PR: 77.07m/252-10 (2001)
Born: February 17, 1980 in Coos Bay, Oregon
Current Residence: Coos Bay, Oregon
High School: Marshfield (Oregon) HS '98
Colleges: University of Oregon '03; Oregon State '99
Coach: Dan Steele
Career Highlights: 2001 NCAA javelin champion
A transfer from Oregon State University and a walk-on at the University of Oregon, John Stiegeler had an amazing breakthrough season in 2001, improving his personal best by 27 feet and winning the NCAA Division I javelin in his own backyard at Hayward Field. Stiegeler attended Oregon State and competed there before transferring to Oregon in the fall of 1999, where he is coached by first-year Oregon volunteer assistant Dan Steele, one of the nation's best decathletes and a bobsled Olympian. Stiegeler traveled on his own to the 1999 USA Junior Championships and was rewarded with a then-personal best throw of 63.38m/207-11. As a prep, Stiegeler finished third as a senior at the 1998 Oregon 4A state meet (60.42m/198-3) and owned prep best of 62.66m/205-7. He played football for two years, seeing action as a kicker, quarterback and linebacker. Graduated as the valedictorian of his class and was a member of the National Honor Society major at Oregon is math education/pre dental.
2001: NCAA Outdoor champion (77.07m/252-10)7th at USA Outdoors
(71.37m/234-2)2nd at Texas Relaysranked 3rd in U.S. by T&FNbest of
2000: 9th at PAC-10 Champs9th at PAC-10 Champs (62.12m/203-10)best of 68.65m/225-3.
1999: Best of 63.38m/207-11.
1998: Third at Oregon 4A state meet (60.42/198-3) best of 62.66m/205-7.