Year Senior
Hometown Greenfield, Mass.
High School Deerfield Academy
School: CC
Birthdate August 24, 2010


2010-11: Scored points for Columbia at the 2011 ECAC Championships in four different events in his first year … part of the 400 medley relay team that finished third overall … qualified for the championship finals of the 200 breaststroke, coming in fourth overall with a time of 2:02.88 … part of the 200 medley relay team that finished sixth overall … qualified for the championship finals of the 100 breaststroke, finishing sixth in 56.98. 

At Deerfield Academy: Earned eight varsity letters in swimming (4) and water polo (4) … helped lead Deerfield to two New England Prep School team championships … member of water polo team that won two New England Prep School team championships … NISCA All-American in the 200 medley relay and the 100 breaststroke in 2009 … also swam for the Bernal’s Gator Swim Club.

Personal: Son of Carolyn and William Wood … plans to major in economics … grandfather, George Welles, played hockey and baseball at Williams College … grandmother, Annie Welles, swam for Bouve/Tufts University in the 1950’s … aunt, Jennifer Welles, rowed for Harvard.

Event Time Course Meet Date Class
50 Freestyle 23.43 SCY vs. Bucknell 1/6/2011 First-Year
100 Freestyle 49.37 SCY Big Al Invitational 12/28/2013 Senior
100 Breaststroke 56.15 SCY 2013 ECAC Championship 2/28/2012 Junior
200 Breaststroke 2:02.44 SCY 2012 Ivy League Championship 3/1/2012 Sophomore
100 Butterfly 52.32 SCY 2014 ECAC Championship 2/28/2014 Senior
200 Butterfly 2:05.22 SCY 2011 Brown Invitational 12/2/2012 Junior
200 IM 1:56.80 SCY 2011 ECAC Championships 2/25/2011 First-Year
400 IM 4:21.45 SCY Brown Invitational 12/1/2012 Junior
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