"Identity in the form of continuity of personality is an extremely important characteristic of the individual."
Many athletes have found success in their respective disciplines throughout the years, but few have discovered the golden middle ground where competitiveness meets personality. Often times we sacrifice who we are to achieve goals and reach new heights. Those who are able to achieve greatness while remaining true to themselves are the champions we should strive to be like.
Monique Riddick is a shining example of this ideology. Anyone who knows Riddick knows that her personality and character thrive in her training and competitions. She is able to compete at an elite level, while still being herself and enjoying every aspect of the sport. It's our pleasure to have Monique Riddick join us this week to discuss throwing with personality.
From Garage Strength:
"[Riddick] is the head throws coach at Fairleigh Dickinson University.
As a student at Montclair University Monique won Three Division III NCAA National Championships in Shot Put. She transferred to Indiana University and won the Big Ten championships and became NCAA Two Time Division I All –American in Shot Put."
Just last weekend, Riddick hit a new lifetime best of 18.89m at the USATF Outdoor Championships in Sacramento on her last throw. This mark earned her a fourth place finish in the competition, showing that a spot on Team USA is definitely on her sights as she continues to train under Garage Strength.