Ryan Umberger
    Ryan Umberger


    Kalamazoo, Mich.

    High School:
    Portage Central



    High School: Lettered four years in swimming for coach Jim Schafer ... two-time All-American in the 200 freestyle relay ... All-American in the 200 free ... also swam for Great Lakes Aquatics, coached by Vince Gallant ... member of National Honor Society ... academic All-American.

    Personal: Member of cadet squadron 9 ... son of Bill and Sharon Umberger ... has two siblings, Bill (29) and Madison (12) ... majoring in aerospace engineering ... plans to become a pilot ... hobbies include flying (pilot, Cessna 172R) ... favorite movie is Top Gun ... person in history he'd like to meet is Jimmy Doolittle, because "I want to lead my life the way he did his" ... pre-race ritual includes listening to "Danger Zone" ... spent his summer vacationing on Emerald Isle, N.C., before attending BCT (Basic Cadet Training) ... favorite quote: "Let me tell you something kid, everybody gets one chance to do something great. Most people never take the chance, either `cause they're too scared, or because they don't recognize it when it spits on their shoes." -The Babe (from The Sandlot).

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