Joe Patching

2016-2017 Men’s NCAA Power Rankings – January Edition

It’s still a dogfight at the top, with defending champs Texas playing their cards closer to the vest, California exploding at the Georgia Invite and NC State continuing to swim good opponents very tough.

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2016 Georgia Invite: Weitzeil Leads Nation with 47.2 100 Free in Day 3 Prelims

Cal freshman Abbey Weitzeil blasted a 47.22 to top 100 free prelims on the way to an NCAA ‘A’ cut and the fastest time in the NCAA this year.

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2016 Georgia Invite: FSU’s Pierce Cranks 58.2 100 Breast in Day 2 Prelims

The big story in the 100 breast was Florida State’s Natalie Pierce picking up an NCAA ‘A’ time with her 58.25, which sits as the 2nd fastest time in the NCAA this season behind only Olympic champ Lilly King.

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2016 Georgia Invite Preview: Kalisz, Litherland to Battle in 400 IM

The men’s 400 IM could potentially be one of the best races of the meet, as Chase Kalisz, the Olympic silver medalist, and Georgia teammate Jay Litherland, an Olympic finalist, will be going head to head.

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Auburn Men, Tennessee Women Win Dual Meet in Knoxville

Auburn’s SEC Champions Joe Patching and Michael Duderstadt swept their stroke specialties to help the Tigers to a win.

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SwimSwam Pulse: Only 27.8% Predict Double Auburn Wins Over Alabama

SwimSwam’s weekly poll saw almost half of votes favor the Alabama men, but it was Auburn that swept both men’s and women’s duals this weekend at home.

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Auburn Men, Women Win Rivalry Dual Meet Against Alabama

SEC champ Michael Duderstadt threw down a pair of clutch breaststroke swims to help the Auburn Tigers to victory.

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Men’s Meet Comes Down To Final Relay As Auburn Sweeps LSU

The men’s meet came down to the very last race, as Auburn won the final relay by a tenth of a second to leave the score at 153-147.

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Auburn, Alabama and Missouri Earn This Week’s SEC Honors

Patching won three events in Auburn’s 171-129 win over Kentucky.

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Auburn Wins First SEC Dual Meet of the Season Against Kentucky

On the men’s side, SEC champ Joe Patching won all 3 of his individual events for the second meet in a row.

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College Swimming Round Up 10/3/16-10/9/16

Final scores from this weekend’s college competition

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Auburn Opens 2016-17 Season With Road Win Over Wisconsin

The Auburn men and women opened the 2016-17 season with a victory on the road, as the Tigers were victorious over the Wisconsin Badgers in Madison on Saturday.

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College Swimming Previews: #10 Auburn Hunts Postseason Consistency

Auburn has won 11 straight SEC titles in the 400 free relay, but needs a better NCAA showing to improve on last year’s 10th-place finish.

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2016 M. NCAA Picks: New Names Top 200 IM Psych Sheet, Returners Lurk

Georgia sophomore Gunnar Bentz will be looking to move up from last year’s 8th-place finish in the 200 IM at NCAA’s, but he’ll likely have to spar against a star-studded cast of fellow returners: Will Licon, Josh Prenot, Ryan Murphy, and Dylan Bosch

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2016 M. NCAA Picks: Murphy Seeks Three-Peat In 200 Back

Ryan Murphy of Cal will look to win his third consecutive NCAA title in the men’s 200 backstroke.

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