Dean Farris Was So Tight, He Needed to Get “Dry-Needled” (Video)


Reported by Lauren Neidigh.


  • PSS Record: Nathan Adrian, 2016, 48.00
  • Trials Cut: 50.49

Top 3 Finishers

  1. Zach Apple (MVN)- 48.98
  2. Ryan Held (NYAC)- 49.09
  3. Yuri Kisil (CAN)- 49.48

50 free champ Nyls Korstanje took it out with the lead, but World Champion Zach Apple and Olympic Champion Ryan Held pulled ahead to battle for the win. Apple had the closing speed to win it, out-touching Held 48.98 to 49.09.

Canadian Olympian Yuri Kisil touched 3rd in 49.48, while Korstanje landed 4th in 49.52. Mikel Schreuders was just a few hundredths back in 49.58. U.S. National Teamers Dean Farris (49.74) and Justin Ress (49.81) were 6th and 7th.

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Is that what he calls it?

Steve Nolan

And now I’m getting tight, if ya know what I mean


haha Steve you make me tight

Steamy Deany

Always better to keep your needle wet

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