Here is the current composite ranking of Wisconsin Prep Boys throwers.   My composite list has 9 athletes that appear on both the TOP 30 SHOT PUT list and DISCUS list. Currently the boys lists only recognizes the TOP 30 in all events.  WISTCA is working on currently updating the All-Time Lists to preserve our state history of prep athlete accomplishments. While the girls list contain the top 50.  So there may be many more boys that have throws on both lists in the top 50.  Stay tuned, if i can obtain that info I will update the composite rankings.
1Steve Marcelle68' 00.25"1188' 08"14Green Bay Preble200515
2A.J. Curtis63' 11.75"9191' 09"9Brodhead200518
3Theron Baumann62' 09.50"15195' 08"4Monona Grove201219
4Jim Flanigan66' 00.50"3184' 05"21Southern Door199024
5Joe Thomas64' 10.50"7185' 06"18Brookfield Central200325
6Aaron Studt65' 04.50"6185' 01"20Ripon200626
7Sean Pruitt62' 02.00"26215' 07"1Valders200527
8Gavin Ball62' 02.75"25192' 01"6Monona Grove200331
9Cole Van Lanen63' 04.00"12183' 08"24Bayport201636



There is a rich high school Track and Field tradition in the state of Wisconsin especially in the SHOT PUT and DISCUS throwing events.
So who are the best WI prep girls throwers of all time?  Only 18 girls in state history are on both the current all-time lists.  Some very special performances over recent years have altered the girls history books in a big way.  15 of the 18 who made the list, competed since 2002, nearly wiping out what the history books looked like prior to 2000.
Here is how the girl throwers who appear on both the SHOT PUT top 50 list and the DISCUS top 50 list look when I gave them a ranking based on their composite shot put and discus ranking:
RANK THROWER SHOT PUT  Rank DISCUS Rank School  Year Composite 
1 Kennedy Blahnik 49' 01.50" 2 169' 02" 3 Algoma 2014 5
2 Jessica Maroszek 49' 04.25" 1 164' 02" 5 Seymour 2010 6
3 Julie Beck 47' 05.50" 4 160' 10" 8 Tomah 1990 12
4 Angela Boushea 47' 08.00" 3 148' 08" 18 Monona Grove 2010 21
5 Samantha Noennig 46' 00.00" 16 161' 06" 6 Harford 2016 22
6 Amber Curtis 45' 08.00" 21 165' 08" 4 Brodhead 2003 25
7 Jill Pedretti 44' 05.50" 30 174' 01" 1 Verona 1999 31
8 Amanda Nechuta 46' 08.50" 6 143' 00" 27 Mosinee 2001 33
9 Mary Theisen 45' 06.00" 23 151' 03" 15 Eau Claire Regis 2009 38
10 Mary Manning 46' 01.00" 13 144' 07" 26 Whitefish Bay 1981 39
11t Kailee Kamps 45' 07.25" 22 147' 05" 20 Belmont 2012 42
11t Kiley Sabin 46' 02.00" 12 143' 00" 30 Slinger 2014 42
13 Jecel Gerner 46' 05.50" 8 141' 02" 39 Markesan 2009 47
14 Hannah Gronning 43' 10.00" 47 159' 09" 10 Shell Lake 2007 57
15 Dana Thompson 44' 03.00" 36 143' 08" 29 Belleville 2006 65
16t Erica Bailey 43' 10.25" 44 145' 03" 24 Pulaski -Arts 2002 68
16t Elizabeth Robe 45' 01.00" 26 140' 09" 42 Waukesha West 2004 68
18 Peggy Seidler 44' 01.00" 39 140' 00" 48 Wausau West 2007 87

TOP 50 - All-Time
If you would like to see the top 50 throwers in each event check out Dave Figi's website here.

TOP 30 - All-Time w/VIDEO
Check out Video of the top 30 throwers in each event here.

Don't Scratch Your First Throw

Great article from Martin Bingisser and HMMR Media analyzing first throw scratches at the 2015 World Track and Field Championships in Beijing.  

Looking at all of the throwers at the 2015 World Championships in Men's and Women's Shot Put, Discus, Hammer, and Javelin 20% of their first throws were scratches.  In the qualifying round, throwers who scratched had a 27.9% chance of moving on from qualifying.  Athletes that had a legal first throw nearly doubled their chance to make the final at 52.4%.
In the preliminary round the numbers did not change much. 22% of throwers with a first round foul earned 3 more throws in the final.  While 44% of throwers with first throw marks moved on to the top 8.

Many factors, not just pure probability of first round fouls play into making it into finals at any meet. But I do think the importance of having a mark on your first throw as meets get bigger and the competition is at its highest, can not be overlooked.  Things like psychology and pressure DO factor in here as well as experience. Please read the article for more details!

One important thing to remember during your training is to not practice fouling!  I see a lot throwers scratch every throw during a warm-up and then have to drastically change what they do during the competition to get a mark.  Practice how you want to compete. If you scratch a lot during practice slow down, find a way to stay in the ring, then add speed back in slowly and see if you can continue to stay in the ring.  When you have a legal throw on throw number 1, it can make the rest of your competition much easier to approach.

Not only can having a mark on your first attempt take a lot of pressure off of yourself it can allow you to chase big throws on your next 2 attempts.  But it opens the possibility of other impacts as well. Having a mark that is a BIG throw in the first round can put pressure on your competitors.  I've watched plenty of competitions where a big first round mark weighs heavily on the rest of the field. And despite there being talented throwers capable of out throwing your big mark, the psychology of them having to chase you can change their outcomes drastically.

Read the article for more, and watch some of the big throws at the Worlds below...

World Championships - Women's Discus Final (New Video) from MACTHROWVIDEO.COM on Vimeo.

World Championships - Men's Discus Final from MACTHROWVIDEO.COM on Vimeo.

World Championships - Men's Shot Put Final from MACTHROWVIDEO.COM on Vimeo.

World Championships - Women's Shot Put from MACTHROWVIDEO.COM on Vimeo.

World Championships - Men's Hammer Throw Final from MACTHROWVIDEO.COM on Vimeo.

World Championships - Women's Hammer Throw Final from MACTHROWVIDEO.COM on Vimeo.

World Championships - Women's Javelin Final from MACTHROWVIDEO.COM on Vimeo.

World Championships - Men's Javelin Throw Final from MACTHROWVIDEO.COM on Vimeo.