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Reese Hoffa

Reese Hoffa

Event: Shot Put
Height: 5-11
Weight: 315
PR: 22.43m/73-7.25 (2007)
Born: 10/02/1977
Current Residence: Athens, Ga.
Hometown:
High School: Lakeside Evans High School (Augusta, Ga.) '97
College: University of Georgia '01
Coach: Don Babbitt
Agent: Paul Doyle
Sponsor: Nike
Club: New York Athletic Club (NYAC)
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USA Championships
Three-time USA Outdoor champion – 2007 (21.47m/70-5.25); 2008 (22.10m/72-06.25); 2012 (22.0m/72-2.25)
Two-time USA Indoor champion - 2006 (21.61m/70-10.75); 2012 (21.75m/71-4.25)
Four-time USA Outdoor runner-up – 2004 (21.14m/69-4.25); 2006 (21.96m/72-0.75); 2010 (21.33m/69-11.75); 2013 (21.34/70-0.25)
Four-time USA Indoor runner-up - 2004 (20.97m/68-9.75); 2005 (21.74m/71-4); 2007 (21.21m/69-7); 2008 (21.40m/70-2.50)
Third three times at USA Outdoors - 2003 (20.64m/67-8.75); 2009 (21.10m/69-2.75); 2011 (21.86m/71-8.75)
 
International Championships
2012 Olympic Games bronze medalist (21.23m/69-8)
2007 World Outdoor champion (22.04/72-3.75)
2006 World Indoor champion (22.11m/72-6.5)
Two-time World Indoor silver medalist – 2004 (21.07m/69-1.5); 2008 (21.20m/66-3.25)
2003 Pan Am Games gold medalist (20.95m/68-8.75)
 
Awards and Honors
Pan American shot put record holder (20.95m/68-8.75)
2012 Diamond League champion
 
About Reese
A pillar of consistency, Hoffa has finished in the top five at the USA Outdoor Championships for nine consecutive years. Hoffa may have had his best year in 2012 by winning bronze at the London Olympics and winning the Diamond League title. You have to go all the way back to 2003 to find a time when Hoffa didn't own one of the top ten throws in the world in either indoor or outdoor competition. At the 2009 World Outdoor Championships, five of the six throws Hoffa took would have won him the gold medal. In 2007 alone, he topped the 70-foot-mark a total of 10 times. He broke C.J. Hunter's mark in establishing a new Pan American Games record in the shot put in 2003. A huge professional wrestling fan, Hoffa competed while wearing a mask at the 2004 Home Depot Invitational, dubbing himself the “Unknown Shot Putter.” Earned All-American honors four straight years competing for the University of Georgia. Hoffa also competed in football, baseball and wrestling in high school. He says his dream is to compete in a bear suit, being brought onto the track in a cage. He married Renata Hoffa on November 26, 2005.
Results
2014:1st place in Shot Put 21.64m at Prefontaine Classic; 2nd place at Paris (21.38m/ 70-1 47/64);
2013: 2nd at Lausanne (21.58/70-9.75); 1st at Birmingham (21.31/69-11); USA Outdoor runner-up (21.34/70-0.25); 2nd at adidas Grand prix (20.69/67-10.75); 3rd at Doha (21.01/68-11.25); 1st at Drake Relays (21.71/71-2.75)
2012: Olympic Games bronze medalist (21.23m/69-8); Olympic Trials champion (22.0m/72-2.25); 1st at Stockholm (21.24m/69-8.25); 1st at Warsaw (21.72m/71-3.25); 1st at Zurich (21.64m/71-0); 1st at Berlin (21.37m/70-1.5); 1st at Zagreb (21.80m/71-6.25)1st at Pre Classic (21.81m/71-6.75); 1st at Shanghai (20.98m/68-10); 1st at Kingston International Invite (20.71m/ 67-11.5); 1st at Kansas Relays (21.73m/71-3.5); USA Indoor champion (21.75m/71-4.25); 4th at World Indoor Championships (21.55m/70-8.5)
2011: Fifth at World Outdoors (20.99m/68-10.5); 3rd at USA Outdoors 2011 (21.86m/71-8.75); 1st at Pre Classic (21.65/71-0.50); 1st at Monaco (21.25m/69-8.75); 2nd at Doha (21.27/69-9.50); 3rd at Rome (21.13/69-4); 2nd at Drake Relays (20.93m/68-8); 4th at Stockholm (20.91/68-7.25)
2010: USA Outdoor runner-up (21.33m/69-11.75); 4th at USA Indoors (20.42m/67.0); 2nd at Millrose Games (20.59m/67-6.75); 1st in Brussels (22.16m/72-8.50); 2nd at Bydgoszcz (20.97m/ 68-9.75); 1st at Kentucky Invite (21.20m/69-6.75); 1st at Bulldog Limited (21.14m/69-4.25); 3rd at Doha (21.00m/68-10.75); 4th at Oslo (20.69m/67-10.75); 2nd at Drake Relays (20.56m/67-5.5); 4th at Stockholm (20.68m/67-10.25)
2009: 4th at World Outdoors (21.28m/69-9.75); 3rd at USA Outdoors (21.10m/69-2.75); 1st at Nike Prefontaine Classic (21.89m/71-10); 1st at Doha (21.64m/71-0); 1st at Hengelo (21.59m/70-10)
2008: World Indoor silver medalist (21.20m/66-3.25); Olympic Trials champion (22.10m/72-06.25); 7th at Olympic Games (20.53m/67-8.75); 2nd at Nike Prefontaine Classic (21.73m/71-3.50); 1st at Reebok Grand Prix (21.29m/69-10.25); World Indoor Champs silver medalist (21.20m/66-3.25); USA Indoor runner-up (21.40m/70-2.50); 1st at Doha (21.48m/70-5.75)
2007: World Outdoor champion (22.04m/72-3.75); USA Outdoor champion (21.47m/70-5.25); USA Indoor runner-up (21.21m/69-7); 1st at London (22.43m/73-7.25); 2nd at Millrose Games (21.75m/71-4.25); 3rd at adidas Track Classic (21.36m/70-1); 1st at Alabama Relays (21.84m/71-8); 2nd at Nike Prefontaine Classic (21.65m/71-0.5); 2nd at Madrid (20.81m/68-3.25); 1st at Ostrava (21.77m/71-5.25); 1st at Doha (21.37m/70-1.5)
2006: World Indoor champion (22.11m/72-6.5); USA Outdoor runner-up (21.96m/72-0.75); USA Indoor champion (21.61m/70-10.75); 4th at Nike Prefontaine Classic (20.98m/68-10)
2005: USA Indoor runner-up (21.74m/71-4); 5th at USA Outdoors (20.90m/68-7); 1st at Millrose Games (21.61m/70-11.25); 1st at Doha (21.29m/69-10.25)
2004: World Indoor silver medalist (21.07m/69-1.5); USA Indoor runner-up (20.97m/68-9.75); Olympic Trials runner-up (21.14m/69-4.25); 22nd in qualifying at Olympic Games (19.40m/63-7.75); 3rd at Nike Prefontaine Classic (20.38m/66-10.5); 1st at Atlanta (20.71m/67-11.5); 2nd at Verizon Millrose Games (19.98m/65-6.75); 2nd at Drake Relays SP (19.61m/64-4); 2nd at Home Depot SP (21.67m/71-1.25); 1st at Santiago SP (20.99m/68-10.5); 1st in Atlanta SP (20.71m/67-11.5)
2003: Pan Am Games gold medalist (20.95m/68-8.75); 3rd at USA Outdoors (20.64m/67-8.75); 5th at USA Indoors (19.40m/63-7.75); 2nd at Home Depot Invitational (20.90m/68-7); 2nd at Stanford (20.65m/67-9)
2002: 6th at USA Indoors (18.82m/61-9); 6th at USA Outdoors (20.47m/67-2)
2001: 6th at USA Outdoors (19.95m/65-5.5); 3rd at NCAA Outdoors (19.93m/65-4.75); SEC Outdoor champ; 9th at World University Games
2000: 6th at U.S. Olympic Trials in SP (18.95/62-2.25); 2nd at NCAA Indoors (18.48/60-7.75); 4th in SP at NCAA Outdoors (19.79/64-11.25)
1999: SEC Outdoor runner-up (18.59m/61-0); 11th at NCAA Outdoors (18.57m/60-11.25); 8th at USA Outdoors (18.75m/61-6.25)
1998: 3rd at SEC Outdoors (19.03m/62-5.25); 11th at NCAA Outdoors (17.80m/58-4.75)
1997: 5th at National Scholastics
 
USA/World Rankings and Personal Bests
2014:
Outdoor Bests- 21.64m/70 - 11 31/32 (No. 2 in the World)
2013: Outdoor bests - 21.71/71-2¾ (No. 2 in the USA, No. 3 in the World, ranked No. 2 in the USA and No. 3 in the World by T&FN)
2012: Outdoor bests - 22.00m/72-2.25 (No. 2 in the USA, No. 2 in the World, ranked No. 1 in the World by T&FN)
2011: Indoor bests - 21.00m/68-10.75 (No. 3 in the USA, No. 4 in the world); Outdoor bests - 22.09m/72-5.75 (No. 2 in the USA by T&FN, No. 4 in the world, ranked No. 3 in the world by T&FN)
2010: Indoor bests - 21.20m/69-6.75 (No. 3 in the USA, No. 6 in the world); Outdoor bests - 22.16m/72-8.5 (No. 2 in the USA, No. 2 in the world by T&FN)
2009: Indoor bests - 21.06m/69-1.25 (No. 2 in the USA, No. 3 in the world); Outdoor bests - 21.89m/71-10 (No. 2 in the USA, No. 3 in the world, ranked No. 2 in the USA and ranked No. 3 in the world by T&FN)
2008: Indoor bests - 21.49m/70-6.25 (No. 4 in the USA, No. 4 in the world); Outdoor bests - 22.10m/72-6.25 (No. 2 in the USA by T&FN, No. 2 in the world, ranked No. 3 in the world by T&FN)
2007: Indoor bests - 21.75m/71-4.25 (No. 2 in the USA, No. 2 in the world); Outdoor bests - 22.43m/73-7.25 (No. 1 in the USA, No. 1 in the world, ranked No. 1 world by T&FN)
2006: Indoor bests - 22.11m/72-6.5 (No. 1 in the USA, No. 1 in the world); Outdoor bests - 21.96m/72-0.75 (No. 3 in the USA, No. 3 in the world, ranked No.1 in the world by T&FN)
2005: Indoor bests - 21.74m/71-4 (No. 2 in the USA, No. 2 in the world); Outdoor bests - 21.29m/69-10.25 (No. 4 in the USA, No. 7 in the world, ranked No. 3 in the USA & ranked No. 4 in the world by T&FN)
2004: Indoor bests - 21.07m/69-1.5 (No. 2 in the USA, No. 3 in the world); Outdoor bests - 21.67m/71-1.25 (No. 4 in the USA, No. 4 in the world, ranked No. 3 in the USA & ranked No. 6 in the world by T&FN)
2003: Indoor bests - 19.47m/63-10.5 (No. 10 in the USA, No. 32 in the world); Outdoor bests - 20.95m/68-8.75 (No. 5 in the USA, No. 11 in the world, ranked No. 5 in the USA & ranked No. 9 in the world by T&FN)
2002: Indoor bests - 19.62m/64-4.5 (No. 9 in the USA, No. 31 in the world); Outdoor bests - 20.47m/67-2 (No. 7 in the USA by T&FN, No. 24 in the world)
2001: Indoor bests - 19.52m/64-0.5 (No. 8 in the USA, No. 30 in the world, ranked No. 6 in the USA by T&FN)

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