2011 Indoor: Reset his personal-best in the weight throw at the Bill Bergan Invitational with a throw of 17.26m, placing him eighth overall ... Competed in the weight throw at the Big 12 Championships and placed 15th overall with a throw of 16.82m. Outdoor:NCAA Preliminary Round qualifier in the discus after registering a personal-best mark of 52.55m at the Big 12 Championships, which ranked just shy of earning him All-Big 12 honors ... Also competed in the hammer throw at the Big 12 Championships where he tossed a personal-best 54.38m en-route to an 11th-place finish in the event, also just shy of All-Big 12 honors.
2010: Indoor: Posted a weight throw of 17.17m (56-4) at the MU-KU Border Dual, a significant season-best mark ... His second-best mark of the season came at the Missouri Collegiate Challenge as he posted a throw of 16.71m (54-10) ... Competed at the Big 12 Championships where he turned in a throw of 16.32m (53-6 ½). Outdoor: Competed in both the discus and hammer throws at the Big 12 Championships ... His best finish at the event came in the discus where he finished 10th overall with a throw of 48.93m (160-6) ... Threw 50.18m (164-7) in the hammer throw at the Championships as he finished 15th overall in the event ... Threw a personal-best measurement of 50.90m (167-0) at the Arkansas Twilight as he finished fourth overall in the event ... Also turned in a personal-best throw of 54.13m (177-7) in the hammer throw during the outdoor season, doing so at the Tom Botts Invitational as he finished second overall in the event ... Earned Academic All-Big 12 honors.
2009: Indoor: Tossed a personal-best 16.56m (54-4) in the weight throw at the Big 12 Indoor Championships, placing 14th overall. Outdoor: Finished 12th in the Big 12 in the hammer throw with a personal-best throw of 49.93m (163-9) ... Placed 13th in the discus at the Big 12 Outdoor Championships with a throw of 49.18 (161-4) ... Season- and personal-best mark in the discus came at the John McDonnell Invitational where he heaved a mark of 50.34m (165-2).
2008: Outdoor: Redshirt season. Indoor: Redshirt season ... winner of the MU All-Comers weight throw event.
High School: 2007 MSHSAA Class 2 Discus Champion, throwing for class record 173-10 ... two-time all-state performer, three-time state qualifier with the discus ... three-time MSHSAA District champion, two-time MRVC champion with the disc ... qualified for the MSHSAA Championships with the shot as well in 2007 ... prep bests: discus (1.5 kg), 180-5; shot put (12 lbs.), 48-5 ... was also a first-team All-State defensive lineman (2006) for his football team that was district champions in 2005 ... also a two-year letterman in basketball ... earned MRVC All-Conference honors in band for three years with the trumpet ... high school track and field coach - Andy Ferking.
Personal: Son of Glenn and Julie Opfer ... majoring in biology and is in the pre-dential program ... wants to be a pediatric dentist/orthodontist in the future ... was his senior class valedictorian and a Wendy's High School Heisman nominee ... each summer, travels on a mission trip with church to help repair homes for the elderly ... his mother, Juile, was an MU grad ... born September 14, 1988 in Kansas City, Mo.