California Strength Throwing Program
Shot Put | Discus | Hammer | Javelin
Are you a high school thrower who is looking to improve your technique while building the strength required to beat the competition and throw far when it matters most?!
Whether your goal is to earn a Varsity letter, qualify for State or dream of making an Olympic Team.. The California Strength Throwing Program will put you in the right position to be successful.
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Emily March (GHS, 2018)
Shot Put PR: 39’ 5”
Discus PR: 155’ 2”
Placed 6th at the 2018 California State Meet in the Discus
Mark Silverthorn (GHS, 2018) - Washington State University
Shot Put PR: 55’ 3”
Discus PR: 158’ 4”
2x California State Qualifier
Oliver Grajeda (GHS, 2016) - Montana State University
Shot Put PR: 55’ 6.25”
Discus PR: 142’ 1”
NCS Tri-Valley Runner Up
Tori Palma (AVHS, 2016) - University of California, Santa Barbara
AVHS School Record: 40'0" (Shot)
EBAL and NCS Champion
Nathan Esparza (AVHS, 2016) - University of California, Los Angeles
Shot Put PR: 69' 4.75" (12lb) in the CIF California State Championship Finals
Holds the California State Record for farthest 2nd Place Finish in State Championship History
Discus PR: 191' 5" (1.6kg Discus) in the CIF California State Championship Prelims
AVHS Shot Put and Discus Records, EBAL Meet Record, NCS Record, MOC Meet Record
2016 California State Qualifier in both Shot Put and Discus
Nate Vickers (AVHS) - Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo
Jake Rounds (Heritage HS) - Northern Arizona University
Cody Bickham (St. Francis HS, 2013) - University of California, Berkeley
Matt Esparza (AVHS, 2013) - University of California, Berkeley
Scott Esparza (AVHS, 2010) - University of California, Berkeley
Stephen Burke (MVHS, 2010) - University of California, Berkeley
Chris Krychev (MVHS, 2007) - University of Texas, Austin
David Spitz (MVHS) - University of Southern California
California Strength's Head Throws Coach
Scott first started at California Strength at the beginning of his senior year of high school, joining what had been an already accomplished throwing program run by Dave Spitz. Following high school, Scott went on to compete as a NCAA Division 1 Student-Athlete in the Hammer and Weight Throw for the University of California, Berkeley. He graduated in 2015 with a degree in American Studies, concentrating in Negotiation and Conflict Resolution and has returned to California Strength where he specializes in developing our youth and high school throwing programs.
CSCS from the National Strength and Conditioning Association
Competed for the University of California, Berkeley from 2010 - 2015
2012 NCAA Outdoor National Championship Qualifier, finishing 21st in the country.
Four-time NCAA West Regional Qualifier in the Hammer Throw
Currently tied for 3rd on Cal's All-Time Hammer List
Scored at the Pac-12 Conference Championships 3 out of 4 years while at Cal.
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