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New Year New Season 2022 Let’s Go!

Hey everyone. I hope this New Year has been a good one so far. It is March; two good things have happened in March. March Madness and the start of Outdoor Track and Field. More important to me and most of my fellow javelin throwers, it’s time to get out there and start putting our offseason skills to work. Time to start showing up to meets and let our javelins fly.

So, what’s Curtis been up to? Still living, working, and training in Birmingham, Alabama, with the USA Javelin Project. My training group consists of five professional US javelin throwers: 4 of us living in the same house as one big happy family.   Last winter, we were fortunate enough to go to Finland to train. It was fun, informative, and successful. I think we all took away something from the venture. Personally, there are things I had to work on, and when I put them all together, everyone will be able to see my improvement. I feel stronger and quicker in my approach, and I’ve been working on my left side.         

With a solid off-season of training, I’m confident to make my first World Team. The World Championships occur in Eugene, Oregon (the first time World Championships are on US soil).

So I want to be there and represent on home turf. The 2021 season was such a success. I want to carry the momentum and continue to make America proud.

I would be remiss if I didn’t take this opportunity to remind you that I would not be able to continue my dream without your support. I’m forever grateful, and as I put in the work training every day, I remind myself I’m not alone.

I am still a substitute teacher and coach at Spain Park High school and work with a tree service company; no, I am not climbing any trees. All my efforts are made with two feet on the ground. I’ve been able to support myself, but I’m asking for your continued generosity.

There’s the cost of competing competitively at a high level eat the right, equipment, treatment, travel, housing, transportation, and many other expenses. The USA will cover the World Championships, but I have to make the team first. Until then, please take the time to go to the Merchandise section of the site and find something you like. If you don’t see something you want, continue to look; it changes frequently. If you have any requests, please let us know. There is a new “Events” tab on the site menu. It has my schedule for the 2022 season, so follow me on Instagram and Facebook and follow along the journey of the 2nd year of my professional career. Thank you all for taking every step with me!

Season Ending

2020ne season has concluded and what a way to end it with team USA across my chest in Tokyo.  This was the best season of my career.  I have a lot to look forward to , but for now we will take a break and enjoy the off season.  When I say we I mean all of you who have been supporting me and my team, (family, friends, supporters and well wishers I appreciate everyone of you).  Soon I will be putting the game plan together and those that have been sending so much love and support… get ready for the next chapter of this journey.  Our first stop will be the World Championships Games in Eugene Oregon, July 15,2022.  Thank you all and see you soon.

Back to Eugene

Today is travel day to the 2021 Olympic Trials in Eugene, Oregon. I was fortunate enough to see and compete in the new Hayward Field stadium earlier this year for The Grad Prix meet.

2021 Grad Prix meet in Eugene Oregon

I was able to get back home (Florence, New Jersey) for a great week of training and some needed family time.  If I missed you, I’m sorry… I wasn’t home long.  I’ll be back on the 10th of July

to celebrate with you all. Looking forward to it since 2020 made us change our plans.  I can always feel the love and support when I come back to town.  It’s like pulling into a gas station saying “fill her”.

So here we are back where my international career started at the wise old age of 17.  I threw in the World meet as a senior just graduating from Florence.

First USA Team I ever made

It was my first trip to Hayward Field. I remember throwing in a field where everyone seemed to have coaches to turn to and get  feedback to what they were doing wrong and instructions on how to correct it.  All I had was the usual Mom, Dad and the pride I carry in my heart hearing “Curtis Thompson from Florence, New Jersey” and I was able to make my first USA team.

Things are different now. Well I don’t have Coach April (I really miss those days), but I still feel the love from my Florence family, State family, USA Javelin Project family and you supporting me by reading my ramble as I sit in the airport with a 4 hour layover in Phoenix, ready and excited to get to Oregon today and take care of the next step of the journey this meet. I will compete Saturday (6/19/21) where each athlete is given 3 throws to try and place in the top 12.  If I place top 12 then I get to compete the final day on Monday (6/21/21). So in the meantime, I have covid testing, uniform inspection, Javelin inspection, practice and then I’ll relax and meet up with the rest of USA Javelin Project and eat good food.

2016 Olympic Trials in Eugene Oregon

Together with Love, Support, and Prayer

Blessed and happy are some key words from this past week in Tucson Arizona. Blessed because I was given the opportunity to compete in 2 meets (Tucson Elite Classic on Thursday and USATF Throws Festival on Saturday) – both competitions with a strong field and some great guys. I’m happy because after 2 weeks of working hard in training and changing some small things… the outcome was great. 

Results from USATF Throws Festival


I finished Thursday’s competition in 2nd place with a throw of 77.26m (253’ 5”) and Saturday’s competition in 1st place with a throw of 81.44m (267’ 2”).




In the mist of being out there I was also able to try some great food.






The Gates Pass (Check out the video here)


Thanks to all who’ve helped me through kind words and donations. Because of your love and support, I’m able to continue my quest for Olympic gold. Your kind words fill my heart when I need that motivation on my last lap or that extra rep when I’m lifting weights.  Your donations give me peace of mind when I have to purchase all the stuff that Mississippi use to.  Every meet requires travel and hotel stay.  On average my meets range about $1000.00 depending on which state and how much is airfare.  Once again, thanks to those that have already donated. If you or a friend would like to make donations, it can be done by selecting the “Helping Curtis” tab.  Once again, having the love and support from all my family and friends makes it easier to do what I love.

Now, after such a great week, I am back at it getting ready for the Chula Vista Field Festival in California on Saturday May 29th.

Thank you and much love. 

Curtis Thompson

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Born 2/8/1996  Florence NJ I been competing internationally for 8 years .  Trying to reach my Olympic dreams.  Join my in my quest.

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