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Last Updated: June 12, 2015
At Michigan ... Team Captain (2014-15) ... School Record Holder in the Outdoor Shot Put (63-7.5 ft.; 19.39m) ... Two-time USTFCCCA All-America second team (2013, indoor and outdoor shot put) and one-time honorable mention (2015, outdoor shot put) ... All-American Strength and Conditioning Athlete of the Year (2013) ... Two-time Academic All-Big Ten (2014, '15) ... Three-time U-M Athletic Academic Achievement (2011, '14-15) ... Big Ten Sportsmanship Honoree (2015; outdoor).
Redshirt-Senior ... Outdoor ... Threw 59-10.5 ft. (18.25m) to finish 23rd at the NCAA Outdoor Championships (June 10), earning Honorable Mention recognition ... At the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds (May 28-30), Threw 62-3.25ft. (18.98m), winning his flight and finishing ninth overall in the shot put to advance to the NCAA Championships ... Finished third in the shot put with a lifetime-best and U-M record-breaking throw of 63-7.50 ft. (19.39m) and eighth in the discus (176-0.50 ft.; 53.65m) at the Big Ten Championships (May 15-17) ... Won the shot put with a shot put throw of 62-7.25 ft. (19.08m) at the Toledo Collegiate Invitational (May 7-8); also finished fourth in the discus ... Finished seventh in the championship flight of the shot put competition, throwing 58-9.5 ft. (17.92m) ... Set the new school record in the outdoor shot put and placed fifth at UVA Challenge (April 17-18) with his throw of 62-0.5 ft. (18.91m) while also finishing seventh in the discus ... Was the runner-up in the shot put and fifth-place finisher in the discus at the CAL-UVA Tri Meet (April 3-4).... Finished fourth in the shot put (61-7.50 ft.; 18.78m) at the Pac-12 vs. Big Ten Challenge (March 27-28), where he also competed in the discus ... Indoor ... Finished sixth in the shot put at the Big Ten Championships (Feb. 27-28), throwing 59-2.5 ft. (18.05m) ... Finished third (61-00.25 ft.; 18.60m) at the Iowa State Classic (Feb. 14) ... Made his indoor discus debut at the Akron Invitational (Feb. 7), finishing fourth (166-08 ft.; 50.81m) ... Threw 60-8 ft. (18.49m) to finish third at the Dual Meet vs. Michigan State (Jan. 31) ... Finished runner-up at the Simmons-Harvey Invitational (Jan. 17) in the shot put with a throw of 60-4 ft. (18.39m).
R-Junior (I/O) (2014) ... Championship Meets ... At the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds (May 29-31), finished 20th in the shot put (18.14m, 59-6.25) ... At the Big Ten Outdoor Championships (May 16-18), placed eighth in the shot put (18.06m, 59-3) ... Outdoor ... At the Toledo Invitational (May 9), finished second in the shot put (17.65m, 57-10.75) ... Missed the majority of the season due to a hand injury ... Indoor ... Missed the majority of the season due to a hand injury ... At the Simmons-Harvey Invitational (Jan. 18), won the shot put (17.38m, 57-0.25).
R-Sophomore (2013) ... Two-time All-America second team (indoor and outdoor shot put) ... All-American Strength and Conditioning Athlete of the Year ... Championship Meets ... At the NCAA Outdoor Championships (June 5-8), finished ninth in the shot put (18.62 meters, 61-1 1/4), earning All-America second team honors ... At the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds (May 23-25), finished seventh in the shot put (18.48 meters, 60-7 3.4) to qualify for the NCAA Championships ... At the Big Ten Outdoor Championships (May 10-12), finished fourth in the shot put (18.48 meters, 60-7 3/4) and 14th in the discus (51.10 meters, 167-8) ... At the NCAA Indoor Championships (March 8-9), finished 12th in the shot put (18.09 meters, 59-4 1/4), garnering All-America second team honors ... At the Big Ten Indoor Championships (Feb. 22-23), finished fourth in the shot put (18.40 meters, 60-4 1/2) ... Outdoor ... At the Penn Relays (April 25-27), took second in the championship shot put (18.80 meters, 61-8 1/4) and fourth in the college discus (53.34 meters, 175-0) ... At the Mt. SAC Relays (April 18-20), placed eighth in the Invitational Elite shot put (18.08 meters, 59-4) and 10th in the invitational discus (52.85 meters, 173-5) ... At the California/Virginia Tri-Meet (April 6), won the shot put (18.68 meters, 61-3 1/2) and took third in the discus (51.88 meters, 170-2) ... At the Florida State Relays (March 22-23), finished fifth in the discus (47.29 meters, 155-2) ... Indoor ... At the Silverston Invitational (Feb. 16), won the shot put (17.69 meters, 58-0 1/2) ... At the SPIRE Invitational (Feb. 8-9), finished 14th in the shot put (17.16 meters, 56-3 3/4) ... Against Michigan State (Jan. 26), broke a 41-year old school record in the shot put to win the event (19.25 meters, 63-2) ... At the Simmons-Harvey Invitational (Jan. 19), won the shot put (17.82 meters, 58-5 3/4).
Sophomore (2012) ... Outdoor ... Redshirted ... Competed unattached at the Len Paddock Invitational (May 3-4), winning the shot put (17.21 meters, 56-5 3/4) and placing second in the discus (52.77 meters, 173-1 3/4) ... Indoor ... Redshirted.
Freshman (2011) ... Championship Meets ... Finished 26th in discus and 42nd in shot put at NCAA East Region Preliminary Rounds (Outdoor; May 26-28) ... Fouled on all three of his attempts in the shot put at both the Big Ten Indoor Championships (Feb. 26-27) and Big Ten Outdoor Championships (May 13-15); also finished tied for 16th in the discus at Big Ten Outdoor Championships... Outdoor ... Won the college section of the discus and finished 11th in the championship section of the shot put at the Penn Relays (April 29) ... Set a new record in the discus at "The Dual" against Ohio State, throwing 179-6 ft. ... Won the shot put at the UCLA Rafer Johnson Invitational (April 7-8), throwing 60-4 1/2 ft., the third-best throw in Michigan history (outdoor) and finished fifth in the discus -- Became first Michigan thrower to shot put over 60 feet in an outdoor meet in 29 years ... Finished second in discus at the FSU Relays (March 25-26) ... Indoor ... Placed sixth in shot put at the Grand Valley State Big Meet (Feb. 11-12) ... Finished third in shot put at ND Meyo Invitational (Feb 5), throwing 57-11 1/4 feet ... Took second in shot put at Simmons-Harvey Invitational (Jan. 22), throwing 56-6 feet ... Made collegiate debut at the Eastern Michigan Invitational, winning the shot put (18.00 meters/59-0 3/4 feet).
Prep... St. John's Jesuit H.S. (2010)... four-year varsity letterwinner... named to USA Today All-America team as a senior... city, district and regional champion in both shot put and discus as a junior and senior... Ohio state champion in discus and runner-up in shot put as a senior... finished second in discus and third on shot put at Ohio state meet as a junior... two-time All-State selection...conference champion in shot put as a sophomore... Personal Bests... Shot put: 68-7... Discus: 203-5... Other Sports... two-year varsity letterwinner in football... All-City, All-District and honorable mention All-State as a junior... recorded 116 tackles.
Personal... Born April 14, 1991 ... Enrolled in College of Literature, Science and the Arts ... Majoring in sociology.
$ - School Record
|Shot Put (I)||63-2 ft. (19.25m) $||1-26-13|
|Discus (I)||166-08 ft. (50.81m)||2-7-15|
|Shot Put (O)||63-7.5 ft. (19.39m) $||5-17-15|
|Discus (O)||179-6 ft. (59.75m)||4-17-11|