Indoor: Was a weight throw specialist for the Tigers in his first season at Mizzou and turned in a season-best throw of 18.11m (59-5) at the Big 12 Championships, earning him All-Big 12 honors at sixth-place overall ... That mark was a personal-best for the Tiger junior and was the second-best mark by any Tiger during the indoor season ... His previous personal-best in the event came at the Notre Dame Meyo Invitational where he tossed 18.05m (59-2 ¾) ... Threw better than 17.00m in seven of his eight meets ... Other notable marks include his 17.72m (58-1 ¾) at the Missouri Collegiate Challenge and his toss of 17.44m (57-2 ¾) at both the MU-KU Border Dual and the ISU Classic. Outdoor: Earned All-Big 12 honors in the hammer throw and was an NCAA First Round qualifier in the event ... Qualified for the NCAA Championships with a season-best mark of 61.42m (201-6) in his home state at the Kansas Relays, earning him third overall in a field of more than 20 throwers ... Threw 59.40m (194-10) at the Big 12 Championships to earn fourth in the event and All-Big 12 honors to go along with his All-Big 12 status in the weight throw during the indoor season ... Threw 56.45m (185-2) at the NCAA First Round ... Was the top collegiate finisher at the Missouri Relays after throwing 59.73m (195-11), which at the time was a personal-best throw.
JUCO National Champion in the hammer throw in 2009 and finished as an All-American in the weight throw at Neosho Community College ... JUCO All-American in the discus in 2008 and finished third nationally in the hammer throw that year as well ... Holds personal-best marks of 15.30m (50-2 ½) in the shot put, 45.49 (149-3) in the discus, 58.69m (192-6) in the hammer and 17.90m (58-8 ¾) in the weight throw.
Was a three-time All-State honoree at Shawnee Heights high School ... Led his track team to a 2007 State Championship in Class 5A ... Was an All-State honoree in football in 2006 and was a football All-Conference honoree in 2005 and 2006 ... Wrestled to a State Championships in 2007 and finished fifth in his weight class in 2006.
Son of Christopher Holly, Sr. and Debra Carter ... Stepfather is Kent Carter and stepmother is Maria Holly ... Born on July 7, 1988, in Topeka, Kan. ... Will be a general studies major during his time at Mizzou.