Cape Girardeau Central, senior, 2017 winner
A repeat Semoball Awards finalist, Ragsdale was the lone senior leader on the Tigers roster. He proved his steel with four conference-meet victories before matching reigning Semoball Awards Boys Swimmer of the Year and teammate Brogan Davis with four victories at the state championship meet. While his team won the state title, Ragsdale claimed gold in the 50 free and 100 free, and anchored the championship ó and record-setting ó 200-medley relay and 400 free relay squads. Ragsdale will continue his swimming career at Division I Wisconsin-Green Bay.