Adam Wheeler is an American wrestler who is best known for his bronze medal performance at the 2008 Summer Olympics. Adam is currently a coach at Prime BJJ in Colorado Springs. Adam specializes in Greco Roman wrestling. Apart from his amazing career as a top tier wrestler, Adam is also a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt.
Adam Wheeler Achievements
- 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
Adam Wheeler Instruction
Adam Wheeler Upper Body Takedowns
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Adam Wheeler Biography
Adam Wheeler was born on March 24th, 1981 in Lancaster, California in the United States. He started wrestling when he attended Lancaster high school where he was coached by John Eisel. In college, Adam attended Northern Michigan University where he was a member of the United States Olympic Education Center program coached by Ivan Ivanov. He also studied Criminal Justice and Psychology at the time. From 2004 to 2008 Adam Wheeler had a very successful competitive career in wrestling, placing top 3 in over 30 national and international events. Adam is the son of Julie Wheeler and has four brothers, William, Mark, Tom, and Paul. He also has two sisters, Leslie and Catherine. He is engaged to Marley Garceo and was a member of the United States Coast Guard between 1999 and 2004. His main hobbies are hiking and camping.
Adam Wheeler Videos
Wheeler Head Snap Down by Adam Wheeler
Pinch Headlock Hip Throw by Adam Wheeler
Adam Wheeler Wrestling Highlight #1
Adam Wheeler - 2008 Olympic Wrestling Trials
Interview with Olympic medalist Adam Wheeler at 2009 Greco World camp
96Kg - Adam Wheeler vs. RC Johnson