Matthew Pech
Matthew Pech
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Massillon, Ohio
High School: Jackson
Events: Sprint Free/Back

Projected to once again play a major role in the backstroke and individual medley events, according to the staff.

2015-16: Stepped up in signature event – the 200 back – and earned a spot in the consolation final at NCACs, taking 15th-place overall with a time of 2:00.72 … Competed in the bonus heat of the 100 back and touched at 56.13 to take third in the heat and 21st overall at NCACs … Swam the back led of the 400 medley relay in prelims at NCACs.

2014-15: Won the bonus heat of the 200 back at first career conference meet, hitting the deck at 2:01.71 for 19th-place … Also contributed to the team score via a 22nd-place finish in the 100 back (56.72), and swam on four “B” relays.

Prior to Wooster: Earned all-county and all-league honors for Massillon Jackson High School … Helped set the school record in the 200 medley relay, and lettered in swimming all four years with the Polar Bears … Also ran cross country one season.

Personal: Born July 4, 1995 … Son of Richard and Sandra Pech … Majoring in chemistry.