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Adam Wheeler

Wrestling

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2007-08 Team USA Ranking: No. 2 at 96 kg/211.5 lbs.
Years on Team USA: 2 (2005-06, 2007-08)
Residence: Colorado Springs, Colo.
Club: Gator WC
Coach: Ivan Ivanov
College: Northern Michigan
High School: Lancaster, Calif. (Lancaster)
Born: March 24, 1981 in Lancaster, Calif.
Height: 6-3

Competition Results:
            2008: Third in U.S. Nationals... Second in Dave Schultz Memorial International... Third at 2008 Olympic Games in Greco-Roman 96kg division...
            2007: Fifth in Haparanda Cup... Third in New York AC Holiday International... Sunkist Kids International Open champion... Second in U.S. World Team Trials... Second in U.S. Nationals... Second in Dave Schultz Memorial International... 
            2006: Fourth in U.S. World Team Trials... Second in New York AC Holiday International Open... Sunkist Kids/ASU International Open champion... Second in U.S. Nationals...Fourth in Dave Schultz Memorial International...Ninth in Poland Open...Ninth in Nikola Petrov Golden Grand Prix (Bulgaria)
            2005: NYAC Holiday Championships champion...Third in Sunkist Kids/ASU International...Second in U.S. World Team Trials... Second in U.S. Nationals... Second in Petrov International (Bulgaria)... Fifth in Dave Schultz Memorial International...
            2004: Second in New York AC Christmas International... Sunkist Kids International Open champion... World Cup champion... Fourth in U.S. Olympic Team Trials... Fifth in U.S. Nationals... Second in Armed Forces Championships... Fifth in Dave Schultz Memorial International... 
          USA Age-Group: Second in 2005 University World Team Trials... Third in 2005 University Nationals... 10th in 2004 University World Championships... Second in 2003-04 University Nationals... 
          College: Attended Northern Michigan Univ., where he was a member of the U.S. Olympic Education Center program coached by Ivan Ivanov... Studying Criminal Justice and Psychology... 
            High School: Attended Lancaster High School, where he was coached by John Eisel...

Personal:
Son of Julie Wheeler... Has four brothers, William, Mark, Tom and Paul, and two sisters, Leslie and Catherine... Engaged to Marley Garceo... Member of the U.S. Coast Guard between 1999-2004... Hobbies include hiking and camping...

CAREER NOTES:

  • Bronze medalist at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing
  • 2005, 2007 U.S. World Team Trials runner-up
  • 2005, 2007 U.S. Nationals runner-up
  • Fourth in 2004 U.S. Olympic Team Trials
  • 2004 World Cup gold medalist
  • 10th in 2004 World University Championship