Take a moment to see what they’ve been up to during the holidays.
Speedskating – Short Track highlights from Shanghai and Seoul, full results here:
- John Henry Krueger (USA) captured silver in the 500m and bronze in 1500m.
- Charles Hamelin (CAN) secured gold in the 1000m and silver in the 1500m in Shanghai, and bronze in the 500m in Seoul.
- Marianne St-Gelais (CAN) placed second in the 500m and third in the 1000m
- Shim Suk Hee (KOR) earned silver in the 1000m and 1500m events.
- Sin Da Woon (KOR) took home gold in the men’s 1500m at both the China and Korea events.
- Choi Minjeong (KOR) secured gold medals in the 3000m and 1500m events in Seoul.
- Elise Christie (GBR) secured bronze in the 500m and 1000m.
Speedskating – Long Track highlights from Korea, Germany, and Netherlands, full results here:
- Brittany Bowe (USA) earned gold in the 500m and 1000m events in Germany.
- Heather Richardson (USA) took home silver in the 500m.
- Joey Mantia (USA) placed third in the 1000m (Germany) and first in the 1500m (Netherlands)
- Ivanie Blondin (CAN) captured a gold, silver and bronze in the ladies mass start during the past three world cup events.
- Heather McLean (CAN) secured second (Germany) and third (Netherlands) in the 500m.
- Tae Boem Mo (KOR) placed second in the 1000m.
- USANA Ambassador, Taylor Fletcher, recently took fifth at a FIS Nordic Combined Continental Cup in Park City, with teammate Billy Demong finishing 17th.
- Olympic champion Jamie Anderson captured her third straight Dew Tour title in slopestyle snowboarding.
- Olympic champion Maddie Bowman won the Dew Tour halfpipe title, while teammate Annalisa Drew took second.
- Hannah Kearney opened the FIS Freestyle World Cup season finishing third in dual moguls in Ruka.
- Torin Yater-Wallace upset fellow Olympian and teammate David Wise for the Dew Tour halfpipe skiing title.
- Taylor Gold and Kelly Clark repeated their Sprint U.S. Grand Prix wins from Copper with Clark leading a USA sweep with teammates Chloe Kim and Arielle Gold.
Women’s Ski Jumping-USA
Earlier in the month, Hendrickson took 9th in the season’s first World Cup event, with teammate Jessica Jerome finished in 11th. The team will next compete in the World Cup competition in Sapporo, Japan on January 10 and 11, 2015.
- Tucker West earns gold at the Lake Placid World Cup, becoming the first U.S. man to win the singles title since 1997, as well as the youngest World Cup singles winner in team history at 18.
- Sochi bronze medalist, Erin Hamlin, took home silver, and assisted teammates, Matt Mortensen, Tucker West and Jayson Terdiman, in the team relay event to capture bronze.
- Two-time Olympian, Chris Mazdzer, claimed World Cup gold in Calgary, in the sprint event and bronze in men’s singles.
- West and Hamlin also continued their podium success in Canada, earning silver medals in the sprint event.
- Timothy “Desert Storm” Bradley (31-1-1) received the first draw of this career on the 13th, despite having out boxed Diego Chaves (23-2-1) in the 12 round match. The three judges scored the fight 115-113 for Bradley, 116-112 for Chaves and a 114-114 split.
- Austin “No Doubt” Trout (28-2) found success on the 11th when he defeated Luis Grajeda (17-4-2), with a 7th round TKO, at the Pechanga Resort and Casino in California.
- Mitchell “Baby Faced Assassin” Smith (10-0) remains undefeated, as the UK boxer captured his second title, defeating Zoltan Kovacs (11-5) for the vacant WBO European Super Featherweight belt.
- Bradley “Super Skeete” Skeete (18-1) faced his first professional loss after narrowly falling to Frankie Gavin (21-1) on November 29. The 27-year-old Penge plans to return to title action, for a chance to win the WBO’s European Welterweight belt, this February.
On Court Success
- Over Thanksgiving weekend, WTA Ambassador Monica Puig captured the Gold Medal at the 2014 Central American and Caribbean Games in Veracruz, Mexico, by defeating Ana Maria Sanchez (MEX) 6-2 6-1 in the finals. This marked Monica’s second career gold at the Games since 2010!
- Former WNBA star and current head coach of the University of San Francisco’s Women’s Basketball team, Jennifer Azzi was recently recognized with the NCAA Silver Anniversary Award for her collegiate and professional achievements!
*The mentioned athletes are either distributors or dedicated users who have received compensation for their partnership and/or complimentary USANA products.
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