Kamiak's Chase Mancuso leads the state this season in the discus.
The senior uses video shot by his
parents to analyze his
...Chase Mancuso leads the state this season with a discus throw of 185 feet, 8 inches, and his most famous coach thinks it won't be long until he really lets one fly.
Mac Wilkins, the 1976 Olympic champion, regularly watches Mancuso
on video and believes the Kamiak High School senior is making rapid progress.
has already accepted a scholarship to Washington State University
ultimate goal is to throw in the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing.
"With the discus, there are a lot of little things that can really mess you up," Chase Mancuso
has the concept, but it's like a golf swing that takes time to develop," Wilkins said.
, who is 6 feet 2, 208 pounds, will probably need to gain at least 20 pounds to compete at the college level.
, who has thrown 188 feet in practice, hopes he
has saved his
best for the Class 4A state meet June 3-4 in Pasco.
"My goal is to break the 190 barrier," Mancuso
is carrying on the tradition," he
said."It's been both glorious and frustrating being his coach.He
sees me all the time and probably gets tired of hearing the same things. ... I've learned to back off because he
is already advanced and knows what to do to correct his
mistakes." Chase Mancuso
, who plans to study communications at WSU
and hopes to become a television producer, said he
enjoys working with his
really helps me a lot," he