Joe Wood
Joe Wood
Year: Senior
Hometown: Long Beach, Calif.
High School: Long Beach Wilson HS
Previous College: Golden West CC
Position: Freestyle
UC Santa Barbara
2008: Big West Champion in the 800 free relay (6:34.72)...Placed fourth in the 100 free (45.16) and fifth in the 200 free (1:49.60) at the Big West Championships. Golden West CC
Went undefeated in the 200 and 500 free in conference...Two-time swimmer of the year High School
A 2005 graduate of Long Beach Wilson High School...Swam under coach Klaus Barth...Named to All-Moore League Team...Member of school and league record-setting 400 free and 200 medley relay teams...Bruins went undefeated in league all four years he competed...Also competed for Long Beach Wilson's four-time CIF championship water polo team. Personal
Joseph Wood was born July 28, 1987...Parents are Gordon and Jackie...Has a younger sister, Tori...Majoring in sociology...Aspirations of becoming a teacher and coach...Most memorable athletic achievement is coming back from a lap behind in the 800 free relay to get the win at the Big West Championships...Personal hero is high school coach, Klaus Barth, and baseball player Joe Rullo...Favorite aspect of college swimming is the team.