The Bakersfield Californian
2017 BVarsity All-Area Boys Swimming
Swimmer of the Year
Julio Alcantar, senior, Liberty
Was the lone Kern County boys swimmer to win a Central Section title, taking home gold in the 100-yard backstroke at the section Division I finals in 53.38 seconds. The Cal State Bakersfield signee also took fifth in the 200 freestyle (1:44.22) and finished 34th at state in the 100 back.
Diver of the Year
Joel Akey, freshman, Stockdale
The top local diver at the Central Section Division I championships at Clovis West. He finished third overall with a score of 296.70.
Coach of the Year
Jessica Pavletich, Garces
Lee Begin, junior, Garces
The standout water polo player also had a solid season in swimming. He won the Southwest Yosemite League title in the 500 freestyle and finished fifth in the event in the D-I finals.
Sam Carlson, senior, Centennial
Had a great finish to career with a second-place finish in the D-I section final in the 100 backstroke (54.17) and third in the 50 freestyle (21.61). Missed out on state by hundredths of seconds.
Cael Osborn, senior, Garces
Helped lead Garces to a fifth-place team finish in the D-I section championships, finishing fourth in the 50 freestyle (21.75) and seventh in the 100 freestyle (48.29).
Zachary Parham, senior, Frontier
The SWYL champion in the 100 butterfly (53.95) bettered that time in the section finals with a fourth-place finish in 53.34.
Colin Rabanal, junior, Frontier
Advanced to state in the 100 freestyle after finishing second in the D-I finals in 46.75. Finished 22nd in the state. Also finished third in D-I in the 200 free (1:42.26).
Wyatt Suburu, senior, Independence
Finished second in the D-II finals in the 500 freestyle (4:46.44) and also finished third in the D-II section finals in the 200 freestyle (1:47.37). Will swim for Cal State Bakersfield.
Alex Castro, sophomore, Centennial
Clayton Cobbs, junior, Stockdale
Michael Del Mundo, junior, Stockdale
Chris Feola, sophomore, Centennial
Mark Glossbrenner, senior, Bakersfield
Eric Klang, sophomore, Garces
Chance Miller, freshman, Garces
Bradley Mouser, senior, North
Nathan Roodzant, sophomore, Bakersfield Christian
Bakersfield: Ethan Coon
Bakersfield Christian: Wylie Espinoza, Jared Vegas
Centennial: Joshua Gutierrez, Esteban Robles
Frontier: Tanner Coleman
Garces: Evan Berry, Greg Marquez, Ken Russo, Ostin Woodfin
Highland: Joshua Reyes, Fernando Tello
Independence: Skyler Kurtz, James Tuck
Liberty: Grant Matejka, Ben Olinger, Adam Rollins
Shafter: Phillip Mulligan
South: Alonzo Espinoza, Brian Flores, Gery Juarez
Stockdale: Jordan Symm
Taft: Sam Barnes, Jack Layton, Sam Barnes
Tehachapi: Jacob Avalos, Brandon Janney, Alejandro Lopez, Adrian Pacheco, Ethan Teare
Wasco: Taylor Ackernaucht, Andrew Gonzalez, Alejandro Lopez