Brad Wentzel
Brad Wentzel

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Allegan, Mich.

High School:
Allegan

Height / Weight:
6-5 / 245

Event:
Throws


Personal Bests
• Shot Put - 17.00m (55-5)
• Weight Throw - 19.75m (64-9 3/4)
• Discus Throw - 53.10m (174-2)
• Hammer Throw - 59.69m (191-10)

2010-11:
• NCAA East Preliminary Round Qualifier
OUTDOOR:: Opened the season at the Spartan Invitational placing second in the discus throw, distancing 50.25m ... Competed in the hammer throw and discus throw at the Big Ten Outdoor Championships ... Represented the Spartans in the hammer throw at the NCAA Division I Preliminary Round with a mark of 57.52m.
INDOOR: Placed second and recorded a personal-best throw of 17.0m in the Shot Put event (Silverston Invitational) ... Placed third in the weight throw competition with a distance of 19.54m (Silverston Invitational) ... Competed in shot put and weight throw in the Big Ten Conference Men's Indoor Invitational.

2009-10:
OUTDOOR: Set a school-record mark of 59.69m (195-10) in the hammer throw at the Purdue Open Outdoor Invitational ... Threw the discus 52.84m (173-4) at the Indiana State Quad ... Threw the hammer 57.36m (188-2) at the Jesse Owens Track Classic.
INDOOR: Broke the school record in the hammer throw at 19.75m (64-9) at the GVSU Grand Rapids Championships ... Threw the shot put 16.47m (54-0½) at the Notre Dame Invitational ... Set a mark of 19.53m (64-1) in the weight throw for sixth place at the Big Ten Indoor Championship ... Also competed in the shot put at the Big Ten Indoor Championships.

2008-09:
OUTDOOR: Competed in the shot put and discus throw ... Recorded a personal-best and regional qualifying shot put throw of 16.89m (55-5) at the Indiana Invite ... Tallied the Spartans-top three shot put throws of the outdoor season including a throw of 16.13m (52-11) at the Big Ten Championships ... Finished with a personal-best and regional qualifying discus throw of 53.06m (174-1) at the Indiana Invite ... Had three discus throws that were regional qualifiers, including a throw of 52.38m (171-10) at the Hillsdale Gina Relays.
INDOOR: Competed in the high jump at four meets, highlighted by a season-best jump of 2.06m (6-9) at the MSU Open ... Cleared 2.05m (6-8 ¾) at the Meyo Invite.

2007-08:
INDOOR: Competed unattached in the shot put ... Posted a first-place finish at the MSU Invite with a distance of 15.13m (49-7 3/4) ... Finished with a distance of 14.87m (48-9 1/2) at the EMU Classic ... Recorded a throw of 15.31m (50-2 3/4) in the weight throw at the Spartan Invite, placing him second.

High School:
Four-year letterwinner in track and football ... Two-time all-conference selection in shot put ... Three-time all-conference selection in discus ... Set personal bests of 51.82m (170-1 3/10) in the discus and 16.61m (54-5 9/10) in the shot put as a senior.

Personal:
Son of Ryan Wentzel and Janice Barnes ... Criminal justice major ... Born Aug. 13, 1989.