An argument that has gone back and forth in the throwing community for decades. Glide vs. Rotation. Many will argue that the glide technique is simply a starting point for novice throwers, while the rotation is the superior, advanced technique utilized by elite-level athletes. However, greats like Storl, Adams, and especially Carter, have defied the odds by reaching the largest throwing stage in the world using the glide technique; the Olympic Games.
Our guest this week has proven that the glide technique is not dead, but alive and well. NDSU thrower Alex Renner has marked a 19.62m PR with the glide technique, and has seen much success during his collegiate career. Prior to his impressive 19.62m throw, Renner was a 2x South Dakota AA state champion in the shot put, winning titles as a junior and senior, with a high school shot put personal best of 60'. During his time at NDSU, Renner has broken the school record multiple times, currently holding it with his 19.62m PR.
Throws Chat is excited to host Alex Renner this week! We invite everyone to join on Reddit at https://www.reddit.com/r/trackandfieldthrows/ on Friday for an AMA with Alex. Since he will be competing at NCAA West Regionals on Friday, Throws Chat will begin after his competition. We will notify everyone when Throws Chat is live.