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Ryan Whiting

Ryan Whiting

Event: Shot Put
Height: 6-3
Weight: 295
PR: Shot Put - 22.28/73-1ΒΌ (2013)
Born: 11/24/1986
Current Residence: Port Matilda, Pa.
Hometown: Harrisburg, Pa.
High School: Central Dauphin H.S. '06 (Harrisburg, Pa.)
College: Arizona State '10
Coach: TJ Crater
Agent: Mark Wetmore
Sponsor: Nike
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USA Championships
2013 USA Outdoor champion - 2013 (22.11/72-6)
Three-time USA Indoor champion - 2011 (21.35m/70-0.5); 2013 (21.80m/71-6.25); 2014 (22.23m/72-11.25)
Two-time USA Indoor runner-up - 2010 (21.03m/69-0); 2012 (21.60m/70-10.5) 
2005 USA Junior shot put champion (19.74m/64-9.25)
2012 Olympic Trials runner-up (21.66m/71-0.75)
 
International Championships
Two-time World Indoor champion - 2012 (22.00m/72-2.5); 2014 (22.05m/72-0.25)
 
Collegiate Championships
2009 NCAA Outdoor shot put champion (20.11m/65-11.75)
Two-time NCAA Indoor shot put champion - 2008 (21.73m/71-3.50); 2009 (20.16m/66-1.75)
2009 NCAA Outdoor discus runner-up (59.80m/196-02)
2008 NCAA Outdoor shot put runner-up (20.24m/66-05)
 
Awards and Honors
NCAA Indoor shot put record holder (21.73m/71-3.50)
Eight-time NCAA Division I All-American
 
About Ryan
Whiting had an absolutely dominant 2013, taking home shot put gold at the the USA Indoor and Outdoor Championships en route to a No. 1 overall world ranking. Whiting continued his shot put dominance in 2014, winning his third USA Indoor title and second World Indoor title. Whiting is the latest rising star in an event dominated for years in America by the big three – Reese Hoffa, Christian Cantwell and Adam Nelson. The Arizona State alum found an initial niche for indoor competition. From 2011-2012, at just 24 and 25 years of age, Whiting recorded the farthest indoor throw in the world and earned a World Indoor title (2012). One of the top throwers in NCAA history, Whiting's career for the Sun Devils included six national titles and an undefeated senior season. At Dauphin High School in Harrisburg, Penn., Whiting was a 10-time All-American. Whiting lists knitting, origami and exploring tunnels as some of his hobbies.
Results
2014:
3rd place at Shanghai Golden Grand Prix (21.31m/ 69-10 31/32); 5th place at Paris (19.92m/ 65-4 1/4); 9th place at Glasgow (20.06m/65ft 9 49⁄64in); 1st place in Madrid (20.91m/ 68ft 7 15⁄64in); 4th place at London (20.41m/ 66ft 11 35⁄64in); 9th at Glasgow (20.06m/ 65ft 9 49⁄64in); 
2013: 1st at Lausanne (21.88/71-9); USA Outdoor champion (22.11/72-6); 1st at adidas Grand Prix (21.27/69-9); 1st at Doha (22.28/73-1); 1st at Kingtson (21.74/71-4); 2nd at Drake (21.37/70-1); USA Indoor champion (21.80m/71-6.25); 5th place at Paris (19.92m/ 65-4 1/4);
2012: 9th in Olympic Games final (20.64m/67-8.75); Olympic Trials runner-up (21.66m/71-0.75); 3rd in Stockholm (20.94m/68-8.5); 2nd in Zurich (21.49m/70-6.25); 3rd in Zagreb (20.52m/67-4); 4th at Pre Classic (21.13m/69-4); 3rd at Shanghai (20.73m/68-0.25);1st at Daegu (21.14m/ 69-4.25);1st at Drake Relays (69-11); 3rd in Berlin (21.17m/69-5.5); World Indoor gold medalist (22.00m/72-2.5); USA Indoor runner-up (21.60m/70-10.5); 1st at Nittany Lion Challenge (21.29m/69-10.25); 1st at U.S. Open (21.16m/69-5.25); 1st at USATF Classic (21.43m/70-3.75)
2011: 7th at World Outdoors (20.75m/68-1); USA Indoor champion (21.35m/70-0.5); 4th at USA Outdoors (21.34m/70-0.25); 3rd at Doha (21.23m/69-08); 5th at Rome (20.88m/68-09); 6th at Prefontaine Classic (21.11m/69-3.25); 2nd at Lausanne (21.76m/71-4.75); 4th at Birmingham (20.55m/67-5.25)
2010: USA Indoor runner-up (21.03m/69-0); 5th at USA Outdoors (20.61m/67-07.50)
2009: NCAA Outdoor shot put champion (20.11m/65-11.75) and discus runner-up (59.80m/196-02); NCAA Indoor shot put champion (20.16m/66-1.75); MPSF Indoor shot put champion (20.01m/65-07.75)
2008: NCAA Indoor shot put champion (21.73m/71-3.50); NCAA Outdoor shot put runner-up (20.24m/66-05)
2007: 4th in shot put at NCAA Outdoors (19.38m/63-07); 3rd in shot put at NCAA Indoors (20.00m/65-07.75)
 
USA/World Rankings and Personal Bests
2013: 
Indoor bests - Shot, 21.80/71-6¼ (No. 1 in the USA, No. 1 in the World); Outdoor bests - Shot Put, 22.28/73-1¼ (No. 1 in the USA, No. 1 in the World, ranked No. 1 in the World by T&FN) 
2012: Indoor bests - 22.00m/72-2.25 (No. 1 in the USA, No. 1 in the world); Outdoor bests - 21.66m/71-0.75 (No. 3 in the USA, No. 5 in the world, ranked No. 2 in the USA, No. 3 in the world byT&FN) 
2011: Indoor bests - 21.35m/70-0.5 (No. 1 in the USA, No. 1 in the world); Outdoor bests - 21.76m/71-4.75 (No. 4 in the USA, No. 7 in the world, ranked No. 3 in the USA & ranked No. 6 in the world by T&FN)
2010: Indoor bests - 21.52m/70-7.25 (No. 2 in the USA, No. 3 in the world); Outdoor bests - 21.97m/72-1 (No. 4 in the USA by T&FN, No. 5 in the world, ranked No. 8 in the world by T&FN)
2009: Indoor bests - 20.01m/65-7.75 (No. 8 in the USA, No. 12 in the world); Outdoor bests - 20.99m/68-10.5 (No. 5 in the USA, No. 10 in the world, ranked No. 8 in the USA by T&FN)
2008: Indoor bests - 21.73m/71-3.5 (No. 3 in the USA, No. 3 in the world); Outdoor bests - 21.73m/71-3.5 (No. 4 in the USA, No. 25 in the world)
2007: Indoor bests - 19.89m/65-3.25 (No. 8 in the USA, No. 22 in the world); Outdoor bests - 20.35m/66-9.25 (No. 8 in the USA, No. 24 in the world)
2006: Indoor bests - 19.36m/63-6.35 (No. 19 in the USA); Outdoor bests - 19.75m/64-9.75 (No. 16 in the USA)
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