Olympic dreams for three Canisius College synchronized swimmers came to an end Tuesday night, when USA Synchro announced the final cuts it made following this weekend’s tryout.
Senior Jessica Grogan, junior Missy Andrews and sophomore Jessica Mancini had advanced all the way to the final round of 15 swimmers before the last six cuts were made on the roster that USA Synchro will submit to the U.S. Olympic Committee.
Being left off the roster did not come as a surprise to swimmers, who were exciting to make it as far as they did. Sunday night, Andrews said they were “sure” they weren’t going to make the team.
“We weren’t horribly far off, but enough that it’s clear,” the junior said from her hotel room in North Carolina. The three flew back to Buffalo Monday morning, a full day and a half before the roster was announced.
Michelle Moore, a native a Tonawanda, N.Y. who has since moved to California to train more extensively, made the team. The official release from USA Synchro can be found here.