At a glance: Ranked as Ohio's No. 1 prospect in the class of 2012 by SwimmingWorld.com ... won multiple events at the YMCA National Championships: 50 freestyle, 100 freestyle and 200 freestyle ... a member of the U.S. Junior National Team ... qualified for the 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials in the 50 freestyle and 100 freestyle.
As a freshman (2013): Represented Ohio State at the 2013 Big Ten Championships, swimming the 50 freestyle, 100 freestyle and 200 freestyle events ... placed 18th at Big Tens in the 100 freestyle (44.24) ...opened Buckeye career at a home meet vs. Cleveland State and Kenyon (Oct. 26) ... touched first at the Ohio State Winter Invite in the 100 freestyle with a finals time of 45.33.
Background: Josh arrives at Ohio State as one of the best swimmers in the class of 2012 ... did not compete at the Ohio High School state championships because he was home schooled; however, projected time in the 100 freestyle would have not only captured the 100 freestyle championship but broken the 20-year-old record held by Olympian Joe Hudepohl ... lists breaking the Ohio 18-under record in the 100 freestyle at the YMCA Nationals as his greatest sports thrill to date ... believes experience at Ohio State will provide preparation for a shot at the 2016 Olympic Games ... likes solving the rubrics cube, doing card tricks and spending time with friends in his spare time ... represented the Auglaize Mercer YMCA Waves ... son of Jeff and Marscia Fleagle.