Zach Wood

Zach  Wood


Bowen, Ill.

High School:


High Jump


Air Force Claims Program-Record 17 All-Conference Selections

Five Falcons earned multiple all-MW honors.


Falcons Conclude Action at All-Comers Meet

Joey Uhle won the pole vault with the seventh-best clearance in Academy history.


Falcons Set to Host Annual All-Comers Meet

The meet will be held Saturday, Jan. 12, at the Cadet Field House.


Falcons Qualify 19 to NCAA Outdoor Championships

Bryce Bergman, Paige Blackburn and Jim Walmsley qualified in multiple events.


Air Force Claims Program-Best 23 All-Conference Selections

The men claimed an Academy-record 17 all-MW honors, while the women added a record six.

JUNIOR (2012): Mountain West champion in the outdoor high jump...NCAA semifinalist...two-time all-conference selection...moved into a tie for fourth on the program's all-time list in the outdoor high jump...cleared a career-best 6'11" to win the Colorado Invitational...became the program's first conference champion in the outdoor high jump after winning the event with a height of 6'10¼"...finished 26th at the NCAA West Preliminary Meet (6'9¾")...finished within the top-five at the Beach Invitational (6'9", third) and the Arizona State Invitational (6'8¾", fourth)...was the high jump runner-up at the MW Indoor Championships...matched career-best height of 6'10¼" to finish second...that mark is tied for sixth on the program's all-time list...helped Air Force to a share of the top-three finishes at the conference meet...first cleared that height at the New Mexico Classic...won the Air Force All-Comers Meet with a mark of 6'9¾"...also finished third in that event at the Nebraska adidas Classic (6'6¾") and at the Air Force Blue-Silver Open (6'8¾").

SOPHOMORE (2011): Recorded the eighth-best outdoor high jump mark in Academy history...cleared a career-best 6'10¼" to win the Jack Christiansen Invitational...became the first high jumper since 1998 to enter the Academy's top-10...earned the team's Field Athlete of the Week award following that meet...also won the high jump at the UC Irvine Spring Break Invitational with a clearance of a then-career best 6'8"matched that height to finish fourth at the Mountain West Conference Outdoor Championships...cleared 6'6¾" to win the Front Range Classic...won the high jump at the Don Barrett Duals during the indoor season...cleared an indoor-best clearance of 6'8¾" to win that meet...scored for the Falcons at the MWC Indoor Championships with an eighth-place height of 6'4¼".

FRESHMAN (2010): All-conference honoree at the Mountain West Conference Indoor Championships...cleared 6'9" to finish as the runner-up in that meet...that height was the best by any Air Force high jumper...also placed second at the Robert Shine Invitational with a height of 6'6"...posted a career-best outdoor height of 6'7" at the outdoor conference championships...placed fourth at that meet...claimed a third-place finish at the Mason Spring Open, behind a clearance of 6'0¾"...finished sixth at the Military Championships at 6'2¾".

HIGH SCHOOL: Southeastern High School...Central-Southeastern High School record holder in the high jump (6'8")...runner-up at the IHSA state meet as a senior...finished sixth in that event as a sophomore...finished second in the state dunk contest as a senior...member of the National Honor Society...served as president of Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) and vice-president of Future Farmers of America (FFA).

PERSONAL: Full name is Zachariah Jacob Wood...goes by Zach...nickname is "Woody"...son of Robb and Chris Wood...has one older sister, Alexis, and one younger brother, Justin...majoring in management...future plans include becoming a financial manager (65FX) and then returning to farming...served as Element Leader, CST Evasion First Sergeant and A-Flight Commander...named to the Dean's List...hobbies include hunting, farming "as much as I can", collecting rocks and playing chess or Chinese checkers...grew up on a large farm operation and worked various jobs from driving large machinery to tending the animals..."the more concrete a man has walked on, the less common sense he has"...would like to add that he is proud of his unofficial "son", junior high jumper Tyler Jordan...flew a T-53 for the powered flight program over the summer...also "experimented" with Basics in the Leadership Reaction Course during Basic Cadet Training and "spent a glorious three weeks at home, helping out on the farm, moving hay bales and watching the corn grow"...member of Cadet Squadron 06.

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