Ethan Dennis
Ethan Dennis

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Grand Rapids, Mich.

High School:
Grandville

Event:
Throws

Elig. (In/Out):
SR/SR


04/20/2013

U-M Claims Seven Event Titles at EMU; Dennis, Riffle Throw at Mt. SAC

Men's Track & Field Claims Seven Titles at EMU, Two Throw at Mt. SAC

04/19/2013

Dennis Improves Own U-M Hammer Throw Record at Mt. SAC Relays

Men's Thrower Dennis Improves Own Hammer Throw Record at Mt. SAC

04/17/2013

Week 12: U-M to Head to Mt. SAC Relays, EMU Invitational

Men's Track & Field to Head to Mt. SAC Relays, EMU Invitational

04/10/2013

Week 11: U-M to Send Partial Squad to Joe Hilton Invite Saturday

Men's Track & Field to Send Partial Squad to Joe Hilton Invite Saturday

04/06/2013

Wolverines Finish Second in Tri-Meet with Cal, Virginia

Men's Track Finishes Second in Tri-Meet with Cal, Virginia

Last Updated: June 3, 2014

At Michigan ... Three-time USTFCCCA All-American -- 2013 outdoor (honorable mention - hammer throw), 2013 indoor (second team - weight throw), 2012 indoor (second team - weight throw) ... All-Big Ten second team (2012, Outdoor) ... Michigan's Most Improved Athlete (2012) ... School-record holder in the weight throw (21.20 meters, 69-6 3/4) and hammer throw (66.36 meters, 217-8) ... Two-time Academic All-Big Ten (2013, '14) ... Two-time U-M Athletic Academic Achievement Award winner (2013, '14).

R-Senior (I/O) (2014) ... Championship Meets ... At the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds (May 29-31), finished 35th in the hammer throw (57.58m, 188-11) ... At the Big Ten Outdoor Championships (May 16-18), placed fourth in the hammer throw (62.62m, 205-5) ... At the Big Ten Indoor Championships (Feb. 28-March 1), finished ninth in the weight throw (19.60m, 64-3) ... Outdoor ... At the Toledo Invitational (May 9), finished third in the hammer throw (62.14m, 203-10.5) ... At the UCSD Triton Invitational (April 25), finished fifth in the hammer throw (62.98m, 206-7) ... At the Kentucky Relays (April 19), finished second in the hammer throw (66.36m, 217-8) ... At the California/Virginia Tri-Meet (April 5), won the hammer throw (64.60m, 211-11) ... At the North Florida Invitational (March 28-29), finished second in the hammer throw (59.97m, 196-9) ... Indoor ... At the Silverston Invitational (Feb. 22), finished second in the weight throw (20.09m, 65-11) ... At the New Mexico Don Kirby Invitational (Feb. 14-15), finished fourth in the weight throw (20.26m, 66-5.75) ... At the Simmons-Harvey Invitational (Jan. 18), won the weight throw (20.32m, 66-8).

R-Junior (2013) ... All-America honorable mention (outdoor), All-America second team (indoor) ... Championship Meets ... At the NCAA Outdoor Championships (June 5-8), finished 20th in the hammer throw (60.97 meters, 200-0), earning All-America honorable mention honors ... At the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds (May 23-25), finished fifth in the hammer throw (64.29 meters, 210-11) to qualify for the NCAA Championships ... At the Big Ten Outdoor Championships (May 10-12), finished third in the hammer throw (62.45 meters, 204-10) ... At the NCAA Indoor Championships (March 8-9), placed ninth in the weight throw (20.53 meters, 67-4 1/4), earning All-America second team honors ...At the Big Ten Indoor Championships (Feb. 22-23), finished sixth in the weight throw (20.73 meters, 68-0) ... Outdoor ... At the Penn Relays (April 25-27), took eighth in the championship hammer throw (53.43 meters, 175-3) ... At the Mt. SAC Relays (April 18-20), won the open hammer throw with a school-record setting mark of 64.98 meters (213-2) and placed 10th in the invitational elite hammer throw (64.70 meters, 212-3) At the California/Virginia Tri-Meet (April 6), finished second in the hammer throw (58.73 meters, 192-8) ... At the Florida State Relays (March 22-23), finished fourth in the hammer throw (48.11 meters, 157-10) ... Indoor ... At the Silverston Invitational (Feb. 16), finished third in the weight throw (19.84 meters, 65-01.25) ... At the SPIRE Invitational (Feb. 8-9), finished eighth in the weight throw (19.34 meters, 63-5 1/2) ... Against Michigan State (Jan. 26), set a new school record in the weight throw to win the event (21.20 meters, 69-6 3/4) ... At the Simmons-Harvey Invitational (Jan. 19), finished second in the weight throw (19.71 meters, 64-8).

R-Sophomore (2012) ... All-America second team (indoor) ... Outdoor All-Big Ten second team ... Team's Most Improved Athlete ... Championship Meets ... Just missed qualifying for the NCAA Outdoor Championships after finishing 13th at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds (May 25) in the hammer throw (62.68 meters, 205-7) ... At the Big Ten Outdoor Championships (May 11-13), placed second in the hammer throw (62.71 meters, 205-9), earning Second Team All-Big Ten honors ... At the NCAA Indoor Championships (March 9-10), finished 14th in the weight throw (19.36m, 63-6.25), earning Second Team All-America honors ... At the Big Ten Indoor Championships (Feb. 25), placed ninth in the weight throw (19.21 meters, 63-0 1/4) ... Outdoor ... At the Len Paddock Invitational (May 3-4), won the hammer throw (62.18 meters, 204) and placed sixth in the discus (44.32 meters, 145-4 3/4) ... Won the hammer throw at the Mt. SAC Relays (April 19-20) with a mark of 62.53 meters (201-10 1/2) ... At the Georgia Spec Towns Invitational (April 12-14), finished third in the hammer throw with a school-record setting mark of 62.75 meters (205-10 1/2) ... Won the hammer throw at the William & Mary Colonial Relays (April 6-7) with a toss of 61.33 meters (201-2 1/2) ... Indoor ... Finished fourth in the weight throw (19.62 meters, 64-4 1/2) at the Virginia Tech Final Qualifier Meet (March 3) ... Won the weight throw (21.07 meters, 69-1 1/2) at the Silverston Invitational (Feb. 18) ... At the SPIRE Invitational, finished second in the weight throw (19.58 meters, 64-3) ... Won the weight throw (20.07 meters, 65-10 1/4), setting a new facility record at Navy's Wesley A. Brown Invitational (Jan. 28) ... At the Jack Harvey Invitational (Jan. 21), placed second in the weight throw (19.25 meters, 63-2) ... Finished second in the weight throw (20.38 meters, 66-10 1/2) and seventh in the shot put (14.51 meters, 47-7 1/4) at "The Dual" vs. Ohio State (Jan. 14).

R-Freshman (2011) ... Championship Meets ... Qualified for the NCAA East Region Preliminary Rounds in the hammer throw, but fouled on all three of his attempts and did not place (May 26) ... Finished seventh in the hammer throw and 23rd in discus at the Big Ten Outdoor Championships (May 13) ... Finished 21st in the weight throw at the Big Ten Indoor Championships (Feb. 26-27) ... Outdoor ... Finished second in the hammer throw at the UCLA Rafer Johnson Invitational (April 7-8) ... Finished fourth in the hammer throw at the FSU Relays (March 25-26) ... Indoor ... Placed fourth in the weight throw at the Silverston Invitational (Feb. 19) ... Finished third in the weight throw at ND Meyo Invitational (Feb. 4-5) ... Won the weight throw with a toss of 20.01 meters (65-7 3/4)againstOhio State in "The Dual" (Jan. 15) ... Made collegiate debut at the Eastern Michigan Invitational (Jan. 8), taking second in the weight throw (18.58 meters, 60-11 1/2).

Freshman (2010) ... Outdoor ... Redshirted ... Indoor ... Redshirted.

Prep ... Three-year varsity letterwinner in track... three-time All-Conference selection... state champion in shotput as a senior... finished 18th at Nike Outdoor Nationals in shotput... two-time conference champion in shotput and discus... team MVP as a senior... holds school record for longest shotput throw (58-5 1/2)... named All-Grand Rapids Track by Advance Newspaper... all-state selection as a senior... also played four years of football...National Honor Society... honor roll... Personal Bests... Shotput -- 58-5 1/2 (2009)... Discus -- 159-10 (2008).

Personal ... Ethan Robert Dennis was born December 4, 1990 ... Son of Scott and Jodye Dennis ... Father, Scott, went to the University of Michigan and Western Michigan University, while mother, Jodye, went to Wayne State ... Enrolled in College of Engineering ... Majoring in Industrial and Operations Engineering.

COLLEGIATE BESTS:
$ - School Record

Event Mark Date
Shot Put (I) 47-9 1/4 ft. (14.56m) 1/15/11
Weight Throw (I) 69-6 3/4 ft. (21.20m) $ 1/26/13
Hammer Throw (O) 217-8 ft. (66.36m) $ 4/19/14
Discus (O) 148-10 ft. (45.36m) 5/6/11