Background: A two-time USA junior national qualifier in the 200-meter backstroke ... Joins the Bears by way of the Parkway Swim Club ... Ranked as the seventh-best recruit in the state of Missouri by CollegeSwimming.com ... Received all-state honors all four years at Parkway Central ... Helped lead the Colts to four straight Suburban South Conference championships and top-three finishes at state his final three seasons ... Took over the top three times in school history in the 500 free, 100 back and 200 IM ... A two-time conference champion in the 200 IM and once in the 100 breast ... As a senior captain at the 2012 MSHSAA Swimming Championships, he was a member of the Colts' first-place 200 medley and 400 free relays, while finishing fourth individually in the 200 IM (1:54.93) and tied for fourth in the 100 back (52.84) ... In 2011, he was a member of PCH's record-breaking 200 medley relay and finished top-eight in the 100 back (3rd) and 200 IM (8th) ... Named PCH Team MVP and Parkway Swim Club "Most Improved" swimmer as a junior ... Placed top-16 at state during his freshman and sophomore seasons in the 200 IM and 500 free...Academically, was named to the 2012 USA Swimming Scholastic All American team.