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Matt Endler
Position: Throws
Year: Senior
City/State: Fresno, CA
High School: Clovis West HS
College: Marshall
Major: Ecology, Behavior and Evolution
Experience: 3 Letters
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AS A JUNIOR IN 2012
CCAA All-Academic ... Represented UCSD in three throwing events at the CCAA Championships ... Threw the discus 147'8" to finish fourth in his heat and sixth overall ... During the same meet, settled for sixth-place showings in his heats of the men's shot put and hammer throw, in which he finished ninth (43'11.25") and 11th overall (146'5"), respectively ... Had his best marks of the season in both the shot put and hammer throw at the Mangrum Invitational ... Took third overall in the shot put with a collegiate-best toss of 45'9.25" and finished fifth in the hammer throw after contributing a personal-best mark of 147' ... Turned in his best performance of the season in the discus at the UCSD Triton Invitational, where he finished fifth in his flight and 32nd overall upon throwing a distance of 149'3" ... Contributed three second-place finishes in the shot put throughout the season at the San Diego Collegiate Challenge (44'11"), the Point Loma Nazarene Collegiate Open (45'2.25") and the Soka Peace Invitational (43'10") ... Finished as high as third in the hammer throw at the San Diego Collegiate Challenge (138'6") ... Placed as high as fourth twice in the discus during the season at the PLNU Collegiate Open (141'9") and the Soka Peace Invitational (141'2").

AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2011
With a distance of 42'6", took home 14th place at the Rossi Relays in the shot put ... Also competed in the discus at the Rossi Relays with a mark of 137'5" to earn him a fifth-place finish ... Finished fifth in the shot put (43'5"), third in the discus (139'11") and sixth in the hammer throw (139') at the San Diego Collegiate Challenge ... Placed seventh in the shot put (44'6"), took 10th in the discus (133'2"), and finished the competition with another 10th-place finish in the hammer throw with a final mark of 134'10" ... Had a final mark of 43'2" in the shot put at the Point Loma Collegiate Open, where he also completed the discus event with a mark of 132'8" ... Came in fourth place at the Mangrum Invitational in the shot put with a mark of 41'4" ... Also competed in the discus at the same meet, where he finished sixth overall (129'1") ... Placed ninth in the hammer throw (128'7") at the Mangrum Invitational ... Finished third in the shot put, ninth in the discus and sixth in the hammer throw with marks of 43'5", 117'11" and 130'9", respectively, during the Soka Peace Invitational ... At the Triton Invitational, finished 11th in the shot put (43'11") and 35th in the discus (139'6") ... Competed in the discus and shot put at the CCAA Championships, posting numbers of 130'3" in the discus and 44' in the shot put.

AS A FRESHMAN IN 2010
Posted a 10th-place finish in the hammer throw at the CCAA Championships with a distance of 130'11" ... Placed just outside the top 20 in the shot put during the Triton Invitational with a mark of 44'1".

HIGH SCHOOL
A 2009 graduate of Clovis West High School in Fresno ... All-League competitor in track & field ... Earned Award for Academic Excellence during all four years (2006-09) ... Lettered his last three years with the Golden Eagles (2007-09) ... Has statistical best of 151'6" in the discus during his seventh-place showing at the Central Section Masters as a senior (2009) ... Has a personal-best mark of 47'8" in the shot put ... Helped basketball team to league championship as a freshman (2006) ... Also competed as part of cross country team in high school and occasionally faced competition unattached in summer meets.

PERSONAL
Born July 16, 1990 in Houston, Texas ... Parents are Scott and Lorraine Endler, who are both graduates of Fresno State ... Scott played soccer for the Bulldogs ... Has two older brothers named Michael and David and a younger sister named Caitlin ... Both Scott and David were track and field competitors at Fresno State ... Is an ecology, behavior and evolution major at Marshall College ... Minors in marine sciences ... Plans to pursue a master's degree before working within an ecology-related field as an environmental consultant or biodiversity manager among other professional titles ... Enjoys playing video games and other sports, lifting, watching television and learning random facts about animals and the world among other things ... Is a fan of the Dallas Cowboys, Los Angeles Lakers and San Francisco Giants ... Olympians Koji Murofushi, Dmitry Klokov and Robert Fazekas are his greatest influences ... Has "Forever Young" by Alphaville on his playlist ... How to Train Your Dragon, Snakes on a Plane and Jurassic Park are among his favorite movies ... Chocolate in any form is the one food he would eat for the rest of his life if given the chance ... His parents and brothers are his greatest influences ... His squad placing fourth out of more than 12 teams at an open division meet while competing with only 10 athletes is his most memorable track and field moment.

Triton Jam 2015