Wyoming Swimming and Diving Signs Bruce, King and Holmberg

May 12, 2004


University of Wyoming head swimming and diving coach Tom Johnson announced today the signing of three student-athletes to national letters of intent to attend the University of Wyoming beginning in the fall of 2004.

Here are the signees:

Scott Bruce, Sprint Freestyle, Gillette, Wyo. (Campbell County High School):

A two-time All-State and Northern Wyoming All-Conference team selection at Campbell County High School. He was also the 2004 Wyoming High School State Champion in the 50 and 100 Freestyle. This past spring, he competed in the USA swimming Spring Sectional meet in the 50 and the 100 Freestyle. He is a member of the Gillette Swim Club which is coached by former Cowboy swimmer, Phil Rehard. His high school coach was Mike Miller. Scott is the son of Steve and Salley Bruce.

"We look forward to Scott's continued improvement," said Johnson. "He will need to work on a third event; however he will be very competitive in the sprint freestyle events."

Sam King, Butterfly/IM, Missoula, Mont. (Sentinel High School):

A two-time Montana High School State Champion at Sentinel High School. This past season, he won the 200 IM and placed second in the 500 Freestyle, while placing first in the 500 Freestyle and second in the 200 IM as a junior. He is a member of the Missoula Aquatic Club. Coached in high school by JJ Bay. An excellent student, he was a four time Academic All-State selection and on the honor roll throughout high school. Sam is the son of Martin and Shannon King. He chose Wyoming over several schools including the University of Washington and Duke University.

"Sam has shown tremendous improvement over the past year in the Individual Medleys and the Butterfly events," Johnson said. "He is very versatile and will be able to help our team in many areas."

Henry Holmberg, Distance Freestyle/Backstroke, Bend, Oregon (Summit High School):

A Junior National qualifier and competitor while attending Summit High School. Recently, he placed fourth in the 1000 Freestyle and seventh in the 500 Freestyle at the Junior National Championships in Orlando, Florida. His time in the 1000 Freestyle was a second faster than the current Wyoming school record in that event, along with being a senior national qualifying time. He was the 2004 Oregon High School State Champion in the 500 Freestyle and second in the 200 Freestyle, while helping lead his team to the Oregon High School Team Championship in 2003 and in 2004. His credentials also include twice being named a NISCA High School All-American in the 500 Freestyle. Henry was coached in high school by former Cowgirl swimmer Brianna Lasher (Teets) and is coached by Mark Bernett of the Bend Swim Club. He is the son of David and Madeleine Holmberg. Besides Wyoming, he was also recruited by Virginia Tech, Arizona State University and Indiana University.

"Henry is a tremendous talent, very versatile and will help our team in many ways," said Johnson. "We look forward to Henry's career as a Cowboy."