On Loewen: Joins the team in 2017-18 as part of the Wildcats throwing group ... Will compete in the shot put and is capable of being a regular contributor to the team and a BIG EAST scorer in the throws as he progresses.
2017-18 Indoor: Scored a team point at the BIG EAST Championships with an eighth place finish in the shot put ... Threw for a season and collegiate personal best distance of 13.78 meters at the conference meet ... Competed in a total of five meets during the season ... Made his collegiate debut at the season-opening Jack Pyrah Invitational and recorded a seventh place finish with a mark of 12.20 meters ... Placed 11th at the Villanova Invitational with a throw of 12.37 meters ... Recorded a mark of 12.94 meters at the Penn 8-Team Select and threw for a distance of 12.73 meters in the college section at the Columbia Challenge.
Sparta High School: Earned three varsity letters in track & field while competing in the shot put, the discus and the javelin ... Also was a two-year letterwinner in both football (offensive line) and wrestling at the 195-pound and 220-pound weight classes ... Three-time All-Herald selection in track & field by the New Jersey Herald, including being a first team pick his senior year ... Also was a second team honoree as both a sophomore and a junior ... Named first team all-conference as a junior and a senior after earning second team all-conference honors as a sophomore ... Two-time Sussex County shot put champion as a junior and a senior ... Also was the county discus champion his senior year and went on to a 14th place finish at the New Jersey Meet of Champions ... Competed at the New Balance Nationals outdoors in the shot put in the Emerging Elite section his senior year ... Compiled a 39-9 career record in wrestling and was a two-time all-conference selection, earning first team honors as a junior and a second team selection as a senior ... District champion at 195 pounds as a junior ... Helped his team capture a sectional title his senior year ... Part of a football team that won a state championship his sophomore year and a conference title his senior year ... Three-year member of the World Language National Honor Society from his sophomore through senior seasons ... President of the German World Language National Honor Society as a senior.
Personal: Born 10/27/98 in Livingston, N.J. ... Younger of two children of Bill and Coleen Loewen ... Has an older sister, Danielle (21) ... Enjoys watching baseball and cheering for the New York Mets, along with fishing ... Chose to attend Villanova for it's academic prestige, the beauty of the campus and the quality of the school's athletics programs ... Enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences and has yet to declare a major.
Shot Put (high school) 16.43 Meters High School
Shot Put (college) 13.88 Meters 2018 BIG EAST Championships
* high school shot put uses a lighter implement
Discus 41.66 Meters High School Javelin 42.19 Meters High School
BIG EAST TOP 8 FINISHES
Shot Put 7th 2018 Outdoor
Shot Put 8th 2018 Indoor