Payton Otterdahl

NDSU Track & Field Coach Keller Reacts to Alum Otterdahl Competing at the Olympics

Ottedahl finished 10th in the Shot put at the Tokyo Olympics

FARGO, N.D. — Former North Dakota State thrower Payton Otterdahl’s first Olympics came to an end Wednesday night finishing 10th in the shotput. While it didn’t result on the podium with a medal the accomplishment goes far beyond the placement. Otterdahl was the first athlete of seven from the NDSU program who competed in the summer games to make it …

NDSU alum Payton Otterdahl finishes 10th in Olympics shot put

Payton Otterdahl places 10th in the Olympic shot put final. A tremendous accomplishment for a legendary Bison. — NDSU Track & Field (@NDSUTrackField) August 5, 2021 TOKYO (KVRR) – Minnesota native and former Bison track and field athlete Payton Otterdahl finishes his first Olympics in 10th place in the shot put with a throw of 66 feet 26 inches….

Former Bison Otterdahl Advances to Olympic Shot Put Final

Final is Wednesday night at 9 P.M.

TOYKO (NDSU Athletics) Former North Dakota State NCAA champion Payton Otterdahl advanced to the shot put final at the Tokyo Olympic Games on Tuesday. Otterdahl threw 68-7 (20.90m) on his last attempt of the qualifying round, which ultimately earned him the 12th and final spot in the event final. The shot put final will be held at 9 p.m. CT on…

Former Bison Otterdahl Ready to Carry Out Olympic Dream

Competes in the shot put at the Tokyo games August 2-5

Video Courtesy: NBC Sports/Olympics FARGO, N.D. — There have been seven former North Dakota State athletes to compete in the Olympics and only one has come from the men’s track and field team. After a year long postponement, Payton Otterdahl carries out that honor in Tokyo. “I think it’s finally settled in. It took a couple weeks but were finally,…

Payton Otterdahl On Making Olympic Team: “I’m Almost In Disbelief Still”

The former Bison finished third in the shot put trials, qualifying him for the games in summer games in Tokyo

FARGO, ND (KVRR) – Payton Otterdahl finished third in the shot put at the track and field qualifiers, just good enough to secure a spot on the US team. The 2x national champion did it in historic fashion, registering a personal best throw of 71-11 (21.92 meters), beating 2016 Olympian Darrel Hill by an inch. That mark is also good…

Former NDSU Thrower Otterdahl Going to Tokyo Olympics

Finished top three in the shotput at Olympic Trials

EUGENE, Ore. — Hopefully Payton Otterdahl has a valid passport because he’s heading to Tokyo for the Olympics. The North Dakota State alum makes Team USA for shot put with a third place finish at the Trials  in Eugene with a personal best throw of 71 feet 11 inches. 2016 Rio Olympics Gold Medalist Ryan Crouser took the U.S. Title…

Pressure Off for NDSU Track & Field Alum Otterdahl heading into Olympic Trials

Throws in the shotput event on Friday

EUGENE, Ore. — After a year long wait North Dakota State track and field alum, Payton Otterdahl, gets an opportunity to shine on the national stage. The 2019 NCAA indoor champion looks to represent Team USA at the Tokyo Olympics throwing shotput at the Olympic Trials on Friday. The extra time to train has made Otterdahl more consistent and stronger….

2020 Olympics Postponement Hits Close to Home

Former NDSU and current professional Thrower Payton Otterdahl speaks on Tokyo Games Cancellation

FARGO, N.D. — With the official announcement of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games being postponed due to Coronavirus until 2021, the news impacts the whole world and close to home with former NDSU Thrower Payton Otterdahl, looking to qualify for the games during the Olympic Trails in June. KVRR’s Nick Couzin talked with Otterdahl about how the decision changes his…

NDSU’s Otterdahl Finishes Runner-Up in Discus at NCAA Championships

Otterdahl lost to Texas Tech's Eric Kicinski by two inches

AUSTIN, Texas — NDSU thrower Payton Otterdahl won the first Division-I individual track and field titles as part of the indoor season in March. He came two inches short of earning an outdoor title in the discuss, finishing runner-up to Texas Tech’s Eric Kicinski. Otterdahl’s best toss came in at 62.48 meters, while Kicinski threw 62.53. Categories: College, KVRR Sports Extra,…

NDSU T&F Looking to Otterdahl for Leadership ahead of NCAA Championships

Payton Otterdahl won two indoor titles earlier this year

Less than a week out from the NCAA Track and Field Championships in Austin, Texas, North Dakota State has seven student-athletes competing, three of them in multiple events. All but one of those is a throwing event, prompting throws coach Justin St. Clair to be named the Midwest Region’s Men’s Assistant Coach of the Year. This is the sixth regional honor…