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4 sessions are available

Sunday, September 16 : 10am-12noon
Sunday, September 23 : 10am-12noon
Sunday, October 7 : 10am-12noon
Sunday, October 21 : 10am-12noon

Contact Coach Frontier with questions.
or if you can't make Sunday sessions and would still like train, let me know.

2012 Olympic Throwing Preview

I've been watching as much Olympics as possible, but I can't wait for the Track and Field coverage to begin. These are the event by event previews from NBC sports - yep I stole them, for your convenience I just put all of the throwing info in one spot so you don't have to look up each throwing event one by one. Enjoy. or check it out here.
If you are willing tostay up late or get up early there will be online coverage of each event's qualifying and finals. Check it out here.

Women's Shot Put

Mon, Aug 06 4:45aQualification

Mon, Aug 06 1:15pFinal


TypeDistanceAthleteDate and place
WR22.63 RUS LISOVSKAYA Natalya 7 Jun 1987 - Moscow (URS)

Track and Field: Women's Shot Put preview

Track and Field: Women's Shot Put preview

In Beijing, New Zealand's Valerie Vili dominated the competition en route to winning the gold medal. Now divorced and competing under her maiden name, Valerie Adams is still the preeminent thrower in the world and will be the gold-medal favorite in London. Her competition should include Nadzeya Ostapchuk of Belarus, who has the best throw in the world this year, Nadine Kleinert of Germany, Americans Jillian Camarena-Williams and Michelle Carter, and China's Gong Lijiao.

Men's Shot Put

Fri, Aug 03 4:00aQualification

Fri, Aug 03 2:30pFinal


TypeDistanceAthleteDate and place
WR23.12 USA BARNES Randy 20 May 1990 - Los Angeles, CA (USA)

Track and Field: Men's Shot Put preview

Track and Field: Men's Shot Put preview

In Beijing, Poland's Tomasz Majewski emerged as the surprise gold medalist with a throw of 21.51m. Once an event dominated by the Americans, recent years have seen the likes of Canada's Dylan Armstrong, Germany's David Storl and Belarus' Andrei Mikhnevich push their to the top more frequently. The U.S. contingent will still be strong with Reese Hoffa, Christian Cantwell, and Ryan Whiting, but will be hard-pressed to be thinking medal sweep with the international talent opposing them and memories of last year's shutout at Worlds as a reminder.

Women's Discus Throw

Fri, Aug 03 1:10pQualification

Sat, Aug 04 1:30pFinal


TypeDistanceAthleteDate and place
WR76.80 GER REINSCH Gabriele 9 Jul 1988 - Neubrandenburg (GDR)

Track and Field: Women's Discus preview

Track and Field: Women's Discus preview

In Beijing, American Stephanie Brown-Trafton pulled off one of the biggest surprises of the Games, whirling the discus 64.74m on her first attempt to become the first U.S. champion in the event since Lillian Copeland in 1932. Since then, Brown-Trafton has slimmed down and become a more agile athlete in the ring, which makes her dangerous again. The favorite, however, is Sandra Perkovic of Croatia, who has been the most consistent thrower in the world. Dariya Pischalnikova of Russia has the lone throw over 70 meters in the world this year. Nadine Mueller of Germany, Yarelis Barrios of Cuba, Zaneta Glanc of Poland, Dani Samuels of Australia and Li Yanfeng of China round out the list of favorites.

Men's Discus Throw

Mon, Aug 06 4:00aQualification

Tue, Aug 07 1:45pFinal


TypeDistanceAthleteDate and place
WR74.08 GER SCHULT Jurgen 6 Jun 1986 - Neubrandenburg (GDR)

Track and Field: Men's Discus preview

Track and Field: Men's Discus preview

In Beijing, Estonia's Gerd Kanter put the exclamation point on a dominant season by winning his first Olympic title with a throw of 68.82m. Since then, Germany's Robert Harting has been the top thrower on the circuit, winning gold at the 2009 and 2011 World Championships. Other throwers who could contend for medals include Poland's Piotr Małachowski, Ehsan Hadadi of Iran and the ageless Virgilijus Alekna of Lithuania. The American contingent will include U.S. Trials champion Lance Brooks, 2004 Olympian Jarred Rome and Olympic rookie Jason Young.

Women's Hammer Throw

Wed, Aug 08 4:00aQualification

Fri, Aug 10 1:35pFinal


TypeDistanceAthleteDate and place
WR79.42 GER Betty Heidler 21 May 2011 - Halle (GER)

Track and Field: Women's Hammer preview

Track and Field: Women's Hammer preview

In Beijing, Aksana Miankova of Belarus threw an Olympic-record 76.31m to win gold by over one meter ahead of Yarelis Barrios of Cuba and Wenxiu Zhang of China, both of whom figure to contend for medals again in London. In 2011, Betty Heidler of Germany set a new world record in the event, but lost to Tatyana Lysenko of Russia at the World Championships. Former world-record-holder Anita Wlodarczyk of Poland should also prove formidable. The Americans competing will be Amber Campbell, Amanda Bingson and U.S. record holder Jessica Cosby.

Men's Hammer Throw

Fri, Aug 03 5:20aQualification

Sun, Aug 05 2:20pFinal


TypeDistanceAthleteDate and place
WR86.74 UKR SEDYKH Yuriy 30 Aug 1986 - Stuttgart (FRG)
Track and Field: Men's Hammer preview

Track and Field: Men's Hammer preview

In Beijing, Primoz Kozmus of Slovenia threw 82.02m to hold off Belarusians Vadim Devyatovskiy and Ivan Tsikhan, who were later disqualified for doping violations then reinstated by the Court of Arbitration for Sport due to errors committed by the Chinese lab that conducted the tests. Other contenders in London could include Koji Murofushi of Japan, the 2004 Olympic and 2011 world champion, and Krisztian Pars of Hungary. The Americans competing will be U.S. Trials champion Kibwe Johnson and A.G. Kruger.

Women's Javelin Throw

Tue, Aug 07 4:00aQualification

Thu, Aug 09 3:00pFinal


TypeDistanceAthleteDate and place
WR72.28 CZE Barbora Špotáková 13 Sep 2008 - Stuttgart (GER)

Track and Field: Women's Javelin preview

Track and Field: Women's Javelin preview

In Beijing, Barbora Spotakova of the Czech Republic prevailed in a competitive duel with Russia's Maria Abakumova and took the gold at 71.42m. At the 2011 World Championships in Daegu it was Abakumova who came out on top, winning by just under half a meter at 71.99m. Those two should be at it again in London, while Christina Obergfoll of Germany, Sunette Viljoen of South Africa, Vira Rebryk of Ukraine and Goldie Sayers of Great Britain try to contend. The Americans competing will be U.S. Trials champion Brittany Borman, American record holder Kara Patterson and Rachel Yurkovich.

Men's Javelin Throw

Wed, Aug 08 1:05pQualification

Sat, Aug 11 1:20pFinal


TypeDistanceAthleteDate and place
WR98.48 CZE ZELEZNY Jan 25 May 1996 - Jena (GER)
Track and Field: Men's Javelin preview

Track and Field: Men's Javelin preview

In Beijing, Norway's Andreas Thorkildsen dominated the competition, unleashing a throw of 90.57m, which won him a repeat gold medal by nearly four meters and set a new Olympic record. Thorkildsen remains one of the best throwers in the world and a win in London would tie him with the great Jan Zelezny for the most Olympic titles in history. His main competition figures to come from Germany's Matthias de Zordo, the 2011 world champion, Vitezslav Vesely of the Czech Republic, and Tero Pitkamaki of Finland. The Americans competing will be Craig Kinsley, Sean Furey and Cyrus Hostetler.

MTC's Samantha Noennig wins AAU discus National Championship

Out of 83 discus throwers, SAM Noennig WON the AAU Junior Olympics in Houston! She had 4 legal throws and
all were personal bests! Her best was 123'6" which was a 17.5 foot PR! Sam, I am so impressed with what you
have accomplished in just your first summer of training.
Keep working hard - and anything is possible.
Coach Frontier

7/28/2012 to 8/4/2012
Turner Stadium Humble High School, Humble Texas

Event 189: GIRLS DISCUS THROW Youth 14 years (1k)
Name Year Team Distance
1 Samantha Noennig          98 Rubicon, WI             37.62m     123-05   
2 Alycia Springs            98 Charlotte, NC           37.28m    122-04  
3 Elizabeth Weimer          98 Quincy, IL              35.08m     115-01   
4 Jocelen Ruth              98 Lenhartsville, PA       34.97m     114-09  
5 Payton Roberts            98 Newton, KS              33.96m     111-05  
6 Rhea Thompson             98 Lake Charles, LA        33.32m     109-04   
7 Sophia Rivera             98 Brentwood, MO           33.18m     108-10   
8 Markeisha Lewis           98 Miramar Optimist, F     30.84m     101-02   
9 Inomunique Stallworth     98 Humble, TX              30.58m     100-04  
10 Meia Gordon               98 Houston, TX             30.50m     100-01  


So many good throws out there, so many good videos out there...
I have been adding THROWING videos to my YouTube channel for the past 4 years...and counting...
I hope that you find some videos of throws that will help you with your own throws.
I think it is so important to take advantage of watching good technique, analyzing your own, and getting out there and throwing some more.



I will update this every summer.  
I hope it inspires new throwers to work hard and dream of making the list!
Throw Far,
Coach Frontier