#68 John Belcher
Long Snapper/ Defensive Line
AS A SENIOR: Competed at the 2011 NCAA Division I East Preliminary Round in the hammer throw (58.82m) … scored points for the Irish at the BIG EAST Outdoor Championships in the shot put, recording a toss of 16.43m … scored points for the Irish at the BIG EAST Indoor Championships in the shot put … placed first in the hammer throw, with a throw of 58.89m … recorded a distance of 41.42m in the discus at the Purdue Mike Poehlein Invitational … claimed second overall at the Notre Dame Invitational in the shot put … earned a monogram.
AS A JUNIOR:Finished fifth(16.37m)in the weight throw while placing fourth(16.29m)in the shot put atthe Blue and Gold Invitational…placed fifth(15.58m)in the shot put and third(17.14m)in the weight throw at the Notre DameOpener … heaved the weight 16.75m to finish in eighth place at the Notre Dame Invitational … placed fourth (18.71m)in the weight throw at the Indiana Relays … logged a fourth-place finish(18.59m)in the weight throw at the BIG EAST Indoor Championships …shot put throw of 16.12m to finish in eighth place at the Arizona State Invitational … shot put throw of (16.53m) and discus throw of (44.34m), placing seventh in each eventat the Dave Rankin Invitational… had a hammer throw of 56.75m for fourth at the BIG EAST Outdoor Championships … earned an all-BIG EAST citation in the shot put for third place(17.37m)at the league meet … finished the outdoor season at the NCAA Regionals by throwing the shot put 16.52m.
AS A SOPHOMORE: Finished fifth in the weight throw at the Blue and Gold Invitational … won the shot put at the Notre Dame Indoor Opener with a 16.86m, while also placing seventh in the weight throw … picked up another shot put victory at the Notre Dame Invitational with a 17.23m, along with a seventh-place finish in the weight throw … finished seventh in the shot put (16.11m) at the Indiana Invitational … placed seventh in the shot put and fourth in the weight throw at the Meyo Invitational … earned all-BIG EAST honors by placing third in the shot put (17.71m) at the BIG EAST Indoor Championships … placed in the top five in both the shot put and the weight throw at the Alex Wilson Invitational … finished fourth in the shot put at the Arizona State Invitational while also competing in the hammer throw … placed fourth in the second flight of the hammer throw (52.35m) at the Mt. SAC Relays … placed fifth in the shot put at the BIG EAST Outdoor Championships with a 16.87m … competed in both the shot put and hammer throw at the Georgia Tech Invitational.
AS A FRESHMAN: Finished fourth in the shot put with a 15.19m and seventh in the weight throw (13.92m) at the Blue and Gold Invitational … recorded a 14.89m in the shot put to finish eighth at the Meyo Invitational … finished 12th in the shot put (13.78m) at the BIG EAST Indoor Championships … closed the indoor season with sixth- and seventh-place finishes in the weight throw (13.6m) and shot put (15.41m), respectively, at the Alex Wilson Invitational … focused on the shot put, hammer throw and discus during the outdoor campaign … finished 10th in the shot put, first in the discus and sixth in the hammer throw at the Arizona State Invitational … took third in the shot put (15.66m) at the Mike Poehlein Invitational … also finished seventh in the discus and fourth in the hammer throw at the meet … finished seventh in the both the discus and shot put, while finishing 13th in the hammer throw at the Ole Miss Invitational … finished eighth in the shot put (15.30m) at the Eastern Michigan Invitational … also finished second in the hammer throw with a personal-best 51.13m and sixth in the discus (39.26m) … took fifth in the shot put at the Hillsdale Relays with a 15.28m … finished sixth in the shot put (15.86m) at the BIG EAST Outdoor Championships … also finished fourth in the hammer throw at the league showdown.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL: Letterwinner in both track and field and football at Cheyenne Central (Wyo.) … Wyoming state record holder in the shot put (56-9) entering first season at Notre Dame … two-time state champion in the shot put in 2007 indoor and outdoor season … runner-up at state in the shot put indoor and outdoor seasons in 2006 and runner-up in 2007 in the discus … two-time track and field all-conference honoree junior and senior years and three-time honoree in football in final three seasons … earned all-conference honors both senior and junior years in football and track and field … member of the National Honor Society … born June 12, 1989, in Cheyenne, Wyo. … son of Sarah and James Belcher … has one older sister, Katherine … uncle, William Schwartz, played football at Stanford … graduated in May 2011 from the College of Science with a major in in science-business.
BELCHER’S CAREER INDOOR BESTS
BELCHER’S CAREER OUTDOOR BESTS
|Shot Put (BIG EAST Championships)||17.37m|
|Discus (Border Battle)||47.14m|
|Hammer Throw (Arizona State Invitational)||56.88m|