Joel Ripke | Throws
Hometown: Lafayette, Ind.
Previous School: Jefferson
Major: Secondary Education
Shot put: 42' 5.5" (Concordia Invite)
Hammer throw: 148' 3" (Concordia Invite)
Discus: 162' 8" (Doane Relays)
2013 NAIA Outdoor National Qualifier (discus)
2013 GPAC Outdoor All-Conference (discus)
Prepped at Jefferson high school for four years under coach Larry Griggs ... Four time letter winner in track, two time letter winner in football and letter one time in basketball ... In 2011 was Sectional Champion in the shot put and discus ... Also qualified for state in the discus ... His team won seven consecutive Sectional Championships and were 2008 Regional Champions ... He was Academic All-Conference for basketball, football and track.
Born March 18 in Lafayette, Indianna ... Son of Gerald Ripke and Kris Ripke ... Has four siblings, three brothers and one sister ... He is also a member on the Concordia football team.