Bryant Earns Trio of Verbals From Jackson McDonough, Tyler Stringfellow, Asher Stukelman

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Photo Courtesy: Bryant Athletics

NEW COMMITS: Bryant University has gained three verbal commitments for the fall of 2019 from Jackson McDonough, Tyler Stringfellow and Asher Stukelman.

All three swimmers will add valuable depth to Bryant’s lineup in their respective events when they arrives on campus as members of the class of 2023. The Bulldogs finished third at the 2018 MAAC Championships.

Jackson McDonough

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Photo Courtesy: Jackson McDonough

The Lincoln, Rhode Island native swims year-round with Crimson Aquatics and most recently competed at TYR Senior Championships this summer where he recorded a pair of lifetime bests. He recorded best times in both fly events at NE Age Group Championships in March after competing at NE Seniors last December.

McDonough also competes for La Salle Academy and is a four-time Rhode Island State Championship finalist. He competed in the 100 back and 200 IM as a junior after placing seventh in both the 100 back and 100 fly as a sophomore.

He told Swimming World:

“I am beyond excited to announce my commitment to attend Bryant University next fall. From the moment I stepped on campus for my unofficial until the moment I left my official visit I knew this was going to be my home  for the next 4 years. I can’t wait to be part of this team! “

His best times include:

  • 50 free – 23.44
  • 100 free – 50.13
  • 200 free – 1:48.88
  • 100 back – 55.01
  • 200 back – 1:58.76

Tyler Stringfellow

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Photo Courtesy: Tyler Stringfellow

Stringfellow does his club swimming with Kingfish Swimming and specializes in distance freestyle. Hailing from Wrentham, Mass., he was a seven-time finalist at TYR Senior Championships in August. At NE Seniors last December, he notched a trio of best times in addition to registering a lifetime best in the at NE Age Group Championships.

Also representing King Philip Regional, he has competed at Massachusetts State Championships each of his three high school seasons so far. He placed fourth in the 500 free during his junior season after finishing 20th in the event as a sophomore.

He told Swimming World:

“I am proud to announce my verbal commitment to continue my academic and swimming career at Bryant University.  I would like to thank my friends, parents, coaches and teachers for helping me get to where I am today.  I look forward to four more years of fast swimming.”

His best times include:

  • 200 free – 1:47.06
  • 500 free – 4:42.90
  • 1000 free – 9:34.83
  • 1650 free – 16:17.92

Asher Stukelman

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Photo Courtesy: Asher Stukelman

Stukelman will make his way to Rhode Island from New York, N.Y. where he swims for Badger Swim Club. This summer, he recorded a personal best in the 200m IM at Metropolitan Senior LCM Championships before racing a trio of events at Richmond Futures. A versatile swimmer, and was a thee-time NE Senior finalist and had a strong showing at Metropolitan Senior SCY Championships last winter.

He told Swimming World:

“I am proud to announce my commitment to Bryant University. I would like to thank my family, friends, teammates and coaches who have helped me along the way. Go Bulldogs!!!!!”

His best times include:

  • 100 back – 53.40
  • 200 back – 1:53.84
  • 200 IM – 1:53.87
  • 400 IM – 4:05.23
  • 200 fly – 1:57.57