2012 Season - Indoor: Won the high jump at the Brooks Classic with a jump of 6-10 3/4 (2.10m) placed fourth at the Holiday Inn Invitational jumped 6-6 3/4 at the Jack Johnson Classic. Outdoor: Placed second in the high jump at the Stanford Invite with a jump of 6-7 (2.01m) also finished second at the Bolstorff Twilight placed third at the Tom Cat Twilight took fourth at the ASU Invite with a jump of 6-8 3/4 (2.05m) Academic All-Big Ten.
At Kansas State (2009-10): Participated in the Big 12 indoor championships set an indoor personal record of 6-10 and 1/4 in the high jump.
High School: A 2009 graduate of Chaska high school high school coaches were Scott Stallman and Steve Pughe three-time Minnesota Class 2A state high jump champion won in 2007, 2008, and 2009 with jumps of 6-8, 6-10, and 6-9, respectively the only three-time state champion in school history two-time Lake Conference champion also a three-time letterwinner in basketball.
Personal: Born April 20, 1990 plans to major in economics/finance/management son of Craig and Brenda Jerde has a younger sister, Jessica enjoys fishing and volleyball.