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Jason Wellings

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    6'0, 200"


    Queen Mary's Grammar School, Walsall, U.K. ('93)

    Born: 26 March 75

    Position: GK

    Height/Weight: 6-0, 200

    International Caps: 34

    Years on National Team:
    2002 USA National Team
    2003 USA National Team
    2004 USA National Team
    2005 USA National Squad
    2006-07 USA National Squad
    2007-08 USA National Squad

    USA Hometown:
    San Diego, California

    High School: Queen Mary's Grammar School, Walsall, U.K. ('93)


    • Univ. of Central England, Birmingham, U.K.
    • 1997 (Law Degree), 1999 Post Grad Diploma in legal practice

    Occupation: Lawyer

    Playing Career:

    • Early Career
      Began playing field hockey at school at age 12
    • International Highlights
      2002 -
      USA National Team...USA/Chile Series...2003 - Named to the U.S. National Team...Pan American Cup Qualifier Team (Santo Domingo/2nd)...USA Eagles Cal Cup Champions...Pan American Games (Santo Domingo)...U.S. Pan American Games team (5th/Santo Domingo)...2004 - U.S. National Team...Pan American Cup (7th, London, Ontario)...2005 - U.S. National Squad...2006 - U.S. National Squad...Canada Test Series (Chula Vista, Calif)...Named to 2006-07 USA National Squad at USA National Championships (Chula Vista, Calif.)...USA vs. Trinidad & Tobago Test Series (Virginia Beach, Va.)...2007 -USA vs. Mexico Pan American Games Qualifying Series (USA wins series 2-0-1)...USA vs. Trinidad & Tobago tour (Port of Spain, TRI; USA wins series 4-0)...China 4 Nation Tournament Team (4th, CHN, JPN, EGY, USA - Lanzhou City, CHN)...XV Pan American Games Team (Rio de Janeiro, 7th)...2008 - Olympic Qualifying Tournament (Auckland, NZL; 6th_
    • National
      2006 -
      USA National Championships (Chula Visa, Calif.)...2007 - Placed 4th at USA National Championships with San Francisco Bay Area High Performance Center (Chula Vista, Calif.)...Named "Goalkeeper of the Tournament" for the National Championships.
    • Club: Belper (U.K.); Nottingham Hockey Club (U.K.)


    Nickname: "J.J."
    Career High: Captaining my country's team
    Career Low: Missing out on the 2003 Pan Am Games semi-finals on goal difference despite beating the Dominican Republic 23-0.
    Sport ambition:
    Medal at Pan Am Games
    Ambition after hockey: Continue my legal career
    Other than field hockey, my favorite Olympic sport is : Track & field
    Most influential person in your sporting career: Alan 'Sinnie' Sinclair. He is one of the most innovative, knowledgeable and perceptive coaches I've ever worked with. He developed my technique and had a real talent for getting the best out of me and my team mates. A knack for teaching players without them realising they were learning. Probably a man slightly ahead of his time.
    Before every game I : Eat Jaffa Cakes
    Most unusual thing that has happened to you: An Aussie fan asked to take a picture of me holding her baby son!
    I can't live without: my laptop
    Most people don't know that I: speak German
    My philosophy on life: Never be afraid of moving slowly only of standing still.
    Favorites: Food: Chicken Tikka Badami (Curry); Movie: Anchorman; Pro Team: San Diego Chargers; Musical Artist: Depends on my mood;
    Hobbies: Weight training, club coach Under-13 and Derby College

    Major International Competitions:

    Year Tournament Site Position
    2008 Olympic Qualifying Tournament Auckland, NZL 6th
    2007 XV Pan American Games Rio de Janeiro, BRA 7th
    2004 Pan American Cup London, Ontario CAN 7th
    2003 Pan American Games Santo Domingo, DOM 5th
    2003 Pan American Cup Qualifying Tournament Santo Domingo, DOM 2nd
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