After releasing a preliminary list of high-profile participants yesterday, USA Swimming has released the official psych sheet for the 2013 Minneapolis Grand Prix, scheduled to run November 14-16. A slew of big names will be in action at the first stop on the Arena Grand Prix circuit, including Olympic gold medalists Allison Schmitt, Jessica Hardy, Conor Dwyer, Matt McLean and Claire Donahue.
At least a dozen other USA World Championship team members are scheduled to be in attendance, including hometown hero and Minnesota graduate David Plummer, who won the silver medal in the men’s 100 backstroke this past summer. A number of big international names will be in attendance, as well, headlined by Olympic and World Championship gold medalist Yannick Agnel, who now trains with Dwyer and Schmitt under Bob Bowman at the North Baltimore Aquatic Club. Olympic medalists Darian Townsend and Nikita Lobintsev will also be competing.
A number of college teams, including Purdue and Minnesota, look to be bringing full squads to this meet, likely looking to capitalize on the strong competition as their fall taper/rest meet.
This meet is significantly more loaded than last year’s competition, and the top names will be competing some decent prize money, including $500 first-place prize, $300 second-place prize, and $100 third-place prize in each event.
For the full psych sheet, click here.