Pete Shmock

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Peter Carlton "Pete" Shmock (born April 29, 1950 in Detroit, Michigan) is a retired American track and field athlete primarily known for throwing the shot put. He was a finalist in the 1976 Summer Olympics finishing 9th, in an era when the throwing events were dominated by Eastern Bloc athletes. Shmock was a member of the Southern California Striders. Competing for the University of Oregon, he was second at the NCAA Men's Outdoor Track and Field Championships in 1972.[1] Shmock would have been a two time Olympian if it were not for the 1980 Summer Olympics boycott. Shmock won the U. S. Olympic Trials in 1980.[2] He was married briefly to Montreal hurdler Pat Donnelly.