The Iron Wood Thrower Development Camp offers 'world-class'
instruction in the four throwing events of Track and Field: Discus,
Hammer, Javelin, and Shot Put.
WORLD CLASS STAFF
Enjoy 6 days of “World-Class” Instruction from numerous Olympians and former American and World Record Holders.

Our coaching staff has a proven record of helping young throwers improve and excel. The majority of our staff have been working together for many years, including 6 coaches who have been participating since the inception of the camp and over 20 coaches who have at least 10 years of camp experience! Needless to say, a well coordinated learning environment and consistent teaching progression are the hallmark of our technical sessions. Most importantly, all participants have the exciting opportunity to work directly with world reknown experts in each individual throwing event – unlike our competition at other “track and field” camps.

As usual, several outstanding collegiate, high school and club coaches will join these elite clinicians in providing elite instruction at our camp. A complete list of our 2018 camp staff will be posted here no later than one month prior to the start date of camp. Provided below is a listing of our current administrative staff and former camp staff members to help demonstrate who will likely be participating at camp in 2018 (note: list is still be compiled):
Camp Founder - Bart Templeman
Volunteer Throws Coach, Lake City High School; Idaho and St. Anthony High School; Hawaii. Former Throws Coach, North Idaho College, Boise High School, Minico High School; Idaho and the Olympic Training Center, Chula Vista, CA.
 
Camp Director - Jarred Rome
2x Olympian (2004, 2012), 4x World Championships Team Member (2005, 2007, 2009, 2011), 2x USA National Champion (2004, 2011), Pan American Games Silver Medalist (2011), Personal Bests: Discus (225'7'' - 68.76m) Shot Put (66'11'' - 20.40m), Mesa College Head Throws Coach (2009-2012). Current Head Throws Coach and Throws Center Manager at Concordia University in Portland, Oregon. I have been a part of Ironwood for 20 years, first as a camper from 1993-1995 and then 1996-present as a coach. Ironwood is the reason for my success as a thrower and I am dedicated to teaching what I have learned over the past 21 years as a professional thrower to young athletes, so that they may too achieve their throwing goals.
 
Camp Co Director - Bill Godina
Coach, Desert Ridge High School; Arizona. With 35 years of coaching experience at the high school and elite levels, Coach Godina has produced 30 State Champions in Wyoming, Colorado and Arizona; including Wyoming Boys and Colorado Girls Shot and Discus record holders. He has coached two Golden West Discus Champions and one Junior National Discus Champion.
 
Event Coordinators
Bill Godina (Discus) - Men's Discus Chair, USA Track & Field Development Committee
Bob McKay (Hammer) - Throws Coach, Modesto College
Pete Vandeneynde (Javelin) - Throws Coach, Cascade High School; Oregon
Ross and Sarah Walker (Shot Put) - Both Arizona State University Throwers. Sarah is the most decorated female thrower in NCAA History.
 
Ben Plucknett - (237-4), 1x Olympian, American Record Holder. He will always be with us (deceased November 17, 2002).
Al Oerter - (227-10 DT), 4x Olympic Champion, 4x World Record Holder. He will always be with us (deceased October 1, 2007).
Jarred Rome - (225-7 DT), (66'11' SP) 2x Olympian
Colin Anderson - (69-2 SP), 1x Olympian
Lynne Anderson - (189-6 DT), 2x Olympian, former American Record Holder
Duncan Atwood - (308-1 JT), 2x Olympian, former American Record Holder
Mike Buncic - (227-7 DT), 2x Olympian
Jill Camarena - (66-2.50 SP), 2x Olympian former American Record Holder
Bob McKay; Throws Coach, Modesto College; California
Lucais McKay; (239-4 HT), post-collegiate athlete
Jesseca Cross - (218-3 HT, 62-10.75 SP), 1x Olympian-in two events
Dick Cochran - (215-0 DT), Olympic Bronze Medalist
Harold Connolly - (233-9 HT), 2x Olympian, Olympic Gold Medalist, 6x World Record Holder
Lance Deal - (270-9 HT), 4x Olympian, Olympic silver medalist, American Record Holder
Dawn Ellerbe - (231-8 HT), 1x Olympian, former American Record Holder
Erin Gilbreath - (242-4 HT), 1x Olympian, former Record Holder
John Godina - (72-10 SP, 229-4 DT), 3x Olympian-in two events, Olympic silver medalist, Olympic bronze medalist, 4x World Champion
Brian Oldfield - (75-0 SP), 1x Olympian, 3x World Record Holder
Ramona Pagel - (66-2.50 SP), 4x Olympian, former American Record Holder
Wolfgang Schmidt - (233-5 DT), 2x Olympian, Olympic Silver Medalist, 1x World Record Holder
Dr. L. Jay Silvester - 4 x Olympian, Olympic Silver Medalist, 4x World Record Holder
Neil Steinhauser - (68-11.25 SP), 1x World Record Holder
Karin Smith - (212-6 JT) 5x Olympian, American Collegiate Record Holder
Ian Waltz - (226-1 DT), 2x Olympian
Mac Wilkins - (232-10 DT) 4x Olympian, Olympic Gold Medalist, Olympic Silver Medalist, 4x World Record Holder
Dan Nipp; 24 year camp staff veteran; former Throws Coach, Post Falls High School; Idaho
Ed Ardnt – 23 year camp staff veteran – Throws Coach, Twin Falls High School; Idaho
Kibwe Johnson; (245-3 HT), post-collegiate athlete 2x Olympian
Larry Johnson; 24 year camp staff veteran; former Throws Coach, Idaho Falls High School; Idaho
Dr. Larry Judge; Throws Chair, USA Track & Field Coaching Education; former Throws Coach, University of Florida
Mike Judge; Club Coach, Throw1Deep; Georgia
Past Elite Clinicians:
Ben Plucknett - (237-4), 1x Olympian, American Record Holder. He will always be with us (deceased November 17, 2002).
Al Oerter - (227-10 DT), 4x Olympic Champion, 4x World Record Holder. He will always be with us (deceased October 1, 2007).
Jarred Rome - (225-7 DT), (66'11' SP) 2x Olympian
Colin Anderson - (69-2 SP), 1x Olympian
Lynne Anderson - (189-6 DT), 2x Olympian, former American Record Holder
Duncan Atwood - (308-1 JT), 2x Olympian, former American Record Holder
Mike Buncic - (227-7 DT), 2x Olympian
Jill Camarena - (66-2.50 SP), 2x Olympian former American Record Holder
Bob McKay; Throws Coach, Modesto College; California
Lucais McKay; (239-4 HT), post-collegiate athlete
Jesseca Cross - (218-3 HT, 62-10.75 SP), 1x Olympian-in two events
Dick Cochran - (215-0 DT), Olympic Bronze Medalist
Harold Connolly - (233-9 HT), 2x Olympian, Olympic Gold Medalist, 6x World Record Holder
Lance Deal - (270-9 HT), 4x Olympian, Olympic silver medalist, American Record Holder
Dawn Ellerbe - (231-8 HT), 1x Olympian, former American Record Holder
Erin Gilbreath - (242-4 HT), 1x Olympian, former Record Holder
John Godina - (72-10 SP, 229-4 DT), 3x Olympian-in two events, Olympic silver medalist, Olympic bronze medalist, 4x World Champion
Brian Oldfield - (75-0 SP), 1x Olympian, 3x World Record Holder
Ramona Pagel - (66-2.50 SP), 4x Olympian, former American Record Holder
Wolfgang Schmidt - (233-5 DT), 2x Olympian, Olympic Silver Medalist, 1x World Record Holder
Dr. L. Jay Silvester - 4 x Olympian, Olympic Silver Medalist, 4x World Record Holder
Neil Steinhauser - (68-11.25 SP), 1x World Record Holder
Karin Smith - (212-6 JT) 5x Olympian, American Collegiate Record Holder
Ian Waltz - (226-1 DT), 2x Olympian
Mac Wilkins - (232-10 DT) 4x Olympian, Olympic Gold Medalist, Olympic Silver Medalist, 4x World Record Holder
Dan Nipp; 24 year camp staff veteran; former Throws Coach, Post Falls High School; Idaho
Ed Ardnt – 23 year camp staff veteran – Throws Coach, Twin Falls High School; Idaho
Kibwe Johnson; (245-3 HT), post-collegiate athlete 2x Olympian
Larry Johnson; 24 year camp staff veteran; former Throws Coach, Idaho Falls High School; Idaho
Dr. Larry Judge; Throws Chair, USA Track & Field Coaching Education; former Throws Coach, University of Florida
Mike Judge; Club Coach, Throw1Deep; Georgia
 
Past Staff Members:
Brit Klanert-Austin – (164-2 JT), post collegiate athlete
Doug Bosted – Throws Coach; West Richland, Washington
David Badovinac – Throws Coach, Jesuit High School; California
John Badovinac – Throws Coach, Jesuit High School; California
Gary Baskett – Throws Coach, Whitworth University; Washington
Tai Battle – (184-9 DT), post-collegiate athlete
Martin Bingisser – (222-1 HT), post-collegiate athlete
Adriane Blewitt – (60-0.25 SP), post-collegiate athlete
Becky Breisch – (221-0 DT), post-collegiate athlete
Dan Briggs – former Throws Coach; Interlake High School; Washington
Jennifer Broncheau – Throws Coach, Capital High School; Idaho
Bill Caton – former Throws Coach, Cal-State Fullerton
Will Conwell – (208-3 DT), post-collegiate athlete
Pat Corbett – Strength Coach, Idaho
Joe Cooney – Throws Coach, Vacaville High School; California
TJ Crater - Throws Coach, Washington University
Bill Critchfield – Throws Coach, Parma High School; Idaho
John Dagata – Throws Coach, Oklahoma University
James Dennis – (208-8 DT), post-collegiate athlete
Jennifer Donatelli – post-collegiate athlete
John Donch – former Throws Coach, Christian Brothers School; California
David Dumble – Throws Coach, Arizona State University
Keith Eagers – Throws Coach, Renton High School; Washington
Michelle Eisenreich – Throws Coach, Brown University; Rhode Island
Karl Erickson – (201-4 DT), post-collegiate athlete
Chandra Flynn – former Throws Coach, Sacremento State University
Brian Forrester – Throws Coach, University of Akron
Angela Foster – post-collegiate athlete
Frank Garrett – Throws Coach, Salmon High School; Idaho
Matt Godbehere – Throws Coach, Shafter High School; California
Steve Green – Throws Coach, Vacaville High School; California
Brett Halter - Throws Coach, University Of Missouri
Rick Hoxmeier – former Throws Coach, Hillsboro High School; Oregon
Matt Ingribritsen – Throws Coach, Utah State University
Gary Kosikowski – Club Coach, Oregon
Jarrod Hughes – Head Coach, Priest River High School; Idaho

 
Howie Kellogg – former Throws Coach; Seattle Pacific University
Ken Kraebel – Throws Coach; California 
Carrie Lane - Throws Coach; University of Virginia
Terry Long – Throws Coach, Custer High School; South Dakota
Tyg Long – Throws Coach, Black Hills State University; South Dakota
Mike Louisiana – Club Coach, Nevada
David Malcolm – Throws Coach; Keizer, Oregon
George Matthews – Club Coach, Idaho
Glenn McAtee – former Throws Coach, Clemson University
Marcia Mecklenberg – Head Coach, Eastern Washington University
Garrett Middleton – Throws Coach, Corvallis High School; Montana
Jim Miller – Throws Coach, Granite Bay High School; California
Westin Morrill – post-collegiate athlete
Jacqueline Nasca – former Throws Coach, American River College
John Newell – Throws Coach, Michigan State University
Charles Novascone – Throws Coach, Burroughs High School; California
Arlen Olson – 20 year camp staff veteran – Throws Coach, Lewis Clark State College; Idaho
Dan O’Mara – former Throws Coach, Iowa State University
David Paul – (229-8 HT), post-collegiate athlete
Summer Pierson – (199-5 DT), post-collegiate athlete
James Parker – former Throws Coach; Layton, Utah
Tom Rowley – Throws Coach, Natrona County High School; Wyoming
Everett Samuel-Smith – Throws Coach, Rocklin High School; California
Mat Schwinn – (199-1 DT), post-collegiate athlete
Todd Shumway – Throws Coach, Preston High School; Idaho
Dr. Bob Silverman – Throws Coach, Central Dauphin High School; Pennsylvania
Crystal Smith – (225-0 HT), post-collegiate athlete
Lex Strom – Throws Coach, Clark Community College
Mike Sullivan – Throws Coach, Vacaville High School; California
Chuck Suter – Throws Coach, Rock Springs High School; Wyoming
Julie Taylor – Throws Coach, University of Idaho
Tim Taylor – former Throws Coach, University of Idaho
Glenn Thompson – Club Coach, Long & Strong Throwers; Pennsylvania
Sean Tripp – Throws Coach, Sutherlin High School; Oregon
Richard Ulm – former Throws Coach, New Mexico State University
Drew Ulrick – (198-11 DT), post-collegiate athlete
Leonard Vierson – former Throws Coach, Glennallen High School; Alaska
Jessica Welk – Throws Coach, Coeur d’Alene High School; Idaho
Audra Wood – Throws Coach, Firth High School; Idaho
Derek Woodske – (242-1 HT), post-collegiate athlete

TESTIMONIALS
--Duncan Atwood, two time Olympian ranked third in the world, member of IWT staff for 15 years.
"Great kids, great staff and great results. I always look forward to the camp – every year I learn from the athletes and staff. It’s very rewarding to see the kids improve and the enthusiasm grow. Many thanks to all the folks who make Iron Wood possible."
 
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