John Kangas
John Kangas
Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Hubertus, Wis.

High School:
Hartford

Last College:
Ashland

Height:
6-0

Event:
Backstroke/Sprints

Major:
Geophysics

04/15/2014

Panthers Announce Postseason Awards

Swimming & diving teams honor standouts at postseason banquet

02/28/2014

Men's Swimming Breaks Three Records In Day Three Of League Meet

Kangas, Lucchesi, David Chokran all set new standards

02/26/2014

Heger Wins League Title At Day One Of League Meet

Milwaukee sits in second place after the first day

02/07/2014

Panthers Post Top Times In Loss To Badgers

Halverson, Heger lead the way in final home meet of the season

02/01/2014

Men's Swimming Takes Down Green Bay On Senior Day

Klotsche record in 800 free relay falls

PRONUNCIATION: KANG-iss

2013-14: Finished seventh in the 100 backstroke and ninth in the 100 butterfly at the Horizon League Championships ... also helped the 200 medley relay to a sixth-place finish and competed in the 50 and 100 free at the league meet ... lowered the UWM 100 back record to 49.61 seconds in prelims at the league championships ... took fifth in the 100 back in first meet with the Panthers against Grand Valley State Oct. 19 ... sixth in the same event at Wright State Oct. 26 ... was fifth in the 100 back at UIC Nov. 2 ... sixth in the 100 back, eighth in the 100 fly and 20th in the 50 free at the Stevens Point Border Battle ... 19th in the 100 back, 21st in the 100 fly and 28th in the 50 free at the Iowa Hawkeye Invite Dec. 6-8 ... was runner-up in the 100 back in a win over IUPUI Jan. 17 ... third in the same event and sixth in the 200 back one day later against Chicago ... fifth in the 100 back and sixth in the 200 back against Northwestern Jan. 31 ... took third in the 100 back in a big win over Green Bay Feb. 1 ... fourth in the same event against Wisconsin Feb. 7 ... named team Newcomer of the Year.

Before UWM
Swam one year at Ashland University, helping the Eagles to a fourth-place finish at the GLIAC championships ... swam primarily sprint butterfly and backstroke events on the season ... placed eighth in the 100 fly and 15th in the 100 back at the league championships ... competed at eight meets on the season, finishing in the top-five 13 times.

Personal
Son of Michael and Beth Kangas ... born in Kettering, Ohio on Dec. 28, 1993.

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