2016 U.S. WINTER JUNIOR CHAMPS – WEST
- Wednesday, December 7th – Saturday, December 10th
- College Station, TX (Texas A&M University)
- Psych sheets
- Meet information
- Live Results
Scottsdale Aquatic Club’s Ryan Hoffer has been having quite a meet so far at the western version of the 2016 U.S. Winter Junior Championships. Hoffer, a Cal commit, became the 2nd junior swimmer (18 & under) ever to break 19 seconds in the 50 free, tying Nathan Adrian‘s Pool Record in the process.
He first hit that mark in prelims, blowing away the field with an 18.88 for the first sub-19 swim of his career. He then accomplished the feat again to win gold in the final, only he was even faster that time with an 18.71. That was just .04 shy of the 17-18 NAG Record of 18.67, which was done by current American Record holder Caeleb Dressel in 2015. Hoffer will get one more chance to break it if he leads off the 200 free relay on Friday night.
Check out the video of his finals race below, courtesy of Jj Strain’s YouTube channel.
With his 18.71, Hoffer is now the 7th fastest 50 yard freestyler of all time, and the 3rd fastest American of all time. The only U.S. men who have been faster are Dressel (18.20) and Adrian (18.66).