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Two Ohio State freshmen fencers prepare for Junior Olympics

A pair of freshmen Ohio State fencers have spent the last few weeks preparing for their first Junior Olympic competition, which could pave their way to the United States World Championship team.Oliver Shindler and Ally Micek will take part in the four-day competition set to be held Friday through Monday at the Cleveland Convention Center.Shindler said he and Micek have been competing this entire season to accumulate enough points to qualify for the Junior Olympics. The pair have been getting advice and encouragement from many of the older members of the team.Micek said three men and three women will be selected from the Junior Olympics to represent the United States, making this a huge opportunity to be recognized on the national and international level.This isn’t Shindler’s and Micek’s first time competing on such a grand stage, however. After meeting each other through fencing in high school, the two traveled internationally on the same team, competing and representing the U.S.“When I first started, I was just doing this for fun, but once I got into high school, I realized the opportunities,” Micek said. “Once you get into high school, it was like a dream for me to compete in college.”The pair are both epee fencers, meaning their event uses the largest and heaviest weapons of the three main events (the other two being foil and sabre). Points are scored by making contact with the point of the weapon on any spot of the opponent’s body.Shindler said many of the upperclassmen on the team have been in their position before when they were freshmen, so they are a great resource for the young guns to turn to when they have questions about preparing.“A lot of the top guys like (OSU sophomores) Marc-Antoine (Blais Belanger) and Lewis Weiss, they’ve just been helping me mentally prepare for all of the competitions this season, whether they be college or national,” Shindler said.The duo is getting help and advice from other teammates on the team in order to better prepare.“Same thing goes for the upperclassmen girls, we talk about it and they’ve all been in the same situation as we were, like, two years ago. They have really solid advice for us,” Micek said.Despite the grand implications, Shindler said he is looking to prepare for this weekend’s Junior Olympics event just like any other competition.“I prepare the same for every competition,” he said. read more

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Juventus at the same level as the best Marcello Lippi

Juventus at the same level as the best Marcello Lippi

first_imgThe former ‘Juve’ and Italy manager believed his ex-team was a step behind of world-class clubs, but now he thinks they can challenge for the UEFA Champions LeagueFormer Italian manager Marcello Lippi has come out to praise Juventus in the Italian Lega Serie A and in the UEFA Champions League.The ex Italy national team coach also spoke about Cristiano Ronaldo, and how he feels after being awarded the Golden Foot for his contribution to world football.“You never get tired of winning trophies, but there are those that come near the end of the career and, considering the other names I am alongside, it makes me very proud,” he was quoted by Football Italia.Romelu Lukaku, Inter MilanLukaku backed to beat Ronaldo in Serie A scoring charts Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Former Inter Milan star Andy van der Meyde is confident Romelu Lukaku will outscore Cristiano Ronaldo in this season’s Serie A.“Cristiano Ronaldo is an added bonus to the Juventus squad, but the general level of the team is so very high already.”“I think they have the same odds of winning as Bayern Munich, Barcelona, Liverpool, and Paris Saint-Germain. I used to see Juve as a step behind, but now they are on the same level,” he explained.“In Serie A, only Napoli and Inter can cause a few problems, but at the end of the day they won’t be able to prevent another Juve title.”last_img read more

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For The First Time A Woman Wins Homer Winter King Salmon Tournament

For The First Time A Woman Wins Homer Winter King Salmon Tournament

first_imgFacebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享For the first time in 26 years a woman was named the champion of the Homer Winter King Salmon Tournament. Shayna Perry, of Eagle River, took home first place with a 26.70 white winter King Salmon and a payout of $72,997.50. Perry came down from Eagle River to fish with her friends on the Stella Maris 2. She caught the winning white King Salmon 30 minutes before lines out with Captain Krzysztof Balaban. The tournament took place on Saturday with 1,402 anglers and 426 Boats weighed in 180 winter kings, 37 of those were white King Salmon. In addition to winning the grand prize for the largest King Salmon of the Tournament, she also won the “AJ’s Oldtown Steakhouse” prize for the Largest White King. The Stella Maris 2 won sidebets in the $50, $75, $100, and $125 categories for a total payout of $44,957.50 Photo credits: Jim Lavrakas Far North Photography In second place was Chad Webb weighing in at 25.44lbs on the Yeah Bouy.last_img read more

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