Tia Brooks-Wannemacher

“Persistence can change failure into extraordinary achievement.” - Marv Levy
Grand Rapids, MI University of Oklahoma Grand Rapids, MI

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Last year proved to be the most successful year of my career thus far, but it also proved to be the most demanding and draining year emotionally and mentally. I can't begin to explain what the continued support means to me as I travel this new journey to health. After suffering a debilitating back/hip injury last year I have learned not only the importance of perseverance, but the mental and emotional strength it takes to be able to do so. Welcome to my journey, I hope that my growth along the way will remind you the importance of believing in yourself. Thank you! 


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Tia Brooks-Wannemacher

Born and raised in Michigan, Tia attended East Kentwood H.S. prior to the University of Oklahoma. While competing for the Sooners, throwing the Indoor and Outdoor Shot Put, Tia become one of the most decorated athletes in school history. She is the OU record holder (indoor and outdoor), the NCAA indoor record holder, NCAA Championship meet record holder, and in her junior year, she earned a spot to compete with Team USA at the London Olympic Games. Her story becomes even more incredible when you learn that during a weight…

About Tia

  • Coach: Art Venegas
  • Agent: Karen Locke
  • Philanthropic involvement: The Alzheimer's Association
  • Training hurdles: Back Problems, Self-Doubt
  • Special skills: Coaching

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Holla Atcha Boy, Episode 1.53

2015 World Champs Interview

Tia Brooks loved the Birmingham shot circle and tells of her move from sprints to throwing

RT @kerrywashington: Today would be an amazing day to arrest the killers that murdered Breonna Taylor.

RT @BionicBrooks_: Funny how those with the loudest bark got the weakest bite. I ain’t the one. ☝🏿