Ryan Hoffer Uses Stellar Underwaters to Go Perfect 3-For-3 in Individual Events With 100 Free Victory

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Ryan Hoffer Uses Stellar Underwaters to Go Perfect 3-For-3 in Individual Events With 100 Free Victory

Cal senior Ryan Hoffer dominated the 100 freestyle final in Greensboro to win his third individual NCAA title of the weekend with a 40.89, moving himself up to fourth all-time in the event, improving on his 40.90 best time from this morning. Hoffer adds to his wins this weekend in the 50 free and 100 butterfly as his win helped Cal stay in the team race, sitting behind Texas by 27 points with four events to go.

Hoffer had a lot of hype surrounding him out of high school as he was a 41.23 as a junior in 2015, capturing the attention of a lot of swimming fans when he had stellar underwaters at age 17. He lived up to the hype, capturing his third individual title of the weekend over Texas’ Daniel Krueger (41.59), who had the fastest time in the nation all year, and Drew Kibler (41.59), who made the final in both the 200 and 500 freestyle.

Cal’s Bjorn Seeliger finished in fourth for the Bears at 41.74 as the 400 free relay will certainly get interesting between Texas and Cal at the end of the night.

Alabama’s Matt King (41.76) placed fifth ahead of Florida’s Kieran Smith (41.89), LSU’s Brooks Curry (41.99) and Purdue’s Nikola Acin (42.15).

Both Seeliger and King are freshmen which should make things interesting for the next three years in this event.

California now has 13 NCAA titles in the 100 freestyle as Hoffer joins the likes of Matt Biondi (1985-1987), Bart Kizierowski (1999), Anthony Ervin (2000-2002), Duje Draganja (2003, 2005), and Nathan Adrian (2009-2011) as winners of the event for the Golden Bears.

All-Time Rankings:

  1. 39.90, Caeleb Dressel, Florida, 2018
  2. 40.76, Vladimir Morozov, USC, 2013
  3. 40.80, Dean Farris, Harvard, 2019
  4. 40.83, Bowen Becker, Minnesota, 2019
  5. 40.89, Ryan Hoffer, California, 2021
  6. 40.92, Cesar Cielo, Auburn, 2008

 Event 17  Men 100 Yard Freestyle
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         NCAA: N 39.90  3/24/2018 Caeleb Dressel, Florida
         Meet: M 39.90  3/24/2018 Caeleb Dressel, Florida
     American: A 39.90  3/24/2018 Caeleb Dressel, Florida
   U. S. Open: O 39.90  3/24/2018 Caeleb Dressel, Florida
         Pool: P 40.90  3/27/2021 Ryan Hoffer, California
    Name                 Year School            Prelims     Finals Points 
=========================================================================
                       === Championship Final ===                        
 
  1 Hoffer, Ryan           SR California          40.90      40.89P  20  
    r:+0.66  19.57        40.89 (21.32)
  2 Kibler, Drew           JR Texas               41.45      41.59   16.5
    r:+0.60  19.56        41.59 (22.03)
  2 Krueger, Daniel        JR Texas               41.48      41.59   16.5
    r:+0.69  19.78        41.59 (21.81)
  4 Seeliger, Bjorn        FR California          41.65      41.74   15  
    r:+0.62  19.98        41.74 (21.76)
  5 King, Matt             FR Alabama             41.83      41.76   14  
    r:+0.68  19.98        41.76 (21.78)
  6 Smith, Kieran          JR Florida             41.79      41.89   13  
    r:+0.68  20.19        41.89 (21.70)
  7 Curry, Brooks          SO LSU                 41.77      41.99   12  
    r:+0.58  19.83        41.99 (22.16)
  8 Acin, Nikola           JR Purdue              41.81      42.15   11  
    r:+0.68  20.26        42.15 (21.89)
 
                        === Consolation Final ===                        
 
  9 Brownstead, Matt       FR Virginia            42.20      42.12    9  
    r:+0.61  20.11        42.12 (22.01)
 10 Ramadan, Youssef       FR VT                  42.09      42.25    7  
    r:+0.62  19.92        42.25 (22.33)
 11 Wright, River          SO Michigan            42.47      42.30    6  
    r:+0.63  20.30        42.30 (22.00)
 12 Vera, Blaise           SR Pittsburgh          42.47      42.40    5  
    r:+0.65  19.84        42.40 (22.56)
 13 Friese, Eric           SO Florida             42.45      42.44    4  
    r:+0.68  20.16        42.44 (22.28)
 14 Staka, Chris           SR Texas               42.37      42.47    3  
    r:+0.68  20.09        42.47 (22.38)
 15 Theall, Mark           SR TAMU                42.43      42.62    2  
    r:+0.68  20.38        42.62 (22.24)
 16 Downing, Dillon        SO Georgia             42.45      43.09    1  
    r:+0.66  20.29        43.09 (22.80)
Men - Team Rankings - Through Event 17                  
 
  1. Texas                             502   2. California                        475
  3. Florida                           331   4. Georgia                           237
  5. Indiana                           168   6. Louisville                        159
  7. Texas A&M                         149   8. NC State                          136
  9. Ohio St                           119  10. Virginia                          114
 11. Michigan                          106  12. Arizona                            81
 13. Missouri                           73  14. Virginia Tech                      72
 15. Alabama                            67  16. Lsu                                64
 16. Stanford                           64  18. Purdue                             42
 19. Tennessee                          38  19. University of Miami                38
 21. UNC                                31  22. Georgia Tech                       29
 22. Notre Dame                         29  24. Pittsburgh                         28
 25. Florida St                       24.5  26. Minnesota                          20
 27. Wisconsin                          15  27. Southern California                15
 29. Penn St                            13  30. Kentucky                            9
 31. Utah                              6.5

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