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Matt Wardell
Position: Throws
Height: 6'2"
Year: Junior
Hometown: Post Falls, Idaho
High School: Post Falls High

WSU CAREER. SOPHOMORE (2012-13): Indoor - Redshirt season…threw shot put unattached at WSU Open a PR distance of 15.75m/51-8 1/4i (1/12/13, Pullman)…Outdoor - Led team with PR shot put toss of 16.20m/53-1 3/4 at Vandal Jamboree (5/4/13, Moscow)…at Pac-12 Championships finished 10th in shot put with toss of 15.51m/50-10 3/4.

FRESHMAN (2011-12): Indoor - Opened collegiate career with shot put heave of 15.49m/50-10 at WSU Open (1/14/12, Pullman)…at Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Championships put the shot a distance of 15.24m/50-0 for 14th…Outdoor - Redshirt season…competed unattached…threw shot 15.49m/50-10 at Vandal Outdoor Jamboree.

HIGH SCHOOL CAREER. Earned three varsity letters at Sturgis Brown High in South Dakota, and six letters at Post Falls High in Idaho…at Sturgis earned a letter in wrestling under coach Steve Keszler, a letter in football for coach Rod Richardson, and a letter in track for coach Cody King…at Post Falls, earned a letter in wrestling for coach Dennis Amende, two in football for coach Jeff Hinz and three in track for coach Wade Quesnell…four-year scholar-athlete…named MVP of PFHS track team as a junior…earned All-North Idaho football honors as a senior…won the 2011 Idaho state 5A shot put title with a personal-record heave of 18.03m/59-2..PR in discus is 50.08m/164-4.

PERSONAL. Born in August 1992, in Spearfish, South Dakota…father Ardie is a Walmart manager…played football at Black Hills State University…mother Kristi works in human resources at Wal-Mart…brothers Ben and Sam…Ben played football at Augustana College (SD)…Sam is a teammate on WSU track team…held a 3.5 GPA…majoring in finance at WSU.

M. WARDELL’S WSU BESTS
Shot Put - 15.75m / 51-8 1/4i (2013)

PAC-12 CHAMPIONSHIPS PERFORMANCES
2013       Shot Put          10th              15.51m / 50-10 3/4