-Placed fifth in the outdoor decathlon at the 2008 European Cup with 7,833 points.
-Took second place with his team at the 2008 European Cup.
-Earned 7,955 points in the outdoor decathlon at the 2007 European Junior Cup.
-2007 National Champion in the decathlon at the European Champs U23.
-Has been a track and field athlete since age seven.
-Son of Wim and Maria Rietveld with siblings Sabine, Fernke, Sharon and Joshua.