Note Dame competed against DePaul, Marquette, Detroit Mercy, and Bethel. They won 20 events, 10 men's and 10 women's.
AS A SENIOR: Sixth-place finish in the indoor weight throw at the Blue and Gold Invitational ... claimed eighth with a throw of 16.25m at the Notre Dame Invitational ... finished seventh in the hammer throw at the GINA Relays ... named a BIG EAST Academic All-Star.
AS A JUNIOR: Threw in both the hammer and weight throw in the year ... upped the bar on his previous bests in both events on the season ... hit his best mark of the year in the hammer throw at the Purdue Dave Rankin with a toss of 51.53m, good for sixth place ... strongest throw in the weight throw came at the Meyo Invitational with a hurl of 16.29m and a 14th-place result ... opened his season at the Blue & Gold Invitational with a fifth-place finish in the weight throw with a mark of 15.49m ... earned a pair of top-10 finishes in the weight throw at the GVSU Bob Eubanks Open (15.49m) and Notre Dame Invitational (16.04m) ... finished 11th in the hammer throw at the Texas Roadhouse Border Battle, setting his mark at 45.96m ... ended his season with an eighth-place showing in the hammer throw at the Gina Relays after tossing the hammer 50.69m.
AS A SOPHOMORE: Finished ninth in the weight throw (14.56m) at the Blue and Golf Invitational ... had a toss of 14.25m for 10th in the weight throw at the Notre Dame Indoor Opener ... finished 13th in the weight throw (14.55m) at the Notre Dame Invitational ... posted a weight throw of 14.50m for 24th at the Meyo Invitational ... finished eighth in the weight throw (14.92m) at the Alex Wilson Invitational ... finished 18th in the hammer throw (46.25m) at the Dave Rankin Invitational ... finished 11th with a 47.50m in the hammer throw at the Gina Relays.
AS A FRESHMAN: Did not compete.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL: Competed in both football (linebacker/fullback) and track (shot-put) while attending Homestead (Wis.) ... lettered three times in track while earning a letter twice for his efforts on the football team ... helped football team earn conference and regional titles in his sophomore through senior seasons, including the state crown and a national ranking his junior year ... named team captain as a senior ... all-conference and all-city performer as a senior ... twice led track team to the conference championship ... earned track all-conference and all-city honors as a senior ... set a personal-best mark of 55'3" in the shot put as a prep ... served on the student council ... born in Milwaukee, Wis. ... son of Brian Smigelski and Barb O'Brien ... father wrestled and played football at Lawrence University ... grandfather played football at Marquette ... attended same high school as Irish swimmer Jonathan Whitcomb ... has one sister, Katie ... graduated from the College of Science with a degree in science business ... also earned a minor through the Arts and Letters/College of Science honors program.