QA₂ Max PODCAST: Stephen Mozia of Cornell & 2015 Indoor T&F Throws Preview
The current cast of characters in the Division I men’s shot put is a sportswriter’s dream. (We’ll stop short of saying “You couldn’t write a script like this.”) Ryan Crouser is the archetypical massive, powerful thrower from a family of throwers, competing for Texas, while Stephen Mozia is a much smaller, speedier, mechanical engineering major who started his high school track & field career in New Jersey as a sprinter and now competes for Cornell.
We talked to two-time NCAA shot put runner-up Mozia about his favorite event to compete in—it’s not the shot put, despite being a World Championships qualifier—how he trains for speed, and much more.
Plus, we broke down the collegiate indoor throwing scene.
Note: one co-host of this podcast knows very little about throwing beyond grunting.