Westby’s Shoulder

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    • #11983
      The15mMark
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      I know that the majority of D3 teams start official practices on Monday, having had 2 – 3 weeks of captain’s practices all ready. I haven’t heard much about Westby as far as whether he did any of those, how his shoulder is, etc… Can any of the Oles that explore this fantastic site clarify any of this for us? Maybe even Westby himself?

    • #30758
      swim5599
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      Yeah I would love to know, because this is my preseason pick for swimmer of the year

    • #30759
      The15mMark
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      I bet you do. It would probably change your mind if he was unable to swim, huh?

    • #30760
      swim5599
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      well that would be pretty obvious

    • #30761
      iswimfar
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      I heard from a St. Olaf source that Westby wasn’t even participating in full captain’s practice. apparently he’s only been kicking. maybe he’ll get back into the swing of things once the season really starts, though. It’ll be tough either way for Westby, and Olaf in general, considering he’s injured.

    • #30762
      The15mMark
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      iswimfar:

      Can you comment as to the extent of his injury? What is it, where is it, etc…? I’m sure there are more than just swim5599 and myself interested. Maybe even find out if he plans to train with the team or on his own schedule? Will he be ready for the GAC/Olaf dual??

    • #30763
      iswimfar
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      the swimmer i know from olaf told me that nelson has been practicing with the team, but the majority of his time has been spent kicking in lane 6. as to what his injury is exactly, i’m unsure of. who knows if he’ll be in good condition for the gac/olaf dual, but even if he can’t swim butterfly anymore, he’s still quite the breaststroker.

    • #30764
      The15mMark
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      Well atleast he is able to train. Even if it is only kicking. I think I remember hearing that Marie Marsman (Carleton class of ’04?) used to only kick at practice up until a big meet when she’d slowly work in to a couple thousand before the meet since her shoulders were so bad. Hard to belive that a national recordholder can hardly lift a pencil above her head….

      As far as the GAC/Olaf dual is concerned, I’m sure that regardless of his training level at that point Westby will be able to produce. Maybe not well enough to take firsts, but certainly well enough to score points.

      iswimfar:
      You should do some more digging into this informant of yours and figure out exactly what his injury is. That would give all of us alums and diehards out here something to ponder about for a while, as well as giving a little insight as to when we can expect him to recover or be able to train fully.

    • #30765
      swim5599
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      Yeah I have seen several people spend a few months on a kick board only and go out and burn it up, so with his talent level there might still be a chance he could have a decent year.

    • #30766

      Jeff Klug broke (sprained, I don’t remember) his wrist fall of his senior year and spent 6 weeks kicking and doing intense leg dryland. When he was healthy his underwater kicking improved immensely. I know he went a LTB in the 100 back that year, and I believe in the 200 as well. It really made us rethink how much leg intensity and kicking we did in the early part of the season.

    • #30767
      swim5599
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      Josh Boss is another example. I believe he broke a bone in his wrist his senior year, which of course did not stop him from going 54.7 and 1:59.3

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