Eau Claire University senior Roger Steen found the right mojo to drop a monster 18,81m (61′ 8½”) to move up from 5th [17,65m (57′ 11″)] for a final round win. He tells us how.
It was amazing, the throw was good right from the circle. It felt all connected and I was patient with my hip at the finish. The competition was an amazing experience!
Colt [Feltes from Wartburg College] started it all, throwing great out of the first flight and threw set the tone with his 18,44m [4th round 60′ 6″ for the lead]. But what really got me excited and pumped today was my teammate Alex Mess; who threw a final round 18,24m (59′ 10¼”) today to take third. I was excited for him; but in the back of my head I couldn’t let him beat me. I do love him to death but I know he would bring it up for the rest of the year and whenever I came back to throw. So this was my big motivation.
This was the funnest competition that I have ever been a part of. Then my coach Paul Conlin, who knows what buttons to push to get the best throws out of both Alex and I. Thank you for taking some time to ask about the throw. It really means a lot.