Adam Wheaton Signs a Contract With the Windy City ThunderBolts
Adam Wheaton recently signed his inaugural professional baseball contract with the Windy City ThunderBolts of the Frontier League’s Windy City ThunderBolts of the Frontier League in Windy City. A native of Kalamazoo who set Northwoods League records this summer with Kalamazoo Growlers is filled with anticipation about making an impressionful pro debut.
Clapham School serves children from pre-K through grade 8 while St John Lutheran School also operates within Wheaton Township.
Early Life and Education
Adam Wheaton is the son of Rick and Sioux Wheaton and has one younger sibling named Jesse. Adam hails from Kalamazoo, Michigan where he attended Northwestern College where he graduated with honors with a BA in History before going on to receive both an MA and PhD from Wheaton College and Talbot School of Theology respectively in Educational Ministries. While at Lamar University last season he posted a 2.66 ERA with a 69/10 strikeout to walk ratio and hopes to repeat such success this season when playing for Lamar ThunderBolts this year!
Adam currently serves as an associate professor of Humanities at Arizona Christian University and his research focuses on connecting ancient Mesopotamia with the Hebrew Bible.
Adam Wheaton will play his inaugural professional game Friday when the Windy City ThunderBolts take on the Empire State Greys at Sidell Stadium. A 2022 Wheaton College graduate, Adam has signed a contract until November.
He has been an invaluable player for the Growlers this summer, throwing 91 1/3 innings at Lamar while setting Northwoods League records in wins and starts. Now it is his turn to pitch at home; hopefully he can remain focused and concentrate on staying ahead of his competition.
Wheaton head coach Scott Podbelski has guided Wheaton’s Lyons to 18 All-Americans, 83 All-Region honorees and nine Rookies of the Year during his 22 years at Wheaton. Additionally, he led them to an NCAA Tournament appearance 18 times while receiving 11 NEWMAC Coach of the Year honors – an astounding record!
Achievement and Honors
Cruickshank distinguished himself academically while playing on a men’s soccer team that won two NEPSAC Class B state titles and earned All-CCIW status in both football and basketball – in addition to supporting Arsenal FC.
Niyizonkiza’s resilience through civil war in Burundi and her tireless advocacy on behalf of others are an inspiration to all in Wheaton. Her courage and dedication have earned her numerous national and international honors including the Otis Social Justice Award.
Hanno made significant contributions and inspired change that will benefit Wheaton College students for generations. As president, Hanno established experiential learning as a funded priority; strengthened local ties with neighbors and town officials; and created new public traditions to build a sense of community.
Wheaton combines academic work and baseball passion. He played college baseball at Lamar University and this season started pitching for Kalamazoo Growlers. Now a graduate student at University of Arizona studying ancient Mesopotamia and Hebrew Bible; working on monograph addressing use of rhetoric in diplomatic letters from Mari.
Reiss currently lives with two other residents at 2105 Indigo Avenue in Garden City, Kansas and was previously in Lincoln and Kearney respectively. Additionally he is married to fellow scholar Megan Reiss whom he met while at Lincoln.
As an actor, he has worked in multiple projects that have significantly increased his net worth. He co-hosts the popular Discovery channel documentary series, Myth Busters with Jamie Hyneman where they test various myths and rumors, special effects work such as costume making and animation assistance has all added to his overall financial status. Over 31 stock trades were completed within seven years resulting in 28 417 units of Akamai Technologies Inc stock worth more than $2 4 24 45 38 being purchased and held onto. Julia Ward and he live together in LA