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  1. #31
    Quote Originally Posted by dgong View Post

    1) Janardin Burns has apparently decided not to swim his final his final year of eligibility. His parents told me last year that Janardin was focusing on academics. Good for him.
    Janardin scored points at Pac 12s last year and competed at NCAAs in the distant free events.

    SwimSwam late as usual, with even less info than dgong's inside scoop hehe

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    CAL DISTANCE SPECIALIST JANARDAN BURNS MISSING FROM 2016-17 ROSTER


    https://swimswam.com/cal-distance-sp...016-17-roster/


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    Last edited by UrsusArctosCalifornicus; 10-06-2016 at 09:49 AM.

  2. #32
    Quote Originally Posted by UrsusArctosCalifornicus View Post

    Hopefully someone planning to attend tomorrow's dual v. the Pacific Tigers can confirm Albert & Andrea's absences, maybe even ask someone from the men's team/coaching staff about this? (assuming they would be willing to divulge the details!)

    Should be a great meet, get to check out all the exciting froskis, cheer on Murph & the seniors in their last season, etc.

    Would love to stop by Spieker but unfortunately I'm no longer based in the Bay Area - dgong, longseeker, you guys going?
    UAC,

    I am planning to attend and will confirm roster questions. I am assuming Andrea has decided to remain in Italy and train with national team. With the size of the incoming class, 10 freshmen (including one diver and two internationals) and two transfers, the numbers do not add up to include Vergani.

    Where's Albert?

    Beaverbob's update re Albert Gwo also appears to confirm that Gwo's absence from the listed roster is more than an input glitch. However, his Facebook page still notes that he "studies at UC Berkeley" so there is still hope. My attempts to get Ben Enos to comment on Albert and Andrea failed but I would like to receive "official" confirmation regarding the final roster from anybody connected to the program. I am a donor, but not an insider.

    I just find it amusing that with the men's opening home dual meet less than 24 hours away, there is no news capsule on Calbears.com.
    Last edited by dgong; 10-06-2016 at 02:01 PM.

  3. #33
    Quote Originally Posted by dgong View Post

    I just find it amusing that with the men's opening home dual meet less than 24 hours away, there is no news capsule on Calbears.com.
    The news is up now on Calbears.com as well as the Facebook page. The PDF press release confirms that Janardan Burns, Albert Gwo, David Puczkowski, Harrison Thai, and Andrea Vergani are not on the roster this year. So, that's that.

    Team photos now on ISI Photos (UAC, care to comment on the lighting? I actually think the lens used might have been too wide ....)

    Also, I miss the video previews of every meet, which were posted in years past. Since Cal Athletics's media rights are transitioning from IMG College to Learfield, maybe there is a different digital media strategy coming into play soon.
    Last edited by beaverbear; 10-07-2016 at 01:17 PM. Reason: Team photos posted.

  4. #34
    OK, because it's now been posted publicly on Instagram:

    Ryan Murphy and Jonathan Fiepke won't be swimming in today's meet against UOP. They are in Knoxville for Seth Stubblefield's wedding this weekend. Ryan is a groomsman, along with Adam Hinshaw. Congratulations again to Seth and Lauren.

    I'm sure the meet will be great this afternoon. Can't wait to hear dgong and others' on-deck reports, and analyze the resulting times and stats.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beaverbear View Post
    OK, because it's now been posted publicly on Instagram:

    Ryan Murphy and Jonathan Fiepke won't be swimming in today's meet against UOP. They are in Knoxville for Seth Stubblefield's wedding this weekend. Ryan is a groomsman, along with Adam Hinshaw. Congratulations again to Seth and Lauren.
    Guessing Cathy Durden is there too. This was posted on her twitter acct. 3 hrs ago.
    "Just arrived in Knoxville -fried pickles it is!"


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    BEARS KICK OFF FALL WITH STRONG SHOWING

    10/7/2016 4:43 PM | By: Cal Athletics



    Michael Jensen Got His Cal Career Started Friday Vs. Pacific (Skip Stubbs)




    http://www.calbears.com/news/2016/10...g-showing.aspx


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    Any sighting of coach Durden at the meet?

    Since wife in Hee Haw country and article only quoted assist. coach Yuri perhaps Dave at wedding too or I guess he could take a red eye flight out too.

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    100/200 Freestylers Highlight Men's Weekly Honors



    Cal freshman phenom Michael Jensen made a splash in his collegiate debute. Jensen powered Cal to an easy win over Pacific while posting a 43.31, just 0.55 off of his lifetime best in the 100 freestyle. For his performances, Jensen is this week's National Collegiate Swimmer-of-the-Week.

    In addition to National Swimmers-of-the-Week, CollegeSwimming selected thirty-six conference swimmers of the week.

    Division I........Jensen, Michael........California
    Pac-12...........Norman, Nicholas C...California


    https://www.collegeswimming.com/news...s-of-the-week/


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    10 Men to Watch this College Season




    Backstroke

    6. Ryan Murphy



    The undisputed king of backstroke returns to Cal for the final time. Boasting the fastest times in history in the 100 and 200 yard backstrokes (43.49 and 1:35.73), Murphy will look to team up with Connor Hoppe, Matthew Josa, and Long Gutierrez to form a deadly medley relay combo for the Golden Bears. Murphy adds a topflight 200 IM (1:40.27) which makes him an NCAA title contender along with Licon of Texas. Both men have a chance to join David Nolan in the sub-1:40 club this season.


    Butterfly

    9. Matthew Josa



    Matthew Josa arrives in Berkeley after spending his first two years of eligibility at Division II Queens University and training with David Marsh at SwimMac Elite. Josa is by far the biggest transfer in the NCAA this year and will go a long way towards maintaining points lost to the graduation of Josh Prenot and Jacob Pebley. His 44.89 100 fly is over a second faster than teammate Justin Lynch, who he will likely take the place of in the medley relays. Josa has immediate scoring potential in multiple events: along with the 100 fly, which he would have taken a close 4th behind Conger (44.87), Josa’s 200 IM (1:41.94) would have taken 7th. His 200 fly (1:42.96) would have also sneaked into the B final to make him a triple event threat.


    Honorable Mentions

    Andrew Seliskar – California



    http://www.swimmingworldmagazine.com...ollege-season/



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    Last edited by UrsusArctosCalifornicus; 10-19-2016 at 01:37 PM. Reason: photo

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    Pacific to host Cal men’s swim among other schools for invitational




    http://www.dailycal.org/2016/10/20/p...-invitational/


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    BEARS HEAD TO STOCKTON FOR PACIFIC INVITATIONAL




    http://www.calbears.com/news/2016/10...itational.aspx


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    Cal Men's Swimming: Pacific Meet Preview




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    Last edited by UrsusArctosCalifornicus; 10-21-2016 at 01:14 PM. Reason: youtube

  11. #41

    2016-2017 Roster

    Quote Originally Posted by beaverbear View Post
    The news is up now on Calbears.com as well as the Facebook page. The PDF press release confirms that Janardan Burns, Albert Gwo, David Puczkowski, Harrison Thai, and Andrea Vergani are not on the roster this year. So, that's that.

    Team photos now on ISI Photos
    Team photos also (finally) posted to the 2016-17 M Swimming & Diving Roster page.

    Confirms the absence of the aforementioned, at least for now.

    Matthew Josa & Ivan Grigorishin are present, do look forward to seeing them in action in the pool, hopefully soon.

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    2016-2017 MEN’S NCAA POWER RANKINGS – OCTOBER EDITION


    Morgan Priestley | October 27th, 2016




    20. Virginia Tech Hokies (2016 NCAA FINISH: #19)

    19. Wisconsin Badgers (2016 NCAA FINISH: #18)

    18. UNC Tar Heels (2016 NCAA FINISH: #26)

    17. Minnesota Golden Gophers (2016 NCAA FINISH: 20)

    16. Ohio State (2016 NCAA FINISH: #15)

    15. Arizona Wildcats (2016 NCAA FINISH: #16)

    14. USC Trojans (2016 NCAA FINISH: #13)

    13. Tennessee Volunteers (2016 NCAA FINISH: #7)


    12. Stanford Cardinal (2016 NCAA FINISH: #14)

    The Cardinal have had just one day of competition, so we don’t know much yet about how they plan to improve upon their worst NCAA finish since 1979. Sam Perry should hold down the sprints, and True Sweetser (already 4:21.8/15:03.0 in the 500/1650) is a double-distance threat.


    11. Auburn Tigers (2016 NCAA FINISH: #10)

    10. Missouri Tigers (2016 NCAA FINISH: #8)

    9. Louisville Cardinals (2016 NCAA FINISH: #11)

    8. Michigan Wolverines (2016 NCAA FINISH: #12)

    7. Alabama Crimson Tide (2016 NCAA FINISH: #6)

    6. Indiana Hoosiers (2016 NCAA FINISH: #9)


    5. Georgia Bulldogs (2016 NCAA FINISH: #5)

    Downed UNC in their opener. With Chase Kalisz back, and freshman star Javier Acevedo already contributing, the Bulldogs have a real shot at grabbing a team trophy at NCAA’s.


    4. NC State Wolfpack (2016 NCAA FINISH: #4)

    No more Simonas Bilis, but Olympian Ryan Held looks like he can handle the sprinting duties himself; he’s already been 19.47 and 43.74 in the 50 and 100 freestyle. Anton Ipsen is red-hot, as well, dropping the nation’s only sub-15-minute 1650 (14:57.58).


    3. Florida Gators (2016 NCAA FINISH: #3)

    Caeleb Dressel is the straw that stirs the drink, but Jan Switkowski and Mark Szaranek are who make the Gators dangerous from a team perspective. The kicker will be if freshman Chandler Bray can develop enough to take over the breaststroke leg from Dressel on the medley relays.


    2. California Golden Bears (2016 NCAA FINISH: #2)

    No Matt Josa yet, but the rest of #1 freshmen class in the country is already showing up big. Michael Jensen dropped a 43.22 in the 100 free earlier this month, good for the nation’s top time.


    1. Texas Longhorns (2016 NCAA FINISH: #)

    Defeated Florida, but fell to Indiana in a tri-meet to open the season. No matter; the Longhorns were without Joe Schooling, Ryan Harty, and Will Licon. It will be interesting to see if the squad is fully intact for their showdown against NC State next weekend.




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    Matt Josa To Compete In Italy, Will Join Cal Roster For Second Semester



    Division II NCAA champ and national record-holder Matthew Josa won’t compete for the California Golden Bears until next semester, and in the meantime will compete in the Nico Sapio Trophy along with some notable Cal alumni.

    Josa, a multi-time national champ for Queens University in his two years at the Division II level, was rumored to be transferring out to the Division I level as early as March of this year. In July, he settled on the University of California, where he appeared set to swim out his final two years of college eligibility.

    Now, a source close to the program tells SwimSwam Josa will begin competing for the Golden Bears in the spring semester. That would likely give him a shot at the NCAA and Pac-12 Championships, which take place in March.

    In the meantime, Josa is one of a number of notable swimmers with Cal connections competing in the Nico Sapio Trophy in Balzano, Italy this week. The meet is also set to include Olympic champ Anthony Ervin along with Madison Kennedy and Jacob Pebley.


    https://swimswam.com/matt-josa-compe...cond-semester/


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  14. #44
    Interesting, but still don't get swimming gray shirts. He's training at Cal, so he's paying rent but not enrolled. NBD on Fall duals, but doesn't make sense unless his scholly $s are going to the final semester of a swimmer who's out of eligibility and is finishing their degree.

  15. #45
    USC's swim programs have been doing this second semester thing(Codorolli et al) for years now. I don't like it but just hope Josa gets the times he needs for NCAA's. Wonder if Gwo and maybe Vergani are doing the same thing. Hope to see some of you at the Stanford meet this Wednesday.The weather should be much better than what we have had these past few days.




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