2008 NCAA Mideast Regional Semifinalist - Discus
2008 (Junior): Outdoor - Crowned SEC Champion in discus and named to the All-SEC First Team after winning the men's discus competition with a throw of 198-1 ... Also at the league meet, threw a personal-best shot put of 59-2.75 to place sixth and rank ninth all-time at UK ... Threw the discus an amazing a personal-best distance of 206-2, marking just the second time in school history a Wildcat has thrown the discus over the 200-foot mark ... The mark ranks only behind former two-time Olympian Mike Buncic's 1986 mark of 217-4 ... Named the SEC Track and Field Male Field Athlete of the Week after earning two regional-qualifying marks in shot put (58-7.50) and discus (202-9) at the Jesse Owens Classic. Indoor - Did not compete.
2007: Red-shirted seasons.
2006 (Previous College: Iowa State): Named to the 2006 NCAA Division I All-America list while competing at Iowa State University in discus ... Took ninth in discus at the NCAA Championships with a throw of 181-6 ... Recorded a personal record in the discus at the ESU Spring Twilight with his first-place throw of 195-6 earning him an NCAA bid ... Placed third in discus at Big 12 Championships ... Did not compete in shot put at the Midwest Regional due to injury ... Took first at the ISU Open in the weight throw with a personal record of 60-6 1/2.
2005 (Previous College): Qualified for the NCAA Midwest Regional in the discus and shot put ... Threw regional qualifying and season-best mark in discus at Tom Botts Invitational (175-11) ... Placed fifth in the discus at the Big 12 Championships (175-7) ... Had a regional qualifying and outdoor season-best shot put toss of 55-9 3/4 at the Big 12 Championships ... redshirted indoor season.
High School: Ranked fifth nationally among high school All-Americans nationally by Track and Field News ... Ranked second on Iowa prep all-time list with a throw of 66 feet in the shot put and second all-time in the discus with an effort of 206-9 ... Won Iowa state Class 4-A titles in both events (63-0, 190-11) in 2004 ... Named most outstanding boys high school performer at the 2004 Drake Relays after setting a meet record in the discus with a 199-1 mark that broke the existing mark by more than 15 feet and won the shot put with a toss of 60-7 ... Named Gatorade Athlete of the Year for the state of Iowa ... Adidas prep champion in the shot put (64 1/2) and finished fifth in the discus (185-0) ... Earned second-team All-State honors in football.
Personal: Born Sept. 13, 1985 ... Parents are Wayne and Linda ... Has one sister, Sarah (20) ... Major is kinesiology.
Personal Bests: Weight Throw - 60-6.5; Discus - 206-2; Shot Put 59-2.75.