Entries by Martin Bingisser

From the Video Archive

Below is a video from the 2005 Pac-10 Championships at UCLA’s Drake Stadium.  Not my best performance, but fun nevertheless since all three medalists attended high school in western Washington.

2009 Washington Hammer Schedule

Below is a list of high school hammer meets in Washington and Oregon during the 2009 season. The fee for each meet will vary. As each meet approaches you should make contact with the meet representative to make certain that the meet will be conducted and confirm time. All participants will be required to have […]

Earning Praise From the Doctor

I returned to Kamloops this week and Dr. Bondarchuk (my coach) thankfully does not think that I lost much in my month of training without him.  He told me I am in great shape and quite strong at the moment.  In fact, he told me that I look so powerful throwing overweight hammers in training that I am almost faster than I do throwing lightweight hammers.  The highlight of my first week back was when Dr. B described one of my throws was “double excellent.”  To put this in perspective, I need to explain how Dr. B evaluates our training throws.  Normally he can summarize his thoughts on a throw in four words or less.  Sometimes he is positive, and sometimes he is negative.  Here is the full spectrum of comments that he will give us, from worst to best:

January Update

I apologize for the lack of updates this month, but January has been quite busy.  While the rest of the Kamloops training group has spent the month in Arizona, I have spent the month in Seattle with my family.  While the training facilities are inconvenient in Seattle, I have managed to maintain my training regime and am still about ten feet ahead of where I was last year at this time.  I am throwing the heavy 8-kilogram and 10-kilogram hammers especially well and have been very close to my personal best this week with the latter.  I am also throwing a few light hammers, but I have not been able to throw those nearly as well.

Cedarville Yellow Jacket High School Early Bird (OH)

Throwers in Ohio continue to turn out in strong numbers this season. This weekend, Cedarville University hosted the Yellow Jacket High School Early Bird. Justin Welch (Eastwood, Pemberville, OH) won the boy’s competition with a throw just inches under his personal best. Michael Kidder (Kings Mills, OH) also broke 60-feet for second place. Alexis Thomas […]

Millrose Qualifier (NY)

Karen Henning (St. Anthony’s, South Huntington, NY) improved her season’s best at the Millrose Qualifier. Henning won the competition with a throw of 49’11.25″. The competition, hosted by the Armory in New York City, also saw Mike Levine (Commack, NY) win the boy’s competition. MILLROSE QUALIFIERTHE ARMORY, NYCWEDNESDAY JANUARY 14, 2009 Open Boys Weight Throw […]

Rhody High School Classic (RI)

Brittany Lawyson (Woonsocket, RI) and Josh Faboyede (Classical, Providence, RI) both won this year’s Rhody High School Classic hosted by the Unviersity of Rhode Island. 2009 RHODY HIGH SCHOOL T&F CLASSIC MACKAL FIELD HOUSE UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND KINGSTON, RI SATURDAY JANUARY 10, 2009Boys Weight Throw=================================================================================== Name Year School Seed Finals=================================================================================== 1 Faboyede, Josh SR […]

Dartmouth Relays (NH)

Dominic Filiano (Lebanon, NH) nearly became the fourth boy to break 70 feet this season at this year’s Dartmouth Relays. Filiano improved his personal best by nearly three feet with his winning throw of 69’11.00″. Mike Gama (Bishop Hendricken, Warwick, RI) also improved his season best with a second place finish of 67’11.00″. Melissa Kurzdorfer […]

Southern Tier Invitational (NY)

Alec Faldermeyer (Minisink Valley, Slate Hill, NY) continued his impressive start to the season with another win and another personal best at the Southern Tied Invitational at Cornell University. Faldermeyer improved his personal best up to 74’09.00″ and won the competition by over 15-feet. Karen Henning (St. Anthony’s, South Huntington, NY) won the girl’s competition […]

Hartford Public High Schools Indoor Invitational (CT)

The Hartford Public High Schools Indoor Invitational held the weight throw for the first time this season. Robert Guider (Danbury, CT) won the boy’s weight throw a personal best throw of 61’08.50″. Brittany LoPriore (East Lyme, CT) won the girl’s competition. 66th HPHS Indoor Invitational T&F MeetBacon Field House-Wesleyan University, Middletown CTSaturday January 3, 2009Boys […]