2022 MEN’S B1G SWIMMING & DIVING CHAMPIONSHIPS
- February 23-26, 2022
- Morgan J. Burke Aquatic Center, West Lafayette, IN
- SCY (25 yards)
- Prelims at 10AM Eastern, Finals at 5:30PM Eastern
- Defending Champions: Michigan (2x)
- Championship Central
- Live Results
- Live Stream: DAY 1 | DAY 2 | DAY 3 | DAY 4
- B1G Men’s Record Book
- 2021 Men’s B1G Champs Results
- Day 4 Finals Recap
The Indiana Hoosiers have once again ascended the throne of the Big Ten, winning their fourth Big Ten title in six seasons.
The win was also Indiana’s 28th overall title, second-most of all-time behind only the Michigan Wolverines, who won the last two.
This Indiana team seems built for a deep NCAA Championship run as well. While they were fast at Big Tens, they didn’t feel like the Indiana fast of prior years where they might have often peaked for Big Tens (Big Ten teams historically have been very bad at holding seed at NCAAs).
The team has divers, they have sprinters, they have distance swimmers they have five relays ranked in the top 8 in the NCA (including the nation’s top-ranked 400 medley relay), and they have Brendan Burns. This is a team that has all of the pieces aligned to make a run at a top 5 finish, with their divers being good enough that they could sneak up on Florida and NC State in the race for 3rd place.
Indiana Big Ten Champions:
- 800 free relay – Rafael Miroslaw, Tomer Frankel, Van Mathias, Brendan Burns – 6:11.96
- 1 Meter Diving – Andrew Capobianco, Sr., 454.25 points
- 400 medley relay – Brendan Burns, Josh Matheny, Tomer Frankel, Rafael Miroslaw, Fr., – 3:00.95
- 200 free – Rafael Miroslaw, Fr., – 1:32.17
- 100 back – Brendan Burns, Jr., – 44.31
- 3 Meter Diving – Andrew Capobianco, Sr., 467.75
- 200 back – Brendan Burns, Jr., – 1:39.34
- 200 fly – Brendan Burns, Jr., – 1:39.81
- Platform Diving – Andrew Capobianco, Sr., – 46.90
The Hoosiers had two athletes go three-for-three individual events, which is an incredible feet in a conference as deep as the Big Ten. Brendan Burns won the 100 back, 200 back, and 200 fly, the latter two in the same session; while diver Andrew Capobianco swept all three diving events after having 0nly one career Big Ten title (2021 on 1-meter) to his name previously.
This is a team that has received a huge boost from veterans returning – three All-Americans and one very near-miss All-American all came back this year to use their COVID-19-waiver year.
And ironically, they still have a very young team, getting a ton of points from freshmen like Rafael Miroslaw, who won the Big Ten title in the 200 free.
They even have swimmers like breaststroker Jassen Yep, who didn’t qualify for the Big Ten Championships scoring team, but who will probably qualify for NCAAs anyway.
This Indiana team has been flashy all season long, maybe the flashiest team we’ve seen in the Ray Looze era, and it feels like a golden window for them to do something special in March.
Individual Scorers, Indiana, 2022 Big Ten Championships
- Andrew Capobianco, Redshirt Sr., 96 points
- Brendan Burns, Redshirt Sr., 96 points
- Gabriel Fantoni, 5th Year., 80 points
- Tomer Frankel, So., 78 points
- Jacob Steele, 5th Year, 74 points
- Quinn Henninger, Fr., 72 points
- Rafael Miroslaw, Fr., 71 points
- Bruno Blaskovic, 5th Year, 71 points
- Carson Tyler, Fr., 69 points
- Warren Briggs, So., 63 points
- Max Reich, So., 62 points
- Luke Barr, Fr., 58 points
- Van Mathias, Sr., 57 points
- Josh Matheny, Fr., 55 points
- Michael Brinegar, Jr., 44 points
- Jack Franzman, Sr., 40 points
- Tristan Dewitt, So., 39 points
- Gavin Wight, So., 34 points
- Corey Gambardella, 5th Year, 30.5 points
- Lenni Hibler, Fr., 11 points
Final Team Scores
- Indiana – 1499.5
- Ohio State – 1406.5
- Michigan – 1056.5
- Wisconsin – 869.5
- Purdue – 821
- Northwestern – 796
- Minnesota – 637
- Penn State – 626