Champion shot putter who won a gold medal at the Pan American Junior Championships in 2003. In 2006, he was both the Indoor and Outdoor National Champion.
He won several state championships at Tampa Baptist Academy in his hometown of Tampa, Florida.
An exceptional student, he was a Rhodes Scholar and was included on the Florida State University President’s list for posting a 4.0 GPA as an undergrad.
His father was his high school shot put coach.
He and Randy Barnes are both famous American shot putters.