Minnesota will open competition at the Counsilman-Billingsley Aquatic Center on Wednesday night.
2012-13 Junior Season: Competed in the 100 back, 100 fly and was a member of both the 200 medley relay and 400 free relay teams at Michigan (10/5).
2011-12 Sophomore Season: Established top times in the 100 fly and 50 free at the Big Ten Championships placed 22nd in the 100 fly with a time of 49.26 (prelims-48.78) finished 38th in the 100 back (51.03) finished in 60th in the 50 free (21.12) placed in four events at the Minnesota Challenge earned the runner-up spot in the 100 fly placed fourth in the 100 back finished eighth in the 50 free gained a top time placing 10th in the 100 free (46.34) letterwinner.
2010-11 Freshman Season: Won the 100 back at the Minnesota Challenge swam his top times in the 100 fly and both back races at the Spring Speedo Championships.
High School: A 2010 graduate of St. Charles Preparatory School high school coaches were Kyle Goodrich and Geoff Gear three-time Ohio State High School champion in 2009, winning the 100 back and 100 fly and swimming on the 200 medley relay squad finished second in the 100 fly and third in the 100 back in 2010 qualified for U.S. Junior Nationals as a member of the Greater Columbus Swim Team three-time Columbus Catholic Diocese champion all-state and NISCA All-American three years Agonic Club Athlete of the Year Scholar Athlete honor roll student also lettered in water polo and football.
Personal: Born July 5, 1991 son of Bob and Holly Whitaker majoring in mathmatics.