Stanford Cardinal vs. Wisconsin Badgers
Saturday, Nov. 2 • 11 a.m. (PT)
Stanford, Calif. • Avery Aquatic Center
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• Stanford takes on its second Big Ten Conference foe in as many meets when it plays host to Wisconsin at 11 a.m. (PT) on Saturday at Avery Aquatic Center.
• Stanford won 11 of 16 events to capture an Oct. 12 dual meet with visiting Indiana, 183-111, at Avery Aquatic Center. Stanford went into exhibition mode for the final two events after clinching the team win. The freshmen class had a stellar outing with five first-place finishes among the 12 individual swimming events.
• Stanford opened its season Oct. 4 with an unscored and friendly non-traditional meet with West Coast neighbor UC Santa Cruz.
• The Cardinal is coming off a campaign in which Kristian Ipsen and David Nolan each earned a pair of individual titles as Stanford finished seventh at the 2013 NCAA Championships.
• Stanford set four school records in 2012-13 under the direction of (then) first-year head coach Ted Knapp.
• Wisconsin comes off consecutive losses to Georgia and Minnesota before trekking west for a pair of dual meets. The Badgers face Cal on Friday before heading to The Farm.
• Wisconsin finished sixth at the 2013 Big Ten Championships before placing 13th at the NCAA Championships.
• Justin Buck enters this weekend with the nation’s fastest time to date in the 1,650 free (15:17.37), with Danny Thomson sixth at 15:34.76. David Nolan’s 48.25 in the 100 back in the fourth-fastest time and Max Williamon’s 3:53.78 in the 400 IM is seventh-best among NCAA swimmers.
• Diver Kristen Ipsen was the highest American finisher (12th) in 3-meter (413.35) at 2013 FINA World Championships.
• David Nolan leads all Cardinal returners with 12 All-America citations to his name. Nolan won the 200 IM and 100 back at the 2013 NCAA Championships.
• Tom Kremer was third in the 200 free (1:33.07) at last season’s NCAA Championships while breaking a 26-year old National Age Group record. Kremer bested the 1:33.28 set by two-time Olympic gold medalist Troy Dalbey in 1987.
• Saturday’s meet will follow a traditional 16-event format:
200 Medley Relay
200 Medley Relay
What’s On Tap?
• Following a triple-distance meet at Cal on Nov. 6, Stanford wraps up the fall portion of the swimming schedule at the UNLV Invite (Nov. 21-23).
Goldman Family Director of Men’s Swimming Ted Knapp breaks down the matchup with Wisconsin …
“This weekend will be a great opportunity to race at the midpoint of our heavy training cycle. Many of the races will have great matchups, and will really help set us up for the UNLV Invite in three weeks to wrap up the fall portion of the schedule.”