Josh Rigsbee Stays in State With Commitment to UNCW

North Carolina-based Josh Rigsbee has decided to stay close to home while he swims in the NCAA. The Durham, NC native has given his verbal commitment to join the University of North Carolina Wilmington men in Fall 2017. He’ll make the move to Wilmington after he graduates from Riverside High School at the end of this school year.

“UNCW’s exemplary business school and close-knit team made it the perfect fit for me. It is close to home, at the beach and just what I was looking for in a school. I can’t wait to work under Coach Memont and help revive their unparalleled dynasty.”

Rigsbee, who trains club with the Carolina Aquatic Team, swims a range of events including the breaststrokes, IMs, and sprint freestyles. At last season’s North Carolina 4A State Championships, he was a championship finalist with a 7th place finish in the 100 breast. Last month, he swam best times in 6 of his main events, including a speedy 57.39 in the 100 breast.

Rigsbee’s Top Times:

  • 50 yard free- 21.57
  • 100 yard free- 47.28
  • 100 yard breast- 57.39
  • 200 yard breast- 2:06.48
  • 200 yard IM- 1:53.73
  • 400 IM- 4:05.05

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