Ivan

Kurakin

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Freestyle/Backstroke
Height: 6'1"
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Khabarovsk, Russia
High School: Redwood HS
Major: Structural Engineering

Bio

TRITON NOTES
NCAA Championships qualifier (2018-19) ... All-American (500 free, 200 free) ... Three All-America honorable mentions (200 back, 400 free relay, 800 free relay).

AS A FRESHMAN IN 2018-19
All-American (500 free, 200 free) ... Three All-America honorable mentions (200 back, 400 free relay, 800 free relay) ... CSCAA Scholar All-America First Team ... NCAA Championships qualifier ... All-MPSF Second Team (500 free, 200 back) ... Voted team's Rookie of the Year ... Placed seventh in the 200 free (1:37.52) and sixth in the 500 free (4:26.89) to gain All-America status ... Placed 10th in the 800 free relay (6:35.59), 14th in the 200 back (1:46.82), and 11th in the 400 free relay (2:58.33), earning three All-America honorable mentions ... Set a program record with a time of 1:36.92 in the preliminaries of the 200 free at the NCAA Championships ... Set another program record with a mark of 6:31.51 in the 800 free relay on Feb. 20 ... Ranked second in program history with his times of 4:25.16 in the 500 free and 1:45.90 in the 200 back ... Made his Triton debut at the Trojan Invite on Oct. 5.

CLUB
Competed with North Bay Aquatics. 

HIGH SCHOOL
2018 graduate of Redwood High School in Larkspur ... Competed with the Giants of the Marin County Athletic League (MCAL) ... Was a 10-time NISCA All-American ... Named the Marin County Boys Swimmer of the Year ... Earned the title of Redwood High School Most Valuable swimmer twice ... Named the Redwood High School Prep of the Year ... Was the Redwood High School Freshman of the Year ... Was a finalist at the North Coast Section and State Championships from 2016-18 ... Helped the Giants to MCAL Championships titles from 2015-17 ... Holds the MCAL, MCAL meet and school record in the 500 free, 200 medley relay and 400 free relay.

PERSONAL
Born Oct. 17 in Khabarovsk, Russia ... Structural engineering major at Muir College ... Most memorable moment was scoring at the National Swimming Coaches Association (NSCA) Junior Nationals ... Hobbies include basketball, tightrope walking, association football, hockey, watching sci-fi movies and space exploration ... Cheers for Amur Khabarovsk, PFC CSKA Moscow, FC SKA-Khabarovsk and the Golden State Warriors ... Favorite athletes are swimmers Zane Grothe and Ryosuke Irie ... Enjoys the movie Gattaca ... Listens to Metallica, Nirvana, Limp Bizkit, Eminem, Jay-Z and Kendrick Lamar ... Likes noodle soup ... Uses Instagram.

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