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Four Badgers to compete at U.S. World Championship trials




June 25, 2013

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- The Wisconsin men’s and women’s swimming and diving programs have qualified four athletes for this week’s 2013 Phillips 66 National Championships and World Championship Trials in Indianapolis, Ind.

The five-day meet begins Tuesday, June 25, at the University of Indiana Natatorium.

Wisconsin will be represented in a total of 10 events, with all UW athletes beginning competition on Wednesday. Former Badgers and current U.S. National Team members, Ashley Wanland and 2013 grad Michael Weiss, will compete in six of the events. A pair of Big Ten individual champions and 2013 NCAA All-Americans, Drew teDuits and Ivy Martin, will also represent the Cardinal and White at the trials.

Weiss and teDuits, the 2013 NCAA 200-yard backstroke champion, open their events on Wednesday.

Weiss begins his journey of qualifying for a spot on the U.S. World Championships squad by swimming in the 200-meter freestyle. The Reno, Nev., native will join Olympic Gold medalists Ryan Lochte, Richard Berens and Conor Dwyer in the event.

Following an NCAA title this past season, teDuits looks to sustain that momentum in the 200-meter backstroke on Wednesday. The sophomore is seeded sixth and will see many of the same U.S. National Team members that he defeated in the 100-yard backstroke during his remarkable performance at the Charlotte Grand Prix in May.

Weiss and teDuits continue competition on Thursday, along with Wanland. Weiss will take to the water to compete in his specialty, the 400 individual medley, while teDuits hits the pool for the 50-meter backstroke. Wanland will compete in the 50-meter breaststroke on Thursday as well.

All three return to action on Friday, as Weiss will try his hand in the 400-meter freestyle, teDuits will compete in the 100-yard backstroke and Wanland is set to participate in the 100-meter breaststroke.

On Saturday, Weiss and Martin are the lone Badgers set to compete. Weiss takes to the pool for the final time at the World Championship trials to take part in the 200 individual medley, while Martin will swim in the 50-meter freestyle race.

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