Buckeye State Breakdown: Nolan Landis Talks Throws Journey

Our latest guest on the Buckeye State Breakdown is one who's very familiar to the MileSplit network ~ Nolan Landis, the 2019 Division 1 shot put and discus state champion, joined the show to talk all matters throwing-related. 

Landis, who's worked with us at the Ohio site many times in the past on interviews and articles, took us through his rise up the throwing ranks, which included commentary on his introduction to the sport, the mentors who've helped him to carve his path, his high school career highlights, his future goals as a member of the Indiana Hoosiers, plus much more. 

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(Nolan and his older brother, Cam (a standout thrower at UPenn) shown taking break from their work-out regimen in the family's garage, which has been converted to a home gym) 

Time Stamps ~ 

  • 1:30 -- What's it like living in Bloomington
  • 3:00 -- Going through the red-shirt process at IU
  • 4:45 -- Recapping the unattached indoor season 
  • 6:15 -- Working with different weighted implements 
  • 8:45 -- How to shake off a bad performance 
  • 10:30 -- The benefits of working with over-weighted implements
  • 12:45 -- Discussing the make-up of the Hoosiers roster 
  • 15:00 -- Home away from home feeling with Ohioans at IU
  • 16:15 -- What the current training regimen looks like 
  • 17:45 -- Getting started in the sport 
  • 20:30 -- Talking transition from the South African to the Spin
  • 21:30 -- A comparison of events (shot put vs. discus) 
  • 22:15 -- Possibilities of branching out to other throwing events 
  • 23:30 -- Recapping high school career highlights 
  • 25:45 -- A review of all-time PR's 
  • 27:30 -- The decision to forego New Balance Nationals in 2019
  • 28:00 -- The camaraderie among members of the throws community 
  • 29:30 -- Throwing greats that he's looked up to
  • 31:00 -- Others who've helped him to carve his path 
  • 32:30 -- Advice to young throwers 
  • 34:45 -- Following and learning from the pros 
  • 35:15 -- Advice to upperclassmen who are going through the recruiting process