Articles by Lucas Hetzel

Distance Freestyler Erin Ritz Commits To Xavier For 2020

Ritz will be joining Xavier fresh off of coming in second place at the 2019 Big East Championship meet.

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Cincinnati Gains A Pair Of Commitments in Jewel Gordon and Brina Uhlin For 2020

Gordon and Uhlin will join the Bearcats after a runner up finish at the 2019 American Athletic Conference Championship meet.

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How Fast is Future NFL Hall of Famer Joe Thomas In the Pool?

The former Cleveland Brown attributes much of his weight loss over the past two years to swimming regularly.


Iowa State Runner Up Arianna Ottavianelli Chooses Florida State For 2020

Arianna Ottavianelli will arrive in Tallahassee in the fall of 2020 on the heels of freshman Ida Hulkko’s ACC bronze medalist campaign.

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Futures Champion Eleanor Beers Commits To Vanderbilt For Fall of 2020

With a year of high school and club swimming remaining, Beers is already faster than the school records for Vanderbilt in the sprint freestyles.


Flyer/Backstroker Mollie Brackett of Appleton Commits to Ohio University

Mollie Brackett is part of a recruiting class for the Bobcats that is chalked full of flyers, backstrokers, and sprinters.

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Akron Secures Verbal From Canadian Backstroker Madelyn Gatrall For 2020

Gatrall will join the Akron Zips in 2020 after they won the Mid American Conference Championship meet in 2019.


Two more distance freestylers are added to NC State’s Class of 2020

James Plage and Nick Lawson will look to Coach Mark Bernardino and the Wolfpack D-Squad in the fall of 2020.

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Distance Swimmer Madison Gupton Commits to North Florida For 2019

Gupton will arrive in Jacksonville in the fall of 2019.

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Distance swimmer Alexa Connors makes verbal commitment to Richmond for 2020

Alexa Connors, a USA Swimming Scholastic All American from Massachusetts announces her verbal commitment to swim at the University of Richmond.

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Mesa Aquatics’ Patrick Waggoner Commits To Biola University For 2019

Waggoner will arrive in La Mirada in the fall of 2019 with a career-best time in the 200-yard butterfly that is already faster than the Biola school record.

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Smachlo, Tucker, Sims All Three Event Winners To Close Out 2019 Eric Namesnink

The meet concluded with the 1500 free, 200 IM, 200 back, and 100 free, bringing many lifetime bests and even a first time Olympic Trials cut.


Miles Smachlo Completes Fly Sweep, Tess Howley Avenges Day 1 Loss At Namesnik

Miles Smachlo wins his second butterfly event in as many days, this time just missing his career-best time by a tenth of a second.


David Oderinde Will Stay In State: Commits To Texas A&M For 2020

Oderinde will arrive in College Station in the fall of 2020.


Kentucky State Champ Emily Lenihan Commits To Duke For 2020

Lenihan will step on to the Duke campus in 2020 with one race fast enough for a ‘B’ cut with two more within a half second.

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