|Hometown:||Arroyo Grande, Calif.|
|Last School:||Arroyo Grande HS|
2010-11 Indoor: Posted a mark of 55-11.25 in the shot put Feb. 18 at the Atlantic Sun Conference Indoor Championship … Scored a 53-05.75 in the 35-pound weight event Feb. 19 at the A-Sun Championship.
Before Upstate: Competed in track and field for two years at Moonpark Junior College in California...Ranked second in state in discus (174'0 ft.) and ranked third in the shot put (52'1 ft.)... Lettered in football and track at Arroyo Grande High School in Arroyo Grande, CA...Was an all-county football selection and was an all-conference field performer in track and field.
Personal: Born on Nov. 6, 1989 in Arroyo Grande, Calif., to Tim and Kathy Sugishita ... Majoring in accounting and minoring in economics ... Lists playing drums as favorite hobby ... Lists favorite food as Sushi ... Claims his favorite movie is "The Departed" and his favorite TV Show is "The Office"... List favorite actor as Will Ferrell ... Names the Zac Brown Band as his favorite musical group ... Says his favorite song is "Knee Deep" by the Zac Brown Band ... Spring is his favorite season ... Lists favorite sports figure as Koji Murofushi ... Most admires his parents ... His favorite quote is, "if you ain't first, you're last."