Arnold Palmer designed the Running Y Resort golf course about 25 years ago. Today it’s a matured course with great landscaping and challenging fairways and holes. The Oregon Tech Athletic Department held its annual fundraiser golf tournament at Running Y on Monday. My son, the men’s soccer coach, showed some great form as he plied the course.
Senior captain, Noah Bell, rises out of the fog.
In honor of senior German exchange student, Luca Haufler, “Deutschlandlied,” the German national anthem was played prior to “The Star Spangled Banner.”
The night was dedicated to the five graduating seniors of the team: Noah Bell, Luca Haufler, Cameron Merwede, Caleb Putman and Nile Hertzler.
I had the privilege of going to Cuba in March to photograph the Cuban Olympic Diving Team. While the Cubans only have two divers who have had Olympic experience (José Guerra has been to 4 Olympics) I was able to work with the Olympic development program and got a chance to photograph future Cuban stars. Here are photos of Yenkler Aguirre and José. These guys and the others on the team are truly amazing in that their practice venue, equipment, and travel are all very make shift. Their coaches, who are paid little are committed to these athletes and themselves sacrifice considerably to make the team happen.
FINA (FEDERATION INTERNATIONALE DE NATATION) is the governing body of all international swimming and diving competition. It annually holds several levels of competition for divers. The World Series attracts the best of the world’s divers. May 30 – June 1 the FINA World Series was held in the Windsor International Aquatic and Training Center in Windsor, Ontario. Divers from USA, Canada, Great Britain, Cuba, Ukraine, Japan, China, Italy, Mexico, Germany, Australia, Malaysia, Russia and Austria competed for medals in individual and synchronized events. Most of the divers were competitors at the London 2012 Olympic Games and many will be in Rio in 2016. I photographed the meet for Dive Canada.
I met John Orozco at the US Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs in late October. We spent several hours taking photos of him performing on various equipment. A charming young man, he was more than eager to show off his highly refined skills. John is the World bronze medalist on the parallel bars and a member of the 2012 US Olympic Team.