2020/07/20

DeafDigest Sports – – July 19-20, 2020

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— random deafsports thoughts

— college deaf trackster

— announcement of a new athletic director

— Oklahoma announcement

— deaf auto racer wins a race

— no football in one state

— USA Deaf Basketball Hall of Fame, who?

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New Mexico football

the state of New Mexico will not allow high school
football to be played this coming football season.

This means New Mexico School for the Deaf will not
be playing football.

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Oklahoma announcement

With the ongoing concerns and rise in COVID-19 cases the Oklahoma School
for the Deaf Athletics team has made the decision to cancel all Volleyball,
Football and Cheer clinics and competitions for the 2020-2021 fall season.
We are disappointed in having to make this decision, but the health and
safety of our student athletes, coaches, staff and fans is the highest
priority of our programs.

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Rochester sports

Anthony Palmer is the new athletic director, replacing
Mary Cook who is retiring.

He is a former Gallaudet QB, who also played football
at Model

the email is this:
Just want to make sure you know about RSD recent announcement. We have a
new AD.

https://www.rsdeaf.org/apps/news/article/1257418

Welcome on baord, Anthony!

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elite deaf athlete

part of newspaper story

Fast Lane: Deaf driver Brett Wanner wins first 358 feature

In his fourth season racing a 358 sprint car, Brett
Wanner nabbed his first career victory at Lincoln Speedway.

SHOEMAKERSVILLE, Pa. — Quite the inspiration for anyone by surmounting the
obstacles and winning their very first 358 sprint car feature. That’s just
what Brett Wanner and his team did at Lincoln Speedway on Independence
Day.

Wanner celebrates with a wing dance but what’s even more remarkable.
Wanner was born deaf. All but two of his team members are also deaf.

He started racing 15-years-ago with a 250cc sportsman then an ARDC midget
and now, in his fourth year in the 358s.

“When I get strapped in and get in the car, I know there’s goin to be a
lot of challenges I’m going to face because I’m deaf,’ said Wanner. ‘I
can’t hear when a car comes up on the side of me or the cars behind me.
So, I have to use my eyes.

Wanner said, “I want to tell people I’m proud to be deaf and even though I
have barriers, I can over come those barriers and I can do it.”

Brett’s ultimate goal it to, one day, race a 410 sprint car.

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college deaf athlete

Olivia Thompson

senior

women’s track

University of Texas

never had a chance to take part in outdoor track; she also
skipped indoor track. Is she returning next season or
is done with track?

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random deafsports thoughts

USA Deaf Basketball Hall of Fame, who?

today’s tweet said:
Found out today that my mom was inducted into the US Deaf Basketball Hall
of Fame Class of 2020. Such a cool honor for her and amazing day for
our family

Who?  The person who posted it did not mention the name of his mother.

the Class of 2020 list of inductees was not posted on the USA Deaf
Basketball web site!

Did some googling and no luck on the identity of that basketball inductee

Who is that player?

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http://GallaudetAthleticsStore.com

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Order a copy of the new Gallaudet University Men’s Basketball History Book

WASHINGTON – The Gallaudet University men’s basketball program is excited
to announce online ordering information for those fans, alumni, etc.,
interested in purchasing a copy of the Gallaudet University Men’s
Basketball History Book (1904-2019) written by Gallaudet Athletics Hall of
Famer Barry Strassler.

The book made its debut back on February 15, 2020, at the annual Alumni
Madness Day. The Bison men’s basketball program held a reunion that
evening where Strassler signed copies of the book.

For those not in attendance, you can now purchase your own copy for $35
apiece and $8 for shipping. Please allow two weeks to receive the book.
Purchase here: https://app.mobilecause.com/form/LQ60XQ?vid=73t7e

If you have any questions, please contact Gallaudet men’s basketball head
coach Kevin Kovacs at kevin.kovacs@gallaudet.edu.

a vlog is at:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xQFMZ-d7dvc&feature=youtu.be