Men's Senior National Team




Adam Wright
Adam  Wright

Hometown:
Seal Beach, CA

Last College:
UCLA 2001

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 195

Position:
Attacker

Birthdate:
05/04/1977

Club:
NY Athletic Club, Bissolati Cremona


03/13/2017

Five-time Olympian Tony Azevedo Announces 2017 Aquatic Games Coming This August

USA Water Polo sanctioned event will mix competition with entertainment and other interactive elements

06/03/2015

USA Water Polo Inducts Three Into Hall Of Fame; Celebrates National Award Winners & Retired Olympians

Water polo community gathers in Costa Mesa to honor greats of the game

04/08/2015

USA Water Polo Announces Annual Award Winners; Honorees To Be Recognized At 2015 Hall Of Fame Induction & National Awards Dinner On May 30

Event set for Costa Mesa Hilton this May 30; Tickets on-sale now!

09/17/2014

CIF Opens Voting For All-Century Fall Team; Heavy Water Polo Presence On Ballot

Voting recognizes 100 years of California Interscholastic Federation Competition

09/25/2012

10th Annual USA Water Polo Golf Tournament Set For This December 14

07/10/2012

Good luck to the U.S. Men's and Women's Olympic teams in London!

Olympic Send-Off

06/07/2012

U.S. Men beat Croatia for first time since 2008.

Men's National Team vs. Croatia @ Rose Bowl

06/06/2012

Announcing the Men's Olympic Team for London.

Men's Olympic Team Press Conference Recap

06/06/2012

The announcement press conference of the 2012 Men's Olympic Team.

Men's Olympic Team Press Conference

06/05/2012

The final training roster for the Men's Olympic Team!

2012 U.S. Olympic Men's Water Polo Team

02/13/2013

2012 Olympic Games

The U.S. Olympic Men's Water Polo Team competed at the 2012 Olympic Games in London, England finishing in 8th place

One of the most experienced members of Senior National Team with nearly 15 years of involvement... Threat at both ends of pool with tough defense and good scoring ability.

INTERNATIONAL/CLUB
Notched five goals at the 2012 Olympics in London, England... Scored two goals at the 2012 FINA World League Super Final... Helped Team USA to a Gold Medal and Olympic qualification at the 2011 Pan American Games...Tallied five goals en route to a sixth place finish at the 2011 FINA World Championships...Key member of team that finished fourth at 2011 FINA World League Super Final in Florence, Italy...Helped Team USA capture 4th place at the 2010 FINA World Cup...Took part in the 2010 FINA World League Super Final in Nis, Serbia... Helped Team USA to a fourth place finish at the 2009 FINA World Championships... Earned a Silver Medal at 2008 Olympic games in Beijing, China...Scored four goals and dished out a team high nine assists...Tossed in four goals during Silver Medal finish at 2008 FINA World League Super Final...Scored four goals at 2007 FINA World League Super Final and again at 2007 Pan American Games... Scored five goals at 2007 FINA World Championships... Scored four goals for Team USA in 2005 FINA World Championships... Suited up for Team USA at the 2004 Olympic Games... Scored in six games and led Team USA with five goals at 2003 World Championships... Netted four goals at 2003 U.S. Cup... Had four goals, including three in one game, at 2003 French International... Won Gold at the 2003 Pan American Games...First became involved with National Team in 1997.

PROFESSIONAL
Named Head Coach of UCLA Men's Water Polo Team in 2009... In 2007 joined Bissolati Cremona....Joined Civitavecchia in Italy for 2006 season... Spent 2005/2006 season in Sicily , Italy , playing for Nuoto Catania... Played for Dynamo in Moscow , Russia , in 2004-2005 with U.S. teammate Ryan Bailey...

COLLEGE
All-American and All-MPSF in four straight seasons at UCLA... Member of 1999 and 2000 UCLA Bruins National Championship teams... Led Bruins with 27 assists in 1999.

HIGH SCHOOL
Played at Wilson High School in Long Beach , CA... 1995 CIF Division I Player of the Year...Member of 1994 Division I CIF championship team... All-American honors in three seasons... Notched 309 career goals.

PERSONAL
Favorite foods include sushi and Mexican... If he weren't playing water polo, he'd pursue baseball... Cites his parents, brother, and Klaus Barth as his biggest influences... Loved traveling to Cuba and Hong Kong with water polo team... Married in 2006.

INTERNATIONAL HIGHLIGHTS

  • 2012 OLYMPICS GAMES, LONDON, ENGLAND, 8TH PLACE
  • 2011 PAN AMERICAN GAMES, GUADALAJARA, MEXICO, 1ST PLACE
  • 2011 FINA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS, SHANGHAI, CHINA, 6TH PLACE
  • 2011 FINA WORLD LEAGUE SUPER FINAL, FLORENCE, ITALY, 4TH PLACE
  • 2010 FINA WORLD CUP, ORADEA, ROMANIA, 4TH PLACE
  • 2010 FINA WORLD LEAGUE SUPER FINAL, NIS, SERBIA, 5TH PLACE
  • 2009 FINA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS, ROME, ITALY, 4TH PLACE
  • 2009 FINA WORLD LEAGUE SUPER FINAL, PODGORICA, MONTENEGRO, 4TH PLACE
  • 2008 OLYMPIC GAMES, BEIJING, CHINA, 2ND PLACE
  • 2008 FINA WORLD LEAGUE SUPER FINALS, GENOA, ITALY, 2ND PLACE
  • 2007 FINA WORLD LEAGUE SUPER FINALS, BERLIN, GERMANY 5TH PLACE
  • 2007 PAN AMERICAN GAMES, RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL, 1ST PLACE
  • 2007 FINA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS, MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA, 9TH PLACE
  • 2006 FINA WORLD LEAGUE SUPER FINALS, ATHENS, GREECE, 5TH PLACE
  • 2005 FINA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS, MONTREAL, CANADA, 11TH PLACE
  • 2005 ASUA CUP MEXICO CITY, MEXICO, 1ST PLACE
  • 2004 OLYMPIC GAMES, ATHENS, GREECE, 7TH PLACE
  • 2004 TORNEO DI NAPOLI, NAPLES, ITALY, 3RD PLACE
  • 2003 PAN AMERICAN GAMES, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC, 1ST PLACE
  • 2003 FINA WORLD LEAGUE SUPER FINALS, NEW YORK, NY, 3RD PLACE
  • 2003 FINA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS, BARCELONA, SPAIN, 6TH PLACE
  • 2003 U.S. CUP, STANFORD, CA, 2ND PLACE
  • 2002 FINA WORLD CUP, BELGRADE, YUGOSLAVIA, 7TH PLACE
  • 2001 FINA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS, FUKUOKA , JAPAN, 7TH PLACE
  • 2000 UPS CUP, LOS ALAMITOS, CA ( USA "B"), 6TH PLACE
  • 1999 WORLD UNIVERSITY GAMES, PALMA DE MALLORCA, SPAIN, 4TH PLACE

FUN FACTS ABOUT ADAM
Favorite Food: Italian
Favorite Movie: Die Hard
Favorite Songs: "Stir It Up" and "Three Little Birds" by Bob Marley
Favorite Musical Artists: Bob Marley, Led Zeppelin, and The Band
Favorite Color: Blue
Best Present Ever Received: Motorcycle
Best Halloween Costume: Raccoon
Special Power: To cure cancer
Favorite Quote: "Be quick but don't hurry" - John Wooden
Etcetera: Would play baseball if not for water polo... supports the Klaus Barth foundation for cancer (Barth was his former coach and is an idol)... best things about water polo are that the game is in the water, and the friends you make out of the water... got into water polo because he lived near the beach and was involved with swimming, then a friend started playing the sport, and so did he.


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