2021 Year in Review

It's been an amazing year to spend with you all. I compiled some results together of highlights I believe you will appreciate, especially the parents. While I know you enjoy the time we spend together, importantly you care that you and your children get better by being here.

I like to look at what we do as a means of building character, especially for the kids - we just use the gym and sports as an avenue to spend time together.


Every. Single. Youth track athlete who trained with us consistently at least 3 months ran, jumped, or threw a Personal Best

**Special Highlights**

Ekow Opoku-Dakwa set the 800m record for the U-17 age group in T-37 at US Paralympic Junior Nationals. He also competed in the San Diego Triathlon 

Jack Barnhisel placed 16th Overall at PIAA Cross Country State Championships. He outright won 2 local 5k races as well

Annie Davis competed a 485 mile hike across the Colorado Trail in 30 days going over 90,000 feet of elevation after a knee injury

Noe Woods completed a sprint triathlon (swim, bike, run) a year after having back surgery 

**Youth Spring Track & Field**

7 PIAA State Championship Competitors
3 finished higher than initial ranking

4 WPIAL (District 7) Competitors
2 did not previously ever compete at WPIALs

7 City League 1st overall finishers on the track.
1 School Record in Boys 4x800m relay​
4 races with top 2 or 3 all with our athletes
Many other top 3 finishers
800m age group record set in T-37 Paralympic Junior National Championships

**Youth Cross Country**
2 XC Junior National Championship Competitors
5 PIAA State Championship Competitors
1 claimed 16th overall Boys AAA finish

5 District 10 Championship Competitors​
1 claimed 1st overall in Boys

​5 City Championship athletes claimed a top finish
Top 4 Boys & #7
2nd overall Girls

Teenage Athlete with Cerebral Palsy also competed in San Diego Triathlon

13 Year Old Girl’s record claimed in EQT 10mi

**Adult Recreational Activities**

Over 12 different races competed in from 800m - 50mi Ultramarathon

Age group winners in Ohiopyle Half Marathon, Mighty Moraine Triathlon, Turkey Trots, Great Race, and more

Our adult runners boasted in races: Lifetime Bests, “Post-kids” Bests, and best races over 4-11 year spans

1 man competed in David Goggins 4x4x48 challenged (4 miles, every 4 hours, in 48 hours) as well as a 50mi ultramarathon

1 woman completed over 10 obstacle course races, finishing with a 50K Spartan Ultra, beating her goal time by nearly 4 hours

485 mile hike in 30 days over 90,000ft of elevation

**Ultimate Frisbee**

1 Great Grand Masters (50+) competitor in Ultimate Frisbee
1 Grand Masters (40+) competitor in Ultimate Frisbee
1 USA Club National Player
1 AUDL Playoff Contender

**Final Notes**
Dozens of pounds of fat and muscle have been lost and gained in their desirable directions.
We helped athletes recovering from a variety of ankle, knee, hip, and back injuries.

Educated 3 intern coaches. Hired 2 of them.

Served over 150 people directly coaching via partnerships with half a dozen community organizations​

​We raised over $2,000 of money fundraising, $1,000 of which is for our member Janel Young’s scholarship for creatives. She also was recognized as a Person of the Year, by Pittsburgh City Paper
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