Monday, March 3, 2014

Warrior Shout Out

Deezbaa Whaley

Shout out to my sister Deezbaa. She just completed her final indoor season of throwing for BYU. Her name means starting out to war in Navajo. At a bodyweight of just under 160 lb. she hit a best of 19.29 this year at the New Balance Invitational in New York and 18.98 to place 4th at the MPSF conference meet. Coaches and other competitors are often amazed that someone her size can throw the weight so far. Most of her competitors outweigh her by 40 lb. or more. She finishes ranked #2 all-time on the BYU record board. She is now working for the outdoor season where she will compete in Hammer and Discus events. She took two years off of training in the middle of her career to serve as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and will graduate this spring with a physical education teaching degree. Not bad for a kid from the Rez.
Not big enough to throw that far, but she has a clean of 90 kg. and snatches over 70 kg.

With her Dad watching brother win Utah Strongest Man
                                          Winning the Lobo Invite at University of New Mexico

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