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Men’s Hammer Breakdown – Olympic Trials

Olympic Standard: 77.00m (252'7") Track and Field News Formcharts Qualifying Round: July 6th 5:00pm PST (77.00m automatically advances to finals) Finals: July 6th 7:00pm PST Olympic Trials Schedule Live Results Live Stream FREE This could be one of the hardest events to understand this year. No Americans have the Olympic Standard in the men’s hammer. The Standard was set ridiculously high (77.00m) and only 26 athletes in the ...continue reading
12 months ago

Women’s Hammer Breakdown – Olympic Trials

Olympic Standard: 71.00m (232'11") Track and Field News Formcharts Qualifying Round: July 6th 1:00pm PST (71.00m automatically advances to finals) Finals: July 6th 3:00pm PST Olympic Trials Schedule Live Results Live Stream FREE The U.S. has some of the best women hammer throwers in the world. We have a really good chance of getting a medal this year at the Olympic Games in Rio. The top three women WITH the Olympic Standard at ...continue reading
12 months ago

Women’s Shot Put Breakdown – Olympic Trials

Olympic Standard: 17.75m (58'3") Track and Field News Formcharts Qualifying Round: July 7th 11:00am PST (17.75m automatically advances to finals) Finals: July 7th 6:15pm PST Olympic Trials Schedule Live Results NBC Stream Day 7 There are sixteen U.S. women with the Olympic Standard in the shot put, but only three can make the Olympic Team. The top three women WITH the Olympic Standard at the Olympic Trials will make the ...continue reading
12 months ago

One Place Off at Prefontaine

Nothing better than being back in Eugene, Oregon and competing at the Prefontaine Classic. It has been almost two years since I moved out of Eugene, a place I called home. Not much has changed and especially not the amazing fans! After last week’s personal best in Tucson, Arizona I was invited to the only American stop on the Diamond League circuit; the Prefontaine Classic. I was a home town favorite despite having the lowest personal ...continue reading
1 year ago

Olympic Standard in Tucson

Never give up. Always persevere. Those have been my mottos to my career throwing the javelin. Saturday I threw a new personal best of 83.83m (275 feet). I have been training for over seven years to break my old personal best and I have finally done it! Tucson Elite Classic is one of the best meets in the U.S. for throwers. The competition doesn’t have prize money but it has consistent good/warm weather and all the best throwers in the ...continue reading
1 year ago

Rust Buster in Long Beach

I just had my season opener and it went pretty much how I thought it would go. I haven’t been able to throw from full approach yet in practice, but I still wanted to throw at Long Beach. I needed a meet to knock the rust off and clear my emotions before I threw at bigger meets. I don’t care how good you are; you will always have a nervousness that overwhelms you your first competition of the year. Practices have been going great, ...continue reading
1 year ago

Mentally shifting gears

The last six weeks of training has been nothing short of amazing. My confidence levels have risen tenfold and I am finally excited for upcoming competitions. This sudden shift in my season is not just by coincidence or luck, but because I made a mental shift in how I have been going about my day. I got to the training center in October of 2014. I joined my Olympic javelin teammates Sean Furey and Craig Kinsley in hopes that together we ...continue reading
1 year ago

What it takes to make the Olympic Team

So it’s that time of the year where everyone starts asking, “Are you going to the Olympics?” I awkwardly have to tell them; I don’t know, but I hope so. The second the words, “hope so” exit my mouth I can tell they think that I am a long shot to make the team and this is just a hobby of mine. I can assure you that’s not true, but it’s just more complex than that. And I am going to break it down.   The ...continue reading
1 year ago

Javelin Mecca in San Diego

American men’s throwing has struggled to win medals at the World Championship and Olympic stage. The throws aren’t usually on television, and there is minimal to no money in the sport, and most people couldn’t describe a “hammer.” Go figure we struggle in the throws. You can nearly go anywhere and find a “track” club or a group of runners that train and feed off each other; yet the throwers are a secretive bunch that is ...continue reading
1 year ago

4 weeks down, 42 to go!

I just finished up my first four weeks of training for the Olympic year and I have goosebumps! It’s starting off freaking awesome! I am throwing more than I have ever thrown this time of the year AND farther too! I couldn’t be more excited for the upcoming outdoor season. I got released from the Olympic Training Center in October, but I continue to use the facilities and I am now living off-site nearby. Prices for food, rent, gas ...continue reading
2 years ago