Indoor: Finished in the top-10 on six different occasions ... took ninth at the Keck Invitational (Feb. 3) in the weight throw with a personal-best mark of 48-09.50 ... finished eighth at the Boilermaker Invite (Feb. 18) in the shot put with a career-best toss of 45-02.50.
Outdoor: Finished 12th at the ISU vs. SIU Dual (April 7) in the shot put with a personal-best toss of 46-01.50 ... took fifth in the discus at the Sea Ray Relays (April 11) with a throw of 136-07 ... recorded a personal-best toss of 141-06 in the discus at the Billy Hayes Invitational (May 4) to finish ninth.
PRIOR TO ISU
At Moline High School: Four-year thrower for the Maroons ... two-time state qualifier in the shot put ... two-time team captain ... three-time conference champion in the shot put and discus ... placed seventh at the IHSA Track & Field Championships his senior year in the shot put ... set personal-bests in the shot put and discus his senior year with marks of 55-10 and 169-3, respectively ... three-year starter for football team ... member of National Honor Society ... made honor roll all four years ... academic all-conference honoree.
Personal: Born 6/1/1992 ... son of Tony and Cheryl Rasche ... has one sibling, Tyler ... plans to major in science education and teach high school physics.