Clinic Staff (Past & Present)

wilkins_discus_throwerMac Wilkins: Discus

Former Discus World Record Holder,
1976 Olympic Gold Medalist, 1984 silver medalist.



 Carl Brown: Discus

Height: 6-4
Weight: 255
PR: 66.66m/218-8 (2003)

Career Highlights:
2003 USA champion; 9th at 2003 World Championships; 1994 & 1995 NAIA champion;
1995 NAIA runner-up in shot put.

Jarred Rome Olympian Throws clinic- Sponsored by Arete Strength

Jarred Rome: Discus/Shot Put 

Height: 6-4
PRs: DT – 68.44m/224-6 (2008); SP – 20.40m/66-11.25 (2006)

Ian Waltz Olympian Throws clinic- Sponsored by Arete StrengthIan Waltz: Shot Put/Discus

Height: Weight: 265

PR: DT -68.91m/226-1 (2006); SP – 20.10m/65-11.5 (2002)

Jason Tunks Throws clinic- Sponsored by Arete Strength

Jason Tunks: Discus

6’7″ 270 lbs PR 222’8″
Atlanta 1996 – 33rd – 55.84m (183.20ft)
Sydney 2000 – 6th – 65.80m (215.88ft)
Athens 2004 – 15th – 61.21m (200.82ft)
IAAF World Championships in Athletics
1997 World Championships in Athletics at Athens – 9th – 62.30m (204.40ft)
1999 World Championships in Athletics at Seville – 20th – 60.20m (197.51ft)
2001 World Championships in Athletics at Edmonton – 9th – 63.79m (209.28ft)
2003 World Championships in Athletics at Paris – 11th – 62.21m (204.10ft)
2005 World Championships in Athletics at Helsinki – 8th – 63.77m (209.22ft)
Commonwealth Games
1998 Commonwealth Games at Kuala Lumpur – 3rd – 62.22m (204.13ft)
2002 Commonwealth Games at Manchester – 2nd – 62.61m (205.41ft)
2006 Commonwealth Games at Melbourne – 2nd – 63.07m (206.92ft)
Pan American Games
1999 Pan American Games at Winnipeg – 3rd – 61.75m (202.59ft)
2003 Pan American Games at Santo Domingo – 1st – 63.70m (208.99ft)
World Cup in Athletics
2002 World Cup at Madrid – 5th – 62.89m (206.33ft)
Goodwill Games
1998 Goodwill Games at Uniondale, New York – 4th – 62.53m (205.15ft)
2001 Goodwill Games at Brisbane – 7th – 61.70m (202.43ft)

Lieja Tunks Olympian Throws clinic- Sponsored by Arete StrengthLieja Tunks: Shot Put/Discus


Career Highlights

2000  –   Olympic Games         Sydney, Australia     9th
2001   –  World Championships     Edmonton, Canada     12th
2002   –  European Indoor Champs     Vienna, Austria     3rd
European Championships     Munich, Germany     10th
2003  –   World Championships     Paris, France     10th
2004  –   Olympic Games        Olympia, Greece     11th
World Athletics Final     Monte Carlo, Monaco 3rd
2005   –  European Indoor Champs     Madrid, Spain     5th
World Championships     Helsinki, Finland     11th

Suzy Powell Roos Olympian Throws clinic- Sponsored by Arete Strength


PR: 67.67m/222-0AR (2007)


Katelyn Ciarelli

Throws Coach UC Irvine

Tony’s Daughter has followed in the family foot steps. Katelyn Ciarelli was named an assistant coach for men’s and women’s track and field at UC Irvine in August 2010.
Ciarelli, who was a volunteer assistant with the UCI program in 2009-10, works primarily with the throwers.
She was a two-time Big West Conference champion in the discus at Long Beach State, winning league titles in 2006 (154-5) and 2008 (163-6). She placed fifth in the discus at the 2008 NCAA West Regional and competed at the NCAA Championships that year.
After graduating from Long Beach State, Ciarelli served one season (2008-09) as assistant throws coach at Concordia University in Portland, Ore., where she worked alongside Mac Wilkins, the 1976 Olympic gold medalist in the discus and 1984 silver medalist.
Ciarelli, who earned her master’s in coaching and athletic administration from Concordia University, Irvine, in 2010, also has served as coach/instructor at several camps and clinics.


Becky Breisch Olympian Throws clinic- Sponsored by Arete Strength


Becky Briesch : Discus


PRs: DT – 67.37/221-0 (2007); SP – 18.46m/60-6.75 (2006)

Career Highlights: 2005 USA Outdoor champion; 2007 USA Outdoor runner-up; 2004 NCAA DT champion; 2003
NCAA Outdoor SP champion; Eight-time NCAA All-American

Nick Pettruci Olympian Throws clinic- Sponsored by Arete Strength

Nick Petrucci:Discus

6’5″ 270 lbs PR 217’8″
2003 World Team Member

Stephanie Ciarelli Olympian Throws clinic- Sponsored by Arete StrengthStephanie Ciarelli: Weightlifting

1st female regional USAW Weightlifting coach, she was the Head Strength Coach for HBHS Athletics for the 9 years.
She has been at Newport Harbor High School since 2005. She was the meet Director for the 2002 US Junior National Weightlifting Championships. In 2007 she was named Womens Head coach for the Junior World Championship Team. Stephanie has also had many National Champions over the years.

Maryn Ciarelli Olympian Throws clinic- Sponsored by Arete StrengthMaryn Ciarelli: Weightlifting

PR’s Sn=80kg C+J=100kg
Maryn has been lifting for 15 years and has accomplished many things. 2006 All-American, 2006 National Collegiate Champion, 2005 World Team Champion, 2004 Olympic Trials Qualifier, 3 Time World University Team Member, 2001 Jr. Pan Am Champion

Scott Semar: Throws Coach

Scott is one of the premier High School Coaches in the US. He has coached several High School All-Americans, and CA State Champions. In 2002 he coached Rachael Varner who won the CA state title in Shot Put (48′) and had the #2 best high school discus man in the country and 19th overall best US discus performance (178’0″).

Joe Bailey: Shot Put

Stength & Conditioning Coach for the 2000 & 2004 US Olympic Water Polo Team
6’3″ 315 lbs PR-63′
4-Time NCAA All-American- UCLA
US Olympic Water-Polo Strength & Conditioning Coach

Paul Fleschler: Weightlifting

Paul is the Men’s Resident Weightlifting Coach for USA Weightlifting. His main responsibility is preparing the Men’s Resident weightlifting athletes at the Olympic Training Center for all domestic and international competitions. The year 2006 marks Paul’s 25th year being involved with USA Weightlifting as an athlete, coach and administrator. Paul is a certified U.S. International Coach and a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS). Before moving to Colorado in the summer of 2001, Paul served as the Head Strength Coordinator for Indiana University Basketball. In addition to working with Coach Bob Knight’s basketball team, Paul assisted with 22 other varsity sports at IU. As an athlete, Paul’s greatest honor was representing the United States at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics. Unable to attend this year

Wes Barnett Olympian Throws clinic- Sponsored by Arete Strength

Wes Barnett: Weightlifting

Wes is the Executive Director for USA Weightlifting. He oversees the full-time staff located at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo. He also serves as liaison with the USOC and oversees national competitions and team selections. Barnett was a member of the 1992 and 1996 U.S. Olympic Teams, finishing 15th and sixth respectively. He was also a 92-95, 97 & 99 National Champion. He won silver (clean and jerk) and bronze (overall) medals at the 1997 World Championships. To this day, Barnett holds the American record in the clean and jerk in the 108kg class with a lift of 484 pounds and holds the record as well in total weight at 869 pounds. Barnett holds a degree in Media Management/Broadcasting from the University of Colorado- Colorado Springs. Barnett and his wife, Carol Lyn, have one son, Michael. Unable to attend this year

Shot Put and Discus Clinic Details & Information

Shot Put Discus Clinic Information

Sign Up Now For The Nation’s Top Shot Put and Discus Clinic

Add up to 20 feet to your Discus and 5+ feet to your Shot (THIS SEASON)… Don’t miss out!

Tony Ciarelli Olympian Throws Clinic provides technique-specific training from elite level throws coaches and world/ Olympian throwers who have instructed and competed at the highest levels of the sport.

Our shot put and discus clinic combines elite elite level throws coaching with physical and mental conditioning for all-around development. Participating throwers receive detailed break down throws technique and drills that make lasting improvements.

All shot putters, discus throwers, and throws coaches attending the clinic will improve their understanding of  how to apply effective throwing drills to greatly improve technique, balance, movement, concentration, confidence, and most importantly…. throw farther!

Saturday, February 10th, 2018

On-site registration is welcome.

shot put discus clinic orange county caWHERE:
GoldenWest College
15744 Goldenwest St, Huntington Beach, CA 92647
Parking lot is off of Gothard St and Center Ave.

Camp will be held on the track, located on the north side of parking lot
Click for Directions

Time of shot put and discus clinicCLINIC HOURS:
CHECK-in Begins at 9:00 a.m.
Clinic Begins promptly at 9:30 a.m. and lasts until 4:00 p.m.

Lunch for shot put and discus clinic infoMEALS:

Bring lunch or lunch money. We will have a 1 hour lunch break. There are eateries within 1 block of the High School.

implements for shot put discus clinicSHOES & IMPLEMENTS:

Throwing shoes are recommended for participants (throws coach too). You may bring implements.

***Implements will be available for purchase by clinic sponsors.****


Athletes Only $90

Throws Coaches $70

 Clinic Includes:

  • 6 hours of Instruction From The Worlds Best throwers & coaches,
  • Free Olympian Throws T-Shirt,


Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover


Cash, Check & Charge Accepted On Site
If paying by check, make checks payable to Arete Throws Nation

NOTE: Credit Cards will be processed by Arete Nation Athletics, LLC and this name will appear on your billing statement. Sorry no Refunds. Failure to show for the clinic will result in forfeiture of registration fee.

shot put discus hotel accomidationsOUT OF TOWN Athletes & Coaches:

Hotels closest to the high school are located near John Wayne Airport in Santa Ana. Google hotels in Newport Beach, Santa Ana (near the airport), and Irvine for listings. Laguna Beach is about 15 minutes south on coast highway away for a true taste southern cal experience.