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Jim Riegger
Jim Riegger

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Ann Arbor, Mich.

High School:
Huron

Event:
Backstroke

Birthdate:
09/15/1994



04/22/2014

Season Recap: Boilers Post 9 New Records, Send 10 to NCAAs

Dias sets new records in both breaststroke events; Friede & Tucker qualify for NCAAs again.

02/22/2014

Purdue Results at Michigan First Chance Meet

Curtiss (100 back) & Quinlan (100 breast) post Boilers' top finishes on day one.

02/20/2014

Eight Boilers to Represent Purdue Men at Michigan First Chance

Purdue's top performer this weekend to earn final spot on travel roster for Big Tens.

02/17/2013

Johnston Wins 50 Free With Season-Best Time at Michigan

Boilermakers complete day one competition of four-session meet in Ann Arbor.

02/14/2013

Five Boilers Headed to Ann Arbor for Michigan First Chance

Aube, Baker & Johnston were among Purdue swimmers to post season-best times vs. Indiana.

02/24/2014

Big Ten Triple Duals

Big Ten Triple Duals at the Boilermaker Aquatic Center

12/02/2013

Men's Swimming & Diving hosts Notre Dame

The Boilermakers host Notre Dame for dual meet action.

11/06/2013

Indiana Intercollegiates Mega Gallery

More photos from home opening meet

01/24/2013

Purdue Invitational Two-Day Gallery

More action photos from the Purdue Invitational.

10/26/2012

Purdue Hosts Indiana Intercollegiates

Purdue Swimming & Diving hosts the 2012 Indiana Intercollegiates at the Boilermaker Aquatic Center.

Purdue Personal Preferences
Favorite Coach: Dan Ohm -- Ann Arbor Swim Club
Favorite Actor & Actress: Jason Statham & Jennifer Aniston
Favorite Author: Marcus Luttrell
Favorite Month of the Year: September
Favorite Holiday: Thanksgiving
Favorite Food: Cheeseburger
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Boating
Favorite Building on Campus: Wiley Dining Court
Favorite Big City: Chicago
Country He'd Like to Visit: China
Furry Friend: Sasha, Belgian Shepherd

2012-13: Riegger competed primarily in the backstroke events... posted season-best times in the 100 (52.30) and 200 back (1:53.97) at the Michigan First Chance meet in his return to his native Ann Arbor... was Purdue's top finisher in both backstroke events at the Michigan First Chance... also had a strong swim in the 200 back (1:54.01) in the dual meet against Indiana... posted a season-best time in the 100 fly (55.86) while also racing in three other events at the Purdue Invitational... season-best time in the 200 IM (2:04.27) was in the regular-season dual meet at No. 1-ranked Michigan.

Before Purdue: Riegger was a four-year Michigan state qualifier for coaches Kelton Graham and Eric Stanczyk at Huron High School in Ann Arbor, Mich.... three-time All-State honoree as a junior, also recognized twice as a senior... helped Huron finish as the state runner-up as a freshman and place fourth his junior year... four-year scholar athlete award winner... helped his Club Wolverine team win state championships yearly... his 400 medley relay team in the 13-14 age group broke the state record by more than 10 seconds and was only one second off the national record... 2011 perfect attendance honoree... AP scholar with honor.

Personal: Full name is James Karl Riegger... born in Ann Arbor, Mich.... parents are Kurt and Lori Riegger.... Family also includes younger sister Anna... majoring in engineering.