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Jon Hammond – Olympian and West Virginia University Rifle Coach (Part 2 of 3)

Saturday, May 30th, 2009

In the specialty of rifle shooting there are different categories. Which type of rifle did you shoot in the Olympics? I actually did all three of the rifle events. Which are what? The air rifle match and then there are two matches in small bore. One is the prone match and then the other is [...]

Jon Hammond – Olympian and West Virginia University Rifle Coach (Part 1 of 3)

Thursday, January 1st, 2009

Jon Hammond competed in the 2008 Bejing Summer Olympics as a member of the British Olympic team. He is also in his third year of coaching the West Virginia University Mountaineer Rifle team. We recently met with him to discuss his experiences. Where are you from? Aberdeen, Scotland. Where did you go to college and [...]

Kaise Stephan – Swimmer, English Channel and Cancer Fundraiser (Part 3 of 3)

Saturday, December 13th, 2008

Why did you have to get back in the boat once you got to France? Couldn’t you have just stayed in France overnight? Yes, back to the boat. I did not have a visa to stay in France nor a passport on me!! I understand that channel swimmers are granted permission to stay on French [...]

Kaise Stephan – Swimmer, English Channel and Cancer Fundraiser (Part 2 of 3)

Saturday, December 13th, 2008

What was the most challenging part of your training schedule? I would train morning at 5 am before work, at lunch while at work, and after work. Then go home to see my wife and 6 month old son at the time. The most challenging part? I got used to swimming 5 km in morning. [...]

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