Getting to Know Ricky Forrest
Where were you born?
Rochester Hills, MI
What do you want to be when you grow up?
When I was ten I wanted to be...a US Olympic hockey player. Now I want to be...a teacher.
What is your favorite movie?
Dumb and Dumber or Dark Knight
Why did you choose Michigan State University?
I love green and I love white.
Who is your favourite MSU athlete of all time?
Top 5 songs on your iPod?
1. Keep on Loving You by REO Speedwagon
2. Come on Eileen by Dexy Midnight Runners
3. You're still the one by Shania Twain
4. Panama by Van Halen
5. Beat it by Michael Jackson
Your favorite moment in the outdoor pool?
Telling my hilarious dog joke to everyone.
GREEN or WHITE???
What was your favorite video game moment?
Beating Kevin Puskaric in guitar hero on the last note(come from behind victory).
Junior Season: Academic All-Big Ten ... Swam the fastest times this season in the 200 fly (1:49.74) and 400 IM (4:05.29) ... Finished with the second-best times of the season in the 1000 free and 1650 free ... Finished first in the 1650 free against Notre Dame ... Finished third against Grand Valley State in the 1000 free with a 9:36.42 ... Swam in the TYR Invitational in the 400 IM, finishing with a 4:05.29 ... At the Big Ten Championships, competed in the 500 free (4:33.06), 1650 free (15:50.83) and 200 fly (1:49.74).
Sophomore Season: Won the 200 butterfly with a 1:52.78 vs. Iowa (10/25) ... Turned in a 1:52.01 in the 200 fly, taking second place, vs. Purdue (1/17) ... Took first in the 200 fly with a 1:51.00 vs. Michigan (2/8) ... Placed second in the 500 free vs. Oakland (1/31) with a 4:38.72 ... Swam the team's fastest time of the year in the 500 free with a 4:28.07 at the Big Ten Championships (2/27) ... Swam a top-10 program time (15:29.08) in the 1,650 free at the Big Ten Championships ... Had the team's fastest time of the year in the 200 fly at 1:48.60.
Freshman Season: Posted two fi rst-place fi nishes in his fi rst-career meet at Iowa (10/26), winning the 1,000 free (9:33.97) and 200 fly (1:54.97)...Won the 200 fly at Ball State (12/8) with a time of 1:55.28...Recorded a season-best time of 1:51.79 in the 200 fly vs. Oakland (1/25), taking second place...Took first place in the 1,000 free at Valparaiso (1/11).
High School: Four-time High School All-American honoree at Lake Orion for coach Paul Fairman...Won state championship in the 500 free as a senior...Captured Oakland County and Misca Invitational championships in the 500 free in 2006...Placed third in the 500 free and sixth in the 200 fly at the state meet as a junior...Also competed at the state championships his freshman and sophomore years...Four-time OAA Scholar Student-Athlete selection...Named team captain as a senior.
Personal: Born June 17, 1989 in Rochester, Mich...Son of Richard and Maggie Forrest...Father, Richard, swam at Central Michigan...Kinesiology major.