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Michael Lihrman
Michael  Lihrman

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Rice Lake, Wis.

High School:
Rice Lake

Last College:
UW-Stout

Height:
6-5

Event:
Throws

Notables
• Collegiate, Big Ten and school record-holder in the weight throw (83-11 1/4 (25.58m))
• Big Ten and school record-holder in the hammer throw (247-0 (75.29m))
• 2014 & 2015 NCAA champion (indoor weight throw)
• Three-time first-team All-American (2014/2015 - indoor weight throw, 2014 - hammer throw)
• 2015 Second Team All-American (outdoor hammer throw)
• 2014 & 2015 Big Ten Indoor Field Athlete of the Year
• 2014 & 2015 Big Ten Indoor Field Athlete of the Championships
• 2014 & 2015 Big Ten champion (indoor weight throw)
• 2014 & 2015 NCAA West Preliminary Round qualifier (hammer throw)

Eligibility (Indoor/Outdoor):
Senior/Senior

At Wisconsin
2015 Outdoor:
Closed out his collegiate career with an eighth-place finish in the hammer throw at the USA Championship (6/25) with a heave of 233-5 (71.16m) ... Finished 16th in the hammer throw at the NCAA Championship (6/10) with a heave of 211-7 (64.49m) to earn Second Team All-America honors ... Finished runner-up in the hammer throw at the NCAA West Regional (5/29) with a heave of 235-7 (71.80m) ... Finished second in the hammer throw at the Big Ten Championship (5/15-17) with a heave of 236-4 (72.03m) ... Won the hammer throw at the Wisconsin Twilight (5/8) by setting a new Wisconsin and Big Ten record with a heave of 247-0 (75.29m) ... At the Triton Invitational (4/25) won the hammer throw with a heave of 238-11 (72.84m) ... won the LSU Alumni Gold (4/18) with a Big Ten record throw of 243-0 (74.08m) ... in the season debut, finished second in the invitational section of the hammer throw with a heave of 223-5 (68.10m) at the Stanford Invitational (4/3-4)

2015 Indoor:
At the NCAA championships (3/13), won the weight throw for the second-consecutive year with a heave of 80-10 1/4 (24.64m) ... won the weight throw at the Big Ten Championship (2/27-28) earning his second-straight Big Ten title and setting the collegiate record along with a new NCAA Division I record with a massive heave of 83-11 1/4 (25.58m) ... at the Red and White Open (2/20), won the weight throw with a heave of 81-8 3/4 (24.91m) ... won the ISU Classic (2/13-14) in weight throw with a heave of 78-7 3/4 (23.97m) ... finished first in weight throw with a heave of 78-8 1/2 (23.99m) at the Armory Track Invitational (1/30-31) ... at the Wisconsin vs. Minnesota Dual (1/24), won weight throw and set a new personal, school, facility, Big Ten, NCAA DI, and 2015 world-leading throw with a heave of 80-3 1/2 (24.47m)

2014 Indoor:
At the NCAA championships (3/14), won the weight throw and claimed All-America honors with a heave of 76-3 1/2 (23.25m) ... won the conference title in the weight throw with a heave of 78-0 1/4 (23.78m) at the Big Ten championships (2/28-3/1) ... at the Red a White Open (2/21), set a new personal, school, facility and NCAA DI record by winning the weight throw with a heave of 79-7 1/2 (24.27m) ... finished first in the weight throwat the Tyson Invitational (2/14-15) with a toss of 72-5 3/4 (22.09m) ... won the weight throw with a personal-best and school-record heave of 75-3 3/4 (22.96m) at the Armory Collegiate Invitational (2/8) to earn Big Ten Field Athlete of the Week honors ... at the Wisconsin Elite Invitational (1/25), making his season debut, set a new school, facility and personal record in the weight throw with a massive heave of 74-7 3/4 (22.75m) to win the event and earn Big Ten Field Athlete of the Week honors

2014 Outdoor: At the U.S. Outdoor Championships (6/26), posted a distance of 224-6 (68.42m) in the hammer throw for a 9th place finish ... finished in third place at the NCAA Championships (6/12) with a school record and Big Ten-best 233-9 (71.24m) hammer throw ... picked up a third place finish in the hammer throw at the NCAA West Preliminary (5/30) with a hammer throw of 223-1 (68.00m) ... placed second in the hammer throw at the Big Ten championships (5/16-5/18) with a heave of 213-9 (65.15m) ... set the Big Ten and school record in the hammer throw at the Wisconsin Open (5/10) with a heave of 233-3 (71.10m) to win the event ... at the Triton Invitational (4/26), placed second, first among collegians, in the hammer throw with a heave of 214-6 (65.39m) ... finished runner-up, and first among collegians, in the hammer throw with a toss of 223-0 (67.97m) at the Spec Towns Invitational (4/11-12) ... at the Florida Relays (4/4-5), making his outdoor season debut, finished third in the hammer throw and first among collegians with a school-record heave of 226-8 (69.10m)

2013 Indoor: At the USA indoor championships (3/2), placed sixth in the weight throw with a school-record heave of 68-5 3/4 (20.87m) ... competing unattached, won the weight throw with a personal-best heave of 70-10 3/4 (21.61m) at the Red a White Open (2/15), breaking the Camp Randall Memorial Sports Center facility record ... competing unattached, won the weight throw with a toss of 68-4 1/2 (20.84m) at the Cyclone Classic (2/9) ... won the weight throw, competing unattached at the Wisconsin Invitational (1/19), with a throw of 66-2 1/2 (20.18m) ... competing unattached, won the weight throw with a personal-best heave of 68-6 (20.88m) at the Badger Track Classic (1/12)

2013 Outdoor: At the USA outdoor championships (6/21), placed 12th in the hammer throw with a school-record heave of 207-11 (63.38m) ... competing unattached, won the hammer throw at the Chicagoland Summer Series (6/8) with a personal-best heave of 220-10 (67.30m) ... won the hammer throw, competing unattached, at the Wisconsin Open (5/4) with a throw of 218-5 (66.58m)

At UW-Stout
2012 Indoor: Finished 11th in weight throw at NCAA Division III championships with mark of 57-8 1/4 (17.58m), helping UW-Stout to a fourth-place team finish ... threw 62-3 1/4 (18.98m) to finish fifth in weight throw at WIAC indoor championships ... named team's rookie of the year ... finished season with personal best of 62-5 1/4 (19.03m) in weight throw

2012 Outdoor: Took fourth in the hammer throw at the NCAA Division III championships with mark of 197-2 (60.11m) to earn All-America honors ... placed third in hammer throw at WIAC outdoor championships, throwing 192-4 (58.63m) ... also finished ninth in the discus at WIAC meet with mark of 152-9 (46.57m) ... finished season with personal-best mark of 203-4 (61.99m) in the hammer throw

2011 Indoor: Finished 11th in weight throw with mark of 51-2 1/4 (15.60m) at the WIAC indoor championships

2011 Outdoor: Threw 147-0 (44.82m) to finish 17th in the discus at the NCAA Division III outdoor championships ... took fifth in hammer throw at the WIAC outdoor championships with mark of 175-5 (53.48m)

High School
Didn't compete in track and field until junior season ... as a senior, was named Big Rivers Conference Field Athlete of the Year ... also played football ... high school bests: Shot put - 52-4 (16.51m); discus - 134-8 (41.04m)

Personal
Parents are Carl and Virginia Lihrman ... has an older brother, Shane ... member of UW's Student-Athlete Advisory Committee ... major is business management and human resources

Personal Bests
Indoor Outdoor
Weight Throw 83-11 1/4 (25.58m) 2-20-15 Discus 170-1 (51.85m) 4-15-11
Hammer Throw 247-0 (75.29m) 5-8-15

First Team All-America Honors (3)
2015 - Indoor (1)
Weight Throw: 1st (80-10 1/4 (24.64m))

2014 - Outdoor (1)

Hammer Throw: 3rd (233-9 (71.24m))

2014 - Indoor (1)
Weight Throw: 1st (76-3 1/2 (23.25m))

Second Team All-America Honors (1)
2015 - Outdoor
Hammer Throw: 16th (211-7 (64.49m))

All-Big Ten Honors (3)

2015 - Indoor (1)
Weight Throw: 1st (83-11 1/4 (25.58m))

2014 - Indoor (1)
Weight Throw: 1st (78-0 1/4 (23.78m))

2014 - Outdoor (1)
Hammer Throw: 2nd (213-9 (65.15m))

At the NCAA Preliminary Round
2015 Outdoor - NCAA West Preliminary
Hammer Throw: 2nd (235-7 (71.80m))

2014 Outdoor - NCAA West Preliminary
Hammer Throw: 3rd (223-1 (68.00m))

At the NCAA Championships
2015 - Outdoor
Hammer Throw: 16th (211-7 (64.49m))

2015 - Indoor
Weight Throw: 1st (80-10 1/4 (24.64m))

2014 - Outdoor

Hammer Throw: 3rd (233-9 (71.24m))

2014 - Indoor
Weight Throw: 1st (76-3 1/2 (23.25m))

At the Big Ten Championships

2015 - Outdoor
Hammer Throw: 2nd (236-4 (72.03m))

2015 - Indoor
Weight Throw: 1st (83-11 1/4 (25.58m))

2014 - Indoor
Weight Throw: 1st (78-0 1/4 (23.78m))

2014 - Outdoor
Hammer Throw: 2nd (213-9 (65.15m))

Notable Performances
2015 U.S. Outdoor Championship
Hammer Throw: 8th (233-5 (71.16m))

2015 Wisconsin Twilight
Hammer Throw: 1st (247-0 (74.29m)) - Big Ten and school record

2015 LSU Alumni Gold
Hammer Throw: 1st (243-0 (74.08m)) - Then Big Ten and school record

2015 Big Ten Indoor Championship
Weight Throw: 1st (83-11 1/4 (25.58m)) - Collegiate, Division I, Big Ten, and school record

2014 U.S. Outdoor Championships
Hammer Throw: 9th (224-6 (68.42m))

2014 Red and White Open
Weight Throw: 1st (79-7 1/2 (24.27m)) - Division I, Big Ten and school record

2014 Wisconsin Open
Hammer Throw: 1st (233-3 (71.10m)) - Then- Big Ten and school record

2013 USA Indoor Championships
Weight Throw: 6th (68-5 3/4 (20.87m))

2013 USA Outdoor Championships
Hammer Throw: 12th (207-11 (63.38m))

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