SOPHOMORE ~ (2011): (INDOOR) Recorded four Top 10 finishes in the throws: Shot put (6th, 50'-8) at the Snake River Open; Discus (6th, 134'-9, weight throw (5th, 43'-1.75") and shot put (5th, 50'-3.5) at BYU Invitational...Finished 7th and 10th, respectively, at the Great West Conference Indoor Championships in the discus (146'-1) and the shot put (45'-5). (OUTDOOR): Redshirt.
FRESHMAN ~ (2010): (INDOOR) Redshirted the indoor season ... (OUTDOOR) placed seventh in the discus with at throw with 43.22m 141'-09" at the GWC Outdoor Championships in Yankton, S.D. and 10th in the shot put (13.86m or 45'-05.75") as he helped his team repeat as conference champions ... was UVU's top performer in both the shot put (14.56m @ UNLV Classic) and discus (45.60m @ BYU Invitational) on the year.
Before Utah Valley:
Prepped at Hurricane High School ... lettered in track & field and qualified for State three years in a row ... a member of his 3A State track team in 2006 ... All-State in the shot put ... holds Hurricane High's shot put record of 56 feet ... also played basketball, baseball, and football in high school.
Graduated from Hurricane High in 2006 with a 3.75 GPA ... was on the Honor Roll every year in high school as well as being the Student of the Year in Weightlifting ... loves to fly fish ... served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (2007-09) ... also recruited by SUU ... parents are Mark Best and Alice Torrey.