TZA Florida T&F Club was founded by Tom Petranoff and Ryan Hockman.
Tom is the former world record holder in the Javelin event and two time Olympian. After retiring from competition, Tom invented the TurboJav, an implement that is now a worldwide official event in the youth USATF, IAAF and Special Olympics. Tom is the owner of Throwing Zone Athletics (TZA).
Ryan is a Ponte Vedra resident and Director of Coaching and Programming for Throwing Zone Athletics. Ryan is a former collegiate Quarterback at the University of Kentucky and 25 year coaching veteran of both football and track and field. As a youth and high school track and field athlete, Ryan was a multi-event athlete, excelling in the jumps, throws, and sprints.