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2014 IAAF World Junior Championships

 

Russ Winger

Russ Winger

Event: Discus/shot put
Height: 6-3
Weight: 280
PR: Shot put – 21.29m/69-10.25i (2008); discus – 66.04m/216-8 (2011)
Born: 08/02/1984
Current Residence: Chula Vista, CA
Hometown: Colorado Springs, Colo.
High School: Pine Creek (Colorado Springs, Colo.) H.S. ‘03
College: University of Idaho ‘07
Coach: Ty Sevin
Agent: Jeff Hartwig
Sponsor: Asics
Club:
International Championships
2006 NACAC U23 shot put silver medalist (19.35m/63-6)
 
USA Championships
2013 USA Outdoor discus throw runner-up (62.03/203-6)
2009 USA Indoor runner-up (20.44m/67-0.75)
 
Collegiate Championships
Two-time NCAA Indoor shot put runner-up – 2007 (20.52m/67-4); 2008 (21.29m/69-10.25)
Three-time WAC Indoor shot put champion – 2006 (19.61m/64-4); 2007 (19.51m/64-0.25); 2008 (21.00m/68-10.75)
Two-time WAC Outdoor shot put champion – 2006 (19.48m/63-11); 2008 (19.65m/64-5.75)
2005 Big West Outdoor shot put (19.15m/62-10) and discus (57.53m/188-9) champion
2008 WAC Outdoor discus champion (57.36m/188-2)
2005 NCAA West Region shot put runner-up (19.27m/63-2.75)
2004 Big West Outdoor shot put (17.69m/58-0.5) and discus (52.12m/171-0) runner-up
 
About Chris
Russ Winger has established himself as one of the elite combination discus/shot put throwers in country. In 2012 he picked up a No. 3 ranking in the discus according to Track & Field News. This was in addition to Winger recording a throw in the top ten in the U.S. in the outdoor shot put each of the last seven seasons. As a standout at the University of Idaho, Winger won a total of eight Big West and WAC conference titles for the Vandals and a pair of NCAA Indoor runner-up finishes in the discus. He found a niche in the indoor shot put during his junior season in 2007 when he lost just once and that was in finishing runner-up at NCAA Indoors. He majored in wildlife resources while at Idaho.
Results
2013: 2nd at USA Outdoors discus (62.03/203-6), 8th in shot put (19.35/63-6); 1st at Chicagoland shot put (20.53/67-4.25), 6th in discus (59.08/193-10)
2012: 5th at USA Outdoors (61.24m/200-11); 1st at Tucson Elite Classic (61.81m/202-9); 1st at Chula Vista OTC Pre-Olympic Series (59.70m/195-10); 1st at Sydney Hunter Track Classic discus (60.21m/197-6) and shot put (20.51m/67-3.5); 1st at Adelaide Track Classic (60.98m/200-0); 1st at Perth Track Classic (62.98m/206-7); 7th at USA Indoors shot put (19.95m/65-5.5)
2011: 4th at USA Outdoor discus (63.38m/207-11); 1st in Tucson Elite Throwers Classic shot put (20.28m/66-6.5); 7th at USA Outdoors shot put (20.52m/67-4); 7th in Stockholm shot put (20.14m/66-1) and 9th in discus (60.30m/197-10); 8th in Pan American Games shot put (19.11m/62-8.5)
2010: 2nd at Mt. SAC Relays shot put (19.81m/65-0); 5th at Drake Relays shot put (19.64m/64-5.25); 6th at USA Outdoor shot put (20.27m/66-6) and 4th in discus (58.55m/192-1); 6th at USA Indoors shot put (19.50m/63-11.75)
2009: USA Indoor runner-up (20.44m/67-0.75); 7th at Drake Relays shot put (19.33m/63-5); 10th at USA Outdoors shot put (19.43m/63-9); 8th in Stockholm shot put (19.49m/63-11.5)
2008: WAC Outdoor (19.65m/64-5.75) and Indoor (21.00m/68-10.75) shot put champion; WAC Outdoor discuss champion (57.36m/188-2); NCAA Indoor shot put runner-up (21.29m/69-10.25); Third at NCAA West Regional shot put (19.82m/65-0.5); Third at NCAA Outdoors shot put (19.73m/64-8.75) and fifth in discus (57.17m/187-6); 5th at U.S. Olympic Team Trials shot put (20.37m/66-10) and 10th in qualifying in discus (56.18m/184-4); 1st at Stanford Invitational discus (60.80m/199-5); 1st at Pullman Cougar Invitational discus (57.92m/190-0); 6th in WAC hammer throw (60.91m/199-10)
2007: NCAA Indoor shot put runner-up (20.52m/67-4); WAC Indoor shot put champion (19.51m/64-0.25); 4th at Prefontaine Classic shot put (20.81m/68-3.25); 6th at USA Outdoors shot put (19.69m/64-7.25); 1st at Pullman Cougar Invitational discus (58.98m/193-6); 7th at USA Outdoors discus (58.16m/190-9)
2006: NACAC U23 shot put silver medalist (19.35m/63-6); WAC Outdoor shot put champion (19.48m/63-11) and third in discus (56.23m/184-5); NCAA Indoor shot put runner-up (19.44m/63-9.5); 5th at NCAA West Regional shot put (18.28m/59-11.75) and 5th in discus (57.87m/189-10); 10th at USA Outdoors shot put (19.34m/63-5.5); 1st at Long Beach Invitational shot put (17.44m/57-2.75); 1st at Pullman Cougar Invitational shot put (19.38m/63-7); 1st at Stanford Payton Jordan Invitational shot put (19.75m/64-9.75); 1st at Pullman Cougar Indoor Invitational shot put (18.54m/60-10); WAC Indoor shot put champion (19.61m/64-4)
2005: Big West Outdoor shot (19.15m/62-10) and discus (57.53m/188-9) champion; NCAA West Region runner-up (19.27m/63-2.75); 5th at NCAA Outdoors (19.03m/62-5.25); 9th at USA Outdoors (20.05m/65-9.5); 1st at Washington WSU Open shot put (18.32m/60-1.25) and discus (53.65m/176-0); 1st at Pullman Cougar Invitational shot put (18.36m/60-3) and third in discus (49.18m/161-4); 2nd at Pullman WSU Indoor Open shot put (16.47m/54-0.5)
2004: Big West Outdoor shot put (17.69m/58-0.5) and discus (52.12m/171-0) runner-up; 12th at NCAA West Region shot put (17.37m/57-0) and 11th in discus (51.27m/168-2)
 
USA/World Rankings and Personal Bests
2013: Outdoor bests - Shot Put, 20.53/67-4¼ (No. 10 in the USA, No. 27 in the World); Discus, 63.29/207-7 (No. 4 in the USA, ranked No. 3 in the USA by T&FN) 
2012: Indoor bests – shot put, 19.95m/65-5.5 (No. 12 in the USA, No. 31 in the world); Outdoor bests – shot put, 20.51m/67-3.5 (No. 9 in the USA, No. 28 in the world); discus, 66.04m/216-8 (No. 2 in the USA, No. 20 in the world, ranked No. 3 in the USA by T&FN)
2011: Outdoor bests – shot put, 20.94m/68-8.5 (No. 5 in the USA, No. 11 in the world, ranked No. 8 in the USA by T&FN); discus, 66.04m/216-8 (No. 2 in the USA, No. 20 in the world, ranked No. 5 in the USA by T&FN)
2010: Indoor bests – shot put, 19.75m/64-9.75 (No. 11 in the USA, No. 32 in the world); Outdoor bests – shot put, 21.25m/69-8.75 (No. 6 in the USA by T&FN, No. 10 in the world); discus, 62.88m/206-3 (No. 6 in the USA, No. 45 in the world, ranked No. 5 in the USA by T&FN)
2009: Indoor bests – shot put, 20.44m/67-0.75 (No. 6 in the USA, No. 7 in the world); Outdoor bests – shot put, 20.30m/66-7.25 (No. 9 in the USA by T&FN, No. 33 in the world); discus, 60.25m/197-8
2008: Indoor bests – shot put, 21.29m/69-10.25 (No. 5 in the USA, No. 5 in the world); Outdoor bests – shot put, 20.86m/68-5.25 (No. 6 in the USA, No. 16 in the world); discus, 60.80m/199-5; hammer throw, 61.65m/202-3
2007: Indoor bests – shot put, 20.52m/67-4 (No. 5 in the USA, No. 8 in the world); Outdoor bests – shot put, 20.81m/68-3.25 (No. 5 in the USA, No. 10 in the world); discus, 59.21m/194-3
2006: Indoor bests – shot put, 19.61m/64-4; Outdoor bests – shot put, 19.75m/64-9.75; discus, 58.37m/191-6
2005: Outdoor bests – shot put, 20.05m/65-9.5 (No. 12 in the USA, No. 45 in the world)
2004: Outdoor bests – shot put, 17.69m/58-0.5; discus, 52.12m/171-0
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