2004 - Senior: Earned a career-high of 9.450 on vault at the NCAA Team finals to help the Illini to a school record on the event...Advanced to the Big Ten Event Finals on both rings and vault, scoring 9.300 and 9.400 respectively in the Team Finals and then posted the exact same scores on each event in the finals to finish sixth on rings and third on vault...Competed five events in every meet for the Illini - floor exercise, still rings, vault, parallal pars and high bar...Won won event title on the season - high bar vs. Minnesota (9.550) - and captured 10 top-3 finishes on the year...In addition to vault, also set career-highs on still rings (9.400 vs. UIC), p-bars (9.250 at Oklahoma) and high bar (9.700 vs. Temple...Finished the season ranked No. 16 in the nation on vault and No. 20 on high bar.
2003 - Junior: Earned All-American status by finishing third on the high bar at the NCAA championships with a career-high score of 9.6...Finished in the top three 12 times, including three firsts... Set a career high of 9.275 on rings at the NCAA team finals... Set a career high on the pommel horse with 8.8 at the Windy City meet... Placed first three times during the year, including twice at Minnesota where he won the still rings (8.75) and the high bar (9.025), the other came at the Windy City meet where he finished first in the high bar (9.25)... Placed seventh in the Big Ten Championships... Competed in all around action six times with a season high score of 52.65 which was good for third place versus Oklahoma.
2002 - Sophomore: Finished in the top three 22 times , including seven individual firsts...Took first place in three events vs. Nebraska by scoring 9.250 on vault, 9.350 on the high bar and 51.050 in the All-around...Won the vault and highbar again at Penn State with scores of 9.400 and 9.500...Took the high bar title at Ohio State with a career high score of 9.600 in the event...Set three career highs at UC-Santa Barbara when he scored 8.750 on the pommel horse, 9.450 on the vault, which was good enough for first place, and 53.350 in the all-around...Set a career high of 8.950 on the still rings at Iowa and 8.850 on the parallel bars against Ohio State...Finished fourth on the vault at the Big Ten Championships by scoring a 9.250 and also set a career high on the floor exercise with an 8.950.
2001 - Freshman: Finished 10th on parallel bars (8.70) and on high bar (8.80) during the NCAA Team Prelims ... Competed in the all-around for the second time of the season at the Big Ten Championships, scoring a career-high 51.15 ... Won parallel bars with a 9.10, while also taking fourth on vault with the same score at the Santa Barbara Invitational ... Set a career-high on vault with a 9.00 for fifth place while also placing sixth on high bar and floor with an 8.85 on both events in the season finale against Iowa ... Recorded a season-high 8.90 on high bar and an 8.55 on vault against Stanford/Arizona State ... Vaulted an 8.60 at the UCLA Invitational ... Finished 16th at the U.S. Winter Cup Challenge in Las Vegas, Nev. ... Against Ohio State, placed fifth on floor with an 8.75 ... Took second place on parallel bars with an 8.90, sixth on high bar (8.55) and ninth on vault (8.70) at Michigan State/Illinois-Chicago ... Placed fifth on both floor and vault vs. No. 1 Michigan ... Scored an 8.50 on vault and an 8.65 on high bar against Minnesota ... Tied for fifth on high bar and placed 10th in the all-around in his Illinois debut at the Windy City Invitational.
High School/Club: Trained at Macey's Academy of Gymnastics in Feasterville, Pa. ... Took 16th in the All-Around at the 2000 Jr. Olympic National Meet ... Member of the 1997, 1998, 1999 & 2000 Jr. Olympic Regional Team - Level I ... Placed third on the parallel bar event finals in 1999 ... Member of National Honor Society during his junior and senior year.
Personal: Jeffrey Scott Wetterling was born on August 5, 1981 in Princeton, N.J. ... Parents are Jeff and Nancy Wetterling ... Uncle James Wetterling played center for four years for the Miami University soccer team ... Biggest thrill in sports was placing third on parallel bars at Jr. Olympic Nationals ... Lists his parents as influencing his athletic career because they never let him give up even when he begged them to let him quit ... Enrolled in gymnastics after his parents found him swinging on a chandelier at a dinner party at the age of four.
Wetterling's career highs