2017-18: (ITF) Posted season bests of 13.17m in the shot put, and 17.26m in the weight throw.
Personal: Competed in the throws at Commack High School in Long Island ... Took part in both the indoor and outdoor New Balance Nationals in 2017 ... An All-State honoree in the shotput, taking third place at the state meet ... Owns school records in the shotput, weight throw, and hammer throw ... Posted career bests of 55’0.5” in the shotput, 170’3” in the discus, 65’0.5” in the weight throw, and 187’10” in the hammer throw ... Also played left tackle and defensive end on the Commack football team, earning all-division honors ... The son of Denise and Bob Pihlkar ... Plans on studying mathematics and economics at Columbia College.