NC State got their pull ups in at the last session in Austin (Video)

As if NC State wasn’t making enough noise (literally, loudest team on deck) this weekend in Austin, they certainly ended the meet on a high note. As you can view above, one by one as members of the wolfpack swam their last events, they got right back to work without even leaving the pool.

Discovering pull up on the pool deck, one of the coaches noted that the group still had their weekly pull ups to do, which were postponed from Thursday until after the meet. The wolfpack not only embraced the challenge, but inspired several other swimmers on deck to do the same, including 2012 Olympian Breeja Larson, who impressed the group by completing a 1-handed pull up.

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bobthebuilderrocks
4 years ago

Try-hards?

Poptart
Reply to  bobthebuilderrocks
4 years ago

Try: champions

anonymoose
Reply to  bobthebuilderrocks
4 years ago

trihard in the chat?

completelyconquered
Reply to  anonymoose
4 years ago

Birds in the chat sing Brian McKnight.

weallwishwewerencstate
4 years ago

Uhhh because NC state is awesome????

Rubber ducky in my bubble bath
4 years ago

Wolfpack making so many STATEments! It’s a red revolution and everyone wants to join to make a Wolfpack STATEment! They say pack by god, well I say Wolfpack by STATEments!! I howl at the moon every time they make a red revolution rise up STATEment. Go pack! PACK!!!

Swimson
4 years ago

That girl is really hot also that guys haircut is sick

Ronald
Reply to  Swimson
4 years ago

Awesome hahaha

Chicken
Reply to  Swimson
4 years ago

HAHAHAHAHAHA good troll, good troll

Hina
4 years ago

NC. State. Article. Overload.

Admin
Reply to  Hina
4 years ago

Hina – you must have a super-low threshold for “overload,” because I only see two articles about NC State from the duration of the PSS meet in Austin. 2 articles in 4 days is overload for you?

bobo gigi
Reply to  Braden Keith
4 years ago

Braden, you can’t deny that NC State, Jack Conger or Michael Andrew are the darlings of many commenters on swimswam. Why? No idea. It’s just an observation. And it’s funny. 🙂

bobo gigi
Reply to  bobo gigi
4 years ago

Even if Jack Conger has probably lost some fans after Rio….

Swimmer
Reply to  bobo gigi
4 years ago

My unofficial unscientific research shows that Michael Andrew gets the most comments for a swimmer, NC State the most comments for a team, and Bobo rules the thumbs down(not sure why he has really good comments).

Admin
Reply to  Swimmer
4 years ago

Here’s a moderately-more scientific approach – top 20 most commented articles of 2016, excluding recaps (which always get the most comments) –

https://swimswam.com/top-20-commented-swimswam-stories-2016-excluding-recaps/

In fact, neither Michael Andrew or NC State were in the top 20 (though a few of the comments on the men’s 100 free Olympic Trials preview asked about his chances).

Swimmer
Reply to  Braden Keith
4 years ago

Thanks Braden. Keep up the great work.

Reply to  bobo gigi
4 years ago

They’re definiteley popular among commenters. I think what Braden was addressing here is the fact that the person who made the original comment is saying that SwimSwam writes too much about NC State. But actually there were only 2 articles in 4 days.

WolfPack
Reply to  bobo gigi
4 years ago

Haters are going to Hate as some say. Probably just a bitter Texas fan because reality has hit and they realize they are know inferior to NC State. If anything there are not enough articles about them. They seem to be the only real team that are making quiet the STATEment.

Hina
Reply to  Braden Keith
4 years ago

Anton’s interview, Ryan’s interview, and now this. That’s 3 articles in 3 days, not only articles but videos. I’m not complaining I’m just saying there are hundreds of other veterans, up and comers, etc. out there.

Admin
Reply to  Hina
4 years ago

True, forgot about Ryan’s interview. 3 in 4 days – which is to say, less than 2% of the content we posted in that period of time.

For what it’s worth – they won 8% of the events over the weekend. So, I’d say we under-covered them for their achievements.

There are lots of veterans and up-and-comers, and many were at the meet! Among the other ones we interviewed:

Hali Flickinger
Hilary Caldwell
Jacob Pebley
Cullen Jones
Matt Grevers
Sean Grieshop
Melanie Margalis
Josh Prenot
Shinri Shioura
Ashley Twichell
Daiya Seto
Michael Andrew

That’s the list that I see out there now, I think Coleman may have a couple… Read more »

Swimmer A
4 years ago

I like it. Good little authentic meet moment.

completelyconquered
4 years ago

Pull-ups during a meet in Austin? Karlee Bispo did it first.

Bob
4 years ago

Braden – could you get us something from NC State that would help the rest of the country get our girls as strong as them? What are they doing in the weight room?! How many times a week are they lifting/dryland? How much circuit/power are they doing? What are their weight cycles? They are RIPPED and one of VERY few programs in the country that is empowering young women as a GROUP to be progress the way we would all like to. Their athletes seem to go 23 low and then down to 21… from 26/27LCM to 25low. There are some good sprinters around the country, and of course great coaches that have gotten some fast results – not to… Read more »

Admin
Reply to  Bob
4 years ago

Hey Bob – we’ll work on it and see what we can come up with.

About Coleman Hodges

Coleman Hodges

Coleman started his journey in the water at age 1, and although he actually has no memory of that, something must have stuck. A Missouri native, he joined the Columbia Swim Club at age 9, where he is still remembered for his stylish dragon swim trunks. After giving up on …

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