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6 weeks off 6 weeks on

After an amazing 2016 season I took some time off and had a little vacation time, but now I am 6 weeks deep into training and things are feeling awesome! I returned from the Olympic Games to find out the house I was renting was being sold and I needed to vacate immediately. Problem was, I was also being told I had no access to the Olympic Training Center too. That’s right, nowhere to live or train after the best season of my ...continue reading
7 months ago

Blast in Berlin

I just finished up my 2016 season with another 80m throw in Berlin. It was the most fun I have had at a meet in a really long time. I was hungry to throw farther, but I can’t complain since it was my 8th best competition of my career. A couple weeks ago I competed in Paris; it was a great city but all the travels must have taken its toll on my body and I didn’t throw well. I flew to Germany where I could get a couple training ...continue reading
11 months ago

Throwing around the World

It’s been almost a month since I left my home in California, but I have been traveling all over the world with something to prove. I won the Olympic Trials this year which gave me the great opportunity to represent America in the 2016 Olympics. I may have left a day after my 30th birthday but I didn’t bother to buy a return ticket home. My goals were big; make the Olympic Final, compete to the best of my ability, and continue to ...continue reading
11 months ago

Second Chances

So many people dream of making it to the Olympics; few understand how hard it is to make it there. 2016 is proof that this is the hardest team to make. So many veterans missed the team this year, and so many teenagers proved their spot on the team. The standards are higher than ever in the javelin and I count myself lucky to be on such a fantastic team. But now is when training has been the hardest on me. It is a mental grind. The track ...continue reading
12 months ago

Proving them wrong

My career has had a lot of ups and downs. I rode out the lows because I saw potential in myself. I saw that God has given me a talent and I should be the best version of me that I can be. This doesn’t mean I haven’t doubted myself or my ability. As a javelin thrower you make very little money, you train hard, and endure lots of physical pain and hardship; you end up doubting yourself every year and question why you should continue. ...continue reading
1 year ago

Men’s Javelin Breakdown – Olympic Trials

Olympic Standard: 83.00m (272’4”) Track and Field News Formcharts Qualifying Round: July 2th 12:45pm PST Finals: July 4th 4:25pm PST Olympic Trials Schedule Live Results NBC Stream Day 2 NBC Stream Day 4 Currently only three U.S. men have the Olympic Standard in the men’s javelin. Cyrus Hostetler has the top mark this year with 83.83m. Sam Crouser and 2012 Olympian Sean Furey both hit their qualifying marks last year ...continue reading
1 year ago

Women’s Javelin Breakdown – Olympic Trials

Olympic Standard: 62.00m (203'5") Track and Field News Formcharts Qualifying Round: July 7th 3:30pm PST (62.00m automatically advances to finals) Finals: July 9th 4:00pm PST Olympic Trials Schedule Live Results NBC Stream Day 7 NBC Stream Day 9 Similar to the men, only three U.S. women have the Olympic Standard in the javelin. Last year there were big marks by both Kara Winger (formerly Patterson) and Brittany Borman (66.47m ...continue reading
1 year ago

Men’s Shot Put Breakdown – Olympic Trials

Olympic Standard: 20.50m (67'3”) Track and Field News Formcharts Qualifying Round: July 1st 11:00am PST (20.50m automatically advances to finals) Finals: July 1st 5:40pm PST Olympic Trials Schedule Live Results NBC Stream Day 1 One of the hardest teams to make in the World is the U.S. men’s shot put Olympic team. Thirteen men have the Olympic Standard and eight of them are ranked within the top 20 in the World! Favored to ...continue reading
1 year ago

Men’s Discus Breakdown – Olympic Trials

Olympic Standard: 65.00m (213'3") Track and Field News Formcharts Qualifying Round: July 7th 6:00pm PST (65.00m automatically advances to finals) Finals: July 8th 3:30pm PST Olympic Trials Schedule Live Results NBC Stream Day 7 NBC Stream Day 8 Six Americans hit the Olympic Standard this year; making it quickly become one of the hardest teams in America to make. The top three men WITH the Olympic Standard at the Olympic Trials ...continue reading
1 year ago

Women’s Discus Breakdown – Olympic Trials

Olympic Standard: 61.00m (200'2") Track and Field News Formcharts Qualifying Round: July 1st 4:00pm PST (57.00m automatically advances to finals) Finals: July 2nd 10:45am PST Olympic Trials Schedule Live Results NBC Stream Day 1 NBC Stream Day 2 Women’s discus could be one of those surprise events where almost anyone in the field could make the team. Ten women have the Olympic standard but only the top three women WITH the ...continue reading
1 year ago