Scott Heaton was a third-place finisher in the NCAA National
Championships at 167 pounds in 1978 and was ranked No. 1 in the
nation as a senior in the 1979-80 season. He captured four NCAA
West Regional championships (1976-80), earned first-team NCAA
freshman All-America honors in 1977 and once held numerous school
Heaton posted a perfect 20-0 dual meet record in 1980 and still holds school marks for most dual meet falls (12) in one season (1979), most career dual meet wins (82), best dual meet winning percentage in a career (.878) and most overall wins (136) and pins (55) in a career. His dual meet pins included one in 18 seconds and another in 22 seconds.
Heaton, 136-19-1 in four seasons at Cal Poly, was a high school All-American at San Luis Obispo High School, compiling a 113-8 career record and capturing the 1976 state title He was state runner-up in 1975 and earned the National Age Group Championship in freestyle and Greco-Roman in 1974. Heaton was fourth in the National AAU Championships in 1980.
Heaton, currently an aquatic integration therapist for Club K, lives in Santa Maria with his wife Malin. Scott has four children.