Eric Cole won national titles in the Weight Throw and Super Weight Throw events and placed second in the Shot Put, all in the 45-49 age bracket, at the 2019 U.S.A. Track & Field Masters Indoor Championships in Winston-Salem, N.C., in March 2019. Then in July 2019, Cole won national titles in the Shot Put, Discus, Hammer Throw and 35-Pound Weight Throw events and placed third in the Javelin Throw at the USATF Masters Outdoor Championships in Ames, Iowa. Cole is a former All-American thrower for the Rams.
Eric Cole won national titles in the shot put, 35-pound weight throw and 56-pound weight throw at the 2017 USATF Indoor National Championships in February 2017 – and then won national titles in the discus, hammer throw, shot put and 35-pound weight throw at the 2017 USATF Outdoor National Championships in July 2017. He was also named the USATF 2016 Male Athlete of the Year in the 40-49 year age group.