Ryan Held: “I was conducting the pain train tonight” (Video)

Reported by Lauren Neidigh.

Produced by Coleman Hodges.


  1. Shinri Shioura, 49.16
  2. Ryan Held, 49.32
  3. Yuri Kisil, 49.51

NC State’s Ryan Held rocketed to the early lead, flipping at 23.53. He wasn’t able to hold off Japan’s Shinri Shioura, however, as Shioura capitalized off his back half speed. At the touch, Shioura took gold in 49.16, while Held was less than 2 tenths back to take silver (49.32). Rounding out the top 3 was Canadian Yuri Kisil in 49.51.

U.S. National Junior Teamer Daniel Krueger was just off the podium, finishing in 4th with a quick 49.89. That’s just 2 tenths shy of his personal best 49.61 from 2016 Junior Pan Pacs. Cal’s Jacob Pebley was also narrowly off his best time, taking 5th in 50.33.

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5 years ago

Success is contagious.

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5 years ago

Not with a fisheries and wild life degree.

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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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