JUNIOR (2012): NCAA participant in the pole vault...scored for the Falcons in the pole vault at both conference championship meets...placed fourth at the Mountain West Outdoor Championships with a clearance of 16'5¼"...matched that mark at the NCAA West Preliminary Meet (32nd)...won the Jack Christiansen Invitational with height of 16'10½"...cleared a career-best 16'10¾" to take third at the Front Range Classic...also finished third at the Colorado Invitational (16'7¼")...finished fifth at the MW Indoor Championships with a season-best 16'5¼"...finished third at both the Air Force Team Challenge (16'0¾") and at the Air Force All-Comers Meet (15'7").
SOPHOMORE (2011): Missed the beginning of the season with a broken foot...cleared a season-best indoor pole vault of 16'6¾" to finish fifth at the Air Force Invitational...cleared a season-best 16'2" during the outdoor season to place third at the Jack Christiansen Invitational.
FRESHMAN (2010): Received the team's Newcomer of the Year award...all-conference honoree at the Mountain West Conference Indoor Championships...finished second a the MWC Indoor Championships with a clearance of 17'4½"...moved into fourth on the program's all-time list with that clearance...NCAA Provisional Qualifier...became the ninth vaulter in Academy history to clear the 17-foot bar with a height of 17'0¾" at the Air Force Invitational...cleared 16'8¾" to finish second at the Pole Vault Summit...posted a season-best outdoor clearance 16'4¾" at the MWC Championships... placed third at the Military Championships with a clearance of 16'0¾"...also finished third at the Mason Spring Open with a height of 15'11".
HIGH SCHOOL: Smoky Hill High School...2009 Nike Indoor National Champion...two-time Colorado 5A state champion (2008, 2009)...three-time Centennial League champion...finished second at the Great Southwest Invitational...ranked sixth on the 2009 World Junior (under-19) list with a season-best vault of 17'4¾"...USA Today and Track and Field News All-America selection...named the Prep Athlete of the Week by the Denver Post...all-league safety in football...served as team captain for two years.
PERSONAL: Son of Mark and Susan Cooper...nicknames are "MEAT", "Meaticus" and "Sir Meaticus, Head Knight of the Meat Table"...has one older brother, Kirk, and one younger sister, Drew...majoring in behavioral science...unsure of future career plans, but "I just want to get my boots dirty"...hobbies include "dancing like no one is watching" and being loud...also spent time with friends...grandfather Don Cooper is a member of the Drake Relays Hall of Fame and set the 1951 collegiate pole vault record while at Nebraska...member of Cadet Squadron 14.