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    Richard Wooten     
     
      Richard Wooten
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Memphis, Tenn.

High School:
Christian Brothers

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 250

Event:
Shot/Hammer

WOOTEN ABBREVIATED
High School
Christian Brothers High
Coaches David Ligon, John Hearn & Justin Canalie
Career Bests
Shot put - 58-3 3/4 (17.77)
Weight throw - 62-11 1/2 (19.19)
Hammer - 208-4 (63.51)
Tennessee Freshman Record
Weight throw, 60-5, 2006
UT all-time top-10 list
Weight throw, 5th, 62-11 1/2, 2008
Hammer, 5th, 208-4, 2008
SEC Results-Indoor
2006-Shot put - 55-10 1/4 (9th)
Weight throw - Foul
2007-Shot put - 58-3 3/4 (8th)
Weight throw - 62-8 3/4 (4th)
2008-Shot put - 55-2 (10th)
Weight throw - 62-4 (6th)
SEC Results-Outdoor
2006-Shot put - 55-4 3/4 (8th)
Hammer - 189-4 (7th)
2007-Shot put - 57-3 3/4 (5th)
Hammer - 198-5 (6th)
2008-Shot put - 54-10 3/4 (11th)
Hammer - 205-8 (7th)
Mideast Regional Results-Outdoor
2006-Shot put - 53-10 1/4 (16th)
Hammer - 181-5 (7th)
2007-Shot put - 55-4 1/4 (17th)
Hammer - 193-10 (11th)
2008-Hammer - Foul

Major-Business, Finance.

2008 Outdoor-Named to SEC Academic Honor Roll ... Improved his standing in fifth on Tennessee's all-time performance list in the hammer with a throw of 208-4 that placed third at the Smoky Mountain Twilight (May 6) ... Also at the Smoky Mountain Twilight, finished second in the shot put and fourth in the discus in front of the home crowd ... Scored in the hammer throw at the SEC Outdoor Championships for the third consecutive year, placing seventh with a throw of 205-8 (May 16) ... Also recorded a shot put mark of 54-10 3/4 at the conference championship meet, placing 11th (May 18) ... Opened the season with a fourth-place, 198-3 throw in the hammer at the Baldy Castillo Invitational (March 22) ... Finished fourth in the hammer with his throw of 193-0 one day before recording his season-best shot put mark of 55-0 3/4 to place fifth at the Tiger Track Classic (April 4) ... Finished sixth in the invitational section of the shot put with his 54-3 1/4 effort at the Sea Ray Relays (April 12) ... Threw the hammer 185-10 and placed fourth one day after finishing fifth in the shot put at the Vanderbilt Invitational (April 19) ... Recorded a shot put mark of 53-5 3/4 one day before throwing the hammer 194-11 at the Drake Relays (April 25).

2008 Indoor-Improved his standing in fifth on Tennessee's all-time performance list in the weight throw with his personal-best toss of 62-11 1/2 while placing sixth in the championship section at the New Balance Invitational (Feb. 9) ... Won the shot put at the Penn State National Invitational with a season-best mark of 56-0 1/2 one day after placing fourth in the weight throw with a then-personal-best mark of 62-8 3/4 (Jan. 26) ... Won the weight throw at the Clemson Opener with a toss of 61-4 one day before his shot put mark of 54-0 1/4 placed fourth (Nov. 30) ... Finished fourth with a toss of 62-0 1/2 in the weight throw and eighth in the shot put with a 53-7 3/4 mark at the Big Ten-SEC Challenge (Jan. 19) ... Threw the weight 62-5 1/4 to finish fourth one day before placing sixth in the shot put with a 54-2 3/4 mark at the Virginia Tech Challenge (Feb. 22) ... Scored in sixth in the weight throw with his 62-4 toss one day before finishing 10th in the shot put at the SEC Indoor Championships (March 1) ... Placed fifth in the weight throw with a 60-10 mark one day before recording a mark of 53-8 1/2 and finishing sixth in the shot put at the Virginia Tech Invitational (Jan. 11) ... Earned a mark of 55-2 1/4 in the shot put at the Virginia Tech Last Chance (March 8).

2007 Outdoor-Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll ... Contested the shot put and hammer throw in all nine competitions during the season ... Lettered after helping the Vols win the team title at the SEC Outdoor Championships ... Recorded a season-best mark of 57- 3 3/4 for fifth in the shot put at the conference championship meet (May 13) ... Also at the conference outdoors, threw the hammer 198-5 and finished sixth (May 11) ... Extended his personal-best hammer throw mark to 205-2 and moved to fifth on Tennessee's all-time performance list in the event while finishing fifth in the invitational section at the Sea Ray Relays (April 13) ... Won the shot put with a mark of 54-10 3/4 and finished fifth with a throw of 185-2 in the hammer at the season-opening Hurricane Invitational (March 17) ... Also won the shot put in front of the home crowd at the Smoky Mountain Invitational before placing fifth in the hammer throw (May 1) ... Finished 11th in the hammer with a throw of 193-10 at the NCAA Mideast Regional (May 25) ... Also recorded a mark of 55-4 1/4 and finished 17th in the shot put at the regional meet (May 26) ... Placed second in the college section of the shot put with a mark of 54-8 1/4 at the Penn Relays (April 27) ... Threw the hammer 193-11 to take third in the college section at the Penn Relays (April 28) ... Finished fourth in the shot put in consecutive meets, recording a mark of 55-7 3/4 at the Alabama Relays (March 25) and a mark of 55-5 1/2 at the Yellow Jacket Invitational (March 31) ... Also took fourth in the shot put after fouling in the hammer the day before at the Auburn Invitational (April 21) ... Recorded a then-personal-best hammer throw of 194-10 and finished fourth at the Yellow Jacket Invitational (March 31) ... Threw the hammer 186-3 for fifth place at the Alabama Relays (March 24).

2007 Indoor-Won the weight throw at the Clemson Opener with a then-personal-best toss of 61-11 3/4 (Dec. 1) ... Finished with a runner-up, 55-3 1/2 effort in the shot put at the Clemson Opener (Dec. 2) ... Recorded his personal-best weight throw mark of 62-8 3/4 to move to fifth on Tennessee's all-time performance list in the event while finishing fourth at the SEC Indoor Championships (Feb. 25) ... Also posted his personal-best mark of 58-3 3/4 in the shot put while finishing eighth in the event at the conference championships (Feb. 24) ... Won the shot put with a mark of 55-5 1/2 and threw the weight 60-7 1/4 for second at the Indiana Open (Jan. 6) ... Won his second straight shot put competition after posting a then-personal-best mark of 57-1 at the Virginia Tech Invitational (Jan. 13) ... Finished second in the weight throw with a 61-11 1/2 toss at the New Balance Invitational (Feb. 3) ... Threw the shot 58-2 for runner-up honors at the Virginia Tech Challenge (Feb. 16) ... Recorded an eighth-place, 58-8 1/2 effort in the weight throw at the Virginia Tech Invitational ... Returned to Blacksburg and placed fifth with a throw of 61-8 1/2 in the weight throw at the Virginia Tech Challenge (Feb. 17) ... Recorded a mark of 56-6 and finished eighth in the shot put at the McCravy Memorial (Jan. 20) ... Finished ninth in the weight throw with a 61-9 3/4 toss at the McCravy Memorial (Jan. 19) ... Took ninth in the shot put with a 57-1 mark at the New Balance Invitational (Feb. 2).

2006 Outdoor-Named to U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association All-Academic Team ... Named to SEC Academic Honor Roll ... Scored by finishing seventh in the hammer with a career-long throw of 189-4 and by finishing eighth in the shot put with a mark of 55-4 3/4 at the SEC outdoor championships (May 12 and 13) ... Won the shot put (open section) with a mark of 55-3 3/4 and finished ninth in the hammer (open section) with a then-personal-best throw of 181-8 at the Sea Ray Relays (April 14) ... Recorded a 54-9 1/4 measurement to win the shot put and placed fifth in the hammer with a throw of 173-11 at the Knoxville Invitational (April 30) ... Finished third in the shot put with a mark of 54-1 and fifth in the hammer with a throw of 175-0 at the season-opening Hurricane Invitational (March 18) ... Recorded a measurement of 54-4 3/4 to place fourth in the shot put and a mark of 179-2 in the hammer to finish fifth at the Disney World Invitational (March 23 and 25) ... Finished fourth with a mark of 53-2 1/4 in the shot put and eighth in the hammer with a throw of 170-0 at the Vanderbilt Invitational (April 22) ... Placed fifth in the college section of the shot put with a 53-7 1/2 measurement at the Penn Relays (April 28) ... Finished ninth in the shot put with a mark of 52-1 3/4 and 10th in the hammer with a throw of 169-5 at the Yellow Jacket Invitational (March 31 and April 1) ... Qualified for his first NCAA championship meet in the shot put and hammer ... Placed 15th in the hammer with a throw of 181-5 and 16th in the shot put with a measurement of 53-10 1/4 in front of the home fans at the NCAA Mideast Regional (May 26).

2006 Indoor-Broke Tennessee's freshman weight throw record of 57-9 (set by Chris Leming in 1992) with his throw of 60-5 at the Virginia Tech Invitational (Feb. 18) ... Competed in the shot put and weight throw in every meet in which he appeared for Tennessee ... Recorded a 53-3 3/4 mark for fifth in the shot put and a mark of 55-5 to place sixth in the weight throw at the Gator Invitational (Jan. 21) ... Finished second in the shot put with a 53-7 mark and ninth in the weight throw with a toss of 56-9 1/4 at the Clemson Opener in his first competition for Tennessee (Dec. 2 and 3) ... Finished sixth in the shot put with a then-personal-best mark of 54-10 3/4 on the same day he broke the freshman weight throw record ... Just missed scoring in his first conference championship meet, finishing ninth in the shot put with a personal best mark of 55-10 1/4 at the SEC indoor championships (Feb. 26) ... Placed third in the shot put with a 52-8 measurement and eighth in the weight with a throw of 54-5 1/4 at the Hoosier Open (Jan. 7) ... Recorded a mark of 53-3 1/2 to finish sixth in the shot put and finished 12th in the weight throw with a toss of 54-2 1/2 at the Kentucky Invitational (Jan. 14) ... Finished 10th in the weight throw with a 55-4 3/4 measurement and 12th in the shot put with a mark of 52-2 1/2 at the New Balance Invitational (Feb. 3 and 4).

2005 Indoor and Outdoor-Named to SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll ... Won James Snow Award for most outstanding academic freshman at team banquet ... Redshirted ... Achieved lifetime-best shot put mark of 52-8 to place 13th while competing unattached at the Virginia Tech Challenge (Feb. 12) ... Notched lifetime-best weight throw mark of 52-7 1/4 to earn third while competing unattached at the Tennessee All-Comers (Jan. 7).

High school-Likely the most highly touted in-state signee and thrower of class ... Took shot put title with a 59-8 1/2 effort at 2004 Tennessee state high school division II championships, in addition to placing fifth in the discus (132-0) ... At 2003 state high school meet, finished second in the shot put (55-2) and fourth in the discus (138-3) ... Earned fourth in the shot put at the 2002 state meet with a 50-3 measurement ... Achieved his shot put PR of 59-9 1/2 at nationals, good enough for All-America honors ... Boasts high school personal best of 59-9 1/2 in the shot put ... Helped Christian Brothers secure the regional title ... Earned all-metro and all-state honors in football.

Personal-Full name is David Richard Wooten ... Born April 21, 1985 in Rochester, Minn. ... Parents are Bob and Mary Beth Wooten ... Family also includes younger sister Jenny and younger brother Conor.

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