Quote from KSCTHROWER
I absolutely agree with you. One thing i have noticed in every meet is that usually the best athlete wins... even if that athlete throws much less than he/she typically does. Why are there some years when to win the shotput you only need to throw the shotput 20.8 meters.. yet someyears you need to throw 22+ just to place in the top 3?
ultimately i think it is the competitor who is able to ignore the crowds, the pressures, and the actual distances and concentrates on what he needs to do who wins the competition.
published at Jun 25th 2007 1:27am on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/
Quote from Ringmaster
Indy is tough on discus throwers again...
1 Michael Robertson Stanford
2 Ian Waltz
3 Jarred Rome
4 Adam Kuehl unattached
5 Karl Erickson unattached
6 Doug Reynolds unattached
7 Russ Winger unattached
8 Nick Petrucci
published at Jun 25th 2007 4:24am on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/
Quote from heycoach
The new champion had a 2 meter PR from the last three years. The NCAA's put out some good throwers this year. Good job Michael.
published at Jun 25th 2007 5:21am on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/
Quote from Don Babbitt
The mens hammer had 6 throwers over 70m last year at Indy with seventh place being 69.97m by Cory Martin, which is close. I think there were 7 guys over 70m at the 2001 USA Champs in Eugene if I recall correctly. On a side note, if memory serves me correct, there were 4 Americans over 76m at the Fresno Relays in 1987. I think the order was Logan, Flax, Green, and Deal (who had a PR that day).
published at Jun 25th 2007 5:33am on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/
Quote from heycoach
From 7th to First on one throw. What a way of never giving up. That must have been a long wait when the winning throw was done on the fifth round, and fifteen throws to go.
published at Jun 25th 2007 5:39am on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/
Quote from Tony Dziepak
Inaugural DC/MD/VA High school hammer throw championships,
USATF sanctioned, USATF rules
name school grade best place
Frank Nothaft TJ 12 51.78 1
Damien Bridges Rob 12 31.78 2
Ibrahima Kebe Deal 9 29.79 3
Dominique Bridges Rob 12 29.62 4
John Anderson TJ 9 27.19 5
Darrin Proctor QO 10 19.82 6
Aimee Veatch CS 11 36.50 1
Asia Echard Rob 11 26.45 2
TJ: Thomas Jefferson HS for Science & Technology, Annandale, VA
Rob: Robinson Secondary School, Fairfax, VA
Deal: Alice Deal JHS, Washington, DC
QO: Quince Orchard HS, Gaithersburg, MD
CS: Cave Spring HS, Roanoke, VA
Grade as of Spring 2007
published at Jun 25th 2007 7:42am on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/
Quote from Ringmaster
From: Teri Steer-Cantwell
Christian is going to kill me for writing in to this message board, but I
feel I have to. Christian doesn't like to complain, therefore, what most
competitors, friends, press, and fans do not know is christian was severely
Tuesday june 12 christian had a back spasm. He's had them before. He told
me this spasm was different. From Tuesday June 12-Wednesday June 20
Christian laid in bed not being able to move. He only got out of bed to
have me drive him to go see the doctors, chiropractor, tried a couple rehab
sessions, and a walk around the block to move. He was on medication for
muscle relaxers which made him sleep like crazy. MRI showed 3 bulging discs
and 1 herneated disc. After the reading he thought he would never be able
to compete again. That afternoon we met with the doctor whosaid he's had
this for awhile once they could get the inflamed area under control he would
be able to throw again. He would have to change the way he trains forever.
He finally was given an epidural of cortizone in his back. They didn't know
for sure when he would be able to go.
True to Christian's character he made himself ready to try. He went out
wednesday and took 6 throws to make sure he could throw and make himself
believe he could compete. He headed to Indy on Thursday.
Yes, christian should have had all of his throws over the amount to make the
team. It wasn't in the cards. He was happy to have a chance to try.
Christian is my husband, therefore, I am biased. Christian is TOUGH AS
NAILS. He should have not competed this past weeked, but due to the lack of
money in our sport he did. When he should be back in Missouri he is on a
plane over seas to compete for money and points. When it all comes down to
it this is his job. There is an entire season left overseas. As he put it
:he just has to suck it up and move on." I just couldn't read another post
about not measuring up this time. Christian went above and beyond.
Congrats to all who made the team. Way to go Michael Robertson(one time SMU
published at Jun 25th 2007 9:20am on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/
Quote from tomsonite
So how exactly does getting spots on the team work? We're sending four guys to Osaka? According to the IAAF rules only 3 competitors are allowed to compete in each event from each country.
I also thought countries were only allowed to send one athlete that had the B standard, and if one athlete had the A standard then they couldn't send any B standard athletes? (I'm asking in relation to men's hammer...i didn't think Kibwe could get a spot since he's only thrown the B standard and Kruger already had the A standard?)
And for women's hammer, gilreath and campbell finished out of the top three, but they are the only ones besides riley who have thrown the A standard to go to Osaka...so is the women's hammer team going to be riley and yush/cosby, or riley, campbell and gilreath?
published at Jun 25th 2007 10:42am on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/
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published at Jun 25th 2007 12:51pm on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/
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published at Jun 25th 2007 1:03pm on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/
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while I was editing in paint you beat me to the punch...
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published at Jun 25th 2007 1:05pm on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/
Quote from discusdoc
I suggest Christian purchase a book called Ultimate Back Fitness and Performance by Dr. Stuart McGill. The book is self-published and available on his website http://www.backfitpro.com. He is a professor of biomechanics in Canada and is considered the leading expert in the world on low back pain. I think it would be worth his while to visit Dr McGill in Canada. I'm pretty sure he works with elite athletes in distress.
I think all throwers should buy this book. I had back surgery at age 38 and started throwing the discus again at age 43. I am 59 and train 12 months a year and rarely have back pain. My MRI shows major degeneration of the spine. The exercises and training techniques I learned from Dr. McGill allow me to stay in the sport and remain relatively pain free.
Over the years, I have seen many great throwers give up the sport because of their backs. Back pain is not inevitable for throwers.
published at Jun 25th 2007 1:36pm on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/
Quote from CanuckHT
FYI, Dr. McGill is located at the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada where I used to coach. For any who are interested in contacting him directly or through his site...
or you can search him out at http://www.uwaterloo.ca
His studies with athletes, lifters etc is on-going and I can attest that he and his staff/collegues are incredible.
published at Jun 25th 2007 2:55pm on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/
Quote from jayess
My brain tells me to be skeptical about this. But read the article and make your own judgements.
published at Jun 25th 2007 9:43pm on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/
Quote from Norm Balke
I did have a girl try this 2 seasons ago. In a meet. She threw 25' with it, 25' without it.
I will not be experimenting with this technique, as I am gymnastically challenged.
published at Jun 26th 2007 12:43am on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/