Boys top swimmers
Best of the Best
By JON MILTON and JOEY KNIGHT
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.
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
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