A pillar of consistency, Hoffa has finished in the top five at the USA Outdoor Championships for eight consecutive years. You have to go all the way back to 2003 to find a time when Hoffa didn’t own one of the top ten throws in the world in either indoor or outdoor competition. At the 2009 World Outdoor Championships, five of the six throws Hoffa took would have won him the gold medal. In 2007 alone, he topped the 70-foot-mark a total of 10 times. He broke C.J. Hunter’s mark in establishing a new Pan American Games record in the shot put in 2003. A huge professional wrestling fan, Hoffa competed while wearing a mask at the 2004 Home Depot Invitational, dubbing himself the “Unknown Shot Putter.” Earned All-American honors four straight years competing for the University of Georgia. Hoffa also competed in football, baseball and wrestling in high school. He says his dream is to compete in a bear suit, being brought onto the track in a cage. He married Renata Hoffa on November 26, 2005.
2012 Olympic Bronze Medalist and Olympic Trials Champion, 2007 Outdoor and 2006 Indoor World Champion, 4-time USA Outdoor champion, 2-time USA Indoor Champion, 3-time Olympian, 3 time USA Outdoor Champion (2007/2008/2012), 4 time USA Outdoor Runner-up, 4 time USA Indoor Runner-up, Pan American Shot Put Record Holder, 2012 Diamond League ChampionReece's website »