Born in Tremonton, Utah ... parents are Brad and Christie Palmer ... enjoys camping and boating ... served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Hartford, Connecticut ... married to Ashley Palmer ... majoring in construction management.
Indoor Pentathlon National Champion ... indoor high school All-American ... outdoor high school All-American ... second in the decathlon at the Junior Olympics ... Great Southwest Classic Decathlon Champion ... two-time BYU Invitational Decathlon Champion ... state champion in 110HH, long jump and javelin ... regional champion in eight different events ... state qualifier in 10 events.
BEST MARKS: Decathlon - 7353, heptathlon - 5321, LJ - 23-09.75, JT - 186-05, 60m - 7.13, 110mH - 14.88, DT - 137-02, SP - 45-06.25, 400m - 50.76, PV - 14-07.25, HJ - 6-04.00, 100m - 11.04, 1500m - 4:45.07.
2003 | Freshman Year
Finished second in the long jump (23-0.75), fifth in the shot put (41-6.5), and sixth in the 60mH (8.58) at the Olympic Oval Invitational ... placed fourth in the pentathlon (3,491 pts.) at the Mountain State Games ... finished fourth in the pentathlon (3,633 pts.) at the MWC Indoor Championships ... placed fourteenth in the decathlon at the Texas Relays after scoring 6,711 points.
2007 | Sophomore Year
Won the heptathlon at the Cougar Indoor Invitational ... competed in the 60 meters and the long jump at the New Balance meet in New York ... jumped a season-best 23 feet 0.50 inches in the long jump and scored a season-best 5,188 points in the heptathlon at the MWC Indoor Championships ... named to the All-MWC Indoor Team ... took seventh place in the long jump at the ASU/ Clif Bar Invitational ... placed second in the long jump and sixth in the 110-meter hurdles at the Cougar Invitational ... won the long jump with a jump of 22 feet 11 inches at the UCLA Rafer Johnson meet ... had five season-best marks in the 100 meters (11.06 seconds), long jump (23 feet 9.75 inches), shot put (45 feet 6.25 inches), high jump (6 feet 2.25 inches), 400 meters (50.76 seconds) and in the pole vault (14 feet 7.25 inches) scoring 7,353 points to win the decathlon at the Robison Invitational ... placed fourth in the long jump, fifth in the 110 hurdles and ran on the fourth place 4x100 relay team at the MWC Championship meet ... finished 14th in the decathlon with 7,151 points at the NCAA Championship meet.
2008 | Junior Year
In indoor, at the Lumberjack Invitational competed in the long jump with a height of 22 feet 3.50 inches and in the shot put threw a distance of 39 feet 11.50 inches ... at the Air Force Invitational competed in the 60m heptathlon with a time of 7.16 for fifth, the high jump with a height of 5 feet 9.75 inches and placed first in the shot put with a distance of 42 feet 9.75 inches ... at the Air Force Invitational in the 60mH placed second with a time of 8.39, competed in the pole vault with a height of 13 feet 9.25 inches ... at the MWC Indoor Championships placed sixth in the long jump with a distance of 22 feet 5.75 inches and placed first in the heptathlon with 5171 points; in outdoor, at the BYU Cougar Invitational competed in the decathlon placed first in the 100m with a time of 11.05, second in the long jump with a distance of 6.79m and first in the shot put with a distance of 13.35m ... at the Javier's Wildcat Open placed fourth in the 100mH with a time of 15.17, the discus with a distance of 131-01, the javelin with a distance of 171-07.