Rosters Announced for 2017 USA vs. College Challenge

Rosters have been announced for the 2017 USA vs. College Challenge, which will take place from October 21st-22nd in Los Angeles, California. Last year, the USA squad took on stars from the Big Ten. This season, however, they’ll battle with some of the top swimmers in the Pac-12.

Headlining for Team USA are Olympic gold medalists Ryan Murphy, Matt Grevers, Cody Miller, Jack Conger, Clark Smith, and Tom Shields. The women’s squad also features Olympic champions with Melanie Margalis and Lia Neal. We’ll see a lot of young talent competing for the USA women, as the roster features several high schoolers. That includes 2017 World Championship Team members Regan Smith and Dakota Luther.

The Pac-12 women’s team could be very tough to beat, with several Olympic and Worlds medalists. The star-studded group features sprint queen Simone Manuel and distance ace Katie Ledecky, as well as Kathleen Baker, Ella Eastin, and Abbey Weitzeil. The men’s squad is highlighted by Olympians Dylan Carter and Robert Glinta, as well as United States World Championship Team members Abrahm DeVine and True Sweetser.

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Men – Team USA wins easy. Women – Pac 12 wins easy.

How is this meet scored?

“Each athlete may be entered in up to six races during the meet, including individual events and relays. A running score will be kept throughout the dual meet competition combining the points earned by both women and men. With 613 points available in 33 total events, the first team to 306.5 points will be the winner. A running score will be kept throughout the dual meet competition combining the points earned by both women and men. With 613 points available in 33 total events, the first team to 306.5 points will be the winner. For individual events, each team will be permitted to enter up to four athletes. The top five athletes in each individual event will be permitted to… Read more »
PK Doesn\'t Like His Long Name

Someday college scoring will figure out that 8-5-3-2-1 is a better scoring system than 9-4-3-2-1. This meet is a good example-on the women’s side, you have 4 women (Ledecky, Eastin, Manuel, Baker) who will win ~3 events each, and simply winning 11-12 events will generally makes the Pac 12 women’s team almost unbeatable.

cynthiacurran

Eastin and Cox are kind of even on the Im’s. Cox is usually better in long course but can do a good short course for the US side.

Will this be Long Course or Short Course?

SCY

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Lauren Neidigh is a former NCAA swimmer at the University of Arizona and the University of Florida. She got her M.S. in Criminology from Florida State and seems exceptionally confused about which team she should cheer for during the college football season. Lauren is currently working on her M.A. in …

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