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Date set for 2020 Iron Wood Throws Classic!

Nov. 2019 update -- The NSAF is grateful to be returning to the Iron Wood Throwers Center for the fifth time in 2020, where we will be hosting the Iron Wood Throws Classic on May 29-30! The Classic was originally the Chicagoland Throws and was moved to Coeur d'Alene, Idaho in 2016. We have been very thankful to have worked with Camp founder Bart Templeman and the late 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. We were very saddened in September when we learned that Coach Rome had passed away and will honor his contributions to this event as we continue to compete here in the future. Jarred Rome tribute.

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 the 2017 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 at Iron Wood. 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.

2019 Highlights: Stellar leaders from Andersen (world) and Hankins (HS)


2018: Price’s hammer AR inspires Team NSAF at Iron Wood

More than a dozen of the finest U.S. prep throwers came together as Team NSAF this past weekend in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho for the Iron Wood Throws Classic – not only competing well and enjoying mentoring from many top USATF throwers, but also witnessing a spectacular American record by USATF standout Deanna Price.

Iron Wood RESULTS (full series will be added) | Video Coverage

Price threw the hammer 254 feet, 9 inches (77.65m) Saturday to break Gwen Berry’s previous mark by almost three feet and move to #5 all-time globally. She graciously posed for photos with our prep admirers (including Veronica Fraley, Makayla Kelby and Faith Ette – see photo).

Meanwhile, Team NSAF athletes were outstanding:


2017 in Review



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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