College and professional throwers and coaches discuss (no pun intended) biggest joys, issues, excitements, struggles, benefits and adventures of being a thrower. We bring the highest level insight into our conversations and always leave you with a better understanding and knowledge needed to be a successful high school, college and professional thrower and a coach; or help you avoid it altogether, it's not for everyone.
Whether you're a thrower yourself, a coach, a parent of a thrower, a friend ( or an aunt or a grandfather) you are sure to find something valuable in every single episode. Join the most recognizable college throws-team and their exceptional guests on this Throwing Adventure that will take your throwing and coaching to the next level. This is your show!
15. Cait Mautz - UVA Javelin Thrower
Cait Mautz, one of the best javelin throwers of all time at University of Virginia has took some time to talk to us about her experiences and lessons she learned over time. Cait made All-ACC three times, and competed at NCAA 1st rounds Finals three times as well. She’s one of the toughest athletes out there, and your life will be instantly 20% better just by meeting her. A true fact
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14. Steve Manz - Miami Ohio Throws Coach
14. Steve Manz - Miami Ohio Throws Coach by Martin Maric
13. Pobo Efekoro - 5x NCAA All-American
Today with us we have Pobo Efekoro- 5 time All American, ACC Champion, ranked top 10 on UVA’s All-Time lists in every throwing event Indoor and outdoor (except javelin). He’s the strongest man in almost every weight room he walks in and always lights up the room. Competed internationally multiple times, is a chest guru; smart, humble, and just all around awesome guy. Pobo was, is, and always will be a crucial part of UVA throws.
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12. John Godina - NCAA Shot Put Record Holder
Hall of Famer, John Godina! 5 times NCAA Champion, 4 times world champion, two times Olympic medalist and one of the only few that has ever competed at Olympic Games both in discus and shot put for USA, and he did it twice! He’s also a great coach of athletes and coach of coaches, founder of ALTIS, helping numerous people around the world. He’ll talk to us about how he got into throwing, influence his father had in his career, his NCAA record, and, something really unusual, how he got into long distance running, something not many throwers can say, and many other things. If you like our podcast, hit that subscribe button, it helps us a lot, and enjoy are interview with, one and only, John Godina!
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11. Ashley Kovacs - Ohio State Throws Coach
Ashley Kovacs is in her Sixth season as an assistant coach with the Ohio State track and field program. Kovacs mentors the Buckeye throwers and serves as one of the team’s recruiting coordinators. During the 2018-19 indoor and outdoor season she was responsible for the training and guidance of Sade Olatoye, a throws specialist who’s legacy will be tough to follow. During the indoor season Olatoye was placed on the Pre-NCAA Indoor Watch List for The Bowerman– collegiate track & field’s highest honor. Olatoye led the nation in both the shot put and weight throw after a stellar effort at the Indoor Big Ten Championships. The senior captured individual conference titles in both events with best marks of 17.88m (58-8) in the shot put and a 24.07m (78-11¾) in the weight throw. This stellar performance, along with her impressive ten titles in seven meets, being in Top Three of shot put and weight throw, has earned her a spot on this prestigious list. Olatoye is the first Buckeye in history to receive this honor, writing her name deep within the Ohio State record books yet again. The Ohio native secured the No. 6 spot in NCAA all-time history with her 24.07m (78-11.75) in the Big Ten Championship weight throw competition. She is only the second Buckeye in Ohio State history who is currently on the list. Olatoye was named Big Ten Field Athlete of the week five times in a row, creating another school record and Big Ten record to add to her accolades. She was named Field Athlete of the year for both the Big Ten and USTFCCCA Great Lakes Region. Sade Olatoye was also named Ohio State Athlete of the Year, one of the highest honors an athlete can receive within the University. Olatoye holds four Ohio State records, both indoor (17.88m) and outdoor (16.90m) shot put along both indoor (24.46m) and outdoor (67.49m) hammer. Due to this stellar season, Kovacs was hailed Great Lakes Region Coach of the Year for the second time in her career.
Prior to her stint at Western Kentucky, Muffet spent a year coaching throws at Murray State while working on her master’s degree. In her lone season with the Racers, Muffet coached freshman Tonia Pratt to Ohio Valley Conference titles in the weight and hammer throws, as well as OVC indoor and outdoor Freshman of the Year honors.
A four-time All-American at Kentucky from 2006-2010, Muffet was an 11-time All-Southeastern Conference selection, an SEC Most Valuable Player and Commissioner’s Cup winner, and a runner-up in the shot put at the 2010 NCAA Indoor Championships. Muffet participated in the U.S Olympic trials in 2008 and 2012 and holds Kentucky’s school records in the shot put and discus. She competed unattached in three meets during the 2012-13 season, winning the shot put on two occasions and placing fourth at the 2013 USA Indoor Championships.
A native Ohioan, Muffet is a graduate of North Canton Hoover High School (2001-2005), where she was a three-time state champion and former Ohio state-record holder in the shot put. Muffet earned her bachelor’s degree in telecommunications from the University of Kentucky in 2010 and added a master’s in human development and leadership from Murray State University in 2012.
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10. Jade Baker - Racial Inequality and things we can do to stop it.
As coaches, as friends, as human beings, it’s hard to have difficult conversations, necessary conversations, with people we deeply care for who are in our lives daily, difficult conversations on any subject; especially those about race. But those are conversations we absolutely have to have if we truly want better life for all human beings.
Our school record holder, future lawyer and one of the most driven athletes UVA has ever had, Jade Baker, took some time to sit down with us and talk about her experiences through different stages of her life and at the end gave us few things that we can do to help stop racial biases and inequality in our society:
1. Marching – staying safe, but be active, let your voice be heard.
2. Donate – Pandemic is disproportionally affecting black community, even donating few dollars to can go a long way.
3. Education – reading, listening, watching educational content that will help you understand the issues better.
4. Challenging conversations – with your friends, parents or anyone who holds racial biases.
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