The “Javelin Throwers” CYO Meet of Champions


All levels of “Turbo Javelin” competitors have thrown the same device for nearly 20 years.  At the Cadet level of the Javelin, a new product known as the “Finn Flyer” was introduced in 2018.  It is longer, more slender and closer in style to the high school javelin though it is shorter and does not have the sharp point.  New records for this event were established this year for cadets.  The old turbo javelin records will be retained in the archives of the CYO.

Madeline Fey (St. Pius X) holds the Cadet Girls Turbo Javelin record at 136’3″ & Joe Nizich (St. John the Apostle) holds the Cadet boys Turbo Javelin record at 194′ 8″.

Roadrunner Girls: Madilynn Andrews (Christ the King) 86′ 9.50″ RECORD BREAKER The old record was 78′ 9″ set by Lena Childress (Madeleine).

Roadrunner Boys: Vicente Harrison II (Cathedral School) 100′ 3″

Cub Girls: Hayden Williams-Downing (Our Lady of the Lake) 101′ 9.25″

Cub Boys: Jack Benninger (St. John the Apostle) 109′ 9″

Cadet Girls: Elliott Bush (Cathedral School) 110′ 2.5″ RECORD ESTABLISHED 2018 NEW FINN FLYER

Cadet Boys: Jakob Braunstein (Our Lady of Lourdes) 156′ 3.50″ RECORD ESTABLISHED 2018 NEW FINN FLYER .

Below: Madilynn Andrews, Vincente Harrison II, Hayden Williams-Downing, Jack Benninger, Elliott Bush, Jakob Braunstein.

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Valley Catholic’s Connor Bly Wins Gold in Cadet Turbo Javelin


Connor Bly and Luke Wilson battled it out improving pre-championship distances by over 10’ to duel it out for the Cadet Boys Turbo Javelin throw.  Bly and Wilson, seeded first and second respectively, were 20’ apart in the end with personal bests that were impressive alone.  Congratulations to all of the Cadet boys for the great job they did in the turbo javelin competition.  #sistersblog #cyocamphoward

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  1. Connor Bly, Valley Catholic, 160-04
  2. Luke Wilson, West Hills Christian, 140-02
  3. Ulysses Cannefax, St. Andrew Nativity, 135-07
  4. Noah Luty, St. John the Apostle, 135-06
  5. Mitchell Ervin, West Hills Christian, 133-00
  6. Andrew Chung, West Hills Christian, 132-02
  7. Jakob Braunstein, Our Lady of Lourdes, 131-03
  8. Cooper Howard, Valley Catholic, 125-03

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Cameron Wilder Scores Gold for Valley Catholic in Cadet Girls Turbo Javelin


Almost breaking the 100’ mark, shy just 7 inches, Cameron Wilder scored 10 points for her team with her winning throw of 99’5”.  Approximately 15 ‘, separated the field of champions which was a very close grouping.  Congratulations to all of the Cadet Girls in the CYO Meet of Champions Finals.  The event was held May 20&21 at Jesuit High School.  #sistersblog #cyocamphoward

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1 Cameron Wilder 13 VC 99-05.00 2017

2 Brenda Pulido 13 SANS 97-08.00 2017

3 Elliott Bush 13 Cathedral 95-06.00 2017

4 Isabella Monroe 12 SANT 93-10.00 2017

5 Josie Napoli 13 SJF 93-08.00 2017

6 Emma Weber 14 WHC 92-06.00 2017

7 Emily Ashton 13 SJV 91-10.00 2017

8 Elizabeth Niehaus 12 LRDS 84-05.00 2017

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Ben Lammers From West Hills Christian Narrowly Secured Gold for West Hills Christian


Ben Lammers from West Hills Christian and Parker Steen from St. Thomas More each had a longest toss of 115-03 in the Cub Boys Javelin at the CYO Meet of Champions.  Ties are broken by second longest toss  in championship competition and the victory went to Lammers.  Parker actually had the longest pre-championship throw of 114’06” and Lammers seeded second with a 111-01” toss. Timing is everything!   Congratulations to both boys and all of the cubs on an exceptional championship!  #sistersblog #cyocamphoward

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  1. Ben Lammers, West Hills Christian, 115-03
  2. Parker Steen, St. Thomas More, 115-03
  3. Nathaniel Gatchell, St. Pius X, 110-04
  4. Trace Cancelosi, St. Anthony, 109-06
  5. Thomas Wilber, St. John the Apostle, 105-04
  6. Derek Peebles, St. Matthew, 103-08
  7. Sean Khouri, St. Anthony, 97-11
  8. Evan Christie, St. John Fisher, 96-11

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Kyeese Hollands Sets Record and Wins Gold for St. Andrew Nativity in Turbo Javelin


Kyeese Hollands set a new CYO Record in the Cub Girls Turbo Javelin with a toss of 101’10”.  Her season best performance of 103’5” will not go into the record books as pre-championship marks to not qualify for records.  It will, however be remembered here!  Harumi Yato, second place, also had a stunning improvement from 65’ in pre-championship to 83’ at the Meet of Champions.  CYO congratulates all of the performers in the Cub Girls turbo javelin at the 2017 CYO Meet of Champions. #sistersblog #cyocamphoward

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  1. Kyeese Hollands, St. Andrew Nativity, 101-10
  2. Harumi Yato, St. John Fisher, 83-09
  3. Stephanie Peterson, St. Pius X, 78-11
  4. Karen Walker, Madeleine, 78-04
  5. Audrey Hudspeth, Holy Family, 74-04
  6. Kate Peters, St. Anthony, 73-03
  7. Maggie Crimmins, St. Clare, 72-08
  8. Audrey Meet, West Hills Christian, 71-00

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Andrew Klopcic Astonishing Accomplishment Achieves Gold for St. Francis/Visitation In Turbo Javelin.


Imagine being seeded next to last in a field of 10 and having a supercharged peak performance when it counted!  That’s what Andrew Klopcic did, moving from 8th seed to Champion with an 89’8” throw when his best of season had been 69’2”.  Good job, Andrew and all of the roadrunner boys in the CYO Meet of Champions held May 20 & 21 at Jesuit High School. #sistersblog #cyocamphoward

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  1. Andrew Klopcic, St. Francis (Roy)/ Visitation (Verboort) 89-08
  2. Tyler Brown, Our Lady of Lourdes, 87-00
  3. William Sabido, St. Clare, 85-03
  4. Rowan Jones, St. Ignatius, 83-04
  5. Gabriel Wong, West Hills Christian, 83-00
  6. Logan Swanson, St. Pius X, 82-06
  7. Jacob Hunsinger, St. Ignatius, 82-05
  8. Riley Reeves, St. Matthew, 67-10
  9. Phillipe Reece, St. Anthony, 56-08
  10. Brenden Novak, St. Francis (Roy)/ Visitation (Verboort), 52-05

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Roadrunner Sophia Gradwahl Gives Christ the King Gold in Turbo Javelin


Sophia Gradwahl came into the Meet of Champions seeded second with a throw of 63’5” which was her best distance for the season.  She Finished the meet as the Champion, besting her all time effort by 16’!

Congratulations, Sophia on your effort and all of the roadrunner girls for qualifying as contestants in the 2017 CYO Meet of Champions held May 20 & 21 at Jesuit High School. #sistersblog #cyocamphoward

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St. John the Apostle Athlete Excels at Turbo Javelin


Joe Nizich, youngest of the Nizich clan, has been gifted along with his siblings with wonderful athletic talents.  Joe came into the Meet of Champions this year as an “underdog cadet” which means he was in his first year of cadet rank. Next year he will be on the older side of the cadet participants which is an advantage.  That did not stop him from outdoing the competition this year however and he won the turbo javelin with a toss of 170’1″.

Do you think he can break the record set by Sean Hamel of Franciscan Montessori Earth School of 189’8″?  We will see.  I think he can!

CHAMPION: Joe Nizich (St. John the Apostel) 170’1″

2nd Sam Romeo (St. Matthew) 169’4″

3rd: Lane Marshall (St. John the Apostle) 147’11”

4th: Morgan Kindel (St. Matthew) 140’6″

5th: Griffin Cardwell (Christ the King) 132’7″

6th: Zachary Larson (Christ the King) 132’4″

7th: Connor Steen (St. Thomas More) 126’2″

8th: Ethan Bly (Valley Catholic) 123’7″

Joe Nizich wins the CYO Meet of Champions Turbo Throw event 2015

Joe Nizich wins the CYO Meet of Champions Turbo Throw event 2015

2015 Turbo Javelin winners Cadet Boys at the CYO Meet of Champions

2015 Turbo Javelin winners Cadet Boys at the CYO Meet of Champions

Josie Napoli of St. John Fisher Wins the CYO Cub Girls Turbo Javelin!


Josie Napoli came in second place in the shot put, losing by 1/2 inch to Abigail Sheets.  THEN she came in first place in the Turbo Javelin, winning that by 1 inch over Cameron Wilder of West Hills Christian School!  You might say Josie is competing on the edge!  Wowzers!!! (Family expression for something awesome.)

CHAMPION: Josie Napoli (St. John Fisher School) 79′ 5″ (20 feet better than her best throw this season)

2nd: Cameron Wilder (West Hills Christian) 79′ 4″

3rd: Claire Efird (St. Pius X) 78’6″

4th: Maddie Klopcic (St. Matthew) 77’3″

5th: Saoirse Dent (St. Clare) 75’1″

6th: Emily Ashton (St. Joseph Vancouver) 74’1″

7th: Alana Molden (Our Lady of the Lake) 73’4″

8th: Stefi MacKinnon (St. Anthony) 72’9″

Josie Napoli of St. John Fisher wins the CYO Turbo Javelin at the Meet of Champions 2015

Josie Napoli of St. John Fisher wins the CYO Turbo Javelin at the Meet of Champions 2015

Winners in the Cub girls Turbo Javelin at the CYO Meet of Champions 2015

Winners in the Cub girls Turbo Javelin at the CYO Meet of Champions 2015

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Not only Can He RUN…He can THROW!!! Jeffery Rogers from St. Anthony


Maybe Jeffery Rogers will be a pentathlete or a decathlete in future games?  He made an impact on the 2015 CYO Meet of Champions winning the 1500, 800 AND Turbo javelin.  Does he sprint?  Nice job Jeffery!

CHAMPION: Jeffery Rogers (St. Anthony) 122’4″

2nd Jay Bowler (West Hills Christian) 111’7″

3rd: Connor Bly (Valley Catholic) 108’1″

4th: Luke Wilson (West Hills Christian)104’6″

5th: Isaiah Jannsen (St. John the Apostle) 101’6″

6th: Jakob Braunstein (Our Lady of Lourdes) 99’11”

7th: Zachary DeVore (St. PIus X) 99’10”

8th: Derrick Drango (Our Lady of the Lake) 98’8′

Jeffery Rogers from St. Anthony wins the Cub Boys Turbo Javelin at the CYO Meet of Champions 2015

Jeffery Rogers from St. Anthony wins the Cub Boys Turbo Javelin at the CYO Meet of Champions 2015

Winners in the Cub Boys Turbo Javelin at the CYO Meet of Champions 2015

Winners in the Cub Boys Turbo Javelin at the CYO Meet of Champions 2015