The Lawrence Downtown Shot Put transforms a city street into a world-class shot put arena. For one day, the City of Lawrence hauls in 750 tons of crushed limestone to build a throws sector. Drop in a “portable” 2,700-pound throws circle, and you have a great event featuring some of the top throwers in the world. Add live music, kids’ activities and cold beverages, and you have one of Lawrence’s signature community events.

ryan-crouser

Ryan Crouser

2016 Olympic Gold Medalist and Record Holder
Current World Ranking 1
First time Downtown Lawrence participate
Personal Best 22.52 m
University of Texas
6-7
275 lbs

tim-nedow

Tim Nedow

2016 Olympian representing Canada
Current world Ranking 12
Five time Downtown Lawrence participate
Personal Best 21.33
DePaul University
6-5
300 lbs

kurt-roberts

Kurt Roberts

Current World Ranking 7
Five time Downtown Lawrence participate
Personal Best 21.57
Ashland University
6-3
300 lbs

ryan-whiting

Ryan Whiting

Current World Ranking 17
Five time Downtown Lawrence participate
Personal Best 22.28
Arizona State University
6-3
300 lbs

stephen-mozia

Stephen Mozia

2016 Olympian representing Nigeria
Current World Ranking 23
First time Downtown Lawrence participate
Personal Best 21.76
Cornell
6-3
275 lbs

jon-jones

Jon Jones

Current World Ranking 38
Second time Downtown Lawrence participate
Personal Best 20.92
Buffalo State University
6-0
300 lbs

jon-murasky

Jon Murasky

Current World Ranking 80
First time Downtown Lawrence participate
Personal Best 20.21
Ohio State University
6-7
320 lbs

david

David Pless

Current World Ranking 45
First time Downtown Lawrence participate
Personal Best 20.37
Bates College in Lewiston, Maine
6-5
325 lbs

ryan-crouser

Ryan Crouser

2016 Olympic Gold Medalist and Record Holder
Current World Ranking 1
First time Downtown Lawrence participate
Personal Best 22.52 m
University of Texas
6-7
275 lbs

tim-nedow

Tim Nedow

2016 Olympian representing Canada
Current world Ranking 12
Five time Downtown Lawrence participate
Personal Best 21.33
DePaul University
6-5
300 lbs

kurt-roberts

Kurt Roberts

Current World Ranking 7
Five time Downtown Lawrence participate
Personal Best 21.57
Ashland University
6-3
300 lbs

ryan-whiting

Ryan Whiting

Current World Ranking 17
Five time Downtown Lawrence participate
Personal Best 22.28
Arizona State University
6-3
300 lbs

stephen-mozia

Stephen Mozia

2016 Olympian representing Nigeria
Current World Ranking 23
First time Downtown Lawrence participate
Personal Best 21.76
Cornell
6-3
275 lbs

jon-jones

Jon Jones

Current World Ranking 38
Second time Downtown Lawrence participate
Personal Best 20.92
Buffalo State University
6-0
300 lbs

jon-murasky

Jon Murasky

Current World Ranking 80
First time Downtown Lawrence participate
Personal Best 20.21
Ohio State University
6-7
320 lbs

david

David Pless

Current World Ranking 45
First time Downtown Lawrence participate
Personal Best 20.37
Bates College in Lewiston, Maine
6-5
325 lbs