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Marine wrestler earns spot on U.S. Olympic Team

A U.S. Marine is going to the Olympic games. Staff Sgt. John Stefanowicz of York County, Pennsylvania secured his spot on Team USA. Specifically, in the Greco-Roman style in the 87-kilograms (192lbs) class. He will head to Tokyo to compete in the Olympics this summer. The Pennsylvania native will be the first U.S. Marine to …

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New Olympic Sport To Watch: Competitive Climbing

There is nothing more ‘Merica than the Olympics. Summer is preferred over winter, but as long as we win, it’s a good day. The joy that is experienced as we prove to every other country just who the Alpha-dog is as we rack up gold medal after gold medal is nothing short of euphoric. Watching …

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Pole Vaulter Sam Kendricks Stops mid-run to Stand at Attention for National Anthem

Sam Kendricks, a Second Lieutenant in the US Army Reserve and Olympian pole vaulter, stopped mid-run when he faintly heard the National Anthem playing from… somewhere? The video posted to twitter shows Kendricks sprinting down the runway when he hears the Anthem. He immediately stops, and snaps to the position of attention. 2nd LT Sam …

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Sam Kendricks Becomes First Military Member to Medal At Rio

Sam Kendricks took bronze in the pole vaulting event this week.  The Ole Miss Alumnus became the first serving member of the United States military to earn a medal at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics. Kendricks currently serves as a 2nd Lieutenant in the Army reserves in the 655th Transportation Company in Millington, Tennessee. The …

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America Leads Medal Count on Day Three of Rio Olympics

Virginia Thrasher, of West Virginia, won the United States’ first gold medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics, earning the top award after shooting in the 10-meter women’s air rifle event.  She scored a total of 208.0 in the final round, beating silver medalist Du Li of China. With the victory, the former NCAA Champion upset …

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US Army Soldiers Head to Olympics, Gain Citizenship

For four Americans of Kenyan descent, the road to U.S. citizenship—and the Olympics —is paved with service. The soldier-runners, who were all born and raised in Kenya, decided to join the US Army in order to serve their adoptive country, secure citizenship and compete in their chosen sport.   Paul Chelimo, from Iten, Kenya, raced …

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Marine Officer Goes to Olympics in Shooting

He becomes the first cadet-athlete to do so. Marine Corps Second Lieutenant David Higgins, of San Clemente, California, qualified “Olympic Expert” in April of this year when he out-shot multiple-time medalist Matt Emmons in the 50m prone rifle event. Olympic shooting consists of multiple events across different platforms.  These include air pistol, air rifle, double …

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US Gymnastics Team Plans To ‘Just Dominate’ in Rio

After the grueling Olympic trials held over the weekend, 5 contestants have been chosen. The US Gymnastics team heading to Rio this year is arguably the strongest group from America to ever go to the Olympics. The team includes returning medalists Gabby Douglas and Ali Raisman, who were members of the “fierce five” that took home the gold …

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