Dr. Randall L. Wilber ’76 Full Biography
|Dr. Randall L. Wilber ’76 is a Senior Sport Physiologist at the US Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs. He has been privileged to work with Olympic champions Michael Phelps (swimming), Missy Franklin (swimming), Meb Keflezighi (track), Galen Rupp (track), Kristin Armstrong (cycling), Apolo Ohno (speedskating) and Bill Demong (Nordic ski). Wilber has been a staff member of Team USA at six Olympic Games. In addition, he serves as a consultant to the U.S. Navy SEALs on issues related to combat performance at high altitude.
In the area of scholarship, Wilber has authored over 50 papers in peer-reviewed scientific journals, and has written two books and several book chapters in the areas of sports medicine and sport science. In addition, he has been an invited speaker at scientific meetings across the globe. Wilber was recognized as a Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) in 1998 and currently serves as Chair of the ACSM Olympic and Paralympic Sports Medicine Committee.
Wilber earned a B.A. degree in history from Grove City College and holds a M.A. in history from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. He earned his M.S. and Ph.D. in exercise physiology from Florida State University.
A two-time recoveree from open-heart surgery, Wilber is dedicated to the promotion of optimal cardiac health through his own hiking, running and cycling in the Rocky Mountains, as well as support of the annual Heart Run and Heart Ball events in Colorado Springs.