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    John Belcher  
    John Belcher

    Hometown:
    Cheyenne, WY

    High School:
    Cheyenne Central

    Event:
    Throws

    Birthdate:
    06/12/1989


    AS A SENIOR: Competed at the 2011 NCAA Division I East Preliminary Round in the hammer throw (58.82m) ... scored points for the Irish at the BIG EAST Outdoor Championships in the shot put, recording a toss of 16.43m ... scored points for the Irish at the BIG EAST Indoor Championships in the shot put ... placed first in the hammer throw, with a throw of 58.89m ... recorded a distance of 41.42m in the discus at the Purdue Mike Poehlein Invitational ... claimed second overall at the Notre Dame Invitational in the shot put ... earned a monogram.

    AS A JUNIOR:Finished fifth(16.37m)in the weight throw while placing fourth(16.29m)in the shot put atthe Blue and Gold Invitational...placed fifth(15.58m)in the shot put and third(17.14m)in the weight throw at the Notre DameOpener ... heaved the weight 16.75m to finish in eighth place at the Notre Dame Invitational ... placed fourth (18.71m)in the weight throw at the Indiana Relays ... logged a fourth-place finish(18.59m)in the weight throw at the BIG EAST Indoor Championships ...shot put throw of 16.12m to finish in eighth place at the Arizona State Invitational ... shot put throw of (16.53m) and discus throw of (44.34m), placing seventh in each eventat the Dave Rankin Invitational... had a hammer throw of 56.75m for fourth at the BIG EAST Outdoor Championships ... earned an all-BIG EAST citation in the shot put for third place(17.37m)at the league meet ... finished the outdoor season at the NCAA Regionals by throwing the shot put 16.52m.

    AS A SOPHOMORE: Finished fifth in the weight throw at the Blue and Gold Invitational ... won the shot put at the Notre Dame Indoor Opener with a 16.86m, while also placing seventh in the weight throw ... picked up another shot put victory at the Notre Dame Invitational with a 17.23m, along with a seventh-place finish in the weight throw ... finished seventh in the shot put (16.11m) at the Indiana Invitational ... placed seventh in the shot put and fourth in the weight throw at the Meyo Invitational ... earned all-BIG EAST honors by placing third in the shot put (17.71m) at the BIG EAST Indoor Championships ... placed in the top five in both the shot put and the weight throw at the Alex Wilson Invitational ... finished fourth in the shot put at the Arizona State Invitational while also competing in the hammer throw ... placed fourth in the second flight of the hammer throw (52.35m) at the Mt. SAC Relays ... placed fifth in the shot put at the BIG EAST Outdoor Championships with a 16.87m ... competed in both the shot put and hammer throw at the Georgia Tech Invitational.

    AS A FRESHMAN: Finished fourth in the shot put with a 15.19m and seventh in the weight throw (13.92m) at the Blue and Gold Invitational ... recorded a 14.89m in the shot put to finish eighth at the Meyo Invitational ... finished 12th in the shot put (13.78m) at the BIG EAST Indoor Championships ... closed the indoor season with sixth- and seventh-place finishes in the weight throw (13.6m) and shot put (15.41m), respectively, at the Alex Wilson Invitational ... focused on the shot put, hammer throw and discus during the outdoor campaign ... finished 10th in the shot put, first in the discus and sixth in the hammer throw at the Arizona State Invitational ... took third in the shot put (15.66m) at the Mike Poehlein Invitational ... also finished seventh in the discus and fourth in the hammer throw at the meet ... finished seventh in the both the discus and shot put, while finishing 13th in the hammer throw at the Ole Miss Invitational ... finished eighth in the shot put (15.30m) at the Eastern Michigan Invitational ... also finished second in the hammer throw with a personal-best 51.13m and sixth in the discus (39.26m) ... took fifth in the shot put at the Hillsdale Relays with a 15.28m ... finished sixth in the shot put (15.86m) at the BIG EAST Outdoor Championships ... also finished fourth in the hammer throw at the league showdown.

    HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL: Letterwinner in both track and field and football at Cheyenne Central (Wyo.) ... Wyoming state record holder in the shot put (56-9) entering first season at Notre Dame ... two-time state champion in the shot put in 2007 indoor and outdoor season ... runner-up at state in the shot put indoor and outdoor seasons in 2006 and runner-up in 2007 in the discus ... two-time track and field all-conference honoree junior and senior years and three-time honoree in football in final three seasons ... earned all-conference honors both senior and junior years in football and track and field ... member of the National Honor Society ... born June 12, 1989, in Cheyenne, Wyo. ... son of Sarah and James Belcher ... has one older sister, Katherine ... uncle, William Schwartz, played football at Stanford ... graduated in May 2011 from the College of Science with a major in in science-business.

    BELCHER'S CAREER INDOOR BESTS

    Shot Put (BIG EAST Championships) 17.71m
    Weight Throw (Meyo Invitational) 18.71m

    BELCHER'S CAREER OUTDOOR BESTS

    Shot Put (BIG EAST Championships) 17.37m
    Discus (Border Battle) 47.14m
    Hammer Throw (Arizona State Invitational) 56.88m
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