What Does It Take To Become An Olympian? Chapter 5: Say Hello To The Unextraordinary.

When there is no crowd to fill the stands, and no show to be performed. When there is no uniform to be admired, and no...

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What Does It Take To Become An Olympian? Chapter 4: Appreciate Your Teammates.

What Does It Take To Become An Olympian? Chapter 4:  Appreciate Your Teammates.  Sports and the military are two avenues through which you can meet...

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What Does It Take To Become An Olympian? Chapter 3: Be Inspired By Your Support System.

Below you will find a letter that has been resurfaced from 1997. Written from a proud, yet confused, mother to her daughter’s elementary school P.E....

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What Does It Take To Become An Olympian? Chapter 2: Pure Grit.

What does it take to be an Olympian? Chapter 2: Pure Grit  Before you read this post, take a second to imagine and define the...

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What Does It Take To Become An Olympian? Chapter 1: Defy The Odds, and Always Be Grateful.

What Does It Take To Be An Olympian? Chapter 1: Defy the Odds and ALWAYS be thankful for where you are.   Welcome to the first chapter of...

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Eagles, Falcons, and Steelers... Oh My! Jim Launer's Advice For Every Athlete.

Hello everyone! Meet Jim...  Jim is well known for his career as a strength and speed advisor for NFL players, from the Atlanta Falcons, Pittsburgh...

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Specialization in Sport. Is That Even Possible?

I had the fortunate opportunity to sit down with Gary Ross “Rossi” the other day for an interview. Originally from England, Rossi came to the...

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The Dream Continues!

It is a moment I could relive for a lifetime. It only takes one big step onto a gold medal podium to make my eyes...

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DUFH Reunited on Team USA!

Blog post written by Lauren Blazing and posted on GoDuke.com July 24, 2015 Former Duke Teammates Reunited on U.S. National Team Duke redshirt senior goalkeeper Lauren...

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That One Moment

I don’t think I will fully be able to comprehend the depths of what I currently represent until I have retired. Trust me, I have...

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2015 Pan American Games! #RoadToRio

The 2015 Pan American Games… What an experience! 41 Countries represented at 1 event with only 1 thing on our mind… Qualify. Take all of...

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#MondayMotivation

“Be the Change you want to see in the World.” Imagine walking into work with same buzz of energy that you had just three days...

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Lesson 1: (A Response) Important Things Athletes Must Understand About Their Parents

A few weeks ago I wrote a post from the athlete’s perspective about the impact (both negative and positive) that parents have when criticizing or...

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World League Semifinals #RoadToRio

Valencia, Spain. A beautiful gem in the world. Upon my arrival back to the States in a couple weeks I will gladly check off “Business...

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"6 Ways Being An Athlete Prepared Me For My Career In The Military" - By Liz Frey, U.S Navy Student Pilot

You know those friends who you really only catch up with when you are home for the holidays, but every time you get together you...

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