2013 OUTDOOR ALL-AMERICAN FIRST TEAM - SHOT PUT 2013 INDOOR ALL-AMERICAN FIRST TEAM - SHOT PUT
All-America First Team in the shot put finishing third at the NCAA Outdoor Championships in Eugene...became Tech's first outdoor All-American in the event...finished runner-up at the Big 12 Championships with a throw of 18.81-meters (61'-8.50")...Only athlete to earn All-Big 12 honors in the shot put, discus and hammer throw...recorded a season-best throw of 19.43-meters (63'-9.00") to finish first at the Aztec Invitational (3/16)...finished second at the NCAA Championship with a throw of 19.28-meters (63'-3.25")...finished first overall at five meets on the season in the shot put...also competed in the discus throw and the hammer throw...recorded a season-best throw of 58.02-meters (190'-4") in the discus to finish fourth at the Red Raider Open (4/25)...finished first overall in the discus at the Michael Johnson Classic (4/20) with a toss of 56.45-meters (185'-2.00")...recorded a season-best of 56.51-meters (185'-5.00") to finish fourth in the hammer throw.
NCAA Runner-Up in the shot put...Tech's first All-American in the event...set a school record with a toss of 20.02-meters (65'-8.25") at the NCAA Championships to finish second overall in the competition...the performance capped off a remarkable season featuring seven of the top-9 throws in school history in the shot put...finished runner-up at the Big 12 Championships with a toss of 18.94-meters (62'-1.75")...recorded five throws of more than 60-feet on the season...finished first overall at the Arkansas Final Qualifier (3/1) as well as the Red Raider Open (2/2) and the Masked Rider Open (1/19)...also competed in the weight throw...recorded a season-best of 16.80-meters (55'-1.50") in the event to finish second at the Texas Tech Open (1/12).
Qualified for the NCAA Championships in the discus throw as a freshman with a mark of 58.50-meters (191'-11") and fifth place finish at the NCAA West Preliminaries in Austin, Texas...recorded the fourth-best shot put throw in school history to finish first at the Texas Tech Red Raider Open (5/5) with a mark of 18.10 (59'-4.75")...collected a total of seven top-five finishes in the shot put...recorded a season-best mark of 59.92 (196'-7.00") in the discus to finish second at the Texas Tech Open (4/14).
Competed in the shot put and the weight throw...finished sixth in the shot put at the Big 12 Championships with a season-best mark of 17.79 meters (57'-8.50")...finished first overall at the Red Raider Open in the weight throw with a season-best mark of 17.20 meters (56'-5.25")...collected four top-five finishes in the shot put...collected three top-five finishes in the shot put.
Attended Jacksboro High School... played football, basketball, and track.... Texas 2A state champion in the shot put ... Texas 2A All-State football... all-district basketball
Red-shirt in football
Born Joshua Kole Weldon on March 25, 1992 ... son of Gail and Sadie Weldon...father and grandfather both played football for West Texas A&M ... grandfather, Jerry Logan, played in the NFL with the Baltimore Colts for 10 years ... has 3 siblings, Kort, 21, Kirk, 15, Kade, 12... hobbies and interests include going to the movies, swimming, working out, taking naps, and being competitive.