TJ Beelen
    TJ Beelen


    Zeeland, Mich.

    High School:
    Zeeland East





    Saluki women finish third, men fifth at conclusion of MVC Outdoor Championships

    Ashley Gaston (discus) and Luke James (triple jump) won individual MVC titles on Sunday, and Josh Freeman (MVC Most Outstanding Field Athlete) and Sadie Darnell (Elite 18) were recognized as MVC award recipients.


    SIU ready to host and compete in MVC Outdoor Championships this weekend

    Southern was picked to finish third in women's competition and to tie for fifth in men's competition.


    Saluki women picked second, men fourth in MVC Indoor Pre-Championship Poll

    The Saluki women are looking for their first indoor title since 2009 and the men their second in three seasons (2012).


    Josh Freeman finishes second in shot put at USATF Outdoor Junior Championships, earns spot on Team USA

    Freeman will participate in the Pan Am Junior Athletics Championships held in Medellin, Columbia, from Aug. 23-25.


    Nine past and present Salukis to compete at USA Outdoor Track and Field Junior and Senior Championships

    Remy Abrought (100 meter hurdles), TJ Beelen (discus), Josh Freeman (shot put) and Brandon Shemonia (10,000 meter run) will compete in the junior nationals, and DeAnna Price (hammer throw) and former Salukis Gwen Berry (hammer throw), Kim Fortney (shot put), Jeneva McCall (hammer throw, shot put) and J.C. Lambert (hammer throw) will compete in the senior division.

    TFRRS Bio| Football Bio

    All-MVC in Discus
    Participated in the outdoor season only...Competed in the shot put and discus across five meets...All-MVC in the discus after his third-place finish and personal best mark of 51.22m...Finished 16th in the discus at the USATF Outdoor Junior Championships.

    High School
    All-State, All-Area and All-Holland Sentinel in discus and shot put as a junior, placing third in discus and fourth in shot put at state finals...Qualified for state in discus as a sophomore.

    A two-time All-Conference and All-Area selection...ESPN rated him a two-star recruit, ranked 147th best DT and the 52nd best player in the state of Michigan...Rated a two-star recruit by and the 143rd best DT in the nation...2011: Recorded 41 tackles, 28 solo tackles, 10 tackles for loss, four sacks and two fumble recoveries, helping Zeeland East to a 9-2 record...2010: Recorded 35 tackles, 15 solo tackles, two tackles for loss, three sacks and three fumble recoveries.

    Born on Jan. 15, 1994...Full name is Timothy William Beelen Jr....Son of Timothy and Tonia Beelen...Also a member of the Saluki Football team.