Born November 1982 in Banning, Calif. ... parents are Randy and Dixie Patterson ... served in the Brazil, Salvador Mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints ... married to Ashley Patterson.
Lettered three years in track at Banning HS ... three-time All-League selection ... team MVP as a senior ... received the Lyons Memorial Award ... also lettered in football twice and earned second-team All-League honors.
BEST MARKS: SP - 55-06, DT - 167-04
2005 | Freshman Year
Placed fifth in the shot put (49-01) and eighth in the weight throw (45-0.25) at the BYU Indoor Invitational ... threw the shot put for 48-1.75 at the Boise Invitational ... finished third in the shot put (48-08) and 12th in the weight throw (44-07.5) at the Mountain States Games ... threw the hammer (131-00) and the shot put (49-.25) at the BYU Outdoor Invitational ... placed seventh in the shot put at the Robison Invitational with a throw of 48-08.25 ... took fourth in the shot put at the Weber Twilight with a throw of 48-06.
2006 | Sophomore Year
Placed second in the weight throw (48 feet 7 inches) and third in the shot put (44 feet 6.25 inches) at the Cougar Indoor Meet ... competed in the weight throw at the Husky Indoor Classic with a throw of 44 feet 7.5 inches ... Threw the discus 146-11.5 yards at the Williams Classic ... competed in the shot put (47-07.00) at the ASU Invitational ... Placed fourth in the shot put (50-01.5) at the Cougar Invite ... competed in the shot put (46-07.50) at the UCLA Invite ... took third in the shot put (45-10.75) and threw the Discus 131-01.75 at the BYU Invite ... competed in the hammer throw (140-05) at the Robison Invitational ... named Scholar Athlete by the Student Athlete Academic Center.
2007 | Junior Year
Threw his best throw of the season in the weight throw (47 feet 2.5 inches) at the Cougar Indoor Invitational ... competed in the shot put at the New Balance meet in New York ... threw a season-best in the shot put (46 feet 8 inches) at the TCR Invitational at UNM ... competed in the weight throw and the shot put at the MWC Indoor Championships ... finished second in the shot put, with season-best throws of 51 feet 6.5 inches, and 146 feet 3 inches to place fifth in the hammer throw at the Cougar Invitational ... placed fifth in the shot put at the Wildcat Outdoor Open at Weber State University ... came in sixth in the shot put at the UCLA Rafer Johnson meet ... won the shot put at the University of Utah Twilight meet ... finished eighth in the shot put at the Robison Invitational ... came in seventh in the shot put at the Weber Twilight meet.