Quote from tomsonite
Did they show the hammer at all on last night's broadcast of the trials? Of course I forgot to record it and want to know if I missed anything.
published at Jul 2nd 2008 1:25am on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/
Quote from Tony Ciarelli
I know it's at best an outside chance but just checking to see if Sam Lightbody made the list. So if someone gets it could it be posted as soon as possible.
published at Jul 2nd 2008 1:27am on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/
Quote from BigSteve
The start lists aren't up yet, Tony, but on the declared lists, there are 20 listed as qualified and declared. Sam's name is the 6th name listed as pending.
published at Jul 2nd 2008 2:57am on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/
Quote from ironman
The really cool thing is that the organizers (meaning local Eugene 08) held to their commitment and had the men's hammer qualifying on live on the big jumbo screens!!! And when there were other track events going on, they went to a split screen.
Hank Slam....yes Kevin the young old man in the group. Let your heart not be troubled. Even though it looks like McMahon backed into the finals after two fouls, he warmned up at 73m!!!
For you throwers (yeah I do it too sometimes) who take that lazy sideways exit out of the side of the ring just behind the mid-circle line.....well Mike Mai lost a really nice throw when he obviously cut it too close and didn't end up going out of the "back half" of the circle.
published at Jul 2nd 2008 3:30am on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/
Quote from KSCTHROWER
I was pissed. Every Race was cut into to show other events besides the men's 5000 where there was no commercial interuption. They could have easily thrown in 10 seconds of hammer. Maybe they didnt bother setting up cameras... Who knows.
How bout that 800? Go competitions like that keep me watching
published at Jul 2nd 2008 4:19am on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/
Quote from Tony Ciarelli
Hey any of you Arroyo guys, could list your boys top 10 in the shot and discus? Thanks
Capo di tutti Capi
published at Jul 2nd 2008 6:32am on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/
Quote from THROFAR
I know many of you that wanted to come were at the only other place I would be...the Oly Trials. But, we had a great time regardless. Highlights : keg tosses and a triple BW deadlift.
Congrats to the Olympians so far!
published at Jul 2nd 2008 6:51am on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/
Quote from 40Footer
I think Sean Sheilds tops both lists, but I remember years where 175 would get you 5th on the team whereas in NYS that would put you in contention for state champion.
published at Jul 2nd 2008 8:52am on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/
Quote from discusdoc
I found about 20 studies on steroid use in high school and college kids published since 1984. The results were very consistent: about 4 percent have used steroids and a lower percentage used them consistently. I think it is a problem. However, the politicians have used it as a canard to take the heat off the real problem: insufficient funding of athletic programs. Steroids wouldn't be much of a problem if they hired full time, competent coaches who could closely supervise athletes. In California, most throws coaches are part-time and get about $2000 for the season (doesn't even pay for gas). President Bush has spent $1 trillion on Iraq. That could have paid for a lot of first class athletic programs.
published at Jul 2nd 2008 11:03am on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/
Quote from japanman
This is what I know off the top of my head:
Fields 64 high
Shields 64 low
I know when I was there in 2002 I was #10 at 171. I went home this last Spring to watch my little bro throw and I attended the banquet: I am now number 16 or 17 all time I think in discus. Bunch of dudes in 180's - not sure if anyone is in the 190's.
Hit it hard,
published at Jul 2nd 2008 12:27pm on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/
Quote from jbthrower72
There will always be a certain percentage that will look to get an edge through cheating,but what do you think the % would be if showing only football and the more strength related sports? I'm sure higher,and I would agree most H.S.ers don't use roids but the comment about how much Bush?(Congress did vote for it! Right?) spent in Iraq,seems a little bit ridiculous,but hey you're entitled to your opinions.I live in Texas where there is drug testing for H.S.ers and it seems ridiculous to have testing unless you let the other athlets or coaches from rival schools decide who's tested otherwise Joe Blow 5 minute miler from any H.S. gets tested and you don't get anyone caught which is exactly what happened this last year in TX with no positives.It seems H.S. drug use is much the same as it was when I was in H.S. It goes in spurts and most guys from rival H.S.'s know who are the most likely offenders.
published at Jul 2nd 2008 2:16pm on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/
Quote from jayess
They started the tests in February so they missed the football season. When they resume testing again in the fall they may get some different results. Maybe not though, we'll see.
published at Jul 2nd 2008 9:27pm on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/
Quote from Milak
For those of you in the area (local and for the trials) come up and check out the greatest throwing facility on the planet!!!
Today we are hosting our International Throws Center grand opening starting at 1pm.
published at Jul 2nd 2008 10:09pm on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/
Quote from jayess
Your name came up at a meet last weekend. A fellow competitor (Dave R.) was warming up for discus with a 2k throwing ball and I asked him where he got it. "Brad Reid gave it to me", was the response.
published at Jul 2nd 2008 10:22pm on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/