"The Ring" archive entries from Feb 12th 2009

  • Quote from MSacThrower

    Nothing against our american discus throwers but I dont feel insulted as a thrower when Europeans make fun our discus throwing at "MAUI" and modesto and other places like that in the US. I think in order to become better throwers we cant rely on using a 20mph wind to make the discus go another 4-5 meters, Nelson and Hoffa dont rely on sloped sectors to get big throws. I believe the US have the talent and coaches to make world class discus throwers.

    P.S. - if I ever become a millionaire, i'm start a profrag for elite throwers who have the A standard no matter what, to get a monthly salary, even if they live at home. Lets hope I hit the lotto!!! :)

    published at Feb 12th 2009 12:16am on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/

  • published at Feb 12th 2009 12:49am on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/

  • Quote from Coach Rodney

    Find the place with the best wind? Wind, big deal, but where is the best wind. Now back about 35-40 years ago, there was a program called "Speed City!" Then didn't allow that program to not run or run backwards, They were fast....no problems, no one said to them don't run fast...and on that facility, the WR was broken 3 times one afternoon with a nice wind from from the NW. No one complained about that then! W8Coach/Mickey C says it right, the wind is unpredictable. It comes and goes and thats the way it is. Think I will go look for that perfect wave and get my surf board......Hang Ten!

    published at Feb 12th 2009 4:02am on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/

  • Quote from Kap

    Majewski showed his competitive ability in the Games, throwing PR's at Q & F rounds. Who is to say that he would not have been as competitive if he was a US citizen and throwing in Eugene. From T&FNews ranking list he did not finish lower than 3rd in any listed meet and his throws at the time of the Trials were at a level that he could have placed in top 3 without a PR.

    published at Feb 12th 2009 6:44am on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/

  • published at Feb 12th 2009 8:00am on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/

  • Quote from Tony Ciarelli

    My junior Cecil Whiteside had his first throws without the net today, 183' in the disc and over 58 in the shot. Since his PRs were 179' and 56' I would say that's a pretty good start. Bo Taylor and Scott Moser both PRd at 185' their junior year. No basketball for Cecil this year he's gone from a bodyweight of 200lbs at the end of football to 227lbs the other day. We still have three and a half weeks before our first meet. Still two weeks left in this technique phase.

    Tony Ciarelli
    Capo di tutti Capi

    published at Feb 12th 2009 8:37am on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/

  • Quote from JRapp

    You go to a meet and the wind is a roll of the dice. Could be good could be bad could be neutral. But when people go Good Wind Hunting it's stupid. I guess it really doesn't matter...go to Maui and throw 68m get into the World Championships then show up and make the World look twice at your qualifying distance because they can't figure how you made it there in the first place. I guess if someone wants to do that and look like an ass clown that's their business. The good thing about all this is at least I don't get my hopes up for the World Championships anymore just to be disappointed (Trafton aside).

    Today was a rough one so I decided to take it out on the US Discus program.

    published at Feb 12th 2009 9:08am on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/

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