Calvin Berstler

Calvin  Berstler

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Cheney, Wash.

High School:
Cheney

Height:
6-4

Event:
Decathlon | 110m Hurdles

07/18/2017

Falcons place record 41 student-athletes on MW Scholar Athlete team

The 41 student-athletes are the most ever in Mountain West sponsored sports only

07/17/2017

75 cadet-athletes earn Mountain West all-academic honors

The 75 honorees is the third most since the Falcons joined the MW in 1999-2000


Personal-Best Marks – Heptathlon: 4910 | Decathlon: 6617 | 110m Hurdles: 15.14 | High Jump: 6’6¾”

JUNIOR YEAR | 2016-17: Improved standing on the program’s all-time lists for the heptathlon and decathlon...all-conference honoree...recorded the fourth-best heptathlon total in Academy history at the Mountain West Indoor Championships, tallying 5313 points to finish fourth...tallied career-best marks in the 60-meter dash (7.12), 1000-meter run (2:46.42) and high jump (6’6¾”)...ranked second on the team with that high jump clearance...also posted a season-best distance of 21’5¼” in the long jump at that meet...scored for the Falcons in the open high jump at the conference meet (eighth, 6’4¾”)...finished third in the heptathlon at the Air Force Invitational (5045)...tallied a career-best distance of 38’11¼” in the shot put and won the 60-meter hurdles (8.45) at that meet...clocked a career-best time of 8.43 in the hurdles at the Adams State Qualifier...registered an indoor-best clearance of 15’0” in the pole vault at the Air Force Collegiate Open...earned all-conference honors in the decathlon at the MW Outdoor Championships after finishing third with a career-best total of 6709 points...that is the ninth-highest score in Academy history...posted a career-best javelin throw of 148’5” at that meet...also notched season-high marks in the long jump (21’2”) and shot put (37’8”) at the conference meet...finished third in the decathlon at the California Invitational (6676)...accounted for career-best marks in the 400-meter dash (50.18) and discus throw (111’4”) at that meet, as well as season-best marks in the 100-meter dash (11.24) and 1500-meter dash (4:45.53)...ran a career-best 15.14 to finish third in the 110-meter hurdles at the Jerry Quiller Classic...posted a personal-best pole vault clearance of 15’1¾” at the Air Force Twilight Open...cleared a career-best high jump of 6’5¾” at the Johnson/Joyner Kersee Invitational...academic all-conference selection...MW Scholar-Athlete...named to the USTFCCCA All-Academic Team.

SOPHOMORE YEAR | 2015-16: Impacted the Academy record book in both the heptathlon and decathlon...registered the ninth-best heptathlon total in program history (4,910 points) during a seventh-place performance at the Mountain West Indoor Championships...finished second in the heptathlon high jump with a career-best 6’4” at that meet...also registered personal-best marks in the 1000-meter run (2:51.16) and 60-meter hurdles (8.69) at the conference championships...tallied a (then) career-high 4,811 points to place third at the Air Force Invitational...earned top-three event finishes in the long jump (second, career-best 21’9”), 60-meter dash (third, 7.23) and 1000-meter run (third, 2:56.73) during that heptathlon performance...long jump distance was ranked third on the team in 2016...tallied career-best marks in the pole vault (13’11¼”) and shot put (38’6¼”) at the Rocky Mountain Classic...also competed in the 55-meter hurdles at that meet, finishing in a time of 8.10...clocked a career-best 7.19 in the 60-meter dash at the New Mexico Team Invitational...recorded the 10th-highest decathlon total in Academy history (6,617 points) at the California Invitational...finished third out of 16 competitors to mark the best Air Force decathlon finish in five years...earned top-three event finishes in the 100-meter (career-best 11.22) and 400-meter (career-best 50.58) events...also recorded personal-best marks in the 1500-meter run (4:43.67), high jump (6’3½”), long jump (21’0”), shot put (37’8½”), discus throw (107’0”) and javelin throw (144’3”) at that meet...recorded a 15.40 in the 110-meter hurdles at the Michael Johnson Invitational...that was the third-fastest time on the team in 2016...clocked a wind-aided time of 15.19 in that event at the Colorado Invitational...also matched career-high clearance of 13’11¼” in pole vault at that meet...academic all-conference selection...MW Scholar-Athlete.

FRESHMAN YEAR | 2014-15: Competed in three outdoor meets before undergoing knee surgery...posted a career-best high jump clearance of 6’0” at the Jack Christiansen Invitational...recorded a personal-best long jump mark of 21’4” at the New Mexico Quadrangular...also earned a top-three finish in the high jump (5’7¾”) at that meet...did not compete during the indoor season...academic all-conference selection.

HIGH SCHOOL: Cheney High School...two-year letterwinner in track and field...finished sixth in both the 300-meter hurdles at the Washington state championship meet during first season of competitive track...earned first-team all-conference honors as a hurdler...received the team’s Top Track Athlete award...earned Scholar-Athlete honors...lettered two years in football...earned first-team all-conference honors as a linebacker...also received second-team all-conference status as a running back...named Scholar-Athlete...also earned two varsity letters in basketball...member of the National Honor Society...served as ASB Vice-President...graduated #10 in class.

PERSONAL: Son of Mark and Dawn Berstler...has three older siblings (two brothers, one sister)...majoring in biochemistry...future plans include attending graduate school and pilot training...served as Operations NCO during the 2016-17 academic year...hobbies include hiking, camping, cliff jumping, basketball and hanging out with family, girlfriend, friends and dog (Liko)...would like to add “I had troubles with injury (as a sophomore), so my main goal is to listen to my body and focus on the quality of practice, instead of quantity. I want all of the combined event athletes to finish the season injury-free and perform to their potentials. Confidence and perseverance is key to a great season”...member of Cadet Squadron 11.

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