2012-13 (Junior): 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.