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     Ryota Kuwahara
    Ryota Kuwahara

    Class:
    Junior

    Hometown:
    Buffalo Grove, Ill.

    High School:
    Adlai E Stevenson

    Event:
    Mid-Distance


    03/02/2014

    Swimming & Diving Finishes Third, Fifth At Championships

    Kei Ishimaru claimed the Flames only first-place finish on final day

    03/02/2014

    Swimming & Diving Finishes Third, Fifth At Championships

    Kei Ishimaru claimed the Flames only first-place finish on final day

    02/28/2014

    Swimming & Diving Concludes Day Three of Horizon League Championships

    Final day of competition begins tomorrow at 9 a.m. (CT)

    02/28/2014

    Swimming & Diving Concludes Day Three of Horizon League Championships

    Final day of competition begins tomorrow at 9 a.m. (CT)

    02/26/2014

    Swimming and Diving Concludes First Day Of Championships

    Competition resumes Thursday at 9 a.m. (CT)

    CAREER BEST
    200 Free: 1:41.83 (03/01/2013)
    500 Free: 4:38.46 (03/06/2014)
    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: 52.09 (12/14/2013)
    200 Fly: 1:51.47 (03/02/2013)
    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 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.