Rudy Winkler

Olympic Hammer Thrower
Sand Lake, NY Cornell University New Brunswick, NJ

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Thank you for visiting my page! I am 2016 Rio Olympian in the Hammer Throw. I also competed in the 2017 and 2019 World Championships, and have won 2 National titles over the past 4 years. I graduated from Cornell University in 2017 with a BS in Information Science, and recently graduated from Rutgers University with a Masters of Business and Science with a concentration in Cybersecurity. Thank you for visiting my site and supporting my athletic career.

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Rutgers’ Rudy Winkler Sets Out To Defend NCAA Title In Hammer Throw
Rutgers’ Rudy Winkler Wins Big Ten Title With Record Setting Hammer Throw
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Rudy Winkler

Born and raised in the greater Albany area of New York, Rudy Winkler attended Averill Park High School prior to Cornell University, where he earned a degree in Information Science. While competing with the Big Red, Rudy would put in performances that garnered recognition on the world stage. In addition to five All-American honors and an NCAA Championship in the hammer throw, he earned a spot on the 2016 Olympic Team in Rio by being the youngest Olympic Trials hammer winner since 1956. His rise in US hammer throwing…

About Rudy

  • Coach: Paddy McGrath
  • Training group: Velaasa, NYAC, NY Hammer Squad
  • Favorite foods: Authentic Italian, Hispanic, Japanese
  • Favorite TV show: Game of Thrones, The Simpsons, Parks and Recreation
  • Dream vacation: Exploring New Zealand
  • Favorite place to compete: Hayward Field
  • I most enjoy competing against: Alex Young
  • After competition indulgence: BBQ
  • Highschool PR: Hammer: 260'5" Discus: 183' (Sophomore) Shot Put: 52'11"

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Rudy Winkler throws the hammer

Olympic Track And Field Trials | Rudy Winkler Wins Men's Hammer Throw

An interview with 2018 USATF hammer champ Rudy Winkler

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