UCLA Track & Field BIO
Mike Woepse
Player Profile:
Mike Woepse 1264326
Position: Pole Vault
Other Position: Pole Vault
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 175
Year: Redshirt Senior
Hometown: Tustin, Calif.
High School: Mater Dei
Experience: 3 Years

2015 – Capped off his stellar UCLA career by competing in five indoor meets … Earned All-American honors in the pole vault by placing seventh at the NCAA Indoor Championships … Cleared a season-best 18-2.50 to win the Don Kirby Elite meet … Won the New Mexico Team Invitational with a clearance of 18-1.25 … Opened the indoor season with a win at the Lumberjack Team Challenge with a jump of 17-3. 

2014 - Named a second team USTFCCCA indoor All-American … A NCAA qualifier in both the indoor and outdoor season … Competed in seven meets during his final outdoor season … Cleared a personal best 18-5.25 to win the dual meet against rival USC and improve the third best mark in school history … Finished 13th at the NCAA West Prelims … Placed second at the Pac-12 Championships … Won the Rafer/JJK Invitational with a mark of 17-4.50 … Claimed the LSU Battle on the Bayou title with a clearance of 17-11.75 … Opened the season with a win in the dual meet against Washington State … Competed in five indoor meets … Finished 13th at the NCAA Indoor Championships with a mark of 17-4.50 … Won the MPSF Indoor Championship with a vault of 17-10.50 … Opened the season with back-to-back wins at the NAU invitational (17-8.50) and at the New Mexico Invite (17-10.50) … A MPSF All-Academic selection … Named to the USTFCCCA All-Academic team … … Earned second-team Pac-12 All-Academic honors.

Summer - Placed ninth at the World University Games in Kazan, Russia with a mark of 17-4.50.

2013 - Vaulted in 12 meets … Cleared 18-0.50 to place seventh and earn All-American honors at the NCAA Indoor Championships … Won the New Mexico Don Kirby Elite meet with the third best mark in school history, clearing 18-4.50 … A NCAA qualifier during the outdoor season … Won the Pac-12 title with a mark of 17-11 … Cleared 17-0 to win the dual meet against rival USC … Placed sixth at the Mt. Sac Relays with a mark of 17-6.50 … Finished second at the Pomona-Pitzer Invite with a clearance of 17-4.50 … Cleared 17-6.50 to finish second against TCU/LSU … Opened the season with a win at the UW Invitational, clearing 17-10.50.

2012 - NCAA runner-up with a vault of 18-2.50 to earn first-team All-America honors ... Tied for second at the NCAA Prelim (17-8.50) ... Placed third at the Pac-12 Championships (17-2.25) ... Won the vault vs. USC (17-6.50) ... Tied for fourth at the RJ/JJK Invite (17-3) ... Was first vs. WSU and Tennessee, setting a meet record against the Cougars (17-6.25) ... Cleared a lifetime-best of 18-2.50 in the first outdoor meet of the year, breaking a meet record vs. Texas to win ... In indoor track, was first in four of the five meets he competed in ... MPSF champion (17-7.75) ... Earned second-team All-America honors after finishing 14th at the NCAA meet ... Set a meet record at the Cougar Invite (17-6.50) ... Athletic Director’s Honor Roll ... Pac-12 All-Academic honorable mention.

2011 - Tied for 20th in the pole vault (16-4.75) at the NCAA Championships to earn honorable mention USTFCCCA All-American honors ... Was 10th in the vault (17-00.75) at the NCAA Prelim ... Finished in a tie for 13th at Pac-10s (15-3.75) ... Placed fifth against USC (15-9) ... Tied for third at the RJ/JJK Invite (16-2.75) ... Placed third in the Texas Tri-Meet (16-2.75) ... Athletic Director's Honor Roll.

High School - Suffered a hamstring injury in April of his senior year and could not complete the season ... Had the No. 1 prep outdoor mark in the nation in 2010 (17-6) and five meets with clearances over 17-0 ... Track & Field News All-American ... 2010 indoor state and national champion in the vault ... 2009 and 2010 Arcadia Invite champion ... Orange Country Track Athlete of the Year in 2009 after winning the state, CIF and Arcadia crowns ... Broke the Orange County vault record with a clearance of 17-6.

Personal - Born May 29, 1991 ... Son of Greg and Sharon Woepse ... His dad was a world class pole vaulter with a top mark of 18-7 ... He also placed second in the PanAm Games ... His brother Greg is a senior vaulter on the track team and his sister Elizabeth competed for the Bruin women in the pole vault from 2005-2008 ... Also has a younger brother, Patrick ... Undeclared major.

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