Individual Athlete Spotlight: EJ Eppinger
Senior EJ Eppinger, one of only five Bears to earn a WPIAL Individual Championship and the first-ever WT swimmer to win a WPIAL Championship, saw swimming success at several competitions this season. At the WPIAL Swimming Championship, EJ captured a silver medal in both the Class AA 200 individual medley (IM) and 500 freestyle, swimming lifetime bests in both races and qualifying for the PIAA State Swimming Championship. While there, EJ secured two top-ten finishes in the Class AA 200 individual medley (IM) and 500 freestyle. Again, EJ swam lifetime bests, finishing sixth in the 200 IM and seventh in the 500 freestyle. At the last short course meet of his high school career, the Speedo Eastern Sectional Championship, he once again achieved lifetime bests in all races—the 500, 1000, and 1650 freestyle, and 400 IM.