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Competed: 2015-18

Graduated: 2018

Major: Psychology

Birthdate: 1/4/1995


USC CAREER
  • 2018 NCAA Championships…15th in the shot put to earn second-team All-America honors
     

  • 2018 Pac-12 Championships…4th in the shot put, 6th in the discus throw
     

  • 2017 NCAA Championships…6th in the shot put with a mark of 64-1 to earn first-team All-America honors
     

  • 2017 Pac-12 Championships…2nd I the shot put
     

  • 2016 NCAA Championships…12th in the shot put to earn second-team All-America honors
     

  • 2016 Pac-12 Championships…4th in the shot put, 16th in the discus throw
     

  • 2015 NCAA Championships….8th in the shot put with a mark of 64-1…that mark set the USC freshman record and he became the first Trojan freshman shot put first-team All-American
     

  • 2015 Pac-12 Championships…3rd in the shot put, 8th in the discus throw
     

  • Began his collegiate career at Florida for the 2013-14 school year, but did not compete
     

USA/ITALY CAREER
  • Ponzio has a personal best of 71-3.25 (21.72m) in the shot put set on July 24, 2020
     

  • Ponzio gained Italian citizenship on June 15 as his great-grandfather emigrated from Sicily to the United States
     

  • 2021 Italy Athletics Championships…Won the title with a best mark of 68-2.25 (20.58m) which he had in the third round.
     

  • 2020 USA Indoor Championships…2nd in the shot put
     

  • 2019 USATF San Diego Association Championships…1st in the shot put
     

  • 2014 USA Juniors…10th in the shot put
     

  • 2013 USA Juniors…no mark/fouls
     

PROFESSIONAL CAREER
  • 2021 shot put wins at the Bryan Clay Invitational (Calif.), High Performance Meet (Calif.) Stars and Stripes Classic (Ga.)
     

  • 2020 Diamond League (Rome)…1st in the shot put
     

  • 2020 shot put wins at Mesa Indoor & Multis (Ariz.), AZDT Throws Series (Ariz.), Throws U 2020 Meet (Pa.), Iron Wood Throws Center Invitational (Id.), Pennsylvania Powerfest (Pa.), Desert High Performance (Ariz.), Golden Gala Pietro Mennea (Italy)
     

  • 2019 shot put wins at Summer Nights T&F (Calif.), Desert High Performance Invitational (Ariz.), Sithonia Throwing Meeting (Greece)
     

PERSONAL:
  • Parents are Jeff and Jamie Ponzio…Nick is from Temecula, Calif.
     

  • Ponzio gained Italian citizenship on June 15 as his great-grandfather emigrated from Sicily to the United States