Kyle Strotbaum
Kyle Strotbaum

RS Senior

Grand Rapids, Mich.

High School:
West Catholic

Last College:
Aquinas College


Personal Bests

  • (I) Weight Throw - 19.43m (63-9) (UNA)
  • (O) Hammer Throw - 56.79m (186-4) (School Record)

    2008-09 - Senior:
    OUTDOOR: Competed in the hammer throw ... Threw a personal-best 58.75m (192-9) at the NCAA Mideast Regional ... Recorded four regional qualifying throws on the season ... Registered three of the Spartans-top four throws on the season.
    INDOOR: Turned in the top weight throw mark in the team while competing unattached at the MSU Open when he tossed 19.43m (63-9), a mark that would be a school-record had he not been competing unattached ... Competed in the weight throw at six more meets during the season, highlighted by a throw of 18.75m (61-6 ¼) at the Grand Valley Big Meet ... Posted a throw of 18.60m (61-0 ¼) at the Notre Dame Invite ... Posted throws of 18.39m (60-4), 18.32m (60-1 ¼) and 18.29m (60-0 ¼) at the Indiana Invite, Meyo Invite and the Chippewa Open, respectively ... Also competed in the shot put, an off event, at the Chippewa Open, turning in a toss of 14.66m (48-1 ¼).

    2007-08 - Junior
    OUTDOOR: Holds the team's five best marks in the hammer throw, including the school record, 56.79m (186-4) ... Earned a season-high second-place finish at the Spartan Invite ... Finished third overall at both the EMU Invite and the Colonial Relays with his season high of 56.79m (186-3 3/4) coming at the Colonial.
    INDOOR: Recorded a school-record distance of 18.05m (59-2) in the weight throw at the Chippewa Open for a first-place finish ... Hurled a distance of 17.35m (56-11) at the Big Ten Indoor Championships in the weight throw ... Competed in the in the shot put the Akron Quad ... Posted a first-place distance of 17.22m (56-6) at the Jack Skoog in the weight throw ... Launched a distance of 14.60m (47-10) at the Chippewa Open in the shot put ... Finished with a distance of 13.69m (44-11) at the Notre Dame Invite in the shot put ... Participated in the weight throw at the Meyo Invite and the ISU Classic.

    2006-07 - Sophomore:
    Sixth at the Auburn Springtime Invitational in the hammer throw with a 47.14m (154-7 9/10) throw ... Placed ninth at the EMU Invitational in the discus (39.96m/131-1 1/5) ... Finished 10th in the hammer with a throw 48.43m (158-10 7/10) at the Spartan Invitational and 11th in the discus 39.96m (131-1 1/5)...Placed 14th at the Big Ten Championships in the hammer with a throw of 53.18m (174-5 7/10).
    INDOOR: Competed in the shot put ... Finished Silverston Invitational in fourth place after a shot put of 17.27m (56-7 9/10)...Placed second at the EMU Classic with a throw of 17.11m (56-1 3/5) ... Second at the Notre Dame Invitational with a toss of 17.10m (56-1 1/5).

    Redshirted ... Finished fifth at the Spartan Invitational with a throw of 49.38m (162-1/10) in the hammer.
    INDOOR: Redshirted.

    2004-05 - Freshman:
    Competed at Aquinas College.

    High School:
    Four-time letterwinner in track ... All-state selection in shot put and discus ... First-team all-region honoree in the shot put, discus and 100m ... Also competed in the high jump, long jump, pole vault and 4x400m relay.

    Son of Terry and Pat Strotbaum ... Advertising major ... Born June 29, 1985.