Greg Byrne's Wildcat Wednesday
Mitchell Friedemann
Position: Backstroke
Height: 6'5"
Weight: 193
Year: Senior
Hometown: Allenton, Wis.
High School: Arrowhead HS
Experience: 2 Letters

- 16-time All-American

- NCAA Champion in the 400 medley relay (2013)

- National Champion and American record holder in the 200 medley relay (2012)

- Holds the third fastest 100 back time in Arizona school history

- Part of the school record 200 medley relay and 400 medley relay teams 

- Finished 13th in the 100m back semifinals at the Olympic Trials

- CSCAA Scholar All-America honoree

2013-14: Was named to the Pac-12 Second-Team All-Academic Team…Earned All-America honors in both the 200 free relay and 200 medley relay…Added honorable mention All-America honors in the 100 back and 400 free relay…Was part of two Pac-12 champion relay teams including the meet record setting 200 medley relay team…Also earned a conference title in the 400 medley relay…Had the top time on the team in the 100 back with a time of 45.52 and in the 200 back with a time of 1:41.64…

2012-13: Won the 100 back in 48.92 versus Hawaii (10/20)… Took top honors in the 100 backstroke (48.83), also finished first in the 200 medley relay (1:29.09) and the 400 medley relay (3:01.39) versus UNLV (10/27)… Took part in the first place finish for 400 free relay (2:51:21) at the AT&T Winter Nationals … Took first in the 100 back (47.93) versus Cal (1/25)… Won the 50 free (20.55) and 200 back (1:46.71) against ASU…Part of the 200 free relay team winning first place against ASU with a time of 1:21.29… Earned third place at the Pac-12 Championships on the 200 medley relay team…Came in fourth place in the 200 free relay at the Pac-12 Championships... Finished fifth in the 100 back with a time of 46.84 at Pac-12 Championships... Part of a third place finish in the 400 medley relay with a time of 3:06.80... Got a third place finish in the finals of the 400 free relay at the Pac-12 Championships with a time of 2:53.92... Helped win the NCAA National Championship in the 400 medley relay race with a time of 3:02.09... Fifth place in the 100 back at NCAAs with a time of 45.51... Third place at NCAAs in the 200 medley relay with a time of 1:23.23...Pac-12 Second-Team All-Academic.

2011-12: Won a national title and set an American record with the 200 medley relay team at the NCAA Championships...Also earned All-American honors with his runner-up finish in the 400 medley relay, third-place finish on the 200 free relay and sixth-place finishes in the 100 back and on the 400 free relay...Posted an NCAA "A" cut and the fastest time in the country in the 100 back at the Texas Invite.

2010-11: Swam on three championship final relays for the Wildcats in his first NCAA Championships in Minneapolis, Minn...Helped UA to a fourth place finish in the 200 free relay, swimming the third leg...On Arizona's 400 free relay, Friedemann guided to the Cats to a fifth place result by splitting a 42.6...Swam the lead off backstroke leg on Arizona's 200 medley relay which claimed fourth overall...Individually, he became a first team All-American in the 100 backstroke with a 46.32 in finals and 46.09 in prelims.

High School: Five star recruit out of Arrowhead HS and Schroeder Y club team in Wisconsin...Was featured on the cover of SwimmingWorld Magazine after winning top honors at the YMCA club meet.

Personal: Son of Paul and Jane Friedemann...majoring in history/pre-law

Personal Bests

50 free - 19.52
100 free - 43.15
100 back - 45.51
200 back - 1:41.64

National Teams
2010 Jr National Team

2012 Olympic Trials

100m Back Semifinals: 13th - 55.25

100m Free Preliminaries: 113th - 51.53

50m Free Preliminaries: 97th - 23.48