Chris Rohr
Chris Rohr

Hometown:
Lee's Summit, Mo.

High School:
Lee's Summit North HS

Position:
Volunteer Asst. Coach

Birthdate:
12/28/1985


Chris Rohr, who is one of the most decorated throwers in program history, will start his coaching tenure with the Tigers as a volunteer assistant during 2010 season. Rohr is a six-time All-American and capped off one of the most successful seasons in Mizzou history by claiming his final All-America honor with a fourth-place nod in the hammer throw at the 2009 NCAA Outdoor Championships.

Rohr was also named USTFCCCA Midwest Regional Athlete of the Year in 2009 during the indoor season, due in large part to his performance in the weight throw. Rohr led the nation in the event for weeks and went on to claim his first-ever individual Big 12 title and a third-place national finish at the NCAA Indoor Championships.

Rohr is currently the school record holder in both the hammer and the weight throw and also won the Big 12 Outdoor hammer throw last season with a meet and facility record.

Rohr graduated from Mizzou last season and is currently pursuing a post-baccalaureate Master's degree at Mizzou.

PERSONAL BESTS

as of Friday, November 21, 2008

Indoor
SP 17.35m 56-11¼ B12 Ind '07
WT 22.42m 73-6¾ B12 Ind '08
Outdoor
SP 17.83m 58-6 MoRel '06
DISC 53.79m 176-5 Botts '08
HT 69.90m 229-4 OzarkUSATF '08

POST-SEASON HISTORY

NCAA Championships
Hammer Throw
2006 SO 61.70m 202-5 18
2008 JR 64.11m 210-4 13
NCAA Indoor Championships
Weight Throw
2006 FR 20.25m 66-5¼ 11
2007 SO 21.13m 69-4 7
2008 JR 21.34m 70-¼ 8
NCAA Mideast Regional
Shot Put
2006 SO 17.42m 57-2 7
Discus
2005 FR 48.35m 158-7 25
2008 JR 52.44m 172-0 18
Hammer Throw
2006 SO 58.40m 191-7 10
2008 JR 67.30m 220-9 3
USATF Olympic Trials
Hammer Throw
2008 65.85m 216-0 20
Big 12 Championships
Shot Put
2006 SO 16.38m 53-9 14
2008 JR 16.25mA 53-3¾ 11
Discus
2005 FR 48.26m 158-4 18
2006 SO 47.92m 157-2 16
2008 JR 46.02mA 151-0 11
Hammer Throw
2006 SO 58.79m 192-10 6
2008 JR FOULA
Big 12 Indoor Championships
Shot Put
2006 FR 16.24m 53-3½ 13
2007 SO 17.35m 56-11¼ 3
2008 JR 17.26m 56-7½ 4
Weight Throw
2006 FR 20.43m 67-½ 4
2007 SO 20.86m 68-5¼ 2
2008 JR 22.42m 73-6¾ 2

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

  • Four-time All-American
  • 2008 U.S. Olympic Trials qualifier
  • School Record Holder (Weight Throw, Hammer Throw)
  • Five-time NCAA Championship Qualifier
  • Three-season NCAA Regional Qualifier
  • Six-time All-Big 12
  • USATF Junior All-American (2004)
  • Track & Field News High School All-American (2004)
  • USA Today High School All-American (2004)
  • 2007-08 Team Co-Captain

IN THE NEWS

Character propels Tigers' throwers to NCAA finals
By Ben Kleine of Columbia Missourian written 5/9/2007

Tradition continues for Tigers
By Angela Busch of Columbia Daily Tribune written 4/25/2006

Loud Rohr
By Bill Althaus of The Examiner written 7/29/2003

YEAR-BY-YEAR

2008:
Outdoor: US Olympic Trials qualifier with the hammer after extending school record and personal best to 229-4 (69.90m) at the USATF Ozark Association Championships in Edwardsville, Ill., on June 14 ... earned All-America honors, his first with the hammer in placing in a tie for 13th at the NCAA Championships ... automatically qualified for NCAA finals with a PR in placing third in the regional in Fayetteville, tossing 220-9 (67.30m) on his fifth toss shortly after almost fouling out in the preliminaries ... regrettably, was shut out of scoring at the Big 12 meet in three events which included a no-mark in the hammer throw ... winner of the hammer throw at the Jefferson Cup, second at the Kansas Relays, and fifth at the Drake Relays. Indoor: Reigned-in an unprecedented third All-America honor in the weight throw, placing eighth at the NCAA meet with a 70-0 (21.34m), but may have landed the meet's big one had it not been for a toe-foul ... recorded the nation's second-best mark of the season in throwing for a school-record 73-6½ (22.42m) in placing second at the Big 12 Indoor meet in a national-implicating showdown with KU's Egor Agafonov ... also took fourth at the league meet in the shot put to score 13 points for the Tiger cause ... winner of six event finals in the men's weight, throwing for a then-school record and then-four foot improvement to his old career best in marking 73-¼ (22.26m) at the UCM Classic in Warrensburg ... helped the men to a team title at the Sykes-Sabock Challenge Cup with team-high 16 points (10: weight, 6: shot put from third place finish and season's best throw of 56-3½ (17.16m).

2007:
Outdoor: Redshirt season ... as an unattached athlete, marked a personal best in the discus (167-3, 50.99m) at the Butler Twilight ... was runner-up in the hammer throw at the Kansas Relays (207-2, 63.15m). Indoor: Earned second All-America honor with the weight throw, placing seventh at the NCAA Indoor Championships in Fayetteville with a personal-best toss of 69-9¾ (21.13m) ... earned All-Big 12 honors with both the shot and weight at the Big 12 Indoor meet, took runner-up in the weight throw (68-5¼, 20.86m) and third in the shot with a season's best of 56-11 (17.35m) ... tallied five competitions in the weight throw with marks of over 20 meters ... winner of the Missouri Invite, Meyo Classic, and Cyclone National Qualifier weight throw events.

2006:
Outdoor: Qualified for the NCAA Championships in the hammer throw event, earning an at-large bid with national top-15 throw of 209-2 (63.76m) at the Missouri Relays ... placed 10th at the NCAA Regional in the hammer ... also qualified for the regionals in the shot put, placing seventh in the region in the event with 57-2 (17.42m) toss ... was over 58 feet twice with the shot including career best of 58-6 (17.83m) at the Missouri Relays ... earned All-Big 12 honors with the hammer, placing sixth with 192-10 (58.79m) throw ... was over 200 feet with the hammer in three meets including eighth-place effort at the Drake Relays, 198-3 (60.44m) ... had eight top-five finishes among the discus, shot put, and hammer throw competitions during the year ... marked season best with the discus of 166-4 at the Tom Botts Invite. Indoor: Earned All-America honors in the weight throw, placing as the seventh-best American and 11th overall at the NCAA Indoor Championships ... recorded three meets over 20 meters (65-7) with the weight, qualifying for the NCAA Indoor with a career-best 68-10½ effort at the Cyclone National Qualifier on his final attempt ... would break Mizzou's freshman record (Christian Cantwell) in the event at the Meyo Invitational with a winning mark if 65-5 (19.94) and would later improve the mark three times within a month ... earned All-Big 12 honors with the weight, placing fourth in the conference with a 67-½ (20.43m) performance ... winner of the MU All- Comers and Meyo Invite weight throw contests ... winner of the MU All-Comers shot put with career best mark of 54-6½ (15.62m).

2005:
Outdoor: NCAA Regional qualifier with the discus, placing 25th ... grabbed collegiate best at the UMKC Invitational, winning, with a 166-9 throw ... placed fourth at the Pepsi Team Invitational. Indoor: Redshirt season.

High School:
2004 USA Today All-American and USATF All-American ... won the 2004 adidas Outdoor National Championship in the discus ... placed third at the USATF Junior Nationa Championships in the discus ... three-time MSHSAA State Champion in the discus ... 2004 MSHSAA Shot Put Champion ... helped lead Broncos to a second-place team finish in 2004 ... high school PRs: SP, 61-10; DISC, 209-8 (both with high school implements) ... high school coach - Eric Davis.

Personal:
Son of Dean & Kim Rohr ... majoring in General Studies with emphsis in business, personal finance, and economics ... Rohr's discus throws traveled such a distance that for the Missouri High School Championships, the MSHSAA had to reconfigure the infield of the host stadium to accommodate, avoiding workers on the infield ... was on his school's high school honor roll all four years ... born December 28, 1985 in Independence, Mo.

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