The UW's No. 2-returning competitor in the shot put, discus and hammer ... missed the last half of the 2004 season ... was recruited out of high school to North Idaho College in 2001 by then-head coach Bud Rasmussen, now UW's throws coach ... was a two-time JC All-American ... sat out the 2003 track season to play football at Santa Rosa JC. 2004-05 Redshirted the indoor season...placed 3rd in the discus at the UW Outdoor Preview. 2003-04: Improved his marks every time out in 2004 ... heaved the disc a best of 161-8 at WSU in April, his last meet before being sidelined by an injury ... also recorded bests of 159-2 in the hammer, and 43-9 1/4 in the shot ... led all Huskies indoors in the shot and weight throw ... placed 15th in the shot at the MPSF Championships ... tossed the shot a season-best 53-0 at the Last Chance Qualifier. 2002-03 (Santa Rosa JC): Lettered in football at Santa Rosa Junior College in the fall of 2002 ... did not compete in track and field ... transferred to Tacoma's Pierce Community College in the spring to earn his AA before enrolling at UW. 2001-02 (North Idaho College): Qualified for the National Junior College Athletic Association Track and Field Championships both indoors and out ... was a two-time NJCAA All-American, earning the honors in the weight throw indoors and the discus outdoors ... recruited to North Idaho by Bud Rasmussen, now UW's throws coach ... transferred to Santa Rosa JC following the spring track season.
High School and Personal: Born July 6, 1983 ... parents are Carol and Jerry ... has two brothers, Nolan and Ryan ... won Washington's 4A state title in 2001, and took 10th at the meet in 2000 ... lettered three seasons at Puyallup, and served as captain once ... also excelled in football, earning all-league honors in 2000.
Collegiate Best Marks
Shot Put....... 61-9 1/4
Shot Put (indoor)....... 53-0
Weight Throw (indoor)....... 52-0