Payton Otterdahl

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…

Three Bison Throwers Advance to Nationals in Shotput

Otterdahl, Talley, Thomson, Moton Advance

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – (NDSU Athletics) The North Dakota State men’s track & field team had an impressive showing in the shot put at the NCAA West Preliminary Rounds on Saturday, advancing three throwers to the NCAA Championships in the event.   Senior Payton Otterdahl, freshman Kristoffer Thomsen, and sophomore Alex Talley finished third, fifth and sixth, respectively, to qualify for…

Two More NDSU Throwers Earn NCAA Championships Berth

Payton Otterdahl placed second in the discus and Brendan Artley took 12th in the Javelin

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Payton Otterdahl kept his discus title hopes alive on Friday when he took second in the event at the NCAA Track and Field West Prelim. Otterdahl threw 59.61 meters, finishing behind Dotun Ogundeji by 0.7 meters. Freshman Brendan Artley barely makes the cut for nationals by taking the final spot with his 12th place finish in the…

NDSU Track & Field Features 27 entries at NCAA West Preliminary

Payton Otterdahl leads the way with a No. 2 ranking in the shot put and discus

FARGO, N.D. (NDSU Athletics) – The North Dakota State men’s track & field team has qualified 14 entries for the NCAA West Preliminary Rounds, it was announced Thursday, May 16. A total of 11 Bison men will compete, with three entered in a pair of events. The meet will be held at Hornet Stadium in Sacramento, Calif., on May 23-25….

NDSU’s Otterdahl Recognized as National Field Athlete of the Year

Otterdahl won two titles at the NCAA Indoor Championships over the weekend

FARGO, N.D. — North Dakota State senior thrower Payton Otterdahl and associate head track & field coach Justin St. Clair have earned national athlete and coach of the year honors, the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) announced Tuesday. Otterdahl was named the men’s indoor National Field Athlete of the Year, while St. Clair was recognized…

NDSU’s Otterdahl Wins Second National Title; Sweeping Throwing Events

Otterdahl Claimed the Indoor Title in the Weight Throw

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – (NDSU Athletics) It took North Dakota State University a decade to crown its first individual national champion at the Division I level.   On Saturday, Payton Otterdahl made it two titles in two days.   Otterdahl won the weight throw at the NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships, throwing a career-best 79-01.25 (24.11m) on his final attempt…

Payton Otterdahl Captures NDSU’s First NCAA D-I T&F Championship with Shot Put Win

Otterdahl threw 21.71 meters in the shot put

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (NDSU Athletics) – Payton Otterdahl is a national champion. The Bison senior won the shot put at the NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships on Friday night, becoming the first individual Division I national champion for North Dakota State in any sport. Otterdahl uncorked a huge throw of 71-02.75 (21.71m) on the very first attempt of the competition,…

NDSU’s Otterdahl ‘Not Done’ After Breaking Collegiate Record

Otterdahl set indoor collegiate record in Shot Put

FARGO, N.D. — There is no better thrower in indoor collegiate shot put than NDSU’s Payton Otterdahl. With his toss of 71 feet 6.75 inches, he broke the NCAA indoor record set by Olympians Ryan Crouser and Ryan Whiting by 3 inches. Both he and coach Justin St. Clair knew this record was breakable from the onset of the season. Otterdahl…