UW Student-Athletes To Compete In Olympic Swimming Trials

Aug. 9, 2000


One former and four currentUniversity of Wyoming Swim Team members will be competing in the U.S.Olympic Swimming Trials. The trials, which are being held inIndianapolis, Ind., will run from Aug. 9-16. The top two individuals ineach event will qualify for the 2000 Olympics, which will take place inSydney, Australia.

Former Laramie swimming standout Buddy Boysen will be competing in the100-meter Butterfly, and will represent the Cowboy Aquatics Club. Boysenis a two-time conference finalist in the 100 Butterfly, and is thecurrent school record holder in the event.

"Buddy has been consistently faster over the summer, and has gainedmore confidence after each meet," said UW head swimming coach TomJohnson. "It is quite a challenge to train in a 25-meter pool andcompete in a 50-meter pool, so we have had to adjust his training moreto allow him to be successful."

Sophomore Angie Sax, of Memphis, Tenn., will represent the MemphisTiger Swimming Team, which is coached by her sister Christy Sax. Shequalified for the trials at the 2000 MWC Championships in the 100 and200 Butterfly.

"Angie has had a lot to overcome this summer, with the sudden andtragic passing of her younger sister in an automobile accident. She hashad some good meets throughout the summer. She just needs to beconfident and focused in order to swim well."

Damian Storz, of Woodland, Calif., will be competing in the 400Individual Medley for the Woodland Swim Club. Storz was the MWC Championin the 400 IM, and was voted the MWC Freshman of the Year at theconference championships.

"Damian has competed very well throughout the summer," said Johnson."He has been training hard during the spring and summer months, and Iexpect him to have a great trials."

Sophomore Jacob Weidert will represent the Spokane Area Swimming Teamin the 200-meter Butterfly. Weidert placed second at the 2000 MWCChampionships, and was a finalist in the 200 and 400-meter IndividualMedley.

"Jacob has worked really hard this spring and summer in order to getinto good shape. He is a fierce competitor, and should do quite wellthis week."

The final competitor is former Cowboy standout and fifth year assistantcoach Temple. He is the Wyoming school record holder in the 200Butterfly, the event he will be swimming at the trials. Temple isrepresenting his home club of Palo Alto Swim Club.