ROCK SPRINGS — Rock Springs High School’s Colton Carlsen will continue his throwing career with University of Providence (UOP) in Great Falls, Montana.
Surrounded by coaches and family, Carlsen inked his future to the Argos Track and Field team which await his services.
Carlsen, who throws discuss and shot put for the Tigers, grew a love for the sport later on in his high school career. Originally he wasn’t a huge fan, but his junior year gave him the confidence to be great at the sport which led to his pursuit of competing at the college level.
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While there were a few schools Carlsen was deciding between, UOP was the best fit due to the tight knit community and competition level. Needless to say, it was the perfect match.
For the Argos, Carlsen will throw discuss, potentially shot put as well and try his hand in either the hammer or javelin throws.
During his senior year indoor track and field season, Carlsen said he remembers watching his friends Andrew Skorcz and Charles Fossey compete at a high level which inspired him and left a mark on his desire to finish his high school career strong. One of his goals during his final outdoor season is to set the school record for discuss and hit over 50 feet in shot put.
Carlsen plans to go into criminal justice and come back to Rock Springs to start his career.
“I’m just blessed and thank God for the process he’s put me through,” Carlsen said.