Niklas Brinck
Niklas  Brinck

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Nixa, Mo.

High School:
Nixa HS

Position:
Freestyle/Backstroke


03/29/2015

Senior Sunday: Niklas Brinck

Get to know the class of 2015

02/08/2013

Gophers Wrap Up Day One of Minnesota Challenge

Competition continues Saturday at 11am and 6pm

02/08/2013

Gophers Wrap up Day One of Minnesota Challenge

Competition continues Saturday at 11am and 6pm

11/30/2012

Day One of Jean Freeman Invite Concludes

The Gophers won six of the ten events on the night

11/30/2012

Day One of Jean Freeman Invite Concludes

The Gophers won six of the ten events on the night

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2013-14 Junior Season:

2012-13 • Sophomore Season: Earned top times in the 50 and 100 free at the Minnesota Challenge while also placing first in the 200 free relay (2/8) • against Hawaii he received seventh in the 200 free (1/12) • 200 free relay team placed second at the Jean Freeman Invitational while he also placed fourth in the 50 free (11/30/12) • swam a 1:46.13 200 free in the preliminaries at the Grand Prix and placed 11th overall in the 100 free (11/9/12) • placed fourth in the 400 free relay in the Iowa dual (11/2/12) • had a time of 46.85 in the 100 free in the defeat over Wisconsin (10/26/12)

2011-12 • Freshman Season:
Established top times in the 50, 100 and 200 free at the Minnesota Challenge • placed sixth in the 100 free (45.88) • finished sixth in the 200 free (1:43.30) • placed ninth in the 50 free (21.14) • member of the sixth place 200 medley relay and 400 free relay at the Iowa dual • finished eighth in the 50 free against Iowa.

High School: A 2011 graduate of Nixa High School • coached by Jason Hite • also swam for the Springfield Aquatics Club under the direction of Brian Reynolds • three-time Missouri Class 5 state champion, taking the 100 free title twice (2008 and 2009) and the 100 back title as a senior (2010) • 2010 runner-up in the 100 free despite breaking the state record • eight-time NISCA All-American • seven-time Central Ozark Conference champion, including three times in the 100 free • set 10 school records • USA Swimming Scholar All-American • National Honor Society member.

Personal: Born January 9, 1993 • undecided on a major • son of Per-ola and Vicki Brinck • his father swam at Drury • has two younger siblings, Anna and Daniel • lists his comeback win in the 100 free at the 2008 state meet as his favorite sports thrill • enjoys movies and music.

Brinck's Top Times:
50 free • 20.88 • 2/8/13
100 free • 45.46 • 2?8?13
200 free • 1:43.30 • 2/4/12

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