Chris Wiggin
Chris Wiggin
Birth Date: 02/07/1988
Year: Senior
Hometown: Denver, Colo.
High School: Arapahoe HS
Position: Butterfly
UC Santa Barbara
Placed fifth in the 200 butterfly (1:49.87), seventh in the 100 butterfly (48.70), 17th in the 200 IM (1:53.27) and competed in the 200 medley relay (1:32.81) at the Big West Championships. 2008: Placed fourth in the 200 butterfly (1:48.46), and seventh in the 200 medley relay (1:34.40) at the Big West Championships... Also earned Mid-Major All-American Honorable Mention accolades. 2007: Took fifth in the 100 butterfly (1:50.30), eighth in the 100 butterfly (49.88) and 25th in the 200 IM (1:58.25) at Big West Championships. Nationally: Swam at the 2008 U.S. Olympic Trials and placed 50th in the 200-meter butterfly (2:02.70) and 77th in the 100-meter butterfly (55.44)...Also competed at the 2008 U.S. Open where he took 28th in the 200-meter butterfly (2:04.51). High School
Swam for Arapahoe High School...Coached by Mike Richmond...Holds record in the 100 fly...Awarded All-American status in 2006...Also swam for the Greenwood Tiger Sharks, coached by Jorge Fernandez...Member of National Honor Society. Personal
Christopher Aden Wiggin was born on Feb. 7, 1988...Parents are John Wiggin and Mary Jane Peace...Has two older siblings, Cameron and Malena...Hobbies include reading biographies of famous rappers and past presidents...Enjoys listening to Herbie Hancock...Favorite book is "Alice in Wonderland"... Favorite movie is "Heavy Metal"...Majoring in global and religious studies...Most memorable athletic achievement is competing at 2008 Olympic Trials...Personal hero is former Gaucho Jason Lezak...Favorite aspect of college swimming is being in the best shape of his life.