Jarred Rome
Personal information
Full nameJarred Daniel Rome
Born(1976-12-21)December 21, 1976
Seattle, Washington, U.S.
DiedSeptember 21, 2019(2019-09-21) (aged 42)
Tulalip, Washington, U.S.
Height6 ft 4 in (193 cm)
Weight315 lb (143 kg)
SportTrack and Field
Event(s)Discus Throw, Shot Put
Coached byArt Venegas and Bud Rasmussen
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)Discus Throw: 68.76 m (225.6 ft)
Shot Put: 20.41 m (67.0 ft)

Jarred Daniel Rome (December 21, 1976 – September 21, 2019) was an American discus thrower. His personal-best throw was 68.76 meters, achieved on August 7, 2011, in Chula Vista. He was the Throws Coach[1] at Boston University in Boston, Massachusetts. He graduated in 2000 from Boise State University and was inducted into the Boise State Hall of Fame in 2007.


Jarred won the 2011 USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships in Eugene, Oregon. This was his 4th consecutive world championship berth. His throw of 63.99m or 209 feet 11 inches gave him his first USA championship win. In college at Boise State University he had both the Indoor and Outdoor Shot Put (I62'6) (O63'11.75) and Outdoor Discus (210'00) school records and was the runner up in the 1997 NCAA Outdoor Championships. He was a six-time All American while attending Boise State.

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing the  United States
2000 NACAC U-25 Championships Monterrey, Mexico 2nd Shot put 19.50 m
2nd Discus 58.08 m
2001 Universiade Beijing, China 8th Discus 59.59 m
2004 Olympic Games Athens, Greece 13th Discus 61.55 m
2005 World Championships Helsinki, Finland 7th Discus 64.22 m
2006 World Athletics Final Stuttgart, Germany 7th Discus 67.25 m
2011 Pan American Games Guadalajara, Mexico 2nd Discus 61.71 m

Personal life

Rome was raised in Marysville, Washington, and graduated from Marysville Pilchuck High School in 1995.[2]

On August 5, 2017, he married Boston University Athletic Hall of Fame Field Hockey player (and former US National Team member 2008–2012), Pamela Spuehler. The two met while training in Chula Vista, California, at the Olympic Training Center in 2010.[citation needed]

On September 21, 2019, he was found dead in Marysville after attending an induction ceremony for the Snohomish County Sports Hall of Fame.[2] On November 13, 2019, the Snohomish County Medical Examiners office released the official cause of death. Jarred Rome died as the result of a fentanyl overdose.[3]


  1. ^ "Jarred Rome - Men's Track & Field Coach". Boston University Athletics. Retrieved September 17, 2020.
  2. ^ a b Watanabe, Ben (September 22, 2019). "Marysville two-time Olympian Jarred Rome found dead". The Everett Herald. Retrieved September 22, 2019.
  3. ^ Hutton, Caleb; Bryan, Zachariah (November 13, 2019). "Medical examiner: Olympian Jarred Rome died from fentanyl". The Everett Herald.