Mizzou Picks Up Verbal Commitment from Garret Clasen

Photo Courtesy: Garrett Clasen

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NEW COMMIT: Breaststroker and IMer Garrett Clasen has verbally committed to the University of Missouri. Clasen is from Aurora, IL and swims for the West Chicago Sharks

He shared with Swimming World,

“I’m excited to announce my commitment to swim and study at the University of Missouri. Mizzou had it all for me. From the top notch academics, the world class facilities, the team’s goals, and the amazing support staff, I knew right away that it was the right place. I’d like to thank Coach Rhodenbaugh and the rest of the Mizzou staff, my family, and my coaches for making this process so much easier. Go Tigers!”

He’s strongest in breaststroke and IM but is impressively well rounded. His best times include:

  • 200 Breast 2:01.08
  • 100 Breast 55.85
  • 50 Breast 25.98
  • 200 IM 1:48.80
  • 400 IM 3:53.51

When he makes the move to Columbia next fall the Tigers’ breaststroke group will include seniors Nick Staver and Jordan O’Brien. On the IM front the Tigers were led by freshman Nick Alexander last year. He’ll overlap with Clasen for two years.

Kyle LeachDanny Kovac, and Jack Dahlgreen will also dive in next fall.

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  1. Dan Johnson

    West Chicago Sharks’ Garrett Clasen commits to Missouri Tigers! Way to go Garrett! So proud of all you have accomplished in the pool, classroom and life!

Author: Cathleen Pruden

Cathleen Pruden is a 2016 graduate of Mount Holyoke College and the High School Content Manager at Swimming World. She was a four time All-American and a three time Academic All-American for the Lyons. She grew up swimming in and has also coached in Raleigh, North Carolina. Currently she is the Assistant Coach at Bowdoin College.

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