Performance History and Personal Bests
2012: INDOOR: Defended his shot put title at the Missouri Valley Conference Indoor Championships, throwing a personal-best 59-02.75 (18.05m) ... won the shot put at the Panther Open (1/14) and took second place at the Jack Johnson Classic (1/21), Jack Jennett Invitational (1/28) and Iowa Invitational (2/17) ... concluded his career at No. 2 on the UNI all-time list in the indoor shot put at 59-02.75.
OUTDOOR: Runner-up in the shot put at the MVC Outdoor Championships (5/12), throwing 58-06.50 (17.84m) ... qualified for the NCAA West Preliminary Rounds for the second straight year in the shot put ... broke the UNI school record in the event on two different occasions ... shattered the 34-year-old record by 1 foot, 7 inches on Mar. 31 at the Central College Invitational, throwing 60-01.00 (18.31m) ... broke his own record by more than one foot at the Messersmith Invite on May 4 with a toss of 61-01.50 (18.63m) ... ranked among the Top 20 in the nation in the shot put.
2011: INDOOR: Missouri Valley Conference Indoor Champion in the shot put with a personal-best throw of 58-07.50 (17.87m) ... claimed shot put titles at the UNI-Dome Open (2/18), Jack Jennett Invitational (1/29) and Panther Open (1/15) ... finished the season at No. 2 on the UNI all-time list in the shot put.
OUTDOOR: Runner-up in the shot put at the MVC Outdoor Championships (5/15) ... recorded a personal-best throw in the discus of 165-01 (50.33m) to place fourth at the MVC Championships (5/15) ... qualified for the NCAA West Preliminary Rounds for the first time, placing 18th in the shot put in Eugene, Ore., with a throw of 55-07.25 (16.95m) ... placed fourth in the shot put at the Drake Relays with a season-best mark of 57-07.75 (17.57m) ... finished the season at No. 4 on the UNI all-time list in the shot put.
2010: INDOOR: Threw a season-best 17.32m (56-10) to place third at the MVC Championships ... won titles in the shot put at both the Jack Jennett Invitational and the UNI-Dome Open ... took second place in the weight throw at the Panther Open with a season-best toss of 15.72m (51-07).
OUTDOOR: Won the title at the Cornell Invitational in the shot put with a season-best throw of 16.45m (53-11.75) ... took second at the Tom Botts Invitational (4/3) in the shot put ... placed third at the John Jacobs Invitational (4/17) in the shot put ... season-best throw of 45.45m (149-01) in the discus at the Tom Botts Invitational.
2009: INDOOR: Tossed a season-best 50-04 in the weight throw at the ISU Classic...Took fifth place at the UNI-Dome Open in the weight throw with a toss of 49-07...Took third place in the shot put at the UNI-Dome Open (47-07 ¼).
OUTDOOR: Heaved a season-best 50-10 ¾ in the shot put at the Wisconsin Twilight, taking third place...Took seventh place at the MVC Championships with a toss of 50-10 ¼...Finished third at the Jim Duncan Invitational in the discus throw with a season-best heave of 156-06...Recorded a sixth place finish at the Messersmith Invitational in the hammer throw, heaving 153-01.