University of Iowa Athletics
Throws

Ryan Jordan

Class Jr.
Hometown Antioch, Ill.
High School Antioch

2008 — Indoor – led team in weight throw (59-0)… that collegiate-best mark ranks seventh in school history… won weight throw at Iowa Open (58-3 1/4) and Iowa Invite (57-11 1/4)… placed 10th in that event at Big Ten Championships (59-0)… also competed in weight throw at Jack Johnson Classic (57-2 3/4), UNI Open (56-3 3/4) and Cyclone Classic (54-5 1/4)… Outdoor – runner-up in hammer throw with season-best 178-3 at Musco Twilight X… also competed in hammer throw at Hawkeye Invite (176-8) and Tiger Classic (171-10)… letterwinner.

2007 — Indoor – placed 12th in weight throw with a season-best 58-4 3/4 at Big Ten Championships… runner-up in weight throw at Iowa Invite (58-0 1/2) and Hawkeye Invite (55-8 1/4)… Outdoor – placed ninth in hammer throw with a collegiate-best and NCAA regional-qualifying 184-6… that mark ranks seventh in school history… placed third in hammer at Central College Open (182-9), fifth at Musco Twilight IX (180-7), 18th at NCAA regional (178-6) and 26th at Drake Relays (179-7)… letterwinner.

2006 — Indoor – runner-up in weight throw (57-0 3/4) at Hawkeye Open… placed 11th in weight throw (55-7) at Big Ten Championships… posted 56-3 1/4 weight throw at Iowa State Classic… Outdoor – placed third in hammer (176-10) at Tom Botts Invite… placed 11th in hammer throw (167-8) at Big Ten Championships… won hammer at Springtime Invite (172-6) and placed fourth at Messersmith Invite (176-10)… letterwinner.

2005 — Indoor – recorded season-best weight throw (53-7 3/4) at Hawkeye Open… placed 14th (52-1 1/4) at Big Ten Championships… Outdoor – placed 14th in hammer (163-9) at Big Ten Championships… recorded season-best hammer (168-0) at Musco Twilight VII… letterwinner.

High School — two-time conference discus champion, winning sectional title… team MVP… graduated with honors with a 3.97 grade-point average… National Honor Society member… track coach was Norm Hahn.

Personal — born October 23, 1984… son of Bob and Kim Jordan… attended same high school as Hawkeye teammate Andy Napier… psychology/pre-optometry major.

Jordan’s Collegiate Bests

Event Mark Meet Date
Weight Throw (I) 59-0 (17.98 m) at Big Ten Championships 3/2/08
Hammer Throw (O) 184-06 (53.89 m) at Big Ten Championships 5/11/07