Quickly: Competed in spring drills after walking onto the team.
Junior College: Attended Utah Valley State College before enrolling at Utah State.
High School: Was an all-region selection... Named his school's male athlete of the year as a senior in 2001... Earned all-state honors in track as he set a school record in the discus (168-03).
Personal: Born Sept. 27, 1983 in Midvale, Utah... Son of Todd and Janet Whittaker... Father was on the ski team at Utah... Has two sisters... Majoring in economics and finance... Enjoys all sports.