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2014-15 (Senior): Redshirted the indoor season … Hit a mark of 162 feet, 6 inches (49.53 meters) at the NCAA Division I West Preliminary Round in the discus … Garnered all-conference honors in the discus, placing third at the Big Sky Conference Outdoor Championship with a throw of 168-06 (51.35) … Also scored in the hammer at the Big Sky Outdoor Championship with a seventh-place finish and a throw of 184-04 (56.18) … Set a personal record in the disc at the Cobber Twilight, throwing for 175-00 (53.33) to win the event title … Finished second in the discus at the Ron Masanz Classic with a toss of 170-08 (52.03) … Won the discus at the Lyle Hokanson Classic with a throw of 165-06 (50.44) … Second in the hammer at the Marauder Open with a throw of 177-02 (54.00) and won the discus with a throw of 169-04 (51.61) … Hit a throw of 170-05 (51.95) in the discus at the Dakota Duals to take second … Finished in third in the hammer at the Dakota Duals with a toss of 176-03 (53.72) … Also finished third in the discus at the Shamrock Invitational with a throw of 168-05 (51.35) … A throw of 155-01 (47.28) earned him third in the disc at the Coastal Carolina Invitational … Earned fourth letter in outdoor track.
2013-14 (Junior): Hit a personal record in the discus at the 2014 Big Sky Outdoor Championship, placing fourth with a throw of 172 feet, 7 inches (52.61 meters) … Also hit a new PR in the hammer throw at the 2014 Big Sky Outdoor Championship, taking fifth with a toss of 189-02 (57.65) … Was the runner-up in the discus at the NDSU Tune-Up with a mark of 170-10 (52.08) … Placed third in the hammer at the NDSU Tune-Up with a throw of 184-08 (56.28) … Placed first in his flight in the hammer at the Triton Invite with a mark of 177-00 (53.94) … Runner-up in the discus at the Cobber Twilight with a heave of 171-05 (52.24) … Placed fifth in the hammer at the Cobber Twilight with a mark of 175-03 (53.41) … Won his flight of the hammer throw at the Beach Invitational with a throw of 180-08 (55.08) … Placed fifth in the discus at the Cal State L.A. Twilight Open with a mark of 167-06 (51.05) … Was the runner-up in the discus at the Lyle Hokanson Open with a heave of 158-09 (48.39) … Third in the discus at the Shamrock Invitational with a throw of 160-02 (48.82) ... Earned third letter.
2012-13 (Redshirt): Redshirt season, competed unattached ... Set school weight throw record at the USD Open with a toss of 57 feet, 5 ¾ inches … Had previously set his own PR of 55-1.5 at NDSU’s Thundering Herd Classic.
2011-12 (Sophomore): Won the discus at the 2012 Great West Conference Outdoor Championship with a throw of 160 feet, 9 inches ... Placed eighth in the hammer throw with a mark of 162-04 ... Placed fourth in the weight throw at the GWC Indoor Championship with a mark of 54-0.5 ... Established a personal record of 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 176-10 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 151-9) ... Named to Athletics Director's Fall Honor Roll ... Earned second letter.
2010-11 (Freshman): Placed sixth in the discus at the 2011 Great West Conference Outdoor Championship with a throw of 147-1.75 ... Placed eighth in the weight throw at the GWC Indoor Championship with a throw of 47-5.25 ... 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.Personal: Majoring in kinesiology ... 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 Northridge.