2006 - Had season-ending hip surgery early in the outdoor season and was forced to redshirt.
2005 - Threw a lifetime-best 177-5 in the discus ... Placed 23rd in the discus at the West Region Championships (162-1) ... Finished fourth in the discus (164-2) at the UCLA/USC Dual Meet.
High School - Pepsi Athlete of the Year in 2000 ... Set school records of 184-0 (discus) and 52-0 (shot put) ... Earned Sunbelt area and All-league honors in 1999 and 2000 ... Threw prep bests of 184-0 (discus) and 52-0 (shot put).
Personal - Born December 3, 1981 in Provo, UT ... Son of Russell and Cheryl Rider ... Brother Jason is also a member of the Bruins Track & Field team ... Political Science major.
Rider's Best Marks
CLick for Bruin Video