Eligibility (Indoor/Outdoor): Sophomore/Sophomore
2014 Indoor:At the Red & White Open (2/21), finished sixth in the shot put with a personal-best heave of 48-8 (14.83m) and eighth in the weight throw with a personal-best toss of 48-5 (14.77m) ... at the Wisconsin Elite Invitational (1/25), placed 12th in the shot put with a throw of 43-10 (13.36m) ... with a personal-best heave of 47-11 3/4 (14.62m), finished third in the shot put at the Wisconsin vs. Missouri Dual (1/18) ... also earned a sixth-place finish in the weight throw with a personal-best toss of 46-6 (14.17m) ... in his season debut, placed third in the shot put with a throw of 47-4 1/4 (14.43m) at the Badger Indoor Open (1/17)
2014 Outdoor: Finished 12th in the shot put with a throw 47-11 3/4 (14.62m) at the UW-Platteville Invitational (4/12) ... at the Rex Foster Invitational (4/6), making his outdoor debut, finished sixth in the shot put with a personal-best heave of 49-1 (14.96m)
2013 Indoor: In his first collegiate meet, competing unattached, finished in 10th place in the shot put with a throw of 44-8 1/4 (13.62) at the Badger Track Classic (1/12) ... threw 32-7 3/4 (9.95m) in the weight throw to finish 14th at the Badger Track Classic (1/12)
2013 Outdoor: Competing unattached, finished fourth in the shot put with a heave of 46-10 3/4 (14.29m) at the Wisconsin Open (5/4)
Claimed 2012 Wisconsin Division 3 state championship in the shot put with a throw of 55-9 1/4 (16.99m) ... three time Marawood Conference champion in the shot put ... two time regional champion and two time sectional champion in the shot put ... also played football ... lettered three years and was named first-team all-conference and an all-star by the Wisconsin Football Coaches Association as a senior
Parents are Al and Lori Bernarde ... has a sister, Jessica ... intended major is history
"I chose Wisconsin because of the great atmosphere of the campus and the great tradition and coaching staff of the UW track and field program."