Eligibility (Indoor/Outdoor): Freshman/Freshman
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."
Shot Put: 46-10 3/4 (14.29m) (5/4/2013)
Weight throw: 32-7 3/4 (9.95m) (1/12/2013)