Coming off of the 2016 Rio Olympics, Wisconsin Badger Matt Hutchins was thirsty for more, and A3 Performance is excited to announce their partnership with Hutchins through his journey to Tokyo 2020.
Hutchins, a New Zealand-native, was not always committed to the pool, splitting his time between swimming and rugby growing up. At age 15, Hutchins made the commitment, and he hasn’t slowed down since. After high school, Hutchins decided to attend the University of Wisconsin-Madison to further his education and swimming career as a Badger. By the end of his four years, Hutchins accumulated three individual school records, three All-American finishes at NCAAs, a Big Ten title, and a spot on the 2016 New Zealand Olympic Team.
Training as a post-graduate at UW, Hutchins has his sights set on some pretty major goals, including Tokyo 2020. Not only does Hutchins have his eyes on another Olympics, he is also aiming for a medal.
“New Zealand has not won a swimming medal at the Olympics since 1996 and it would be my honor to be the first one to do so in Tokyo 2020,” said Hutchins of his future goals. “I’m really happy to be working with A3. I really like their gear and I have built a good relationship with them during their time sponsoring the Badgers. I wore A3 at the Rio Olympics last summer and I am excited to move forward with them.”
For most post-collegiate athletes, funding their training and competition is one of the largest obstacles. A3 Performance is proud to support Hutchins and have such great talent representing the brand.
“We are continually impressed by Matt’s growth at such an elite level. His talent and dedication have brought him a lot of success at the collegiate level and we believe the best is yet to come for him,” said Dan Meinholz, A3 Performance President and CEO.
2016 Rio Olympics
19th place- 400 meter FR-3:48.25
2017- 5th place- 1650 yard FR-14: 31.19
2016- 3rd place- 1650 yard FR-14:33.1
– 6th place- 500 yard FR-4:13
2015 Big Ten Champion- 500 yard FR 4:14.00
UW-Madison School records
500 yard FR- 4:11.98
1000 yard FR- 8:49.86
1650 yard FR- 14:31.19
NZ National Open Record:
800 meter FR 7:56.93
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Swimming Press Release courtesy of A3 Performance.