Posts by Sean Denard

    I haven't nerded out in a while so here is some stats on D3 Shot Put Teams this winter:


    Teams with most throwers in the top 200:


    1. Wisconsin Oshkosh 12
    2. Wisconsin Whitewater 12
    3. Carthage 9
    4. Nebraska Wesleyan, Wartburg, Wisconsin Eau Clair 7
    5. Brockport St, Monmouth, Widener, Wisconsin Lacrosse, Wisconsin Stout 6
    6. North Central, MIT Rose-Hulman, RPI, St. Thomas, Wisconsin Steven's Point 5
    7. Gustavus Adolphus, Hamline, Ohio Wesleyan, St. Scholastica, Adrian, Baldwin Wallace, Keene State, Lynchburg, Whitworth, Benedictine (Ill.), Rutgers-Newark, Westfield State, Worcester State 4


    Most Men:
    1. Oshkosh 7
    2. Whitewater 6
    3. Eau Claire, Rose-Hulman, St. Thomas 5
    4. North Central, Brockport, Monmouth, Carthage, Widener 4


    Most Women:
    1. White Water 6
    2. Oshkosh, Carthage 5
    3. Nebraska Wesleyan, Wartburg, Stout, Steven's Point, Gustavus Adolphus 4


    Top 3 Combined Throws:
    Men:
    1. Wisconsin OshKosh---Total Distance 49.95, Points 44
    2. Wisconsin Eau Claire---Total Distance 49.13, Points 91
    3. Wartburg---Total Distance 48.93, Points 87
    4. Carthage---Total Distance 48.49, Points: 87
    5. Bates----Total Distance 48.32, Points: 104
    5. Wisconsin Lacrosse---Total Distance 47.79, Points: 106
    6. Oneonta---Total Distance 47.59, Points: 121
    7. Wisconsin White Water---total Distance 46.87, Points 172
    8. Brock Port State--- Total Distance: 46.79, Points: 163
    9. Widener---Total Distance 46.28, Points: 198
    10. North Central---Total Distance 45.59, Points: 204


    Women:
    1. Wisconsin OshKosh---Total Distance 42.6, Points: 26
    2. Wesleyan---Total Distance 40.54, Points: 164
    3. Wisconsin Stout-Total Distance 40.00, Points 85
    4. Wartburg---Total Distance 39.82, Points: 111
    5. Wisconsin White Water---Total Distance 38.91, Points: 134
    6. Carthage---Total Distance 38.73, Points: 123
    7. Nebraska Wesleyan---Total Distance 38.72, Points 137
    8. Gustavus Adolphus---Total Distance 38.23, Points: 160
    9. Ohio Wesleyan---Total Distance 37.83, Points: 184
    10. Wisconsin Lacrosse---Total Distace 37.33, Point 202


    The Points system is like Cross Country, your place is your point, lower the points your better. Shows in several instances where a school may have thrown further by a half meter or so but the school beneath it had throwers in higher positions.


    I think it's interesting to look at the depth around the country and see where the pools are coming from. Oshkosh women are pretty dominant and will only be more so this outdoor season with the return of Breanne Strupp, 2013 Indoor National Champion.


    Wisconsin is pretty dominate overall, owning 10 of the 20 roster spots for teams, including Carthage the only Non-State School in the bunch from Wisconsin.


    Top 3 (6) Combined (Combined Gendered) Throws:
    1. Wisconsin OshKosh---Total Distance 92.45, Points 70
    2. Wartburg---Total Distance: 88.75, Points 198
    3. Carthage---Total Distance 87.22, Points: 210
    4. Wisconsin White Water---total Distance 85.78, Points 306
    5. Wisconsin Lacrosse---Total Distance 85.12, Points, 308


    Will be interesting to see how outdoors turns out with the weather, discus, javelin and hammer. What do you think about this stuff?

    Current and Former NCAA DIII Athletes this Indoor Season:


    Shot
    Jon Jones LB 19.95
    Paul Davis 19.89 (LB of 20.53)
    Nick Baatz 8th at USA's LB 19.30
    Andy Novak LB 19.40, 10th at USAS


    Weight
    Mike Lihrman 24.27 NCAA DI Record and National Champion
    Sean Donnelly 20.92 NCAA DIII Championship Record and National Champion


    Are there any Men or Women you know of to include in this list?

    DIII Men’s Shot Put
    Mean Top 50: 15.85
    Mean Top 25: 16.42
    DII Men’s Shot Put
    Mean Top 50: 16.40
    Mean Top 25: 17.21
    DI Men’s Shot Put
    Mean Top 50: 18.84
    Mean Top 25: 19.38
    Women’s Shot Put
    Mean Top 50: 12.99
    Mean Top 25: 13.43
    Women’s Shot Put
    Mean Top 50: 13.79
    Mean Top 25: 14.35
    Women’s Shot Put
    Mean Top 50: 16.11
    Mean Top 25: 16.60
    Men’s Weight Throw
    Mean Top 50: 17.13
    Mean Top 25: 18.01
    Men’s Weight Throw
    Mean Top 50: 17.92
    Mean Top 25: 18.77
    Men’s Weight Throw
    Mean Top 50: 20.40
    Mean Top 25: 21.11
    Women’s Weight Throw
    Mean Top 50: 15.92
    Mean Top 25: 16.59
    Women’s Weight Throw
    Mean Top 50: 17.16
    Mean Top 25: 17.97
    Women’s Weight Throw
    Mean Top 50: 20.16
    Mean Top 25: 20.83
    Division III
    Men’s Shot Put
    Best: 17.49
    Mean of top 500: 13.27
    Mean of Middle 300: 13.06
    Mean of Top 100: 15.23
    Division II
    Men’s Shot Put
    Best: 20.07
    Mean of top 500: 12.55
    Mean of Middle 300: 12.48
    Mean of Top 100: 15.60
    Division I
    Men’s Shot Put
    Best: 21.23
    Mean of top 500: 15.51
    Mean of Middle 300: 14.84
    Mean of Top 100: 18.14
    Women’s Shot Put
    Best: 14.43
    Mean of top 500: 10.83
    Mean of Middle 300: 10.7
    Mean of Top 100: 12.47
    Women’s Shot Put
    Best: 15.86
    Mean of top 500: 10.84
    Mean of Middle 300: 10.72
    Mean of Top 100: 13.11
    Women’s Shot Put
    Best: 17.51
    Mean of top 500: 13.51
    Mean of Middle 300: 12.99
    Mean of Top 100: 15.50
    Division III
    Men’s Weight Throw
    Best: 20.84
    Mean of top 500: 13.52
    Mean of Middle 300: 13.27
    Mean of Top 100: 16.23
    Division II
    Men’s Weight Throw
    Best: 22
    Mean of top 326: 14.04
    Mean of Middle 100: 13.87
    Mean of Top 100: 16.91
    Division I
    Men’s Weight Throw
    Best: 23.62
    Mean of top 500: 16.77
    Mean of Middle 300: 16.04
    Mean of Top 100: 19.65
    Women’s Weight Throw
    Best: 18.70
    Mean of top 500: 12.52
    Mean of Middle 300: 12.35
    Mean of Top 100: 15.14
    Women’s Weight Throw
    Best: 20.62
    Mean of top 374: 13.26
    Mean of Middle 100: 12.64
    Mean of Top 100: 16.25
    Women’s Weight Throw
    Best: 22.66
    Mean of top 500: 16.46
    Mean of Middle 300: 15.68
    Mean of Top 100: 19.25


    What's all that mean? Shows the results thus far through the first half of the indoor NCAA system. What it means is that good throwers come from anywhere...elite Division III throwers will match up well against most Division I throwers and DII is vastly underpopulated in the weight throws...What else does it mean?

    Division III Throws Program Rankings 3rd Week of 2014
    Men

    • Bates 16
    • Mount Union 14
    • Lacrosse 10
    • MIT 9
    • Wartburg 8
    • Adrian 5
    • Widener 5
    • Oneota 4
    • Texas Tyler 3
    • Oshkosh 2
    • Eau Claire 1
    • RIC 1

    Women

    • Oshkosh 18
    • Wartburg 11
    • Whitewater 10
    • Williams 8
    • St Scholastica 8
    • North Central 6
    • Westfield 4
    • Stevens point 4
    • RPI 3
    • Oshkosh 3
    • Umass Dartmouth 2
    • Augsburg 1

    Week ending 1/26/14


    Division I


    Men's Shot Put Stephen Mozia 20.52


    Women's Shot Put Christina Hillman 17.51


    Men's Weight Throw Chuk 23.32


    Women's Weight Throw Dani Bunch 22.35


    Division II


    Men's Shot Put Christopher Read 19.95


    Women's Shot Put Tiffany Okieme 15.50


    Men's Weight Throw Justin Welch 22.00


    Women's Weight Throw Kim Habbeger 19.58


    Division III


    Men' Shot Put Sean Enos 17.34


    Women's Shot Put Kayla Hemann 14.43


    Men's Weight Throw Sean Donnelly 19.58


    Women's Weight Throw Melanie Brickner 18.70

    North Central is in the CCIW, I think the level of D3 throwing has increased because of the economical status of America and NCAA Division I programs, the freedom of training available at the NCAA DIII level and the proliferation of knowledge of throwing thanks to the internet over the past decade.

    Top Throwing Conferences End of Week 1/19/14
    (Points Indicate # of Throwers in Top 15 rankings of combined throwing events)
    NCAA Division III
    Men:
    1. ECAC 13
    2. CCIW 3
    3. WIAC 3
    4. IIAC 2
    5. OAC 2


    Women:
    1. ECAC 7
    2. WIAC 7
    3. MWC 3
    4. OAC 3
    5. IIAC 2

    1/19/14 12:00PM
    NCAA DIII:
    M Shot: Sean Enos JR Bates 17.04
    W Shot: Kayla Hemann JR Wartburg 14.43
    M Weight: Sean Donnelly JR Mount Union 19.58
    W Weight: Amina Avril SR William 18.08


    NCAA DII:
    M Shot: Christopher Reed SR Minnesota St 19.15
    W Shot: Tiffany Okieme SO Georgian Court 15.50
    M Weight: Justin Welch JR Findlay 22.00
    W Weight: Kim Habegger JR Ashland 19.58


    NCAA DI:
    M Shot: Curtis Jenson SR Illinois State 20.29
    W Shot: Christina Hillman JR Iowa State 17.51
    M Weight: Chukwuebuka Enekwechi SO Purdue 23.31
    W Weight: Dani Bunch SR Purdue 22.35

    How successful would any professional sports league be if they held every game in a single location for a decade? by bogarting the championships they are stunting the growth of the sport for the grass roots of the country.

    Anybody else wondering about the NCAA's decision to keep the NCAA Championships in a nearly unreachable part of America the next decade, for most track and field fans?


    Read More:


    http://mcthrows.com/


    Do you think the NCAA gets more money from it's Nike contract for hosting Nationals at Oregon for the next Decade than they would from all other revenue combined at another location? Tickets/Refreshments/Clothing/Etc...

    Depends on the level of competition that the athlete needs to compete at...for most efficient training teach same fundamentals in all 3 events. If possible all rotational styles would allow for best transfer of training between events. Certain shortness or longness of one event may have positive correlations to other events and so those need to be appreciated. The side strength developed from hammer throwing can cause good correlations to strong discus throws. While the aroundness in discus final could translate well to shot put finish. What correlations do you see John?

    Also, Here are some former NCAA Division III Athlete's who had good success in 2013

    • Mike Lihrman: Hammer: 67.30 Season, PR Weight: 21.61 Season PR, Will compete for Wisconsin Next Year
    • Lance Brooks: 64.02 Discus Season PR, Won USA, competed at Worlds
    • Carter Comito: 62.00 Discus Season PR, Set NCAA DIII Record and Won 3rd National Title
    • Tim VanLiew: 75.55 Javelin Season PR, Set NCAA DIII Record and won 2nd National title
    • Paul Davis: 20.53 Shot Put Season PR, Competing for now Division II McMurry
    • Andy Novak:18.61 Shot Put Season PR, Coaching and pursuing medical degree in Wisconsin
    • Justin Rodhe: 21.29 Shot Put Canada 3rd at Drake, 3rd at Kansas Relays, Competing for Canada this year