|Hometown:||Oregon City, Ore.|
|High School:||Oregon City|
2013-14: Outdoor – Earned All-America honors in the hammer throw after placing fourth at the NCAA Championships with a throw of 229-3 (69.88m)…placed first in the hammer throw at the Oregon Preview (212-0/64.61m), Aztec Invitational (223-5/68.10m), Pepsi Dual (231-6/70.57m) and the Oregon Relays (224-0/68.27m)…his throw of 231-6 (70.57m) at the Pepsi Dual set a new personal record as well as a meet record…came in second at the Pac-12 Championships with a throw of 225-2 (68.24m)…logged some international experience at the NACAC U23 Championships and tossed a 223-7 (68.15m)…Indoor – Opened the season with a first place finish in the weight throw with a toss of 63-4.25 (19.31m) at the UW Preview…took fourth at the Rod McCravy Memorial with a throw of 65-6 (19.96m)…set a PR and new school record in the weight throw at the Husky Classic with a throw of 68-3 (20.80m)…placed third at the MPSF Indoor Championships with a throw of 67-3.50 (20.51m)…Season Bests – Indoor – Weight Throw – 68-3/20.80m, Husky Classic, Seattle, Wash., (1/15/14); Outdoor – Hammer Throw – 231-6/70.57m, Pepsi Dual, Eugene, Ore., (4/5/14).
2012-13: Outdoor – All-American in the hammer throw after finishing fourth at the NCAA Championships with a distance of 219-11/67.03m…runner-up at the Pac-12 Championships where he set a career best of 222-6/67.81m…throw was 18 feet farther than his previous record…won the hammer throw at the Oregon Twilight, Oregon Relays, Arkansas Dual, Pepsi Invitational and Oregon Preview…Indoor – Did not compete…Season Bests – Hammer – 222-6/67.81m, Pac-12 Championships, Los Angeles, (5/12/13).
2011-12: Outdoors - Strong early season showing in three meets before a back injury resulted in a medical redshirt season. Best effort in the hammer was a third place toss of 204-0/62.17m at the Oregon Preview. Was also third at the USC Invitational and the Pepsi Invitational. Indoors - Good foundation for the future with solid performances in the weight throw. Was the runner-up at the Blue and Gold Opener (56-1/17.09m). Scored at the MPSF Championships with a season best mark of 56-11.25/17.35m to place eighth. Also threw the shot put twice. Season Bests: Outdoors - Hammer - 204-0/62.17m (PR), Oregon Preview, Eugene, Ore. (3/18/12). Indoors - Weight Throw - 56-11.25/17.35m (PR), MPSF Championships, Seattle, Wash. (2/24/12).
Prep: Twice broke his own state record in the hammer as a senior at Oregon City High School. Opened year with a record mark of 229-3 in the Willamette Falls Invitational. Improved that mark to 229-5 at the Portland ThRose Festival. That distance ranked second among all high schoolers in 2011. As a junior in 2010, posted the No. 3 hammer toss nationally at 223-8. After his senior season, was the runner-up in the hammer at the USATF Junior Championships (220-7) to advance to the Pan American Junior Championships, where he placed fourth. Also threw the discus and shot for Oregon City. Was the 2011 state runner-up in the discus (165-9) and was third in the shot put (56-9.75). Placed second in the state in the shot put in 2010 (54-6). Posted best prep marks of 58-11 in the shot put and 169-5.5 in the discus...High School Bests: Shot Put - 58-11, 2011; Discus - 169-5.5, 2011; Hammer - 229-5, 2011.
Personal: Major is general social sciences. Is the son of former Oregon football player Scott Skipper, and is the nephew of the Ducks' five-time NCAA pole vault champion Tommy Skipper; and 1992 NCAA javelin champion the late Art Skipper, Jr.
Hammer Throw– 231-6/70.57m,
Eugene, Ore., 4/5/14
Weight Throw – 68-3/20.80m,
Seattle, Wash., 1/15/14
2014 – Hammer Throw, 4th, 231-6/70.57m
2013 – Hammer Throw, 4th, 219-11/67.03m
2014 – Hammer Throw, 2nd, 225-2/68.24m
2013 – Hammer Throw, 2nd, 222-6/67.81m