AS A JUNIOR: Set career bests in both the shot put and weight throw during the indoor season ... his new shot put mark came at the Notre Dame Invitational where he threw 14.38m (47-2 ¼) ... also reached 17.00m (55-9 ¼) to win the meet's weight throw competition ... top career weight throw mark came at the Meyo Invitational where he threw 17.54m (57-6 ½) in an outstanding effort ... earned points at the BIG EAST indoor meet with an eighth-place finish in the weight throw (17.45m, 57-3) ... set career bests in the discus and hammer throw at his first meet of the outdoor season, the Cal Poly Invitational ... threw the discus 51.52m (169-0) and the hammer 51.55m (169-1 ½) ... improved his mark in the hammer with a 52.45m (172-0 ½) toss at the Notre Dame Opener ... threw 52.86m (173-5) for fourth in the hammer at the Indy Relays ... qualified for the BIG EAST Outdoor Championship in both the discus and hammer throws ... took fourth in the discus, throwing 51.03m (167-5) ... scored all-BIG EAST honors in the hammer with third-place showing, establishing a huge career best with a toss of 57.35m (188-1 ½), and combined second-place/third-place effort with Kyle Annen helped clinch team title for Irish ... also qualified for the NCAA Mideast Regional in the hammer throw with BIG EAST toss ... finished 23rd at the regional behind Annen.
AS A SOPHOMORE: Concentrated on the weight throw during the indoor season ... set career bests in both the shot put and weight throw at the Blue and Gold Invitational ... set a big career best in the weight throw at the Central Michigan Opener (16.14, 52-11 ½) ... took fourth in the weight throw at the Notre Dame Invitational with a toss of 15.24m (50-0) ... threw the weight 15.98m (52-5 ¼) at the Meyo Invitational ... performed well for the indoor BIG EAST Champion men's team at the league meet, placing fourth in the weight throw with a career-best toss of 16.91m (55-5 ¾) ... improved dramatically throughout the outdoor campaign ... concentrated on the hammer throw and discus ... threw 46.41m (152-3) early on in the Willie Williams Classic for an eighth-place finish ... set a new career best in the hammer throw at the Mike Poehlein Invitational, placing ninth with a toss of 47.65m (156-4) ... also threw the discus 44.56m (146-2) in that meet for third place ... had a career day at the Indy Relays with a second-place finish in the discus (46.37m, 152-1) and a fifth-place finish in the hammer throw (49.15m, 161-3) ... again set a career best in the hammer throw at the Central Collegiate Championship with a 49.94m (163-10) throw ... scored BIG EAST Championship points at the outdoor meet with a sixth-place and career-best showing in the hammer throw (51.07m, 167-7) ... claimed all-BIG EAST honors in the discus with a third-place effort and huge career best throw of 51.06m (167-6) ... qualified for the NCAA Mideast Regional in the discus, but did not place.
AS A FRESHMAN: Worked on improving his distances with all the throwing implements during his rookie season ... steadily improved all his measurements during the year ... best indoor shot put effort was 12.88m (42-3) at the Alex Wilson Invitational ... top weight throw was posted at the Notre Dame Invitational (13.57m, 44-6) ... during the outdoor season, posted a 13.49m (44-3) to finish third in the Indy Relays ... top discus effort was 46.82m (153-7) at the Purdue Invitational.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL: Multi-sport standout at Galesville-Ettrick-Trempealeau High School ... earned letters in track and field, baseball, football and powerlifting ... helped the power-lifting club team claim the state title three-straight seasons (2001-03) ... served as team captain of the track and field and power lifting teams during his senior season ... two-time MVP and all-conference selection as a member of the track and field team ... set the freshman record in the discus during his rookie season ... appeared at the Midwest Senior Spotlight Meet in 2003 ... posted an impressive senior football campaign, earning all-conference, all-city and all-state honors, as well as being named the team MVP while playing both sides of the ball on the offensive and defensive line ... active in extra-curricular activities, including National Honor Society, FFA, Student Senate and 4-H ... oldest of two children ... born May 6, 1985, in LaCrosse, Wis. ... enrolled in the College of Arts and Letters as a pre-professional/psychology major.
|Career Track Bests|
|Shot Put||14.38m (47-2 ¼)||2006 Notre Dame Invitational|
|Weight Throw||17.54m (57-6 ½)||2006 Meyo Invitational|
|Hammer Throw||57.35m (188-1 ½)||2006 BIG EAST Championship|
|Discus||51.52m (169-0)||2006 Cal Poly Invitational|