High School: Earned seven letters and captained two seasons at Canisius High School for coach Jake Madonia. Won the Monsignor Martin Association shot put title in 2009 and 2010. Claimed the league discus title in 2011. Also played two seasons of football for the Crusaders.
Personal: Born July 9, 1993. Son of Kurt and Marlene Schiferle. Has one brother (Erik), a member of the Columbia University rowing team. Favorite food is Chicken Parmesan. Favorite athlete is Buffalo Bills defensive lineman Kyle Williams. Lists winning league shot put title as a sophomore his greatest athletic experience. Majoring in physical therapy.