Greater Washington
Jewish Sports Hall of Fame

Jerry Bookin-Weiner

Jerry Bookin-Weiner

Sport: Track and Field
Category: Athlete
Primary Team: null
Year Inducted: 2010

Jerry Bookin-Weiner began competing in track and field in junior high school. In 1961, he was the Montgomery County, MD Junior High Shot Put Champion. At Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School (BCC), Jerry set discus throw records; he went on to win the Maryland State Championship for discus in 1964. Jerry still holds the record at BCC and at Dickinson College, where he earned his degree in 1968. While at Dickinson, Jerry won an NCAA Regional Championship and the 1968 Wolman Athletic Achievement Award as the top Jewish student athlete from the Greater Washington area. In addition, Jerry won the Moroccan National Discus Championship twice while serving in the Peace Corps. In 1996, at age 50, Jerry resumed his discus throwing career, and he has won numerous USATF regional and state Senior Olympics titles in the shot put, discus, hammer and weight throw since then. In 2001, Jerry won the National Senior Olympics for shot put; in 2002, he won the silver medal at the World Masters Games in Australia; and in 2008, he won the USATF Masters Weight Pentathlon Championship. Jerry is an active Masters Track and Field administrator, serving as track and field coordinator for the Maryland Senior Olympics, USATF East Region Masters Coordinator, and Chair of the USATF Masters Throwing Events Committee. After graduating from Dickinson College, Jerry earned a doctorate in modern Middle East History from Columbia University. Currently, Jerry is an international educator, working to develop and administer opportunities for college and university students to study abroad.

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