Gateway Class of 2011

Luke Nosbisch’s accomplishments add to the rich tradition of Gateway High School swimming successes. During his high school years, he also trained with the Jewish Community Center Sailfish under coach Al Rose. Luke’s tireless training led to his many record setting accomplishments. By the conclusion of his senior year, he set a team record in the 200 Individual Medley, previously held by Mel Nash. He also set WPIAL and team record in the 100 Breaststroke. He was also a member of the record setting 200 and 400 Freestyle Relays. Luke won the WPIAL 100 Breaststroke twice and was second at the PIAA State Championships. This qualified him as an All-American and All-State swimmer.

Luke’s dominance in the 100 Breaststroke qualified him for the 2010 Junior National Championships. His times in 2011 in the 100 and 200 Breaststroke qualified him for the U.S. Olympic Trials.

Jason Kunkle, his High School coach, commented: “Luke was reserved and quiet. As a Captain he led by example. He was the ultimate competitor and like all great athletes, he had an internal drive that pushed him to win. He was a great teammate. Luke was humble and kind to everyone and encouraged others to do the same.”

Luke was a scholar athlete and received a scholarship to University of Pittsburgh. During his years on the Pitt Swim Team he was their leading Breaststroker. During the 2013-14 he set a Pitt record in the 200 Breaststroke and the 200 Medley Relay. His finishes that year at the ACC Championships earned him Pitt’s Most Valuable Swimmer Award.

Luke currently resides in the Pittsburgh area.



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