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Top 10 of Germany

10: Weather The weather is better than Oregon. I keep getting told that normally they have snow by October and November and that the temperatures are normally much colder but this year it’s a lot warmer 40-50° F. And while it has rained a bit here it’s much lighter and not as long. In Oregon it rains all day every day and I have heard has been super cold in the States this year, so I dodged a bullet there. 9: Pudding I constantly ...continue reading
3 years ago

Not Top 10 of Germany

10: Single Stuff Oreos If you know me at all, you know how much I love Oreos. But single stuff Oreos are like throwing a javelin half as far; it’s just not a good thing. Lucky for me I know how to make Oreo cheesecake. 9: Lack of breakfast Google Germany and they have a history of large breakfasts. Full of deli meats, breads, and cheeses; like going to Costco and sampling everything they have to offer. But this is simply a lie, or at ...continue reading
3 years ago

Training in Germany

A couple weeks ago I left TrackTown USA to train with some of the best throwers in the world in Germany. The German throwers have been medaling at major championships for decades now and my coach and I thought it would be great to see what was in the water in Germany. We planned a five week training camp in Offenburg, near the southwest boarder of Germany, where Christina Obergföll (2013 World Champion) trains under her coaches, Werner ...continue reading
3 years ago

German Athletics

I asked the family I am staying with to name all the track and field athletes they could. It was a quick response, only one person. “Christina Obergfoll” Surprising to not hear Usain Bolt, Lolo Jones, Allyson Felix, or Ashton Eaton, but that’s simply the world they live in. Here in Offenburg, a city of 59,000 people I would venture to guess all of them only know one track and field athlete. And they would all say the same person. ...continue reading
3 years ago

New website and a new mission

I started my “professional” career in the summer of 2010 after I graduated from the University of Oregon. I quickly had some downtime after I tore my ACL for the second time at my first “professional” meet, the USA Championships and that’s when I decided to make my first website. I had this big idea that I would write blogs, post photos and videos and keep my friends and family up to date on my comeback from injury. I coined it ...continue reading
3 years ago

Building of Perseverance

I just got back from China with what seems like nothing but bad news. It's hard for me to pinpoint what has been wrong with my throwing, but my first two competitions of the year have been far from what I was expecting. To tell you the truth, I left China in embarrassment, but also with hope to still finish my season strong. Not a secret that I call myself a Christian, and praise God for the talent and opportunities he has given me; but ...continue reading
4 years ago

Beijing Bound

Some of the best news since I made the Olympic Games last year is a huge opportunity that I just received to throw in Beijing, China! It's a big meet with some great competitors and an opportunity to gain experience. Sadly I will be missing one of my favorite US meets in Arizona the Tucson Elite Throws Classic. It is one of my favorites because of the great atmosphere, the perfect weather, the night air, and I always seem to surprise ...continue reading
4 years ago

Biggest Decision

I made one of the biggest decisions of my track and field career the other week. I finally made the push to be a full-time athlete. I pride myself in working hard on and off the track. I have had the privilege of working for some great companies that have worked with my training schedule to allow me to improve in my sport, while maintaining a foot in the doorway to my career after I retire. I didn't go to college just for athletics; I ...continue reading
4 years ago

Post-meet Oregon Twilight

I finally started my season at the Oregon Twilight. Seems like yesterday was the Olympic Games but watching everyone finish their seasons when I am just starting mine really makes it feel like a long time. I am really not happy with my performance, but I am going to use the poor outcome to motivate me to work harder, and throw farther at the next meet. I finished up second place with 74.93m (245'10") well off of the goal I had in my ...continue reading
4 years ago