Minnesota Grand Prix

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    • #12787
      Monti
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      In case anyone was curious to see this, Westby is also swimming at the Minnesota Grand Prix this weekend. Any other MIAC swimmers competing?

      Click to access Grand%20Prix%20Psych.pdf

    • #40337
      Tiger2
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      Also at the Grand Prix,
      Kate Alexander and Kale Zicafoose from Carleton.
      And Ted Marshall, I think.

    • #40338
      wonderboy33
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      I noticed Andrew Mering and Brian Kilgour from Carleton. Also, I see there’s a Peter J. Mullee from Minnesota. He wouldn’t happen to be related to the Mullee’s of St. Thomas fame, would he?

    • #40339
      openwater
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      @wonderboy33 wrote:

      Also, I see there’s a Peter J. Mullee from Minnesota. He wouldn’t happen to be related to the Mullee’s of St. Thomas fame, would he?

      “Little” brother

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      I don’t see any of the Gustavus athletes entered in the meet. I thought that maybe Ziegler, Stewart, Hanson, and/or one of the Davis’ may show up, but I guess not.

    • #40341
      The Pork
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      did someone really delete my post?

    • #40342
      Tiger2
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      Some good results for Westby so far.
      Hey do you think he’ll want to swim finals this evening? Ha ha.
      http://www.gophersports.com/fls/8400/stats/index.htm

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      @The Pork wrote:

      did someone really delete my post?

      No, I split the posts about the Grand Prix from the ones about the dual meet. You’re comment is still intact, just in a different place.

    • #40344

      @Tiger2 wrote:

      Some good results for Westby so far.
      Hey do you think he’ll want to swim finals this evening? Ha ha.
      http://www.gophersports.com/fls/8400/stats/index.htm

      I’m going to guess that he’ll want to swim the dual meet. Just a guess though. Hopefully we won’t be tired from competing this morning and the travel for tonight’s meet!

    • #40345
      silentp
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      @Tiger2 wrote:

      Some good results for Westby so far.
      Hey do you think he’ll want to swim finals this evening? Ha ha.
      http://www.gophersports.com/fls/8400/stats/index.htm

      I really hope you are being sarcastic by saying “good” (and i think you are). I don’t know how much rest he got between these events or if he took a day or 2 off before this to rest, but to go 57.6, 50.3 and 1:54.4 in 1 session, and probably within an hour, maybe a bit more, of each other, is just wow.

      GREAT swimming.

    • #40346
      lirpa
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      I agree, that is a heck of a morning. Wonder what kind of show he’ll put on tonight.

      I feel like Westby has gotten to the point when it will only be noteworthy when he has a swim that isn’t amazing. This guy is all fast, all the time. Didn’t he spend winter term abroad last year, come back and win 200im at NCAAs?

      The guy is a beast.

    • #40347
      The Treat
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      @silentp wrote:

      @Tiger2 wrote:

      Some good results for Westby so far.
      Hey do you think he’ll want to swim finals this evening? Ha ha.
      http://www.gophersports.com/fls/8400/stats/index.htm

      I really hope you are being sarcastic by saying “good” (and i think you are). I don’t know how much rest he got between these events or if he took a day or 2 off before this to rest, but to go 57.6, 50.3 and 1:54.4 in 1 session, and probably within an hour, maybe a bit more, of each other, is just wow.

      GREAT swimming.

      yeah, that is pretty incredible. i dont know what he usually brings his 2IM back in, but i’m guessing he was hurting pretty bad (27.3).

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      @lirpa wrote:

      I agree, that is a heck of a morning. Wonder what kind of show he’ll put on tonight.

      If I had to speculate I’d say that he’ll put on the show everyone has come to expect of him. He’ll swim big when his teams needs him, regardless of how he’s feeling.

    • #40349
      Tiger2
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      @lirpa wrote:

      Didn’t he spend winter term abroad last year, come back and win 200im at NCAAs?

      I believe the “winter term abroad” story was just a silly rumor started last year by some wishful-thinking GAC alum.
      Like the “Jason Timmer transfer to GAC” story.

    • #40350
      wonderboy33
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      He’s basically swimming his finals session at the dual meet tonight. It’s just one day of prelims/finals, I think he will be fine. Does anyone else think it would be more important for his development to swim finals at the Grand Prix instead of the dual meet tonight? I know it’s a controversial topic since this dual meet has been talked about on this forum for so long and that so many of us live for this day. Having said that, the experience of swimming finals at this level can’t be overlooked. If the Hauck’s had nuts, they would worry less about this dual meet win (as it’s probably a given anyways) and have him swim finals. There is more to life than D3 and I’m prepared to get shot for saying it. By the way, this is coming from someone who swam for a Hauck.

    • #40351

      @wonderboy33 wrote:

      Does anyone else think it would be more important for his development to swim finals at the Grand Prix instead of the dual meet tonight

      I don’t think that one way or the other it will affect his development as an athlete. Swimming finals tonight at the U would allow him to compete against an entirely different crowd, so I suppose there is something to be gained from that experience. But at the same time I think he will gain a lot from swimming in the atmosphere tonight. As you said, there is more to life than D3 but I also think there is more to swimming than competing. Swimming is much to intense of a sport to not have fun in. The meet tonight teaches members of both teams how to swim fast while having fun. Having been a part of this meet many times, both as a competitor and spectator, I can say that the team that has more fun has the edge.

      @wonderboy33 wrote:

      If the Hauck’s had nuts, they would worry less about this dual meet win (as it’s probably a given anyways) and have him swim finals.

      I don’t think that nuts has anything to with it. I think that with the level experience that Bob and Dave bring to the equation, they know how much this meet is worth. It’s a great way for Gustavus and Olaf to gauge not only where they are at, but also where the competition is. I don’t think either coaching staff is worried about where they finish tonight; they are gunning for Conference and/or Nationals. I said it once before, but I think I’ll say it again here. Winning this meet is a confidence boost. Losing this meet is a motivation boost. Which is more powerful? It’s hard to say exactly. In my opinion, it’s sometimes easier to take the throne than to hold it. Holds true on the snow pile in middle school yards, holds true here.

      @wonderboy33 wrote:

      By the way, this is coming from someone who swam for a Hauck.

      Which era? Did you pleasure of training with Casson?

    • #40352
      wonderboy33
      Member

      Yeah, I get the team aspect, but I think it’s fun to compete at the highest level possible. Westby will have plenty of opportunities to compete with the team and I think it might have been a motivation to get the team to step up and compete in his absence. I think the coach of a D1 program would have no problem with a kid competing Nationally or Internationally if it interfered with their dual meet schedule. The goal is the end of the season, who cares about dual meet wins? Oh, and I actually trained with the Eden Prairie Foxjets USS Club, coached by Tad Hauck, Bob’s older brother.

    • #40353

      @wonderboy33 wrote:

      Oh, and I actually trained with the Eden Prairie Foxjets USS Club, coached by Tad Hauck, Bob’s older brother.

      I thought you’re statement about swimming for “a Hauck” was a little vague. Now I get why. 🙂

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