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Nov
03

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Arm wrestling
Dan Kadlec, Canada, world championships participant

 

Australian Rules football
Alex Hickey, Geelong Falcons junior team
Sam McLarty, draftee, Collingwood, played for Oakleigh Chargers

 

Auto racing:
Fahad Al Abdullatif – Nissan rally driver, Saudi Arabia
Ricky Beebe – micro car racer, Illinois
Jesse Brown – sprint car racer, California
Mark Coleman, sprint car racer, Ohio
Omer Dungca, Philippines, offroad auto racer
Jordan Fisher, auto racer, Minnesota
J.R. Fitzpatrick, auto racer, Canada
Greg Gunderson, sprint car racer, South Dakota
Lucas Hanning, micro car racer, Illinois
Chris Kennedy, sprint car races, Pennsylvania
Kris Martin, Burlington, Ontario, auto racer
Jeff Morrison, dirt modified racer, Illinois
James Volk, pro bus racing driver, Brandenton, Florida
Brett Wanner, pro micro-midget car racing, Pennsylvania

 

Baseball, Pro:
Kevin Grendell, baseball, Los Angeles Angels farm system
Yuya Ishii, Japan, pro baseball

 

 

Basketball, men’s:
Lachlan Jackson, pro basketball, Australia
Michael Lizarraga, pro basketball, Mexico
Kushiah King, U-19 team, Trinidad & Tobago

 

Basketball, women’s:
Emma Meesseman, Washington Mystics
Demi Skinner, Australia national women’s U-20 basketball team

 
Billiards:
Ivan Kanyesigye, Uganda
Joe Swail, pro billiards, Northern Ireland
Shane Van Boening, pro billiards, South Dakota

 

Boat Racing:
Gavin Reid, Australia, member of crew in the Sydney to Hobart race

 

Body Builder:
Katie Jean

 

women’s boxing
Mfongwots arrived in Australia in 2009, fleeing violence in Cameroon where Stephanie

 

men’s boxing
Deaf boxer Raymond Merrill on his upcoming professional debut
Norbert Kalucza, Hungary, pro

 

Bowling, professional
Frank Gallo

 

Chess, grandmaster
Cerdas Barus, Indonesia
Yehuda Gruenfeld, International Chess grandmaster, Israel

 

Curling, women’s
Holly Jamieson, national Canadian women’s curling team

 

Cycling:
Tom Smith, pro cyclist, UK, LUMET-VDBG Steenhouwerij Cycling Team

 

Equestrian riding:
Jamie Barge, female, California

 

Fencing
Zhao Hui, Singapore’s No. 1 fencer

 

Field hockey, men’s
Abdul Samad, elite team, India, goalie

 

Fighting, all types:
Adam Evans, England, MMA fighter
Jeff Courtney, Texas, MMA fighter
Ashley McKenzie, British men’s judo
Goshu Riki, Japan, professional kick boxer
Sunny Sabornido, MMA fighter, Malaysia
Lee Sandmeier, Iowa, Ultimate Fighter
Garrett Scott, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Texas
Sunny Sabornido, Malaysia, mixed arts
Tracy Willis, mixed martial arts fighter, Oklahoma

 

Fighting, women’s:
Aubree Thompson, women’s Ultimate Fighter, Utah

 
Football:
Tee Shepard, Arizona Rattlers, indoor football
Derrick Coleman, Atlanta Falcons

 

Golf, pro:
Kevin Hall, USA
Sung Yee, South Kora, Asian Pro Tour
Kaylin Yost, women’s pro golfer

Golf national:
Diksha Dagar, India, U-18 globally ranked female golfer

 

Hockey, men’s:
MacKenzie Stewart, draftee, Vancouver Canucks, NHL
Peter Gintoli, The Roanoke Rail Yard Dawgs, minor league hockey team

 

Hockey, women’s:
Meghan Agosta, National Canadian women’s hockey team
Josefine Jakobsen, Denmark National Women’s Hockey Team
Kirsten Miller, National Canadian womens’ hockey team

 

Horseracing:
Rick Macomber, standardbred driver, midwest tracks

 
Jockey:
Anthony Allen, Australia

 

Lacrosse:
Kennedy Flavin, USA national U-17 lacrosse team
Paul Rabil, Boston Cannons, pro lacrosse

 

Martial Arts:
Safarri Jessop, USA, female champion, Hosinsul Weapon, which involves self-defense with swords

 

Motocross racing:
Josh Waterman, motocross champion, United Kingdom
Paddler:
Johan Verstraete, European paddling champion
Vesna Radonich, Australian paddling champion

 

Rodeo:
Clint Thomas, rodeo, Georgia

 

Rugby, pro (both Rugby Union & Rugby League)
Pete Altham, Fylde rugby club, UK
Jake O’Leary, Henley Hawks, UK
Matt Cook, Albury-Wodonga Steamers, Australian rugby minor league
Ollie Evans, Wales, pro rugby
Daniel Forbes, rugby, Raymond Terrace Magpies Rugby League Club, minor league level
Mat Gilbert, Wales, pro rugby – Mogliano (Italy)
Morgan Mitchell, pro rugby, New Zealand
Ryan Owen, Bedford Blues, top level professional rugby team (UK)
David Stagg, a rugby player with Brisbane Broncos, Australia

 

Rugby, women’s
Jodie Ounsley, British national women’s rugby
Halemehi Tuilomania, Fiji national women’s team & pro team
Skateboarder, professional
Brandon White, USA

 

Skiing:
Elena Yakovishina, skiing, Russia

 

Soccer, pro:
Daniel Ailey, Thamesmead Town, UK
Stefan Markolf, pro soccer, Germany
Simon Ollert, youth pro soccer, Bundesliga, Germany
Michael Schmid – Cleveland Freeze, Professional Arena Soccer League

 

Softball
Maclaine Lowe, U-21 softball men’s national team, Australia

 

Tennis, high level:
Lee Duck-hee, Korea, pro tennis player
Yannick Hanfmann, Germany, pro tennis player

 

Triathlon
Melinda Vernon, pro triathlon, Australia

 

Volleyball
Taniela Seninawanawa, national Fiji men’s team
David Smith, USA & pro volleyball

 

Water Polo:
Jamie-Lee Lewis; Australian national womens water polo team candidate

 

Wrestling:
Alexandros Papadatos, Greece, national wrestling champion
Virender Singh, India, Olympic-elite

 

Miscellaneous:
Andy Owens, UK, national champion, two-wood bowls

 

 

 

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