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    Throws Chat Preview: Kurt Roberts and the Rotational Technique

    Throws Chat Preview: Kurt Roberts and the Rotational Technique

    This week Throws Chat is honored to have professional track & field athlete Kurt Roberts as our guest. Born out of Lancaster, Ohio, Roberts attended Athens High School and competed for Ashland University during his collegiate career. Throughout his time at Ashland, Roberts achieved many notable titles and accomplishments including 3 NCAA DII National Championships and 7 NCAA DII All-American titles. At one point, Roberts held the NCAA DII Indoor National Record at 19.80m. Other notable achievements include an International Gold Medal for Team USA at the 2010 U23 NACAC Meet and 2x Regional Athlete of the year. 

    In 2012, Roberts began to compete professionally, improving his personal best to 21.14m. That same year, Roberts earned fifth place at the US Olympic Trials, making a statement as one of the top competitors in the country. With a current personal best of 21.57m, Roberts is still amongst the elite-level competitors for the US. He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to Throws Chat this week! Join us this Friday and pick the mind of a professional athlete!

    *Due to Kurt being in San Diego, Throws Chat will begin at 10pm ET/7pm PT*

     

    #ThrowsChat Preview 1: Meet Prep featuring Sam Mattis & Sean Donnelly

    #ThrowsChat Preview 1: Meet Prep featuring Sam Mattis & Sean Donnelly

    Sam Mattis and Sean Donnelly bring their elite knowledge and expertise to Throws Chat and share tips for preparing for competition in the throws.

    Sam Mattis

    Mattis is an elite discus thrower touting a PR of 67.45m. He currently trains as a Garage Strength athlete under Dane Miller. Mattis competed in the 2016 US Olympic Trials and earned a ninth place finish in the final round. During his illustrious career as a collegiate athlete for the University of Pennsylvania, Mattis was a four-time Ivy League Outdoor Champion and 2015 NCAA National Champion in the discus throw.

    Sean Donnelly

    Donnelly is a professional hammer thrower for Ironwood TC with a PR of 74.35m. Handling his own training and programming, Donnelly also finished ninth at the 2016 US Olympic Trials with a throw of 68.96m. Throughout his collegiate career, he has accumulated eight NCAA DIII All-American titles, along with four NCAA DIII National Champion titles. Donnelly currently holds the NCAA DIII weight throw record at 21.75m.