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Christian Cantwell

Posted in: Track & Field
Jun 5, 2009 - 11:45:51 PM

Christian Cantwell

Event: Shot Put
PB: 21.56m

Date of Birth: September 30, 1980
Place of Birth: Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri

College: University of Missouri
Degree: BS in Hotel and Restaurant Management

Sponsor: Nike


Ranked 2nd in the world and 1st in the US by T&FN.  Won the Silver medal at the Beijing Olympics.  World Indoor Champion for the 2nd time in his Career. Won the USA Indoor National Title.  Was 2nd at the USA Olympic Trials, 2nd at the IAAF World Athletics Final.  Won shot put events at the adidas La Invitational, Hengelo, Drake Relays, Kansas Relays, Modesto Relays, The Bridges meet in Dubnica , Slovakia, and Aarhus, Denmark.

Ranked 3rd in the world.  Won the US indoor Championships and the Visa Series; 5th at AT&T USA Outdoor Championships (20.14m/66-1); 1st at Millrose Games (21.88m/71-9); 2nd at Reebok Boston Indoor Games (21.36m/70-1);1st at adidas Track Classic (21.96m/72-0.75); 1st at Nike Prefontaine Classic champion (21.83m/71-7.5)

Ranked 2nd  in world & U.S. by T&FN. 2006 best of 22.45m/73-8WL.  Was 3rd at USA Outdoor (21.89m/ 71-10); 1st at Gateshead (22.45m/73-8WL; USA Indoor runner-up (21.10m/69-2.75); 1st at Nike Prefontaine Classic (22.17m/72-9); 1st at Drake Relays (22.10m/72-6.25)

Ranked 6th in world (#4 U.S.) by T&FN.  Season best of 21.67m/71-1.25.  USA Outdoor champion (21.64m/71-0); 5th at World Outdoor Champs (20.87m/68-5.75); 1st at Huelva on 6/7 (21.32m/69-11.25); 1st at Seville meet on 6/4 (21.67m/71-1.25); 4th at USA Indoors (20.57m/67-6)

Ranked number 1 in the world by T&FN and season best of 22.54m/73-11.5PR. World Indoor champion (21.49m/70-6.25); USA Indoors champion (21.26m/69-9); 4th at Olympic Trials (20.56m/67-5.5); 1st at adidas Oregon Track Classic (22.54m/73-11.5PR); 1st at Nike Prefontaine Classic (21.74m/71-4); 1st at Home Depot (22.35m/73-4); 1st at Columbia (21.95m/72-0.25i) and the mark was the best indoors by an American since 1989; 1st at Manhattan (21.11m/69-3.25); 1st at Drake Relays (20.64m/67-8.75); 1st in SP at Verizon Millrose Games (21.28m/69-9.75)

NCAA Championships runner up; NCAA All American Indoor and outdoor; 5th at US Nationals; University of Missouri Team Captain; Won his first International meet in Padova, Italy on July 6, 2003
Career Highlights

College: Big 12 Conference Champion 7 times
Big 12 Indoor and Outdoor Freshman of the year
Big 12 conference meet record holder for SP outdoors at 21.03m (69').
University of Missouri record holder indoor at 20.86m and outdoor at 21.56m.
NCAA All-American 8 times
University of Missouri School record holder in the bench press at 610lbs.

High School: Missouri High School State Champion in Discus

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