May 30, 2012
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IOWA CITY, Iowa — Thirteen prep student-athletes will join the University of Iowa men’s swimming and diving team this fall, head coach Marc Long announced Wednesday.
“Our incoming class represents an outstanding and talented group of individuals,” said Long. “They’ve proven themselves as winners in the pool and classroom. We’re excited to have them join our program. The future looks bright for the Hawkeyes.”
Jackson Allen, a native of Monona, Wis., was an All-American and state champion in multiple events at Monona High School. He was also a team MVP and team captain. Allen is coached by Kelly Huson and Matt Pircon (HS) and Shane Ryan and Michael Rudie (USS) at Madison East YMCA.
Allen’s Best Times
50 Freestyle: 20.99
100 Freestyle: 46.17
200 Freestyle: 1:41.67
100 Butterfly: 50.34
Matt Boyd, a native of Clinton, Iowa, is a two-time Iowa state champion, team captain, All-American and Junior National qualifier out of Clinton High School. He is a member of the National Honor Society and is a USA Swimming Scholastic All-American. Boyd, who also lettered in cross country and track and field in high school, is coached by Tony Hunter, Albert Hayton (HS) and Ross Burns, Steve Erling (USS) at River City Aquatics.
Boyd’s Best Times
100 Backstroke: 51.06
200 Backstroke: 1:53.19
100 Breaststroke: 58.96
200 IM: 1:53.50
David Ernstsson, a native of Stockholm, Sweden, who attends Kartorps Gymnasium, is a Swedish youth champion and a Swedish Olympic trial qualifier. He swims for Stockholm Polisens SIM IF and is coached by Sven Rowe Malmberg.
Ernstsson’s Best Times
50 Freestyle SCM: 22.66, (20.30 SCY Converted)
100 Freestyle SCM: 48.91, (43.82 SCY Converted)
200 Freestyle SCM: 1:48.19, (1:36.94 SCY Converted)
100 Butterfly SCM: 54.58, (48.90 SCY Converted)
Charles Holliday, a native of Rock Island, Ill., attends Rock Island High School, where he is the sectional record holder in the 50 freestyle. He is also all-state and an All-American in the 50 freestyle. Last season he was a member of the IHSA Scholastic team. Holliday, who was a member of the 2012 IHSA Scholastic team, is coached by Grant Bramer at Rock Island High School and Demian Warner at Lane 4 Aquatics.
Holliday’s Best Times
50 Freestyle 21.04
100 Freestyle 47.04
Maverick Hovey, a native of Eden Prairie, Minn., was a state champion in the 100 butterfly and the 200 and 400 freestyle relays at Eden Prairie High School. He is an All-American and Junior National qualifier. Hovey, a member of the National Honor Society and a USA Swimming Scholastic All-American, is coached by Kelly Boston (HS) and Kate Lundsten at Aquajets Swim Team.
Hovey’s Best Times
200 Freestyle: 1:40.97
100 Butterfly: 49.52
Seth Lane, a native of Waupaca, Wis., was the 2010 Wisconsin long course state champion in the 50 free and 100 back at Waupaco High School. Lane is a member of the Spanish National Honor Society and is a USA Swimming Scholastic All-American. He is coached by Fox Valley Wave head coach Curt Beutler.
Lane’s Best Times
50 Free: 20.95
100 Back: 51.89
Mike Nelson, a native of Tempe, Ariz., attends Brophy College Preparatory, where he is two-time state individual champion, four-time state team champion and an All-American. Nelson is an Olympic Trial qualifier in the 100 breaststroke, a member of the National Honor Society and is a USA Swimming Scholastic All-American. Nelson is coached by Pat O’Neill (HS) and Coley Stickels (USS) at the Phoenix Swim Club.
Nelson’s Best Times
100 Breaststroke: 56.73, 1:04.28 LCM, (55.02 SCY converted)
200 Breaststroke: 2:05.41
Tyler Nichols, a native of Marshall, Mo., is the Missouri state champion in the 100 breaststroke out of Marshall High School. He is a national qualifier in the 200 IM and a member of the National Honor Society. He is coached by Jillian Pointer (HS) and Mike Ballard (USS) at Heart of America Swim Club.
Nichols Best Times
100 Breaststroke: 57.01
200 Breaststroke: 2:04.80
200 IM: 1:51.08
Quillan Oak, a native of Detroit Lakes, Minn., was the Minnesota state champion in the 100 breaststroke, holds four Detroit Lakes High School records and is an All-American. He is a Junior National qualifier and is coached by Rian Heimark (HS) and Pat Anderson (USS) at Marlins Swim Club.
Oak’s Best Times
100 Breaststroke: 56.62
200 Breaststroke: 2:02.55
200 Freestyle: 1:41.97
Andrew Parker, a native of Highlands Ranch, Colo., attends Rock Canyon High School, where he is an all-state performer, state champion and five-time state finalist. Parker is a Junior National qualifier and is coached by Matt Beck at Highlands Ranch Aquatics.
Parker’s Best Times
500 Free: 4:33.94
100 Back: 50.60
200 Back: 1:49.77
Luke Snow is a native of Springfield, Mo., and attends Glendale High School, where he was a state champion in the 100 and 200 freestyle. Snow, who is an All-American and Junior National qualifier, is a member of the National Honor Society and is a USA Swimming Scholastic All-American. He is coached by Dave Collins and Steve Boyce(HS) and Dave Collins (USS) at Missouri State Aquatics.
Snow’s Best Times
100 Freestyle: 46.06
200 Freestyle: 1:40.62
Roman Trussov, a native of UST-Kamenogorsk, Kazakhstan, has been ranked in the top 50 in the world in the 50 and 100 breaststroke. Trussov competed in the third annual FINA World Juniors in Lima, Peru, in 2011. He is coached by Safanova Anna Losifovna at the National Team of Kazakh.
Trussov’s Best Times
50 Breaststroke: LCM 28.47, (24.28 SCY Converted)
100 Breaststroke: LCM 1:01.81, (52.91 SCY Converted)
200 Breaststroke: LCM 2:16.50, (1:57.12 SCY Converted)
Michael Ubert, a native of Burlington, Vt., is a USA swimming Junior National qualifier out of South Burlington High School. Ubert, who is a member of the National Honor Society, swims for Green Mountain Aquatics and is coached by Laura Matuszak.
Ubert’s Best Times
500 Freestyle 4:34.43
1000 Freestyle 9:18.09
1650 Freestyle 15:50.84