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Ryota Kuwahara
Ryota  Kuwahara

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Buffalo Grove, Ill.

High School:
Adlai E Stevenson

Event:
Mid-Distance


06/30/2015

Swimming & Diving programs Nominated for Scholar All-American Honor

Flames had six athletes earn a 4.0 grade-point-average during the Spring semester

02/25/2015

UIC Wraps Day One at Horizon League Championships

Whitney Johnson placed second in the one-meter dive

02/25/2015

UIC Wraps Day One at Horizon League Championships

Whitney Johnson placed second in the one-meter dive

02/24/2015

Horizon League Swimming & Diving Championships Begin Wednesday

Flames poised to make big splash at 2015 League Championships

02/24/2015

Horizon League Swimming & Diving Championships Begin Wednesday

Flames poised to make big splash at 2015 League Championships

Kuwahara's Individual Results

CAREER BEST
50 Free: 23.70 (11/03/2012)
200 Free: 1:41.83 (03/01/2013)
500 Free: 4:38.50 (02/26/2015)
1000 Free: 9:35.59 (02/26/2014)
1650 Free: 16:03.66 (02/26/2014)
50 Fly: 24.56 (11/18/2012)
100 Fly: 51.02 (11/22/2014)
200 Fly: 1:50.24 (02/28/2015)
100 Back: 53.37 (03/06/2014)
200 Back: 1:57.83 (03/06/2014)
200 IM: 1:56.91 (02/26/2014)
400 IM: 4:19.35 (10/26/2013)

AS A JUNIOR (2014-15): Placed fourth in the 200 free (1:48.02), fifth in the 200 fly (1:58.94), fourth in the 500 free (4:53.22) and third in the 400 free relay (3:18.98) versus Wright State (Oct. 11) … earned third in the 200 fly (1:52.76), fifth in the 500 free (4:46.02) and third in the 400 free relay (3:14.40) against Northwestern and Oakland (Oct. 25) … came in second in the 1650 free (16:25.28), translating to a seventh place spot in the Horizon League regular season standings and third in the 500 free (4:51.56) versus Milwaukee (Nov. 8) … took home third in the 1000 free (9:52.90), translating to a 10th place spot in the Horizon League regular season standings, third in the 200 fly (1:55.59) and fifth in the 400 free relay (3:14.16) versus Olivet Nazarene (Nov. 14) … had a time of 1:52.45 in the 200 fly at the TRY Invite (Nov. 23) leading to a fifth place spot in the Horizon League regular season standings for the 200 fly … came in first in the 1000 free (9:49.10), second in the 500 free (4:47.73) and first in the 400 free relay (3:07.26) against Green Bay (Jan. 10) … claimed second in the 200 fly (1:53.45) versus Valparaiso (Jan. 17) … placed first in the 200 fly (1:54.43) and second in the 500 free (4:45.64) versus Cleveland State (Feb. 6) … collected a fifth place finish in the 200 fly (1:50.24) at the Horizon League Championship (Feb. 25-28).

AS A SOPHOMORE (2013-14):
Earned second place in the 200 free (1:44.74) against Wright State... Placed second in the 1650 free (16:18.56) and fifth in the 200 back (2:00.02) versus Milwaukee... Took home first place in the 1650 free (16:43.23) and 200 fly (1:56.85) against Valparaiso... Placed third in the 200 fly (1:56.95) versus Green Bay... Earned first place in the 200 fly (1:53.28) and third place in the 1000 free (9:43.53) against Oakland... Captured first place in the 1000 free (9:49.52), second in the 500 free (4:46.81) and third in the 400 IM (4:19.35) against Eastern Illinois and IUPUI... Placed eighth in the 1650 free (4:19.35) and seventh in the 200 fly (1:54.47) at the Northwestern TYR Invitational... Took home first place in the 200 fly (1:56.58), fourth in the 100 fly (52.09) and fourth in the 200 free (1:46.39) against Olivet Nazarene and Western Illinois... Placed second in the 200 fly (1:54.63) and fourth in the 500 free (4:50.12) versus Cleveland State... Earned fifth in the 200 fly (1:52.30), seventh in the 1650 free (16:03.66) and eighth in the 1000 free (9:35.59) at the Horizon League Championships.

AS A FRESHMAN (2012-13): Came in second in the 200 free (1:47.37) at Wright State (10/13) ... won the 1000 free (9:56.60) against Eastern Illinois (10/27) ... at Milwaukee (11/03), captured second in the 200 fly (1:55.66) and fourth in the 100 fly (53.34) ... finished fourth versus IIT (11/10) in the 1000 free (10:18.60) and 100 back (56.58) ... competed in the prelims and finals of the 500 free, 100 back, 50 fly, 100 fly and 200 fly at the TYR Invitational (11/16-18) ... collected fourth place in the 200 free (1:51.57) and 500 free (5:02.31) at Western Illinois (12/15) ... claimed first place in the 200 fly (1:52.51) against Green Bay (01/12) and fourth in the 200 free (1:47.40) and 500 free (4:47.19) ... took second in the 100 fly (53.37) at Valparaiso (01/26) ... placed first in the 200 fly (1:52.55) and third in the 1000 free (9:50.34) against Cleveland State (02/02) ... at the Horizon League Championships (02/27-03/02), swam the 200 IM (2:00.65) prelims and 1000 free (9:50.35), and finished sixth overall in the 200 fly (1:51.47, 1:52.57) and eighth in the 200 free (1:41.83, 1:42.53).

PREP AND PERSONAL:
Team captain his senior season at Adlai E. Stevenson (Ill.) ... four-time Conference and two-time Sectional Champion ... four-time all-county and two-time all-state and all-conference honoree ... all-american in the 200 free relay his senior season ... undefeated season as a sophomore and senior ... ranked 13th at the NISCA national dual meet ... member of the Patriot Aquatic Club where he held multiple records ... NCSA and Speedo Junior Nationals Qualifier ... placed 19th at 2012 NCSA Junior Nationals ... biggest athletics thrill to date is swimming in the relay that out-touched Warren High School to win the conference meet ... born June 24, 1994 in Sagamihara, Japan ... son of Masa and Utako Kuwahara ... has one sister, Yuka ... currently enrolled as a Biological Sciences major.

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