2006 - Finished 12th in the discus (179-3) at the NCAA Outdoor Championships ... Placed fourth in the disc at the West Region Championships with a lifetime-best throw of 190-8 ... Finished 10th in the discus at Pac-10's (172-0) ... Against USC, won the discus competition (186-10) ... Finished third at the RJ/JJK Invite (179-0) and Cal/Nevada Championships (173-10).
2005 - Underwent knee surgery early in the season ... Returned to competition against USC and placed third in the javelin with a lifetime-best (191-3) ... Also had a season-best discus throw of 169-4 at the UCLA Invite.
2003, 2004 - Away on Mormon mission.
2002 - Earned Junior All-American honors with a sixth-place finish in the discus (186-6, 1.75kg) at the USATF Junior National Championships ... Finished 10th at Pac-10 in the discus ... Threw a lifetime-best 185-11 in the discus against Arizona.
High School - Ranked No. 19 on the U.S. prep chart in the discus (188-10) ... Placed seventh at the CA State meet in the discus (172-11) ... Finished third at the CIF Masters Meet with a throw of 175-4 ... Was second at the CIF Div. I Championships with a then-personal best 182-10.
Personal - Born February 25, 1983 in Mesa, AZ ... Son of Russell and Cheryl Rider ... Brother Josh is also a thrower on the track and field team ... Chinese major.
Rider's Best Marks
Discus - 190-8
Javelin - 191-3