Won the discus at the 2012 Great West Conference Outdoor Championship with a
throw of 49.00 meters (160 feet, 9 inches) ... Placed eighth in the hammer
throw with a mark of 49.48 meters (162-04) ... Placed fourth in the weight
throw at the GWC Indoor Championship with a mark of 16.47 meters (54 1/2) ... Established
a personal record of 52.33 meters (171-8) in the hammer throw at the Cobber
Twilight .. Named GWC Athlete of the Week (April 12) for his career performance
at the USD/SDSU Double Dual ... Recorded a discus throw of 176 feet, 10 inches
at the USD/SDSU double dual that was seven feet longer than any other in the
GWC all season ... The throw also eclipsed his PR by more than
20 feet and would have put him in position to qualify for the NCAA Championship
if UND was eligible ... Also won the hammer throw (169 feet) at the USD/SDSU
double dual ... Won the discus at NDSU's Lyle Hokanson Open with a mark of
46.26 meters (151 feet, 9 inches) ... Named
to Athletics Director's Fall Honor Roll ... Earned second letter.
Placed sixth in the discus at the 2011 Great West Conference Outdoor
Championship with a throw of (147-1 ¾) ... Placed eighth in the weight throw at
the GWC Indoor Championship with a throw of (47-5 ¼) ... Earned first letter.
Before UND: A
2010 graduate of Minot High School ... Lettered twice in track and field ...
Placed third in the discus at the 2010 state meet ... Was the runner-up at the
West Region meet ... Also lettered in football.
Majoring in physical education, exercise science and wellness ... Son of Mark
and Julie Waldera ... Mother ran track and North Dakota State and father ran
track at Minnesota State University Moorhead, Montana State and Cal State