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NSAF set to host 4th year of Iron Wood Throws Classic!

The NSAF is thrilled to be returning to the Iron Wood Thrower Development Camp for the fourth time this spring, where we will be hosting the Iron Wood Throws Classic on May 31-June 1, 2019! The Classic was originally the Chicagoland Throws and was moved to Coeur d'Alene, Idaho in 2016. We’re extremely grateful to be working with Camp founder Bart Templeman and meet/camp director Jarred Rome (2008-2012 Olympian in the discus) for this special opportunity for a select team of our top U.S. preps to compete alongside a big group of USATF elites in the shot put, discus, javelin and hammer throw.

This event was founded by the NSAF to give the throwing events a special spotlight and to give outstanding prep athletes a chance to not only compete with Olympic-level elites, but to learn from them in a weekend of mentorship and competition. In 2016 here, we were able to contest three of the four throws, but the following winter and spring Mr. Templeman had a javelin runway constructed. At last June’s Classic, the runway was dedicated to NSAF Board Member Paul Limmer, who made a huge financial contribution to the effort. The first Iron Wood Classic javelin competition was a rousing success with Team USA standouts Riley Dolezal and Ariana Ince capturing elite titles and Project Javelin Gold’s Liam Christensen and Skylar Ciccolini claiming prep titles.

The beautiful lakeside community of Coeur d'Alene is 30 miles east of Spokane, WA. Dozens of the nation's top throwers have trained or competed there during the past 27 years. The NSAF will invite and fund athletes in each event, as it has done in the past here and when we were located in the Chicago area.


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2016 in Review

The preps who competed with us last year at Iron Wood delivered some outstanding results, highlighted a mighty 74-4.5 shot put by NBNI champ Jordan Geist that stood as the national leader for the entire season. He won a great battle with Adrian Piperi (71-0), the NBNI runner-up who would later go on to win NBNO and represent Team USA at World Juniors. The Geist-Piperi rivalry has continued in '17 as both were juniors.

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