Born July 1982 in Bountiful, Utah ... parents are Mel and Michelle Pyne ... served in the Canada Winnipeg Mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints ... has three sisters, two brothers-in-law, four nieces and three nephews.
Lettered in both football and basketball ... earned Athlete of the Year his senior year ... earned Academic Athlete of the Year his senior year ... was captain of the football, basketball and track team ... was league champion in the shot put in both 1999 and 2000 ... was district shot put champion in 2000 ... placed second in the state championship in 2000.
BEST MARKS: DT - 160-5, SP - 47- 5.25, HT - 154-61, WT - 5307.5
Finished sixth in the shot put (47-05.25) and 10th in the weight throw (48-08.25) at the BYU Indoor Invitational ... took sixth in the weight throw at the Mountain State Games with a throw of 49-06 ... threw the hammer (148-06) and the discus (154-05) at the Arizona State Invitational ... threw the hammer for 153-01 and the discus for 155-06 at the BYU Outdoor Invitational ... placed eighth in the discus (155-06) and 12th in the hammer (154-61) at the Robison Invitational ... named Academic All-MWC.
Placed second in the shot put at the Cougar Indoor Meet with a throw of 47 feet 5.25 inches ... named Scholar Athlete by the Student Athlete Academic Center.