Wolverines Wipe Out Hawkeyes to Open Season

Sept. 27, 2013

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Site: Ann Arbor, Mich. (Canham Natatorium)
Score: Michigan 182, Iowa 110
Records: U-M (1-0, 1-0 Big Ten), Iowa (0-1, 0-1 Big Ten)
Next U-M Event: Saturday, Sept. 28 -- host Michigan Water Carnival (Canham Natatorium), 11 a.m.

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- The University of Michigan men's swimming and diving team opened the 2013-14 season on Friday (Sept. 27), winning 15 of 16 events in a 182-110 victory over Iowa at Canham Natatorium. The Wolverines led the meet from start to finish, rattling off 10 straight wins to begin the meet and ending it with another five consecutive first-place finishes.

Junior Bruno Ortiz (Tokyo, Japan/St. Mary's International), senior Connor Jaeger (Fair Haven, N.J./Rumson-Fair Haven) and sophomore Dylan Bosch (Johannesburg, South Africa/Crawford College, Sandton) each won two individual events, pushing the Wolverines to their 45th victory in the program's last 46 season-opening dual meets.

Ortiz was part of the medley team that won the 200-yard relay (1:28.69), swimming alongside John Wojciechowski (Scottsdale, Ariz./Phoenix Brophy Prep), Richard Funk (Edmonton, Alberta/Strathcona) and Bosch. Ortiz followed up the medley win with two more individual wins -- in the 50-yard freestyle (20.5) and 100-yard freestyle (44.88) -- and ended the meet with a win in the 400-yard freestyle relay (2:58.77) with Anders Nielsen (Vanloese, Denmark), Justin Glanda (Rochester Hills, Mich./Cranbrook Kingswood) and Michael Wynalda (Wyoming, Mich./Grandville).

In his first event of the 2013-14 season, Jaeger claimed first in the 1,000-yard freestyle (9:04.53) with a 21-second lead over the field. Later in the night, Jaeger won his second individual event with an impressive performance in the 500-yard freestyle (4:27.09).

Meanwhile, Bosch took first place in the 200-yard (1:46.99) and the 100-yard butterfly races (48.75).

The Wolverines dominated the diving events thanks to efforts from James Ross (Richmond, Va./Collegiate School) and Kevin Bain (Northville, Mich./Northville). Ross finished with a score of 337.05 in the one-meter diving, enough to win the event. Bain followed in suit by posting a score of 334.20 to win the three-meter diving, accompanied by Ross and Nate Rietberg (Jenison, Mich./Jenison), who finished third and fourth, respectively.

The Wolverines return to Canham Natatorium this week for a pair of exhibitions, the Michigan Water Carnival (Sept. 28) and Alumni Meet (Oct. 5). Admission is free to both events.