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DeafDigest Sports – June 12, 2018

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http://deafdigestsports.com/

— Gallaudet athletic department job announcement

— random deafsports thoughts

— coach and businessman

— deaf boxer becoming a pro

— India prevents best deaf wrestler from participating

Deaf Sports Collections update
— Jeff Float, Olympics swimming gold medalist
http://deafdigestsports.com/deaf-sports-collections/

DeafSports picture of the day
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-sportsman-business-owner/

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Gallaudet athletic department job announcement

position opening
Associate Athletic Director for Student-Athlete Success
Gallaudet University
Washington, DC

Full job description and to apply:
https://rha.gallaudet.edu:4440/psp/HCMPROD/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_APP_SCHJOB.GBL?FOCUS=Applicant

This posting will continue through June 15th

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2018 football schedule – updated

three schools have not yet turned in their 2018 schedules

one new game (a first time between both deaf schools) have
been added to the list

go to:
http://deafdigestsports.com/2018/11/06/

and scroll down until you see the schedule

just hope three remaining schools will respond
before all schools close up for the summer

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deaf boxer becoming a pro

(long newspaper story is abbreviated)

Reece Cattermole: UK’s only deaf professional boxer on overcoming
obstacles

Reece Cattermole is signed to promoters Goodwin Boxing

But what if you cannot hear the sound – or instructions from the referee
and your corner?

Despite that, the 21-year-old from Ipswich is the UK’s first registered
deaf boxer to be granted a professional licence since the 1970s, and won
his four-round debut contest last month.

He had his first bout in the amateur ranks, where his high
work-rate made him stand out from the crowd.

Since last September, the Suffolk fighter has worked with trainer Rob
Ottley, who accompanied Cattermole through his first training camp and for
most of his extended 10-month wait for a professional licence from the
British Boxing Board of Control.

Their records show David Cave, a boxer in the mid-1970s from
Cambridgeshire, as the only other deaf pro from the UK.

“It was a scary thought, not knowing if I’d get the licence,” he said.

“What got me it was when they referred me to a top hearing surgeon. They
requested his opinion as my hearing will eventually get worse through
time, but he had a fair point – it’s no different to someone getting hit
in the ear.

“People make the mistake that just because he’s deaf, he’s stupid. He’s a
very switched on young lad,” said Ottley.

“If I need to start or stop something, I have to tap him on the shoulder,”
Ottley told BBC Sport.

“We have little signals and I have to make sure I’m facing him.

“If he’s in the ring I try getting him to glance over once in a while – I
bang the canvas even though I’m not meant to – three times means ‘pick the
pace up’, one time means ‘steady on’.

His points victory over experienced Italian Victor Edagha has raised
expectations, but Cattermole has two clear objectives in the sport.

“Our main aim is to go for title fights at British level, but for me
personally inspiring others is one of the main goals,” he said.

“I’ve been asked to do a talk about my story to youngsters and put on a
training camp – that’s another good thing, being able to help.”

“I think he can do very well and I don’t want to jinx it but he can climb
the ranks quite quickly,” he said.

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India politics has prevented top deaf wrestler from participation

(newspaper story as edited for brevity)

NEW DELHI: Federation politics and its high handedness has prevented
Legendary deaf  wrestler and three-time Deaflympics medallist, Virender
Singh’s hopes of representing the country at another world championship.

All India Sports Council of the Deaf (AISCD) has not submitted
papework for him to take part in the tournament at Vladimir, Russia
from June 11-19.

It didn’t matter to the federation that he has won 3 Deaflympics
gold medals and seven international medals and one World Deaf
championships.

He was too outspoken for the federation to tolerate.

The big issue was not giving him expense money despite promises
in the past, and he spoke up about it.

The federation did not respond despite appeals from the
public.

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coach and businessman

Mark Burke, who coaches rugby at Model Secondary School for
the Deaf, and also served as athletic director at Model,
Fremont and North Carolina deaf schools, is becoming
a businessman. He and a deaf partner is opening up
the first deaf-owned brewery pub in the Washington, DC area.
While at Gallaudet, he played football.

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random deafsports thoughts

Streetcar 82, a deaf-owned brewery pub, is opening up
in July in Hyattsville, Maryland, just near Washington, DC.
Just don’t be surprised if rugby players and rugby fans
get together quite often at the new brewery. Mark Burke,
who is deaf, is well known in the Washington, DC rugby
circles – as he is a long time coach of the Model
Secondary School for the Deaf rugby team. Rugby players
know that beer and rugby mix very well in post-game
social events.

 

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