Wes Whisler

Sport: Baseball

Year: Freshman

Position: Pitcher/First Baseman

Hometown: Noblesville, IN

High School: Noblesville HS

What has been the highlight of your athletic career?
Winning the national championships when I was 16 years old and being named the MVP of that tournament

Who was the best player you played against?
Mike Jones

Where was the toughest place you've played?
Mexico, because of the chanting and drumming

What professional team would you like to play for and why?
The Atlanta Braves - they are a great organization and are always in the post-season.

How old were you when you first started playing baseball?

Do you have any pre-game superstitions?
I always wear the same socks, sliders and undershirt. I eat the same stuff and wear the same clothes to the ballpark.

What was your most embarrassing moment in a game?
My fly broke on my pants

I chose my uniform number (#14) because:
It was my first number ever and it is a first baseman's number

If you could give advice to a young baseball player, what would it be?
Never give up and always work and strive to be the best.

Who inspired you to play baseball?
My mom and dad

Who would you like to face one-on-one?
Roger Clemens

If you could be a professional athlete in any other sport other than baseball, what sport would you play and why?
Basketball because it's a great game. I grew up playing it, and I'm from Indiana so …

What is the one movie you must have in your movie collection?
Top Gun

What is the TV show you can't miss?
Baseball Tonight

What celebrity do you admire most?
Jessica Simpson

What is your favorite place on campus?
Reiber Hall because I can eat till I'm content

Why did you come to UCLA?
Warm weather, good baseball

Who do you admire most in life?
My parents because they have raised me and shown me what to do

If you could have superpowers, what would they be?
Stopping bad things that are to come

If you were granted three wishes, what would they be?
Show everyone where I live (not a farm), bring back my relatives, see my parents more

What is something about yourself that few people know?
I'm not a corn-fed boy and don't live on a farm.

If you could travel in time, where would you go?
Back to my childhood memories when life was nothing but playtime

What is your nickname?
Big Whoa

If you could have one last meal, what would it be?
A full slab of ribs

What is your favorite ice cream flavor?
White Chocolate Mousse

Who is the most famous person you've met?
John Smoltz

What would you never be caught dead wearing?
Skin-tight jeans

What is your worst fear?
Losing someone close to me

What is your worst habit?
Pounding on people's doors because they are too lazy to get up

What is your favorite thing to do outside of sports?
Boating and skiing

What is your favorite color?

What is the best Christmas or birthday present you ever received?
My dirt bike

What is your pet peeve?
Chewing with your mouth closed

What phrase or word do you use way too much?
Are you kidding me?!