Michael Belardia
Michael Belardia

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Monongahela, Pa.

High School:
Elizabeth Forward

Event:
Javelin

05/10/2014

Deacs Earn Five Top-Five Finishes at Virginia Challenge

Roberts, Thompson, Graves, Merckle and Donelan posted strong results

05/08/2014

Wake Forest Heads to Virginia Challenge

Deacs head to Charlottesville for competition

04/19/2014

Graves Leads Deacs with All-ACC Honors in 800m Run

The junior finished third overall in the final of the event

04/17/2014

Deacs Set to Compete in ACC Outdoor Track and Field Championships

Several Wake Forest athletes look to contend for conference titles

03/08/2013

Deacs Open Outdoor Season at CCU Invitational

Following the winter indoor season, track and field moves outdoors

Belardia's Personal Bests
Javelin: 62.30m

2013 Outdoor
Registered a throw of 62.30m in the javelin at the Coastal Carolina Invitational, placing first.

2013 Indoor
Placed fifth in the 60m throwers dash at the JDL College Kick-Off Classic with a time of 8.13 seconds.

2012 Indoor and Outdoor
Did not compete during the indoor and outdoor seasons.

Background
Placed first in the javelin at the WPIAL Section Championships ... Finished fifth overall in the event at the PIAA State Championships ... Earned seven varsity letters at Elizabeth Forward High, including four in track and field, two in football, and one in wrestling ... A two-time member of the Big 7 All-Conference football team ... Currently owns the Elizabeth Forward school record in the javelin with a mark of 195-5 ... Graduated with a grade point average above 4.0 ... Named to the High Honor Roll all four years of high school.

Personal
Full name is Michael Jacob Belardia ... Born on March 5, 1993, in Pittsburgh ... Son of Mike and Lynn Belardia ... Has one sister, Alyssa (age 17), and one brother, Colt (15) ... Pursuing a degree in Health and Exercise Science.

Up Close with Michael

My role model is...My dad.

My favorite book is...Muscle and Fitness.

One word I would use to describe myself is...Determined.

My favorite television shows are...Burn Notice, White Collar, and NCIS.

My favorite professional athlete is...Jan Zelezný

One food I absolutely will not eat is...Sushi.

If I could invite three people, dead or alive, to dinner, I would choose...My Pap; my football coach, Coach Dumm; and my great-grandfather, Amerigo Belardia.

My favorite restaurant is...Texas Roadhouse.

One fact that most people don't know about me is...I have a red belt in Tae Kwon Do.

Something I cannot live without is...Cereal.

If I was not throwing javelin at Wake Forest, I would play...Football.

My favorite professional sports team is...The Pittsburgh Steelers.

If I could appear on the cover of any magazine, it would be...Sports Illustrated.

My dream job is to...Become a surgeon, and also to work with a professional sports team.

If I could travel anywhere in the world, I would go to...Italy.

 

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