Kyle Cotton

Kyle  Cotton


Ridgway, Colo.

High School:
Ridgway Secondary



SOPHOMORE YEAR | 2014-15: Competed in the discus throw during six meets...tossed a career-best 148’2” at the Rock Chalk Classic...recorded highest finish of the season during a runner-up performance at the New Mexico Quadrangular (136’6”)...added top-10 finishes at the Air Force Twilight Open (seventh, 140’10”) and Jerry Quiller Classic (ninth, 144’5”)...did not compete during the indoor season.

FRESHMAN YEAR | 2013-14: Competed in the discus throw during four meets...tossed a career-best distance of 143'4" at the Air Force Twilight Open to finish eighth...posted highest finish of the season at the Air Force Relays (fifth, 135'0")...also competed in the shot put during two indoor meets...posted a career-best distance of 37'0¼" at the Air Force Holiday Open to finish seventh.

HIGH SCHOOL: Ridgway Secondary School...finished third in the discus at the Colorado state championship record holder in that event...also ran on the 4x200-meter and 4x400-meter relay teams that set school records...served as varsity team captain of track and field team...also served as JV captain for cross country...also played on the varsity basketball team...graduated with a 4.2 GPA...class valedictorian.

PERSONAL: Full name is Kyle Nolan Cotton...son of Gary and Toni Cotton...nickname is "Cotton"...has one older sister, Cassie, and one older brother, Casey...majoring in aeronautical engineering...future career plans include becoming a Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) pilot...served as MTE Clerk...hobbies include inventing, drawing, playing pool and ping pong...built a 300-pound torsion catapult to fire off fireworks...parents own a camel...member of Cadet Squadron 14.

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