Hi, I’m Coach Erik Johnson, owner of Arete Throws Nation®, and the developer of the TCR® system.
I thought I’d take a moment to tell you a little about myself.
I started competing in Track and Field at 10yrs old. It was field day Aire Libre Elementary School in Phoenix, AZ and I had to run in a race. As I ran, a bigger and faster kid, pushed me down and I fell. Determined to kick this kid’s a$$, I got up and ran as fast as my legs could carry me and won the race! (I believe there were a few choice words spoken on the winner’s block between him and me)
A woman, by the name of Ilene Molinski, saw my grit on the track and approached my father and me. She suggested I join a track and field club her husband ran called- Paradise Valley Athletic Club- Go PVAC!
There I dabbled in several events-