That’s a wrap on the Skeleton season for 2018 Olympian Akwasi Frimpong! Akwasi moved up in the world rankings from 99th to 67th. He also qualified for the World Championships, but decided to skip them so he could focus on his training and development as he works to become the Hope of a Billion as Africa’s first Winter Olympics medalist in Beijing 2022. Akwasi’s focus … Continue reading Frimpong’s coach talks about successful season
Senator Jordan Reed has been in office for two years. He has the qualifications and appears to be making ground within his party. He has grown frustrated with the political infighting and lack of solutions in Washington, D.C., a quality which he believes sets him apart. The frustration boils over and his ambition puts him in the Presidential Race. What many people do not know, … Continue reading Out in the Race: Some people will do anything to win
Most people who aspire to be a world-class athlete don’t understand the kind of work it takes to reach that level. Akwasi Frimpong and Nicole Silveira both know the work it requires, and their payoff comes with every run they make on their sleds, knowing that it likely brings them one-step closer to the Winter Olympics in Beijing in 2022. Both may not admit it … Continue reading Frimpong and Silveira race toward Olympic history
Few people have the athletic prowess to be an Olympic-level athlete. Few others have the ability to reach that level in a very short time. Now try being an Olympic-level athlete in a winter sport when you haven’t exactly liked the cold. Each of those statements describe Nicole Silveira. The 24-year-old has always been an athlete. Her Brazilian roots are enough to convince anyone her … Continue reading Racing toward history?
To use a cliche, we all have ups and downs. To use another, you take the good with the bad. But when it comes to Rob Koebel, his life has been less about ups and downs, and more about surviving the trip to hell and back. Rob is an Emmy-winning reporter. He used those talents to work all over the country. Rob was also married … Continue reading Winning the fight against personal demons
In a sentence, I could easily tell you that Josh Groban’s concert last week here in Salt Lake was amazing. His voice was made for stadium shows because they can barely support the strength he puts behind every note of every song. I found him to be funny and down-to-earth as he told stories about himself and his songs. He said one thing that really … Continue reading It’s not what he sang, but what he said
Betrayal is defined as the “act of failing or deserting, especially in a time of need.” For Pat Wetzel, she experienced not one, but two acts of betrayal, including one she carries with her everyday. The first and most serious, was committed by her body. You see, Pat Wetzel is battling cancer. It is not only a dangerous opponent, but one that seems to be … Continue reading Taking cancer… for a road trip