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Top 10 Offseason Moves: #8 Steve Gregory Signed at Safety

Heading into the offseason, most fans and media analysts believed that the Patriots most pressing need was at safety. It would be hard to disagree with that sentiment. In 2011, the Patriots featured the second worst passing defense of All-Time, and had a revolving door at safety that never really ceased, even into the postseason. Long-time contributors Brandon Meriweather and James Sanders were released in the preseason (along with veteran Brandon McGowan), with Patrick Chung the only key player from 2010 at the position returning. During the year, the Patriots ended up losing Chung for eight games, early season starter Josh Barrett for the season, James Ihedigbo for stretches during games with a shoulder injury, and were forced to bench Sergio Brown due to poor play on the back-end. Even cornerbacks Devin McCourty and Sterling Moore were forced to play the position for stretches.

July 3, 2012
Greg Knopping

2012 U.S. Paralympic Track & Field Team named for London

INDIANAPOLIS — U.S. Paralympics, a division of the United States Olympic Committee, announced today the 54 athlete nominations for the 2012 U.S. Paralympic Track & Field Team. The roster includes 19 female athletes and 35 male athletes who will represent the United States at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London, Aug. 29-Sept. 9, pending approval from the USOC. The nominations are highlighted by Jessica Galli (Hillsborough, N.J.), who was the most decorated U.S. track and field athlete at the 2008 Beijing Paralympic Games with five medals, and four-time Beijing medalist Tatyana McFadden (Clarksville, Md.) and three-time medalist Amanda McGrory (Kennett Square, Pa.), and three-time medalist Jim Bob Bizzell (Odessa, Texas). In total, Team USA won a total of nine gold, 14 silver, and five bronze medals in Beijing, two more medals than the team won at the Athens 2004 Paralympic Games.

July 3, 2012

Jeremy Campbell soars at US Paralympic Trials Track & Field

INDIANAPOLIS — Jeremy Campbell didn’t need an official measurement to know his final throw in the discus event was a good one. “There we go — about time,” Campbell yelled as his final throw sailed at 62.52 meters (205-feet, 1-inch) at the U.S. Paralympic Trials — Track & Field. It was a soaring throw, but just short of his previous best of 63.45 meters, a world record (in the T44 class) he set at the Endeavor Games in Edmond, Okla. Campbell is expected to be part of the U.S. team that will compete in the London 2012 Paralympic Games and is awaiting an official announcement of the team nominees on Sunday. The Trials will help determine the 2012 U.S. Paralympic Team, but also includes athletes from 14 other countries.

July 3, 2012

U.S. Olympic Trials: Athletes Ready to Break Out in London

The Olympics are in London this year and the American team has a lot of young talent just waiting to break out. This talent is spread over a multitude of sports. Paige McPherson, Aly Raisman, Ashton Eaton and Christian Taylor are all in their first Olympics and will truly excel in London. Christian Taylor had a great youth career in the triple jump, winning gold in the triple jump at the 2007 World Youth Championships. He also did extremely well in the 2011 World Championships by earning a gold there as well. Taylor is a track and field competitor at the University of Florida and has won multiple NCAA championships. Taylor has a rival from the U.S. in the triple jump that he will have to beat—named Will Claye.

July 2, 2012
Scott Carasik

Taylor wins triple jump at the US trials, will be joined by Claye in London

EUGENE, Ore. — Reigning world champion Christian Taylor won the triple jump at the U.S. track trials on Saturday with a leap of 57 feet, 10 ¼ inches for a place on the Olympic team. Former Florida teammate Will Claye, who finished third at the world championships last year, also earned a spot on the team as the runner-up at 57-7. Walter Davis finished third with a jump of 54-9 1/4, but fell short of the Olympic “A’’ standard of 56-5 1/4 needed to compete in the London Games.

July 1, 2012
Associated Press

Travel & Training Recipient Mallory Weggemann Qualifies for the London Paralympics

Last Sunday in Bismarck, N.D., one day after the USA Paralympic Swimming trials concluded the U.S. Olympic Committee notified the 34 swimmers (20 women and 14 men) who will head to the 2012 Paralympic Games in London this summer. Among these is WSF 2011 Travel & Training recipient, Mallory Weggemann. Weggemann, who became paralyzed after an epidural for backpain, has persevered to become an elite Paralympic Swimmer. Since then, she has made a name for herself in the pool. In 2001, Weggemann won eight gold medals and has set nine world records at the International Paralympic Committee Swimming World Championships. She was also named Best Female Athlete with a Disability at ESPN’s ESPY awards. Weggemann’s current goal is to compete in and earn nine gold medals in the upcoming Paralympic Games in London.

June 28, 2012

Former UF teammates lock step toward Olympics

EUGENE, Ore. -- When Christian Taylor and William Claye hear rhythmic clapping build to a crescendo as they taxi down the triple jump runway inside Hayward Field, it will feel like old times in Gainesville, only much louder, with much more at stake. Taylor and Claye used to mesmerize their teammates at the University of Florida during practice duels. “Practices at Florida were very intense, and you had to compete hard or you would not survive,” Claye said. “Christian and I used to start our claps and practice would stop around us and everyone would watch and clap and say, ‘Oh, what are you going to do? Show us!’ ” Those steamy afternoons in the pit made them close friends and amiable rivals who have pushed each other to the top of the sport.

June 28, 2012
Linda Robertson

Clay Finishes the Race, Keeps the Faith

Azusa Pacific University salutes our Olympic champion Bryan Clay ’03 for the grace and character he demonstrated at the U.S. Track and Field Trials in Eugene, Ore., June 22-23. A true champion and role model, Clay pressed on after his dreams of a third Olympic appearance were dashed on the second day of competition when he stumbled in the 100-meter hurdles and was initially disqualified. Clay, overwhelmed by the consequences of one misstep, then fouled on his three attempts at the discus and lost his bid to become the only decathlete in history to medal in three Olympics. He holds a gold from Beijing in ’08 and a silver from Athens in ’04.

June 28, 2012
Rachel White

Former Ohio State gymnast reaches for Olympics

Brandon Wynn stands before two suspended rings, grabs one with each hand and calmly lifts his 165-pound frame over his head, his body becoming motionless. He goes through this and other technical holds for five-second intervals at Ohio State’s Steelwood Training Facility, occasionally taking a break to watch competition tape.It’s all part of Wynn’s six-hour daily routine. The former OSU gymnast is training for the U.S. Olympic trials. Already a member of the national team, he hopes to be one of five men selected to compete in the London Games this summer. “It’s what I’ve been doing since I was 7 years old; I’ve always wanted to be on the Olympic team,” said Wynn, a New Jersey native. “I can’t even imagine what that is going to feel like.”

June 28, 2012
Blake Williams

Brandon Wynn, NCAA & U.S. Champion and Olympic Hopeful, Believes In Teeter

What would cause one of top-rated gymnasts in America to start flipping upside-down a couple of times a day just weeks before the 2012 Olympic Trials and Summer Olympics in London? 22-year-old Brandon Wynn, the reigning All-Around NCAA and US National Champion on Still Rings and Olympic hopeful, has been doing gymnastics for over 16 years and is not immune to the aches and pains that accompany the tough demands of the sport. “One of the most important parts of training is finding a daily regimen that can keep you healthy. Gymnasts experience a lot of pounding on the joints, and over the years, I have dealt with a lot of lower back tightness and pain,” said Wynn.

June 28, 2012


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