Gophers Announce New Recruiting Class

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Nov. 16, 2012

The University of Minnesota men’s swimming and diving team signed on six new swimmers that will join them beginning in the 2013 school year. Noah Busch, Ian Gordon, Nicholas Hatanaka, Erick Huft, Nick Orf and Daryl Turner and will swim for the Gophers. 

Assistant Swimming Coach and Associate Recruiting Coordinator Steve Miller commented on the recruiting class.

“We are proud and excited to announce the signing of a class of talented, young men to our swim team.  These outstanding athletes will have immediate positive impact on our program and strengthen the team in Big Ten and NCAA competition.  Their personalities and strong work ethics will mesh well with our current swimmers.  Our entire coaching staff is looking forward to the continued development and the significant contribution these men will have on the future success of our program.”

Noah Busch
Chanhassen, MN
Minnetonka High School
Minnetonka Swim Club; Coach Ben Bartell
*2012 Minnesota State High School Champion in the 100 Backstroke
*USA Swimming Junior National Qualifier in the 50 and 100 Free; and the 100 Back
*NISCA High School All-American

Ian Gordon
Oconomowoc, WI
Oconomowoc High School
YMCA at Pabst Farms Swim Team; Coach Dave Joyce
*USA Swimming Junior National Qualifier in the 50 Freestyle
*Multiple Time Finalist at the YMCA Nationals
*National Honors Society Member

Nicholas Hatanaka
Loveland, CO
Loveland High School
Loveland Swim Club; Coach Jim Nickell
*2012 US Olympic Trials Qualifier in the 100 and 200 Breast.
*3rd place at the 2012 USA Swimming Junior National Championships in the 200 Breast
*Colorado State High School Division 5A Record Holder in the 100 Breast

Erick Huft
Edina, MN
Edina Swim Club; Coach Jeff Rodriguez
*USA Swimming Junior National Qualifier in the 400 Free
*Multiple Time Finalist at the Minnesota State Championships.

Nick Orf
Chesterfield, MO
Parkway Central High School
Parkway Swim Club; Coach Jack Maddan
*2012 US Olympic Trials Qualifier in the 200 Butterfly
*Missouri State High School Champion in the 200 IM in 2011 and 2012
*Placed 8th in the 200 Fly at the 2012 USA Swimming Junior Nationals in Indianapolis, IN

Daryl Turner
Greenwood Village, CO
Cherry Creek High School
Aces Swim Club; Coach Eric Craven and Scott Cummings
*Colorado State High School Record Holder in the 100 Free, 100 Back, and the 200 Medley Relay
*2012 US Olympic Trials Qualifier in the 100 Freestyle
*US Open Qualifier in the 100 Free and 100 Back