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Ridge Dowe

  • position Throws
  • class Senior
  • Hometown Bluffton, S.C.
  • High school May River HS
  • position Throws
  • class Senior
  • Hometown Bluffton, S.C.
  • High school May River HS

Ridge Dowe Bio

Career Honors and Recognition
2x SEC Academic Honor Roll (2023, 2022)

Season and Career Results
2024
Indoor
Threw the weight throw in six meets during the indoor campaign … Recorded his first collegiate win at the Carolina Challenge when he tossed the weight 16.58m (54-4.75) … Cleared the 17.00m mark for the first time in his career at the Tiger Paw Invite, throwing a new personal best distance of 17.27m (56-8) … Finished runner-up at the USC Indoor Open after throwing 17.07m (56-0) … Finished 15th at the SEC Indoor Championship, tossing his third longest throw of the season at 16.89m (55-5).

Outdoor
Competed in eight meets during the outdoor season, throwing the hammer throw in each appearance … Competed in the SEC Outdoor Championship and finished 14th after throwing 52.31m (171-7) … Put together five Top-5 finishes on the season, including winning the Gamecock Invitational after throwing 52.27m (171-6) … His best throw of the season was a distance of 53.44m (175-4), good enough for a fifth place finish at the USC Outdoor Open.

2023

Indoor

Competed in four meets during the indoor season, all in the weight throw … Made his Gamecock debut at the Gamecock Opener, placing second in the weight throw following a distance of 16.38m (53-9) … Posted his indoor personal record at the Carolina Challenge the following week, throwing 16.50m (54-1.75) to finish seventh.

Outdoor

Appeared in four outdoor meets, throwing the hammer … Made his outdoor Gamecock debut at the Weems Baskin Relays when he placed fifth after throwing 52.60m (172-7) … Recorded his personal best in the hammer throw at the SEC Championship where he finished 17th overall with a distance of 53.78m (176-5).

2022

Indoor

Did not compete.

Outdoor

Did not compete.

2021
Indoor

Did not compete.

Outdoor

Did not compete.

Pre-South Carolina
High School

Helped his school win a state title his senior year … Was named the MVP for his team his senior year … Was the runner-up in the discus in 2019 at the state championships … Won the ICE Award in 2019 … Won a GPA Award in 2018 … Was a four-year letterman in track and field and football … Was on the Honor Roll in all four years of high school … Was a member of his school’s National Honor Society and Beta Club.

Personal

Is majoring in Exercise Science and hopes to go to Med school … His father Adam was a football player at Emory and Henry … His mother Liz was a college golfer at the College of Charleston … Has a younger sister Macey … Was born to his parents Adam and Liz on Dec. 10, 2001.

Personal Records

Indoor

WT 17.27m/56-8 (2/9/24)

Outdoor

HT 53.78m/176-5 (5/11/23)