Kyle Whitaker & Seth Stubblefield Named Captains of Men’s WUGs Roster

With the World University Games (WUGs) starting July 3rd, the men’s swimming squad has announced its two captains as Kyle Whitaker and Seth Stubblefield.  The pair of studs are a natural fit, with Whitaker’s University of Michigan coach, Mike Bottom, as well as Stubblefield’s Cal coach, Yuri Suguiyama, both on the WUGs staff. Bottom is the men’s head coach, with Suguiyama serving as an assistant along with John Flanagan and Kris Kubik.

Whitaker is slated to swim the 200 butterfly and 200 IM individually, while Stubblefield will be competing in the 50 and 100 freestyle sprints.  Paul Powers, Cameron Stitt and Mike Wynalda are the other swimmers on the roster making the trip from Ann Arbor, while Stubblefield is joined by Cal Aquatic teammates Jacob Pebley and Josh Prenot.

From Bottom’s Instagram account, Whitaker and Stubblefield are already being put to work, leading the men through stretches as they prepare to take on the world’s best starting in less than 24 hours.

Kyle Whitaker, Seth Stubblefield lead WUGs stretches
The full team USA roster for the 2015 World University Games can be seen here.


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  1. Bhaus Brother says:

    Way to go Kyle!

  2. SamH says:

    How is Kyle Whitaker on the roster? Didn’t he graduate last year?

    • Loretta Race says:

      Per the site, among other criteria, eligibility for World University Games is as follows:

      – Born between January 1, 1987 and December 31, 1997.
      – Have taken at least one 3-credit course towards a degree or diploma within the last year BEFORE the GAMES.

      • CT Swim Fan says:

        I could have heard the commentators wrong, but it sounded like they said the girl from Australia that medaled in the 50 fly is 27.

  3. weirdo says:

    The captains are all ‘oldies/post grads”. FISU has tightened up the eligibility from a decade ago but still they aren’t undergrads with eligibility.

  4. NavySwimmer says:

    Let’s go bro!!!

  5. KyleRocks says:

    Go Kyle! Class act and hard worker.

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Loretta grew up outside Toledo, OH, where she swam age group and high school. Graduating from Xavier University, she stayed in the Cincinnati, OH area and currently resides just outside the city in Northern KY.  Loretta got back into the sport of swimming via Masters and now competes and is …

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