Ryan Crouser High School

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Ryan Crouser High School
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Ryan Crouser's journey to becoming a shot put sensation began in the town of Boring, Oregon. Born on December 18, 1992, he was raised in a family that has associations with the sport he is now pursuing. His father, Mitch Crouser, was an alternate on the 1984 Olympic discus team, while his uncle Brian Crouser qualified for two Olympic teams in the javelin throw.


Which High School did Ryan Crouse go to?

Ryan Crouser's talent was on the rise during his high school years at Sam Barlow High School in Gresham, Oregon. In 2009, as a sophomore, he set a national sophomore record with the 3.58 lb (1.62 kg) discus, throwing an impressive 202 feet 6 inches (61.72 m). This mark also broke the Oregon high school state record, which stood until his cousin, Sam Crouser, surpassed it the following year.


Crouser's show of talent continued in 2009 when he won both the 5 kg shot put and the 1.5 kg discus at the national youth championships. This performance earned him a spot to represent the United States at the 2009 World Youth Championships in Bressanone, Italy. At this event, Crouser claimed gold in shot put, breaking the championship record with a throw of 70 feet 9 inches (21.56 m) in the fifth round. He also secured a silver medal in the discus event. Despite experiencing a foot injury during his junior year, Crouser returned to peak form in 2011, his senior year. He broke the national high school indoor record in the 12 lb (5.44 kg) shot put with a throw of 77 feet 2.75 inches (23.54 m), placing him second on the all-time national high school list behind Mike Carter's outdoor record.


Outdoors, Crouser further made it big by breaking the national high school record in the discus, throwing 237 feet 6 inches (72.40 m), breaking Mason Finley's previous record from 2009 by a foot.


Ryan Crouser’s High School Achievements

YearEventPerformanceAchievement
2009World Youth Championships (Shot Put)21.56 m (70 ft 9 in)Gold Medal, Championship Record
2009World Youth Championships (Discus)61.64 m (202 ft 2.75 in)Silver Medal
2011National High School Indoor (Shot Put)23.54 m (77 ft 2.75 in)National High School Record
2011National High School Outdoor (Discus)72.40 m (237 ft 6 in)National High School Record


Ryan Crouser’s College

Moving forward, Ryan Crouser attended University of Texas at Austin from 2012 to 2016. His college career was nothing short of exceptional. He won four NCAA titles in the shot put, all these titles are as follows-



YearEventDistancePlace
2016NCAA Division I Indoor Track and Field Championships21.28 m (69 ft 9.67 in)1st
2014NCAA Division I Outdoor Track and Field Championships21.12 m (69 ft 3.37 in)1st
2014NCAA Division I Indoor Track and Field Championships21.21 m (69 ft 6.91 in)1st
2013NCAA Division I Outdoor Track and Field Championships20.31 m (66 ft 7.48 in)1st


FAQ's On Ryan Crouser High School

 A. Ryan Crouser graduated from Barlow High School in 2011.

A. Ryan Crouser was born in Portland, Oregon, and was raised in the neighbouring rural area of Boring.

A. Ryan Crosuer went to University of Austin at Texas.

A. Ryan Crouser holds the shot put world record of 23.56m (77'3") set in 2016 and is the 2020 Olympic gold medalist and Olympic record holder.

A. Since late 2019, Ryan Crouser has been a volunteer assistant coach at the University of Arkansas.

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