Teri Steer
Personal information
Born (1975-10-30) October 30, 1975 (age 48)
Crete, Nebraska
EducationSouthern Methodist University
SpouseChristian Cantwell
CountryUnited States
EventShot put
Achievements and titles
Olympic finals22nd (2000)
World finals9th (1999)
Regional finalsBronze (1999)
Personal best19.21m (2001)

Teri Steer-Cantwell (born October 30, 1975, in Crete, Nebraska) is an American shot putter.


In 1999, she won bronze medals at the World Indoor Championships and the Pan American Games, and finished ninth at the World Championships. She attended Southern Methodist University (SMU) in Dallas, Texas.

Her personal best throw is 19.21 metres (63.0 ft), achieved in April 2001 in Des Moines, Iowa.

In 2019, she was inducted into the SMU Mustangs Hall of Fame.[1]

Personal life

Steer-Cantwell is married to shot putter Christian Cantwell. She hails from Crete, Nebraska and currently resides in Columbia, Missouri.[2]

On May 27, 2008, she gave birth to her first son, Jackson Daniel Cantwell, 11-pounds 2-ounces.

International competitions

Year Competition Venue Position Notes
Representing the  United States
1994 World Junior Championships Lisbon, Portugal 15th (q) 14.46 m
1998 Goodwill Games Uniondale, United States 5th 18.30 m
1999 World Indoor Championships Maebashi, Japan 3rd 18.86 m
Pan American Games Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada 3rd 18.03 m
World Championships Seville, Spain 9th 18.04 m
2000 Olympic Games Sydney, Australia 22nd (q) 16.34 m


  1. ^ "Teri Steer (2019) - Hall of Fame". smumustangs.com. Retrieved May 22, 2024.
  2. ^ "Current Clinic info". www.mtccca.org. Archived from the original on November 21, 2002. Retrieved May 22, 2022.