West Virginia Picks Up Verbal from Breaststroker Conrad Molinaro

Karl Ortegon
by Karl Ortegon 0

September 28th, 2018 News

Conrad Molinaro of Pittsburgh Elite Aquatics has verbally committed to the West Virginia Mountaineers. He joins their class of 2023, and is the program’s first public announcement for the class of 2023.

“I am extremely honored and excited to announce that I will be taking my talents down country roads! I’m proud to announce my verbal commitment to THE West Virginia University. Let’s go mountaineers”


  • 100y breast – 56.54
  • 200y breast – 2:08.58
  • 100y fly – 50.61
  • 200y IM – 1:53.97

Molinaro is strongest as a sprint breaststroker, but he also brings in solid times in the 100 fly and 200 IM. He is currently a senior at Franklin Regional HS.

West Virginia swims in the Big 12 conference, which is fairly dominated by the Texas Longhorns (and, on the men’s side, it’s just Texas, WVU, and TCU in the conference). Despite Texas’s predictable team title wins year after year at Big 12s, the 100 and 200 breast were both won by Mountaineers last season. Jake Armstrong was 52.59 to win the 100, with Trent Desibio going 1:56.00 to win the 200.

Both Armstrong and Disibio are seniors, so WVU will definitely welcome Molinaro’s entry next fall.

If you have a commitment to report, please send an email with a photo (landscape, or horizontal, looks best) and a quote to [email protected].

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About Karl Ortegon

Karl Ortegon

Karl Ortegon studied sociology at Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT, graduating in May of 2018. He began swimming on a club team in first grade and swam four years for Wesleyan.

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