USA Triathlon announces Multisport Award Winners

first_img Related USA Triathlon has announced the six winners of the Multisport Awards, which recognize USA Triathlon members who fuelled the multisport lifestyle during the 2018 season.Doug Clark Sportsmanship Award: Lt. Davis Frease, United States Navy (Carlsbad, California)Davis Frease, a Lieutenant in the United States Navy, is the recipient of the 2018 Doug Clark Sportsmanship Award. The award honours Doug Clark, a decorated triathlete and multi-time masters national champion who inspired others through his dedication and commitment to sport, humility, ability to inspire others, ambassadorship for the sport and high standards of ethical behaviour on and off the field of competition.Frease is a first-year medical student at Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton in California. On June 23, 2018, he was participating in the Big Bear Triathlon, an Olympic-distance race in Big Bear Lake, California. Frease was in second place about a quarter-mile into the run when he noticed a man in the ancillary event, a 5k run, collapse near the finish line. Frease called for help, ran to the man and began administering CPR.When a sheriff arrived with an AED, Frease administered the shock. He stayed with the man for a total of nearly eight minutes until paramedics arrived. The man survived, and Frease went on to finish his race — running his way back to second place overall. To boot, Frease raced in the San Diego International Triathlon the following day, also placing second.For his service, Frease was recognized with the Navy/Marine Corps Achievement Medal and the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Life Saving Award.Jeff Jewell Spirit Award: Dr Jason Diehl (Dublin, Ohio)The Jeff Jewell Spirit Award honours Jeff Jewell, a massage therapist for USA Triathlon’s Team USA from 2001-2009. Jewell, who lost his battle with brain cancer on November 15, 2010, was one of life’s biggest cheerleaders and was an inspiration to everyone he met. The award is given each year to an athlete who gives back to the sport outside of competitions and is considered a role model to other athletes, particularly youth.Dr Jason Diehl is the 2018 Jeff Jewell Spirit Award recipient. Dr Diehl has upheld a competitive race schedule while supporting other areas of the sport through his work as head physician at the USA Triathlon Youth and Junior National Championships since 2012, and as head physician for Team USA at numerous International Triathlon Union (ITU) World Championships.In 2018, he served as head physician for Team USA at the ITU Multisport World Championships in Fyn, Denmark, during the second week of competition after participating as a Team USA athlete in the first week of competition. He was also the head physician for Team USA at the 2019 ITU Multisport World Championships in Pontevedra, Spain.In previous years, Diehl also held a role on USA Triathlon’s Medical Multisport Conference committee, supporting medical research and safety initiatives within the sport.Spirit of Multisport Award: Kevin Crossman (Fort Edward, New York)The Spirit of Multisport Award recognizes individuals who illustrate the positive spirit of multisport through acts of sportsmanship and leadership, with no deference to athletic ability. The 2018 award is given to Kevin Crossman, an accomplished triathlete, USA Triathlon-certified coach and USA Triathlon-certified race director who has been involved in the sport for more than two decades.While balancing his personal athletic and professional career, Crossman has helped hundreds of athletes over the last 12 years reach their goals and peak performance through individually tailored training plans. As the owner and head coach of T3 Coaching, Crossman has coached triathletes of all levels and disciplines — including first-timers, age-group world champions, All-American triathletes, the youngest finisher at an IRONMAN, the oldest finisher at an IRONMAN and the last finisher of an IRONMAN.Crossman also hosts regular educational clinics accessible to all triathletes in his local community. He consistently volunteers at and sponsors local grassroots races, and he was the race director for the popular Fronhofer Tool Triathlon in Cambridge, New York, for 10 years.Most Inspirational Comeback Award: Jennifer Stack (Frederick, Maryland)Jennifer Stack is the recipient of the Most Inspirational Comeback Award, which recognizes athletes who have made a comeback to the sport after a traumatic or troublesome situation. Stack was in a motor vehicle accident in August 2017 that caused a severe concussion. The resulting physical and mental trauma left her unable to work, drive and live her prior active lifestyle as an avid cyclist and swimmer. To compound the situation, Stack has been completely deaf since the age of two and grew up in foster care following the death of her mother.Through intensive physical therapy at the University of Maryland Rehabilitation and Orthopedic Institute, and dedicated work with her neurologist and neuropsychologist, Stack steadily regained her endurance for everyday activities in preparation for her return to sport. She finished her last physical therapy session on April 30, 2018, and completed the Westfields Sprint Aquabike in Chantilly, Virginia, on May 6.She went on to complete several more races in 2018, culminating with a second-place finish in the women’s 35-39 age group at the USA Triathlon International-Distance Aquabike National Championships in Miami.Volunteer of the Year Award: Steve Sutherland (San Diego, California)The Volunteer of the Year Award recognizes an individual or organization whose volunteer leadership has been transformative and has mobilized and unified athletes, programs and organizations in the multisport community. Steve Sutherland is the recipient of the honour for 2018.Sutherland has been a devoted triathlete for more than 20 years, participating in races at the local and national levels. He has been a member of the USA Triathlon Age Group Committee for over 15 years, serving as committee chair since January 2014. In his role, Sutherland advocates for the age-group community in matters that come before the USA Triathlon Board of Directors. He has played an integral role in developing the USA Triathlon Multisport Awards, USA Triathlon Town Hall meeting and USA Triathlon Hall of Fame, and he is the current chair of the USA Triathlon Hall of Fame Committee.In addition, Sutherland is involved in USA Triathlon’s medical waiver request process and serves on the organization’s Anti-Doping Task Force. Sutherland is also actively involved with one of the largest triathlon clubs in the country, the Tri Club of San Diego.Lifetime Achievement Award: Jim and Joyce Donaldson (Sylvania, Ohio)The Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions to USA Triathlon and the multisport lifestyle as a whole. These contributions, whether they have been in performance, leadership, volunteerism or mentorship, must demonstrate impact on the multisport lifestyle and an extended commitment to the sport. The 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award is given jointly to Jim and Joyce Donaldson, long-time ambassadors of the sport of triathlon both in the Toledo, Ohio, region, and nationally.Jim Donaldson is a long-time triathlete and USA Triathlon Level II-certified race director. He was a member of the USA Triathlon Board of Directors from 2005-2012 and served on the USA Triathlon Hall of Fame Committee. He was also a founding member of USA Triathlon’s Mideast Region in 1994, and served as president of that region for several years. Joyce Donaldson has made an indelible impact on USA Triathlon’s officiating community in her long-time role as USA Triathlon’s National Technical Officials (NTO) Program Manager. She was the first ITU technical official from the US to be selected to officiate at the Olympic Games, serving at both the Beijing 2008 and London 2012 Olympics.Together, the Donaldsons made a dynamic race directing team. They took over the Sylvania Triathlon in Sylvania, Ohio, as co-race directors in 1985, and never looked back. Under their leadership, the event was consistently one of the largest triathlons in Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan. In 1999, Jim and Joyce started Elite Endeavors, a race production company organizing multisport events in the Toledo area and all of Michigan.Elite Endeavors regularly puts on 10-12 events each year, focusing primarily on growing the sport by providing a welcoming atmosphere for beginners. The Donaldsons retired in 2016 after over 20 years of race directing, selling Elite Endeavors to Run Toledo.The Donaldsons continue to be involved in multisport today – Jim as an athlete, Joyce as an official – and both as consultants to Run Toledo, which continues to put on the Sylvania Triathlon. Jim Donaldson is also a member of the USA Triathlon Hall of Fame Nominating Committee. In addition, the Donaldsons are founding members of the Toledo Triathlon Club, which started in 1985 and has grown to over 300 members.www.usatriathlon.org/multisportawardslast_img read more

Since 2017 inauguration, Johnson County Election Office has seen number of unaffiliated voters rise faster than any other category

first_imgPoll worker Bob Tice handing out voter stickers in 2016.Over the past year, Johnson County’s Election Office has seen the number of unaffiliated voters rise more significantly than any other category — though the number of people switching party affiliation appears unlikely to portend any major changes in this year’s election cycle.The total number of registered voters in the county since the inauguration of Donald Trump has jumped more than 8,600, from 387,744 in February 2017 to 396,409 last month — an increase of just over 2 percent.The bulk of that increase has come in the form of unaffiliated voters, whose tally has risen from 112,122 a year ago to 117,697 last month, an increase of 5,575, or just under 5 percent.During the same period, the Democratic party saw its registered voters increase from 94,477 to 96,634, a total of 2,157 voters, or about 2.3 percent.Combined, the increases in unaffiliated and Democratic voters accounted for 89 percent of the increase in all registered voters in Johnson County the past 12 months.While the Republican party saw the slowest percentage growth of any category, it maintains a huge advantage in the number of total registered voters. Republicans have added 637 voters to their rolls during the period, going from 177,262 in February 2017 to 177,899 last month for an increase of about three-tenths of a percent.As a percentage, the Libertarian party saw the biggest change in its ranks over the past 12 months, with 7.6 percent growth. But that figure came from the addition of just 262 members, bringing its total to a relatively insignificant 4,179 registered voters in Johnson County.The tallies and percentage growth figures hint that a number of voters who had been registered as Republicans early last year have switched to unaffiliated voters or Democrats. (The Election Office does not keep track of how many people officially switch party registration or move from one party to unaffiliated). But the number of people switching parties is small enough that it’s unlikely to have a major impact on this year’s elections.Of note, to participate in this summer’s primary elections, voters will have to declare as a Republican or a Democrat. Unaffiliated voters are not permitted to cast a ballot in the Republican or Democratic party primaries.last_img read more

Ficarrotta chairs circuit conference

first_img Ficarrotta chairs circuit conference Ficarrotta chairs circuit conference September 1, 2011 Regular Newscenter_img Thirteenth Judicial Circuit Judge Ron Ficarrotta was formally sworn in as chair of the Florida Conference of Circuit Judges in August by Florida Supreme Court Chief Justice Charles Canady, a day after being unanimously elected by his peers at the Annual Education and Business Conference held in Marco Island. Judge Ficarrotta, as conference chair, will be responsible for reporting to the president of the Senate and the speaker of the House regarding recommendations the conference may have concerning defects in the laws of the state and such amendments or additional legislation as the conference may deem necessary.The Florida Conference of Circuit Judges was created by Florida Statute §26.55 to improve the rules and methods of procedure and practice in the courts and to foster and promote educational institutions and seminars for judges. Today the conference consists of the 599 active circuit judges of the 20 judicial circuits of the state and all retired circuit judges.Judge Ficarrotta had been serving as the interim chair of the conference since December. As chair-elect, he completed the term of 11th Circuit Judge Kevin Emas, who was appointed to the Third District Court of Appeal. Judge Ficarrotta now will begin his own full term.Judge Ficarrotta, a Tampa native, becomes the sixth 13th Judicial Circuit judge to serve as chair, following Judge Harry Sandler (1960-62), Judge James S. Moody (1970), Judge James Lenfesty (1977-78), Judge F. Dennis Alvarez (1993-94), and current Chief Judge Manuel Menendez, Jr. (2006-07).On the bench since 1994, Judge Ficarrotta currently serves as the administrative judge of the criminal justice and trial divisions. To view his profile at the court’s website, visit www.fljud13.org/JudicialDirectory/RonaldFicarrotta/Profile.aspx.last_img read more

Love game for Serena: Spox says Williams is pregnant

first_imgLove game for Serena: Spox says Williams is pregnant (AP) It’s another love game for Serena Williams: She is pregnant — and, based on the timeline she offered, she already was when she won the Australian Open.A spokeswoman for Williams, Kelly Bush Novak, wrote in an email to The Associated Press on Wednesday: “I’m happy to confirm Serena is expecting a baby this Fall.”Earlier in the day, Williams posted a photo of herself on Snapchat with the caption “20 weeks,” sparking all sorts of speculation on social media about whether she was, indeed, with child.The 35-year-old Williams won her 23rd Grand Slam singles title at the Australian Open in January — a little less than 12 weeks ago. She has not competed since, citing a knee injury when withdrawing from tournaments at Indian Wells, California, and Key Biscayne, Florida.She announced in late December that she was engaged to Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian.Williams would appear to be out for the rest of this tennis season, a blow to a sport in which she is an unqualified star — and, of course, something that makes major titles easier to come by for other competitors. The next major tournament is the French Open, which starts on May 28. Wimbledon begins in early July, and the U.S. Open in late August.There is recent precedent for tennis players to return to action after becoming a mother. Kim Clijsters retired briefly to start a family, then came back to action and won Grand Slam titles. Another former No. 1 and major champion, Victoria Azarenka, has announced she’ll be getting back on tour soon after having a baby.Williams’ 23 Grand Slam singles titles are a record for the Open era, which began in 1968 — she broke a tie with Steffi Graf in Australia. Only one woman has won more: Margaret Smith Court, who claimed part of her 24 during the amateur era. Do you see a typo or an error? Let us know. Published: April 19, 2017 7:50 PM EDT SHARElast_img read more

THE FIRST WIGTOWNSHIRE CANCER GATHERING – MAKING A DIFFERENCE CELEBRATING SUPPORT SERVICES FOR PEOPLE…

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedIn NHS Dumfries and Galloway has teamed up with Macmillan Cancer Support and DG Health and Wellbeing to host an event designed to highlight and celebrate support services for people affected by cancer in the Wigtownshire area.The first ever Wigtownshire Cancer Gathering – Making a Difference event takes place at the Stranraer Campus of Dumfries and Galloway College on Saturday 19 March. As well as showcasing the support that’s already on offer this event will provide local people with the opportunity to have their say on what services they would like developed in the future.Macmillan Cancer Support’s Involvement Co-ordinator for Scotland, Alan Gow said: “When someone is diagnosed with cancer it doesn’t just affect them. Their family and friends can also experience all kinds of emotions and they may need additional support. Not everyone is aware of what help is available so we wanted to show the people of Wigtownshire what is on offer.“The event will also give us the chance to speak to local people affected by cancer to find out what other services they want from Macmillan, the NHS, DG Health and Wellbeing and other third sector organisations.”Una Wilson and Kate McIntyre manage the drop in cancer support centres at the Galloway Community Hospital in Stranraer and in Newton Stewart.Una said: “As well as Macmillan Cancer Support, the NHS and DG Health and Wellbeing we’ll have exhibits from a wide range of services at the event on the day. Services like Marie Curie, the Scottish Ambulance Service, Foodtrain, Handyman, Transforming Care After Treatment, Caretrain and the Carers’ Centre are all involved in providing services and support to people affected by cancer.”Kate added: “Another important aspect of this event is that it is part of an ongoing consultation with local people which aims to find out what other services are needed and how we can try to deliver them locally. The Scottish Community Development Centre is facilitating this part of the event to make sure we capture as much information as possible.”So save the date – Saturday 19 March, Dumfries and Galloway College, Lewis Street Stranraer from 9.45am to 2.45pm. Lunch and refreshments will be provided and if you need help with transport just let us know. Places at this event are limited so please register your interest:• phone Alan Gow, Macmillan Involvement Coordinator on 0141 647 6342 • email Influence@Macmillan.org.uk • phone Una or Kate at the Stranraer drop in centre, 01776 707 778last_img read more

Former carib chief confident ahead of July 7 poll

first_img 31 Views   no discussions Share Sharing is caring! Tweet LocalNews Former carib chief confident ahead of July 7 poll by: – June 16, 2014center_img Share Share A former indigenous chief of the Carib Territory has promised that the economy of that area will be given priority attention if he is elected when election for a new Carib Chief is held on July 7, 2014. Irvince Auguiste, who served as Carib Chief from 1984 to 1994, is among two former chiefs contesting the election. Charles S Williams of Crayfish River is the other former chief nominated for the position.Mr Auguiste noted that the economic hardship is a “problem worldwide” but said the Kalinago people have fruits and crops which can be used to generate income.“The Kalinago people have what is going for them like the processing of Cassava and I think we can add value to that and our fruits that are wasting every year, I think we can do more processing of it and have it exported, the economy of the Kalinago territory needs to be attended to,” Auguiste said. He said he will ensure that the Territory establishes relationships with foreign countries in the area of trade. “The question is where do we export it to. I believe that we can do better networking there’s countries like Canada, America and New Zealand, we need to build up links with them and to do some training,” he said. The former chief said the issue of access to credit by the residents has hindered development in the community, as without this the residents are unable to develop things for themselves. He informed that even university graduates who wish to start projects or businesses in the area “still faced in 2014 with the problems of being able to access a loan from the bank”.“I would definitely want to push head on and to solve that problem so that we can see our younger people and even ourselves who have plans of developments in tourism, agriculture of agro processing,” Auguiste said. He expressed disappointment in the stewardship of the Territory over the last twenty (20) years and stated that he is confident in bringing a new style of governance if given the opportunity to do so. Mr Auguiste is optimistic that his management experience in serving on various boards and institutions over the last few years will give him the edge among the other candidates at the upcoming election. “I think I have understood very well the protocol as it relates to the Caribbean Development Bank funding, the European Union funding”.“Without boasting myself too much, among the four people I am the best, the most qualified person to take over as chief now. Respectfully, my other colleagues have their strong areas too,” he said. The other nominees for the election are Jumadine F Frederick of Mahaut River and current chief Garnette Joseph of Crayfish River.Auguiste also brushed aside claims by some individuals that the Territory has been abandoned by government.“I think we’ve been recognized over the last 20 years, we have seen a number of projects being erected towards our development”.However, he added that the college and university graduates “have not been utilized sufficiently and we hear that from them”. Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

NBD awards Primary School Football Championship winners

first_img 170 Views   no discussions Share Sharing is caring! Tweet Sharecenter_img Share EducationLocalNewsPrimary NBD awards Primary School Football Championship winners by: Dominica Vibes News – June 12, 2015 San Sauveur Primary School, who won the Girl’s Football Championship, was also awarded a trophy and five hundred dollars ($500).The winners of the 6th annual National Bank of Dominica Primary Schools Football Championships have been awarded.On Friday 12 June 2015, NBD held an Awards Ceremony in collaboration with the Ministry of Youth, Sports, Culture and Constituency Empowerment to recognize the winning teams at its Financial Centre in Canefield.Over seven hundred and fifty (750) students participated in the competition which was done in three segments; the Boys’ Football Championship, Girls’ Football Championship and the District Football Championship.The St Luke’s Primary School emerged winner of the Boys’ Football Championship taking home the trophy and five hundred dollars ($500).San Sauveur Primary School, who won the Girl’s Football Championship, was also awarded a trophy and five hundred dollars ($500).The South West District emerged the winning district for a second year.Executive Manager of Marketing and Product Development at NBD, Suzanne Joseph-Piper hailed the ceremony as “a special celebration of the success of our young people”.“As we celebrate your successes today, we must be mindful that our tasks have only just begun,” Mrs Piper said.She encouraged the adults to continue to provide mentorship, guidance, positive values and support to the students.Mrs Piper however told the students that “commitment, respect and hard work” is expected from them.“Young people, today we celebrate your success in sporting activities but tomorrow we would wish to celebrate your success in other areas and your positive contributions to community and country as Dominica looks forward to your contribution in the future,” she said.Additionally, she pledged the Bank’s commitment to “support positive and productive youth activities but we will need you the young people to remain focused and disciplined” as this will be essential for the partnership with them.“Let today’s recognition be a stepping stone to greater things, not only in sports but in all aspects of your life, particularly in education,” Mrs Piper encouraged the students.Sports Coordinator Trevor Shillingford congratulated the students and pledged the Ministry of Sports continued support to assisting them in developing their sporting talents.“We at the Sports Division continue to look at ways at making your dreams come true; we will continue to do so”.“You have provided us with that extra that we are willing to go to make your dreams come true because we are aware that through these simple interventions that we do on the sporting fields, we are impacting in other areas of society, Mr Shillingford continued.– / 14last_img read more

UWF Volleyball Visits Nicaragua

first_img Share UWF Volleyball Visits Nicaragua PENSACOLA, Fla. – West Florida volleyball spent their entire spring semester working toward one goal that led to an unforgettable opportunity. It had been four years since UWF volleyball’s last international trip, and on May 4th-12th, seven players and eight staff members embarked upon a tour through Bring It Promotions that allowed them to extend their hands to the country of Nicaragua, located in Central America. After months of raising money through bake sales, car washes, and phon-a-thons, the team then continued their quest by seeking out donations of specific needed items to bring along. Each member of the traveling party packed an extra 50 pound bag that included items strictly for donation to the citizens of Nicaragua. These items were then distributed at different locations throughout the trip for use by the children and families. The tour began with a flight into Nicaragua’s capital city, Managua, where the team spent a whole day getting acclimated to the country and its people. A city tour allowed the group to learn about the country’s history, as well as develop a visual depiction of what challenges are faced by the individuals living in Nicaragua. A visit to the Masaya Volcano also entertained the group before their move to another city. The team then enjoyed a three-day stint in San Juan del Sur, located on the coast of Nicaragua where they participated in community outreach programs with the locals. Different small groups visited a vast array of places, and were able to connect with groups of local adults and children, and assist them with their needs.  San Juan also held fun activities for the group that included sailing, fishing, surfing, and even yoga on the beach. The final days of the trip included a stop in Jinotepe that allowed the group to visit a local orphanage where they were able to spend a few hours reading, playing outside, and helping with the children’s everyday activities. Granada was then the final stop where there was time to shop, hike through a “cloud forest”, as well as take a boat tour through the islands of Granada on Lake Nicaragua. The team members were each designated a day to write an entry for the trip’s blog where more details about each day and personal experiences can be found. The blog can be accessed by clicking here.  In addition, a photo gallery from the entire trip has been added with pictures taken by members of the team and staff throughout the eight-day journey, and can be found here. More photos will be added as they become available. Print Friendly Versioncenter_img UWF Volleyball in Nicaragua (Photo by Melissa Wolter) last_img read more

FIFA Best Player: How Sergio Ramos, Harry Kane, others voted

first_imgReal Madrid captain, Sergio Ramos voted for fellow teammate, Luka Modric to win the FIFA Best Player award on Monday night.Ramos also voted for Juventus star, Cristiano Ronaldo as his second choice and Barcelona ace, Lionel Messi for the third spot.According to All Football, Tottenham Hotspur striker, Harry Kane opted for Cristiano Ronaldo, with Lionel Messi and Kevin De Bruyne coming second and third respectively, while Croatia captain, Luka Modric voted for France World Cup winner, Raphael Varane, with Cristiano Ronaold and Antoine Griezmann coming second and third respectively.Modric however won FIFA’s The Best award after helping Real Madrid to win the Champions League and playing a key role for Croatia at the 2018 World Cup.In the voting by national team coaches, captains and media, Modric earned 29.05 percent of the votes, Ronaldo finished second with 19.08 percent and third-placed Mohamed Salah received 11.23 percent.Brazilian Marta was named the FIFA women’s Player of the Year for the sixth time, beating Maroszán Dzsenifer (Germany) and Ada Hegerberg (Norway) to the accolade.last_img read more

Sakura hangs on

first_imgYokomine shot a 1-over-par 73 in the last round to notch her third career victory with a 6-under 210 total, one stroke ahead of Lee. IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5 GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMEScenter_img MIHO, Ibaraki Pref. – Sakura Yokomine held off a late charge by South Korea’s Lee Ji Hee to complete a wire-to-wire win at the Nichirei Ladies on Sunday for her first title of the year.Sakura Yokomine holds the trophy after winning the Nichirei Ladies on Sundayfor her first title of the year.last_img read more