Bratanov Drops 100 Free, Wilby Out of 200 Back On Day 4 of NCAAs (Prelim Scratches)


A handful of swimmers have scratched out of the third and final preliminary session at the 2023 Men’s NCAA Championships in Minneapolis, though none from swimmers seeded inside the top 24.

Kentucky’s Mason Wilby, who was entered in the daunting 200 back/200 fly double today, has dropped out of the 200 back to gear his focus towards the 200 fly, where he comes in seeded 13th.

Texas A&M’s Koko Bratanov has dropped the 100 free as the 55th seed, as he’ll now likely swim five relays for the Aggies, having been on all four thus far and has raced two individual events.

Harvard’s Umitcan Gures is also out of the 100 free, while Tennessee’s Michael Houlie is out of the 200 breast and OSU’s Alex Quach is out of the 200 fly.

NC State’s Zachary Cram was seeded 29th in the 200 back but was left off NC State’s roster after they qualified one diver and had the maximum of 18 swimmers initially earn an invite.

No one has scratched out of the 1650 freestyle, which will have the early heats run in the afternoon before the fastest-seeded heat will swim with finals.


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Gulliver’s Swimming Travels
2 months ago

Didn’t we see zero scratches at the women’s meet? Hmm…

NC Fan
2 months ago

Hmm, I guess it counts as a scratch when you get left home due to roster limits.

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James Sutherland

James swam five years at Laurentian University in Sudbury, Ontario, specializing in the 200 free, back and IM. He finished up his collegiate swimming career in 2018, graduating with a bachelor's degree in economics. In 2019 he completed his graduate degree in sports journalism. Prior to going to Laurentian, James swam …

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