March 3, 2011
SAN FRANCISCO-- Former Stanford All-American Ben Wildman-Tobriner is one of nine City athletes slated to be inducted in the San Francisco Prep Hall of Fame on May 21.
Wildman-Tobriner went onto become an Academic All-American, Rhodes Scholar finalist, 12-time Pac-10 Champion and three-time World Champion, after beginning his prep career at Lick Wilmerding High (2000-03).
At Stanford (2005-08), Wildman-Tobriner set the school-record in the 50 (18.87) and 100 (41.90) free styles. He was named the Pac-10's Swimmer of the Year after three individual titles and four relay wins at the 20007 Championships.
Overall, Wildman-Tobriner won the 50 and 100 Pac-10 freestyles in 2006 and 2007 and also picked up a crown in the 100 fly. He was also a part of seven relay crowns. Stanford also won all four team titles, continuing a streak, now at 29 in a row prior to this week's championships.
He went onto win a gold medal at the 2008 Olympics as part of the 4x100 free relay team. He was a three-time gold medalist at the world championships at the 2005 games in Montreal and in 2007 in Melbourne.
At LWHS, he was a prep All-American in the 50 and 800 freestyles and three-time North Coast 50 free champion. He twice set the North Coast prep record in the 50 free in 2002 and 2003, a time of 20.35, that still stands today.
Wildman-Tobriner is currently a third year medical student at UC San Francisco. He was a two-time first team Academic All-American at Stanford.
The ceremonies will take place on May 21 at the Spanish Cultural Center-Patio Espanol Restaurant at 2850 Alemany Blvd in San Francisco. Tickets are $45 a piece and can be purchased by calling Al Vidal (415) 826-3572.
Other inducties include: Belina Arterberry (Lowell basketball), Don Briemle (Lincoln football/track), Ray Calcagno (St. Ignatius football), Thomas Callen (Sacred Heart baseball/football), Chris Delaney (Washington baseball/football), David Fromer (Washington soccer/track), Zac Lee (SI football/baseball), Jack McKay (SI football).