*EMPIRE THROWING’S DARK HORSE ATHLETE of the WEEK*  2-4-2012***What is a Dark Horse? Empire Throwing previously nicknamed “Dark Horse Throwing” is a huge fan and supporter of underdogs everywhere. Those male and female athletes out there who are training in terrible conditions, lifting in “hole in the wall” weight rooms, and often times having little or no guidance/ coaching support. It’s these athlete’s that Empire wants to recognize for their hard work, dedication, and love for the sport as often as possible. Coming up big when all of the odds are stacked against you is what a Dark Horse is, and is the foundation on which Empire Throwing is built. We salute all of you Dark Horses out there and urge people to “Always bet on the Dark Horse!”

This week ET would like to recognize a true Dark Horse, Dylan Dyke a junior from the small town of Waverly, OH who threw a 58’-6.75 ft bomb this week in the shot put. Although not a career PR for the massive junior, this throw did place him 2nd at the Richey High School Early Bird Meet @ Cedarville University and has him currently ranked 4th on the Ohio Indoor State List. Expect to see a lot more from this young phenom. Congratulations from the Empire!