"I’m grateful that my coaches let me experiment at their events and helped me get a foot in the door with the opportunities I have now. I couldn’t have done it without them."
Wayzata Results is a certified contracting company that does track and field timing for cross country meets and road races for high schools, colleges, and a variety of communities.
“Being the owner of this company keeps me close to track and field along with the timing business. These are things I’ve been involved in since I was five years old,” Josh says. “As a first-year student at Luther, I thought I might go into teaching. But, during my sophomore year I decided I wanted to make my living at this business after I graduated. That decision was the starting point for me to focus on what I could do to make that work.”
Josh was a cross country runner at Luther and timed every track meet since he was a freshman. “The connections I made at Luther helped me grow my business in central Minnesota,” he says. “It then expanded with an Iowa Conference contract. Participating in the events helped me get to know the coaches in the conference and let them see what my business could provide.”
Josh says his Luther track and field coach and one of his professors provided key support and help when he was making his first business decisions while still in college. He says, “I’m grateful that my coaches let me experiment at their events and helped me get a foot in the door with the opportunities I have now. I couldn’t have done it without them.”
My education at Luther is not directly related to what I’m doing now, but it did help to learn about the torso and reading people’s bodies in close finishes of a race.
—Josh Gerber '10
Being a part of track and field and cross country running in college has kept me close with Luther friends and alumni. I’m thankful to still be a part of this sport.
—Josh Gerber '10