Matt Wheeler
Matt Wheeler
Birth Date: 06/12/1981
Height: 6-5
Year: Senior
Hometown: San Jose, Calif.
High School: Leland HS
Position: IM/Backstroke
Three-time defending conference champion in both the 200 and 400 IM. At the 2002 Big West Championship he also took fourth in the 200 backstroke... 2001 Co-Big West Swimmer of the Year...Big West champion in the 200 and 400 IMs at the 2001 Big West Championships ...2000 Big West Conference Swimmer of the Year...Also was runner-up in 200 backstroke and a member of the runner-up 800 free relay...Owns the UCSB record in the 200 backstroke and the Big West Conference meet record in the 400IM(3:49.88)...Was ranked 61st in the world in the 400 IM in 2001...Competed in 2000 Olympic Trials ...Finished 17th in 400 IM...Also competed in 200 IM and 200 backstroke.

High School
All-American in the 200 IM, 200 and 400 free relays at Leland High...Set Leland's 200 IM record...Coached by Bill Hird...Also played water polo...Swam Club for San Jose Aquatics...Coached by Bill Thompson...Co-founder of Donut Club.

Born June 12, 1981...Parents are Marta and David Wheeler...Sister, Laura swims for the Gauchos...Majoring in Business Economics...Most memorable sports moment was competing in the 2000 Olympic Trials ...Swims club for Santa Barbara Swim Club...Coached by Ira Klein.

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