|High School:||Amador Valley HS|
2015: Made his indoor debut at the New Mexico Team Invite in Albuquerque on 1/31 with a third place finish in the weight throw (61-3.00), which was a new PR ... Finished sixth at the MPSF Championships with a mark of 61-2.00 ... Made his outdoor season debut at the California Outdoor Opener on 3/7 in Berkeley with a win in the hammer (200-8) ... Placed second in the hammer at the Tri Meet against Michigan and Virginia with a throw of 209-2 ... Won the hammer at the Big Meet with a mark of 204-1 ... Set a new PR in the hammer with a throw of 211-9 at the Brutus Hamilton, finishing second ... Placed fourth at the Pac-12 Championships with a throw of 203-8 in Los Angeles.
2014: Made his indoor season debut on 1/24 at the Cherry & Silver Invitational with a sixth place finish in the weight throw (59-7.50) ... Set a new PR in the weight throw on 2/28 at the MPSF Championships in Seattle with a mark of 60-4.50 ... Made his outdoor season debut on 3/8 at the California Outdoor Opener with a win in the hammer throw, posting a mark of 205-1 ... Placed second at the Hornet Invitational on 3/22 with a throw of 203-9 ... Finished third at the Tri-Meet with Virginia and Michigan on 4/5 in the hammer with a mark of 203-3 and placed fifth in the shot put with a throw of 44-8.00 ... Set a then-PR in the hammer at the Big Meet on 4/12 with a first place throw of 209-1 ... Placed sixth at the Mt. Sac Relays on 4/18 with a throw of 205-1 in the hammer ... Finished fourth at the Payton Jordan Invitational on 5/4 with a mark of 203-2 ... Set a new PR in the hammer at the Pac-12 Championships with a throw of 210-4, placing him fifth ... Finished 19th at the NCAA West Prelims in the hammer with a mark of 196-8.
2013: Made his indoor season debut at the Cherry & Silver Invitational on 1/18 by placing seventh in the weight throw with a mark of 56-5.25 (17.20m) … Posted a mark of 56-8.00 in the weight throw (17.27m) at the UW Invitational on 1/26 … Finished eighth in the weight throw with a toss of 57-2.75 (17.44m) at the Husky Classic on 2/8 … Set a new PR in the weight throw at the MPSF Championships on 2/22 with a throw of 57-11.00 (17.65m) … Made his outdoor season debut on 3/23 at the Johnny Mathis Invitational in the hammer with a mark of 181-5 (55.29m), which earned him third place … Set a season best in the hammer throw with a toss of 191-3 (59.82) at the Stanford Invitational on 3/30 … Won the hammer throw on 4/6 at the Tri-Meet between Michigan and Virginia with a throw of 200-6 (61.11m) … Won the hammer event for the second consecutive meet, posting a mark of 193-11 (59.10m) at the Big Meet on 4/20 … Threw the hammer 200-6 (61.11m) at the Brutus Hamilton Open on 4/26 … Placed third in the hammer with a toss of 197-6 (60.42m) on 4/28 at the Jordan Payton Invitational … Placed tenth at the Pac-12 Championships in Los Angeles on 5/12 with a mark of 193-8 (59.02m) in the hammer throw … Finished 30th in the NCAA West Qualifier on 5/25 in the hammer with a mark of 189—8 (57.82m).
2012: Qualified for the NCAA Championships in the hammer, where he placed 21st with a throw of 196-6 ... PR effort of 206-3 came at the NCAA West Preliminary meet in Austin, Texas (8th) ... Mark puts him No. 5 on Cal's all-time performer list in the hammer ... Finished eighth in the hammer at the Pac-12 meet (185-11) ... Won the Big Meet (193-5) ... Indoors, had bests of 56-1.75 in the weight throw and 49-2.50 in the shot put.
High School: Competed at the state meet in the shot put ... Best effort of his senior year was 56-6.50 at the Arcadia Invitational ... Also has a PR of 164-6 in the discus, a 15-foot improvement from his junior year ... Also played football at Amador Valley.
Personal: Born March 13, 1992 ... Parents are Tony and Jennifer Esparza ... Father graduated from Cal ... Was an Eagle Scout ... Brother Matt is also a thrower on the Track & Field team ... American studies major.
Best Career Marks Event Mark Date Shot Put 49-2.50 (15.00m)i Feb. 25, 2012 Hammer 210-4 (64.11m) May 17, 2014 Weight Throw 61-3.00 (18.67m)i Jan. 31, 2015