Joseph Mattson
Joseph Mattson
Year: JR
Hometown: Newport, R.I.
High School: Rogers
Events: Throws
Major: Mechanical Engineering

Personal Bests

  • Indoor
    • Weight Throw: 15.80m (2016-17 at Sorlien Invitational)
  • Outdoor
    • Hammer: 57.22m (2016-17 at Black & Gold Invitational)

Career Honors & Awards

  • 2017 Outdoor A-10 Runner Up (Hammer)
  • 2016 Outdoor A-10 Runner Up (Hammer)

2016-17

  • Outdoor:
    • Second in the hammer (57.22m) at the Black & Gold Invitational.
    • Second in the hammer (53.20m) at the UNH Meet.
    • Fourth in the hammer (54.74m) at the Northeast Challenge.
    • Twelfth in the hammer (55.75m) at the Larry Ellis Invitational.
    • Eighteenth in the hammer (52.94m) at the Penn Relays.
    • Second in the hammer (56.02m) at the Atlantic 10 Championship.
    • Fourth in the hammer (57.01m) at the New England Championship.
  • Indoor:
    • Tenth in the weight throw (15.50m) at the Beantown Challenge.
    • Sixth in the weight throw (15.80m) at the Sorlien Invitational.
    • Twentieth in the weight throw (14.61m) at the Terrier Classic.
    • Eleventh in the weight throw (15.23m) at the Coaches Tribute Meet.
    • Thirty-third in the weight throw (14.98m) at the David Hemery Invitational.
    • Nineteenth in weight throw (15.46m) at the New England Championship.

2015-16

  • Outdoor:
    • Second in the hammer throw (52.02m) at the Atlantic 10 Championship.
    • Finished fifth in the hammer throw (51.89m) at the Brown Open.
    • Finished second in the hammer throw (52.49m) at the Holy Cross Men's Meet.
    • Won the hammer throw (53.91m) at the Bryant Invitational.

High School

  • Lettered in indoor and outdoor track at Rogers High School.
  • Captained his track team as a senior.
  • Won the Class C championship in the hammer in 2012, 2013, and 2014.
  • Was named a RI Interscholastic League Burger King Student-Athlete of the Month.
  • Set the Newport County hammer record (57.99m).
  • Member of the National Honor Society.

Personal

  • Born June 28, 1996.
  • Son of Belinda and Ronald Mattson.
  • Has one brother, Ronald, who graduated from URI in 2011.
  • Enjoys weight lifting.
  • Lists Yurly Sedylch as his favorite athlete and the Boston Red Sox as his favorite sports team.
  • Majoring in mechanical engineering with plans to work for a military defense company.