Jason Young (born May 27, 1981) is an American discus thrower who competed in the 2012 Summer Olympics, finishing 19th. At Texas Tech, Young was a two-time All-American in track and field and placed second in the discus at the 2004 NCAA Outdoor Championship. In 2010 and 2011, he was the runner-up in discus at the USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships. He finished 2010 as the number two ranked discus thrower in the world, and has been ranked among the top ten in the United States six times. In 2010 he set his personal best at 69,90m (229″3′).
What do you need to work on, improve?
Be healthy again.
Where will you be living this winter?
Same as before Lubbock Texas.
Are you throwing in the off-season in practice?
Yes throwing is part of the plan unless I am injured.
What weight lifting exercises will you do?
Basics of olympic and power lfits + some special strength.
Who will you train with?
Train alone, occasionally I will have visitor.
Who is your coach?
Don’t have a coach per se. Just me.
Are you going to try anything new this off-season?
Nothing new..new has gotten me in trouble. Back to old, what worked best.
What will you do to relax?
Had a 3 weeks off throwing and a good relaxation with wife and son before her school officially started back (teacher).
When do you plan to compete again?
Not sure when I will compete or if I will compete. 2014 was kind of a waste. Had just a few meets and that lead to a disorganized and non productive season. Support from federation is nil, sponsorship has dwindled. Have to look at the prospect of continuing my career with a different financial structure.
What do you teach? Where?
My wifes teaches english and coaches. She was a counselor for the past 5 year. Back to teaching this year. I worked as a strength coach for about 8 years and have my training business now going on 4 years. No teaching for me… this past season I almost left track for a different and more lucrative opportunity in medical devices but I am hoping to hold off until after 2016.