A special thank you to former MTC athletes Jenna Mahaffey and Larry Ehrhorn for coaching at our first 2 MTC sessions this winter. Also, thanks to UW Badger Coach Dave Astrauskas for making a guest coaching appearance at last weeks session. MTC sincerely appreciates each of you for sharing your experience and expertise!


Friend of Madison Throws Club, Alicia Deshasier has won the Javelin at 2011 Pan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico. Alicia won the gold medal with a new personal best of 58.01 meters (191'4"). "The experience here in Guadalajara was awesome," DeShasier said. "The opportunity to represent the USA and then throwing a personal record at an international meet is a great feeling."
Alicia lives and works here in Madison, Wisconsin, she trains with UW Badger throws coach Dave Astrauskas. Alicia has helped MTC athletes with beginning Javelin technique. We couldn't be happier for Alicia's big win! Congrats - all of your hard work and dedication paying off. What a great way to close the 2011 season...good luck heading into your 2012 Olympic preparation.

MICHELLE CARTER 2011 U.S. National Shot Put Champion

Michelle Carter wins the 2011 US National Shot Put Championship. Her throw of 65' 2" was the 2nd farthest throw in US women's history at the time.

Dan Hytinen - Discus



Great sequence of Lance practicing in Wisconsin in January 2011. Excellent footwork and hip and learn young throwers:

Video I took at NATIONALS of Lance's Bronze MEDAL throw. 208':


A couple of Sophomores, now Juniors working hard at MTC summer of 2011...

Madison Memorial's Corinne Franz:

DC Everest's Paige Day:

MTC THROWERS work hard at JOHN GODINA clinic

Madison Throws Club members Corinne Franz (Madison Memorial-'13), Landon Ellingson (Jefferson-'16), and Jason Zahn (Grafton-'12) not only attended John Godina's World Throws Center - Phase 1 Throwing Clinic, July 31 at Homestead High School, they also appear in this promotional video for John's Clinics and the WTC.
I don't know who that old guy with the MTC hat is, but I can say this it was a great couple of days working with one of the best. I encourage anyone who was not able to attend to stay tuned - as it is probable that John will comeback to Wisconsin and hold another clinic.

John Godina is a 4-time World Champion in the SHOT PUT, a 2-time Olympic Medalist. He is the former NCAA Shot Put record holder while at UCLA. His life-time PRs: Shot- 22.20/72-10 (2005); Discus- 69.90/229-4 (1998). He has created a throwing progression that he teaches at his clinics for learning the rotational movements of Shot Put and Discus as well as the Glide Shot Put in a concise sequence.

Check out the World Throws Center site here.

MTC Masters Throwers - You can THROW at any age

This summer I had the pleasure of working with some local Masters throwers as they prepared for the USATF National Masters Track and Field Championships. Each day they proved it doesn't matter how old you are, you just have to throw because you love it. It was really great to see their enthusiasm for wanting to throw farther and how they sponged up everything I said to try to make them better.

Congrats on your efforts and results!

Kim Virden’s Records, Kim competes in the 45-49 age group...
Shot put 27' 8 1/4" at Midwest Regional Championship, Carroll University on 7-19-2009
Discus 85'10" at USATF Masters Nationals - Cleveland, OH 2011
Javelin 84'4" at Midwest Regional Championship, Carroll University on 7-10-2011
[USATF Master’s Nationals 2011 – 2nd discus, 3rd shot put, 3rd javelin]

Kathy Ducat’s Records – 1st year thrower, competes in the 45-49 age group...
Shot put – 18’ 8” at Midwest Regional Championship, Carroll University on 7-10-2011
Discus - 55’ 3” at Badger State Games, Osh Kosh on 6-26-11
Javelin – 37’ 7” at USATF Masters Nationals - Cleveland, OH 2011

Jim Cunningham’s Personal Records–1st year thrower, competes in the 55-59 age group
Hammer - 85’ 7” at USATF Masters Nationals - Cleveland, OH 2011
Discus – 95’ 1” at USATF Masters Nationals - Cleveland, OH

Check out the video created by RACHEL WOMACK:
Kim, Kathy, and Jimmy all make an appearance.

Alicia DeShasier PRs again

Javelin thrower and friend of Madison Throws Club, Alicia DeShasier competed in Portland,Oregon this past weekend, it turned out to be worth the trip. Alicia PRd for the 2nd consecutive meet throwing 57.13m (187' 5"). Her throw moves her to #9 in US women's Javelin history. Congrats on your throw and good luck at the Pan Am Games this Fall!

Thank you # 2

A special MTC thank you to guest coaches Dave Astrauskas - UW Madison, Becca Schmitz - Madison LaFollette. As well as returning MTC college throwers Nick Grosso - UW Whitewater, Angela Boushea - Wisconsin and Justin Barber - University of Minnesota. Also many thanks to Coach Brian Storms - Monona Grove and Coach John Verhelst for their tireless contributions to helping throwers throw FAR!


Madison Throws Club was honored by several special guests this past week. A special thank you goes out to Coach Peter Miller - UW River Falls, 2 time NCAA Discus Champion Dan Hytinen, and USA Javelin Thrower Alicia Deshasier. Thank You for sharing your expertise with our throwers!

Coach Frontier


Madison Throws Club had a special visit from USA Javelin Thrower Alicia Deshasier. Alicia has placed 3rd at the past 2 U.S. National Track and Field Championships and is training to make the 2012 U.S. Olympic Team. MTC's Kailee Kamps learned from one of the best in the world. Thanks Alicia! and Good Luck! Come back and visit again soon.

John Godina - 4 time World Champion

I had an amazing opportunity to attend the John Godina Coaches Clinic Saturday, July 2. Learning from a 4-time World Champion is humbling and awesome at the same time. I got lots of new things that I want to share with Madison Throws Club.

Athletes interested in working with John have the opportunity as he returns to Wisconsin for the July 31 Athletes Clinic. GO to and register online.


I have been fortunate enough to work with some incredible athletes while coaching at Memorial High School and Madison Throws Club. Now 9 WIAA STATE CHAMPIONS in the throws in all. Last week 3 of the most recently crowned champions were working hard in the same circle. Pictured above: Kailee Kamps, Belemont '12 was the 2010 D3 Discus Champion, KeKe Burks, LaFollette '12 2011 D1 Discus, and Heather Clankie, Brodhead
'12 2011 D2 Discus Champion. Keep pushing each other girls! and Throw Far!

2011 US National Track & Field Championships








MADISON THROWS CLUB's own ANGELA BOUSHEA, qualified for both the Shot Put and Hammer Throw at US Junior Nationals. To Qualify for Junior Nationals you must be 19 or under and have a qualifying throw. Junior Nationals is an opportunity for the best and the brightest young Track and Field athletes in the United States to compete against one another. The qualifying standards are set each year based on the previous year's marks by throwers from around the country.


Shot Put 12# H.S. 18.29 (60-0)
Discus 1.6kg H.S. 56.46 (185-3)
Hammer 12# 58.00 (190-4)

Event Standard

Shot Put (4kg) 14.00 (45-11¼)
Discus Throw 46.00 (150-11)
Hammer Throw 51.50 (168-11)

ANGELA did a great job competing over the weekend.
Placing 6th in the Shot. Rotating for the first time in competition after switching from the glide after her Freshman season ended at the University of Wisconsin. She finished 4th in the Hammer throw.


Junior Women's Hammer Throw:
Madison Throws Club's own Angela Boushea, Monona Grove '10, was looking to add a top 3 podium finish to her 6th place Shot Put throw from friday. She new it would be tough throwing against a field of Junior Women who all competed in the Hammer g their high school throwing years and into their freshman years of college. Angela has fallen in love with both the wieght and hammer throw in her Freshman year at Wisconsin, yet she admits she has a lot of reps to catch up on. Angela did a great job competing and finished 4th in the event with a throw of 161'0". Just qualifying for the event after less than a year of training is remarkable. I'm so excited to what Angela will do as she continues to work on improving in the weight indoors and hammer outdoors next year.

Junior Men's Discus:
Former MADISON THROWS CLUB thrower Justin Barber, Homestead '10, just completed a redshirt year throwing the University of Minnesota qualified for the event and finished 14th. University of Wisconsin redshirt Frosh, Alex Thompson had his best throw of the day on his final throw to finish 2nd. His throw of 183'0" moved him from 3rd to 2nd and qualified him for the U.S. Junior team that will compete in the PAN AM GAMES in July. Good Luck Alex!

Senior Women's Javelin:
Alicia Deshasier who trains in Madison year round finished 3rd in the Javelin for the second consecutive year. The wind was rough on the javelin making it hard for anyone to come close to their season bests. Alicia is still looking for a World 'B' standard to qualify for the world team and I wish her the best as she pursues the 59 meter mark.

The premire event of the NATIONAL MEET may be the men's Shot Put. With 7 men in Flight 2 good enough to make the World Team and only 3 spots it will be exciting to see who is ready to THROW FAR. Follow throw by throw updates on

More results, pics and videos soon.
Throw far,
Coach Frontier


Women's Junior Shot Put:
Madison Throws Club's own Angela Boushea, Monona Grove '10, had a strong freshman year at the University of Wisconsin, but decided at season's end to switch from Glide to Rotational Shot Put. Its been only 3 weeks of training with the new technique but she had a strong performance in her first big meet. Her throw of 45'2.5" was good for 6th in the nation amongst 19 and under throwers! Congrats Angela!
Jessica Maroszek had her second 3rd place finish of the meet. 47'6.5" got her up on the podium again. The Shot Put event was won by University of Wisconsin recruit, Kelsey Card. The recently graduated senior from Illinois bested the field with a new P.R. of 50'8.75". The 12 time ILlinois State Champion has the best Shot Put mark in the country by a High School girl and the 3rd Best Discus mark...look out BIG TEN!

More later,
Coach Frontier

Day 1: US TRACK and FIELD NATIONAL Championships

Day 1 of the US Track and Field Championships saw heavy competition in the throwing events. Some good Wisconsin connections and even some MADISON THROWS CLUB connections.

Junior Women's Discus:
Jessica Maroszek , Seymour '10, who now throws at Kansas, came in as the top seeded Junior in the country, finished 3rd. Her throw of 157'6" was 1 inch behind the 2nd place finisher. The multiple Wisconsin State Champion had a strong 1st year in college finishing with All-Big 12 honors and was a NCAA National qualifier. She will compete Friday in the Shot Put against MTC's own Angela Boushea.

Senior Men's Hammer:
No Wisconsin connections here. But I was lucky enough to watch Kibwe Johnson unleash the 5 best throws of the competition. His winning throw of 263'6" was over 80 meters and was the best throw by an American in 11 years. His speed in the circle is truly amazing. Video here soon.

Senior Women's Discus:
Stephanie Brown-Trafton put the competition to rest early, much like she did when she won the 2008 Olympic Discus Gold Medal on her first throw. Today she threw 207'10" in round 1 and no one could catch her! I got to meet her after the meet- so cool!

Senior Women's Shot Put:
One of the best competitions I have ever seen!!! A battle started during round 2between JillIan Camarena-Williams and Michelle Carter. Camarena-William's throw of 65'1.5" was the 2nd best throw in US history. Only to be bested by Carter on the very next throw of the competition by one half inch - 65'2". Camarena-Williams would do her best to catch her but would have to settle for second place, despite throwing perhaps the best series ever - with throws of 65'1.25" and 64'11.5" in round 5 and 6. Her round 3 scratch was well over 66' and may have broken the American Record, had she not nicked the top of the toe board.

Senior Men's Discus:
Former UW-Whitewater,2 time NCAA Champion, and friend of Madison Throws Club, Dan Hytinen was the first thrower in the competition. His best throw of the day was 191'7" and was good for 13th. I was lucky enough to watch Dan throw his 201' qualifying throw 2 weeks ago at the Chicagoland Throws was awesome. Talking with Dan after the meet, he said he didn't feel good in the circle at all. I'm sure it isn't the last we've heard from Dan in the circle. Also, Lance Brooks , who spent 3 weeks training in Wisconsin earlier this year had a strong performance. His throw of 208'1" was good for a podium finish - 3rd.

More throws tomorrow!
Until then, throw far,
Coach Frontier


Division 1 Girls Shot Put
State Record: * 49-04.25  2010        Jessica Maroszek, Seymour           
Name                    Year School                  Finals  Points 
1 Jamie Lindstrom           12 Hudson                42-05.75   10      
2 Jamie Clark               11 Shawano               41-10.50    8      
3 Kayla Brown               11 La Crosse Logan       40-04.00    6      
4 Lindsey Thomas            12 Kimberly              40-03.00    5      
5 Shavana Talbert           11 Fond du Lac           40-02.50    4      
6 Paige Day                 10 DC  Everest           40-00.50    3      
7 Mandy Trautmann           11 Seymour               39-03.00    2      
8 Devon Peck                10 Nicolet               39-02.25    1      
9 Kaylyn Funk               11 Janesville Craig      36-11.75    
10 Gaby Bronson              12 Nicolet               36-09.75   
11 Kamry Gipson              10 Sun Prairie           36-06.50  
12 Becky Doleschy            11 Arrowhead             36-03.50 
13 Chy'enne LeNeair          10 Racine Horlk          36-00.50
14 Samantha Bissing          12 Bay Port              35-11.00    
15 Taylor Steffen            10 Hudson                35-09.00    
16 Alayshea Blair            11 Racine Case           35-06.00    
17 Emily Floyd               12 Sun Prairie           35-05.25    
18 Allie Hackmann            12 Manitowc Lin          35-04.00    
19 Alanna Queen              12 Kettle Moran          35-03.00    
20 Megan Bruni               12 Burlington            34-06.50    
21 Amanda Thiel                  11 Oak Creek               34-04.50    
22 Nicole Enger              10 Elkhorn Area          32-07.50    
23 Kaitlyn Weis              10 Waukesha N            31-05.00    
24 Jaqwayta Carter           11 Milw Wash/Ceo         31-04.50    
 Girls Discus Throw Division 1 
State Record: * 169-10  1999        Jill Pedretti, Verona Area          
Name                    Year School                  Finals  Points 
1 KeKe Burks                11 Madison La Folle        133-08   10      
2 Paige Day                 10 DC  Everest             128-09    8      
3 Lindsey Thomas            12 Kimberly                125-05    6      
4 Corinne Franz                 10 Madison Mem              124-11  5      
5 Renee Sladek              09 Merrill                 117-05    4      
6 Sarah Woellert            12 Elkhorn Area            117-00    3      
7 Jamie Clark               11 Shawano                 115-08    2      
8 Kadie Flynn               11 Appleton N              114-07    1      
9 Marly Trier               12 Port Washing            113-08    
10 Emily Riese               11 Fond du Lac             110-01    
11 Casey Silkwood            12 Kenosha Bradford        109-07    
12 Jamie Lindstrom           12 Hudson                  109-01    
13 Chy'enne LeNeair          10 Racine Horlk            107-01    
14 Becky Doleschy            11 Arrowhead               106-04    
15 Gaby Bronson              12 Nicolet                 104-10    
16 Ashley Phillips           12 Mukwonago               104-01    
17 Stephanie Pehler          12 La Crosse Logan         101-06    
18 Jessica Meichtry          10 Brkfield Cen            100-09    
19 April McCarthy            11 Stoughton                98-04    
20 Claire Stamborski         12 Brkfield Cen             94-07    
21 Michaela Meyer            12 Kettle Moran             92-02    
22 Rachel Cole               11 Arrowhead                90-08    
23 Travinna Martin           12 Racine Park              89-03    
-- Mandy Trautmann           11 Seymour                   FOUL    
Girls Shot Put Division 2 
State Record: * 45-01.50  2001        Amanda Nechuta, Mosinee                       
Name                    Year School                  Finals  Points 
1 Lyndsey Thorpe            12 Stanley-Boyd          43-08.00   10      
2 Shelby Mahr               12 Stanley-Boyd          41-08.00    8      
3 Kali Belonga              10 Altoona               40-08.00    6      
4 Katy Rutz                 11 Amherst               40-03.50    5      
5 Paige Garriga             12 Osceola               39-11.00    4      
6 Tessa Snell               11 Edgerton              39-11.00    3      
7 Alyssa Lueck              11 Big Foot              39-08.50    2      
8 Heather Conroy            12 Wisconsin Dells       38-09.00    1      
9 LeAnna Bender             11 Gale-Ettrick-Tre      37-08.00    
10 Molly Griep                  11 Whitewater             37-03.50    
11 Andrea Swanson            12 Random Lake           36-04.50    
12 Emma Koeppel              11 Lake Mills            36-02.00    
13 Rachel Meyer              12 Kewaunee              34-08.00    
14 Taylor Hoppe              12 Marinette             34-06.00    
15 Elizabeth Duve            12 Boscobel              34-03.00    
16 Markiesa Westphal         11 Clintonville          33-01.25    
Girls Discus Throw Division 2 
State Record: * 153-11  2002        Amber Curtis, Brodhead                          
Name                    Year School                  Finals  Points 
1 Heather Clankie                 11 Brodhead/Juda         129-03  10      
2 Abbey Ristow              11 Ellsworth               128-07    8      
3 Sydney Tepley             11 Racine St. Cathe        126-05    6      
4 Paige Garriga             12 Osceola                 124-05    5      
5 Taylor Hoppe              12 Marinette               122-08    4      
6 Kali Belonga              10 Altoona                 116-01    3      
7 Rachel Meyer              12 Kewaunee                115-05    2      
8 LeAnna Bender             11 Gale-Ettrick-Tre        114-04    1      
9 Shelby Mahr               12 Stanley-Boyd            114-03    
10 Raechel Liska             12 New Berlin W            112-05    
11 Ellen Hetcher             11 Wautoma/Faith C         108-09    
12 Katy Rutz                 11 Amherst                 108-03    
13 Taylor Eveland            12 McFarland               107-11    
14 Molly Griep                    11 Whitewater              107-07    
15 Alicia Condon             09 Brodhead/Juda           102-07    
16 Katie Ernst               11 Random Lake              97-08    
Girls Shot Put Division 3 
State Record: * 47-00.25  6/3/2011    Kennedy Blahnik, Algoma                   
State Record: * 47-00.25  6/3/2011    Kennedy Blahnik, Algoma                       
Name                    Year School                  Finals  Points 
1 Kennedy Blahnik           09 Algoma                47-00.25*  10      
2 Kailee Kamps                11 Belmont                 40-07.50  8      
3 Melanie Brickner          12 Marathon              39-09.00    6      
4 Karissa LeCaptain         11 Algoma                39-06.00    5      
5 Haley Zakrzewski          12 Rosholt               38-11.75    4      
6 Maddie Erickson           11 Glenwood City         38-11.00    3      
7 Ellen Sikorski            11 Cadott                37-00.00    2      
8 JoHannah Theisen          09 Regis                 36-10.50    1      
9 Marcie Hebert             12 Spencer               36-06.00    
10 Rachel Stone              11 Regis                 35-09.00    
11 Lydia Pomeroy             11 Hilbert               35-01.00    
12 Kirsten Henry             10 Fennimore             34-08.50    
13 Kendra Antony             10 Melrose-Mindoro       34-06.75    
14 Jessica Janke             11 Athens                34-04.25    
15 Carlie Lau                11 Hilbert               30-04.50    
-- McKenzie Pickett          12 Darlington                  ND     
Girls Discus Throw Division 3 
State Record: * 150-07  6/4/2011    Kennedy Blahnik, Algoma                         
Name                    Year School                  Finals  Points 
1 Kennedy Blahnik           09 Algoma                  150-07*  10      
2 Kailee Kamps                 11 Belmont                 130-03  8      
3 Melanie Brickner          12 Marathon                128-08    6      
4 Ashley Guevara            12 Siren                   126-07    5      
5 Leah Nass                 11 Manitowoc Luther        119-00    4      
6 JoHannah Theisen          09 Regis                   114-11    3      
7 Hillary Best              12 Albany                  114-06    2      
8 Jillian Hess              12 Ithaca                  109-10    1      
9 Haley Zakrzewski          12 Rosholt                 106-03    
10 Sarah Romanowski          12 Gilman                  105-00    
11 Marcie Hebert             12 Spencer                 104-04    
12 Michelle Pehler           12 Cochrane-F.C.           104-03    
13 Natalie Parker            11 Saint Mary's Spr        103-02    
14 Maddie Erickson           11 Glenwood City           102-06    
15 Lauren Kasten             12 Gillett                 101-03    
16 Rachel Maggi              10 Kohler                   86-06    
Boys Discus Throw Division 1 
State Record: * 193-03  1993        Luke Sullivan, Verona                           
Name                    Year School                  Finals  Points 
1 Drex Jackson                 12 Verona Area           180-08  10      
2 Jason Zahn                   11 Grafton               176-06  8      
3 Rafael Saez                  12 Oak Creek             170-10  6      
4 Theron Baumann               11 Monona Grove          169-09  5      
5 Scott Heinz               12 Shawano                 169-07    4      
6 Sam Arneson               12 Merrill                 169-06    3      
7 Matt Losiniecki           12 Waukesha W              166-04    2      
8 AJ Natter                    10 Milton                 165-01  1      
9 Jon Pahl                  12 Kimberly                163-08    
10 Jake Goodwiler            12 Cedarburg               154-07   
11 Andrew Brekke                 12 LaCrosse Central      153-08    
12 Kyle Huber                12 Mukwonago               152-04    
13 Jeff Sczerzen             12 W Allis Hale            150-08    
14 Evan Knutson              12 Wausau West             150-05    
15 Mike Heinz                12 Shawano                 149-10    
16 Mario Blanquel            12 Badger                  149-08    
17 Riley Budde               10 Beaver Dam              147-03    
18 James Talkington          12 West Bend W             145-00    
19 Cody Beyersdorf           12 WI Lutheran             144-02    
20 Alex Gander               12 Brkfield Est            142-02    
21 Josh Schneider            11 GB East                 141-08    
22 Todd Blatnik              11 Arrowhead               139-04    
23 Brent Stout               12 Menomonie               138-09    
24 Mark Hellerud             12 La Crosse Logan         130-05  
Boys Shot Put Division 1 
State Record: * 67-06  2005        Steve Marcelle, Green Bay Preble                 
Name                    Year School                  Finals  Points 
1 Kaleb Wendricks           12 Bay Port              60-01.75   10      
2 Kyle Schober              12 Homestead             59-01.25    8      
3 Rafael Saez                    12 Oak Creek           58-10.75  6      
4 Theron Baumann                 11 Monona Grove        58-08.75  5      
5 Matt Losiniecki           12 Waukesha W            57-11.50    4      
6 Jeff Sczerzen             12 W Allis Hale          56-10.75    3      
7 Trevor Jorgenson          12 La Crosse Logan       56-00.50    2      
8 Jon Pahl                  12 Kimberly              55-05.00    1      
9 Derrik Guyette            12 Hortonville           55-02.25    
10 Riley Budde               10 Beaver Dam            54-02.00    
11 Jason Zahn                    11 Grafton               53-00.50    
12 Bryon Bierce              12 Ashwaubenon           52-11.00    
13 Cameron Clinton-Earl      12 Hamilton              52-08.50    
14 Sam Arneson               12 Merrill               52-08.25    
15 Nick Grosskopf            12 DC  Everest           52-07.25    
16 Zach Poker                10 Oconomowoc            52-00.25    
17 Drex Jackson                 12 Verona Area            50-09.00    
18 Andrew Brekke                12 LaCrosse Central       50-03.00    
19 Nick Leskey               12 Merrill               49-09.50    
20 Foster Bush               12 Menasha               49-04.75    
21 Josh Gordon               12 WI Lutheran           47-07.50    
22 Nate Newberry             11 Kenosha Tremper       47-04.00    
23 Trever Steinke            12 Janesvlle Parker      47-03.75    
24 Sam Robinson              11 Muskego               47-01.75    
Boys Shot Put Division 2 
State Record: * 64-08.75  1990        Jim Flanigan, Southern Door                   
Name                    Year School                  Finals  Points 
1 Derek Watt                12 Pewaukee              56-09.50   10      
2 Kevin Kitzman             12 Clinton               55-00.75    8      
3 Rhett Weber               11 Platteville           53-01.50    6      
4 Ben Rasmussen             12 Hayward               52-09.50    5      
5 Zach Baehman              12 Omro                  52-07.25    4      
6 Caleb Krause              11 Catholic Memoria      51-04.00    3      
7 Dylan Loertscher          12 Colby                 50-01.50    2      
8 Brad Walski               10 Gale-Ettrick-Tre      49-06.75    1      
9 Lewis Wethal              12 Lake Mills            48-09.25    
10 Isaac Kalsow              12 Wisconsin Height      48-02.25    
11 Nick Walker                    12 Monroe                48-00.25    
12 Marco Bichanich           11 Ashland               47-03.00    
13 Aaron Kiecker             12 Freedom               46-07.50    
14 Dustin Valind             10 Marinette             46-02.00    
15 Ryan Johnson              11 Amery                 45-10.25    
16 Casey Rosenthal           10 Sturgeon Bay          45-07.00     
Boys Discus Throw Division 2 
State Record: * 192-01  2003        Gavin Ball, Monona Grove                        
Name                    Year School                  Finals  Points 
1 Ben Rasmussen             12 Hayward                 181-00   10      
2 Aaron Kiecker             12 Freedom                 163-03    8      
3 Ryan Johnson              11 Amery                   153-05    6      
4 Chad Kueter               12 Platteville             151-02    5      
5 Dustin Guy                    12 Richland Center        148-06  4      
6 Jon Groves                12 Lodi                    146-05    3      
7 Kevin Kitzman             12 Clinton                 144-11    2      
8 Dustin Valind             10 Marinette               141-11    1      
9 Joe Swanson               12 Unity                   139-03    
10 Eric Gonwa                12 Campbellsport           137-04    
11 Chris Klein               12 Roncalli                135-11    
12 Brant Wilterdink          12 Oostburg                135-02    
13 Bobby Taylor              12 Waupun                  126-03    
14 Ryan Murphy               11 Spooner                 125-03    
15 Nick Walker                   12 Monroe                 122-04    
16 David Kieckhaefer         11 Kettle M Lut            122-00  
Boys Shot Put Division 3
State Record: * 59-09.25  1997        Kurt Malnar, Cambridge                        
Name                    Year School                  Finals  Points 
1 Zach Blahnik              11 Algoma                56-11.75   10      
2 Chad Strehlow             12 Suring                54-02.25    8      
3 Ryan Paulick              12 Suring                52-03.25    6      
4 Matt Savage               12 Sevastopol            51-06.75    5      
5 Jesse Kroll               12 Algoma                51-04.00    4      
6 Sam Ermis                 12 Crivitz               50-08.00    3      
7 Brad Bernarde             11 Marathon              49-05.25    2      
8 Tim Leis                  12 Lincoln               48-08.50    1      
9 Garrett Eide              11 Blair-Taylor          47-07.25    
10 Roger Steen               12 Luck                  46-05.00    
11 David Kulesa              12 Thorp                 45-05.75    
12 Jeff Raymond              12 Edgar                 45-05.00    
13 Dalton Becker             11 Cuba City             44-05.00    
14 Brock Hertrampf           10 Fennimore             44-04.50    
15 Cody Hegeman              12 Boyceville            43-02.50    
16 Calvin Kempken            10 Central               42-05.50    
17 Seth Stoner               12 Siren                 41-02.25     
Boys Discus Throw Division 3 
State Record: * 175-03  1999        Jeremiah Rolfs, Wild Rose                       
Name                    Year School                  Finals  Points 
1 Viktor Stelter            11 Edgar                   169-02   10      
2 Zach Blahnik              11 Algoma                  160-11    8      
3 Drew Zoromski             12 Fennimore               149-05    6      
4 Jesse Call                12 Athens                  146-10    5      
5 Ryan Paulick              12 Suring                  145-04    4      
6 Bryce Stieber             12 Marathon                143-01    3      
7 Craig Huberty             11 Lena/St. Thomas         138-04    2      
8 Jesse Standiford          12 Pardeeville             138-01    1      
9 Greg Ganter               10 Cuba City               135-01    
10 Greg McIntyre             12 Webster                 133-05    
11 Paul Habermann            11 Manitowoc Luther        131-07    
12 Terry Edyvean             12 Hurley                  128-07    
13 Steve Styza                   12 Lake Country Lut       127-05    
14 Tim Leis                  12 Lincoln                 126-03    
15 Roger Steen               12 Luck                    123-00    
16 Cody Hegeman              12 Boyceville              105-07    
-- Brandon Chappell          12 Fennimore                   ND    


Drex Jackson (sr) Verona won the 2011 WIAA D1 STATE DISCUS CHAMPIONSHIP with a throw of 180'8". Congratulations to Drex and Coach Campbell and Coach Sullivan! The D1 boys discus competition had been slowed down by rain the past 2 years. However, this year's competition say several throwers with terrific improvements in finals as they jockeyed for positions on the podium.

All and all, 5 Madison Throws Club throwers finished in the top 8 of the Division 1 Discus event and MTC swept the top 4 spots on the podium. FANTASTIC work gentleman!
1. Drex Jackson (sr) Verona 180' 8"
2. Jason Zahn (jr) Grafton 176' 6"
3. Rafael Saez (sr) Oak Creek 170'10"
4. Theron Baumann (jr) Monona Grove 169' 9"
8. AJ Natter (so) Milton 165' 1"


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Congratulations to Madison Throws Club - HEATHER CLANKIE (jr) BRODHEAD, she won the 2011 WIAA STATE GIRLS D2 DISCUS CHAMPIONSHIP with a throw of 129'3". Fantastic job Heather and Congrats to Her Coach Amber Curtis (D2 Discus State Record holder 153'11" - 2002).

In D1 Boys Discus sr. Drex Jackson from Verona H.S. won the Crown with a throw of 180'8". Madison Throws Club throwers swept the top 4 spots in the boys D1 Discus and had 5 throwers in the top 8. Behind Jackson's winning performance, Jason Zahn from Grafton was 2nd, Rafi Saez from OakCreek was 3rd, Theron Bauman, jr Monona Grove was 4th, and A.J. Natter, so Milton was 8th. Fantastic job gentleman!

MTC GIRLS had great performances in the D1 Discus as well . And another MTC State Champion was crowned , jr KeKe Burks from Madison LaFollette won the competition with a new P.R. throw of 133' 8". She was chased by 2 other MTC throwers, so. Paige Day, D.C. Everest was 2nd with a throw of 128'9". Corinne Franz, so. Madison Memorial also thew a P.R. of 124'11" good for a 4th place WIAA finish. They will all return to battle again next year.


HEATHER CLANKIE (jr) Brodhead, Won the Girls Division 2 WIAA STATE DISCUS CHAMPIONSHIP as well as DREX JACKSON (sr) Verona, Won the Boys Division 1 WIAA STATE DISCUS CHAMPIONSHIP on Saturday. Congrats Drex and Heather!

RESULTS, PICS and VIDEOS posted later today....

WIAA State Track and Field Throws

Great throws at the first day of State Track! More to come for pics, videos and stuff on Sunday!

MTC THROWERS on their way to STATE...

Theron Baumann JR Monona Grove 58-02.50
Rafael Saez SR Oak Creek 56-05.50
Andrew Brekke SR La Crosse Ce 55-03.00
Jackson, Drex SR Verona Area 53-08.00
Jason Zahn JR Grafton 51-03.25

Jason Zahn JR Grafton 170-10
Andrew Brekke SR La Crosse Ce 168-08
Theron Baumann JR Monona Grove 167-09
Rafael Saez SR Oak Creek 166-02
Jackson, Drex SR Verona Area 164-03
Natter, AJ SO Milton 161-00

Corinne Franz SO Madison Memo 122-04

Nick Walker SR Monroe 49-06.50

Dustin Guy SR Rich. Center 150-04
Nick Walker SR Monroe 149-06

Griep, Molly JR Whitewater 38-01.00

Heather Clankie JR Brodhead/Juda 128-09
Griep, Molly JR Whitewater 111-09

Kailee Kamps JR Belmont 41-01.00

Kailee Kamps JR Belmont 138-08

Steve Styza SR Lake Country Lut 146-02

Angela Boushea

  MTC since 2007

 H.S. Shot Put P.R. 47'8"
H.S. Discus P.R. 148'8"
6-Time Badger South Conference Champion
2007 State Qualifier in Shot Put - 4th
2008 State Qualifier in Shot Put - 4th
2008 State Qualifier in Discus - 3rd
2009 State Qualifier in Shot Put - STATE CHAMPION
2009 State Qualifier in Discus - 4th
2010 State Qualifier in Shot Put - Runner-up
2010 State Qualifier in Discus - Runner-Up

NCAA Shot Put P.R. 49'1.5" #7 UW History
NCAA WEIGHT THROW P.R. 66'4.25" #4 UW History
NCAA HAMMER THROW P.R. 190' 3" #2 UW History
5-Time ALL-BIG TEN performer


  • "Joe and his coaches not only have an impressive list of athletes they have worked with, but they have the ability to work with any athlete at any level." 
  • "Joe puts his all into his athletes to create a personal connection which helps an athlete find the success they are capable of."  
  • "His clinics, fall/winter sessions, and summer Throws Club is the place to improve as a thrower."


  • "GET IN THE WEIGHT ROOM! In high school I only went to the weight room for Phy. Ed class.  I regret not starting to lift earlier in my throwing career."
  • "Believe in yourself and listen to your coaches. Be coach-able and remain open to changes in technique."


Thanks for waiting, now registration forms are available for SUMMER 2011 MTC sign ups...

Madison Throws Club is excited to continue working with you...and if your new...we can't wait to get started. Madison Throws Club now in its ninth year of instruction will also provide 2 new offerings this summer.


MTC Advanced Sessions

REGISTER NOW! by printing and mailing in your Registration, Waiver, and Payment.

Throwers who can not commit to the MTC schedule or have too far to travel regularly to Madison should contact Coach Frontier to set up a One-on-One or even a small group session with some of your teammates or friends.

Jackson, Baumann, Archibald, and Jung best the discus field at the 2011 SPARTAN INVITE

Drex Jackson (sr) Verona, Theron Baumann (jr) Monona Grove, Josh Archibald (sr) Monona Grove, and Jon Jung (sr) Madison Memorial - all had strong performances in the Discus at the 2011 Spartan Invite. Drex's P.R. of 174'5" was good enough to best the field and move him up to #2 on the State Honor Roll. Baumann, now #3 on the H.R. finished 2nd, 165'4". Archibald set new personal bests in the the Shot and the Discus, his Discus throw of 151'4" was good for 4th place. Jon Jung threw 135' 8" to take 7th.

Best of luck the rest of the way boys. Keep up the good work.


All 3 Madison Throws Club girls in the competition of 30 throwers take home 2 medals a piece at the 2011 Lady Highlander Invite. Molly Griep (jr) Whitewater- 1st in Discus and 2nd in Shot Put, Corinne Franz (so) Madison Memorial - 3rd in Discus and 5th in Shot Put, Jessi Ford (so) Madison Memorial - 5th in Discus and 6th in Shot Put. Molly's Discus throw of 130'4" was a season best and she threw 38' in the shot. Jessi had P.R.'s in both the Shot 32'6.5" and Discus 90'11". Corinne battled to throws of 33'1.75" in the shot and 109'5" in the Discus.

BIG THROWS close out the month of APRIL

Some big throws from several Madison Throws Club throwers this past weekend brought a close to the month of April. Theron Baumann (Jr) Monona Grove took over the Shot Put lead on the State Honor Roll from fellow MTC thrower Rafael Saez (Sr) Oak Creek. Theron's throw of 58'8.5" is a new P.R. for him and makes him the first thrower in the state to break into the 58's this year.

Kailee Kamps (Jr) Belmont also had a P.R. Friday night. Her's came in the shot put, throwing 43'1" to pull with in a half inch of the top throw in the state for the 2011 season.

Corinne Franz (So) Madison Memorial had a P.R. in the discus, throwing 113'2" to best the field at the Baraboo Relays. While Andrew Brekke (Sr) LaCrosse Central had the best throw in the boys Discus at the Baraboo Relays.

Why I throw

Rachel Womack visited Coach Dave Hahn and his UW Whitewater Warhawks throwers on a rainy day practice in April, 2011. Rachel is a professional videographer and also the middle school throws coach at Slinger, WI. She created this video to help promote the throws, with the theme being "Why I throw." The Warhawks are having a great season and its really neat to hear their reasons of why they got into / love the throws.

Rachel has done some other projects with throwers as well. She recently did a piece highlighting Luke Sullivan's All-American Throws Camp. She also had a hand in getting current national D3 discus leader, Breanna Strupp, started in the discus throw as a middle school athlete.

Thanks to Rachel for giving back to the throws!

Check out RACHEL's website HERE.

Check out Coach Dave Hahn's website HERE.

Check out Luke Sullivan's website HERE.



Although the throwing season is already under way I have decided to list my criteria in the selection of a discus. The implements are made out of different materials with varying rim weights. Over the years I have thrown many discus, have discussed in detail the pros and cons of particular brands with high school, college and professional athletes, and have queried a number of coaches as to their likes and dislikes. All parties agree that the implement selected must match the throwing capability of the athlete. Listed below are some of the questions that should be posed:
(1) How far are you throwing? If you are a beginner it makes no sense to purchase a discus with a high rim weight as you will not be able to spin it.

(2) If your discus flutters, stick with the cheaper implement. A cardinal rule is that the better the thrower the more weight on the edge. The faster you can spin it the further it goes.

(3) Does the implement feel comfortable in your hand? Can you grip it without slipping? How does it feel when it is released?

(4) Cost. If a coach is working with 20 throwers it does not make fiscal sense to purchase one $500 discus and 10 cheap rubber ones. Buy a half dozen medium range implements so that everyone can get in a lot of repetitions. Unless you have an extraordinary athlete odds are your big purchase is not going to win you additional distance.

2011 Discus Review

With this in mind, let's go shopping for some discus!

* Luke Sullivan is the WIAA Wisconsin Track and Field Discus Record Holder. He was a 4 time All-American at UCLA. He competed in 2 U.S. Olympic Trials. And he has been a good friend to MADISON THROWS CLUB since its inception.

Thanks LUKE! For your great article.


Some nice throws at some of the first outdoor meets of the 2011 season have already started to change the look of the WISCONSIN State Honor Roll List in the DISCUS! Congrats to the many MADISON THROWS CLUB throwers on your strong starts. Kudos to Kailee Kamps, Jessica Putland, Theron Baumann, Drex Jackson and Albert Unruh on early P.R.s! Be patient in the circle, hard work now will pay off in May and June.

1. 136'9'' Kailee Kamps (JR) Belmont
3. 124' 10 Heather Clankie (JR) Brodhead-Juda
6. 119' 00 Molly Griep (JR) Whitewater
11. 114' 05 Jessica Putland (SR) Sugar River
17. 107' 11 Corinne Franz (SO) Madison Memorial

Some of Kailee's practice throws:

1. 173'2'' Theron Baumann (JR) Monona Grove
2. 164'9'' Drex Jackson (SR) Verona
3. 157'0'' Rafael Saez (SR) Oak Creek
16. 136'11'' Nick Walker (SR) Monroe
20. 135'5'' Albert Unruh (JR) Marshall

Drex's throw:


The WISCONSIN HIGH SCHOOL TRACK AND FIELD State Honor Roll list for the throws is full of MADISON THROWS CLUB members. With indoor season behind us and outdoor just getting underway, I'm sure there will be lots of changes. ON the list or not...your goal is to throw further each week, the weeks that you don't,take away something from it and apply it at practice the next week. I look forward to seeing lots of P.R.s in the coming weeks. Congrats to everyone on your solid starts to the 2011 season, keep working hard and good luck the rest of the way!
Throw Far,
Coach Frontier

1 Kennedy Blahnik (FR) Algoma 43'1.5''
2 Molly Griep (JR) Whitewater 42'7''
3 Kailee Kamps (JR) Belmont 41'6''
4 Lyndsey Thorpe (SR) Stanley-Boyd 41'4.5''
5 Jamie Lindstrom (SR)Hudson 41'4''
6 Lindsey Thomas (SR) Kimberly 40'3.5''
7 Paige Day (SO) D.C. Everest 39'11.5''
8 Jamie Clark (JR) Shawano 39'4''
9 Chy'enne LeNeair (SR) Racine Horlick 39'0''
10 Kayla Brown (JR) La Crosse Logan 38'11''
11 Tessa Snell (JR) Edgerton 38'9.5''
12 Andrea Swanson (JR) Random Lake 38'8''
13 Shavana Talbert (JR) Fond du Lac 38'2''
14 Paige Garriga (SR) Osceola 38'1.5''
15 Haley Zakrzewski (SR) Rosholt 37'11.5''
16 Alyssa Lueck (JR) Big Foot 37'8.5''
17 Sarah Woellert (SR) Elkhorn 37'6''
18 Alanna Queen (SR) Kettle Moraine 37'4.75''
19 LeAnna Bender (JR) Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau 37'4.25''
20 Andrea Swanson (JR) Random Lake 37'2''

1 Kailee Kamps (JR) Belmont 136'9''
2 Heather Clankie (JR) Brodhead 122'0''
3 Laura Kasten (SR) GillettS 110'0''
4 April McCarthy (SO) Stoughton 108'7''
5 Alicia Condon (JR) Brodhead 107'10''
6 Sydney Tepley (JR) Racine St. Catherine's 106'11''
7 Jessica Putland (JR) Sugar River 106'5''
8 Therea Nowak (SR) Coleman 106'2''
9 Melanie Brickner (SR) Marathon 104'6''
10 Kelli Lane (SR) Marathon 103'11''
11 Kadijah Brandenburg (JR) Beloit Memorial 103'4''
12 Stephanie Pehler (SR) La Crosse Logan 97'3''
13 Taylor Grzesiak (SR) Marathon 97'1''
14 Hillary Best (SR) Albany 96'7''
15 Hailey McGowan (JR) Darlington 96'0''
16 Kayla Chatterton (JR) North Fond du Lac 95'6''
17 Amanda Krautkramer (JR) Marathon 95'0''
18 Natalie Parker (JR) North Fond du Lac 94'10''
19 Michelle Pehler (SR) Cochrane-Fountain City 94'0''
20 Taylar Price (JR) Beloit Memorial 93'5''

1 Rafael Saez (SR) Oak Creek 57'9''
2 Theron Baumann (JR) Monona Grove 57'5.5''
3 Kaleb Wendricks (SR) Bay Port 56'10''
4 Matt Losiniecki (SR) Waukesha West 56'9''
5 Zach Blahnik (JR) Algoma 56'2.25''
6 Drex Jackson (SR) Verona 55'4.75''
7 Kevin Kitzman (SR) Clinton 55'4.5''
8 Chad Strehlow (SR) Suring 54'9.5''
9 Derek Watt (SR) Pewaukee 54'8''
10 Sam Arneson (SR) Merrill 54'0''
11 Jason Zahn (JR) Grafton 53'10.5''
12 Jon Pahl (SR) Kimberly 53'6.5''
13 Jeff Sczerzen (SR) West Allis Hale 53'3''
14 Ryan Paulick (SR) Suring 52'11.5''
15 Nick Leskey (SR) Merrill 52'6.5''
16 Bryon Bierce (SR) Ashwaubenon 52'6.5''
17 Zach Baehman (SR) Omro 52'5''
18 Cameron Clinton-Earl (SR) Sussex Hamilton 52'4''\
19 Nick Grosskopf (SR) D.C. Everest 52'2.25''

1 Theron Baumann (JR) Monona Grove 173'2''
2 Greg Ganter (SR) Cuba City 146'4''
3 Chris Klein (SR) Roncalli 142'8''
4 Ryan Paulick (SR) Suring 138'7''
5 Christian Stiehl (SO) Black River Falls 138'6''
6 Isaac Kalsow (SR) Wisconsin Heights 137'6''
7 Jon Groves (SR) Lodi 137'4''
8 Josh Davison (JR) Waterloo 137'3''
9 Brant Wilterdink (SR) Oostburg 137'1''
10 Giovanni Anderson (JR) Saint Mary's Springs 137'0''
11 Mario Blanquel (SR) BadgerBadger Quad4/7137'0''
12 Nick Walker (SR) Monroe 136'11''
13 Chad Strehlow (SR) Suring 136'9''
14 Anthony Titera (SR) Hudson 135'10''
15 Albert Unruh (JR) Marshall 135'5''
16 Kevin Kitzman (SR) Clinton 135' 0''
17 Jacob Bergman (JR) Clinton 133' 7''
18 Neal Sennhenn (SR) Columbus 131'8''
19 Bryce Stieber (SR) Marathon 130'1''
20 Shane Brozowski (SR) Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau 129'11''