Friday, August 9, 2013

Worlds in Moscow

I am here in Moscow and compete tomorrow. I am in the first flight at 5:05 which is 9:05 AM eastern time. I believe live stats should be online on or even a web stream of it.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

July 18th Meet

In order to get ready for the World Championships in Moscow, Russia, I am hosting a throwing meet on July 18, 2013 at Ferguson Field at Ashland University. The meet will start at 1 PM starting with the men's hammer then on a rolling schedule with women's hammer, men's shot, women's shot, men's discus, and then finally women's discus. There will be a $20 entry fee and this will allow you to compete in every event if you would like. This is a USATF sanctioned meet and weigh-ins will start at 12:15. Come and enjoy a fun competition at Ashland University and please email me at for entering in the meet, you will also be able to walk up the day of. If you are a junior athlete please email me your age and what size implement you will be throwing.

A.G. Kruger

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Helping at Jud Logan's Track Camp

I helped Jud at another one of his camps this summer as an Instructor. As usual, the campers enjoy watching an elite thrower compete... Or practice. So I delayed my practice until later in the day so the campers could watch. Every year they enjoy it!

Jud, who is always a classic emcee explains what is going on...

I know you can't see that well here, but this shows how the over 200 campers are dispersed to watch. Some are on the shaded hill, and others are sitting in the sun on the bleachers.

And we are about to begin!

Jud is directing the campers in a chant, "USA! USA! USA!"

Thanks, Jud, for a great time!

Friday, June 28, 2013

Speed Clinics in July

Ashland’s Kruger To Host Speed Clinics


Ashland University strength and conditioning coach A.G. Kruger is hosting a series of speed clinics at Ashland University’s Schar Athletic Complex. Kruger, a three-time Olympian, will be instructing participants on basic running techniques and form. He will also present drills to improve speed and quickness.

The clinics will be held on July 3, 10, 24 and 31 from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Registration each day will take place in the lobby of the Troop Center. Cost is $20 per session per participant. These clinics are open to athletes from any sport and coaches and parents are welcome to stay and observe the clinics. In case of inclement weather, the clinics will be moved indoors to Conard Field House, which is located on the AU campus.

Questions can be directed to Kruger at 419-289-5936 or


Ashland University

Campus map

Press Release


Pictures from USA Outdoors

These are pictures that my wife took at the meet-

It was a sunny, hot day- 90-some degrees outside, 70% humidity, full sun at 5pm.

My son watching some practice throws...

Introductions. It was sunny... I was trying to keep the sun out of my eyes. 

Flight 2 is about to begin.

But after all the athletes were done competing and had left the field, and all the spectators left to go watch other events, my son just wanted to stand and watch things from afar for a moment. 

Thursday, June 27, 2013

News Release: USA Outdoor Championships

I know I haven't written about USA Outdoors yet, I will, but until then HERE is a news release from AU.
And here is Geo and I playing in the NIKE hospitality suite.

Monday, June 3, 2013

Heading to Chicago

Last weekends meet at Ashland went well. I threw 76.63m while also coordinating the event. A big thanks to Jim and Kathy for officiating. This weekend I'm heading to Chicago to compete again before USAs.

Sunday, May 19, 2013

INVITATION: Upcoming Meet in Ashland, Ohio

On Saturday, June 1st we will be hosting a throws meet at Ashland, Ohio at Ferguson Field. We will be starting the festivities at 1:30pm with the men's hammer, then rolling from there with the women's hammer, men's shot, women's shot, men's discus, women's discus, and then men's javelin. If there is enough interest in women's javelin we will have a section, but at the moment it is not planned. Masters and junior competitors are more than welcome to compete. There will be a $15 entry fee for the competition and you can compete in multiple events. Please email me at with a subject heading of "June 1st Meet" just to get a preliminary head count and see how many athletes per event to figure out flights. This meet is always a good time and throws go far and hope for low gravity. See you there.

Friday, May 10, 2013

Today's Meet in MI

Today I threw 76.28... had some misses but I'm looking forward to these upcoming meets in the next month.

Sunday, March 31, 2013


Dealing with multiple different athletes and also my own training, one main theme comes to mind when finding success- that is focus. Most people think it is something that happens only when you compete, but it is so much more than this. Focus needs to be a day in and day out thing, with everything you do.

If you are in school, it has to be about your studies because without passing grades you will not be able to compete or be eligible. Then besides that, it is about what you are doing to better yourself for your sport. Whether it is how you prepare each day for practice- which is not just showing up right before practice and going, or your effort every day at practice- not just going through the motions but giving your full effort for that day. Then it is also how you perceive practice, positive or negative, and then what you learn each day to progress yourself as an athlete. As a post collegiate athlete, what are you doing to optimize each day of practice? Sometimes that can be tough when you are not keeping your focus on your goal.

The thing I encourage is if you want to achieve something, you have to focus your life around this. I never have a problem with any athlete I work with if there is effort- that means there is focus. But as an athlete, if you do not want to bring focus and effort every day- why do you even do it? Start every day with a goal and focus to become great, for whatever level of athlete that is. Then you can end every day knowing you have done something great!

A.G. Kruger III