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      Josh Whisman

Columbus, Ohio

High School:
Groveport Madison

Last College:
Missouri-Kansas City

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 240




Shot put 55-5 (16.89)
Weight throw 62-6 3/4 (19.07)
Hammer 189-3 (57.68)

SEC Results-Indoor
2003-Weight throw 56-5 1/4 (10th)
2003-Shot put Foul
2004-Weight throw 59-0 1/4 (11th)
2004-Shot put 54-8 3/4 (10th)

SEC Results-Outdoor
2003-Shot put 50-0 1/2 (10th)
2003-Hammer 180-3 (10th)
2004-Shot put 54-4 3/4 (11th)
2004-Hammer 189-2 (9th)

NCAA Mideast Regional-Outdoor
2003-Hammer 188-11 (14th)
2004-Shot put 54-7 1/2 (19th)
2004-Hammer 189-0 (13th)


2004 Outdoor: Major- Sport management. Achieved his season-best hammer throw of 189-2 to place ninth at the SEC outdoors (May 14) ... Also finished 11th in the shot put with a 54-4 3/4 measurement at the SEC outdoors ... Posted his season-best shot put heave of 54-8 1/4 to nab silver at the Knoxville Invitational (April 25) in addition to taking second in the hammer (188-4) ... Earned 13th with a 189-0 hammer mark and 19th with a 54-7 1/2 shot put distance at the Mideast Regional ... Threw the shot 54-3 1/4 to finish fourth and the hammer 188-10 to take seventh at the Gatorade Classic ... Continued his improvement at Georgia Tech's Yellow Jacket Invitational with a third-place, 189-0 mark in the hammer and seventh-place, 54-7 1/4 mark in the shot put ... Notched a pair of regional qualifiers at the Raleigh Relays as he posted a 188-3 mark (fourth) in the hammer and upped his shot put distance to 54-4 (sixth).

2004 Indoor: Vaulted up to fifth on the Tennessee all-time list in the weight throw after unleashing his lifetime-best 62-6 3/4 mark to take runner-up honors at the Tennessee Invitational (Feb. 20) ... Also finished second in the shot put with a 53-5 3/4 measurement at the Tennessee Invitational ... Peaked in the shot put at the SEC indoors (Feb. 28) where he measured a season-best 54-8 3/4 throw to place 10th in addition to finishing 11th in the weight throw with a 59-0 1/4 mark ... Opened his season with a weight-throw winner at 54-7 1/2 and silver performance in the shot put at 50-4 1/2 ... Took third in the shot put (52-8 3/4) and fourth in the weight throw (58-4 1/2) at the Virginia Tech Invitational.

2003 Outdoor: Lifetime-best hammer mark of 189-3 stands sixth on Tennessee's all-time top-10 list in the event ... Led the squad with his season-best shot put (51-7) and hammer (189-3) performances ... Posted a pair of 10th-place finishes in his first SEC outdoor meet with a 50-0 1/2 shot put mark and 180-3 hammer measurement ... Finished 14th with a 188-11 distance in the hammer at the NCAA Mideast Regionals ... Contributed his lifetime-best hammer throw of 189-3 to finish third and 12th in the shot put (49-11 3/4) in a hometown appearance at Ohio State's Jesse Owens Classic (May 2) ... Improved to 182-7 to capture third in the hammer and achieve his season-best measurement of 51-7 to earn eighth in the shot put at the Florida Relays (March 29) ... Contributed valuable points courtesy of a win in the hammer (183-1) and fourth-place finish in the shot put (49-0 3/4) to help the Vols eke out a one-point win at South Carolina's SEC Triangular ... Worked up a 188-5 distance to finish eighth in the invitational hammer and a 50-5 1/2 effort in the shot put at the Sea Ray Relays ... Won the hammer with a 184-2 throw at Louisville's Cardinal Open ... Took silver with a 186-1 hammer throw at the Knoxville Invitational ... Notched a regional qualifier in the hammer in his first try, a second-place, 180-6 effort at the Florida State Relays, while also taking ninth in the shot put with a 48-11 mark.

2003 Indoor: Earned 10th in the weight throw with a 56-5.25 effort, but fouled in the shot put at the SEC indoors ... Helped Tennessee to the team win at the SEC East Challenge, courtesy of his season-best, 58-7 1/2 measurement to finish fifth in the weight throw and eighth in the shot put with a 49-0 3/4 (Jan. 25) ... Posted his season-best mark in the shot put of 49-11 to earn 11th and took fifth in the weight throw with a 58-3 1/4 measurement at the Armory Invitational (Feb. 14) ... Won the weight throw with a 55-9 1/4 distance at the Tennessee Classic ... Won the shot put (48-6 1/4) and weight throw (56-9 1/4) to open the season at the Tennessee All-Comers Meet ... Placed third in the weight throw (58-6 3/4) and ninth in the shot put (49-10) at Virginia Tech's Kroger Invitational.


Expected to immediately bolster Vol efforts in the shot put and hammer ... Competed at Missouri-Kansas City during the 2002 season ... Enjoyed one of the best seasons in the nation for a freshman thrower in 2002, posting a 59-11 3/4 mark in the weight throw--one of the best by a U.S. freshman in the event that season ... Set school records in the weight throw, indoor and outdoor shot put and hammer ... Named Indoor Mid-Continent Freshman of the Year ... Best weight throw mark of 59-11 3/4 brought second place at Southern Illinois ... Took Mid-Continent weight throw title with a 58-5 3/4 measurement ... Indoor shot put school record of 50-10 3/4 came in a winning effort at Eastern Illinois despite an injured hand ... Set outdoor shot put school record of 55-5 in winning the Mid-Continent title in the event ... Set school hammer record of 181-9 at Texas-Arlington ... Took second in the hammer at the conference championships ... Prepped at Groveport Madison in Groveport, Ohio, where he also had a distinguished high school career ... Took second in the shot put at the Ohio state championships with a mark of 60-5... Finished runner-up in the shot put at the 2001 Midwest Meet of Champions ... Earned seventh in the shot put at the state meet his junior year.

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