Rory Linder
Rory Linder

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Cedarburg, Wis.

High School:
Cedarburg

Height / Weight:
6-6 / 265

Event:
Throws

Eligibility (Indoor/Outdoor): Senior/Senior

Notables
Two-time NCAA Mideast Regional qualifier in the discus ... two-time USTFCCCA All-Academic ... three-time Academic All-Big Ten

2010 Indoor: Won the weight throw at the Red & White Open (2/19) with a personal-best throw of 58-2 ... finished fifth in the shot put at the Red & White Open by throwing a personal-best 50-4 3/4

2010 Outdoor: Finished 12th in the discus (156-4) and 20th in the hammer throw (173-4) at the Big Ten Outdoor Championships ... won the discus (166-4), finished third in the invitational section of the discus (160-6), finished second in the invitational portion of the hammer (171-10), second in the hammer (168-4), and seventh in the shot put (44-1 1/4) at the Wisconsin Twilight Invitational (5/8) ... won the discus (167-8) and finished sixth in the hammer throw (174-9) at the Musco Twilight Invitational (5/1) ... finished third in the discus (160-6) at the Jeff Miller Drake Alternative Meet (4/24) ... was 14th in the discus at the Long Beach Invitational (4/17) with a throw of 155-2 ... placed ninth in the discus at the Mt. SAC Relays (4/16) with a toss of 164-9 ... placed fourth in the discus at the Florida Relays (4/2) with a throw of 170-6 ... finished second in the hammer throw (158-7) and third in the discus (165-0) at the Florida State Relays (3/26-27)

2009 Indoor: Finished third in the weight throw at the Wisconsin Badger Open (2/21) with a throw of 52-8 ... finished fourth in the shot put at 47-8, and fifth in the weight throw at 56-7 1/4, at the Wisconsin Elite Invite (1/31) ... placed 10th in the shot put at 46-6, and fifth in the weight throw at 54-9 1/4, at the Notre Dame Invitational (1/23) ... finished third in the weight throw at the Badger Track Classic (1/17) at 54-6

2009 Outdoor: Threw personal-best 178-9 to finish 10th in the discus at the NCAA Mideast Regional (5/30) ... took seventh at the Big Ten championships (5/16) ... surpassed NCAA regional mark with a throw of 170-6 to finish third at the Jim Click Shootout (4/4) ... won the hammer throw at 156-1 and took second in the discus at 161-3 at the Rose-Hulman Early Bird (3/21) ... won the discus at the Wisconsin Open (5/2), throwing 164-9

2008 Indoor: Won the weight throw at the Badger Open with a personal best of 54-3 1/4 ... also finished eighth in the shot put at the Badger Open at 45-0 1/2 ... recorded a personal best of 48-0 1/2 in the shot put at the Wisconsin Elite Invitational to place seventh ... finished fourth in the weight throw (51-5) and fifth in the shot put (47-10) at the Badger Track Classic

2008 Outdoor: Finished sixth at the Big Ten championships in the discus (167-4) ... took 22nd at the NCAA Mideast Regional in the discus (169-9) ... finished sixth at the Iowa Musco Invitational in the hammer throw (162-1)

2007: Placed sixth in the discus at the Big Ten championships at 162-5 ... also finished 20th in the hammer throw at the Big Ten meet with a personal best throw 162-6 ... placed third in the discus at the Wisconsin Twilight (163-9) and Simpson Invitational (161-9) ... finished second in the discus at the Iowa Twilight, throwing a personal best of 164-8 ... placed third in the discus at the Yellow Jacket Invitational at 163-11 ... finished fourth in the weight throw at the Wisconsin Elite Invitational with a personal best of 53-9 ... took third in the weight throw at the Badger Open at 52-3 1/4

2006: Redshirt season ... finished ninth in the shot put at the Badger Track Classic at 40-3 1/4 ... finished 10th in the weight throw at the Wisconsin Elite Invitational at 43-10 ... placed fourth in the discus (153-1) and sixth in the hammer (139-9) at the Wisconsin Twilight

High School
Three-time state qualifier in the discus ... placed ninth in the discus at state as a junior ... two-time sectional champion in the discus ... regional champion in the discus ... four-year letter winner in track ... lettered three years in football and basketball ... three-time all-conference in basketball and two-time all-conference in football ... honor roll member all four years ... scholar-athlete award recipient as a senior ... member of the National Honor Society ... Coach: Joe Hansen

Personal
Major is business: finance, investment and banking ... parents are Robyn Linder and Carol Linder ... father played rugby at the UW from 1964-66 ... has one brother, Ryan, and a sister, Kelly

Personal Bests
Indoor Outdoor
Shot Put 50-4 3/4 (15.36m) 2-19-10 Shot Put 44-1 1/4 (13.44m) 5-8-10
Weight Throw 58-2 (17.73m) 2-19-10 Discus 178-9 (54.49m) 5-30-09
Hammer Throw 173-4 (52.83m) 5-14-10


USTFCCCA All-Academic (2)

2008, 2009

Academic All-Big Ten (4)
2007, 2008, 2009, 2010

At the NCAA Regional Championships
2009 Mideast Regional
Discus: 10th (178-9 (54.50))

2008 Mideast Regional
Discus: 22nd (169-0 (51.75))

At the Big Ten Championships
2010 - Outdoor
Discus: 12th (156-4 (47.65m))
Hammer Throw: 20th (173-4 (52.83m))
Shot Put: DNS

2009 - Outdoor
Discus: 7th (166-4 (50.70))

2008 - Outdoor
Discus: 6th (167-04 (51.01m))

2007 - Indoor
Discus: 6th (162-5 (49.51m))

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