Eligibility (Indoor/Outdoor): Freshman/Freshman
2014 Indoor: At the Red & White Open (2/21), finished fourth in the weight throw with a personal-best toss of 56-11 1/2 (17.36m) ... at the Wisconsin Elite Invitational (1/25), competing unattached set a personal record in the weight throw with a heave of 54-9 1/2 (16.70m), good for 11th place ... also finished ninth in the shot put with a toss of 49-3 (15.01m) and ninth in the discus with a throw of 152-6 (46.49m) ... in his collegiate debut, competing unattached, won the shot put and weight throw with heaves of 50-8 1/4 (15.45m) and 52-1 1/4 (15.88m), respectively, at the Badger Indoor Open (1/17) ... also placed fifth in the discus with a toss of 165-7 (50.46m)
2014 Outdoor: While competing unattached, placed second in the shot put with a heave of 55-0 1/4 (16.77m) and placed fifth in both the discus (168-4 (51.31m)) and hammer throw (173-2 (52.79m)) at the Wisconsin Open (5/10) ... was ninth in the hammer throw with a heave of 167-11 (51.18m) while competing unattached at the UW-Platteville Invitational (4/12)
As a senior, finished third in the shot put and fourth in the discus at the state meet ... was the conference champion in the discus and the regional and sectional champion in the shot put ... during his junior season, finished fifth in the shot put at the state championships and was the conference, regional and sectional champion in the event ... qualified in the shot put and discus at the state meet as a sophomore ... was a first-team all-state selection in football and finished fourth at state in wrestling ... was a high honor roll student throughout high school
Parents are Scott and Bonnie Budde ... has a sister, Mara... intended major is biological systems engineering
"I chose Wisconsin for its excellence in both athletics and academics."
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