UCLA Track & Field BIO
Julian Wruck
Player Profile:
Julian Wruck 1264306
Other Position: Throws
Height: 6'6"
Weight: 260
Year: Redshirt Senior
Hometown: Brisbane Queensland, Australia
High School: Gregory Terrace
2014 - Earned USTFCCCA All-American honors after finishing second at the NCAA Championships … Threw a season best 213-3 (65.01m) at the Texas Relays … Competed in 11 meets in his final season for the Bruins … Won the Pac-12 discus title for the second straight season with a mark of 210-9 (64.25m) … Won the discus title at the Mt. Sac Relays with a mark of 211-7 … Topped all collegiate competition on the Texas Relays with a throw of 213-3 … Won the Rafer/JJK Invitational with a mark of 203-5 … Opened the season with a win in the dual meet against Washington State with a mark of 212-1.

Summer 2013 - Competed at the IAAF World Championships in Russia for his native Australia.

2013 - Put together one of the finest seasons by a collegiate thrower in NCAA history … Set the collegiate record in the discus with a throw of 223-7 … Was undefeated in his eight collegiate events and recorded each of the top-27 throws by a collegian in 2013 … Won the NCAA outdoor title in the discus with a throw of 213-0 … Won the Pac-12 Championship with a meet record throw of 214-7 … Named the first Boweman Trophy finalist in school history … Threw 214-3 to win the dual meet against rival USC … Won the UCSD Triton Invitational with a throw of 216-3 … Won the Mt. Sac Relays with a mark of 211-9 … Downed TCU/LSU with a throw of 216-8 … Took home top honors at the Texas Relays with a throw of 216-7 … Won the Texas State Elite Meet with a throw of 213-4 …  … Also placed fifth in the shot put at the Pac-12 Championships with a mark of 55-9.75.

Summer 2012 - Competed for his native Australia in the discus at the 2012 London Olympic Games.

2012 - Redshirt season ... Competing unattached, broke the meet record at the RJ/JJK Invite with a throw of 212-9 ... Athletic Director’s Honor Roll.

2011 (Texas Tech) - Won the 2011 NCAA Outdoor discus crown and the Big 12 crown ... Has a best mark of 208-1.

2010 (Texas Tech) - All-American in the discus and All-Big 12 honoree ... Had the No. 1 collegiate discus mark in 2010 ... Had season-bests of 200-2 in the disc, 156-10 in the hammer and 50-2.50 in the shot put.

Prior to Texas Tech - Was the 2007 All-Schools National Champion ... 2008 Pacific School Games Champion ... Placed third at the 2010 World Junior Championships and eighth at the 2010 Commonwealth Games.

Personal - Born July 6, 1991 in Brisbane, Australia ... Son of Paul Wruck and Mary-Lou Watkins... Has one sister, Louise ... Philosophy major.
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