PR: 66.35m/217-8 (2003)
Born: November 10, 1975 in Phoenix, Arizona
Current Residence: Claremont, California
High School: Flagstaff (Arizona) HS '96
College: Northern Arizona University '00
Coach: Tony Ciarelli
Agent: Mark Hayes
Career Highlights: 4th at 2001 USA Outdoors; 5th at 2001 World University Games
Petrucci enjoyed a strong season in 2006 highlighted by his sixth-place finish at the AT&T USA Outdoor Championships and the farthest throw of his career since 2003 when he was the runner-up at Newport Beach with a toss of 64.51 meters/211 feet 7 inches. Petrucci made his first Team USA experience a memorable one, being part of the torch relay at the 2001 World University Games in Beijing, China. He was chosen in a random drawing among U.S. athletes in all sports at the WUGs. A representative of each country at the WUGs participated in the relay in downtown Beijing near Tiananmen Square, with Petrucci receiving the torch from a Ukrainian high jumper and handing off to a team official from Uruguay. “Its a tremendous honor and a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity,” said Petrucci, who was accompanied on his trip to downtown Beijing for the torch relay by hammer thrower Jay Harvard and fellow discus thrower Jarred Rome. “I’ve never done anything like this. It’s my first U.S. team – I’m brand new.” Set the Northern Arizona University school record with a throw of 63.36m/207-10a two-time All-American in track and field, Petrucci was an All-Big Sky Conference football selection in 1997 as a defensive end. His 2002 personal best of 65.92m/216-3 was the second best performance that season by an American.
8th at USA
Outdoor Championships (57.34m/188-1)…6th at Reebok Grand Prix
(56.89m/186-8)…7th at Salinas (60.39/198-1)…ranked
#10 in U.S. by T&FN…best of 60.39m/198-1.
2006: 6th at USA Outdoor Champs (59.85m/196-4)…2nd at Newport Beach (64.51m/211-7)…ranked #5 in U.S. by T&FN…best of 64.51m/211-7.
2005: 6th at USA Outdoors (58.94m/193-4)…2nd at LaJolla (62.46m/204-11… ranked #7 in U.S. by T&FN…best of 62.46m/204-11.
2004: No mark in prelims at Olympic Trials…3rd at San Diego (62.23m/204-2)…best of 62.23m/204-2.
2003: 5th at USA Outdoors (62.09m/203-8)…11th in his qualifying group at World Outdoors (59.58m/195-6)…2nd at Modesto (62.92m/206-5)…ranked # 3 in U.S. by T&FN…best of 62.92m/206-5.
2002: 11th at USA Outdoors (56.70m/186-0)…2nd at La Jolla (65.92m/216-3)…1st at Modesto (65.17m/213-10)…1st at San Diego (62.69m/205-8)…1st at Los Angeles (61.50m/201-9)…ranked #10 in U.S. by T&FN…best of 65.92m/216-3PR.
2001: 4th at USA Outdoors (62.92m/206-5)…5th at World University Games (60.50m/198-6)…2nd at Drake Relays…ranked #4 in U.S. by T&FN…best of 63.38m/207-11.
2000: 6th at U.S. Olympic Trials (59.69m/195-10)…6th at NCAA Outdoors…1st at Big Sky Conference…ranked #6 in U.S. by T&FN…best of 64.74m/212-5.
1999: 3rd at NCAA Outdoors…16th at USA Outdoors (55.99m/183-8)…1st at Big Sky Conference…ranked #9 in U.S. by T&FN…best of 60.46m/198-4.