Sam Crouser
Personal information
Nationality United States
Born (1991-12-31) December 31, 1991 (age 30)
Height6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Weight260 lb (118 kg)
Sport
SportTrack and field
Event(s)Javelin throw
College teamOregon Ducks
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)83.33 (Eugene 2015)
Medal record

Samuel Crouser (born December 31, 1991) is an American javelin thrower. He is a 2015 alumnus of the University of Oregon.

Prep

While a senior at Gresham High School, Crouser was named Gatorade High School Track and Field Athlete of the Year in 2010.[1] He was also Track and Field News "High School Athlete of the Year."[2] On May 1, 2010, he set the national high school record at 244' 2" (74.42m). This was broken in 2012 by Billy Stanley of South Park, PA. Sam Crouser set American youth record in Gresham, Oregon on 27 June 2010.[3]

NCAA

While a senior at University of Oregon, Samuel Crouser won his second national title at 2015 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track and Field Championships.[4] Samuel Crouser won all four Pac-12 Conference Javelin titles (2012, 13, 14, 15).

Professional

Sam Crouser won US Javelin title at Junior (U20) US Outdoor Track and Field Championships in 2009 with a toss of 67.18 metres (220.4 ft).[5]

He competed javelin at the 2012 Olympic Trials in Eugene, Oregon. He was ranked #6 in the US three years in a row, 2012 to 2014.[6]

Sam placed 31st in Javelin at 2015 IAAF World Championships in Athletics.[7]

Sam qualified to represent USA in the Javelin at Olympic Trials with a throw of 78.06 metres (256.1 ft). Sam placed 34th in Javelin at 2016 Summer Olympics with a throw of 73.78 metres (242.1 ft).

Seasonal bests by year

Personal

His uncle Brian Crouser competed in the javelin throw at the 1988 and 1992 Summer Olympics. In 2011, cousin Ryan Crouser joined Sam, setting the national high school record in the discus throw for cross town rival Sam Barlow High School. Ryan went on to win the Olympic Gold Medal in the shot put. Then in 2012, sister Haley completed the family trifecta by setting the national high school record in the girl's javelin throw.

References

  1. ^ Sam Crouser selected Gatorade national boys track and field athlete of the year
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-08-18. Retrieved 2015-11-23.((cite web)): CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ "American Youth Outdoor Track & Field Records Last updated: 12/08/2015". usatf.org. Retrieved 27 June 2016.
  4. ^ "Sam Crouser University of Oregon Outdoor Track & Field Results". TFRRS. Retrieved October 29, 2016.
  5. ^ US Junior Outdoor Track and Field Championships Javelin Champions through 2014 USATF. January 19, 2017.
  6. ^ http://www.trackandfieldnews.com/images/stories/Rankings/21-mjtrankus.pdf[dead link]
  7. ^ JAVELIN THROW MEN 15TH IAAF WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS PR OF CHINA BEIJING (NATIONAL STADIUM), PR OF CHINA 22 AUG 2015 - 30 AUG 2015
Awards Preceded byMason Finley Track & Field News High School Boys Athlete of the Year 2010 Succeeded byRyan Crouser