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Zach Wheeler
Zach Wheeler

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Liberty, Mo.

High School:
Liberty High

Event:
Diving

Major:
Exercise & Movement Science

03/11/2014

Missouri State Divers Finish Season at NCAA Zone D Regional

Nevels finishes 23rd; Wheeler 33rd in 3-Meter Prelims

03/10/2014

Missouri State Divers Complete First Day at NCAA Zone D Regional

Nevels narrowly misses 3-meter finals cut in 21st; Wheeler (35th), Conway (40th) in 3-, 1-meter

03/09/2014

Nevels, Wheeler, Conway Set for NCAA Zone D Diving Championships

Trio aiming for NCAA berths in springboard events

03/08/2014

MSU Swimming & Diving Completes Dominating Performance for First MAC Championship

Bears men, women sweep league championships for first time since 2008

03/07/2014

MSU Swimming & Diving Ups Lead at MAC Championships

Bears win four more events; lead by 118 points heading into final day

MSU Athletics Director's Honor Roll - Spring 2013, Spring 2012

2012-13 Logged first top-16 conference finish of career at 2013 MAC Championships ... Placed 17th in the 1-meter diving competition, just missing out on qualifying for the B-Final ... Rose to the occasion on 3-meter and secured sixth place in prelims with a personal best score of 305.95; dropped to eighth place in championship final, despite score of 299.30 ... Picked up his first collegiate victory at Evansville with a win on 3-meter (275.18) ... Recorded an MSU career best (264.90) on 1-meter at Drury dual meet in January.

2011-12 Placed 20th in 1-meter diving at the 2012 MAC Championships ... Had his highest finish of the conference meet on the 3-meter board; Finished just behind teammate Elijah Swaim in 18th place ... Finished second on the season's top performance list in both 1- and 3-meter diving ... Had a season-best performance on 1-meter (251.10) at the UIW Christmas Invitational in December...Registered a season best 269.48 on the road versus Drury (1/19).

Background: A three-time letterwinner diving for Chris Murphy at Liberty (Mo.) High School ... Concluded high school career by placing second at conference and third at the 2010 MSHSAA State Swimming & Diving Championships (406.05); became first Liberty diver to hit the 400-point plateau since Adam Curnow in 1992 ... His six- and 11-dive scores both rank on the LHS all-time top-10 list...A two-time all-conference and all-state honoree ... Named diving team captain during his junior and senior campaigns...Finished sixth at conference and 15th at state as a junior.

Personal: Zachary Tyler Wheeler is the son of Brian and Tracy Wheeler ... Born Dec. 7, 1992 in Kansas City, Mo...Has two siblings, Aaron Wheeler and Nick Roofener ... Majoring in exercise & movement science; would like to become athletic trainer and diving coach following graduation.

Career Bests at Missouri State
Event Time Opponent/Meet Date
1-Meter Diving 285.45 vs. Evansville 11/1/13
3-Meter Diving 305.95 2013 MAC Championships - Prelims 3/8/13
Platform Diving 134.33 TYR Invitational 11/24/13

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