Another for the Wolfpack: World Juniors Silver Medalist David Curtiss Sends 2021 Verbal to NC State

David Curtiss
Photo Courtesy: David Curtiss Instagram (@_davidcurtiss)

NEW COMMIT: NC State has wasted no time receiving early verbal commitments from some of the top swimmers in the class of 2025, and the most recent one from David Curtiss is no exception. The Yardley, Penn. native announced his verbal intention to the Wolfpack via Instagram.

He will join Garrett Boone, Sam Hoover, Aiden Hayes, and Arsenio Bustos in Raleigh at the start of the 2021-22 season.

Curtiss placed fifth in the 50m free at Phillips 66 Nationals this past summer to secure a spot on the 7th FINA World Juniors Championship roster. In Budapest, he swam the fastest time during both prelims and semis en route to earning silver in that event during finals. During the semi-final, he blasted a 21.95 to become only the third 17-18 American ever to do so.

A member of the 2019-20 USA Swimming National Team, Curtiss does his club swimming with Hamilton Y Aquatic Club under coach Susan Welsh. He earned bronze in the 50 free at Juniors East last winter where he also placed 11th in the 100 free. He earned a pair of runner-up finishes at YMCA SCY Nationals in April and won the 50m free at YMCA LCM Nationals in 2018.

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Photo Courtesy: David Curtiss Instagram (@_davidcurtiss)

A current junior at Pennington School, Curtiss is a four-time Eastern Interscholastic League Championship finalist. The NISCA All-American won the 50/100 free combo as a sophomore after placing first and third, respectively, in those events during his freshman season.

His best times include:

  • 50 free – 19.70
  • 100 free – 44.08
  • 100 back – 49.41
  • 100 fly – 50.10

In LCM, his best times include:

  • 50m free – 21.95 (Olympic Trials cut)
  • 100m free – 51.45
  • 100m back – 59.44
  • 100m fly – 57.40

Curtiss will make an immediate impact when he suits up for the Wolfpack at the start of the 2021-22 season both individually and on relays. His best time in the 50 free is already fast enough for an NCAA “B” standard for the 2019-20 season, even with just under two years of club swimming still to go before arriving in college. He would’ve scored in the B-final of the 50 free at the 2019 ACC Championships where NC State earned their fifth-straight conference title.

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Joellen Gross
4 years ago

Congratulations David!!

Greg Christian
Greg Christian
4 years ago

Congrats to NC State on landing an outstanding young man!

Greg Christian
4 years ago

Congrats to NC State for landing a commitment from an outstanding young man who we have had the pleasure to watch at meets for the better part of the last decade. He is a special talent!

Kuppe Baldridge Ivey
4 years ago

NC State is really doing a great job recruiting. Great team, amazing coaches, awesome school. They really are top notch!

Michael Wesley
4 years ago

He is a super cool dude. NC State will be bonkers for the next 5 years. David is pure class.

Norrine Dittrich Armbruster

Congrats to David! See you at Easterns!

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