Born in Long Beach, CA and raised in Knoxville, TN Wheeler began playing rugby at the age of 14 for South Doyle High School. He was recruited to Life University and flourished under the direction of Life University Head Coach, Colton Cariaga. His determination and commitment to improvement helped lead the team to 3 USA Rugby D1A XV National Championships and 4 straight appearances in the title game. Most notably, Wheeler was named the Rudy Scholz Award winner in 2018, USA rugby’s equivalent to the Heisman Trophy.


HEIGHT: 6’0″ or 183 cm

WEIGHT: 203lbs or 92kg

HOMETOWN: Knoxville, TN