Grieshop, Taylor, Hoffer Headline 2016 U.S. Jr. Pan Pacs Roster

USA Swimming has announced its roster for the 2016 Junior Pan Pacific Championships, headlined by 2015 Junior World Champ and junior world record-holder Sean Grieshop.

The roster features seven medalists from last summer’s Junior World Championships, per USA Swimming: Grieshop, Michael Taylor, Ryan Hoffer, Austin Katz, Daniel Krueger, Cassidy Bayer and Reece Whitley.

Grieshop won the Junior World title in the 400 IM last summer, and set the junior world record at U.S. Olympic Trials a few weeks ago.

Taylor was a double silver medalist in Singapore last summer, taking second in the 100 and 200 back, and he broke the junior world record in the 200 back at U.S. Olympic Trials.

The other Singapore medalists: Hoffer and Krueger won silver as part of the 4×100 free relay, Bayer took bronze as part of the mixed 4×100 medley relay, Katz took bronze in the 200 back and Whitley earned silver in the 100 breast and another silver for his leg of the 4×100 medley relay.

Notably absent from the team is the U.S.’s other junior world record-holder, Michael Andrew, who won gold at Junior Worlds in the 50 back and broke the junior world 100 breast record at U.S. Trials.

You can find the full roster here.

The event will take place in Maui, Hawaii from August 24-27 of this year. USA Swimming based its selection criteria on the U.S. Olympic Trials. You can read the full selection criteria here.

Girls

  • Grace Ariola
  • Margaret Aroesty
  • Zoe Bartel
  • Cassidy Bayer
  • Marta Ciesla
  • Casey Fanz
  • Joy Field
  • Brooke Forde
  • Anya Goeders
  • Courtney Harnish
  • Madison Homovich
  • Isabel Ivey
  • Ruby Martin
  • Eva Merrell
  • Lucie Nordmann
  • Lauren Pitzer
  • Allie Raab
  • Erica Sullivan
  • Erin Voss
  • Alex Walsh

Boys

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Quinn
5 years ago

Why no Michael Andrew?

Admin
Reply to  Quinn
5 years ago

Quinn – Michael will be swimming the World Cups instead.

weirdo
Reply to  Braden Keith
5 years ago

He is a pro and one can make a lot of money on that circuit. I thought USA swimming was only paying for Olympians to go to World Cups this fall. I guess they made an exception for Michael and his entourage.

Alec
Reply to  weirdo
5 years ago

He may get comped for travel by sponsors. The US isn’t necessarily bearing that cost.

And isn’t he now on the national team in the 100 breast with a top 6 finish at Trials?

weirdo
Reply to  Alec
5 years ago

yes, he is on the National team for sure, but USA Swimming put out a statement saying only Olympians can get their way paid for by them. but maybe he did get an organizers comp or sponsors.

Mark shark
Reply to  weirdo
5 years ago

One can assume Michael will make the National team but that won’t be determined until the end of the summer
His time will need to remain in the top 6
National team designation runs Sept-Aug

Shibly
Reply to  Braden Keith
5 years ago

do u please inform us of the schedule of swimming world cup?

Admin
Reply to  Shibly
5 years ago
Tea rex
Reply to  Braden Keith
5 years ago

The world cup is a gold mine for versatile swimmers. I hope Andrew takes the time to train for some 200s, but probably won’t since the 50s and 100 IM are offered at every stop.

Shibly
Reply to  Tea rex
5 years ago

will world cup in a short-course format?

Teddy
5 years ago

MA taking some time off? That ruined Caeleb Dressel’s career…

Dre
Reply to  Teddy
5 years ago

How did it ruin his career ?! Cause last I checked he went a 18.2 and a 40.4 and just MADE THE UNITED STATES OLYMPIC TEAM . Please don’t be ignorant of the facts you sound so uneducated .

AKMI20
Reply to  Dre
5 years ago

He was being sarcastic. Back when Caeleb Dressel took his break everyone on swimswam was freaking out about how it would ruin his career

Teddy
Reply to  AKMI20
5 years ago

Thank you.

Shibly
Reply to  Teddy
5 years ago

MA will be the next big thing in US swimming….1oom breast and 200m medley will be his forte by 2017 world aquatics championship hopefully….

swammer
Reply to  Teddy
4 months ago

wow.. this aged

samuel huntington
5 years ago

it was sarcasm……

bobo gigi
5 years ago

Cool to see Alex Walsh in the roster. I didn’t think she would be picked. Hopefully she can take advantage of Atherton’s presence at that meet to drop a lot of time there.
Very good girls’ roster overall maybe apart from the lack of a great 100 free swimmer. But that’s the problem of US swimming in the senior ranks too.

The absence of Michael Andrew will impact the medley relay. Now it’s time for Mr Whitley to rebound after bad olympic trials. He can do so much better.
I’m interested in watching what can do Kibler and Krueger, 2 of the most promising US sprinters.

Shibly
Reply to  bobo gigi
5 years ago

do u make any predictions for the team? i hope USA will do very good and win most medals as it was before… i m more interested in relay…USA will miss MA

Tea rex
Reply to  bobo gigi
5 years ago

Good point – Walsh / Atherton could be a great rivalry.

By the way, I love your posts. I don’t know if someone wrote a bot to troll you or if someone literally has nothing better to do than sit around and down vote you from multiple accounts, but please disregard the thumbs down ????

Shibly
Reply to  Tea rex
5 years ago

i hope Michael Taylor will sweep both distances in backstroke and also may break 100m JWR….

Shibly
5 years ago

why not Maxim Rooney or Grant Shoults

Bobogigiforpresident
Reply to  Shibly
5 years ago

Regarding Maxime Rooney,it was rumored at trials that some college coaches would not allow the trip without sitting out a year. Grant Shoults is 19 so ineligible for the meet.

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Reply to  Shibly
5 years ago

They will be 19 before December 31

Bobogigiforpresident
Reply to  ...
5 years ago

Not Maxime. He will still be 18 and eligible. Must be another reason.

Williesspeedshop
4 years ago

Was Regan Smith eligible for this roster?

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