Rainier’s Jeremiah Nubbe – one of the nation’s top-ranked discus throwers, admired for his self-discipline!
Rainier’s Texas-bound Nubbe grabs national discus lead with signature event still to come
By Dave Weber, The Olympian:
“Athletes often ease into a new season, building toward their best efforts.
“Jeremiah Nubbe, in contrast, wasted no time getting his 2022 track and field season underway. This story is a subscriber exclusive In Rainier High School’s (just southwest of Yelm) second competition of the season, a seven-team home meet on March 17, Nubbe uncorked a 205-feet, 2-inch attempt that’s led the nation’s prep discus throwers since, though Brett Schwartz of Santa Fe Trail, Kansas snuck closer last week with a 204-2 toss.
“‘I don’t play any other sports, it’s all track and field,’ Nubbe said. ‘So with all the work I put in during the off-season, I have pretty high expectations. I expected to come out and hit a PR (personal record) the first couple meets of the season.'”
“Rainier coach Josh Frunz, a former school record holder in the shot put until Nubbe eclipsed his mark, noticed the results of that off-season work, much of it accomplished under Yelm Track Club coach Chris Stovall.”
“Regardless of his goals, Frunz admires Nubbe’s approach. ‘What stands out about him is his self-discipline,’ he said. ‘If every kid did what Jeremiah does, I’m not saying they’d be first in the nation, but they’d be pretty awesome. It’s amazing what he can do'”