Berks Catholic Shot Put Standout Brady Mider
If you looked at Brady Mider, you would think his strength is the reason for all of his success in the shot put. However, the 6'1, 265-pound junior at Berks Catholic believes his feet are the key. "If you have good footwork, you're definitely gonna throw it farther than someone that's really strong [with] poor footwork," remarked Mider. He finished the indoor track and field season ranked #4 in the nation among juniors. Mider's personal record is 61'4. He told Paul Roberts of SV Sports that he hopes to be in the 63-65 feet range this year. "I'm gonna keep working. I'm not done yet," emphasized Mider. He took first place in the shot put at the state indoor championships at Penn State in late February. Mider said that was the result of "years of hard work and dedication, being consistent and going to the gym." Last year, he earned a silver medal in Class 2A at the PIAA championships. Wyomissing's Jven Williams brought home gold in the shot put. Williams, a 285-pound football standout, enrolled early at Penn State. "He's a great guy. He pushes me, I push him. We would train together. It was a great atmosphere," replied Mider. Berks Catholic will be competing at the 3A classification this season, but Mider still likes his chances. He also talked about his favorite rapper, video game, and binge-worthy TV show.