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David Grzesiak
David Grzesiak

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Brookfield, Wis.

High School:
Marquette

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 190

Event:
Multi-Events

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Eligibility (Indoor/Outdoor): Senior/Senior

Notables
• No. 3 all-time UW in the decathlon (7,832 pts.)
• 2012 NCAA Outdoor Championships qualifier (decathlon)
• 2012 NCAA Outdoor Championships Preliminary Round qualifier (high jump)

At Wisconsin
2012 Indoor:
Recorded a total of 5,456 points and finished 12th in the heptathlon to score second-team All-America honors at the NCAA championships (3/9-10) ... tallied 5,677 points in the heptathlon to finish third at the Frank Sevigne Invitational (2/4), setting a new personal-best mark ... recorded 3,993 points to finish with the second-best mark in school history in the indoor pentathlon, behind teammate Japheth Cato (4,040), and finished second in the event and also finished fifth in the pole vault with a clearance of 15-3 (4.65m) at the Wisconsin Invitational (1/20) ... tallied 5,581 points in the heptathlon at the Big Ten championships (2/24-25) to finish fifth ... cleared 15-11 (4.85m) to place fourth in the pole vault and also finished eighth in the high jump with a height of 6-4 3/4 (1.95m) at the Bill Bergan Invitational (1/28) ... came in fourth in the pole vault with a personal-best clearance of 15-9 (4.80m) at the Badger Track Classic (1/14)

2012 Outdoor: Took 20th at the NCAA championships (6/6-7) in the decathlon with 6,614 pts. ... finished with the No. 3 all-time UW total of 7,832 points to finish third in the decathlon at the Big Ten championships (5/11-12) ... placed sixth in the decathlon at the Mt. SAC Relays (4/18-19) with a score of 7,595 points ... finished 20th in the decathlon at NCAA championships (6/6-7) with score of 6,614 after a no-height in the pole vault ... behind a personal-best mark of 186-4 (56.81m) in the javelin, finished third at the UW-Platteville Invitational (4/14) ... finished 11th in the 110-meter hurdles with a time of 15.13 seconds and also placed 14th in the discus with a throw of 126-0 (38.42m) at the SEC/Big Ten Challenge (3/23) ... came in 13th in the pole vault with a height of 15-3 (4.65m) and also placed 19th in a preliminary section of the 110-meter hurdles with a time of 15.06 seconds at the Stanford Invitational (4/6-7)

2011 Indoor: Won the pentathlon with 3,896 points running the 1,000 meters at 2:44.31 and finished 12th in both the 60 meter dash (7.56) and the pole vault (13-5 1/4 (4.10m)) at the Badger Track Classic (1/15) ... placed fifth in the pole vault with a new personal record of 15-0 (4.57m) ... also took ninth in the long jump with a leap of 20-7 1/4 (6.28m) at the Illini Classic (1/22)... finished second in the heptathlon with 5,572 points at the Wisconsin Elite Invitational (1/29)... placed 42nd in the 60-meter hurdles at the Iowa State Classic (2/12) clocking in at 8.48... placed seventh in the shot put with a throw of 41-5 3/4 (12.64m) at the Red & White Open (2/18) and finished fourth in the pole vault with a clearance of 15-1 1/2 (4.61m)... finished fourth in the heptathlon with 5,401 points at the Big Ten championships (2/27)... placed eighth in th shot put with a mark of 44-2 (13.46m) at the Wisconsin NCAA Qualifier (3/4)

2011 Outdoor: Earned a total of 7,138 points in the decathlon to finish third at the Big Ten championships (5/13-14) ... Finished third in the javelin with a throw of 167-2 (50.95m) and finished sixth in the long jump with a leap of 21-1 1/2 (6.44m) and finished fifth in the shot put with a throw of 42-2 (12.85m) all at the Rex Foster Open (4/8)... earned a second-place finish in the decathlon with 7,352 points at the McDonnell Invitational (4/22-23)

2010 Indoor: Finished seventh in the heptathlon at the Big Ten Indoor Championships with a score of 5,265 ... won the pentathlon at the Badger Quad (1/15-16), scoring a personal-best 3,922 points

2010 Outdoor: Finished 16th in the decathlon at the NCAA Outdoor Championships (6/10-11) with a score of 7,193 points ... finished third in the decathlon (7,364) and 16th in the javelin (157-10) at the Big Ten Outdoor Championships ... finished eighth in the javelin at the Wisconsin Twilight Invitational (5/8) with a throw of 147-2 ... finished eighth in the long jump with a leap of 22-6 1/4 at the Musco Twilight Invitational (5/1) ... finished 11th in the javelin (162-11), 33rd in the shot put (37-9 1/4), and 38th in the discus (125-0) at the Long Beach Invitational (4/17) ... took third in the decathlon at the California Invitational (4/14-15) with a personal-best score of 7,163 points and set personal bests in the shot put and javelin ... placed ninth in the 110-meter hurdles, tenth in the high jump, 11th in the discus, 13th in the javelin and 27th in the 100 meters at the Florida State Relays (3/26-27)

2009 Indoor: Redshirt season ... ran a personal-best 8.33 in the 60-meter hurdles while competing unattached at the Wisconsin Badger Open (2/21), finishing fourth ... finished first in the pentathlon while competing unattached at the Badger Track Classic (1/16) with 3,682 points ... took third place in the 60-meter hurdles while competing unattached at the Badger Track Classic (1/17) in a time of 8.64 seconds

2009 Outdoor: Redshirt season ... moved into No. 10 on UW's all-time list in the decathlon with score of 7,061 points at the Mt. SAC Relays (4/15-16), setting personal-best marks in the 100 meters, 1,500 meters, long jump and shot put ... took third while competing unattached in the pole vault at the Wisconsin Open (5/2), clearing 14-5 1/4

2008 Indoor: Placed third in the heptathlon at the Big Ten Indoor Championship with 5,318 points ... won the heptathlon high jump with a personal best clearance of 6-11 1/2 ... also had personal bests in the heptathlon shot put to place eighth at 39-6 1/2, heptathlon 60-meter hurdles to tie for sixth in 8.50 seconds and heptathlon 60 meters, placing 13th in 7.46 ... placed fourth in the heptathlon at the ISU Classic, scoring a personal-best and NCAA provisional qualifying total 5,353 points ... tied for second in the heptathlon high jump at 6-8 3/4 ... finished fourth in the heptathlon pole vault with a personal-best clearance of 14-11 ... placed fifth in the heptathlon long jump at 21-11 3/4 ... placed third in the heptathlon at the Wisconsin Elite Invitational with 5,220 points ... finished second in the heptathlon 1,000 meters, running a personal best of 2:42.91 ... won the pentathlon at the Badger Track Classic with 3,637 points ... won the pentathlon long jump at 21-4 3/4

2008 Outdoor: Finished fifth in the decathlon at the Big Ten championships with a score of 7,013 ... posted top mark in the high jump (6-7), took second in the 110 hurdles (15.45) and finished third in the pole vault (14-7 1/4)

High School
2007 Wisconsin Division 1 champion in the high jump ... also a member of the sixth-place 4x400-meter relay at state as a senior ... placed fifth in the state high jump as a junior and tied for seventh at state as a sophomore ... conference champion in the high jump and 4x400-meter relay ... also lettered in basketball and football ... three-time all-conference in football ... team captain in football and basketball... competed in the WFCA high school football all-star game ... Coaches: Keith Klestinski, Terry Kelly ... Personal Bests: 400 Meters - 50.15

Personal
Parents are Mark and Joan Grzesiak ... father was a three-year letterwinner in track for the Badgers from 1973-75, competing in the high jump ... has two sisters, Megan and Emily, and one brother, Brad ... intended major is agricultural business management

Personal Bests
Indoor Outdoor
60 Meters 7.34 2-19-10 100 Meters 11.27 4-22-11
1000 Meters 2:38.50 2-25-12 400 Meters 49.23 4-18-12
60 Hurdles 8.33 2-21-09 1500 Meters 4:26.10 5-12-12
High Jump 6-11 1/2 (2.12m) 3-1-08 110 Hurdles 14.78 5-10-08
Pole Vault 16-6 1/2 (5.04m) 1-28-12 High Jump 6-11 (2.11m) 4-15-09
Long Jump 22-3 3/4 (6.80m) 1-28-11 Pole Vault 16-4 3/4 (5.00m) 4-19-12
Shot Put 46-7 1/4 (14.20m) 2-3-12 Long Jump 22-8 1/2 (6.92m) 5-9-09
Shot Put 45-3 1/2 (13.80m) 4-19-12
Discus 127-0 (38.70m) 4-19-12
Javelin 186-4 (56.81m) 4-14-12
Multi-Events
Pentathlon 3,993 1-20-12
8.47 / 22-1 / 44-10 3/4 / 6-8 / 2:43.90
Heptathlon 5,677 2-3/4-12
7.38 / 21-8 3/4 / 46-7 1/4 / 6-6 3/4 / 8.49 / 16-6 1/2 / 2:40.25
Decathlon 7,832 5-11/12-12
11.36 / 6.92m / 13.40m / 2.11m / 49.47 / 14.78 / 36.37m / 4.96m / 56.35m / 4:26.10

Honors and Awards
Academic All-Big Ten (3)
2010, 2011, 2012

Second-Team All-America Honors (1)
2012 - Indoor
Heptathlon: 12th (5,456 pts.)

At the NCAA Championships
2012 - Indoor
Decathlon: 20th - 6,614 (11.32-w / 6.69m / 13.48m / 2.05m / 49.56 / 15.08 / 37.42m / NH / 49.77m / 4:42.73)

2012 - Indoor
Heptathlon: 12th (5,456 pts)

2012 - Outdoor
Decathlon: 20th (6,614 pts.)

2010 - Outdoor
Decathlon: 16th (7,193 pts.)

At the NCAA Preliminary Round
2012 - West Preliminary Round
High Jump: NH

At the Big Ten Championships
2012 - Indoor
Heptathlon: 5th, (5,456 pts.)

2012 - Outdoor
Decathlon: 3rd (7,832 pts.)
Javelin: 14th (175-4 (53.45m))

2011 - Indoor
Heptathlon: 4th (5,401 pts.)

2011 - Outdoor
Javelin: 13th (171-9 (52.35m))
Decathlon: 3rd (7,138 pts.)

2010 - Indoor
Heptathlon: 7th (5,265 pts.)

2010 - Outdoor
Javelin: 16th (157-10 (48.11m))
Heptathlon: 3rd (7,364 pts.)

2008 - Indoor
Heptathlon: 3rd (5,318 pts.)

2008 - Outdoor

Decathlon: 5th (7,013 pts.)

Other Notable Performances
2011 Drake Relays
Shuttle Hurdle Relay: 4th (58.67)

ON WISCONSIN
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