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Adam Champer signs with Rio Grande

Published: June 23, 2016 12:00 AM

Adam Champer has decided on where he will continue his academic and athletic careers.

The 2016 Malvern graduate recently signed a letter of intent with the University of Rio Grande.

Joining him on this day were his parents, Donna and John Champer; and (standing, left to right) Malvern Head Coach Cameron Ruff, Rio Grande Head Coach Bob Willey, and Malvern throws coach Brett Lee.

This past season, Champer was first in the discus and shot at the IVC meet, first in the discus and third in the shot at districts, first in the discus and fifth in the shot at regionals, and 10th in the discus at the state championships.

Champer holds the school record in the discus with a throw of 159'7. He will compete at the college level in the discus, shot and hammer.

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"Adam shows outstanding talent and has a great work ethic," commented Willey, who is in his 33rd year at Rio Grande. "He did a real nice job this year, and we see a lot of good things in his throwing. We expect him to get even better results at the next level.

"In talking with Adam, I found him to be level headed, down to earth, and a great student from a good family. He will come in as a freshman and do well for us."

Willey traveled nearly 3.5 hours to be a part of the event. He is in his second stint as head coach of the cross country and track teams at Rio Grande, where he has produced five individual National Champions, 100 All-Americans, and 44 Academic All-Americans.

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