PR: 66.66m/218-8 (2003)
Born: February 11, 1970
Current Residence: Americus, Ga.
High School: Albion (Mich.) HS 88
College: Siena Heights University 95 (Adrian, Mich.)
Coach: Mike Judge
Agent: Paul Doyle
Career Highlights: 2003 USA champion; 9th at 2003 World Championships; 1994 & 1995 NAIA champion; 1995 NAIA runner-up in shot put.
Brown qualified for his second World Outdoor Championships team with his third place finish at the 2005 USA Outdoor Championships in Carson, Calif. He led the field in discus throw qualifying at the 2004 Olympic Trials, but just missed making the Olympic team by finishing a heartbreaking fourth in the finalGood timing and a renewed sense of dedication to the sport enabled Brown to surprise the field by winning the 2003 USA Outdoor title, where he defeated three-time U.S. champion Adam Setliff with a throw of 218-8. His breakthrough 2003 campaign ended with him owning three of the top four throws by an American that yearafter a career of being ranked anywhere from sixth through eighth in the U.S., Brown applied to live and train at the ARCO Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, Calif. His application was initially turned down, but in January, 2003, he trained for a few days at the Training Center while visiting friends. ARCO director Brooks Johnson saw Brown training, and recognized his potential and quickness in the throwing ring. Brown earned himself a spot at Chula Vista, and his discipline has paid off The only two-time NAIA national champion in the history of athletics at Siena Heights, Brown was the first athlete to win back-to-back national titles in the discus in 1994 and 1995 at the NAIA Outdoor Track and Field Championshipsduring his collegiate career for the Saints, Brown earned NAIA All-American honors five timeswas runner-up in the shot put at the 1995 NAIA national championships with a school-record toss of 17.11m/56-1.75spent two years at Southwestern Michigan College in Dowagiac before attending Siena Heights University in Adrian in 1993has dreamed of competing in the Olympics since high schoolsays that athletics have helped him answer his life questionsmarried Dr. Marla Shaver on December 27, 2003father of five children.
5th at USA Outdoors
(60.07m/197-1)…ranked #8 in U.S. by T&FN…best of 60.07m/197-1.
2005: 3rd at USA Outdoors (61.77m/202-08)6th in Group A qualifying at World Outdoor Champs (61.91m/203-1)4th at San Diego (64.95/213-1)ranked #3 in U.S. by T&FN...best of 64.95m/213-1.
2004: 4th at Olympic Trials (61.99m/203-4)1st at Westwood, Calif. (62.91m/206-5)1st at Mt. SAC (64.11m/210-4)1st at Salinas (66.57/218-5)1st at San Diego (63.69m/208-11)ranked #4 in U.S. by T&FNbest of 66.57m/218-5.
2003: USA Outdoor champion (66.66m/218-8PR, U.S. Leader)9th at World Outdoors (62.66m/1st at Fresno (64.21/210-8)1st at Lapeenranta (65.92m/216-3)1st at San Sebastian (65.63m/215-4)6th at Zurich (64.25m/210-9)best of 66.66m/218-8PRranked #8 in the world (#1 U.S.) by T&FN.
2002: 6th at USA Outdoors (60.91m/199-10)ranked 6th in U.Sbest of 206-3.
2001: 7th at USA Outdoors (61.17m/200-08)ranked 7th in U.Sbest of 209-3.
2000: 8th at Olympic Trialsranked 8th in U.Sbest of 207-10.
1999: 8th at USA Outdoorsranked 7th in U.Sbest of 202-3.
1998: 4th at USA Outdoors9th at Goodwill Gamesranked 5th in U.Sbest of 205-1
1997: 13th at USA Outdoorsbest of 193-9.
1996: 18th at Olympic TrialsBest of 193-4.
1995: NAIA champion in discusNAIA runner-up in shot putbest of 174-6 in discus.
1994: NAIA champion in discusbest of 165-10 in discus.