William (“Will”) Claye is an American track and field athlete who competes in both the long jump and triple jump.
In his Olympic debut, at the 2012 London Olympics, Will earned a bronze medal in the long jump and a silver medal in the triple jump. He is the first man to win medals in both the long and triple jumps at the same Olympics since Naoto Tajima of Japan at the 1936 Berlin Olympics. At the 2016 Rio Olympics, Will repeated his silver medal in the triple jump. His personal best of 18.14m (59' 6"), set at the Jim Bush Southern California USATF Championships on June 29th, 2019, ranks him as the No. 3 triple jumper of all-time.
- 2019 - Silver Medal, World Outdoor Championships - Triple Jump
- 2018 - World Indoor Champion - Triple Jump
- 2017 - Silver Medalist, World Championships - Triple Jump
- 2016 - Silver Medal, Olympic Games - Triple Jump
- 2013 - Bronze Medal, World Championships - Triple Jump
- 2012 - Silver Medal, Olympic Games - Triple Jump
- 2012 - Bronze Medal, Olympic Games - Long Jump
- 2012 - World Indoor Champion - Triple Jump
- 2011 - Bronze Medal, World Championships - Triple Jump
Kibwé Johnson is an American track and field athlete who specializes in the hammer throw. Kibwé has represented the United States at the World Championships in Track & Field four times (2007, 2011, 2015 and 2017). Kibwé competed in the 2012 London Olympics where he made the final. No American had made the final since 1996. Kibwé also competed in the hammer at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics.
- 1 x In Top 8 at Olympic Games
- 2 x Pan American Games Winner
- 1 x Pan American Games Silver Medalist
- 4 x National Champion
- 1 x National Indoor Champion
- 1 x In Top 8 at World (Continental) Cup
|Hammer Throw||80.31m||Eugene, OR||June 23rd, 2011|
Joseph Mathias Kovacs is an American track and field athlete who competes in the shot put. He has a personal best of 22.91m outdoors and 21.46m indoors. Joe is a 2019 and 2015 world outdoor champion, a 2016 Olympic silver medalist and 2017 world outdoor championships silver medalist. At the 2019 Track & Field World Championships held in Doha, Qatar, Joe won what has been deemed the “greatest shot put competition in history” when he hurled the shot 22.91m – a massive personal best, a world championship meet record, an NYAC Club record, the third longest toss in history and the longest throw in the world since 1990. Joe beat his next two closest competitors by one centimeter, and he did it on his last throw of the night. Joe is coached by his wife, Ashley Kovacs, an accomplished shot putter herself; she was the 2019 “throws coach” for Team USA and is presently the “throws coach” for the Ohio State Track & Field Team.
- 2 x World champion
- 1 x Olympic Games Silver medalist
- 1 x World Championships Silver medalist
- 1 x World (Continental) Cup Bronze medalist
- 7 x Diamond League meeting winner
- 2 x National champion
- 1 x Diamond Trophy winner
|Shot Put||22.91m||Doha (Qatar)||October 5th, 2019|
|Shot Put (indoor)||21.46m||Albuquerque, NM||February 23rd, 2014|
Sam Mattis is an American discus thrower.
Sam was a two-time New Balance National Champion in high school and finished his high school career with the New Jersey state record and the fifth best throw in high school history.
At the University of Pennsylvania, Sam continued his discus career with four consecutive Ivy League Championship titles, the 2015 NCAA National Championship title, the American Collegiate record in the discus and was named the 2015 NCAA Scholar Athlete of the Year.
After graduating cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School, Sam turned down an offer from JP Morgan to pursue his dream of making an Olympic podium.
- Two-time New Balance High School National Champion
- Four-time Ivy League Champion
- 2015 NCAA National Champion
- 2015 NCAA National Scholar Athlete of the Year
- 2016 US Leader
- Personal Best: 67.45m
Conor McCullough is an American hammer thrower and weight thrower. Conor won the 2015 NCAA outdoor title, defeating the field by 17 feet and recording the longest throw by a collegiate athlete since May 2002. He is a two-time medalist at the junior world championships, including gold in 2010 and silver in 2008. He won bronze at the Toronto 2015 Pan American Games with a toss of 73.74m. Conor competed alongside NYAC teammate Kibwe Johnson in the hammer throw at the 2016 Rio Olympics. His father, Conor, represented Ireland in the hammer throw at the 1984 and 1988 Olympic Games. Conor was crowned national champion in the weight throw at the 2018 USATF Indoor Championships.
|Hammer Throw||77.20||Edmonton, Canada||July 6th, 2014|
|Hammer Throw (6kg)||80.79||Moncton, Canada||July 25th, 2010|
|Hammer Throw (5kg)||77.67||Greensboro, NC||July 28th, 2009|
|Weight Throw (indoor)||24.48||Fayetteville, IN||March 13th, 2015|
Rudy Winkler is an American track and field athlete who competes in the hammer throw and weight throw. While an undergraduate at Cornell, Rudy was a three-time NCAA First Team All-American; he was named NCAA Northeast Region Field Athlete of the Year three times and the Ivy League's Most Outstanding Performer in 2014 and 2015. He captured the 2017 NCAA hammer throw crown with a toss of 74.12m (243' 2"). In 2016, Rudy recorded his personal record in the hammer at the perfect time: the 2016 United States Olympic Trials. His toss of 76.76m (251' 10") earned him the win at the Trials and a trip to the Rio Olympics in 2016 where he placed 18th. As a graduate student at Rutgers University in 2018, he was named a First Team All-American in the Hammer Throw; he was the USTFCCCA Mid-Atlantic Region Field Athlete of the Year, the Big Ten Hammer Throw Champion and was named First Team All-Big Ten.
Rudy holds personal bests of 76.76m (251' 10") for the hammer throw and 22.82m (74' 10 1/4") for the weight throw. He has been the USA National Champion in the hammer throw in 2016 and 2018.
Michael Shuey is an American track and field athlete competing in the javelin throw. In a dramatic finish, Michael won the 2019 national championship. He uncorked a then lifetime-best throw of 82.85m (271' 10") on the final attempt of the competition. (It was the farthest throw by an American since 2017). Michael recently threw even further – a new personal best of 83.21m while competing for Team USA in September 2019.
Michael is a 2017 graduate of Penn State University, where he was an All-American and Big Ten Champion (in multiple years).
Michael competed for Team USA in the men’s javelin at the 2019 Pan American Games where he finished fourth, and at the 2019 Outdoor Track & Field World Championships in Doha, Qatar where he made the finals and finished eleventh.