"The Ring" archive entries from Feb 27th 2008

  • Quote from JRapp

    I think it's funny that Cantwell feels it was a given that he would have broken the World Record if he had a better shot. The question that comes to mind is why didn' the have his own, proper equipment? Why was he depending on Hoffa and Nelson to supply him with impliments? Weird. The whole "I would have thrown 4 feet further" line is another odd comment. It seems to me that the guy can be too delicate at times. Almost like if everything isn't exactly how he wants it...everything goes to shit. How often are things going to be ideal? I get the feeling that he is mentally (or emotionally) at a disadvantage. I don't get the feeling like he has the I don't care killer instinct that would allow him to be successful no matter the circumstances. Then again I did see him throw 22.11m in very cold rain at Drake a few years, so I could be dead wrong on this. I don't know....I think the verdict is still out on Cantwell. He still has a lot to do before he solidifies his legacy in this sport. I really want to see how he handles the high pressure situations he will face this year.

    published at Feb 27th 2008 12:23am on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/

  • Quote from Tony Dziepak

    I used to keep accurate age records. I know Amarachi Ukabam threw 19.32 @ 18, but haven't checked for 2008. That's the best I've heard for 18-year olds although I may have missed some marks--now that Tilastopaja.com is a pay site, I can't easily get birthdates.

    At age 19,
    Brittany Riley threw 22.99 and
    Jenny Dahlgren threw 21.58, but this was in the calendar year they turned 20, so it wouldn't be eligible for an IAAF/USATF junior record. (Aside from the fact that IAAF doesn't do junior indoor records, and even if they did, they wouldn't do it for weight throw--although USATF would.)

    published at Feb 27th 2008 12:41am on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/

  • published at Feb 27th 2008 12:50am on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/

  • published at Feb 27th 2008 1:28am on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/

  • Quote from rlasorsa

    Don't beleive everything that you read. This was not much of a "controversy."

    Christian had actually ordered a 128mm from JumpStart that would have been to him in time for the meet, but it got held up in Customs and shipping from Canada because of the bad weather.

    Outdoor shots are being thrown in Valencia, so none of this will be a problem.

    published at Feb 27th 2008 1:30am on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/

  • Quote from w8coach

    Rob,
    Thanks for sharing that story. it is the lesson that we are ultimately in control of how we approach each and every situation, deal with unforseen changes to our plans, and most importantly, how and what we learn about ourselves during these instances. The records and the championships by themselves are forged by the struggle that it took to get there in the first place.
    Mickey

    published at Feb 27th 2008 1:41am on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/

  • published at Feb 27th 2008 3:50am on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/

  • Quote from Frank

    I know that there are quite a few college coaches that read the boards, I'm trying to help out one of my high school girl pole vaulter's get some collegiate exposure and I'm having trouble tracking down emails of coaches at the schools she's interested in. Does anyone have any advice as to tracking this kind of information down?

    This girl is a senior who has a 4.0+ GPA, and has cleared 12-0 last year as a junior. She was South Carolina state champ as a sophomore, runner up last year as a junior......she's a great kid, I'm trying to help her out as best as I can.

    Any advice?

    published at Feb 27th 2008 3:51am on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/

  • published at Feb 27th 2008 4:12am on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/

  • Quote from Coach Rodney

    Maybe everyone on this site the ring should have grown up in the San Jose area. Now of course you would get the soap box entertainment from times coming from a JP (Powell) to the antics of an Oldfield. But many times in the early 70's thru the 80's that that those were some good times. I haven't been to the Clinic in Hunington Beach, Maybe next year, but this year at Logan, the Slam took part and what a nice thing he did! "To Share or Not to share! Hope your daughter is doing well! Catch you soon ML

    published at Feb 27th 2008 4:29am on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/

  • Quote from 70footer

    great lesson of life these are , and the fact is when you have a couple good friends to help out as they go thru the same lessons , you can bounce ideas off each other and make a greater impact TOGETHER....the good news is that while the physical accomplishments may have stopped , the mental & emotional imput and sharing have not , so hopefully some others on the ring will also notice the same thing. so you notice I am talking about sharing emotional support and knowledge NOT relying on others to bring your stuff.

    and as far as the Cantwell issue I would only add that there is NOT another thrower in the world right now with as much raw talent and physical attributes to throw really far...but only when he learns some of these more important things will such talent be realised when it counts. so it boils down to focus , discipline, and a personal boundry that does not allow for less than what you are capable of , regardless of who is there or where the meet is held. and then you go into that meet and compete with your friends and lift eachother to a higher level by each mans presence, higher than what either could achieve on thier own , BUT ya have to bring and be responsible for your own stuff.

    published at Feb 27th 2008 5:15am on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/

  • Quote from Walt S

    It seems to me Cantwell did just fine in what he considered not ideal conditions. He won the USA championships against the no 1 and no 2 throwers in the world from last year. It wasn't like he fell apart because he didn't have what he felt was the optimal shot for himself.

    It seems he tried to get the shot he wanted for the competition but it didn't get to him on time. So he threw what he had and won. He did what he could under the circumstances. He just told a reporter he thought he could have thrown farther if he had a better implement for him. I don't agree with him blaming Reese, he could have just said he tried to get the shot he liked but it got held up in customs and one wasn't available at the meet.

    published at Feb 27th 2008 5:47am on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/

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