Roman Willets
Roman Willets

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Whitehouse, Ohio

High School:
St. Francis de Sales

Event:
Freestyle


04/15/2013

U-M Student-Athletes Recognized at Annual Academic Awards Banquet

U-M Student-Athletes Recognized at Annual Academic Awards Banquet

03/10/2013

Five Wolverines Earn NCAA 'B' Cuts at OSU Last-Ditch Qualifier

Five Earn 'B' Cuts at Men's Swimming & Diving Last-Ditch Qualifier

03/05/2013

Four Swimmers to Head to OSU for Last-Ditch Qualifier

Four Men's Swimmers to Head to OSU for Last-Ditch Qualifier

03/02/2013

Three-Peat! Michigan Leads Wire to Wire to Win Big Tens

Three-Peat! Men's Swimming & Diving Leads Wire to Wire to Win Big Tens

03/01/2013

Fletcher, Nielsen, Relay Win Titles, U-M Stays in First at Big Tens

Men's Swimming & Diving Stays First after Day Three of Big Tens

At Michigan ... All-Big Ten (2012) ... NCAA All-America Honorable Mention (2010: 400-yard freestyle relay).

Senior (2012-13) ... Championship Meets ... Finished 12th in the 100-yard freestyle (43.93), 19th in the 200-yard freestyle (1:37.62) and tied for 24th in the 50-yard freestyle (20.39) at the Big Ten Championships (Feb. 27-March 2) ...Regular Season ...Swam two events at Michigan State (Feb. 9) ...finished third in 100-yard Freestyle, and competed on four relays against Ohio State (Feb. 1-2) ... Competed on two relays vs. Purdue (Jan. 12) ... swam three events at the Hawkeye Invitational (Nov. 30-Dec. 2) ... made season debut at Texas/Indiana (Oct. 26), swimming four events.

Junior (2011-12) ... All-Big Ten ...Championships Meets ... Placed 33rd in the 50-yard freestyle (20.42), 15th in the 200-yard freestyle (1:37.46, 1:36.77 prelim) and 20th in the 100-yard freestyle (44.26), all career bests, also placed second in the 400-yard freestyle relay (2:52.96) at the Big Ten Championships (Feb. 22-25) ... Regular Season ... Finished third in the 100-yard backstroke (51.64), a career best, and first in the 100-yard freestyle (45.04) against Michigan State (Feb. 4) ... Finished first in the 400-yard freestyle relay (2:54.38), fifth in the 100-yard freestyle (44.53) ... Finished first in the 800-yard freestyle relay (6:29.09) and 400-yard freestyle relay (2:54.38), second in the 200-yard freestyle relay (1:19.32), fourth in the 200-yard freestyle (1:37.49) and fifth in the 100-yard freestyle (44.53) at the Hawkeye Invitational (Dec. 2) ... Recorded a NCAA consideration time in the 50-yard freestyle (24.23) and 100-yard freestyle (51.54) at the Minnesota Grand Prix (Nov. 11).

Sophomore (2010-11) ... Championships Meets ... Placed 21st in the 100-yard freestyle (44.44), 28th in the 50-yard freestyle (20.52) and 30th in the 200-yard freestyle (1:38.35) at the Big Ten Championships (Feb. 23-26) ... Regular Season ... Recorded a NCAA consideration time in the 200-yard freestyle (1:38.24) at the USA Swimming Short Course Nationals (Dec. 2-4) ... Tallied a career best in the 100-yard butterfly (51.61) at the USA Swimming Minnesota Grand Prix (Nov. 12-14).

Freshman (2009-10) ... Championship Meets ... Swam on the 14th-place 400-yard freestyle relay team (2:55.11) at the NCAA Championships (March 28) ... Finished seventh in the 100-yard freestyle (44.21 finals, 43.97 prelims), 15th in the 200-yard freestyle (1:38.08) and 28th in the 50-yard freestyle (20.71) at the Big Ten Championships (Feb. 24-27) ... Regular Season ... Won the 50-yard freestyle (21.04) against Michigan State (Feb. 6) ... Won the 200-yard freestyle (1:40.73) against Oakland (Nov. 13) ... Part of runner-up 400-yard freestyle relay (3:06.63) against Toronto (Oct. 23).

Prep ... St. Francis de Sales (2009) ... Four-year varsity letterwinner ... Three-time team MVP ... Two-time team captain ... State champion in 200 freestyle and runner-up in 100 freestyle as a senior ... Placed eighth in 200 freestyle as a junior ... Finished 12th in 200 IM as a sophomore ... State qualifier in 100 butterfly as a freshman ... Also a two-year letterwinner in water polo.

National/International ... Placed 74th in the 100-meter freestyle (51.04) and swam in the 200-meter freestyle at the 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials.

Personal ... Enrolled school of Education ... Birthday is January 6, 1991 ... Sister, Kate, swam at Ball State University and Vincennes University ... Sister, Steph, ran track at Ohio University.

Top Times

Event

Time

Date

50-yard Freestyle

20.39

2/28/2013

100-yard Freestyle

43.93

3/2/2013

200-yard Freestyle

1:36.77

2/22/2012

500-yard Freestyle

4:47.56

11/13/2009

100-yard Butterfly

50.91

2/9/2013

200-yard Butterfly

1:53.01

2/9/2013

100-yard Backstroke

51.64

2/4/2012