.98 (SCM)/23.77 (LCM) 48.82 (SCM)/51.06 (LCM) 1:47.50 (SCM)/1:53.01 (LCM)


athlete biographies

larry

FORMOSA

FRESHMAN freestyle butterfly height: 6-1 weight: 190

LARRY FORMOSA

ANDREW GRIFFEY

HIGH SCHOOL: A 2009 graduate of Lockport Township High School in Homer Glen, Ill. • finished sixth in the 200 free relay his senior year at the Illinois State Championships • earned All-American honors from NISCA his senior season • swam for the Lockport Homer Swim Club under head coach Monique Witkowski • former teammate Kevin Moran swims for the University of Iowa.

HIGH SCHOOL: A 2009 graduate of Tremper High School in Kenosha, Wis. • finished in consideration for All-American honors in 2009 for 50 free and 100 breast • scored twice at the 2009 Wisconsin State Championships, including a seventh-place finish in the 100 backstroke • competed for South Eastern Aquatics YMCA under head coach Neil Wright.

PERSONAL: Plans to major in mechanical/aerospace engineering • son of Larry and Mary Formosa • has one younger brother, Chris • enjoys playing the clarinet • born November 4, 1990.

FORMOSA’S BESTS Year 2009 2009

Event 100 fly 50 free

Time 51.93 21.77

GRIFFEY

PERSONAL: Majoring in sociology of law, criminology and deviance • son of Thomas and Andrea Griffey • older brother, Josh, swam for Minnesota for two seasons (2007-09) and was a captain his senior year • enjoys playing guitar and watching Spanish soap operas • born September 29, 1990.

FRESHMAN backstroke freestyle

GRIFFEY’S BESTS

andrew

height: 6-2 weight: 210

Homer Glen, Ill.

Pleasant Prairie, Wis.

High School Lockport Township

High School Kenosha Tremper

Club Lockport Homer Swim Club

Club South Eastern Aquatics YMCA

ben

GRIGGS

Fargo, N.D.

Event 52.68 21.96

Time 100 back 50 free

BEN GRIGGS

JOSH HALL

HIGH SCHOOL: A 2009 graduate of Fargo South High School in Fargo, N.D. • won four state titles at the 2009 North Dakota State Championships in the 50 freestyle, 100 free, 200 free relay and 400 free relay • Junior Nationals qualifier • high school All-American in 50 and 100 free • competed for the Moorhead Marlins club team and coach Pat Anderson • becomes the first North Dakota swimmer to join the Minnesota swimming program since 2000.

HIGH SCHOOL: A 2009 graduate of Wausau East High School in Wausau, Wis. • fivetime NISCA All-American • Wisconsin state champion in the 100 breast his senior year • also a two-time state champion in the 200 medley relay • Senior Nationals qualifier • competed at the 2009 U.S. Open in the 100 and 200 breaststroke • finished third in the 200 breaststroke and fourth in the 100 breast at the Minnesota Grand Prix at University Aquatic Center in 2008 • competed for Wausau Tide under head coach Abby Dunham, which also featured current Gopher teammates Rob Schnitzler and David Hawker.

PERSONAL: Majoring in kinesiology • son of Wes and Stacey Griggs • has one brother named Peter • born March 11, 1991.

FRESHMAN sprint freestyle height: 6-4 weight: 211

Year 2009 2009

josh

HALL

FRESHMAN breaststroke

GRIGGS’ BESTS Year 2009 2009

Event 20.53 45.65

Time 50 free 100 free

height: 5-8 weight: 147 Wausau, Wis.

High School Fargo South

High School Wausau East

Club Moorhead Marlins

Club Wausau Tide

PERSONAL: Undecided on major • son of Mark and May Hall • has a sister, Jaimee, and a brother Jason • enjoys disc golf • born April 12, 1991.

HALL’S BESTS Year 2009 2009

Event 55.50 2:02.82

Time 100 breast 200 breast

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athlete biographies

kristoffer

JORGENSEN

KRISTOFFER JORGENSEN

EVAN LEE-TO

INTERNATIONAL: Competed for Bergen Stupekhubb • member of the Norwegian National Team for the last two years • competed at the 2009 Speedo USA Diving Spring Nationals, finishing a strong eighth on the 10meter platform and 16th on the 3-meter • competed at the 2008 FINA Grand Prix in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., finishing fourth in the 10meter platform synchronized event and 26th on the 10-meter platform • placed eighth on the 10-meter synchro at the 2008 European Championships • 2008 graduate of Danielsen VGS.

HIGH SCHOOL: A 2009 graduate of Minnetonka High School • finished third in the 100 breaststroke and 50 freestyle at the 2009 Minnesota State AA Championships • swam for the Mach 3 Flyers club under head coach Tim Daly.

evan PERSONAL: Plans to major in psychology • son of Betsy Bokn and Kolbein Jorgensen • has four siblings • born August 7, 1988.

FRESHMAN diving

LEE-TO

LEE-TO’S BESTS FRESHMAN freestyle breaststroke

height: 5-9 weight: 145

PERSONAL: Brother, Colin was the 2009 Big Ten champion in the 100 breaststroke, a multiple-time All-American and the school record holder in the 100 breast • son of Sandy and David Lee-To.

height: 6-1 weight: 195

Year 2009 2009 2009 2009

Event 21.64 47.12 57.21 2:09.58

Time 50 free 100 free 100 breast 200 breast

Bergen, Norway Excelsior, Minn. High School Danielsen VGS

High School Minnetonka

Club Bergen Stupekhubb

Club Mach 3 Flyers

GORAN MAJLAT

MICHAEL McBROOM

MAJLAT

PREVIOUS: Three-time NCAA Division II national champion at Limestone College in South Carolina • Division II NCAA champion in the 50 freestyle with a time of 19.63 as a sophomore • earned multiple All-American honors • anchored the Limestone 200 free relay team that claimed the national title • finished second at the NCAA Championships in the 400 free relay and third in the 200 medley relay • also won the consolation final of the 100 freestyle • won three conference individual titles and earned All-Bluegrass Mountain Conference honors • took fifth at the NCAA Championships as a freshman in the 50 free • attended Electrotechnical High School in Croatia.

HIGH SCHOOL: A 2009 graduate of The Woodlands High School in The Woodlands, Texas • was the 2009 Texas State 5A championship runner-up in the 500 freestyle after finishing fourth as a junior • multiple All-America honoree by NISCA • owns a long resume of national competition • 2008 Olympic Trials qualifier • placed eighth in the 1500-meter free at the 2009 U.S. Open • two-time finalist at the 2008 U.S. Junior Nationals headed by a fifth-place showing in the 1500 free • placed seventh in the 1500-yard free at the World Championship Trials.

JUNIOR sprint freestyle backstroke

PERSONAL: Majoring in business and marketing education • son of Andelka and Grgo Majlat • has twin sisters Magdalena and Katarina • born September 9, 1987.

goran

height: 6-5 weight: 220 Split, Croatia Previous Limestone College

Event 50 free 100 free 100 back

High School Electrotechnical

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FRESHMAN distance freestyle IM height: 6-2 weight: 185

MAJLAT’S BESTS Year 2009 2009 2009

michael

McBROOM

Time 19.63 44.31 49.72

The Woodlands, Texas High School The Woodlands

PERSONAL: Plans to major in political science • son of Jay and Rená McBroom • mother swam for Eastern Michigan University • enjoys politics, sports and cars • born May 16, 1991.

McBROOM’S BESTS Year 2009 2009 2009 2008

Event 200 free 500 free 1000 free 1650 free

Time 1:39.26 4:27.48 9:06.47 15:26.26


athlete biographies

conor

MURPHY

FRESHMAN freestyle height: 6-3 weight: 195 St. Louis, Mo.

CONOR MURPHY

SEAN NESHEIM

HIGH SCHOOL: A 2009 graduate of Christian Brothers College High School in St. Louis • earned High School All-America honors for the 200 free relay • Junior Nationals qualifier • finished seventh in the 100 free and eighth in the 50 free as a senior at the Missouri State High School Championships • two-time First Team All-Metro selection and accumulated 11 state medals during high school career • swam with former Gopher All-American Mike Woodson (2004-08) for Parkway Swim Club and coach Nick Rudich as well as current Gopher Kelsey Ridder.

HIGH SCHOOL: A 2009 graduate of Cascade High School in Everett, Wash. • won the 2008 Washington State 4A High School title in the 200 freestyle and placed second in 2009 • also finished third at the 2008 state meet in the 100 backstroke • Junior Nationals qualifier • swam for Cascade Swim Club under coach Tom Pardee.

sean PERSONAL: Plans to major in kinesiology • son of Cindy and Aidan Murphy • brother Austin swims for the University of Evansville and brother Aidan swims for Lewis University • enjoys listening to music • born August 24, 1990.

NESHEIM

MURPHY’S BESTS

height: 6-2 weight: 170

Year 2009 2009

Event 50 free 100 free

Time 21.45 46.90

High School Christian Brothers College

jack

FRESHMAN backstroke butterfly height: 6-1 weight: 185

FRESHMAN freestyle

Everett, Wash.

Club Delta Aquatics

Year 2009 2009 2009

Event 200 free 500 free 1000 free

Time 1:39.66 4:30.83 9:28.08

Club Cascade Swim Club

JACK POLETTO

PAUL TIERNEY

HIGH SCHOOL: A 2009 graduate of Waubonsie Valley High School • placed 10th in the 100 butterfly and 15th in the 100 backstroke as a senior at the Illinois State Championships • also placed ninth in the 100 fly as a junior • swam for Delta Aquatics and coach Deryl Leubner • coached at Waubonsie Valley by Luke Payette and Chad Ganden.

2008-09 • FRESHMAN SEASON: Missed the 2008-09 season with an injury.

PERSONAL: Undecided on a major • son of John and Sarah Poletto • has three siblings, Anna, Joseph and Elena • enjoys playing water polo • born November 23, 1990.

paul

TIERNEY

FRESHMAN freestyle

POLETTO’S BESTS Year 2009 2009

Event 100 fly 100 back

Time 50.63 52.19

height: 6-2 weight: 191 Burnsville, Minn,

Aurora, Ill. High School Waubonsie Valley

NESHEIM’S BESTS

High School Cascade

Club Parkway Swim Club

POLETTO

PERSONAL: Plans to major in computer science and environmental studies • son of Dale and Yumi Nesheim • enjoys playing the drums • born June 15, 1991.

High School Burnsville Club Black Dog Aquatics

HIGH SCHOOL: A 2008 graduate of Burnsville High School (Minn.) • coach was Jeff Marshall • was the 2008 Minnesota High School state champion in the 100 and 200 freestyle • named the Minnesota State Swimmer of the Year as a senior • was the state runner-up in the 200 freestyle and placed third in the 100 free as a junior • 11-time NISCA AllAmerican • Junior Nationals qualifier in 2006, 2007 and 2008 • led Burnsville to a Minnesota AA state title as a junior and a third place finish at the state championships as a senior • named the 2008 Section 3AA Swimmer of the Year • was named a KARE 11 Athlete of the Week twice during his high school career • All-Lake Conference honoree for four years • holds school records in four events • earned five varsity letters in swimming. PERSONAL: Majoring in wildlife and fisheries science • lists greatest sports thrill as winning the state title with Burnsville in 2007 • son of Mike and Christine Tierney • born September 7, 1989.

TIERNEY’S BESTS Year 2007 2008 2007

Event 50 free 100 free 200 free

Time 21.38 45.56 1:40.39

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coaching staff

The list of accomplishments is lengthy. Five Big Ten titles in the last nine years and seven in the last 13. Eighteen straight top 15 finishes at the NCAA Championships. Twenty-one consecutive topthree finishes at the Big Ten Championships. Over one hundred different All-Americans. As Dennis Dale enters his 25th year as the head coach at the University of Minnesota, his leadership has taken Minnesota from a bottom level Big Ten program to one of the nation’s elite and most respected. Perhaps the most impressive mark of Dale’s tenure has been its consistency. Minnesota has finished in the top three in the Big Ten each of the last 21 years and 18 of which were either championship or runner-up teams. Dale has coached at least nine All-Americans for 15 straight seasons dating to 1993-94. Consistency at the NCAA Championships has been a staple, including five straight top 10 NCAA finishes from 2000-04. In addition, his squads have finished in the top 15 for the last 18 seasons. The Gophers are one of only six teams nationally to accomplish the feat. His teams have placed in the top 11 every year since 2000. Dale’s teams have been a force during the regular season as well. He owns a 174-28 overall dual meet record in his tenure including a 87-6 mark over the last 13 years. He hasn’t lost more than one dual since the 1990-91 season when the Gophers were 11-2. Making Dale’s progression to a national power even more impressive is the state of the program that he inherited in 1985-86. The program which has over 100 different All-Americans in the last 20 years, hadn’t made a top-five Big Ten finish since 1967 and hadn’t posted a top-15 NCAA finish since 1972. When he guided Minnesota to the Big Ten crown in 1996, it broke a 70-year conference title drought. Dale is the dean of Big Ten coaches in his 25th season. He is the only active coach with more than one conference title under his belt and has entered elite waters for his tenure. With seven career titles, he ranks fifth all-time in Big Ten history behind only James ‘Doc’ Counsilman of Indiana (23), Michigan’s Matt Mann (16) and Jon Urbanchek (13) and Ohio State’s Mike Peppe (12). A six-time Big Ten Coach of the Year, Dale guided the Gophers to back-to-back Big Ten ti-

tles in 2004 and 2005, bringing Minnesota’s run to four in five years. Terry Silkaitis grabbed conference crowns in the 100 and 200 free, running his career total to five individual wins, the most of any Gopher under Dale’s tutelage. Silkaitis also walked away from the Twin Cities armed with 23 All-America certificates over his career. Minnesota finished 11th at the NCAA Championships, held at University Aquatic Center. Justin Mortimer, who finished his illustrious career with 13 All-America awards, finished in the top eight three times, including a third place finish in the 500 free. Mortimer went on to win three medals at the World University Games over the summer. After taking second at the Big Ten Championships in 2006, Minnesota returned to the top in 2007, edging Michigan in the meet’s final event to take the conference crown. Dale’s team demonstrated amazing depth, winning only the meet’s final event en route to the championship. The Gophers also returned to the top 10 at the NCAA Championships. Igor Cerensek ended his career as one of the Gophers’ greatest sprinters of all-time, finishing with 13 All-America honors and finaling in all 12 of his Big Ten individual events. The 2007 title marked the fifth in seven years. The run is tied for the fourth-best over a seven-year period in Big Ten history behind just Indiana’s amazing 20-title run from 1961-80, Michigan’s 10-title streak from 1986-95 and an early run of nine in a row by Ohio State from 1949-56. Dale’s Gophers have been the most dominant Big Ten program since the mid1990s. The Gophers have secured seven titles since 1996 while only Michigan has won multiple conference crowns in that period with four. Although Minnesota took third at the 2008 Big Ten meet, the Gophers still managed to post 12 All-Americans and an NCAA 11th-place

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DENNIS DALE HEAD COACH • 25TH SEASON

 SIX-TIME BIG TEN COACH OF THE YEAR  COACHED SEVEN BIG TEN CHAMPION TEAMS  17 CONSECUTIVE TOP 15 NCAA FINISHES


coaching staff

DALE AT A GLANCE COACHING ACCOMPLISHMENTS • Has led the Golden Gophers to a top 15 NCAA national finish for 18 consecutive seasons and placed in the top 10 six of the past 10 seasons. Minnesota has finished no worse than 11th since 2000. • Has coached a total of 92 different athletes to 480 All-America certificates. • Has coached 87 Big Ten event champions, including nine in 2001 and 2003. Has coached a Big Ten champion in every event at the conference championships. • With Dale leading the way, Minnesota is the only Big Ten program to have the conference swimming and diving coach of the year the same season on two occasions. finish. David Plummer ended an illustrious career with four AllAmerica certificates, running his career total to 14. The Gophers matched the 11th place finish at the 2009 NCAA Championships and his team won two conference titles en route to a third place finish at the Big Ten Championships. Dale also received a variety of accolades following the 200809 season. He was inducted into the “M” Club Hall of Fame for his coaching and athletic prowess at Minnesota and was also inducted into the Burnsville High School Athletic Hall of Fame for his coaching career prior to arriving at the U of M. Minnesota finished 11th at the NCAA meet and second at Big Tens in 2006 and posted plenty of accomplishments. Adam Mitchell became the Gophers’ first Big Ten 200 individual medley champ since Paul Nelsen in 1994 and earned five All-America certificates, bringing his career haul to 11 under Dale’s guidance. All five of Minnesota’s relays reached All-America honors for the second straight year. The Gophers also had an outstanding year in the classroom with 19 athletes earning Academic All-Big Ten honors while eight more earned CSCAA First Team Academic All-America honors. Dale has stressed academics throughout his career. In the last six years, 70 Gophers have been named Academic All-Big Ten, an average of 13.2 per year. In addition, 31 of his student-athletes

have earned Academic All-America honors. John Cahoy, was named the GTE/CoSIDA Academic All-American of the Year in 1999 while Bernie Zeruhn earned the accolade in 1996. Travis Beckerle was impressively awarded an NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship in 2006. In 2003-04, Dale not only earned his fifth Big Ten championship at Minnesota’s helm, but nine swimmers earned 22 AllAmerica certificates. The Gophers were remarkably consistent at the Big Ten Championships, scoring in every event en route to a third Big Ten title in the last five years. His squads finished seventh at the 2000 and 2003 NCAA Championships, eighth at the 2002 NCAA Championships, ninth at the 2001 NCAA Championships, 15th at the 1999 NCAA Championships, 14th at the 1998 NCAA Championships and 12th at both the 1997 and 1996 NCAA Championships. The team also took ninth (1995), seventh (1994), 11th (1993) and sixth (1992) the previous four seasons. Minnesota ended the 2002-03 season second in the Big Ten, ending the Gophers’ two-year reign as conference champions. Dale earned his sixth Big Ten Coach of the Year, while Terry Silkaitis was named the Big Ten Swimmer of the Year after winning the 50, 100 and 200 freestyle events. Minnesota had 14 swimmers participate at nationals, while 12 earned All-America certificates. The 2001-02 season was tremendous for Minnesota. They

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• Guided the U of M to its first Big Ten Championship in 70 years in 1996. Then won the title again in 1998, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2005 and 2007. He guided Minnesota to its first back-to-back titles in 2001 and 2002. • With seven career Big Ten titles, he ranks fifth all-time in Big Ten history behind only James ‘Doc’ Counsilman of Indiana (23), Michigan’s Matt Mann (16) and Jon Urbanchek (13) and Ohio State’s Mike Peppe (12). • The Gophers have secured seven Big Ten titles since 1996 while only Michigan has won multiple conference crowns in that period with four. • Honored as the 1989, 1996, 1998, 2001, 2002 and 2003 Big Ten Coach of the Year. • Coached Big Ten Freshman of the Year Award recipients in 1989, 1991 and 2000 and Big Ten Swimmer of the Year in 2003. • Coached 212 Academic All-Big Ten selections including 19 in 2005-06 and 16 in 2006-07.

NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL COACHING EXPERIENCE • Head men’s coach of Team USA at the 2007 World University Games in Bangkok, Thailand. American swimmers earned 16 medals, including six golds. • Assistant coach of the Brazilian National Team at the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia.

DALE’S RECORD YEAR 1985-86 1986-87 1987-88 1988-89 1989-90 1990-91 1991-92 1992-93 1993-94 1994-95 1995-96 1996-97 1997-98 1998-99 1999-2000 2000-2001 2001-2002 2002-03 2003-04 2004-05 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 Career

• Led the Golden Gophers to sixth place finish at the 1992 NCAA Championships, the program’s best finish in 25 seasons.

PCT. .417 .700 .714 .917 .846 .846 .857 .857 .875 .888 .909 1.000 .875 .888 1.000 .833 1.000 1.000 .875 .833 1.000 1.000 .857 1.000 .861

BIG TEN 9th 5th 7th 3rd 2nd 2nd 2nd 2nd 2nd 2nd 1st 2nd 1st 2nd 2nd 1st 1st 2nd 1st 1st 2nd 1st 3rd 3rd

CHAMPIONS 0 0 0 4 3 3 3 1 5 5 9 3 3 8 5 9 7 9 2 3 2 1 0 2 87

NCAA DNC 33rd 32nd 11th 27th 18th 6th 11th 7th 9th 12th 12th 14th 15th 7th 9th 8th 7th 9th 11th 11th 10th 11th 11th

TOTAL ALL-AMERICANS 0 1 1 8 6 8 10 8 11 10 9 10 11 11 14 11 13 12 9 12 10 12 12 9 218

• Assistant coach of the 1998 U.S. Goodwill Games Team and the 2003 World University Games. • Member of the 1993 & 1995 Olympic Festival Coaching Staff. • Coached the West Team to victory at the 1995 Olympic Festival. • Coached the USA Junior National Team to its best finish (second) during its annual summer trip to Paris, France.

COACHING TIMELINE • Head coach, University of Minnesota (1985-present) • Head coach, Burnsville (Minn.) High School (1972-85) • Won four State High School titles as boys’ and girls’ coach at Burnsville (Minn.) High School. • Four-time Minnesota State High School Coach of the Year.

PERSONAL • Graduated from the University of Minnesota in 1967 with a bachelor’s degree in business administration and physical education. • 1967 All-American backstroker and as a member of the 400 medley relay team. • Inducted into the “M” Club Hall of Fame and the Burnsville High School Hall of Fame in 2009.

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coaching staff DALE’S GOPHERS IN RECENT INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION Keam Ang (Malaysia) Ray Betuzzi (Canada) Mike Brown (Canada)

Karl Burdis (Ireland) John Cahoy (USA) Igor Cerensek (Croatia)

Mario Delac (Croatia)

scored 711.50 points en route to the Big Ten title. The Gophers claimed seven conference titles in the process, including three of the five relay crowns. En route to an eighth place finish at the NCAA Championships, 13 Golden Gophers earned 31 All-America certificates, including 14 of the first team variety. In addition, Dale led Minnesota to back-to-back Big Ten titles for the first time in school history. It was his fourth Big Ten title at the helm. Minnesota won the Big Ten title as well in 2000-01 and took ninth at the NCAAs. Dale earned his fourth Big Ten Swimming Coach of the Year award. The 1999-2000 season was full of successes for Minnesota. The Golden Gophers finished with a perfect 7-0 dual meet record. They finished second in the Big Ten and had their highest NCAA finish (7th) since the 1993-94 season. The 1998-99 season saw the Golden Gophers finish 8-1 overall and 3-0 in the Big Ten season. During the ’97-98 season, the Golden Gophers went 7-1 in dual meets and 3-1 in the Big Ten. In 1997, Minnesota went 8-0, giving Dale his first undefeated season in 12 years. At the ’99 Big Ten Championships, Minnesota placed just behind Penn State with 588 points. The Golden Gophers clinched four relay titles and had a fifth relay team disqualified in the first day of

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competition, which prevented Minnesota a possible sweep of the relay titles and another conference crown. The Gophers’ big breakthrough came in 1996 when they broke a 70-year Big Ten title dry spell. The Gophers posted 620.5 points to beat Michigan by 75 points and end the Wolverines’ 10-year stranglehold on the Big Ten crown. Bernie Zeruhn won three individual titles at the meet, including the 500 freestyle. He remains the only Gopher to ever win that event at the conference meet. Dale also directed the Gophers to conference titles in 1996 and 1998. Prior to winning the title in 1996, Minnesota had not won the conference title since 1926. Dale established Minnesota on the national scene in 1989 when his team finished 11th at the NCAA Championships, marking its first top 20 placing at the national meet since 1970. Four relays earned All-America honors in 1989 and six individuals earned All-America accolades, including Bengt Zikarsky, who finished fourth in the 100 free. In 1991, Sean Quackenbush finished third in the 200 butterfly. He went on to earn seven individual All-America honors. The 1992 season was Dale’s best season to date. His team was the runner-up at the Big Ten Championships and made a huge splash at the NCAA Championships, finishing sixth, Minnesota’s best prior NCAA mark since 1964. All five relays earned All-America honors and Paul Nelsen was the runner-up in the 200 individual medley. Dale added to his distinguished list of international coaching experience in 2006 when USA Swimming named him the head men’s coach for the 2007 World University Games in Bangkok, Thailand. His team earned 16 medals overall, including six golds. He also had the opportunity to coach his own student-athlete, David Plummer, who swam the 50 and 100-meter back at the Games. It was the third time Dale represented the United States at the World University Games and the first as a head coach. Dale, who graduated from the University of Minnesota in 1967 with bachelor’s degrees in business administration and physical education, was a senior on the ‘67 Golden Gopher squad that finished 10th at the national meet. He placed seventh in the 100 backstroke and led off the ninth-place 400 medley relay unit en route to garnering All-America honors. Before taking over the reigns of the Golden Gopher program in ’85, he had an outstanding 13-year career as head boys’ and girls’ coach at Burnsville (Minn.) High School, where he built the Blaze into a perennial state powerhouse. His teams won four Minnesota state championships, and he was honored as the state Coach of the Year in each of his final four seasons. While there, he coached more than 20 prep All-Americans and a number of Junior Olympic finalists. Under Dale’s direction, Minnesota also clinched the USA National Championship in April of ’98 at the Aquatic Center, as well as leading the Gopher Swim Club to a second-place finish at the 1991 Long Course Senior Nationals, where former U of M swimmer and All-American Del Cerney won Minnesota’s first national title in more than 20 years in the 50 freestyle.

Ricardo Dornelas (Brazil) Can Ergenekan (Turkey) Ivan Gutesa (Serbia) Jeff Hackler (USA) Nadav Kochavi (Israel) Paul Nelsen (USA) Dov Malnik (Israel) Alex Massura (Brazil)

Jono McLeod (Canada) Yoav Meiri (Israel) Justin Mortimer (USA)

Allen Ong (Malaysia) David Plummer (USA) Sean Quackenbush (USA) Jon Roberts (USA) Terry Silkaitis (USA) Todd Smolinski (USA) Martin Zielinski (USA) Bengt Zikarsky (Germany)

1996, 2000 Olympics 2006 Pan Pacific Championships 2009 World University Games 2002 Commonwealth Games (bronze medalist) 2004 Olympics 2004 World Championships (silver medalist) 2008 Olympic Games 2009 World University Games 1998 Goodwill Games 1999 World University Games 2004 Olympics 2005 Mediterranean Games 2006 World Championships 2004 Olympics 2005 Mediterranean Games 2006 World Championships 1999 World University Games 1992, 1996 Olympics 2009 World University Games 2001 Goodwill Games (bronze medalist) 2009 World University Games 1995 Pan Pac Games 2001 World University Games 2003 World University Games 1996 Olympics 1999 Pan Am Games (gold, silver medalist) 2000 Olympics various international meets 2000 Olympics 2003 World University Games (silver medalist) 2004 World Short Course (gold, bronze medalist) 2005 World University Games (gold, silver, bronze medalist) 2000, 2004 Olympics 2006 Pan Pacific Championships 2007 World University Games 1991 World Championships 2007 Japan Grand Prix (bronze medalist) 2005 World University Games (silver, bronze medalist) 2001 World University Games (silver, bronze medalist) 1998 Goodwill Games 1992, 1996 Olympics


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BILL TRAMEL ASSISTANT COACH • SIXTH SEASON

TRAMEL AT A GLANCE COLLEGIATE COACHING TIMELINE Minnesota

Men’s Assistant Coach/Recruiting Coord.

2004-

North Carolina

Men’s & Women’s Assistant Coach

1995-2004

Georgia

Men’s & Women’s Women’s Assistant Coach 1994-95

South Carolina

Men’s Assistant Coach

1992-94

Missouri

Men’s & Women’s Assistant Coach

1990-92

EDUCATION University of Missouri, 1992 (B.S., consumer economics)

Bill Tramel is in his sixth year as assistant coach at the University of Minnesota. Prior to his hiring at Minnesota, the 19-year collegiate coaching veteran spent nine years at North Carolina as the head assistant coach for the Tar Heel men’s and women’s swimming teams. In just five seasons, Tramel has made his mark in Minneapolis. Since his arrival, Minnesota has won conference titles in 2005 and 2007 while posting 11th place finishes at the NCAA Championships in 2005, 2006, 2008 and 2009 and a 10th place performance in 2007. Tramel coordinates all of Minnesota’s recruiting efforts. He has inked the top talent in the State of Minnesota including current Gophers Michael Richards and Curt Carlson and has reached out of the country for some strong international talent including Karl Burdis (Ireland), Ray Betuzzi (Canada), Ivan Gutesa (Serbia), Hrvoje Capan (Croatia) and Nadav Kochavi (Israel). In addition to his recruiting efforts, Tramel has made his mark in the pool. He is the primary coach of senior Alex Wold, who was named to the U.S. National Team in 2009 after an outstanding summer that saw him break three school long course records and reach four championship finals at the U.S. Open including third place showings in the 200 free and 400 individual medley. During the regular season, Tramel helped Wold earn All-America honors in the 400 individual medley and 800 free relay. One of the top collegiate distance coaches in the country, Tramel has coached at least one swimmer invited to the NCAA Championships in the 1650 freestyle every season since 1998. Overall, Tramel has coached 53 All-American selections in his career. In 2004-05, Tramel helped the Gophers to a second consecutive Big Ten title. The primary coach of the distance and middle distance swimmers, he coached six All-Americans and four school record performances. He guided the outstanding season by Justin Mortimer, who finaled three times at NCAAs and finished third in the 500 freestyle. Under Tramel’s tutelage, David Plummer made a statement as as freshman, finishing second in the 100 backstroke at the Big Ten Championships and earning All-America laurels in both back events at the NCAA Championships. Plummer went on to finish third in the 100-meter back and fourth in the 200 at the 2005 USA Summer Nationals in Irvine, Calif. In 2005-06, Tramel coached several swimmers to lifetime-best accomplishments. Plummer finaled twice at the NCAA Championships including a fifth-place finish in the 200 backstroke. Plummer shattered the school record in the event and posted the top individual finish by a Gopher in the event since 2000. Plummer also went on to finish fifth in the 100meter back at the 2006 USA Summer Nationals and fifth in the 100, enough to earn a spot on Team USA’s roster for the Pan Pacific Championships. Tramel also worked extensively with Zach Wood, who built on three appearances in the finals at the 2006 Big Ten Championships by finaling in the 200-meter butterfly at U.S. Summer Nationals. Tramel coached Travis Beckerle to an outstanding finish to his career as a Golden Gopher in 2006. Beckerle recorded a lifetime-best time in the 1650 free to earn All-America honors at the NCAA Championships. Following the season, the Academic All-American was awarded the NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship. Minnesota returned to the top of the Big Ten in 2007. Tramel helped Ray Betuzzi become one of the Big Ten’s best middle distance freestylers, highlighted by a third place finish in the 500 free. Wood wrapped up his Gopher career by earning an invitation to the NCAA Championships where he competed in four events and earned All-America honors in the

800 free relay. Perhaps Tramel’s top coaching performance has been with Mike Holmes, who burst on the national scene in 2007, finishing second in the 1650 free at the Big Ten Championships and ninth at the NCAA Championships. Holmes became just the second swimmer in school history to swim under the 15-minute mark in the event, joining another of Tramel’s disciples, Justin Mortimer. Holmes matched the runner-up finish at Big Tens in 2008 and 2009 and earned All-America honors in the 1650 free as a junior. He went on to finish an impressive third in the 1500-mter free at the 2008 Canadian Olympic Trials. Betuzzi posted lifetime-bests in the 200 and 500 free during the 2008 postseason and earned All-America honors for a 15th place finish in the 500 at the NCAA Championships. He picked up All-America honors again in 2009 on the 800 free relay that broke the school record at the NCAA meet. Tramel’s distance swimmer development was proven again with Michael Daup. A modest high school performer, Daup finished eighth in the 1650 free at the 2008 Big Ten Championships and went on to a spectacular summer. He won the USA Swimming 25K Open Water National Championship and placed fifth in the 5K race while qualifying for the U.S. Olympic Trials in the 1500-meter free. At UNC, Tramel coached over 40 AllAmerica honorees and over 35 NCAA individual qualifiers. He directly coached 15 Atlantic Coast Conference individual champions, four ACC Championship meet record holders and 12 athletes to UNC school record performances. Tramel assisted in the coaching of Jessica Perruquet, who won the 200-yard freestyle at the 2003 NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships. He also coached Sean Quinn, who placed fifth in the 200 breaststroke at the 2000 U.S. Olympic Trials. While at UNC, the Tar Heels had nine top-20 finishes at the NCAA Championships and five top-15 team finishes. In 2001, the UNC women’s team finished ninth overall for the first time since 1987. Since Tramel's arrival, the Tar Heels have won seven ACC Championships. Before his stint at UNC, Tramel spent a year as an assistant coach at the University of Georgia. While an assistant at Georgia, the St. Louis, Mo., native worked alongside threetime U.S. Olympic coach Jack Bauerle. He helped lead the Bulldogs’ women’s team to a nine-spot improvement at the NCAA level -- from 15th place in 1994 to sixth place in 1995 as well as to the NCAA women’s championship in the 200-yard freestyle relay that year. Tramel also acted as recruiting coordinator and helped lay the foundation of three straight national champion Bulldog teams. Tramel’s recruiting class won Georgia’s first national title when they were seniors. He also served for two years as the top assistant coach and recruiting coordinator for the University of South Carolina’s men’s swimming program from 1992-94. During Tramel’s stay, the Gamecocks moved from a 37th-place finish at the NCAA meet to 19th place. Prior to his work at South Carolina, Tramel spent two years as an assistant coach for both the men’s and women’s swimming programs at the University of Missouri, his alma mater. He had been a member of the Tiger swimming team and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in consumer economics in 1992. His early coaching duties were also as an assistant age group coach at the Sugar Creek Swim Club in St. Louis, Mo, in 1988. A year later, he was the assistant age group coach for the St. Louis Aquajets.

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WENBO CHEN HEAD DIVING COACH • FIRST SEASON The University of Minnesota made a huge splash in the collegiate diving world when it announced the hiring of one of the most respected and accomplished coaches in the world, Wenbo Chen, as its new head diving coach on April 16, 2009. Chen served as the USA Diving head coach and associate director of USA Diving's National Training Center since 2005. He began his duties at the U of M on August 3 after completing the summer training program with USA Diving. During his time with USA Diving, Chen guided 15 senior national champions, 12 junior national champions and two world cup medalists in addition to three Olympians. Prior to arriving in Indianapolis, Chen served in several key coaching roles, including a four-year tenure as the head coach at Purdue (2001-05) and seven years as a coach with the Chinese National Team and the Chinese Olympic Training Camp (1985-92). “Minnesota is well-known as the best Big Ten program and one of the best in the nation,” Chen said. “Minnesota has everything that a coach is looking for with the facility, the administration and the swimming coaches. In addition, the community support at Minnesota for swimming and diving is excellent. These are the things that my family and I were looking for.” “I am really excited about returning to college coaching. I miss the teamwork with between the swimmers and divers and the support network that you have in an athletic department. I am also excited about the combination of recruiting and coaching. Minnesota offers me the situation that I have been looking for.” Chen was named assistant coach for the 2008 U.S. Olympic Team for diving after three of his divers were named to the squad – Haley Ishimatsu on 10-meter and synchronized 10-meter, and Kelci Bryant and Ariel Rittenhouse in synchronized 3-meter. “We are so fortunate to hire someone of Wenbo’s caliber and we welcome him to the Golden Gopher family,” Gopher athletics director Joel Maturi said. “He has earned an outstanding reputation internationally, in the United States and Big Ten and he brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to Minnesota. He has worked with some of the greatest divers in the world and we know that our student-athletes will benefit from his talent.” In 2007, Chen served as a USA coach at the World Championships and Pan American Games as well as several other international meets. His divers claimed four of the

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seven U.S. medals won at the 2007 Pan Am Games, highlighted by silver medals from Ishimatsu on 10-meter and Bryant/Rittenhouse in synchronized 3-meter. He was also a coach at the 2008 World Cup in Beijing, where Bryant and Rittenhouse won a bronze medal in synchro. His divers also won three national championships in 2007, most notable being Ishimatsu’s win on 10-meter at the Speedo USA Diving Spring National Championships when the then-14-year-old defeated 2000 Olympic gold medalist Laura Wilkinson to win on 10-meter title. Ishimatsu’s older sister, Tory, won junior national titles on 1-meter and 3-meter in 2007 and won the 1-meter gold at the 2007 Junior Pan American Championships. In 2006, Chen was selected as a coach for the FINA World Cup, where the U.S. won five medals for its best World Cup performance since 1988. Bryant and Rittenhouse paired for a silver medal. Prior to moving to the National Training Center, Chen was the head diving at Purdue University from 2001-2005. Among Chen’s divers at Purdue was Carrie McCambridge, a Big Ten Diver of the Year and three-time conference champion and the second diving All-American in school history, which she accomplished four times. He was also the 2004 Big Ten Women’s Diving Coach of the Year. From 1996-2001, Chen coached at Moss Farms Diving in Moultrie, Ga., where he guided a number of national champions – including Bryant’s older sister Katie Beth, who was a two-time senior national champion and NCAA All-American. Many of Chen’s divers represented the United States in World Championships and other international competitions, both at the junior and senior level. Chen’s coaching timeline in North America began in 1992 when he became the head coach of the Edmonton Diving Club where he served for three years. He moved to Georgia to be an assistant coach at Moss Farms Diving for two seasons prior to taking over as the head coach. He also spent the 1998 season as the interim head coach at Florida State University. Chen immigrated to the U.S. from China in 1992. Before leaving his native country, he served as a national team coach from 1983-1991 and coached six Olympic medalists, including two-time gold medalists Ni Xiong and Ming Gao, and many national champions. As a diver, he won a junior national title on 3-meter in 1976 and from 1977-1982, he was a finalist at the senior national level. Chen earned a bachelor’s degree in physical education at Beijing Sports University in 1987. Chen and his wife, Wenyin Han, have two daughters, Amy (17) and Annie (8).

CHEN AT A GLANCE COACHING TIMELINE 20092005-09 2001-05 1996-2001 1998 1994-96 1992-94 1985-92 1982-85

Head Coach, Minnesota Head Coach, USA Diving National Training Center Head Coach, Purdue Head Coach, Moss Farms Diving Tigers Club Interim Head Coach, Florida State Assistant Coach, Moss Farms Diving Tigers Club Head Coach, Edmonton Diving Club Coach, Chinest National Team/Olympic Training Camp Head Coach, Henan Provincial Team (China)

TEAM USA INTERNATIONAL COACHING EXPERIENCE 2008 2008, 2006 2007 2007, 2005 2000, 1999, 1997

USA Diving Olympic Games, Coach USA Diving World Cup, Head Coach USA Diving Pan-Am Games, Head Coach USA Diving World Championships, Co-Head Coach USA Diving Junior World Championships, Head Coach

EDUCATION Beijing Sports University, 1987


support staff

CAL DIETZ

CHRIS CORDS

HEAD STRENGTH & CONDITIONING COACH

ACADEMIC COUNSELOR

Cal Dietz enters his seventh season as the strength and conditioning coach for the men’s swimming and diving team. He is also the strength and conditioning coach for Golden Gopher Hockey, Basketball, and five other varsity sports. During his tenure, Dietz has trained athletes that have earned more than 250 All-America honors, two Big Ten Athletes of the Year and a Hobey Baker Award winner. Dietz conditioned teams have won more than 20 conference championships, seven NCAA Team Championships and 10 of his squads have finished in the top four in the nation. He has consulted with Olympic and World Champions in various sports and professional athletes in the NHL, NFL, NBA and MLB. Dietz describes his philosophy as not just lifting weights and running sprints, but a varied and extensive knowledge of all the facets of strengthening and conditioning the modern athlete. “In our Strength and conditioning program student-athletes can expect a program where it is common practice to explore the scientific approach of training athletes,” said Dietz. “It encompasses numerous aspects of strength and conditioning, through implementation of extensive research theories and applied knowledge in the multi-discipline field of strength and conditioning.” Prior to returning to Minnesota, Dietz was the strength coordinator at The University of Findlay, overseeing 21 men’s and women’s sports, in addition to coordinating the university’s fitness center, coaching the offensive line with the football program and teaching strength and conditioning classes. The Shelby, Ohio, native earned his bachelor’s degree in physical education from the University of Findlay in 1996. Between his playing and professional careers at Findlay, Dietz served as a graduate assistant strength coach at Minnesota and earned his master’s degree in kinesiology in May, 2000. During his athletic career at the University of Findlay, Dietz won three National team championships, two in football and one in wrestling. Highlights of his career were earning two All-America honors in football and winning the NAIA National Duals Most Valuable Wrestler Award. In 1995, he received the NAIA College Sports Magazine Athlete of the Year and was inducted into the University’s of Findlay’s Hall of Fame in 2005. Dietz is married to Karyn Bye, a member of the U.S. Olympic Women’s Hockey Team which captured the gold medal in Nagano in 1998 and the silver medal in Salt Lake City in 2002. The couple resides in Hudson, Wis., with their daughter, Tatum Lynn (3) and son Brody Michael (2).

Chris Cords is in his sixth season as the academic counselor for Golden Gopher Swimming and Diving. Cords, who began working with the Gophers in August of 2003, also works with the Minnesota men’s hockey, men’s and women’s tennis teams and the women’s swimming and diving program. Since arriving in Minneapolis, Cords has helped the Gophers make strides in the classrooms. Over the last four years, the Gophers have finished in the top 20 highest team GPA's in the country every year, more than 20 different Gophers have been named Academic All-Americans, including three-time Academic All-American Travis Beckerle, who earned the NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship in 2006. Cords is a University of Minnesota Duluth alum, graduating in 2000 with a bachelor's degree in psychology. He earned his master's degree from Springfield College (Mass.) in 2002. He previously worked with football and women's basketball on the academic counseling staff at the University of Houston. Cords and his wife, Lyndsey, reside in South Minneapolis.

MATT CARLSON ATHLETIC TRAINER

DUANE PROELL AQUATIC CENTER DIRECTOR Duane Proell begins his 20th season with the Golden Gophers. He is responsible for operations and management of the University Aquatic Center and five related aquatic facilities on the U of M campus. He is responsible for the operations and management of the University Aquatic Center and the five related facilities on the U of M Campus. He also manages the Risk Management Program and Special Events Program for Recreational Sports. Over a 37year Aquatic Career, Proell has held several teaching, coaching and administrative positions in aquatics, receiving numerous achievement awards for excellence in aquatics. A native of St. Cloud, Minnesota, Proell is a 1972 graduate of Minnesota State University-Mankato. Proell and his wife Cindy, a 1980 graduate of the University of Minnesota, have two daughters, Katie, a 2007 graduate of the University of Minnesota, and Anna.

Matt Carlson is in his first season as assistant athletic trainer working primarily with Swimming, Diving and Men’s Gymnastics. For the past two seasons he worked as a Graduate Assistant athletic trainer with the Golden Gopher Baseball program. During this time Carlson completed his Master’s of Arts in Kinesiology, with an emphasis in Exercise Physiology. Prior to arriving at the University of Minnesota, Carlson was employed at Minnehaha Academy in Minneapolis as an athletic trainer and physical education teacher. While at Minnehaha, he provided care for athletes representing 22 varsity sports. Carlson completed his undergraduate training in 1998 at Bethel University with a Bachelor of Arts in Athletic Training and Physical Education K-12. While at Bethel he worked primarily with the football and men’s basketball teams. Matt and his wife Meta reside in south Minneapolis.

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ADMINISTRATION

ROBERT BRUININKS

JOEL MATURI

MARC RYAN

University President

Athletics Director

Associate Athletics Director

SUPPORT STAFF

STEVE MILLER

MIKE NATALI

TARA ROBERTSON

DR. BRAD NELSON

JEFF KEISER

DEB DIAMOND

Volunteer Swimming Coach

Student Assistant Coach

Athletic Training

Team Physician - Orthopedics

Athletic Communications

Marketing

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2008-09 season review

2008-09 RESULTS (6-0 dual record; 3rd at Big Tens; 11th at NCAAs) Date Oct.31-Nov. 1 7 Nov. Nov. 14-16 5-7 Dec. 11 Jan. Jan. 17 Jan. 30-31 Jan. 30-31 6-7 Feb. Feb. 26-28 8 Mar. Mar. 14-16 Mar. 26-28

Opponent/Meet Result at North Carolina W, 220-146 IOWA W, 195-92 USA SWIMMING MINNESOTA GRAND PRIX NTS at Ohio State Invitational 2nd place, 873.5 pts at Hawaii W, 161-95 at Washington W, 161-101 PURDUE W, 205-148 WISCONSIN W, 237-116 MINNESOTA CHALLENGE NTS at Big Ten Championships (West Lafayette, Ind.) 3rd, 507 pts GO-PHER IT INVITATIONAL NTS NCAA ZONE C CHAMPIONSHIPS NTS at NCAA Championships (College Station, Texas) 11th, 108 pts

2009 BIG TEN CHAMPIONSHIPS Colin Lee-To won the 100 breaststroke at the Big Ten Championships and earned four All-America awards at the NCAA Championships in his senior season.

OUTSTANDING SENIORS The Minnesota senior class of 2009 that reached the NCAA Championships was certainly one to remember. Colin Lee-To, Steve Miller, Anthony Portela and Mike Holmes accumulated a combined 17 All-America awards in their careers. Lee-To finished his career in strong fashion, earning four All-America certificates on the 200 and 400 medley relays, the 200 free relay and in the 100 breaststroke. Holmes was a two-time All-American in the 1650 free while Steve Miller was a four-time All-American on relays in just two years after transferring to Minnesota. Portela was a three-time All-American on relays. MINNESOTA FINISHES 11TH AT NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS The Minnesota men's swimming team finished 11th at the NCAA Championships in College Station, Texas, with 108 points. Minnesota secured its 18th straight top 15 finish at the NCAA Championships. Minnesota is just one of six programs to reach the top 15 every year since 1992. All five of Minnesota’s relays finished earned All-America status to rack up most of the Gophers’ team points. The 800 freestyle relay team of Alex Wold, Ray Betuzzi, Curt Carlson and Steve Miller broke the school record to finish sixth overall in 6:20.61 to post Minnesota’s top finish. The 400 free relay team of Carlson, Miller, Michael Richards and Kevin Baseheart placed eighth while the 200 free relay team placed seventh in 1:17.65. They broke the school record with a time of 1:17.10 in the prelims. On the individual side, Wold led the Gophers, winning the consolation final of the 400 individual medley in a school record time of 3:42.61. Lee-To placed 16th in the 100 breaststroke to pick up his first career individual All-American honor. Overall, 11 Gophers qualified for the NCAA meet, ranking ninth overall and second among Big Ten schools. RELAY RELIANCE Traditionally, Minnesota has displayed great strength and depth in its relay teams in the postseason and regular season. The 2008-09 season is no different. The Gophers won 21 of 22 relays during the regular season against collegiate competition during the 2008-09 season, taking second place only the 400 medley relay at the Ohio State Invitational. Minnesota won the 200 medley relay eight times and the 200 free relay six times this season. The Gophers took home the Big Ten title in the 200 medley relay for the first time since 2003. All five of the Gophers’ relays earned All-America honors as well at the 2009 NCAA Championships, highlighted by the 800 free relay’s sixth-place finish. The Gophers have qualified all of their relays for seven straight years. GOPHERS AT THE NCAA MEET Minnesota has made 18 consecutive top 15 finishes at the NCAA Championships, including an 11th place finish in 2009 with 108 points. Since 1989, at least six Gophers have earned All-America awards. Last year, nine Minnesota swimmers picked up All-America certificates. Minnesota’s top showing at the NCAA Championships in 1963 and 1943 with third place finishes. Recently, the Gophers took sixth in 1992, seventh in 1994, 2000 and 2003.

GOPHERS FINISH THIRD AT BIG TENS Minnesota has had a great deal of success at the Big Ten Championships under head coach Dennis Dale. The Gophers have won five of the last nine conference championships and seven since 1996. Even more impressive is the program’s consistency. They have finished in the top three each season since 1989. In that 21-year span, the Gophers have posted 87 individual or relay conference champions.

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Michigan. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 829 Ohio State. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 521 Minnesota. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 507 Purdue . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 494 Indiana . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 449.5

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Wisconsin . . . . . . . . . . . . 248.5 Penn State . . . . . . . . . . . . . 246 Northwestern . . . . . . . . . . . 213 Iowa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 144 Michigan State . . . . . . . . . . 108

2009 NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Auburn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 526 Texas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 487 Stanford . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 460.5 California. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 350 Florida . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 324 Arizona. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 309 Michigan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 248 Tennessee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 144 Virginia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 133 Georgia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131

During the 2009 Big Ten Championships, the Gophers set five school records and one Big Ten record during a third-place finish. The Gophers secured a top-three finish at the Big Ten Championships for the 21st straight year. Here’s a look at Minnesota’s record-breaking swims at Big Tens: • The Gophers set a new Big Ten and school record in the 200 medley relay in winning the conference title. Minnesota’s time of 1:24.41 was set by Nadav Kochavi, Colin Lee-To, Anthony Portela and Steve Miller. It broke the school record of 1:26.02 that was set in 2003 by almost two seconds. • Curt Carlson broke the 50 and 100 free records. His time of 19.53 in the 50 broke a nine-year old record of 19.54 set in 2000 by Ricardo Dornelas. Carlson’s time of 42.82 in the 100 free broke Terry Silkaitis’ 2003 record of 42.87. He broke both marks in the preliminaries. • Nadav Kochavi broke Minnesota’s oldest standing school record in the 100 butterfly. His time of 46.35 in the prelims shattered Martin Zielinski’s time of 46.74 set in 1998. • Colin Lee-To broke the school record in the 100 breaststroke in the championship final to win the title. His time of 53.17 broke Jeff Hackler’s 2002 record of 53.24. • The Gophers broke the school record in the 200 free relay twice. After breaking it to open the meet and finish third in 1:18.07, the Gophers swam a time trial on Saturday to secure an automatic qualifying time and did so in 1:17.19. The Gophers dropped almost a second off the previous school record time of 1:18.13 set in 2005. TITLE TOWN With the Big Ten title in 2007, Minnesota has nine total crowns, ranking fifth in conference history. Michigan has 33, followed by Indiana with 24, Ohio State with 12 and Northwestern with 10. However, Minnesota has seven of its titles since 1996, the most in the conference during that span. Among the teams ranking ahead of the Gophers in total conference crowns, Indiana ended a 21-year title drought in 2006, Ohio State hasn’t won since 1956 and Northwestern since 1930. Michigan won for the first time since 2003 this past February. DALE’S THE DEAN Dennis Dale is the dean of Big Ten coaches in his 24th season. He is one of only two active coaches with a conference title under his belt and has entered elite waters for his tenure. With seven career titles, he ranks fifth all-time in Big Ten history behind only James ‘Doc’ Counsilman of Indiana (23), Michigan’s Matt Mann (16) and Jon Urbanchek (13) and Ohio State’s Mike Peppe (12). Dale is also a six-

11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20.

Minnesota . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108 Texas A&M . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104 Purdue . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77 Ohio State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 USC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 Washington . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 Kentucky . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 Miami . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Georgia Tech . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Florida State . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36

time Big Ten Coach of the Year (1989, 1996, 1998, 2001, 2002, 2003). GOPHER DIVING TANDEM SELECTED FOR USA DIVING SELECTION CAMP Golden Gopher divers Cole Young and Drew Brown were selected for the USA Diving 2009 World Championship Team Selection Camp in Columbus, Ohio that was held February 5-11. The Gophers were among 32 American male divers chosen for the camp, which will be used to select the 2009 World Championships squad and teams for several other major international competitions. The 2009 World Championships will be contested in July in Rome. The selection camp will also serve as the selection time for the AT&T USA Diving Grand Prix, the Canada Cup Grand Prix and Mexico Grand Prix. The 32 divers will compete in scored events for the USA Diving committee to determine the team selection. Young competed individually on the 3-meter springboard while Brown competed in the 10-meter platform event. The tandem will also be in the mix for a selection in the 3-meter springboard and 10-meter platform synchronized events which will be chosen later this Spring. Young is Minnesota's school record holder on the 10-meter platform (6-dive format) with a score of 397.60 and Brown ranks second (388.65). Brown also set the school record on the 3-meter springboard this year (6-dive format) with a score of 395.70. Young owns the sixthbest score in school history on the 3-meter (357.00). DUAL DOMINANCE The Gophers went 6-0 during the 2008-09 regular season, running their dual meet record to 97-7 over the last 13 years. The Gophers were 3-0 in Big Ten competition and have not lost a conference dual meet since falling to Iowa in 1997, a span of 38 meets. Overall, the Gophers have won 32 of their last 33 dual meets. The Gophers lost to Florida to open the 2007-08 season, marking their first loss since 2004. Minnesota compiled wins over Iowa, North Carolina, Washington, Hawaii, Purdue and Wisconsin this season.

59 * Minnesota Swimming & Diving


2008-09 season review

2008-09 SEASON REVIEW 2009 BIG TEN PLACEWINNERS Name Kevin Baseheart Ray Betuzzi

Drew Brown

Karl Burdis Curt Carlson Mike Holmes Josh Griffey Ivan Gutesa Nadav Kochavi

Colin Lee-To Steve Miller

Anthony Portela Michael Richards Rob Schnitzler Mark Solfelt Adam Weis Alex Wold

Cole Young

Lee-To, Richards, Carlson, Miller Burdis, Lee-To, Kochavi, Carlson Kochavi, Lee-To, Portela, Miller Woodson, Schmidt, Betuzzi, Carlson Baseheart, Carlson, Miller, Richards

Event 100 fly 200 fly 500 free 200 free 100 free 1-meter diving 3-meter diving platform diving 100 back 200 back 50 free 100 free 500 free 1650 free 400 IM 100 breast 200 breast 100 fly 100 back 200 fly 100 breast 200 breast 50 free 200 free 100 free 100 fly 50 free 100 free 100 breast 200 breast 200 free 200 IM 400 IM 200 fly 1-meter diving 3-meter diving platform diving 200 free relay 400 medley relay 200 medley relay 800 free relay 400 free relay

TOP POINT SCORERS AT BIG TEN CHAMPIONSHIPS Nadav Kochavi 64.5 Curt Carlson 55 Steve Miller 54.5 Colin Lee-To 46.5 Alex Wold 44 Drew Brown 32 Michael Richards 31.5 Cole Young 30 Karl Burdis 27.5 Ray Betuzzi 27 Kevin Baseheart 22.5 Anthony Portela 21 Mike Holmes 20 Ivan Gutesa 16

Place 12th 9th 7th 7th 14th 7th 6th 10th 6th 11th 6th 2nd 14th 2nd 10th 9th 10th 3rd 5th 3rd 1st 18th 5th 14th 8th 8th 11th 9th 11th 15th 16th 4th 3rd 6th 6th 13th 6th 3rd 2nd 1st — 2nd

2009 NCAA QUALIFIERS Time 47.88 1:46.55 4:22.82 1:36.01 44.10 331.65 389.30 376.10 48.12 1:45.63 19.89 43.02 4:24.12 14:58.63 3:50.64 54.28 1:58.66 46.60 47.99 1:44.42 53.17 2:03.22 19.84 1:36.98 43.72 47.61 20.05 43.45 54.71 2:00.51 1:37.58 1:45.85 3:45.80 1:44.67 334.60 330.15 393.80 1:18.07 3:10.13 1:24.41 DQ 2:52.20

Name Kevin Baseheart Ray Betuzzi

Karl Burdis Curt Carlson

Mike Holmes Nadav Kochavi

Colin Lee-To

Steve Miller

Anthony Portela Michael Richards

Alex Wold

Place 41st 8th 36th 25th 6th 36th 7th 28th 13th 6th 28th 8th 42nd 27th 13th 9th 30th 17th 7th 13th 9th 16th 7th 46th 6th 8th 13th 9th 7th 43rd 9th 8th 42nd 9th 6th 25th

Time (split) 47.89 2:52.04 (43.32) 4:22.93 1:35.55 6:20.61 (1:33.64) 48.25 1:17.65 (19.04) 19.68 3:11.00 (42.78) 6:20.61 (1:36.19) 43.30 2:52.04 (43.30) 4:24.25 15:12.26 3:11.00 (47.57) 1:25.68 (22.44) 47.18 1:43.74 1:17.65 (19.97) 3:11.00 (53.41) 1:25.68 (23.69) 53.72 1:17.65 (19.33) 19.96 6:20.61 (1:35.55) 2:52.04 (42.65) 3:11.00 (47.24) 1:25.68 (20.31) 1:17.65 (19.31) 19.94 1:25.68 (19.24) 2:52.04 (42.77) 1:46.03 3:42.61 6:20.61 (1:35.23) 1:44.60

Relay split times listed in parenthesis following overall relay times TOP POINT SCORERS AT NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS Curt Carlson 20 Steve Miller 18 Michael Richards 16 Alex Wold 15.5 Colin Lee-To 13.5 Nadav Kochavi 6.5 Ray Betuzzi 6.5 Anthony Portela 6.5 Kevin Baseheart 5.5

2009 NCAA ZONE DIVING QUALIFIERS Name Cole Young

Drew Brown

Tyler Jepsen

60 * Minnesota Swimming & Diving

Event 100 fly 400 free relay 500 free 200 free 800 free relay 100 back 200 free relay 50 free 400 medley relay 800 free relay 100 free 400 free relay 500 free 1650 free 400 medley relay 200 medley relay 100 fly 200 fly 200 free relay 400 medley relay 200 medley relay 100 breast 200 free relay 50 free 800 free relay 400 free relay 400 medley relay 200 medley relay 200 free relay 50 free 200 medley relay 400 free relay 200 IM 400 IM 800 free relay 200 fly

Event 1-Meter 3-Meter 10-Meter platform 1-Meter 3-Meter 10-Meter platform 1-Meter 3-Meter 10-Meter platform

Place 14th 12th 5th 10th 10th 4th 29th 30th 14th

Score 576.75 678.90 761.35 617.70 693.10 785.05 230.05 217.95 543.55


national honors

NCAA CHAMPIONS 50-Yard Freestyle 1962 Steve Jackman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21.1 Steve Jackman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21.2 1963 100-Yard Freestyle Steve Jackman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48.5 1961 1962 Steve Jackman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47.5 150-Yard Backstroke (Last Contested in 1950) Jim Hill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:48.1 1926 Lowell Marsh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:45.0 1931 200-Yard Breaststroke 1925 John Faricy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:40.6 Virgil Luken . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:16.8 1962 100-Yard Butterfly 1963 Walt Richardson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .51.6 1964 Walt Richardson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50.2 3-Meter Diving 1972 Craig Lincoln . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 545.94 1-Meter Diving 1995 P.J. Bogart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .593.60 P.J. Bogart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .564.90 1996 Platform Diving 1993 P.J. Bogart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .752.65 300-Yard Medley Relay (Last Contested in 1956) Jim Hill, Charles Purdy, Sam Hill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3:24.8 1927 400-Yard Medley Relay 1963 Alfred “Bud” Ericksen, Virgil Luken, . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3:35.2 Walt Richardson, Steve Jackman 400-Yard Freestyle Relay 1962 John Bergman, Ralf Allen, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .T3:15.9 Danny Crocker, Steve Jackman

U.S. NATIONAL CHAMPIONS 1964 1993 1993 1998 2004

Walt Richardson (100 butterfly, U.S. Nationals) Del Cerney (50 freestyle, U.S. Summer Nationals) Paul Nelsen (200 IM, U.S. Summer Nationals) Martin Zielinski (100 butterfly, U.S. Spring Nationals) Justin Mortimer (200 free, 400 free, 800 free, 400 IM, U.S. Summer Nationals)

GOPHER OLYMPIANS 1964 1964 1972 1992 1992 1996 1996 1996 1996 2000 2000 2000 2000 2004 2004 2004 2004 2008

Walt Richardson (USA) Gold medalist, 4x100 medley relay Virgil Luken (USA) Gold medalist, 4x100 medley relay Craig Lincoln (USA) Bronze medalist, 3-meter diving Bengt Zikarsky (Germany) Bronze medalist, 4x100 freestyle relay Can Ergenekan (Turkey) Bengt Zikarsky (Germany) Bronze medalist, 4x100 freestyle relay Can Ergenekan (Turkey) Alex Massura (Brazil) Bengt Zikarsky (Germany) Yoav Meiri (Israel) Keam Ang (Malaysia) Alex Massura (Brazil) Allen Ong (Malaysia) Mike Brown (Canada) Igor Cerensek (Croatia) Mario Delac (Croatia) Allen Ong (Malaysia) Mike Brown (Canada)

ALL-AMERICANS Ralph Allen ’63, ’64 Keam Ang ’00, ‘01 Bill Asmus ’89, ’90 Ben Bartell ‘01, ‘02 Kevin Baseheart ’09 Ty Bathurst ’97, ’98 Travis Beckerle ’04, ’05, ’06 John Bergman ’62, ’64 Dan Berve ’06 Ray Betuzzi ’08, ’09 Bill Bishop ’97, ’98 P.J. Bogart ’93, ’94, ’95, ’96 Brent Bordson ’79, ’80 Omar Boyd ’91, ’92 Lyman Brandt ’37, ’38, ’39 Matt Brown ’92, ’93, ’94 Mike Brown “03 Steve Busse ’91,’92, ’93 Grant Butler ’00 John Cahoy ’97, ’98, ’99 Bryan Carlson ’98 Curt Carlson ’08, ’09 Bill Carney ‘61 Igor Cerensek ’04, ’05, ’06, ’07 Del Cerney ’90, ’91, ’92 Dan Croaston ’00, ‘01 Dan Crocker ‘61 Brandon Crook ’00, ‘02 Dennis Dale ’67 Mario Delac ’04, ’05, ’06, ’07 Duane Dobko ’94, ’95 Paul Domer ’94, ’95 Ricardo Dornelas ’00, ‘01 Dave Doten ’67, ’68 Dan Egeland ’87, ’88, ’89 Matt Eisenhuth ’95 Can Ergenekan ’92, ’93, ’94 Ray Ellis ’63 Alfred “Bud” Ericksen ’62, ’63, ’64 John Faricy ’25 Jay Fischer ’90, ’91, ’92 Chris Forrest ‘02 Mark Gabos ’89 Brian Gettelfinger ‘02, ‘03 Oscar Godoi ’98 Mark Granovsky ’89 Art Griffith ’80 Martin Gustavsson ‘01 Ray Hakomaki ’43 Jeff Hackler ’00, ‘01, ‘02, ‘03 Jim Hill ’26 Sam Hill ’26 Mitch Henke ’97

Mike Holmes ’07, ’08 Rex Hudson ’37 Eriek Hulseman ’97, ’98 Steve Jackman ’61, ’62, ’63 Eric Jorgensen ’91, ’92, ’93, ’94 Scott Hart ’92 Sean Kelly ’04 Shaun Kennedy ’07 Leonard Klun ’37 Marty Knight ’67, ’68, ’69 Andrew Knoechel ’06 Nadav Kochavi ’09 Chad Krastins ’00, ‘01, ‘02 Andy Kurtz ’91 Colin Lee-To ’06, ’07, ’08, ’09 Manolis Lentaris ’95 Craig Lincoln ’70, ’72 Jim Lindquist ’68, ’69 Luis Lopez ’97, ’98 Dave Lundberg ’67, ’68, ’69 Bjorn Lundin ‘02, ‘03 Virgil Luken ’62, ’63, ’64 Dov Malnik ’00, ‘01 Lowell Marsh ’31 Alex Massura ’98, ’99, ’00 Sean McCaffrey ’03, ’04, ’05 Jono McLeod ’95, ’98, ’99 Yoav Meiri ’97 Steve Miller ’08, ’09 Adam Mitchell ’04, ’05, ’06 Bill Milota ’61, ’62, ’63 Justin Mortimer ‘01, ‘02, ‘03, ’05 Paul Nelsen ’90, ’91, ’92, ’94 Vernon Ojampa ’45 Allen Ong ’00, ‘01, ‘02, ‘03 Neil Osten ’03, ’04, ’05, ’06 Brett Outcalt ’89 Chip Petersen ’59, ’60 David Peterson ’62 Ralph Peterson ’69 David Plummer ’05, ’06, ’07, ’08 Ryan Plummer ‘02 Anthony Portela ’08, ’09 Charles Purdy ’27 Sean Quackenbush ’89, ’90, ’91, ’92 Stephen Quade ‘61 Duane Quenette ’60 Michael Richards ’08, ’09 Wally Richardson ’63, ’64, ’65 Jeremy Rients ’97, ’98 Jon Roberts ’08 John Romstad ’65 Vernon Ruotsalainen ’45

Brandon Schindler ’98 Matt Schlessman ’95, ’97 Tyler Schmidt ’06, ’07, ’08 Terry Silkaitis ‘02, ‘03, ’04, ’05 Todd Smolinski ’00, ‘01, ‘02, ‘03 Don Spencer ’65, ’67 Mike Stauffer ’63, ’64, ’65 Matt Taylor ’00, ‘02, ‘03 Jason Timmer ’05, ’08 Dan Tripps ’89 Scott Tripps ’89, ’90, ’92 Scott Upper ’91 Ales Volcansek ’04, ’05, ’06, ’07 Max von Bodungen ’99, ’00 Bruce Walker ’67 Scott Walker ’93, ’94, ’95 George Wendt ’67 Derek Williams ’93, ’94, ’95, ’96 Alex Wold ’09 Zach Wood ’07 Michael Woodson ’07, ’08 David Zarns ’92, ’93 Bernie Zeruhn ’93, ’94, ’95, ’96 Martin Zielinski ’97, ’98 Bengt Zikarsky ’89

Alex Massura was a 16-time All-American

Jeff Hackler

61 * Minnesota Swimming & Diving


all-americans since 1960 EVENT

NAME

PLACE

TIME

INDIVIDUAL AWARDS

2009 400 IM Alex Wold 9th 3:42.61 100 Breast Colin Lee-To 16th 53.72 7th 1:17.65 200 Free Relay (Colin Lee-To, Michael Richards, Curt Carlson, Steve Miller) 400 Medley Relay 13th 3:11.00 (Nadav Kochavi, Colin Lee-To, Anthony Portela, Curt Carlson) 9th 1:25.68 200 Medley Relay (Nadav Kochavi, Colin Lee-To, Anthony Portela, Michael Richards) 800 Free Relay 6th 6:20.61 (Alex Wold, Ray Betuzzi, Curt Carlson, Steve Miller) 8th 2:52.04 400 Free Relay (Curt Carlson, Steve Miller, Michael Richards, Kevin Baseheart)

MOST ALL-AMERICA AWARDS

Justin Mortimer was a 13-time All-American from 2001-05.

2008 500 Freestyle Ray Betuzzi 15th 4:21.03 100 Breaststroke Jon Roberts 11th 53.49 David Plummer 10th 46.75 100 Backstroke David Plummer 11th 1:42.76 200 Backstroke 1650 Freestyle Mike Holmes 12th 15:04.41 200 Free Relay 7th 1:18.19 (Colin Lee-To, Tyler Schmidt, Jason Timmer, Michael Richards) 400 Medley Relay 7th 3:08.29 (David Plummer, Jon Roberts, Mike Woodson, Tyler Schmidt) 9th 1:26.23 200 Medley Relay (David Plummer, Jason Timmer, Mike Woodson, Michael Richards) 800 Free Relay 7th 6:24.10 (Curt Carlson, Mike Woodson, Ray Betuzzi, Tyler Schmidt) 8th 2:55.10 400 Free Relay (Tyler Schmidt, Curt Carlson, Steve Miller, Mike Woodson)

2007 100 Backstroke David Plummer 9th 47.22 200 Backstroke David Plummer 5th 1:42.75 1650 Freestyle Mike Holmes 9th 15:01.67 Platform Diving Shaun Kennedy 10th 370.35 200 Free Relay 10th 1:18.85 (Ales Volcansek, Igor Cerensek, Tyler Schmidt, Mike Woodson) 400 Free Relay 9th 2:53.50 (Tyler Schmidt, Mario Delac, Mike Woodson, Igor Cerensek) 800 Free Relay 8th 6:26.41 (Evan Bernier, Tyler Schmidt, Igor Cerensek, Zach Wood) 200 Medley Relay 5th 1:27.09 (David Plummer, Colin Lee-To, Dan Berve, Ales Volcansek) 400 Medley Relay 12th 3:11.26 (David Plummer, Colin Lee-To, Evan Bernier, Igor Cerensek)

2006 100 Backstroke David Plummer 8th 47.07 200 Backstroke David Plummer 5th 1:42.89 200 Backstroke Adam Mitchell 13th 1:44.31 200 IM Adam Mitchell 15th 1:46.89 400 IM Adam Mitchell 9th 3:47.71 200 Free Relay 6th 1:18.81 (Ales Volcansek, Neil Osten, Tyler Schmidt, Igor Cerensek) 400 Free Relay 8th 2:54.64 (Igor Cerensek, Adam Mitchell, Ales Volcansek, Tyler Schmidt) 800 Free Relay 10th 6:25.65 (Adam Mitchell, Tyler Schmidt, Mike Woodson, Igor Cerensek) 200 Medley Relay 11th 1:27.70 (Dan Berve, Drew Knoechel, Neil Osten, Ales Volcansek) 400 Medley Relay 8th 3:15.91 (David Plummer, Colin Lee-To, Dan Berve, Mario Delac)

2005 200 Freestyle 500 Freestyle 1650 Freestyle 100 Backstroke 200 Backstroke

Terry Silkaitis Justin Mortimer Justin Mortimer Travis Beckerle David Plummer Adam Mitchell

14th 3rd 8th 16th 13th 12th

62 * Minnesota Swimming & Diving

1:36.41 4:14.45 14:58.40 15:09.24 47.74 1:43.92

Terry Silkaitis (2002-05) Bernie Zeruhn (1993-96) Todd Smolinski (2000-03) Alex Massura (1998-2001) Jeff Hackler (2000-03) David Plummer (2005-08) Igor Cerensek (2004-07) Justin Mortimer (2001, 03-05) Matt Schlessman (1994-97) P.J. Bogart (1993-96) Sean Quackenbush (1989-92) Derek Williams (1993-96) Adam Mitchell (2003-06) Tyler Schmidt (2005-08) Martin Zielinski (1996-99) Paul Nelsen (1990-94) Steve Jackman (1961-63)

23 17 16 16 15 14 13 13 13 12 12 12 11 10 10 10 10

MOST ALL-AMERICA AWARDS (INDIVIDUAL)

Sean Quackenbush was a 12-time All-American from 1989-92.

15th 1:44.29 8th 1:47.05 4th 3:45.24 15th 3:50.23 200 Free Relay 7th 1:18.13 (Mario Delac, Terry Silkaitis, Ales Volcansek, Igor Cerensek) 400 Free Relay T-5th 2:53.70 (Mario Delac, Terry Silkaitis, Neil Osten, Igor Cerensek) 800 Free Relay 6th 6:23.65 (Justin Mortimer, Terry Silkaitis, Adam Mitchell, Sean McCaffrey) 200 Medley Relay 10th 1:27.81 (Dan Berve, Jason Timmer, Neil Osten, Igor Cerensek) 400 Medley Relay 10th 3:13.86 (David Plummer, Jason Timmer, Neil Osten, Terry Silkaitis) 200 IM 400 IM

David Plummer Adam Mitchell Justin Mortimer Adam Mitchell

2004 (METERS) 100 Freestyle

Terry Silkaitis Mario Delac Terry Silkaitis Travis Beckerle Adam Mitchell Adam Mitchell

8th 48.42 13th 48.61 200 Freestyle 15th 1:48.11 1500 Freestyle 12th 15:09.94 200 IM 7th 1:59.34 400 IM 7th 4:15.65 200 Free Relay 5th 1:27.22 (Mario Delac, Ales Volcansek,Terry Silkaitis, Igor Cerensek) 400 Free Relay 5th 3:14.01 (Mario Delac, Neil Osten, Terry Silkaitis, Igor Cerensek) 800 Free Relay 8th 7:12.83 (Adam Mitchell, Sean McCaffrey, Terry Silkaitis, Igor Cerensek) 200 Medley Relay 14th 1:39.00 (Ales Volcansek, Neil Osten, Sean Kelly, Terry Silkaitis)

2003 100 Freestyle 200 Freestyle 500 Freestyle

Terry Silkaitis Terry Silkaitis Justin Mortimer Matt Taylor Justin Mortimer Todd Smolinski Todd Smolinski Jeff Hackler Mike Brown Jeff Hackler Ryan Plummer

10th 8th 7th 14th 1650 Freestyle 14th 100 Backstroke 5th 200 Backstroke 12th 100 Breaststroke 6th 200 Breaststroke 3rd 5th 400 IM 10th 200 Free Relay 9th (Brian Gettelfinger, Neil Osten, Terry Silkaitis, Allen Ong)

43.55 1:36.17 4:19.27 4:21.98 15:07.70 47.03 1:44.65 53.43 1:55.63 1:56.45 3:48.65 1:18.99

P.J. Bogart (1993-96) Bernie Zeruhn (1993-96) Justin Mortimer (2001, 03-05) David Plummer (2005-08) Sean Quackenbush (1989-92) Dan Croaston (1999-2001) Paul Nelsen (1990-94) Steve Jackman (1961-63) Alex Massura (1998-2001) Jeff Hackler (2000-03) Todd Smolinski (2000-03) Walt Richardson (1963-65)

12 10 9 8 7 6 6 6 5 5 5 5

MOST DIVING ALL-AMERICA AWARDS P.J. Bogart (1993-96) Dan Croaston (1999-2001) Brent Bordson (1979-80) Craig Lincoln (1970-72) Omar Boyd (1991-92) Scott Upper (1992)

12 6 4 4 2 2

MOST NCAA TITLES Steve Jackman (1961-63) Walt Richardson (1962-64) P.J. Bogart (1993-96)

6 3 3

MOST BIG TEN TITLES (TOTAL) Alex Massura (1998-01) Jeff Hackler (2000-03) Terry Silkaitis (2002-05) Ricardo Dornelas (1999-01) Steve Jackman (1961-63) P.J. Bogart (1993-96)

12 11 10 9 8 8

MOST BIG TEN TITLES (INDIVIDUAL) P.J. Bogart (1993-96) Steve Jackman (1961-63) Terry Silkaitis (2002-05) Dan Croaston (1998-01) Jeff Hackler (2000-03) Walt Richardson (1963-65) Craig Lincoln (1970-72) Alex Massura (1998-01) Paul Nelsen (1990-94) Todd Smolinski (2000-03)

8 6 5 4 4 3 3 3 3 3

MOST BIG TEN TITLES (RELAY) Alex Massura (1998-01) Jeff Hackler (2000-03) Allen Ong (2000-03) John Cahoy (1996-99) Ricardo Dornelas (1999-01) Igor Cerensek (2004-07) Terry Silkaitis (2002-05) Martin Zielinski (1996-99)

9 7 7 7 7 5 5 5


all-americans since 1960 400 Free Relay 7th 2:54.94 (Allen Ong, Todd Smolinski, Matt Taylor, Terry Silkaitis) 4th 1:26.02 200 Medley Relay (Todd Smolinski, Bjorn Lundin, Jeff Hackler, Terry Silkaitis) 400 Medley Relay 5th 3:09.69 (Todd Smolinski, Matt Taylor, Jeff Hackler, Terry Silkaitis)

WHERE THE GOPHERS RANK MOST NCAA TOP 10 FINISHES SINCE 1992 [AMONG BIG TEN SCHOOLS] Michigan Minnesota Northwestern Indiana Iowa, Michigan State, Ohio State, Penn State, Purdue, Wisconsin

16 10 2 1 0

2002 100 Freestyle 200 Freestyle

MOST NCAA TOP 15 FINISHES SINCE 1992 [AMONG BIG TEN SCHOOLS] Minnesota Michigan Northwestern Indiana Ohio State Iowa Penn State Wisconsin Purdue Michigan State

18 18 5 3 2 1 1 1 1 0

Terry Silkaitis racked up a school record 23 All-America certificates during his Gopher career (2002-05)

BIG TEN TITLES SINCE 1996 Minnesota Michigan Indiana Penn State

7 5 1 1

TOP TWO BIG TEN FINISHES SINCE 1990 Minnesota Michigan Indiana Ohio State Penn State

P.J. Bogart owns a school record for diving All-America awards with 12 in addition two winning three national titles.

18 16 3 1 1

18 18 18 18 18 18 17 16 16 15 15 9 9

500 Freestyle 1650 Freestyle 100 Backstroke 200 Backstroke 100 Breaststroke

Walt Richardson claimed consecutive NCAA titles in 1963 and 1964 in the 100 butterfly.

TOP 10 NCAA FINISHES SINCE 1992 Stanford Texas Auburn California Michigan USC Florida Arizona Tennessee Minnesota Georgia Southern Methodist Arizona State Northwestern

18 18 17 16 15 14 14 13 12 9 9 7 3 3

14th 43.80 7th 1:36.77 12th 1:36.63 500 Freestyle 6th 4:18.30 15th 4:23.08 3rd 14:50.57 1650 Freestyle 100 Backstroke 5th 46.86 100 Breaststroke 3rd 53.24 T-4th 1:56.33 200 Breaststroke 15th 1:59.40 400 IM 12th 3:48.00 200 Free Relay 9th 1:19.42 (Ben Bartell, Allen Ong, Brian Gettelfinger, Terry Silkaitis) 400 Free Relay 10th 2:55.37 (Allen Ong, Terry Silkaitis, Todd Smolinski, Matt Taylor) 9th 6:28.81 800 Free Relay (Brandon Crook, Justin Mortimer, Terry Silkaitis, Matt Taylor) 3rd 1:25.87 200 Medley Relay (Todd Smolinski, Bjorn Lundin, Jeff Hackler, Terry Silkaitis) 400 Medley Relay 3rd 3:09.73 (Todd Smolinski, Chad Krastins, Jeff Hackler, Terry Silkaitis)

2001

TOP 15 NCAA FINISHES SINCE 1992 Minnesota Stanford Texas Michigan Auburn California USC Arizona Tennessee Florida Georgia Arizona State Texas A&M

Todd Smolinski Terry Silkaitis Matt Taylor Justin Mortimer Matt Taylor Justin Mortimer Todd Smolinski Jeff Hackler Jeff Hackler Chris Forrest Ryan Plummer

Justin Mortimer Justin Mortimer Todd Smolinski Ben Bartell Jeff Hackler Martin Gustavsson Martin Gustavsson Jeff Hackler Dov Malnik Keam Ang Dan Croaston Dan Croaston Dan Croaston

6th 4:19.58 4th 14:47.82 8th 47.23 15th 1:46.05 7th 53.89 9th 54.26 200 Breaststroke 4th 1:56.15 6th 1:56.66 16th 1:59.25 200 Butterfly 16th 1:46.04 1-Meter Diving 16th 278.25 3-Meter Diving 6th 590.90 Platform Diving 5th 545.50 800 Free Relay 14th 6:36.06 (Ben Bartell, Justin Mortimer, Todd Smolinski, Allen Ong) 200 Medley Relay 8th 1:27.86 (Todd Smolinski, Chad Krastins, Jeff Hackler, Ricardo Dornelas) 400 Medley Relay 5th 3:11.89 (Todd Smolinski, Chad Krastins, Jeff Hackler, Allen Ong)

2000 (METERS) 50 Freestyle 100 Backstroke

Craig Lincoln won three Big Ten diving titles for Minnesota.

Ty Bathurst was a four-time All-American in the late 1990s.

Ricardo Dornelas Alex Massura Todd Smolinski Alex Massura Jeff Hackler Jeff Hackler Dov Malnik Yoav Meiri Dan Croaston Dan Croaston Dan Croaston

14th 22.25 3rd 52.24 15th 54.24 200 Backstroke 3rd 1:54.99 100 Breaststroke 13th 1:01.10 200 Breaststroke 3rd 2:09.81 13th 2:13.56 200 Butterfly 15th 1:58.75 1-Meter Diving 5th 556.45 3-Meter Diving 9th 546.90 Platform Diving 9th 456.45 200 Free Relay 7th 1:28.32 (Ricardo Dornelas, Grant Butler, Allen Ong, Alex Massura) 400 Free Relay 6th 3:15.93 (Max von Bodungen, Allen Ong, Alex Massura, Ricardo Dornelas) 800 Free Relay (Brandon Crook, Matt Taylor, Max von Bodungen, Alex Massura) 200 Medley Relay 6th 1:37.27 (Alex Massura, Chad Krastins, Dov Malnik, Ricardo Dornelas) 400 Medley Relay 8th 3:38.24 (Todd Smolinski, Keam Ang, Jeff Hackler, Allen Ong)

63 * Minnesota Swimming & Diving


all-americans since 1960 1999 100 Backstroke Alex Massura 4th 47.35 Dov Malnik 12th 1:59.85 200 Breaststroke John Cahoy 11th 47.54 100 Butterfly 200 Butterfly Yoav Meiri 9th 1:45.78 13th 1:19.36 200 Free Relay (Ricardo Dornelas, Alex Massura, Oscar Godoi, Luis Lopez) 200 Medley Relay 9th 1:28.06 (Alex Massura, Martin Zielinski, Oscar Godoi, Ricardo Dornelas) 12th 3:15.15 400 Medley Relay (Alex Massura, Martin Zielinski, Oscar Godoi, John Cahoy)

1998 Alex Massura 8th 47.97 100 Backstroke 200 Backstroke Alex Massura 10th 1:44.38 100 Butterfly Martin Zielinski 6th 46.74 12th 1:19.99 200 Free Relay (Luis Lopez, Alex Massura, Brandon Schindler, Ty Bathurst) 400 Free Relay 9th 2:54.87 (Luis Lopez, Alex Massura, Jeremy Rients, John Cahoy) 10th 6:31.49 800 Free Relay (John Cahoy, Bryan Carlson, Alex Massura, Jono McLeod) 200 Medley Relay 10th 1:28.54 (Eriek Hulseman, Martin Zielinski, Ty Bathurst, Jeremy Rients) 10th 3:13.58 400 Medley Relay (Alex Massura, Martin Zielinski, Oscar Godoi, Ty Bathurst)

Tyler Schmidt earned 10 All-America awards from 2006-08.

1997 500 Freestyle Bill Bishop 10th 4:22.96 1650 Freestyle Bill Bishop 8th 15:10.55 Martin Zielinski 4th 47.00 100 Butterfly 200 Butterfly Yoav Meiri 15th 1:47.88 200 Free Relay 12th 1:19.77 (Ty Bathurst, Luis Lopez, Jeremy Rients, Matt Schlessman) 400 Free Relay 12th 2:57.03 (John Cahoy, Luis Lopez, Jeremy Rients, Matt Schlessman) 800 Free Relay 10th 6:33.72 (Bill Bishop, John Cahoy, Jeremy Rients, Matt Schlessman) 200 Medley Relay 5th 1:27.17 (Eriek Hulseman, Martin Zielinski, Ty Bathurst, Matt Schlessman) 400 Medley Relay 11th 3:15.52 (Eriek Hulseman, Martin Zielinski, Mitch Henke, Matt Schlessman)

1996 200 Freestyle 500 Freestyle 100 Butterfly

Bernie Zeruhn Bernie Zeruhn Derek Williams Martin Zielinski P.J. Bogart P.J. Bogart P.J. Bogart

8th 1:37.30 15th 4:28.82 5th 47.54 15th 48.10 1-Meter Diving 1st 564.90 3-Meter Diving 4th 611.55 Platform Diving 7th 710.80 200 Free Relay 14th 1:20.85 (Ty Bathurst, Jeremy Rients, Matt Schlessman, Derek Williams) 400 Free Relay 10th 2:57.74 (Jeremy Rients, Matt Schlessman, Bernie Zeruhn, Derek Williams) 800 Free Relay (John Cahoy, Jremy Rients, Matt Schlessman, Bernie Zeruhn) 200 Medley Relay 11th 1:29.45 (Eriek Hulseman, Ty Bathurst, Martin Zielinski, Derek Williams)

1995 200 Freestyle 500 Freestyle 100 Breaststroke 200 Breaststroke 100 Butterfly 200 Butterfly 400 IM

Bernie Zeruhn Manolis Lentaris Manolis Lentaris Bernie Zeruhn Paul Domer Paul Domer Derek Williams Bernie Zeruhn Jono McLeod

5th 11th 7th 8th 11th 6th 5th 5th 9th

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1:35.73 1:36.45 4:21.91 4:25.16 55.23 1:58.36 47.97 1:45.77 3:49.52

A 14-time All-American, David Plummer set the school 100 and 200 backstroke records.

1-Meter Diving P.J. Bogart 1st 593.60 3-Meter Diving P.J. Bogart 2nd 649.45 Platform Diving P.J. Bogart 4th 720.75 200 Free Relay 13th 1:20.93 (Matt Eisenhuth, Matt Schlessman, Scott Walker, Derek Williams) 800 Free Relay 8th 6:30.10 (Bernie Zeruhn, Matt Schlessman, Manolis Lentaris, Jono McLeod) 200 Medley Relay 9th 1:29.78 (Duane Dobko, Derek Williams, Paul Domer, Scott Walker) 400 Medley Relay 10th 3:16.40 (Duane Dobko, Derek Williams, Paul Domer, Bernie Zeruhn)

1994 200 Freestyle 500 Freestyle 100 Backstroke 100 Breaststroke

Bernie Zeruhn Bernie Zeruhn Duane Dobko Paul Nelsen Paul Domer Paul Domer Paul Nelsen Bernie Zeruhn Can Ergenekan Paul Nelson P.J. Bogart P.J. Bogart P.J. Bogart

16th 1:37.60 9th 4:20.75 13th 48.85 5th 54.16 14th 55.37 200 Breaststroke 9th 1:58.34 12th 1:59.32 200 Butterfly 8th 1:46.57 9th 1:45.81 200 IM 2nd 1:45.33 1-Meter Diving 6th 505.05 3-Meter Diving 11th 515.50 Platform Diving 9th 447.30 200 Free Relay 10th 1:19.85 (Scott Walker, Derek Williams, Matt Schlessman, Eric Jorgensen) 400 Free Relay 9th 2:55.88 (Scott Walker, Derek Williams, Matt Schlessman, Eric Jorgensen) 800 Free Relay 8th 6:29.42

(Bernie Zeruhn, Paul Nelsen, Matt Brown, Can Ergenekan) 200 Medley Relay 9th 1:28.44 (Duane Dobko, Derek Williams, Paul Nelsen, Eric Jorgensen) 400 Medley Relay 9th 3:14.38 (Duane Dobko, Bernie Zeruhn, Paul Nelsen, Matt Schlessman)

1993 50 Freestyle Steve Busse 12th 19.83 200 Freestyle Bernie Zeruhn 11th 1:36.62 500 Freestyle Bernie Zeruhn 7th 4:21.59 100 Breaststroke Matt Brown 12th 55.28 200 Breaststroke Matt Brown 8th 1:59.32 200 Butterfly Bernie Zeruhn 8th 1:45.80 1-Meter Diving P.J. Bogart 3rd 558.05 3-Meter Diving P.J. Bogart 2nd 594.45 Platform Diving P.J. Bogart 1st 752.65 200 Free Relay 11th 1:19.99 (Steve Busse, Eric Jorgensen, Derek Williams, Scott Walker) 400 Free Relay 16th 3:00.01 (Eric Jorgensen, Derek Williams, Bernie Zeruhn, Steve Busse) 200 Medley Relay 12th 1:31.22 (Can Ergenekan, Matt Brown, Derek Williams, Eric Jorgensen)

1992 50 Freestyle 100 Butterfly 200 Butterfly 200 IM 400 IM 3-Meter Diving 200 Free Relay

Del Cerney Sean Quackenbush Can Ergenekan Paul Nelsen Paul Nelsen Omar Boyd

3rd 4th 5th 2nd 4th 8th 5th

19.79 47.52 1:45.55 1:45.89 3:49.42 507.40 1:19.88


all-americans since 1960 1969 Marty Knight 5th 1:43.73 200 Freestyle 200 IM Marty Knight 6th 1:58.67 200 Backstroke Marty Knight 11th 2:00.45 14th 7:09.54 800 Free Relay (Ralph Peterson, Dave Lundberg, Jim Lindquist, Marty Knight)

1968 Marty Knight 11th 1:45.65 200 Freestyle 400 Free Relay 10th 3:11.35 (Jim Lindquist, Dave Lundberg, Marty Knight, David Doten)

1967

Virgil Luken won the 1962 NCAA 200 breaststroke title.

Ricardo Dornelas, 50 freestyle varsity record holder

1990

Marty Knight was a five-time All-American in the late 1960s.

100 Butterfly Sean Quackenbush 15th 48.57 200 Butterfly Sean Quackenbush 9th 1:45.61 Paul Nelsen 15th 3:54.92 400 IM 200 Free Relay 16th 1:22.00 (Bill Asmus, Del Cerney, Sean Quackenbush, Jay Fischer) 15th 3:18.03 400 Medley Relay (Scott Tripps, Paul Nelsen, Sean Quackenbush, Bill Asmus)

100 Butterfly 100 Butterfly 200 Butterfly 400 Medley Relay

Walt Richardson Donald Spencer Walt Richardson

4th 11th 10th 12th

51.6 53.3 1:58.9 3:42.05

1964

Bengt Zikarsky 12th 20.27 50 Free 100 Free Bengt Zikarsky 4th 43.48 100 Butterfly Sean Quackenbush 12th 48.54 200 Butterfly Sean Quackenbush 9th 1:46.26 200 IM Dan Egeland 6th 1:48.22 3-Meter Diving Mark Gabos 15th 474.75 200 Free Relay 9th 1:21.03 (Dan Egeland, Bengt Zikarsky, Dan Tripps, Bill Asmus) 400 Free Relay 10th 2:57.60 (Bill Asmus, Mark Granovsky, Bengt Zikarsky, Dan Tripps) 800 Free Relay 11th 6:32.60 (Dan Egeland, Mark Granovsky, Brett Outcalt, Bill Asmus) 400 Medley Relay 9th 3:16.58 (Scott Tripps, Dan Egeland, Sean Quackenbush, Bengt Zikarsky)

100 Butterfly Walt Richardson 1st 50.2 Walt Richardson 2nd 1:54.4 200 Butterfly 100 Freestyle Mike Stauffer 6th 47.7 100 Breaststroke Virgil Luken 3rd 1:01.4 400 Medley Relay 4th 3:35.4 (Alfred “Bud” Ericksen, Virgil Luken, Walt Richardson, Mike Stauffer)

100 Breaststroke

Dan Egeland

8th

55.24

Dan Egeland

10th

55.36

100 Breaststroke

Art Griffith Art Griffith Brent Bordson Brent Bordson

7th 11th 7th 11th

20.34 45.16 473.75 447.90

Brent Bordson Brent Bordson

7th 11th

475.30 436.65

Craig Lincoln Craig Lincoln

1st 2nd

545.94 489.18

Craig Lincoln Craig Lincoln

4th 7th

473.46 419.04

1980 50 Freestyle 100 Freestyle 3-Meter Diving 1-Meter Diving

1963 50 Freestyle Steve Jackman 1st 21.2 100 Freestyle Steve Jackman 3rd 47.4 100 Butterfly Walt Richardson 1st 51.6 200 Breaststroke Virgil Luken 5th 2:18.7 400 Free Relay 2nd 3:14.1 (Ralph Allen, Walt Richardson, Mike Stauffer, Steve Jackman) 400 Medley Relay 1st 3:35.2 (Alfred “Bud” Ericksen, Virgil Luken, Walt Richardson, Steve Jackman)

1962

1987 (Del Cerney, Steve Busse, Eric Jorgensen, Jay Fischer) 800 Free Relay 8th 6:32.37 (Paul Nelsen, Sean Quackenbush, Del Cerney, Matt Brown) 200 Medley Relay 5th 1:19.88 (Steve Busse, Del Cerney, Eric Jorgensen, Jay Fischer) 400 Medley Relay 8th 3:17.97 (Scott Tripps, Matt Brown, Sean Quackenbush, Jay Fischer)

1965

1989

1988

Dan Croaston accumulated six All-America awards in diving.

100 Backstroke Dennis Dale 7th 54.29 Marty Knight 8th 1:58.25 200 Backstroke Donald Spencer 7th 52.04 100 Butterfly 400 Medley Relay 9th 3:35.29 (Dennis Dale, Bruce Walker, Donald Spencer, David Doten) 9th 7:09.63 800 Free Relay (Dave Lundberg, George Wendt, David Doten, Marty Knight)

100 Breaststroke Virgil Luken T-4th 1:03.6 200 Breaststroke Virgil Luken 1st 2:16.8 100 Freestyle Steve Jackman 1st 47.5 50 Freestyle Steve Jackman 1st 21.1 400 Medley Relay 4th 3:43.1 (Alfred “Bud Ericksen, Virgil Luken, John Bergman, Ralph Allen) 400 Free Relay T-1st 3:15.9 (John Bergman, Ralph Allen, Dan Crocker, Steve Jackman)

1979 1991 50 Freestyle 100 Butterfly 200 Butterfly 400 IM 1-Meter Diving

Del Cerney Sean Quackenbush Sean Quackenbush Paul Nelsen Scott Upper Omar Boyd Scott Upper

12th 12th 3rd 14th 10th 11th 3-Meter Diving 7th 200 Free Relay 13th (Steve Busse, Del Cerney, Eric Jorgensen, Jay Fischer) 400 Medley Relay 14th (Andy Kurtz, Paul Nelsen, Sean Quackenbush, Del Cerney)

20.14 48.31 1:45.71 3:54.52 478.60 472.25 534.15 1:20.57

3-Meter Diving 1-Meter Diving

1972 3-Meter Diving 1-Meter Diving

1961 50 Freestyle Steve Jackman 2nd 100 Freestyle Steve Jackman 1st 200 IM Bill Milota 5th 400 Free Relay 5th (Steve Jackman, Dan Crocker, Stephen Quade, Bill Carney)

21.7 48.5 2:07.3 3:21.1

1971 3-Meter Diving 1-Meter Diving

3:17.55

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big ten champions

BIG TEN CHAMPIONS TEAM 9 (1922, 1926, 1996, 1998, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2007)

INDIVIDUAL 40 FREESTYLE (LAST HELD IN 1930) Sam Hill 1928 50 FREESTYLE 1961 Steve Jackman Steve Jackman 1962 Steve Jackman 1963 Del Cerney 1991 Del Cerney 1992 1998 Ty Bathurst 1999 Ricardo Dornelas 2000 Ricardo Dornelas 2003 Terry Silkaitis 100 FREESTYLE Max Moody 1926 1961 Steve Jackman 1962 Steve Jackman 1963 Steve Jackman Art Griffith 1981 2003 Terry Silkaitis 2005 Terry Silkaitis 200 FREESTYLE Martin Knight 1969 Bernie Zeruhn 1996 2003 Terry Silkaitis 2005 Terry Silkaitis

NA

21.5 21.3 21.0 20.07 19.76 19.80 19.79 19.60 19.95

55.4 48.3 47.4 47.3 44.89 42.87 42.91

1:42.19 1:36.19 1:34.42 1:34.24

440 FREESTYLE (LAST HELD IN 1962) 1921 Murray Lampher 5:52.6

1922 1925

Murray Lampher Richard Howell

500 FREESTYLE Bernie Zeruhn 1996

4:20.42

1650 FREESTYLE Justin Mortimer 2003

14:48.77

100 BUTTERFLY 1963 Walter Richardson Walter Richardson 1964 Sean Quackenbush 1990 Derek Williams 1995 Martin Zielinski 1997 1999 Martin Zielinski 2002 Chad Krastins

50.6 51.5 48.36 47.44 47.09 47.17 47.45

200 BUTTERFLY Walter Richardson 1963 Sean Quackenbush 1990 1996 Bernie Zeruhn 2001 Keam Ang

1:53.7 1:44.33 1:46.53 1:44.25

100 BACKSTROKE Alex Massura 1999 Alex Massura 2000 Todd Smolinski 2001 2002 Todd Smolinski 2003 Todd Smolinski

100 BREASTSTROKE 1989 Dan Egeland 1994 Matt Brown 2002 Jeff Hackler 2003 Jeff Hackler 2009 Colin Lee-To 200 BREASTSTROKE 1922 John Faricy 1925 John Faricy 1945 Vernon Djampa 1964 Virgil Luken 1995 Paul Domer 2000 Jeff Hackler 2001 Martin Gustavsson 2002 Jeff Hackler 220 BREASTSTROKE 1923 John Faricy

47.62 46.62 46.91 47.34 47.28

1:44.61 1:44.30

54.92 54.98 53.66 53.67 53.17

2:38.8 2:39.8 2:36.2 2:15.0 1:58.22 1:57.79 1:56.04 1:56.56

2:42.0

200 INDIVIDUAL MEDLEY 1967 Martin Knight 1989 Dan Egeland 1991 Paul Nelsen 1992 Matt Brown 1994 Paul Nelsen 2006 Adam Mitchell

1:58.77 1:47.48 1:48.47 1:49.35 1:46.21 1:44.64

400 INDIVIDUAL MEDLEY 1990 Paul Nelsen

3:51.3

160 FREESTYLE RELAY (LAST HELD IN 1930) 1921 NA 1:21.4 1926 Stan Morris 1:16.4 Paul Nelsen was the Big Ten 200 IM champion in 1990 and the 400 IM champion in 1994.

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Terry Silkaitis was a 10-time Big Ten Champion from 2002-05.

Harold Richter Max Moody Sam Hill 1998

150 BACKSTROKE (LAST HELD IN 1930) 1922 John Day 1:56.8 1925 Jim Hill 1:49.4 1926 Jim Hill 1:50.9 1931 Lowell Marsh 1:43.0 1933 Max Moulton 1:43.5 200 BACKSTROKE 2000 Alex Massura 2001 Ben Bartell

Steve Jackman won six individual Big TEn titles from 1961-63.

5:34.0 5:16.0

200 FREESTYLE RELAY 1926 Harold Richter Stan Morris Max Moody Sam Hill Steve Busse 1992 Jay Fischer Del Cerney Eric Jorgensen 1996 Ty Bathurst Matt Schlessman Jeremy Rients Derek Williams 1997 Ty Bathurst Jeremy Rients Matt Schlessman Luis Lopez 1998 Ty Bathurst Brandon Schindler Jeremy Rients Luis Lopez 2000 Ricardo Dornelas Alex Massura Grant Butler Allen Ong 2001 Ricardo Dornelas Alex Massura Grant Butler Allen Ong 2003 Allen Ong Terry Silkaitis Neil Osten Brian Gettelfinger 2004 Terry Silkaitis Neil Osten Ales Volcansek Igor Cerensek 400 FREESTYLE RELAY 1963 Mike Stauffer Wally Richardson Ralph Allen Steve Jackman 1989 Dan Tripps Dan Egeland Bengt Zikarsky Bill Asmus 1996 Bernie Zeruhn Matt Schlessman Jeremy Rients Manolis Lentaris 1997 Jeremy Rients

1:40.2 1999 1:19.02 2000 1:20.05 2004 1:19.90 2005 1:19.16 2006 1:19.31 2007 1:18.49

1:19.44

1:18.28

3:13.4

2:56.18

2:58.19

2:56.81

Matt Schlessman John Cahoy Luis Lopez Alex Massura John Cahoy Jeremy Rients Luis Lopez Alex Massura John Cahoy Luis Lopez Ricardo Dornelas Ricardo Dornelas Alex Massura Max von Bodungen Allen Ong Mario Delac Terry Silkaitis Neil Osten Igor Cerensek Mario Delac Terry Silkaitis Adam Mitchell Igor Cerensek Igor Cerensek Adam Mitchell Mario Delac Tyler Schmidt Igor Cerensek Tyler Schmidt Mario Delac Mike Woodson

800 FREESTYLE RELAY 1989 Bill Asmus Brett Outcalt Dan Egeland Mark Granovsky 1996 Manolis Lentaris Matt Schlessman John Cahoy Bernie Zeruhn 1999 Alex Massura John Cahoy Max von Bodungen Jono McLeod 2000 Max von Bodungen Matt Taylor Brandon Crook Alex Massura 200 MEDLEY RELAY 1992 Paul Kaump Paul Nelsen Del Cerney Jay Fischer 1994 Duane Dobko

2:55.03

2:55.40

2:55.40

2:51.65

2:51.24

2:52.90

6:32.00

6:31.75

6:31.04

6:30.46

1:29.61

1:28.12


big ten champions

ALL-BIG TEN

(Award initiated in 1984)

FIRST TEAM 1987 1988 1989

1990 1991

Igor Cerensek was a key member of the Gophers’ Big Ten champion 400 freestyle relay teams in 2004, 2005 and 2006.

1997

1998

1999

2001

2002

2003

2009

Paul Nelsen Derek Williams Eric Jorgensen Eriek Hulseman Mitch Henke Martin Zielinski Ty Bathurst Eriek Hulseman Ty Bathurst Martin Zielinski Brandon Schindler Martin Zielinski Oscar Godoi John Cahoy Ricardo Dornelas Todd Smolinski Jeff Hackler Chad Krastins Ricardo Dornelas Todd Smolinski Jeff Hackler Bjorn Lundin Allen Ong Todd Smolinski Jeff Hackler Bjorn Lundin Allen Ong Nadav Kochavi Colin Lee-To Anthony Portela Steve Miller

2000

1:28.07 2001

1:27.92 2002

1:27.58 2003

1:27.21

1:26.23

1:26.13

1:24.41

300 MEDLEY RELAY (LAST HELD IN 1956) 1926 Jim Hill 3:23.7 C.E. Purdy R.T. Bennett 400 MEDLEY RELAY 1963 Alfred “Bud” Ericksen Wally Richardson Steve Jackman Virgil Luken 1991 Andy Kurtz Paul Nelsen Del Cerney Sean Quackenbush 1994 Duane Dobko Paul Nelsen Bernie Zeruhn Matt Schlessman 1996 Duane Dobko Mitch Henke Martin Zielinski Bernie Zeruhn 1999 Oscar Godoi Alex Massura Martin Zielinski John Cahoy

3:34.8

3:16.60

3:13.92

Alex Massura Jeff Hackler Keam Ang Ricardo Dornelas Todd Smolinski Jeff Hackler Chad Krastins Alex Massura Todd Smolinski Jeff Hackler Chad Krastins Allen Ong Todd Smolinski Jeff Hackler Matt Taylor Terry Silkaitis

60-YARD PLUNGE FOR DISTANCE (LAST HELD IN 1925) 1922 Fred Atwood

1992

3:14.85

3:14.85 1993 1994 3:11.41

3:09.76 1995

1996 23.8

FANCY DIVING (LAST HELD IN 1946) 1923 Harold Bird 304.45 1924 Harold Bird NA 1926 Mickey Carter 97.2 1-METER DIVING 1971 Craig Lincoln 1994 P.J. Bogart 1995 P.J. Bogart 1996 P.J. Bogart

508.86 598.98 564.84 560.04

3-METER DIVING 1970 Craig Lincoln 1972 Craig Lincoln 1995 P.J. Bogart 1996 P.J. Bogart 1999 Dan Croaston 2000 Dan Croaston 2001 Dan Croaston

537.33 520.89 563.90 632.97 581.20 631.40 624.75

PLATFORM 1993 P.J. Bogart 1994 P.J. Bogart 1995 P.J. Bogart 2001 Dan Croaston

717.15 780.80 821.20 507.80

1997

1998

1999

3:17.21

3:14.31 2000

Dan Egeland Dan Egeland Bill Asmus Dan Egeland Mark Granovsky Brett Outcalt Sean Quackenbush Dan Tripps Bengt Zikarsky Paul Nelsen Sean Quackenbush Del Cerney Paul Nelsen Andy Kurtz Sean Quackenbush Matt Brown Steve Busse Del Cerney Eric Jorgensen Jay Fischer Paul Nelsen Paul Kaump Matt Brown P.J. Bogart Matt Brown Duane Dobko Eric Jorgenson Paul Nelson Matt Schlessman Derek Williams Bernie Zeruhn P.J. Bogart Paul Domer Derek Williams Ty Bathurst P.J. Bogart John Cahoy Duane Dobko Mitch Henke Manolis Lentaris Jeremy Rients Matt Schlessman Derek Williams Bernie Zeruhn Martin Zielinski Ty Bathurst John Cahoy Mitch Henke Eriek Hulseman Luis Lopez, Jono McLeod Jeremy Rients Matt Schlessman Martin Zielinski Ty Bathurst Bill Bishop John Cahoy Eriek Hulseman Luis Lopez, Alex Massura Jeremy Rients Brandon Schindler Martin Zielinski Martin Zielinski Dan Croaston Ricardo Dornelas Alex Massura Oscar Godoi, John Cahoy Max von Bodungen Jono McLeod Luis Lopez Alex Massura Ricardo Dornelas Max von Bodungen Keam Ang

2001

2002

2003

2004

2005

2006

2007

2009

Allen Ong, Grant Butler Brandon Crook Jeff Hackler Matt Taylor Martin Gustavsson Ben Bartell Grant Butler Ricardo Dornelas Allen Ong Todd Smolinski Jeff Hackler Chad Krastins Keam Ang Dan Croaston Jeff Hackler Chad Krastins Bjorn Lundin Justin Mortimer Allen Ong Todd Smolinski Matt Taylor Brian Gettelfinger Jeff Hackler Bjorn Lundin Justin Mortimer Neil Osten Allen Ong Terry Silkaitis Todd Smolinski Matt Taylor Igor Cerensek Mario Delac Neil Osten Terry Silkaitis Ales Volcansek Igor Cerensek Mario Delac Sean McCaffrey Adam Mitchell Justin Mortimer David Plummer Terry Silkaitis Igor Cerensek Mario Delac Adam Mitchell Tyler Schmidt Igor Cerensek Mario Delac Tyler Schmidt Mike Woodson Nadav Kochavi Colin Lee-To Steve Miller Anthony Portela

SECOND TEAM 2004 2006 2007

2008

2009

Sean McCaffrey Adam Mitchell Mike Woodson Evan Bernier Mike Holmes Ales Volcansek Ray Betuzzi Curt Carlson Mike Holmes David Plummer Jon Roberts Tyler Schmidt Mike Woodson Kevin Baseheart Karl Burdis Curt Carlson Mike Holmes Michael Richards

67 * Minnesota Swimming & Diving


honors and awards

ACADEMIC AWARDS

BIG TEN ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

ACADEMIC ALL-AMERICANS VERIZON/COSIDA ACADEMIC ALL-AMERICANS 1994-95 1995-96 1996-97 1997-98 1998-99 2004-05 2005-06

BIG TEN DIVER OF THE WEEK

Bernie Zeruhn P.J. Bogart, Derek Williams, Bernie Zeruhn Matt Schlessman John Cahoy, Martin Zielinski John Cahoy, Martin Zielinski Justin Mortimer Travis Beckerle

1994-95 December

P.J. Bogart, Jr.

1998-99 Nov. 24 Jan. 13

Dan Croaston, So. Dan Croaston, So.

1999-2000 Nov. 24 Feb. 1

Dan Croaston, Jr. Dan Croaston, Jr.

2000-01 Nov. 21 Dec. 5 Jan. 23 Feb. 5

Dan Croaston, Sr. Dan Croaston, Sr. Dan Croaston, Sr. Dan Croaston, Sr.

2002-03 Dec. 10

Ben Herdt, Jr.

2003-04 Nov. 5

Ben Herdt, Sr.

2007-08 Nov. 13

Cole Young, Jr.

COLLEGE SWIMMING COACHES ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA ALL-AMERICANS 2001-02 2002-03 2003-04 2004-05 2005-06 2007-08 2008-09

Chris Forrest, Brian Gettelfinger, Bjorn Lundin Travis Beckerle, Brian Gettelfinger, Justin Mortimer, Bjorn Lundin, Allen Ong Travis Beckerle Travis Beckerle, Dan Berve, Igor Cerensek Travis Beckerle, Dan Berve, Igor Cerensek, Mario Delac, Drew Knoechel, Adam Mitchell, Neil Osten, Tyler Schmidt Tyler Schmidt

GTE/COSIDA ACADEMIC ALL-AMERICAN OF THE YEAR 1995-96 1998-99

Bernie Zeruhn John Cahoy

NCAA POSTGRADUTE SCHOLARSHIP 2005-06

Travis Beckerle

BIG TEN SWIMMER OF THE WEEK

John Cahoy was named the GTE/CoSIDA Academic All-American of the Year in 1998-99. Cahoy recorded a perfect 4.0 GPA in all academic terms of his college career.

ACADEMIC ALL-BIG TEN 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993

1994

1995

1996 1997 1998 1999 2000

Darin Lindig, Pawel Stachowicz, Todd Weiss, Mike Zarns, Mike Zechmeister Darin Lindig, Brett Outcalt, Mike Zechmeister Mark Granovsky, Darin Lindig, Brett Outcalt, Mike Zarns, Mike Zechmeister Jay Fischer, Mike Zarns Omar Boyd, Scott Tripps, Derek Howatt, Jay Fischer, Chris Carlisle, Scott Upper Matt Brown, Chris Carlisle, Can Ergenekan, Eric Haseman, Mike Hinchcliffe, Derek Howatt, Andy Kurtz, Rob McDonnell, Scott Tripps Alan Boelk, Matt Bosin, Chris Carlisle, Paul Domer, Can Ergenekan, Travis Fischer, John Haas, Eric Haseman, Darren Heydanek, Mike Hinchcliffe, Andy Kurtz, Matt Mandell, Mike Schoknecht, Mike Sime Alan Boelk, Paul Domer, Can Ergenekan, Chad Erpelding, Eric Haseman, Darren Heydanek, Mike Hinchcliffe, Andy Kurtz, Pete Lillehei, Brian Morrison, Mike Schoknecht, Mike Sime, Kenji Sudoh, Scott Walker, Bernie Zeruhn Isaac Bjorklund, Alan Boelk, Paul Domer, Matt Eisenhuth, Darren Heydanek, Brian Morrison, Matt Schlessman, Mike Schoknecht, Mike Sime, Kenji Sudoh, Scott Walker, Bernie Zeruhn Ty Bathurst, Mike Bauman, Isaac Bjorklund, P.J. Bogart, Cubby Campbell, Adam Duey, Matt Dunkel, Jay Epping, Matt Schlessman, Kenji Sudoh, Bernie Zeruhn Ty Bathurst, Issac Bjorklund, John Cahoy, Cubby Campbell, Adam Duey, Luis Lopez, Jono McLeod, Jeff Miller, Matt Schlessman, Martin Zielinski John Cahoy, Cubby Campbell, Oscar Godoi, Brian Howard, Luis Lopez, Jono McLeod, Yoav Meiri, Jeff Miller, Martin Zielinski John Cahoy, Brian Howard, Luis Lopez, Jono McLeod, Yoav Meiri, Jeff Miller, Martin Zielinski Shane Hillsley, Brian Howard, Dov Malnik, Yoav Meiri

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2001 2002

1996-97 December

Manolis Lentaris, Jr.

1997-98 December

Alex Massura, Fr.

1998-99 Nov. 18 Nov. 24

Alex Massura, So. Jono McLeod, Sr.

1999-2000 Nov. 24

Jan. 24

Alex Massura, Jr.

2000-01 Feb. 5

Todd Smolinski, So.

2001-02 Nov. 20 Dec. 3 Jan. 15 Jan. 28 Feb. 5

Todd Smolinski, Jr. Jeff Hackler, Jr. Allen Ong, Jr. Todd Smolinski, Jr. Matt Taylor, Jr.

2002-03 Nov. 5 Nov. 26 Jan. 28

Justin Mortimer, Jr. Jeff Hackler, Sr. Terry Silkaitis, So.

2003-04 Nov. 5 Dec. 9 Feb. 9

Adam Mitchell, So. Adam Mitchell, So. Terry Silkaitis, Jr.

2004-05 Nov. 2 Nov. 9 Feb. 1

Sean Kelly, Jr. Justin Mortimer, Sr. Justin Mortimer, Sr.

2005-06 Oct. 25

Adam Mitchell, Sr.

2006-07 Oct. 23 Dec. 5

David Plummer, Jr. Igor Cerensek, Sr.

2007-08 Oct. 16 Oct. 23 Jan. 22

Jon Roberts, Jr. Curt Carlson, Fr. Colin Lee-To, Jr.

2008-09 Feb. 11

Nadav Kochavi, So.

Jeff Hackler, Fr.

Chris Forrest, Karl Frisinger, Dov Malnik, Michael Melrose, Allen Ong, Brian Porter Mark Atwood, Kris Carver, Chris Forrest, Brian Gettelfinger, David Heraly, Dov Malnik, Michael Melrose, Justin Mortimer, Allen Ong, Brian Porter, Erik Wiken. 2003 Nate Bernier, Brian Gettelfinger, Ben Herdt, Bjorn Lundin, Michael Melrose, David Moulder, Justin Mortimer, Allen Ong, Lucas Petersen 2004 Ben Baumann, Travis Beckerle, Nate Bernier, Brian Gettelfinger, Ben Herdt, Joe Herriges, Sean Kelly, Adam Mitchell, David Moulder, Lucas Petersen, John Schmidt, Scott Young 2005 Travis Beckerle, Dan Berve, Igor Cerensek, Jimmer Dorweiler, Sean Kelly, Shaun Kennedy, Drew Knoechel, Adam Mitchell, Justin Mortimer, David Moulder, Mike Natali, Kiel Ochalek, John Schmidt, Ales Volcansek, Scott Young 2006 Dan Abrahamson, Travis Beckerle, Dan Berve, Igor Cerensek, Mario Delac, Jimmer Dorweiler, Matt Engel, Sean Kelly, Shaun Kennedy, Drew Knoechel, Adam Mitchell, Mike Natali, Kiel Ochalek, Russ Payne, John Schmidt, Tyler Schmidt, Joey Skeate, Ales Volcansek, Mike Woodson 2007 Evan Bernier, Dan Berve, Igor Cerensek, Mario Delac, Jimmer Dorweiler, Matt Engel, Shaun Kennedy, Drew Knoechel, Mike Natali, Russ Payne, Anthony Portela, Tyler Schmidt Hiro Sugimoto, Ales Volcansek, Mike Woodson, Cole Young 2008 Michael Daup, Matt Engel, Tyler Jepsen, Jacob Kittilstad, Steve Miller, Russ Payne, Anthony Portela, Rob Schaefer, Tyler Schmidt, Mark Solfelt, Cole Young 2009 Kevin Baseheart, Michael Daup, Philip Greenberg, Josh Griffey, Ivan Gutesa, Tyler Jepsen, Jacob Kittilstad, Nadav Kochavi, Steve Miller, Anthony Portela, Rob Schnitzler, Mark Solfelt, Zach Weis, Cole Young (Award initiated in 1987)


big ten awards

BIG TEN AWARDS

BIG TEN SWIMMING COACH OF THE YEAR Dennis Dale 1989 Dennis Dale 1996 1998 Dennis Dale 2001 Dennis Dale 2002 Dennis Dale Dennis Dale 2003

BIG TEN SWIMMER OF THE YEAR Dan Egeland 1989 Alex Massura 1999 Alex Massura 2000 Terry Silkaitis 2003 BIG TEN DIVER OF THE YEAR 1993 P.J. Bogart P.J. Bogart 1994 P.J. Bogart 1995 P.J. Bogart 1996 Dan Croaston 2000 2001 Dan Croaston

BIG TEN DIVING COACH OF THE YEAR Doug Shaffer 1996 2001 KZ Li

BIG TEN FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR Sean Quackenbush 1989 Paul Nelsen 1990 Jeff Hackler 2000 Martin Zielinski was a nine-time All-American from 1996-99

U OF M AQUATIC HALL OF FAME Minnesota’s Aquatic Hall of Fame was started in 1984. The aim of the Hall of Fame is to give recognition to outstanding alumni who have contributed to the University’s program. Another purpose is to provide role models for current Golden Gopher student-athletes. A major emphasis is placed on academics, and all members have achieved excellence both academically and athletically.

2007 Inductee John Wendt

1996 Inductee George Bledsoe

2006 Inductees Art Downey Jean Freeman

1995 Inductees Jodi Schirmers Bean Dan Egeland Elyce Iwerks Kastigar Amy Volna Roe

2005 Inductees P.J. Bogart Gretchen Hegener Paul Nelsen 2003 Inductees Del Cerney Sean Quackenbush Olga Splichalova Kim Wilson

1988 Inductees Cindy Anderson Marty Knight

Jim Hill Sam Hill Lowell Marsh

1987 Inductees Bill Milota Dr. John Bergman Raymond I. Hakomaki

1984 Inductees Mary Jablonski Dr. William W. Huesner G. Robert Mowerson Chris Gentz Terry Ganley Nieszner Craig Lincoln Niels Thorpe

1986 Inductees Dorothy Lestina Sheppard Bud Ericksen Virgil Luken Dr. Walt Richardson Dr. Steve Jackman

1994 Inductees Art Griffith Sue Roell 1990 Inductees Chip Petersen Britta Wilk

Chad Krastins was the 2002 Big Ten champion in the 100 butterfly and was a four-time All-American.

1985 Inductees John Faricy

JERRY MCCAUL MEMORIAL AWARD Awarded to the outstanding Minnesota swimmer or diver who best exemplifies the late Jerry McCaul’s (1957-79) enthusiasm and dedication to the sport.

Dan Egeland was the first All-American under head coach Dennis Dale in 1987. He earned six All-America awards in his career.

Jerry McCaul 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1991 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993

Scott Malm Craig Juchisin Erik Nyquist Dan Endy Mike Daly Derek Howatt Keith Kennedy Chris Tahti Tim Knox Tim Knox, Bill Asmus Tom Guillou Preben Olsen Bill Asmus Derek Howatt Jay Fischer Eric Beazley

1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008

Eric Haseman, Mike Hinchcliffe Brian Morrison Kenji Sudoh Isaac Bjorklund, Brian Stroshane Jeff Rodriguez Luis Lopez Brian Howard Keam Ang Ryan L’Roy Todd Smolinski Lucas Petersen Lucas Petersen Pavel Zhuravlev Mike Natali Mike Woodson, Tyler Schmidt

Todd Smolinski won three Big Ten titles in the 100 backstroke and earned 16 All-America awards.

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gopher records

UNIVERSITY RECORDS VARSITY RECORDS Athlete Curt Carlson Curt Carlson Terry Silkaitis Justin Mortimer Justin Mortimer Justin Mortimer David Plummer David Plummer Colin Lee-To Mike Brown Nadav Kochavi Nadav Kochavi Adam Mitchell Alex Wold Colin Lee-To, Michael Richards Curt Carlson, Steve Miller Mario Delac, Terry Silkaitis 400 Free Relay Adam Mitchell, Igor Cerensek 800 Free Relay Alex Wold, Ray Betuzzi Curt Carlson, Steve Miller 200 Medley Relay Nadav Kochavi, Colin Lee-To Anthony Portela, Steve Miller 400 Medley Relay David Plummer, Jon Roberts Mike Woodson, Tyler Schmidt 1 M Diving (6 dive) Dan Croaston 3 M Diving (6 dive) Dan Croaston Platform Diving (6 dive) Shaun Kennedy Event 50 Free 100 Free 200 Free 500 Free 1000 Free 1650 Free 100 Back 200 Back 100 Breast 200 Breast 100 Fly 200 Fly 200 I.M. 400 I.M. 200 Free Relay

Year 2009 2009 2005 2005 2001 2005 2008 2007 2009 2003 2009 2009 2006 2009 2009

Time 19.53 42.82 1:34.24 4:14.21 8:56.27 14:45.20 46.32 1:42.41 53.14 1:55.63 46.35 1:43.74 1:44.64 3:42.61 1:17.10

2005

2:51.24

2009

6:20.61

2009

1:24.41

2008

3:08.29

2002 2001 2007

403.25 393.00 370.35

Adam Mitchell, 200 IM varsity record holder

VARSITY LONG COURSE RECORDS Event 50 Free 100 Free 200 Free 400 Free 1500 Free 100 Back 200 Back 100 Breast 200 Breast 100 Fly 200 Fly 200 IM 400 IM 200 Free Relay 400 Free Relay 800 Free Relay 200 Medley Relay 400 Medley Relay

Athlete Michael Richards Steve Miller Alex Wold Justin Mortimer Justin Mortimer David Plummer David Plummer Jon Roberts Mike Brown Derek Williams Alex Wold Adam Mitchell Alex Wold Colin Lee-To, Tyler Schmidt Jason Timmer, Mike Woodson Michael Richards, Curt Carlson Steve Miller, Alex Wold Alex Wold, Curt Carlson Steve Miller, Mark Solfelt David Plummer, Colin Lee-To Anthony Portela, Tyler Schmidt Dan Berve, Jon Roberts Tyler Schmidt, Mike Woodson

Current athletes in bold

Year 22.39 50.14 1:49.25 3:50.43 15:13.66 53.83 2:01.09 1:00.82 2:13.50 54.14 1:59.37 2:03.32 4:16.75 1:33.43

Time 2008 2008 2009 2004 2004 2008 2008 2007 2000

3:21.04

2009

7:25.86

2009

1:44.62

2007

3:46.47

2007

2009 2000 2009 2007

P.J. Bogart, Big Ten Diver of the Year, 1993, '94, '95 and '96.

VARSITY FRESHMAN RECORDS Event 50 Free 100 Free 200 Free 500 Free 1000 Free 1650 Free 100 Back 200 Back 100 Breast 200 Breast 100 Fly 200 Fly 200 I.M. 400 I.M. 400 Free Relay 400 Medley Relay 800 Free Relay 1M Diving 3M Diving Platform Current athletes in bold

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Athlete Michael Richards Mario Delac Terry Silkaitis Justin Mortimer Justin Mortimer Justin Mortimer David Plummer David Plummer Martin Gustavsson Mike Brown Evan Bernier Bernie Zeruhn Ryan Plummer Justin Mortimer Mario Delac, Igor Cerensek Ales Volcansek, Drew Knoechel Jared White, Ivan Gutesa Kevin Baseheart, Michael Richards Mario Delac, Igor Cerensek, Drew Knoechel, Jimmer Dorweiler P.J. Bogart P.J. Bogart Matt Scoggin

Year 2008 2004 2002 2001 2001 2001 2005 2005 2001 2003 2006 1993 2001 2001 2004

Time 19.72 43.15 1:35.91 4:17.18 8:56.27 14:53.68 47.37 1:43.52 53.85 1:55.63 47.64 1:45.80 1:48.48 3:48.05 2:58.02

2008

3:17.22

2004

6:36.71

1993 1993 1990

417.54 710.04 660.30


athlete biographies

UNIVERSITY AQUATIC CENTER RECORDS

Curt Carlson, 50 and 100 freestyle varsity record holder

Event 50 Free 100 Free 200 Free 500 Free 1000 Free 1650 Free 100 Back 200 Back 100 Breast 200 Breast 100 Fly 200 Fly 200 I.M. 400 I.M. 200 Free Relay 400 Free Relay 800 Free Relay 200 Medley Relay 400 Medley Relay 1 M Diving (6) 3 M Diving (6) 3 M Diving (10) 10 M Diving

Athlete (School) Cesar Cielo (Auburn) Cesar Cielo (Auburn) Simon Burnett (Arizona) Larsen Jensen (USC) Chris Thompson (Michigan) Larsen Jensen (USC) Albert Subirats (Arizona) Ryan Lochte (Florida) Mike Alexandrov (Northwestern) Vladislav Polyakov (Alabama) Albert Subirats (Arizona) Davis Tarwater (Michigan) Ryan Lochte (Florida) Ous Mellouli (USC) Cielo, Targett, Andkjaer, Goodrich (Auburn) Andkjaer, Cielo, Targett, Lundquist (Auburn) Nilo, Basson, Townsend, Ritter (Arizona) Goodrich, Maras, Puninski, Cielo (Auburn) Grevers, Alexandrov (Northwestern) Bubolz, Barbic Joona Puhakka (USC) Steve Segerlin (Auburn) Mark Lenzi (USD) Matt Scoggin (Texas)

Date 3/15/07 3/17/07 3/25/05 3/15/07 2/24/01 3/17/07 3/16/07 3/26/05 3/16/07 3/17/07 3/16/07 3/26/05 3/24/05 3/25/05 3/15/07 3/17/07 3/16/07 3/16/07 3/15/07

Time 18.69 41.17 1:33.28 4:09.80 8:45.85 14:26.70 44.83 1:38.37 51.56 1:52.71 44.57 1:42.30 1:41.71 3:39.19 1:14.71 2:46.56 6:14.14 1:23.37 3:04.40

2005 2007 1991 1991

421.05 415.80 710.04 660.30

Mike Brown, 200 breaststroke varsity record holder

MINNESOTA INVITATIONAL RECORDS Event 50 free 100 free 200 free 500 free 1650 free 100 back 200 back 100 breast 200 breast 100 fly 200 fly 200 IM 400 IM 200 free relay 400 free relay 800 free relay 200 medley relay 400 medley relay

Time 20.03 44.30 1:36.45 4:20.99 15:15.37 48.12 1:45.53 55.30 1:58.85 48.25 1:46.84 1:48.28 3:52.27 1:20.91 2:58.10 6:33.03 1:29.23 3:15.61

Year 1991 1991 1994 1994 2004 2003 1997 2004 2004 2003 1994 2004 1994 2003 2004 2004 2002 2003

Swimmer Ernie Lee, Iowa State Ernie Lee, Iowa State Bernie Zeruhn, Minnesota Brian Barnes, Indiana Justin Mortimer, Minnesota Adam Mania, Wisconsin Alex Massura, Minnesota Giordan Pagioli, Purdue Giordan Pagioli, Purdue Matt Marshall, Wisconsin Bernie Zeruhn, Minnesota Adam Mitchell, Minnesota Brian Barnes, Indiana Wisconsin Minnesota Minnesota Minnesota Wisconsin

David Plummer, 100 and 200 backstroke varsity record holder

Justin Mortimer, varsity 500, 1000 and 1650 freestyle record holder

Nadav Kochavi, 100 and 200 butterfly varsity record holder

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all-time top 30 performers 50 FREESTYLE 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 16. 18. 19. 20. 21. 23. 24. 25. 27. 28. 29.

Curt Carlson Ricardo Dornelas Steve Miller Michael Richards Del Cerney Ales Volcansek Ty Bathurst Steve Busse Terry Silkaitis Colin Lee-To Igor Cerensek Mario Delac Allen Ong Brandon Schindler Neil Osten Eric Jorgensen Tyler Schmidt Arthur Griffith Jason Timmer Jeremy Rients Luis Lopez Brian Gettelfinger Mike Woodson Bengt Zikarsky Kevin Baseheart Alex Massura Derek Williams Matt Schlessman Jon Roberts Grant Butler

200 FREESTYLE 19.53 19.54 19.62 19.72 19.76 19.80 19.80 19.80 19.82 19.86 19.89 19.95 19.96 20.02 20.02 20.03 20.03 20.05 20.09 20.11 20.14 20.14 20.15 20.18 20.19 20.19 20.22 20.25 20.34 20.34

2009 2000 2009 2008 1992 2007 1998 1993 2004 2009 2005 2005 2003 1999 2004 1994 2008 1980 2008 1998 1998 2002 2008 1989 2009 1999 1996 1997 2008 2001

42.82 42.87 42.95 43.15 43.19 43.39 43.45 43.46 43.48 43.70 43.72 43.80 43.80 43.81 43.88 43.94 44.03 44.05 44.05 44.09 44.15 44.19 44.24 44.25 44.27 44.30 44.35 44.59 44.63 44.65

2009 2003 2009 2004 2006 2009 2009 2008 1990 2000 2004 2009 2002 1998 2001 1997 1998 1995 1992 1997 2007 2009 2008 1980 2002 1994 1999 1989 2008 2009

100 FREESTYLE 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30.

Curt Carlson Terry Silkaitis Steve Miller Mario Delac Igor Cerensek Kevin Baseheart Michael Richards Tyler Schmidt Bengt Zikarsky Ricardo Dornelas Neil Osten Ray Betuzzi Todd Smolinski Alex Massura Allen Ong Matt Schlessman John Cahoy Bernie Zeruhn Del Cerney Jeremy Rients Ales Volcansek Anthony Portela Mike Woodson Arthur Griffith Matt Taylor Eric Jorgensen Luis Lopez Bill Asmus Matt Engel Colin Lee-To

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30.

Terry Silkaitis Adam Mitchell Alex Wold Bernie Zeruhn Ray Betuzzi Tyler Schmidt Matt Taylor Justin Mortimer Manolis Lentaris Igor Cerensek Sean McCaffrey Steve Miller Alex Massura Curt Carlson Paul Nelsen Evan Bernier Adam Weis Brandon Crook Mike Woodson Mario Delac Dan Egeland Dominique Massie-Martel Max von Bodungen Sean Quackenbush Jeremy Rients Kevin Baseheart Bill Asmus Jacob Kittilstad Mark Granovsky Brett Outcalt

1000 FREESTYLE 1:34.24 1:34.98 1:35.23 1:35.43 1:35.50 1:35.76 1:35.90 1:36.00 1:36.24 1:36.36 1:36.48 1:36.53 1:36.55 1:36.60 1:36.61 1:36.79 1:36.81 1:36.85 1:36.86 1:37.09 1:37.29 1:37.60 1:37.80 1:38.03 1:38.05 1:38.43 1:38.62 1:38.69 1:38.76 1:38.78

2005 2006 2009 1995 2009 2008 2002 2005 1995 2007 2005 2009 1998 2009 1994 2007 2009 2001 2007 2004 1989 2009 2000 1991 1997 2009 1987 2009 1989 1999

4:14.21 4:18.88 4:19.60 4:20.10 4:20.19 4:20.63 4:20.96 4:21.07 4:22.16 4:22.96 4:24.13 4:24.14 4:24.81 4:25.44 4:25.48 4:26.05 4:26.53 4:26.73 4:26.95 4:27.11 4:27.17 4:27.37 4:27.78 4:27.99 4:28.17 4:28.38 4:28.74 4:29.05 4:29.85 4:29.86

2005 2008 1995 2007 1995 2002 2005 2008 2001 1997 1993 2005 1992 2006 2009 2009 2009 1989 2009 2006 1989 2000 1998 2008 2001 2001 1989 1988 2004 2008

500 FREESTYLE

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1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30.

Justin Mortimer Ray Betuzzi Bernie Zeruhn Zach Wood Manolis Lentaris Matt Taylor Travis Beckerle Mike Holmes Brandon Crook Bill Bishop Can Ergenekan Sean McCaffrey Scott Hart Adam Mitchell Adam Weis Nico Zebley Zach Bolin Matt Granovsky David Hawker Drew Knoechel Preben Olsen Max von Bodungen Tim Sheely Chris Peterson Ryan L’Roy Adam Apprill Brett Outcalt Andrew Lorys David Moulder Michael Daup

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30.

Justin Mortimer Mike Holmes Travis Beckerle Bill Bishop Bernie Zeruhn Zach Wood Manolis Lentaris Scott Hart Ray Betuzzi Michael Daup David Hawker Ryan L’Roy Nico Zebley Tim Loeffler Fabian Toth Can Ergenekan Adam Apprill Matt Taylor Preben Olsen Tim Sheely Andrew Lorys David Moulder Dan Egeland Alex Wold Jeff Miller Chris Carlisle Brett Outcalt Karl Frisinger Stefin vonHartizsch Jeff Bloomer

8:56.27 9:01.53 9:07.35 9:09.58 9:10.52 9:11.34 9:11.51 9:12.14 9:12.22 9:14.26 9:17.81 9:18.61 9:18.71 9:18.87 9:19.40 9:19.72 9:20.79 9:21.26 9:21.27 9:21.73 9:22.18 9:22.32 9:23.17 9:24.02 9:24.87 9:25.62 9:28.39 9:28.59 9:29.64 9:31.24

2001 2009 2006 1997 1995 2006 1995 1992 2007 2008 2009 2001 2008 2005 2005 1992 2003 2002 1989 1998 1990 2002 1988 2007 1996 1990 1988 2001 1992 1993

14:45.20 14:55.60 15:09.24 15:10.55 15:12.97 15:13.88 15:16.13 15:17.59 15:18.13 15:22.15 15:27.01 15:27.82 15:29.21 15:30.74 15:30.96 15:33.41 15:33.64 15:34.20 15:34.64 15:35.54 15:37.29 15:38.65 15:39.43 15:44.07 15:46.96 15:47.38 15:47.61 15:50.31 15:53.62 15:53.63

2005 2008 2005 1997 1992 2007 2006 1995 2008 2003 2009 1993 2009 1989 2004 2005 2006 1998 2001 1996 1987 1989 1991 1992 1990 1989 1995 1993 1997 2001

1650 FREESTYLE 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30.

Justin Mortimer Mike Holmes Travis Beckerle Bill Bishop Scott Hart Ray Betuzzi Zach Wood Manolis Lentaris Michael Daup Ryan L’Roy David Hawker Can Ergenekan Nico Zebley Preben Olsen David Moulder Tim Loeffler Fabian Toth Tim Sheely Adam Apprill Jeff Miller Andrew Lorys Brett Outcalt Chris Carlisle Stefin vonHartitzsch Mike Gerber Evan Francen Bernie Zeruhn Jeff Bloomer Brian Stroshane Karl Frisinger


athlete biographies 100 BACKSTROKE 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 27. 28. 29. 30.

David Plummer Todd Smolinski Alex Massura Nadav Kochavi Ben Bartell Dan Berve Adam Mitchell Karl Burdis Duane Dobko Ryan Crosby Martin Zielinski Eriek Hulseman Jared White Russ Payne Andy Kurtz Mike Woodson Paul Kaump Ales Volcansek Michael Melrose Scott Tripps Scott Young Diego Urreta Peter Mullee Adam Frankow Mike Mahoney Matt Dillon Bernie Zeruhn Bengt Zikarsky Nate Leopold Curt Carlson

100 BREASTSTROKE 46.32 46.85 47.24 47.54 47.71 47.88 48.12 48.12 48.28 48.45 48.66 48.79 48.87 49.15 49.20 49.47 49.49 49.54 49.61 49.68 49.79 49.85 49.91 50.05 50.33 50.33 50.60 50.71 50.79 51.03

2008 2002 1999 2009 2002 2007 2005 2009 1994 1998 1998 1998 2008 2006 1994 2008 1992 2005 2000 1992 2005 2002 2008 1999 2000 2001 1993 1989 2003 2009

1:42.41 1:43.26 1:43.57 1:44.04 1:44.08 1:44.30 1:45.28 1:45.57 1:45.63 1:45.79 1:46.00 1:46.94 1:47.32 1:47.67 1:47.79 1:47.83 1:47.98 1:48.28 1:48.53 1:48.73 1:49.16 1:49.64 1:49.69 1:49.93 1:50.16 1:50.33 1:50.37 1:50.44 1:50.70 1:51.45

2007 2006 1998 20078 2003 2001 1992 2004 2009 2007 1994 1998 2005 2009 1994 2008 2005 1992 1997 1998 1994 2008 2000 2001 1999 2001 1992 1979 1999 2004

200 BACKSTROKE 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30.

David Plummer Adam Mitchell Alex Massura Russ Payne Todd Smolinski Ben Bartell Scott Tripps Diego Urreta Karl Burdis Dan Berve Duane Dobko Ryan Crosby Scott Young Josh Griffey Andy Kurtz Jared White Mike Woodson Chris Carlisle Martin Zielinski Eriek Hulseman Paul Nelsen Peter Mullee Mark Dillon Michael Melrose Adam Frankow Ryan Plummer Paul Kaump Scott Malm Ben Bishop Nate Leopold

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30.

Colin Lee-To Jeff Hackler Jon Roberts Jason Timmer Martin Gustavsson Paul Nelsen Ivan Gutesa Mike Brown Drew Knoechel Rob Schnitzler Dan Egeland Mitch Henke Matt Brown Paul Domer Ty Bathurst Chris Forrest Dov Malnik Oscar Godoi Alejandro Jacobo Mark Solfelt Brian Porter Nathan Bernier Dustin Chalfant Sean Kelly Jay Epping Stelios Sardelas Zach Weis Allen Ong Matt Lindemann Chris Brunson

100 BUTTERFLY 53.17 53.24 53.29 53.77 53.85 54.16 54.25 54.43 54.47 54.49 54.92 54.96 54.98 54.98 55.03 55.24 55.26 55.35 55.47 55.79 56.12 56.12 56.20 56.32 56.39 56.44 56.50 56.55 56.87 57.17

2009 2002 2008 2008 2001 1994 2009 2003 2006 2009 1989 1997 1994 1994 1998 2002 2001 1999 2004 2008 2002 2005 2002 2004 1995 1997 2009 2002 1998 2000

1:55.63 1:56.04 1:56.23 1:56.93 1:57.74 1:57.81 1:57.98 1:58.19 1:58.22 1:58.31 1:58.59 1:59.04 1:59.21 1:59.25 2:00.37 2:00.71 2:00.60 2:00.86 2:01.21 2:01.27 2:01.29 2:01.35 2:01.50 2:01.64 2:01.73 2:02.31 2:02.46 2:02.94 2:03.47 2:03.90

2003 2001 2003 2009 2007 2008 2001 1994 1995 1993 2002 2007 1989 2004 2002 1997 2009 2008 2008 2005 2006 1999 2000 2004 2009 2009 2005 1997 2009 1998

200 BREASTSTROKE 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30.

Mike Brown Martin Gustavsson Jeff Hackler Ivan Gutesa Jason Timmer Jon Roberts Dov Malnik Paul Nelsen Paul Domer Matt Brown Chris Forrest Drew Knoechel Dan Egeland Alejandro Jacobo Dustin Chalfant Mitch Henke Richard Hills Mark Solfelt Colin Lee-To Nathan Bernier Adam Mitchell Oscar Godoi Brian Porter Ryan Plummer Zach Weis Rob Schaefer Sean Kelly Jeff Rodriguez Rob Schnitzler Chris Wood

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 24. 25. 27. 28. 29. 30.

Nadav Kochavi Martin Zielinski John Cahoy Anthony Portela Dan Berve Derek Williams Chad Krastins Sean Quackenbush Kevin Baseheart Evan Bernier Bjorn Lundin Neil Osten Mike Woodson Keam Ang Lucas Petersen Brian Gettelfinger Allen Ong Del Cerney Darren Heydanek Mark Dillon Yoav Meiri Matt Taylor Matt Engel Can Ergenekan Mike Schoknecht Matt Schlessman Jon Roberts Hiro Sugimoto Scott Young Bernie Zeruhn

46.35 46.74 47.05 47.13 47.35 47.44 47.45 47.52 47.57 47.64 47.70 47.85 47.86 47.97 48.11 48.13 48.28 48.50 48.71 48.73 48.85 48.98 48.98 49.12 49.13 49.13 49.17 49.23 49.31 49.36

2009 1998 1999 2009 2006 1995 2002 1992 2009 2006 2003 2004 2008 2001 2005 2004 2002 1992 1995 2002 2000 2001 2006 1994 1994 1997 2008 2007 2003 1996

1:43.74 1:44.25 1:44.33 1:44.60 1:45.26 1:45.55 1:45.78 1:45.86 1:46.55 1:46.94 1:47.03 1:47.08 1:47.22 1:47.59 1:47.64 1:47.67 1:47.81 1:48.15 1:48.18 1:48.26 1:48.84 1:48.84 1:48.87 1:49.26 1:49.40 1:49.46 1:49.47 1:49.55 1:49.64 1:50.23

2009 2001 1990 2009 1995 1992 1999 2002 2009 2007 2001 2009 1997 1990 1999 1998 2007 1995 1988 1985 2004 2006 1992 2008 2004 2005 2001 2005 2006 1982

200 BUTTERFLY 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 21. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30.

Nadav Kochavi Keam Ang Sean Quackenbush Alex Wold Bernie Zeruhn Can Ergenekan Yoav Meiri Matt Taylor Kevin Baseheart Hiro Sugimoto Chad Krastins Adam Weis Martin Zielinski Matt Moseman Jono McLeod Matt Mesenbourg Zach Wood Derek Williams Erik Engnell Robert Barrett Lucas Petersen Evan Bernier Darren Heydanek Mike Woodson Brian Gettelfinger Sean McCaffrey Mark Dillon Adam Mitchell Mike Natali Scott Entyre

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all-time top 30 performers 1-METER DIVING (6 DIVES)

200 INDIVIDUAL MEDLEY 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30.

Adam Mitchell Paul Nelsen Russ Payne Alex Wold Jon Roberts Ryan Plummer Dan Egeland Matt Brown Jono McLeod David Plummer Mark Solfelt Evan Bernier Ben Bartell Diego Urreta Todd Smolinski Alex Massura Mike Brown Yoav Meiri Jeff Hackler Dov Malnik Anthony Portela Justin Mortimer Allen Ong Josh Griffey Richard Hills Sean Quackenbush Ivan Gutesa Jason Timmer Scott Tripps Terry Silkaitis

1:44.64 1:45.33 1:45.81 1:45.85 1:47.37 1:47.41 1:47.48 1:47.73 1:47.93 1:48.12 1:48.13 1:48.37 1:48.45 1:48.51 1:48.54 1:48.55 1:49.11 1:49.12 1:49.17 1:49.20 1:49.20 1:49.23 1:49.73 1:49.89 1:50.42 1:50.54 1:50.61 1:50.76 1:50.92 1:51.21

2006 1994 2008 2009 2008 2003 1989 1993 1997 2008 2008 2007 2001 2002 2002 1998 2003 1998 2002 2001 2009 2005 2002 2008 2009 1990 2009 2006 1991 2004

400 INDIVIDUAL MEDLEY 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30.

Alex Wold Adam Mitchell Justin Mortimer Russ Payne Ryan Plummer Jono McLeod Paul Nelsen Diego Urreta Josh Griffey Bill Bishop Yoav Meiri Scott Tripps Scott Hart Rob Schaefer Tim Sheely Jeff Rodriguez Brian Howard Kris Carver David Moulder Richard Hills Nico Zebley Eric Beazley M. Connolly Kenji Sudoh Jeff Miller Matt Brown Bret Engnell Steve Lines Manolis Lentaris Andrew Lorys

3:42.61 3:44.34 3:45.24 3:46.79 3:48.00 3:49.35 3:49.42 3:50.45 3:50.64 3:50.99 3:53.06 3:54.96 3:54.97 3:56.96 3:57.00 3:57.44 3:57.49 3:57.81 3:57.96 3:57.96 3:58.63 3:58.96 3:59.50 3:59.64 3:59.69 3:59.95 3:59.97 4:00.44 4:01.25 4:01.37

2009 2006 2005 2008 2002 1997 1992 2004 2009 1998 1997 1992 1992 2009 2001 1998 1997 2001 2005 2009 2009 1993 1993 1996 1999 1993 1989 1988 1997 1989

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15.

Dan Croaston Mark Gabos P.J. Bogart Shaun Kennedy Ben Herdt Cole Young Michael Zarns Drew Brown John Schmidt David Zarns Michael Wermager Scott Upper Omar Boyd Ben Wolf Joe Skeate

403.25 353.33 351.20 341.65 341.00 334.60 331.95 331.65 330.60 331.95 325.90 320.70 315.23 307.30 301.90

PLATFORM DIVING (6 DIVES) 2002 1989 1995 2006 2002 2009 1990 2009 2005 1990 1989 1991 1991 2002 2006

1-METER DIVING (11 DIVES) PAST FORMAT (UNTIL 2001)

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Mark Gabos P.J. Bogart Dan Croaston Steve Hamerski Isaac Bjorklund Scott Upper Michael Zarns Todd Wing Omar Boyd Matt Ninneman

607.10 605.10 597.00 567.55 550.10 541.45 540.80 535.95 535.90 528.50

1988 1996 1999 1988 1996 1991 1988 1988 1991 1998

Drew Brown Dan Croaston Cole Young Scott Upper P.J. Bogart Mark Gabos John Schmidt Michael Zarns Ben Herdt Shaun Kennedy David Zarns Michael Wermager Omar Boyd Steve Hamerski Todd Wing

395.70 393.00 388.35 376.80 367.45 357.75 352.40 349.95 346.65 340.28 338.03 331.95 329.48 324.15 321.23

Drew Brown Cole Young Shaun Kennedy Joe Skeate Tyler Jepsen John Schmidt

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Dan Croaston P.J. Bogart Shaun Kennedy John Schmidt David Zarns Isaac Bjorklund Scott Upper Ben Herdt Michael Sime Ben Baumann

664.20 649.45 639.45 631.50 611.00 574.45 551.75 551.50 550.73 547.10

1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

P.J. Bogart Dan Croaston David Zarns Isaac Bjorklund Scott Upper

Del Cerney

P.J. Bogart

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2001 1993 2005 2005 1992 1995 1991 2002 1992 2003

PAST FORMAT (UNTIL 1999)

2009 2001 2007 1991 1995 1989 2006 1990 2003 2007 1990 1990 1991 1988 1987

1988 1995 1988 2001 1988 1988 1991 1991 1993 1996

550.55 548.10 501.10 492.75 468.20 451.75 437.50 433.70 403.80 392.85

PLATFORM DIVING (14 DIVES)

PAST FORMAT (UNTIL 2005)

Mark Gabos P.J. Bogart Todd Wing Dan Croaston Michael Zarns Steve Hamerski Omar Boyd Scott Upper David Zarns Matt Ninneman

2009 2009 2007 2006 2009 2006

PAST FORMAT (UNTIL 2005)

3-METER DIVING (11 DIVES) 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

422.00 397.60 370.35 312.35 308.40 298.65

PLATFORM DIVING (10 DIVES)

Names in Bold indicate active athletes Only swimmers’ top career times are listed

3-METER DIVING (6 DIVES) 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15.

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

821.20 676.40 649.25 595.00 585.45

1995 1999 1991 1996 1991


all-time letterwinners AAA Richard Acker, 1949 Robert Acker, 1941 Andrew Ackerman, 1936 Warren Adams, 1944 Jeffrey Adamson, 1979 Roger C. Ahlman, 1946 Gordon Alexander, 1970 Ray Allard, 1958 Ralph Allen, 1962 Carl John Allison, 1956 Charles Anderson, 1941 Darrell Anderson, 1964 David Anderson, 1951 Jeffrey Anderson, 1972 Judd Anderson, 1962 Thor Anderson, 1933 Wilbur Andre, 1932 Walter Andrychowicz, 1950 Keam Ang, 2000 Christian Anguis, 2002 Adam Apprill, 2001 Fred Atwood, 1920 Mark Atwood, 2001 Bill Asmus, 1987 A. Bruce Aune, 1952 John Avery, 1964 Ryan Ayres, 1999

BBB Glen Baker, 1941 Richard Bakula, 1959 Clarke Barnacle, 1924 Robert Barrett, 1982 Ben Bartell, 1999 Charles Bartholdi, 1968 Kevin Baseheart, 2008 Richard Bates, 1929 Ty Bathurst, 1995 Ben Baumann, 2002 John Beard, 1934 Eric Beazley, 1993 Charles Beckmann, 1976 Travis Beckerle, 2003 Laurence Benjamin, 1961 Richard Bennett, 1926 Carl Benson, 1949 Donald Benson, 1946 Robert Benson, 1954 Mark Bergemann, 1970

Wilton Berger, 1958 Clark Bergman, 1960 John Bergman, 1962 Evan Bernier, 2006 Nathan Bernier, 2002 Dan Berve, 2004 Michael Besel, 1945 Frank Bessesen, 1925 Ray Betuzzi, 2007 Kirby Binder, 1975 Harold Bird, 1923 Bill Bishop, 1997 Isaac Bjorklund, 1994 Gordon Bjornberg, 1925 Ronald Blackmore, 1960 W. Blaisdell, 1931 Theodore Bloom, 1940 Jeff Bloomer, 1993 Alan Boelk, 1992 P.J. Bogart, 1993 Brent Bordson, 1977 Matt Bosin, 1995 David Bowers, 1956 Omar Boyd, 1991 George Brandt, 1940 James Brandt, 1937 Lyman Brandt, 1937 James Bray, 1946 Gary Brewer, 1981 Philip Broderson, 1936 Kevin Brooks, 1990 Andrew Brown, 2008 Matt Brown, 1991 Mike Brown, 2003 Richard Brown, 1949 T. Gordon Brude, 1935 Keith Brueckner, 1947 Donald Brunner, 1921 James Brzezinski, 1982 Blair Buccicone, 2002 Karl Burdis, 2009 Dave Bushell, 1983 Joel Bussard, 1987 Steve Busse, 1991 Grant Butler, 1999 Jeffrey Bynum, 1976

CCC John Cahoy, 1996 Chris Carlisle, 1990

Bryan Carlson, 1988 Curt Carlson, 2008 Wayne Carlson, 1950 William Carney, 1959 Mickey Carter, 1926 Kris Carver, 2002 Thomas Casey, 1976 Igor Cerensek, 2004 Del Cerney, 1989 Dustin Chalfant, 2002 Michael Chopp, 1956 Joseph Clack, 1964 Paul Clayton, 1927 David Colvin, 1962 John Comstock, 1960 John Comstock, 1936 William Comstock, 1958 Melvin Cooley, 1924 Paul Cording, 1979 Hamilton Craig, 1925 Dan Croaston, 1998 Daniel Crocker, 1961 Neal Crocker, 1927 Brandon Crook, 2000 Ryan Crosby, 1997 Donald Crum, 1949 Murray Crummer, 1982 Ezra Curry, 1920 Robert Curry, 1952

DDD Christopher Dale, 1977 Dennis Dale, 1965 Michael Daly, 1981 Timothy Daly, 1977 Michael Daup, 2008 John Day, 1922 Ross Dekraay, 1971 Mario Delac, 2004 Thomas Delaney, 1969 Philip Didriksen, 1920 William Dietrich, 1977 Richard Digatono, 1966 Andrew Dille, 1980 Mark Dillon, 2000 Harry Dinmore, 1922 Scott Dix, 1981 Duane Dobko, 1994 Lawrence Doffing, 1963 Paul Domer, 1992

Sean McCaffrey was an All-American for Minnesota in 2004 and 2005.

Duwayne Dorfner, 1969 Ricardo Dornelas, 1999 James Dorweiler, 2007 David Doten, 1966 Arthur Downey, 1953 Adam Duey, 1996 James Dragon, 1964 Gene Dryer, 1939

Donald Fraser, 1943 James Frazier, 1944 Lawrence Freeborg, 1958 William Freeman, 1974 Karl Frisinger, 2000

GGG

EEE James Earley, 1971 Richard Edberg, 1960 Dan Egeland, 1986 Albert Eiler, 1934 Matt Eisenhuth, 1994 Arnie Elchepp, 1941 Richard Elling, 1937 Ray Ellis, 1963 Daniel Endy, 1982 Daniel Engel, 1970 Matt Engel, 2006 Can Ergenekan, 1991 Bret Engnell, 1988 Erik Engnell, 1988 Jay Epping, 1995 Alfred “Bud” Ericksen, 1962 Gerald Ericksen, 1965 Chad Erpelding, 1995 Robert Estes, 1962 Scott Entyre, 1982 Richard Evans, 1944 William Ewens, 1942

Mark Gabos, 1985 Lewis Gade, 2000 Jeremy Gale, 1953 B. Garnaas, 1943 Robert Garnaas, 1971 Don Garniss, 1941 James Gawboy, 1956 Mike Gerber, 1990 Brian Gettelfinger, 2002 J. Walter Gjelhaug, 1934 Oscar Godoi, 1997 Robert Gorgen, 1944 John Gorny, 1965 John Gorski, 1977 Alex Gow, 1921 Mark Granovsky, 1989 Donald Grant, 1965 Richard Grant, 1971 M. “Skip” Grantham, 1979 William Gray, 1945 Elmer Green, 1939 Josh Griffey, 2008 Arthur Griffith, 1978 J. Rodney Grubb, 1953 Martin Gustavsson, 2001 Ivan Gutesa, 2008

FFF John Fallon, 1975 John Faricy, 1922 Edward Farrell, 1931 Douglas Felton, 1965 William Ferris, 1935 John Finnegan, 1929 Jay Fischer, 1990 Michael Fisher, 1969 John Fitzgerald, 1943 Gerald Fladeland, 1955 David Fleming, 1961 Donald Flyckt, 1958 Jean Foley, 1922 Chris Forrest, 1999 George Fortier, 1924 Peter Foster, 1975 Regan Foster, 1999 Evan Francen, 1989 Adam Frankow, 1997

HHH Jeff Hackler, 2000 Raymond Hakomaki, 1941 R. Scott Hallum, 1971 Steve Hamerski, 1988 Jerry Hammond, 1975 Hugo Hanft, 1923 Richard Hansel, 1955 Chris Hanson, 1972 Charles Hanssen, 1968 L. Rogers Hardy, 1966 Wayne Harmala, 1950 G. Harmon, 1920 Scott Hart, 1990 Richard Harwood, 1977 Eric Haseman, 1993 Richard Hayden, 1928 Lon Helgemo, 1963 William Helgeson, 1974

Jay Fischer was a four-time All-American from 1989-92.

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all-time letterwinners

Ray Hakomaki was a six-time All-American for Minnesota from 1941-43.

Melvin Hendrickson, 1941 Mitch Henke, 1994 David Heraly, 2002 Ben Herdt, 2000 Thomas Herrmann, 1965 Darren Heydanek, 1992 Paul Hile, 1960 Hibbert Hill, 1922 James Hill, 1925 John A.”Pat” Hill, 1949 Sam Hill, 1926 Richard Hills, 2009 Shane Hillsley, 1999 Mike Hinchcliffe, 1994 Lloyd Hockel, 1966 Thomas Hodgson, 1970 Roger Hoel, 1953 John Hollingshead, 1945 Alfred Holmes, 1922 Clifton Holmes, 1922 Kirk Holmes, 1924 Mike Holmes, 2006 Rick Hoover, 1980 Scott Hopper, 1978 Brian Howard, 1997 Derek Howatt, 1993 A. Huchtausen, 1920 Rex Hudson, 1936 Eriek Hulseman, 1995 Christopher Hussman, 1973 Aalos Hutala, 1930 Marshall Hyde, 1961

III Richard “Mel” Ivonen, 1947

JJJ Sylvester Jablonski, 1938 Steven Jackman, 1961 Alejandro Jacobo, 2004 Thomas Jenkins, 1972 Tyler Jepsen, 2008 Waldron Jerome, 1936 Allyn Johnson, 1954 Bert Johnson, 1958 Clifford Johnson, 1924 Jay Johnson, 1961

LaRue Johnson, 1955 Mark Johnson, 1973 Milan Johnston, 1936 Petri Jokiranta, 1985 Reinold Jones, 1945 Donald Jordan, 1970 Francis Jordan, 1922 Eric Jorgensen, 1991 Jeffrey Juliot, 1976 Craig Jurchisin, 1977

KKK J. Timothy Kaine, 1974 John Kalin, 1950 Richard Kastner, 1972 Gerhardt Kaul, 1948 Paul Kaump, 1992 Sean Kelly, 2003 Frank Kelso, 1974 Jeffrey Kennedy, 1981 Keith Kennedy, 1984 Shaun Kennedy, 2004 Stewart Kerr, 1930 Wilson Kerr, 1925 Bruce Ketola, 1959 Charles Ketola, 1932 Philip Killpatrick, 1978 Eugene Klun, 1959 Leonard Klun, 1937 Martin Knight, 1967 Andrew Knoechel, 2005 Tim Knox, 1986 Nadav Kochavi, 2009 Steven Kowalsky, 1969 William Kraker, 1943 Chad Krastins, 1999 Jon Kronsted, 1971 Frederick Kruger, 1931 Andy Kurtz, 1991

Thomas Lane, 1917 Wallace Lang, 1931 George Langford, 1924 Murray Lanpher, 1922 Luke Larson, 2005 John Latz, 1978 Paul Leba, 1982 Howard Lee, 1973 Colin Lee-To, 2006 Frederick Leicht, 1932 Manolis Lentaris, 1995 Nathan Leopold, 2003 Daniel Levasseur, 1974 Jerome Liedl, 1940 Randall Lien, 1981 Craig Lincoln, 1970 Darin Lndig, 1987 Eugene Lindgren, 1953 Matias Lindholm, 1982 James Lindquist, 1967 Steve Lines, 1985 Richard Livermore, 1939 Tim Loeffler, 2005 Kenneth Lohn, 1952 Luis Lopez, 1996 Andrew Lorys, 1987 Frank Lucke, 1926 Virgil Luken, 1962 Paul Lukens, 1950 David Lundberg, 1967 Leon Lundblad, 1941 Bjorn Lundin, 2002 Alan Luneman, 1967

MMM James MacGibbon, 1954 John Madura, 1967 Ross Mahachek, 1926 Mike Mahoney, 2000 Patrick Mahoney, 1978 David Malban, 1972 Scott Malm, 1978 Dov Malnik, 1999 Dennis Malone, 1958 Matt Mandell, 1993 Lowell Marsh, 1929 Chris Marshall, 1995 Dominique Massie-Martel, 2009 Alex Massura, 1998 Hugo Matson, 1928

Sean McCaffrey, 2003 John McCall, 1970 Jerry McCaul, 1977 Kenneth McIntosh, 1974 Jono McLeod, 1995 Robert Mears, 1931 Yoav Meiri, 1997 Michael Melrose, 2000 Roger Mengelkoch, 1973 Mike Mesenbourg, 1998 George Metzger, 1977 Jeff Miller, 1996 Stephen Miller, 2008 Thomas Miller, 1971 William Milota, 1961 Adam Mitchell, 2003 David Monkman, 1978 Max Moody, 1926 Stanley Morris, 1926 Willard Morris, 1936 Brian Morrison, 1996 Brian Mortenson, 1979 Justin Mortimer, 2001 Matt Moseman, 1989 James Moser, 1950 David Moulder, 2002 Max Moulton, 1932 Roger Mueller, 1979 Peter Mullee, 2008 Howard Myers, 1968 John Myers, 1973

NNN Joseph Nagy, 1980 Walter Nappa, 1928 Mike Natali, 2006 Paul Nelsen, 1990 Steven Nelson, 1973 William Nelson, 1973 F. Norman Newcomb, 1954 Clark Newhouse, 1925 William Newhouse, 1958 Rudolph Niemi, 1930 Matt Ninneman, 1996 Ross Noard, 1960 H. Nutting, 1923 Daivd Nybakken, 1954 Ernest Nyman, 1936 Eric Nyquist, 1981

OOO

LLL Ryan L’Roy, 2000 Sheldon Lagaard, 1938 Harold Lager, 1945 Nick Lahti, 1929 Gilbert Lalonde, 1949 Howard Lambert, 1952

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Ty Bathurst was the 1998 Big Ten champion in the 50 freestyle.

Edward Oberg, 1963 Kiel Ochalek, 2004 Vernon Ojanpa, 1943 Preben Olsen, 1986 Frank Oman, 1961 Allen Ong, 2000 Maurice Ostrander, 1930 Neil Osten, 2003 Donald Otto, 1952 Brett Outcalt, 1987

PPP Harry Paavola, 1932 Russ Payne, 2005 Kenneth Peisch, 1938 Charles Peitso, 1971 James Pelissier, 1964 Randy Penrod, 1969 Michael Perkins, 1968 Wayne Perrault, 1945 William Perry, 1940 Lucas Petersen, 2003 David Peterson, 1961 Jay Peterson, 1982 Orville “Chip” Peterson, 1958 Ralph Peterson, 1969 Sheldon Peterson, 1973 Richard Pfeil, 1934 Charles Philip, 1937 Benjamin Phillips, 1947 R. Dexter Phillips, 1941 David Plummer, 2005 Ryan Plummer, 2001 Craig Polson, 1975 Anthony Portela, 2007 Brian Porter, 1999 Michael Prins, 1970 Charles Purdy, 1926

QQQ Sean Quackenbush, 1989 Stephen Quade, 1961 Thomas Quail, 1930 Duane Quennette, 1960

RRR James Ragborg, 1969 John Rebney, 1950 Carey Rehder, 1987 Craig Rettmer, 1971 Walter Richardson, 1963


all-time letterwinners Jared White, 2008 H. Wiesner, 1944 Philip Wilk, 1977 Allen Williams, 1925 Derek Williams, 1993 Kenley Winchester, 1946 Todd Wing, 1987 David Wise, 1981 Jeremy Witikko, 1996 Jim Wise, 1984 Alex Wold, 2007 Warren Wold, 1962 Michael Woodson, 2005

YYY Cole Young, 2006 John Young, 1949 Scott Young, 2002 Bernie Zeruhn was a 17-time All-American from 1993-96.

ZZZ Steven Richey, 1979 Harold Richter, 1926 Kevin Richter, 1976 Fred Riegel, 1944 Jeremy Rients, 1995 Charles Ringer, 1940 Edwin Robb, 1944 Jonathan Roberts, 2008 David Robinson, 1941 Harvard Robinson, 1940 Charles Robison, 1948 Jeff Rodriguez, 1995 John Romstad, 1965 Garrett Rose, 1987 Clinton Rosene, 1933 Victor Rotering, 1945 Vernon Ruotsalainen, 1945 Gene Rowland, 1951 Gerald Rupp, 1981 Scott Ruppert, 1983 Harold Rush, 1927 Leonard Rush, 1933 Thomas Rushfeldt, 1971 Vernon Rutlen, 1942 Gerald Ryan, 1943

SSS John Sahlman, 1938 Thomas Sandvik, 1971 Torkel Sanner, 1978 Stelios Sardelas, 1997 Richard Sauers, 1960 Brandon Schindler, 1998 Daniel Schirmers, 1980 Matt Schlessman, 1994 Greg Schmidt, 1986

John Schmidt, 2003 Tyler Schmidt, 2005 John Schmeling, 1988 Robert Schnitzler, 2009 James Schnobrich, 1958 Herbert Schoening, 1976 Mark Schoening, 1975 Mike Schoknecht, 1993 L. Schonek, 1975 Michael Schrauth, 1973 Lee Scotland, 1971 Robert Scott, 1965 Jeffrey Shea, 1982 Tim Sheely, 1998 Scott Shuppert, 1977 Dennis Sievers, 1970 Terry Silkaitis, 2002 Mike Sime, 1993 Robert Sivertsen, 1942 Perry Skeath, 1975 Milton Skobba, 1928 Howard Smith, 1955 Robert Smith, 1953 Todd Smolinski, 2000 Norman Solberg, 1960 Mark Solfelt, 2008 Samuel Solhaug, 1943 Steven Soli, 1982 Gerhard Sonnesyn, 1923 Harry Spannaus, 1951 Walter Spannaus, 1953 Austin Sparling, 1934 Donald Spencer, 1965 Robert Spencer, 1987 Larry Spiczka, 1979 Pawel Stachowicz, 1986

Yoav Meiri was a three-time All-American in the 200 butterfly.

Vance Stanoff, 1960 Michael Stauffer, 1963 Alex Steenson, 1927 James Steivang, 1956 Kristian Stenberg, 1986 Henry Stenquist, 1950 Stephen Stewart, 1972 Richard Stone, 1970 Brian Stroshane, 1998 William Struve, 1968 Bill Stuart, 1973 Kenji Sudoh, 1993 Hiro Sugimoto, 2007 James Sullivan, 1980 John Sullivan, 1957 John Swanson, 1967 Ray Swanson, 1920 Jeffrey Swanum, 1977 Ordway Swennes, 1933 Scott Swisher, 1981 Edwin Sylvester, 1924

TTT Chris Tahti, 1983 James Taylor, 1955 Matt Taylor, 2000 Steven Thompson, 1972 Thomas Thompson, 1947 Rohland Thomssen, 1944 William Thorpe, 1946 Petri Tiitola, 1981 Jason Timmer, 2005 Evert Tomfelt, 1946 Fabian Toth, 2005 Lawrence Tracy, 1975 Dan Tripps, 1988

Scott Tripps, 1989 James Turney, 1970 John Tyrholm, 1944

Dave Zarns, 1990 Mike Zarns, 1986 Nico Zebley, 2007 Mike Zechmeister, 1986 Bernie Zeruhn, 1993 Pavel Zhuravlev, 2006 Martin Zielinski, 1996 Bengt Zikarsky, 1989

UUU Scott Upper, 1991 Diego Urreta, 2001

VVV Peter Vanzanden, 1958 Ales Volcansek, 2004 Peter Voneschen, 1954 Max von Bodungen, 1999 Stefin von Hartitzsch, 1992 Timothy Vrudny, 1979

Bold indicates current athletes Date indicates first year a letter was earned.

WWW Robert Waataja, 1961 Clarence Waidelich, 1928 Bruce Walker, 1966 Scott Walker, 1993 Thomas Walle, 1979 L. Wallis, 1924 Louis Ward, 1966 William Warner, 1957 Wesley Webb, 1934 Adam Weis, 2006 Zach Weis, 2009 Erich Welton, 2008 Mike Wermager, 1989 George Wendt, 1967 Adam White, 2000 Hubert White, 1964

Dan Croaston was a four-time Big Ten diving champion and a six-time AllAmerican.

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all-time results The University of Minnesota’s first organized swimming team was established in 1905. The first intercollegiate team was established for the 1919-1920 season. Unfortunately, complete results are not available for all these years.

YEAR-BY-YEAR RESULTS YEAR 1919-20 1920-21 1921-22 1922-23 1923-24 1924-25 1925-26 1926-27 1927-28 1928-29 1929-30 1930-31 1931-32 1932-33 1933-34 1934-35 1935-36 1936-37 1937-38 1938-39 1939-40 1940-41 1941-42 1942-43 1943-44 1944-45 1945-46 1946-47 1947-48 1948-49 1949-50 1950-51 1951-52 1952-53 1953-54 1954-55 1955-56 1956-57 1957-58 1958-59 1959-60 1960-61 1961-62 1962-63 1963-64

1919-1920 (4-1) Head Coach: Hyatt W Iowa W Minneapolis YMCA Minneapolis YMCA W St. Paul A.C. M.A.C.

44-33 NA NA NA NA

The records do not indicate which of the last two meets Minnesota won, only that one was a loss.

2nd — Northwestern Championships t6th — Big Ten Championships

1920-21 (2-1) Head Coach: Niels Thorpe St. Paul YMCA W Iowa W Northwestern L 2nd — Northwestern Championships 2nd — Big Ten Championships

57-20 54-14 25-43

1921-22 (4-1) Head Coach: Niels Thorpe Minneapolis YMCA W W Iowa W Northwestern L Wisconsin W Minneapolis YMCA 1st — Big Ten Championships

43-25 51-17 49-19 32-36 54-36

1922-23 (5-1) Head Coach: Niels Thorpe W Minneapolis YMCA W St. Paul A.C. W Chicago W Wisconsin L Northwestern W Iowa 2nd — Big Ten Championships

45-23 46-22 50-18 47-21 31-37 47-21

1923-24 (2-3) Head Coach: Niels Thorpe L St. Paul A.C. W Chicago L Iowa W Wisconsin L Northwestern 3rd — Big Ten Championships

34-35 38-30 31-37 37-31 31-37

W L T 4 1 0 2 1 0 4 1 0 5 1 0 2 3 0 5 1 0 9 0 0 9 1 0 6 2 0 6 4 0 5 4 0 5 2 0 4 2 0 9 0 0 8 2 0 7 2 0 5 2 0 none available5th 4 2 1 7 2 0 5 3 0 5 2 0 7 2 0 5 0 0 4 0 0 4 2 0 3 3 0 5 2 0 3 4 0 2 6 0 4 4 0 1 6 0 1 6 0 3 6 0 0 6 0 1 5 0 0 6 0 1 6 0 5 5 0 6 6 0 7 5 0 10 2 0 10 2 0 11 1 0 7 1 0

BIG TEN 6th (t) 2nd 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 1st 2nd 3rd 6th 3rd 4th 4th 4th 5th 9th 7th t9th 5th 3rd 5th 3rd 3rd 3rd 3rd t4th 4th 6th 6th 6th t7th t6th 9th 9th 10th 10th t9th 10th 8th 8th 6th 5th 5th 3rd 4th

NCAA

t15th — — t5th t11th 3rd 14th t4th t15th — — — — 18th — — — — — — — — — 7th 3rd 4th 5th

1924-25 (5-1) Head Coach: Niels Thorpe W Minneapolis YMCA 50-18 W St. Paul YMCA 59-9 W Chicago 48.5-18.5 L Northwestern 22-46 Two remaining results are unavailable, but both were wins. 4th — Big Ten Championships

1925-26 (9-0) Head Coach: Niels Thorpe W Minneapolis YMCA W St. Paul YMCA W Hibbing J.C. W St. Paul YMCA W St. Paul A.C. W Chicago W Iowa W Wisconsin W Northwestern 1st — Big Ten Championships

53-16 47-22 47-22 48-11 53-15 51-18 45-24 47-22 48-21

1926-27 (9-1) Head Coach: Niels Thorpe W Minneapolis YMCA W St. Paul YMCA W Ryan Baths W Hibbing J.C. W Virginia J.C. W Chicago W Notre Dame W Iowa L Michigan W Northwestern 2nd — Big Ten Championships

49-20 52-17 52-17 40-29 47-21 40-29 40-29 48-21 22-47 36-33

1927-28 (6-2) Head Coach: Niels Thorpe W St. Paul A.C. W Virginia J.C. W Hibbing J.C. W Wisconsin L Michigan W Notre Dame

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43-26 43-26 46-23 46-23 22-47 51-18

YEAR W L T BIG TEN 4 4 0 5th 1964-65 3 7 0 7th 1965-66 1966-67 6 5 0 4th 1967-68 5 7 0 6th 3 5 0 6th 1968-69 4 5 0 6th 1969-70 1970-71 5 6 0 5th 8 5 0 6th 1971-72 5 7 0 7th 1972-73 1973-74 7 7 0 8th 1974-75 5 6 0 8th 6 5 0 10th 1975-76 7 5 0 10th 1976-77 1977-78 7 5 0 5th 5 4 0 7th 1978-79 5 3 0 4th 1979-80 1980-81 2 4 0 6th 1981-82 2 3 0 6th 4 2 0 8th 1982-83 1983-84 3 2 0 8th 3 3 0 9th 1984-85 1985-86 5 7 0 9th 1986-87 8 3 0 5th 5 2 0 7th 1987-88 11 1 0 3rd 1988-89 1989-90 11 2 0 2nd 1990-91 11 2 0 2nd 1991-92 6 1 0 2nd 1992-93 6 1 0 2nd 1993-94 7 1 0 2nd 1994-95 8 1 0 2nd 1995-96 10 1 0 1st 1996-97 8 0 0 2nd 1997-98 7 1 0 1st 1998-99 6 1 0 2nd 1999-00 7 0 0 2nd 2000-01 5 1 0 1st 2001-02 8 0 0 1st 2002-03 5 0 0 2nd 2003-04 7 1 0 1st 2004-05 5 1 0 1st 2005-06 10 0 0 2nd 2006-07 5 0 0 1st 2007-08 6 1 0 3rd 2008-09 6 0 0 3rd no NCAA team scores were recorded from 1924-36.

W Iowa 56-23 L Northwestern 26-43 3rd — Big Ten Championships (at Minnesota) * This was the first year Minnesota hosted the Big Ten Championships. They were held at the Minneapolis Athletic Club.

1928-29 (6-4) Head Coach: Niels Thorpe W Minneapolis YMCA W Carleton W Virginia J.C. W Hibbing J.C. L Michigan L Iowa L Northwestern W Wisconsin L Chisholm H.S. W Washington (St. Louis) 6th — Big Ten Championships

48-23 54-15 50-19 41-28 21-50 35-36 25-46 46-21 31-36 46-21

NCAA 12th — 10th 29th 15th 19th 15th 14th — — — — — — t24th t19th — — — — — — 33rd 32nd 11th 27th 18th 6th 11th 7th 9th 12th 12th 14th 15th 7th 9th 8th 7th 9th 11th 11th 10th 11th 11th

1929-30 (5-4) Head Coach: Niels Thorpe L Wisconsin W St. Paul YMCA W Chisholm H.S. W Hibbing J.C. W Chicago L Michigan L Illinois W Washington (St. Louis) L Northwestern 3rd — Big Ten Conference

31-40 53-22 43-32 53-22 59-16 23-52 33-42 53-22 34-41

1930-31 (5-2) Head Coach: Niels Thorpe W Chicago W Wisconsin W St. Paul YMCA W Iowa L Michigan W Illinois L Northwestern

49-26 56-19 57-18 52-23 20-55 48-27 36-39


all-time results 4th — Big Ten Championships 4th — National Intercollegiates

1931-32 (4-2) Head Coach: Niels Thorpe W Minneapolis YMCA W Minneapolis YMCA St. Paul YMCA W Michigan L Iowa W Northwestern L 4th — Big Ten Championships

48-27 60-15 45-30 22-53 52-23 30-42

1932-33 (9-0) Head Coach: Niels Thorpe W Minneapolis YMCA W Minneapolis YMCA Carleton W Iowa W Macalester W St. Paul YMCA W Iowa W W Carleton W Macalester 4th — Big Ten Championships

42-33 49-26 58-17 38-37 56-19 53-32 42-33 53-22 56-21

1933-34 (8-2) Head Coach: Niels Thorpe L Minneapolis YMCA Gustavus Adolphus W Macalester W Carleton W W Minneapolis YMCA W Carleton W Wisconsin W Macalester W Gustavus Adolphus L Iowa 5th — Big Ten Championships

59-16 47-37 26-58 33-51 58-26

1935-36 (5-2) Head Coach: Niels Thorpe Minneapolis YMCA W Nebraska W W Carleton W Minneapolis YMCA W Wisconsin Northwestern L Illinois L 7th — Big Ten Championships

37-38 45-30 53-22 50-25 58-17 58-17 63-21 65-19 65-19 36-48

45-40 57-27 57-27 56-28 59-25 34-50 37.5-46.5

66-18 46-38 43-41

Head Coach: Niels Thorpe Chicago W Gustavus Adolphus W Michigan L Iowa L W Iowa State W Nebraska L Northwestern Wisconsin W 5th — Big Ten Championships

48-36 50-24 23-61 28-56 53-28 53-30 38-46 60-24

1940-41 (5-2) 1936-37 Head Coach: Niels Thorpe No meet records for this season are available. The Golden Gophers tied for fifth in the Big Ten Championships. The University of Minnesota also played host to the national championships and finished ninth.

Head Coach: Niels Thorpe L Iowa Iowa State W Nebraska W Northwestern T L Michigan W Wisconsin W Carleton 5th — Big Ten Championships t15th — NCAA Championships

61-76 54-27 64-11 42-42 35-47 56-28 64-20

1938-39 (7-2)

46-29 49-26 52-23 45-30

Nebraska W W Northwestern W Wisconsin 3rd — Big Ten Championships

1939-40 (5-3)

1937-38 (4-2-1)

1934-35 (7-2) Head Coach: Niels Thorpe W Minneapolis YMCA W Gustavus Adolphus W Carleton W Gustavus Adolphus

Carleton W W Nebraska L Iowa L Illinois Iowa State W 9th — Big Ten Championships

Head Coach: Niels Thorpe L Illinois W Carleton L Michigan W Chicago W Iowa W Iowa State

37-47 64-20 27-57 47-37 34-15 64-20

Head Coach: Niels Thorpe Northwestern W Illinois W Chicago W W Wisconsin L Ohio State L Iowa W Iowa State 1st — Minnesota Triangular 3rd — Big Ten Championships 6th — NCAA Championships

44-40 56-28 52-32 56-28 35-49 39-45 50-34

1941-42 (7-2) Head Coach: Niels Thorpe W Chicago L Ohio State W Iowa W Iowa State W Illinois W Northwestern W Nebraska W Wisconsin L Michigan 3rd — Big Ten Championships t11th — NCAA Championships

1942-43 (5-0) Head Coach: Niels Thorpe W Iowa State Wisconsin W Chicago W Northwestern W Iowa W 3rd — Big Ten Championships 3rd — NCAA Championships

51-33 50-34 53-31 44-40 45-39

1943-44 (4-0) Head Coach: Niels Thorpe W Lawrence College Wisconsin W Iowa State W Iowa W 3rd — Big Ten Championships 14th — NCAA Championships

57-26 45-39 43-41 45-38

1944-45 (4-2) Head Coach: Niels Thorpe W Lawrence College W Wisconsin Iowa State W Northwestern L Michigan L Iowa W t4th — Big Ten Championships t4th — NCAA Championships

74-31 74-55 48-36 38-46 34-50 46-38

1945-46 (3-3) 53-31 26-58 47-37 50-34 53-31 45-39 77-33 77-49 30-54

Head Coach: Niels Thorpe W Illinois L Northwestern W Iowa State L Michigan L Iowa W Wisconsin 4th — Big Ten Championships t15th — NCAA Championships

45-39 31-50 53-31 28-56 41-43 53-31

Cooke Hall was the home of Golden Gopher swimming until 1990.

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all-time results 1946-47 (5-2) Head Coach: Niels Thorpe Iowa State L Illinois W Nebraska W Northwestern W W Wisconsin L Michigan W Iowa 6th — Big Ten Championships

41-43 56-28 57-27 48-36 50-34 36-48 43-41

1947-48 (3-4) Head Coach: Niels Thorpe Wisconsin W Michigan L at Northwestern L L at Iowa L at Purdue W Nebraska Iowa State W 6th — Big Ten Championships

50-34 32-52 41-43 26-58 31-53 49-34 50-34

1948-49 (2-6) Head Coach: Niels Thorpe Purdue 31-53 L W Indiana 53-31 L Northwestern 40-44 W Nebraska 50-34 L at Iowa State 30-54 at Michigan 18-65 L at Wisconsin 32-48 L Iowa 24-60 L 6th — Big Ten Championships (West Lafayette)

1949-50 (4-4) Head Coach: Niels Thorpe L Michigan State 25-68 L Michigan 35-58 W Nebraska 61-23 L Wisconsin 37-47 W at Northwestern 49-35 W at Indiana 45-39 W Iowa State 49-35 L at Iowa 33-51 t7th — Big Ten Championships (Ann Arbor, Mich.)

1950-51 (1-6) Head Coach: Niels Thorpe L at Iowa State 31-53 L Northwestern 35-49 L at Michigan State 26-54 L at Michigan 37-47 L Iowa 31-53 W at Illinois 48-33 L at Wisconsin 35-49 t6th — Big Ten Championships (Cooke Hall) 18th — NCAA Championships (Austin, Texas)

Minnesota’s 400 medley relay team of Afred “Bud” Ericksen, Virgil Luken, Walt Richardson and Steve Jackman won the 1963 NCAA title.

L Wisconsin 9th — Big Ten Championships

38-55

1953-54 (0-6) Head Coach: Niels Thorpe L Purdue Indiana L Illinois L L Northwestern L Iowa L Wisconsin 10th — Big Ten Championships

33-60 34-59 41-52 34-49 30-63 34-59

1954-55 (1-5) Head Coach: Niels Thorpe W Northwestern L Iowa L Illinois L Wisconsin L Indiana L Purdue 10th — Big Ten Championships

48-45 36-57 41-52 38-55 35-58 32-61

36-57 37-56 37-55 36-57 35-58 41-52

1951-52 (1-6) Head Coach: Niels Thorpe W Carleton 51-42 L at Northwestern 36-57 L Illinois 42-51 L Michigan 24-69 L Wisconsin 32-61 L Michigan State 25-68 L at Iowa 34.5-58.5 9th — Big Ten Championships (East Lansing)

1956-57 (1-6) Head Coach: Niels Thorpe L Purdue L Illinois L Wisconsin L Northwestern L Ohio State W Nebraska L Iowa 10th — Big Ten Championships

36-57 37-55 41-52 37-56 47-58 52-32 35-58

1952-53 (3-6) Head Coach: Niels Thorpe L Illinois W Loyola W St. Thomas W Gustavus Adolphus L Northwestern L Iowa L Michigan State L Michigan

1957-58 (5-5) 46-47 63-30 53-31 52-31 38-55 33-60 24-69 26-67

Head Coach: William Heusner L Wisconsin W Iowa State W Gustavus Adolphus W Northwestern W Chicago W Purdue L Michigan State

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49-65 42-63 51-54

1958-59 (6-6) Head Coach: William Heusner Michigan L L Michigan State W Gustavus Adolphus W Chicago L Illinois W Iowa State W Northwestern W Nebraska L Ohio State W Purdue L Wisconsin L Iowa 8th — Big Ten Championships

40-65 31-70 59-45 49-36 46-59 53-42 59-44 54-39 45-59 60-45 49-56

51-54 49-37 68-39 64-41 57-28 62-43 31-70

Head Coach: William Heusner W Gustavus Adolphus L Michigan L Michigan State W Chicago W Northwestern L Ohio State W Wisconsin L Illinois W Nebraska W Iowa State L Iowa W Purdue 6th — Big Ten Championships

58-46 36-69 33-72 62-43 55-50 39-65 55-50 51-54 61-44 55-40 39-65 59-46

Head Coach: William Heusner W Gustavus Adolphus W Northwestern W Ohio State Iowa W Southern Illinois W W Michigan State W Iowa State W Illinois L Michigan W Wisconsin W Purdue L Indiana 5th — Big Ten Championships 3rd — NCAA Championships

80-25 63-35 60-35 67-38 67-38 55-50 69.5-35.5 71-33 48.5-56.5 61-44 80-25 36-69

Head Coach: G. Robert Mowerson W Gustavus Adolphus W Illinois W Iowa W Iowa State W Michigan State W Ohio State W Purdue W Wisconsin W Michigan W North Central College L Indiana W Southern Illinois 3rd — Big Ten Championships 4th — NCAA Championships

73-31 73-32 71-34 64-34 53-52 56-49 70.5-30.5 77-24 54-51 63-41 34-71 58-37

1963-64 (7-1)

1960-61 (10-2) Head Coach: William Heusner W Gustavus Adolphus W Nebraska L Michigan W Chicago W Wisconsin W Northwestern W Iowa State W Purdue W Ohio State W Iowa L Michigan State W Illinois 5th — Big Ten Championships 7th — NCAA Championships

1961-62 (10-2)

1962-63 (11-1)

1959-60 (7-5)

1955-56 (0-6) Head Coach: Niels Thorpe L Ohio State L Northwestern L Illinois L Purdue L Iowa L Wisconsin t9th — Big Ten Championships

L Illinois L Iowa L Wisconsin 8th — Big Ten Championships

78-27 76-29 37-68 76-21 70-35 59-46 64-41 62-41 70-35 63-42 33-72 55-50

Head Coach: G. Robert Mowerson L Indiana W Ohio State W Iowa W Iowa State W Wisconsin W Purdue W Michigan State W Michigan 2nd — Michigan State meet 4th — Big Ten Championships 5th — NCAA Championships

40-65 57-48 56-49 65-30 62-31 69-32 56-49 57-48

1964-65 (4-4) Head Coach: G. Robert Mowerson W Iowa W Iowa State

71-34 71-34


all-time results L Ohio State Michigan State L Michigan L Purdue W Wisconsin W L Indiana 5th — Big Ten Championships 12th — NCAA Championships

45-60 36-68 31-74 73-28 53-52 36-69

1965-66 (3-7) Head Coach: G. Robert Mowerson Iowa L Ohio State L Northwestern L Nebraska W L Indiana L Michigan W Purdue Wisconsin L Iowa State W Michigan State L 8th — Big Ten Relays 7th — Big Ten Championships

57-66 34-73 38-67 59-36 44-77 33-90 71-47 54-68 48-47 46-77

1966-67 (6-5) Head Coach: G. Robert Mowerson L Ohio State W Nebraska Iowa W Iowa State W Indiana L W Mankato State W Illinois L Wisconsin W Purdue L Michigan State L Michigan 5th — Big Ten Relays 4th — Big Ten Championships 10th — NCAA Championships

58-61 70-34 68-53 63-41 43-80 72-45 62.5-59.5 58-64 71-45 37-86 44-79

1967-68 (5-7) Head Coach: G. Robert Mowerson L Indiana W Iowa W Ohio L Ohio State W Northwestern L Michigan L Illinois L Wisconsin W Purdue L Michigan State L Nebraska L Iowa State 8th — Big Ten Relays 6th — Big Ten Championships 29th — NCAA Championships

38-85 73-50 65-56 54-69 74-47 43.5-78.5 54-60 46-79 71-50 50-72 40-71 52-61

1969-70 (4-5) Head Coach: G. Robert Mowerson Michigan L W Illinois W Northwestern L Indiana Ohio W Ohio State L Wisconsin L Purdue W L Michigan State W Iowa W Iowa State Colorado State L 7th — Big Ten Relays 6th — Big Ten Championships 19th — NCAA Championships

51-72 58-56 95-28 39-80 57-56 43-76 58-61 87-36 51-72 81-42 66-44 39-82

1970-71 (5-6) Head Coach: G. Robert Mowerson L Michigan L Michigan State W Northwestern Illinois State W Ohio State L BYU W L Indiana Iowa State L Wisconsin L Purdue W W Iowa 5th — Big Ten Relays 5th — Big Ten Championships 15th — NCAA Championships

46-77 55-68 81-38 86-28 53-70 85-26 43-80 44.5-68.5 59-64 70-53 79-40

1971-72 (8-5) Head Coach: G. Robert Mowerson L Michigan L Indiana L Michigan State W Iowa State W Northwestern W Illinois L Southern Illinois W Wisconsin State W Illinois State W Purdue L Wisconsin W Iowa W Nebraska

51-72 33-90 60-63 57-56 73-50 64-59 38-75 78-35 71-42 78-45 41-82 75-48 85-28

5th — Big Ten Relays 6th — Big Ten Championships 14th — NCAA Championships

1974-75 (5-6)

1972-73 (5-7) Head Coach: G. Robert Mowerson SW Minnesota State W Stout State W L Northwestern W Iowa State L Indiana Eau Claire W Illinois State W Illinois L Wisconsin L L Purdue L Iowa L Michigan State 5th — Big Ten Relays 1st— Menomonie Invite 7th — Big Ten Championships

83-30 79-33 53-70 64-49 42-81 77-36 73-50 42-81 28-95 37-86 56-67 49-74

1973-74 (7-7) Head Coach: G. Robert Mowerson W Northwestern L Illinois W Bemidji State L Iowa State Eau Claire W Ohio State L Purdue L L Wisconsin W Illinois State W SW Minnesota State L Michigan W Iowa L Michigan State W Stout State 6th — Big Ten Relays 8th — Big Ten Championships

62-61 53-70 93-20 35-78 82-31 44-79 42-77 35-84 72-41 69-44 40-89 81-42 46-77 76-36

Head Coach: G. Robert Mowerson Illinois L L Iowa State L Northwestern W Eau Claire Bemidji State W Nebraska W Ohio U. W Ohio State L L Purdue L Wisconsin W Iowa 5th — Big Ten Relays 8th — Big Ten Championships

29-94 45-79 61-62 74-39 80-33 69-44 87-36 43-79 41-82 43-80 90-33

1975-76 (6-5) Head Coach: Alfred (Bud) Erickson Southwest W L Iowa W Hamline L Nebraska W Northwestern Bemidji W Manitoba W Stout State W L Purdue Wisconsin L Iowa State L 10th — Big Ten Championships

64-59 52-71 64-40 42-66 63-58 75-48 82-31 77-36 29-92 42-80 22-90

1976-77 (7-5) Head Coach: Alfred (Bud) Erickson L Hawaii W Chicago State W Hamline W Iowa State L Indiana W Northwestern W Southwest L Wisconsin L Purdue W Eau Claire L Iowa W Northern Iowa 5th — Big Ten Relays 10th — Big Ten Championships

36-69 57-48 66-46 57-56 31-88 74-47 80-33 43-79 49-73 81-32 61-62 79-31

1968-69 (3-5) Head Coach: G. Robert Mowerson L Michigan L Michigan State W Iowa W Ohio State W Illinois L Indiana W Purdue L Wisconsin L Iowa State 6th — Big Ten Relays 6th —Big Ten Championships 15th — NCAA Championships

28-95 39-84 69-47 69-54 66-48 53-70 70-53 48-75 55-58

Minnesota won the 2001 Big Ten Championships at the University Aquatic Center.

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all-time results 1977-78 (7-5) Head Coach: Alfred (Bud) Erickson Hamline W Lakehead W L Kansas W Eau Claire W Bemidji State Purdue W Wisconsin L Iowa State L Iowa L L Illinois W Nebraska W Colorado 7th — Big Ten Championships

82-27 68-26 48-65 79-34 83-31 78-35 72-41 58-55 76-37 62-51 78-35 58-53

1978-79 (5-4) Head Coach: Alfred (Bud) Erickson Northwestern W Wisconsin L W Michigan State L Michigan W Northwestern W Purdue Wisconsin L Iowa State W Iowa L 3rd — Big Ten Relays 5th — Big Ten Championships t24th — NCAA Championships

81-29 49-64 58-55 80-83 74-21 62-51 48-65 70-43 50-61

1979-80 (5-3) Head Coach: Alfred (Bud) Erickson W Nebraska L Iowa State W Northwestern L Wisconsin W Purdue W Bemidji State W Kansas L Iowa 3rd — Midwinter Invitational 4th — Big Ten Championships t19th— NCAA Championships

66-47 56-57 80-31 53-60 59-54 78-35 72-41 43-70

Minnesota won the 2004 Big Ten Championship.

6th — Big Ten Championships

1980-81 (2-4) Head Coach: Paul Stearns Nebraska 45.5-69.5 L Wisconsin 46-77 L L Iowa State 50-63 W Bemidji State 100-13 W Northwestern 81-59 L Iowa 43-70 4th Place — Big Ten Relays 3rd Place — Big Ten Relays 5th Place — Nebraska Invitational 6th Place — Big Ten Championships

1981-82 (2-3) Head Coach: Paul Stearns W Northwestern L Wisconsin L Carbondale L Iowa W Iowa State 3rd — Big Ten Relays 3rd — Wisconsin Triangular 2nd — Minnesota Invitational

68-27 48-65 30-83 41-53 60-53

1986-87 (8-3)

1982-83 (4-2) Head Coach: Paul Stearns W Iowa W Northwestern L Hawaii Bemidji State W Wisconsin L Iowa State W 2nd — Big Ten Relays 7th — Nebraska Invitational 2nd — Kansas Invitational 8th — Big Ten Championships

60-53 62-31 51-61 79-34 48-65 69-44

1983-84 (3-2) Head Coach: Paul Stearns W Northwestern L Iowa W Bemidji State W Wisconsin L Iowa State 15th — Canada Cup 8th — Big Ten Championships

62-31 31-82 70-43 71-42 48-64

1984-85 (3-3) Head Coach: Paul Stearns W Northwestern L Hawaii W Bemidji State W St. Olaf L Iowa State L Iowa 3rd — Big Ten Relays 4th — Wisconsin Invitational 9th — Big Ten Championships

96-15 40-55 79-34 81-31 41-65 40-93

1985-86 (5-7) Head Coach: Dennis Dale L Wisconsin L Iowa State L Wisconsin W Eau Claire W North Dakota W St. Olaf W Northwestern L Iowa L Purdue L Wisconsin L Illinois W Bemidji State 9th — Big Ten Championships

Minnesota celebrates on the way to the 1998 Big Ten title held at the University of Minnesota.

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49-63 43-63 43-57 43-30 43-0 75-37 90-20 31-82 35-94 31-98 40-78 82-31

Head Coach: Dennis Dale Iowa L Wisconsin L W Illinois W Hawaii W Northwestern W Notre Dame Purdue W Wisconsin L W St. Olaf W Iowa State W Bemidji State 2nd — Wisconsin Co-Ed Relays 1st — Gold Country Invitational 1st — Sioux Invitational 5th — Big Ten Championships

95-120 28-76 60-41 99-81 87-24 84-29 76-53 42-87 143-70 112-105 350-92

1987-88 (5-2) Head Coach: Dennis Dale W Illinois L Wisconsin W St. Olaf W Northwestern L Purdue W Iowa State W Bemidji State 1st — Midwest Relays 1st — Gold Country Invitational 1st — Sioux Invitational 7th — Big Ten Championships

84-29 44-69 157-112 88-25 62-67 112-104 327-94

1988-89 (11-1) Head Coach: Dennis Dale W UW-Stout W North Dakota W Wisconsin W Iowa W St. Olaf W Northwestern W Michigan State W Purdue W Illinois L Wisconsin W Iowa State W Bemidji State 1st — Wyoming Invitational 1st — Gold Country Invitational 3rd — Big Ten Championships 11th — NCAA Championships

163-63 191-117 63-47 67-46 165-75 94-17 81-32 100-29 104-23 62-67 141-95 374-106


all-time results 1989-90 (11-2) Head Coach: Dennis Dale Wisconsin W Iowa L Hawaii W Michigan State L W Kansas W Arkansas W St. Olaf Northwestern W Illinois W Wisconsin W Purdue W W Iowa State W Bemidji State 1st — Gillette Invitational 1st — Gold Country Invitational 1st — Sioux Invitational 2nd — Big Ten Championships 27th — NCAA Championships

81-32 48-65 219-144 43-70 61-52 96-17 153.5-77.5 90-18 89-40 96-33 93-36 141-101 422-71

1992-93 (6-1) Head Coach: Dennis Dale L Iowa Indiana W Kansas W Northwestern W Purdue W W Illinois W Wisconsin 1st — Minnesota Invitational 1st — Gold Country Invitational 4th — Dallas Morning News Invite 2nd — Big Ten Championships 11th — NCAA Championships

107-136 156-86 160-83 177-66 208-69 198-78 175-103

The Gophers captured the Big Ten title in 2004 at the Boilermaker Aquatic Center at Purdue.

1993-94 (7-1)

1990-91 (11-2) Head Coach: Dennis Dale L Wisconsin W Northern Illinois L Iowa Hawaii W Utah W Kansas W W Indiana W St. Olaf W Northwestern W Wisconsin Purdue W W Illinois W Iowa State 1st — Minnesota Invitational 1st — Gold Country Invitational 1st — Gopher Invitational 2nd — Big Ten Championships 18th Place — NCAA Championships

1st Place — Wisconsin Invitational 2nd Place — Big Ten Championships 6th Place — NCAA Championships

129-150 178-92 114-129 162-58 150-70 194-104 132-111 204-75 173-65 162-118 202-77 288-78 197-103

1991-92 (6-1) Head Coach: Dennis Dale W Northwestern 213-85 W Wisconsin 139-105 L Michigan 82-160 W Kansas 169-74 W Illinois 218-58 W Purdue 209-70 W Wisconsin 168-109 1st Place — Gold Country Invitational

Head Coach: Dennis Dale W Penn State W Wisconsin L Michigan Michigan State W Kansas W Iowa W Purdue W Wisconsin W 2nd — Big Ten Championships 7th — NCAA Championships

193-107 159-84 119-124 179-74 135.5-109.5 143-100 221-126 223.5-125.5

1994-95 (8-1) Head Coach: Dennis Dale W North Carolina L Iowa W Hawaii W Dartmouth W Penn State W Kansas W Purdue W Indiana W Wisconsin 1st — Minnesota Invite 1st — Gold Country Invitational 5th — Dallas Morning News Classic 2nd — Big Ten Championships 9th — NCAA Championships

200-100 138-145 138-91 121-67 157-86 187-113 206-146 198-154 213-129

1995-96 (10-1)

1997-98 (7-1)

Head Coach: Dennis Dale W at Wisconsin 146-96 vs. Michigan State 168-71 W vs. Michigan 88-155 L Northwestern 223-77 W W North Carolina 180-120 W vs. Sacred Heart 218-44 W at Kansas 139-104 W vs. Nebraska 145-98 vs. Purdue (at IUPUI) 256-112 W vs. Southern Illinois (at IUPUI) 296-70 W vs. Notre Dame (at IUPUI) 304-67 W 1st — Minnesota Invitational 1st — Gold Country Invitational 1st — Big Ten Championships 12th — NCAA Championships

Head Coach: Dennis Dale L at Iowa 141-159 North Carolina 208-142 W at Hawaii 133-60 W Northwestern 148-78 W W at Nebraska 230-140 W vs. Texas A&M 253-111 W Wisconsin 219-116 W Purdue 194-154 1st Place — Minnesota Invitational 1st Place — Gold Country Invitational 1st Place — Big Ten Championships (Aquatic Center) 14th Place — NCAA Championships (Auburn, Ala.)

1996-97 (8-0) Head Coach: Dennis Dale W at North Carolina 153-145 W Nebraska 175-125 W at Miami 66-47 W Kansas 163-80 W at Northwestern 181.5-116.5 W Iowa 210-89 W Wisconsin 254-94 W Purdue 216-136 1st Place — Minnesota Invitational 1st Place — Gold Country Invite 2nd Place — Big Ten Championships (Bloomington, Ind.) 12th Place — NCAA Championships (Aquatic Center)

1998-99 (6-1) Head Coach: Dennis Dale W at Northwestern 178-120 L at North Carolina 161.5-206.5 W vs. South Carolina 246.5-123.5 W vs. Michigan/Pitt 110.5-75.5 W Nebraska 171-129 W vs. Purdue (at IUPUI) 196-163 W vs. Wisconsin (at IUPUI) 241-105 1st — Minnesota Invitational 1st — Gold Country Invitational 3rd — Dallas Morning News Invitational 2nd — Big Ten Championships (Bloomington, Ind.) 15th — NCAA Championships (Indianapolis, Ind.)

1999-2000 (7-0) Head Coach: Dennis Dale W Nebraska 247-123 W North Carolina 234-135 W Northwestern 198-95 W at Pacific 136-67 W Iowa 186-83 W Purdue 218-118 W Wisconsin 227-100 1st — Minnesota Invitational 1st — Minnesota Challenge 5th — Texas Invitational 2nd — Big Ten Championships (Ann Arbor, Mich.) 7th — NCAA Championships (Aquatic Center)

2000-01 (5-1) Head Coach: Dennis Dale W at Northwestern 80-60 W vs. Indiana (at N’Western) 91-49 L at North Carolina 198.5-171.5 W Iowa 175-112 W at Wisconsin 255.5-94.5 W vs. Purdue (at Wisconsin) 235-117 1st — Minnesota Invitational 1st — Georgia Invitational 3rd —Dallas Morning News Invite 1st —Big Ten Championships (Aquatic Center) 9th — NCAA Championships (College Station, Texas) Minnesota won the 2005 Big Ten Championship at University Aquatic Center.

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all-time results

ALL-TIME DUAL MEET RECORDS Opponent Arizona State Arkansas Bemidji State BYU Carleton Chicago Chicago State Chisholm High School Colorado Colorado State Dartmouth Florida Georgia Tech Gustavus Adolphus Hamline Hawaii Hibbing JC Illinois Illinois State Indiana Iowa Iowa State Kansas Lakehead Lawrence College Loyola (Chicago) Macalester Manitoba Mankato State Miami Michigan Michigan State Minneapolis YMCA Nebraska UNLV North Carolina North Dakota Northern Illinois Northern Iowa Northwestern North Central College Notre Dame Ohio Ohio State Pacific Penn State Pittsburgh Purdue Ryan Baths Sacred Heart South Carolina Southern Illinois Southwest Minnesota St. St. Olaf St. Paul Athletic Club St. Paul YMCA St. Thomas Texas A&M Utah Virginia JC Virginia Tech Washington University Wisconsin Wisconsin-Eau Claire Wisconsin State Wisconsin-Stout

First Meet Last Meet 2006 2008 1990 1990 1974 1990 1971 1971 1929 1951 1923 1961 1977 1977 1929 1930 1978 1978 1970 1970 1995 1995 2003 2007 2005 2005 1934 1962 1975 1977 1977 2009 1926 1930 1930 1987 1971 1974 1949 2005 1920 2008 1935 1991 1978 1997 1978 1978 1944 1945 1953 1953 1933 1933 1976 1976 1967 1967 1997 1997 1927 1999 1950 1995 1922 1936 1935 1999 2002 2002 1994 2008 1986 2005 1990 1990 1977 1977 1921 2003 1963 1963 1927 1996 1968 1975 1941 1971 2000 2000 1993 1994 1999 1999 1948 2009 1927 1927 1996 1996 1999 1999 1962 1996 1972 1974 1985 1991 1923 1926 1921 1933 1953 1953 1998 1998 1991 1991 1927 1929 2004 2004 1929 1930 1922 2009 1973 1985 1972 1972 1973 1988

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W 2 1 14 1 10 16 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 12 3 10 5 20 4 9 44 34 9 1 2 1 4 1 1 1 3 7 15 25 1 13 6 1 1 46 1 4 3 5 1 2 1 40 1 1 1 3 4 7 3 9 1 1 1 3 1 2 51 6 1 4

L 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 3 0 19 0 15 39 15 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 36 19 1 3 0 2 0 0 0 23 0 0 0 14 0 0 0 13 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 41 0 0 0

T 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Pct. 1.000 1.000 1.000 1.000 1.000 1.000 1.000 .500 1.000 .000 1.000 .250 1.000 1.000 1.000 .769 1.000 .513 1.000 .375 .530 .694 .900 1.000 1.000 1.000 1.000 1.000 1.000 1.000 .077 .269 .938 .893 1.000 .867 1.000 1.000 1.000 .664 1.000 1.000 1.000 .263 1.000 1.000 1.000 .755 1.000 1.000 1.000 .600 1.000 1.000 .750 1.000 1.000 1.000 1.000 1.000 1.000 1.000 .554 1.000 1.000 1.000

Minnesota captured the 2007 Big Ten title at Ohio State in dramatic fashion, winning the 400 free relay to escape with its fifth conference crown in the last seven years.

2001-02 (8-0)

2005-06 (10-0)

Head Coach: Dennis Dale W North Carolina 229-141 North Dakota 254-103 W at Hawaii 87-49 W vs. UNLV (at Hawaii) 94-45 W W at Iowa 206-93 W vs. Indiana (at Iowa) 200.5-98.5 W at Purdue 246-106 W vs. Wisconsin (at Purdue) 253-97 1st — Minnesota Invitational 1st — Georgia Invitational 1st — Big Ten Championships (Bloomington, Ind.) 8th — NCAA Championships (Athens, Ga.)

Head Coach: Dennis Dale W at Iowa 224-66 Indiana 163-137 W North Dakota 262-85 W North Carolina 231-133 W W at Georgia Tech 171-120 W at Hawaii 99-47 W vs. Wisconsin (at Hawaii) 89-46 W at Arizona State 176-124 W Purdue 219-134 1st — Minnesota Invitational 1st — Ohio State Invitational 2nd — Big Ten Championships (Bloomington, Ind.) 11th — NCAA Championships (Atlanta, Ga.)

2002-03 (5-0) Head Coach: Dennis Dale W at North Carolina 257-110 W North Dakota 226.5-73.5 W Iowa 195.5-103.5 W at Wisconsin 237-110 W vs. Purdue (at Wisconsin) 240-113 1st — Minnesota Invitational 1st — U.S. Open (Aquatic Center) 3rd — Dallas Morning News Invitational 2nd — Big Ten Championships (Ann Arbor, Mich.) 7th — NCAA Championships (Austin, Texas)

2006-07 (5-0)

2003-04 (7-1)

2007-08 (6-1)

Head Coach: Dennis Dale L Florida 120-123 W Northwestern 203-95 W North Carolina 237-138 W North Dakota 258-103 W at Iowa 167-133 W vs. Indiana (at Iowa) 172-126 W at Wisconsin 219-131 W vs. Purdue (at Wisconsin) 234-118 1st — Minnesota Invitational 1st — Georgia Invitational 1st — Big Ten Championships (West Lafayette, Ind.) 9th — NCAA Championships (Long Island, N.Y.)

Head Coach: Dennis Dale L Florida 142-158 W at Iowa 180.5-113.5 W North Carolina 218-146 W at Hawaii 176-107.50 W Arizona State 173-110 W at Purdue 203-150 W vs. Wisconsin (at Purdue) 265-88 1st — Ohio State Invitational 3rd — Big Ten Championships (Ann Arbor, Mich.) 11th — NCAA Championships (Federal Way, Wash.)

2004-05 (5-1) Head Coach: Dennis Dale L at Florida 147-153 W at North Carolina 239-127 W vs. Virginia Tech 268-98 W Iowa 194-89 W at Purdue 218-135 W vs. Wisconsin 268-95 1st — Minnesota Invitational 1st — Georgia Invitational 1st — Big Ten Championships (Aquatic Center) 11th — NCAA Championships (Aquatic Center)

Head Coach: Dennis Dale W Iowa 190-101 W at Florida 161-139 W at North Carolina 238-132 W at Wisconsin 243-110 W vs. Purdue (at Wisconsin) 206-147 1st — Minnesota Invitational 1st — Ohio State Invitational 1st — Big Ten Championships (Columbus, Ohio) 10th — NCAA Championships (Aquatic Center)

2008-09 (6-0) Head Coach: Dennis Dale W at North Carolina 220-146 W Iowa 195-92 W at Hawii 161-95 W at Washington 161-101 W Purdue 205-148 W Wisconsin 237-116 2nd — Ohio State Invitational 3rd — Big Ten Championships (West Lafayette, Ind.) 11th — NCAA Championships (College Station, Texas)


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