Ben Wildman-Tobriner Qualifies For The Olympics In the 50 Free

July 5, 2008

  • USA Swimming Official Site

    Omaha, Neb.- Ben Wildman-Tobriner was the last Stanford male to compete at the 2008 U.S. Olympic Swimming Trials and he made it worthwhile, finishing second in the 50 meter free to qualify for the 2008 Olympics in Beijing.

    Wildman-Tobriner who earlier in the week finished sixth in the 100 meters to earn a trip to China as a member of the relay pool has now qualified for the Games in an individual event. Garrett Gale-Weber won the event with an America record time of 21.47 to edge Wildman-Tobriner who finished with a time of 21.65.

    Also swimming Saturday morning were David Mosko and Scotty Korotkin in the 1,500 meter free. Mosko finished 52nd with a time of 15:56.82, while Korotkin finished 68th with a time of 16:06.84.

    The U.S. Olympic Swimming Trials will conclude Sunday, but there are no Stanford men swimmers left with events to swim. The Cardinal enjoyed a successful trials, highlighted by Wildman-Tobriner qualifying to compete in Beijing.