Quote from ats38
Tomorrow we have LIVE discus results coming from Oslo, Bislett.
Comp. starts 18:00 (CET)
& we try to have connection from International Athletics Meeting
City of Lugano as well - Mykyta Nesterenko and M
published at Jun 15th 2007 3:10am on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/
Quote from MadDog
Comming from someone who competed in the NAIA a few years ago its hard to know from year to year what the competition is going to be. When I was a freshmen there were a couple of guys who could have placed at DI nationals and by the time I was a senior the top marks in the shot were not above the mid 53 ft for the national champion. It seems that for the most part the top athletes in the NAIA are much older or are foreign and transfer after a year or two. Also I'm a Lindenwood almni and I'm wondering about there throws coach Richard Cochran. I know he is a former olympian and I've heard he's a great coach from a few people but I couldent help but notice LU's top thrower this year hasen't improved much since he arrived at LU from a DI program. Also is Eric Flores going to stay at Black Hills? And one last thing Coach Weiser I noticed you had three very good freshmen hammer throwers at Wayland Baptist are they going to stay now that your not going to be back? Also good luck finding another coaching position.
published at Jun 15th 2007 3:20am on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/
Quote from Glenn McAtee
I am going through all my videos, and I have two copies of the docu-drama "The soul is greater than the world" by Ricky Bruch.
One of the copies has been played very few times, and I would be willing to sell it for 20$ plus postage. (This is half price for what is essentially a new video).
If you are interested, email me. I can take Paypal.
More throwing books and videos to follow.
published at Jun 15th 2007 4:53am on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/
Quote from CSickler1
It looks like you're trying to 'pull' the hammer through, it may be the angle. Let me know if you think that may be one of the things that is occuring.
published at Jun 15th 2007 6:07am on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/
Quote from Bulldog
Well, like I said, from the looks of conversations on this forum it seems that the NCAA rules the roost here. Also, for as much hammer talk as there is on this forum, I can see there are not many discus throwers watching NAIA discus here either. In the women's discus for instance the top three girls where all undergreaduate age throwers and coming back for another run at top spot next year. I threw the discus and shot at the NAIA nationals meet and there were several impressive athletes there. But some are right, the competition varies by the year....but I think that is where the excitment lies.
In the NCAA you can pretty much count on the competition year after year. There is always a crap load of great athletes. Rarely and underdog athlete.(Someone who seemingly shouldn't be there) Seems a little boring to me. This summer I look forward to the lifting and the plyos because I don't know who I will throw against in national next season. But...may be I am just that kind of a thrower.
published at Jun 15th 2007 9:08am on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/
Quote from Glenn McAtee
not is 60 seconds like the movie, but pretty close.
ps: if you want to buy one new, google "John Powell Associates + Bruch"
he sells them for 39.95 plus 3.95 shipping.
I highly recommend this movie, even if you are not Swedish and not a discus thrower.
published at Jun 15th 2007 10:34am on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/
Quote from Mr.Incredible
I remember competing against the throwers at Azusa Pacific in the early 80's and they were just as good as the top D1 schools were at the time. You had Christian Okoye throwing 212 in the discus and Mike Maynard threw for them one year. They had a bunch of other guys also.
published at Jun 15th 2007 11:39am on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/
Quote from RING RAT
Event: KMC Throws Twighlight (Univ. of Kentucky)
K. Johnson - 73.17
D. Smith - 67.21
G. Porter - 63.60
A. Fryman - 59.38
J. Sexton - F
C. Smith - 68.60
E. Bernhardt - 52.37
A. Muffet - 44.00
S. Manz - 19.06
E. Werskey - 17.66
A. Fryman - 17.43
A. Muffet - 15.53
C. Smith - 12.69
E. Bernhardt - 10.17
(M) Disc #1:
D. Reynolds - 60.71
A. Turland - 55.37
A. Fryman - 53.57
E. Werskey - 50.54
(M) Disc #2:
D. Reynolds - 62.76
A. Turland - 57.18
A. Fryman - 53.92
S. Manz - 53.34
(W) Disc #1:
C. Clemson - 51.14
A. Muffet - 49.78
E. Bernhardt - 42.26
(W) Disc #2:
C. Clemson - 51.65
A. Muffet - 36.69
E. Bernhardt - 29.19
I appreciate those who turned out for this on short notice. For those interested, the plan is to have Thursday night twighlight meets every week between NCAA's and Oly Trials next year.
Congrats to Crystal on a Canadian Record!
published at Jun 15th 2007 1:36pm on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/
Quote from Jud Logan
JRapp- I was not there, but in the 13 records I set for the hammer, 9 gained distance and 4 lost, but the most I ever lost was
6cm. I never quite figured it out...didn't care, always believed the very next throw would be farther anyways!
published at Jun 15th 2007 9:22pm on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/
Quote from JRapp
Technically you should gain...but I guess it depends on a few variables...Good point about the next throw will be farther stuff. By the way, I mentioned something a few days ago about Mitchell Pope and his lipper during NCAAs. I was going to start a debate on who's the greatest "dipper" of all time, but I figured you would be delcared the winner by way of a no contest so I didn't even bother.
published at Jun 15th 2007 9:46pm on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/
Quote from arnold
Bulldog, I would say that the NAIA get more credit in the sport of track and field than maybe any other that it supports.
Most people never talk about NAIA baseball, basketball, football, volleyball, etc. In fact, the casual sports fan doesn't realize there is another option other than NCAA.
The greatest quality of track and field is the objectivity of the results. We know 200' is 200', no matter what division or national governing body. The same can not be said of other sports.
Now as for amount of talk on "the Ring" about the NAIA. I would say most conversation on here are very general. Most contain info about throwing related knowledge. I don't think any one division is singled out, unless there is something extraoridary that occurs.
One thing to always keep in mind about divisions and NCAA/NAIA is that each one will have great results, but the density of great results will most likely go in this pecking order: D1, D2, D3, NAIA,. Of course, depending on the year, there are always exceptions. And where does JUCO fit in?
And for the record, I too was an NAIA thrower. Rio Grande 99'-03'.....and I loved the NAIA!
published at Jun 15th 2007 11:48pm on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/