Originally Posted by dgong
SwimSwam late as usual, with even less info than dgong's inside scoop hehe
CAL DISTANCE SPECIALIST JANARDAN BURNS MISSING FROM 2016-17 ROSTER
Last edited by UrsusArctosCalifornicus; 10-06-2016 at 09:49 AM.
Originally Posted by UrsusArctosCalifornicus
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.
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.
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.
Originally Posted by dgong
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.
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.
Guessing Cathy Durden is there too. This was posted on her twitter acct. 3 hrs ago.
Originally Posted by beaverbear
"Just arrived in Knoxville -fried pickles it is!"
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)
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.
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
Pacific to host Cal men’s swim among other schools for invitational
BEARS HEAD TO STOCKTON FOR PACIFIC INVITATIONAL
Cal Men's Swimming: Pacific Meet Preview
Last edited by UrsusArctosCalifornicus; 10-21-2016 at 01:14 PM.
Team photos also (finally) posted to the 2016-17 M Swimming & Diving Roster page.
Originally Posted by beaverbear
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.