Ben Bravence  
Ben Bravence

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Overland Park, Kan.

High School:
Olathe East Senior HS

Position:
Middle Distance Free


02/27/2013

Day One of Big Ten Championships Concludes

Minnesota sits in fourth with 54 team points

02/26/2013

No. 14 Gophers Set to Compete at Big Ten Championships

Minnesota will open competition at the Counsilman-Billingsley Aquatic Center on Wednesday night.

02/09/2013

Gophers Post Strong Finish At Minnesota Challenge

Minnesota won 15 events on the day

01/08/2013

Blog #3 From Jared Anderson in Hawaii

Follow along with some entertaining beach stories as well as the tough training schedule!

11/10/2012

Minnesota Grand Prix Day Two Results

Competition of day two wraps up at the University Aquatic Center

2013-14 Sophomore Season:Placed 23rd in the 200 fly (1:50.48), finished 27th in the 200 free (1:37.06), and finished 45th in the 500 free (4:31.11) at the Big Ten Conference Championships (02/27-03/01) • Placed 2nd in the 200 fly (1:50.23), placed 11th in the 200 free (1:45.18), and placed 11th in the 100 fly (51.47) at the Minnesota Challenge (02/08) • Placed 5th in the 500 free (4:35.76), and placed 11th in the 200 free (1:44.20) vs. Purdue and Wisconsin-Madison (12/31-02/01) • Placed 2nd in the 500 free (4:27.69), placed 7th in the 200 fly (1:53.10), and placed 2nd in the 200 free (1:37.78) vs. NC State (01/24) • Placed 1st in the 200 fly (1:50.14), and placed 18th in the 50 free (21.95) at the Jean Freeman Invitational (12/06) • Placed 2nd in the 1650 free (15:28.97), placed 5th in the 200 fly (1:48.26), and placed 8th in the 200 free (1:39.99) at the Minnesota Grand Prix (11/14-11/16) • Placed 2nd in the 500 free (4:30.13), and placed 3rd in the 200 free (1:40.58) vs. Iowa (11/01) • Placed 7th in the 100 fly (51.69), placed 2nd in the 1650 free (15:49.95), placed 7th in the 200 free (1:44.77), and placed 6th in the 500 free (4:40.67) vs. Wisconsin (10/18-10/19) • Placed 6th in the 500 free (4:35.17), and 5th in the 200 free (1:39.76) vs. Florida (10/12) • Placed 6th in the 500 free (4:46.45), and 1st in the 200 free (1:41.25) vs. Arizona State (10/05).

2012-13 • Freshman Season:Placed third in the 200 free and seventh in the 500 free vs Iowa (11/2)• finished second in the 200 free and fourth in the 500 free against Wisconsin (10/26) • had the third-fastest time in the 500 freestyle, was the top finisher for the Gophers in the 200 freestyle and has the fourth-best time as a member of the 400 free relay at Michigan (10/5).

Personal: Majoring in management.

Bravence's Top Times
200 Free• 1:37.78• 1/24/14
200 Free • 1:39.60 • 11/2/12
500 Free • 4:34.07 • 10/5/12