Boys top swimmers

Best of the Best

Published December 12, 2006

Top Male Swimmer
Tommy Wyher, Jesuit, Senior

Position: The 100-yard butterfly and 100 backstroke are his strengths, though Wyher probably would excel at any event he attempted.

Why we picked him: Wyher won titles in the 100-yard fly and 100 backstroke at last month's Class A meet, his sixth and seventh career state titles. Throughout his high school career, he has worked hard to maintain a status that keeps him at the top of any event in which he swims, whether it be on a county or state level. Wyher also has become one of the top swimmers for the Tampa Bay Aquatics swim club through his talent and speed.

Most Impressive Accomplishment: Wyher, who actually brought home four state medals in November (two relay, two individual), was the only Class A swimmer to break 50 seconds in the 100 fly at the state meet.

College Plans: Wyher will attend the University of North Carolina, where he plans to develop as a top collegiate swimmer with the help of coach Rich DeSelm.

Did You Know?: Wyher has an interest in majoring in either business or psychology.


First Team

Tommy Wyher, Jesuit, Sr.: Class A state champ in 100 back, 100 fly

Jorge Ospino-Casas, Leto, Sr.: 2A champ in 100 fly

Jason Taylor, Newsome, So.: 2A runnerup in 200 IM, fourth in 500 free

Conor Swanson, Sickles, So.: Placed in two events at 3A meet

Ryan Stumpf, Tampa Prep, Sr.: Fourth at Class A meet in 100 free

Sully Lynch, Jesuit, Sr.: Fourth in 200 IM at Class A meet

Stephen Sheridan, Jesuit, Sr.: Medaled in four events at Class A meet

Matt Stumpf, Tampa Prep, Jr.: Won three medals at Class A meet

Vinny Donnely, Jesuit, So.: Won three medals at Class A meet

Jonathan Jordan, Berkeley Prep, Jr.: Top seven in two freestyle events at Class A meet

Jason Khoury, Tampa Prep, Jr.: Won three medals at Class A meet

Christopher Plante, Durant, Jr.: Fourth in diving at 3A meet

Honorable Mention

Berkeley Prep - Kyle Dent, Zach Eicholtz, Dustin Frissell

Bloomingdale - Michael Smith, Nick Wing-Holt

East Bay - Tyler Ball, Josh Marzilli

Freedom - Ryan Irwin, Jeffrey Magol, Louis Rhodes, Matthew Szabunio

Jesuit - Matt Attal, Tyler Sultenfuss, Eric Wherley, Andrew Werdine

King - Charles Chu, James Cook, Cong Nguyen, Mingyi Zhu

Newsome - Jason Waterman, Aleks Ans, Justin Waterman, Jeff Anderson

Sickles - Greggory Cooke, Chris Findley, Kevin Frey, Jonathan Pitocco, Michael Poteat

Tampa Prep - Eli Bobo, Sam Gagne, T.J. Hall, Matt Tucker, Miles Vaughn, Wade Vaughn

Wharton - Jordan Rees


Coach of the Year: Bill Shaffer, Jesuit