Paul Hoplin
Paul Hoplin


Grand Forks, ND

High School:
Red River HS



149 Gopher Student-Athletes Earn Academic All-Big Ten Honors

Minnesota's Total is up from 123 Following the 2011 Spring Seasons


Gopher Seniors Closing Out Their Journey on The Track

Senior class was part of five Big Ten Championships


Gophers Set For a Full Weekend of Action

Mt. Sac Relays and Iowa Musco Twilight headline the weekend


Mead and Howard claim titles at Hamline; Gophers have strong first day at Stanford

Stanford Invitational wraps up on Saturday


Trackstars Ready for Big Weekend

Gophers to compete at Stanford and Hamline Invitationals

Career Highlights
An NCAA Preliminary Meet competitor in the javelin • ranks second in school history in the event (224-6)• competed in the Big Ten Outdoor Championships in 2011.

2012 Season - Outdoor: Threw 184-09 (56.32m) in the javelin at the Aztec Invite • also competed in the javelin at the Stanford Invite with a throw of 183-7 (55.65m) • Academic All-Big Ten.

2011 Season Outdoor:competed at the Big Ten Championship in the Javelin and placed seventh (193-4) • competed at the Baldy Castillo Invitational and placed ninth in the Javelin (175-4) • threw the Javelin at the Jim Click Shootout and placed sixth (168-11) • competed at the Drake Relays and finished with a throw of 155-2 feet in the Javelin.

2010 Season - Indoor: Did not compete. Outdoor: Competed in seven meets • landed a throw of 195-0 in NCAA Prelimiary meet prelims • placed fourth in the Big Ten Championships (206-5) • finished second in the Musco Twilight Meet with a career-best effort of 224-6, the second-best throw in Gopher history • an Academic All-Big Ten honoree • earned second varsity letter.

2009 Season - Indoor: Did not compete. Outdoor: Threw in six meets • placed ninth at Big Ten Championships (187-8) • landed top throw of 201-2 to win Tom-Cat Twilight Meet • Academic All-Big Ten • varsity letterwinner.

2008 Season: Indoor: Did not compete. Outdoor: Competed in one meet before suffereing an elbow injury and declaring a medical redshirt • won the Clemson Relays javelin title with a throw of 214-9, an NCAA Regional qualifier and the third-best throw in school history • named Big Ten Field Event Athlete of the Week for performance.

High School: A 2007 graduate of Red River High School • high school coaches were Tim Tandeski, Bob Zimney, and Vyrn Muir • three-time North Dakota Class A champion in the javelin • bettered his winning mark every year, 184-0 (2005), 195-2 (2006) and 201-10 (2007) • Eastern Dakota Conference champion in the javelin as a junior and senior • holds the Class A state record for the javelin (206-6) • lettered in track and basketball three times, twice in football • all-state receiver in 2006 • a member of the National Honor Society.

Personal: Born September 18, 1988 • education major • parents are Jeff and Lisa Hoplin • father played football for the University of North Dakota • both grandfathers played college football • has younger siblings Luke, John and Bits.


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