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The Frontline 1C

January 18, 2007

Sports

Photos by Pat Young


Hundreds of Soldiers, family members and local community members attended Aerobic-thon 2007, which featured nutrition and health counseling, t-shirt and accessories give-
aways and 10 dynamic workout classes Saturday at Fort Stewart’s Newman Fitness Center.

One, two, three and kick ...


Aerobic-thon helps Stewart ‘start year off right’
Pat Young endurance and muscular opportunity to get information the proper foods like fruits and
Frontline Staff strength, while reducing stress. as well as burn calories. grains,” said Deborah Crespo, a
“There are a lot of benefits to “I’m getting a great workout, nutritionist with a local busi-
Hundreds of community working with aerobics,” Battle even though I just started and ness in Hinesville. “Physical
members gathered at Newman said. “It’s not the cure-all pill, don’t do it a lot,” said Nancy activity is very important to
Gym for Aerobic-thon 2007, the but it’s the closest thing to it.” Heap, Co. E, 703rd Forward weight management. Events
Directorate of Morale, Welfare The classes warmed up with Support Battalion. “This makes like this encourage people to get
and Recreation’s annual event Caffeine Cardio early in the it really fun to work out. It out and stay fit so they can stay
designed to pump up fitness morning, and continued pumps you up.” healthy.”
enthusiasm at Fort Stewart and throughout the day with Don’t Heap said she feels more Participants who enjoyed the
Hunter Army Airfield. Step on My Funk; Jalapeno inspired to start going because event have the opportunity to
The sweat was pouring as Jake Steps; Butts Kicking; Kicking the she gets to work out with others continue the programs with
Battle, the DMWR fitness coor- Devil Outta You; The 70’s a Go- and it keeps her going. DMWR’s aerobics and pilates
dinator and his fellow instruc- Go; Hip-hop Style’; Down to the She said the event increased programs.
tors led health enthusiasts in 10 Core; Power Pilates and more. her interest in participating in Two regular classes are held at
power-packed cardio workouts The goal of the event was to similar activities. 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday
that started at 9 a.m. and con- start the New Year off by rein- Representatives were on- through Friday and one at 9 a.m.
tinued into the afternoon. forcing community members’ hand from Winn Army on Saturday. The classes consist
“Today we’re having Aerobic- commitment to fitness while Community Hospital and local of steps, cardio, kick-boxing,
thon 2007,” Battle said. “What highlighting activities available businesses to provide guidance body sculpting, and abs-train-
were trying to do is get the com- through the MWR system. and advice on general health ing.
munity an introduction to exer- The event brought communi- and fitness issues. Instructor Bennie White leads Aerobics instructors Clint Brogdon and
cise, aerobic exercise in particu- ty members together with aero- “We wanted to give out infor- Karen Branson lead community mem-
a class in Pilates 6-7 p.m. bers through several classes at Aerobic-
lar.” bics instructors, fitness special- mation on calcium, a healthy
Battle said by doing aerobics ists and nutritionists. diet as well as general guidelines Monday, Wednesday and Friday thon 2007 Saturday at Newman Fitness
people increase their overall Participants were given the for eating the right amounts of at Club Stewart. Center.

MPs, bike rodeo round up youth for safety education


Pat Young their bicycles at Brittin Public Works. mets or other accessories. which included steering, balanc-
Frontline Staff Elementary Jan. 13 for a bicycle The children were given an Safety experts were on-hand to ing, braking and riding in a circle.
rodeo put on by the Directorate of opportunity to learn bicycle safe- help register bicycles and provide The course culminated with a
Children from around the Fort Emergency Services, housing ty and provided a chance to win quality training to children in a favorite — weaving through traf-
Stewart community corralled mayors and the Directorate of one of two bicycles, bicycle hel- safe environment. fic cones.
“They not only learn safety but “These classes are important,
enhance their skills of actually said Becky Ponton, mayor of
riding a bicycle,” said George Southern Oaks. “This program is
Rhea, Deputy Chief for Fort designed to teach children safety
Stewart Emergency Medical procedures like different hand
Services. signals. It also explains why it’s
Brittin Elementary provided importance to wear a helmet.”
the facilities for indoor and out- The rodeo did more than offer
door classrooms. Large areas classes in safety and stress helmet
were quartered off with traffic use.
cones. McGruff the crime dog came
Rhea said the first activity at out and visited with the children.
the rodeo was registering bicy- In addition, the facilitators gave
cles, so if a child’s bike was mis- away stickers, safety locks, bicy-
placed, stolen or lost, it could be cle helmets and even two bicycles
tracked. The event provided a chance
After registration, the children for the whole family to get out,
were given a class on bicycle safe- enjoy some refreshments, and
ty, rules and regulations. share in an educational experi-
“Once they get through the ence.
written class, they go through a “If you don’t wear a helmet and
quick safety inspection of their lose your balance on your bike –
bicycle — just to make sure it’s you can fall down and crack your
safe to operate,” Rhea said. “They head,” said Zachery Kilkenney a
then go through the riding skills third-grade elementary student.
portion of the event.” “It’s important to be safe so you
Pat Young Children enthusiastically lined don’t get hurt.”
Jaylen McDonald, 8, rides his bike alongside Deputy Chief George Rhea, Fort Stewart Emergency Medical up to learn and demonstrate their The next rodeo is scheduled for
Services, during the bike rodeo Saturday at Stewart’s Brittin Elementary. skills in navigating the course May 19.
2C The Frontline
January 18, 2007

Gymnastics team bows to


Penn State in 2007 opener
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UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. —


Seniors George Rhynedance, the
reigning ECAC high bar champi-
on, and Joe Baumann, an NCAA
qualifier on vault, posted fourth-
place finishes in their signature
events as Army’s gymnastics
team took on nationally-ranked
Penn State in the season debut
for both Saturday evening.
The No. 14 ranked Black
Knights fell 214.200-192.650 to
host and No. 5 Penn State at Rec
Hall.
Head coach Doug Van Everen
was pleased with his team’s per-
formance.
“Even though the scores don’t
show it, we did a good job. We hit
our routines in what I consider
one of our best opening meets in
quite some time."
Courtesy photo
Penn State, who took fourth at
last year’s NCAA Championships, Josh Kassel
captured all six individual events
along with winning all-around.
Rhynedance, who turned in
Army’s highest score with an 8.95
Kassel tagged AAA Athlete of the Week
on high bar, just missed sharing Goarmysports.com The Greensburg, Pa., native has done a
third place honors by .05. stellar job between the pipes all season
Baumann, who recorded an 8.65 WEST POINT, N.Y. — After helping lead for the Black Knights. He owns an 11-7-2
on vault, beat teammate Mike Army to a sweep of Mercyhurst this past record with a 2.38 goals against average
Assenmacher by that same .05 weekend, goalie Josh Kassel was named and a .913 save percentage. Kassel’s solid
margin to clinch fourth place. the Army Athletic Association “Athlete of play between the pipes also has him
“George (Rhynedance) just the Week” Monday morning. It marked ranked 26th among the nation’s best
crushed his routine and Joe the third time this season that he gar- goalies with a 2.50 goals against average
(Baumann) was incredible,” nered the weekly honors. and a .911 save percentage in NCAA con-
commented Van Everen follow- The sophomore netminder turned tests.
ing both events. away 32 shots, tallying double digit saves Army returns to action Friday, when it
Assenmacher finished runner- in all three periods, in Friday night’s 6-3 travels to USAFA, Colo. to face Air Force to
up in the all-round, compiling a victory over the Lakers, giving him five 30 a crucial two-game set.
48.90 in bettering his season high Courtesy photo save performances this year. The Black Knights currently stand third
last year. George Rhynedance Saturday night, Kassel made 22 stops in the Atlantic Hockey standings with 23
He turned in his best perfor- while preserving Army’s 2-1 win and sec- points, while the Falcons are in fourth
mance on vault (8.6) along with a ond straight weekend sweep of with 21 points.
team best 8.45 on floor exercise. The Black Knights, on the road for their first Mercyhurst at West Point. Included in the Friday’s game, set for 9 p.m. ET, will
Army (0-1) turned in its highest team score two meets of the season, head to Springfield effort were several big stops during the mark the first conference meeting of the
of 34.25 on high bar, while its second best Saturday before making their home debut at final 40 seconds of the game when the two service-academy rivals. Saturday's
showing was a 33.30 on vault, which was just the West Point Open at Christl Arena on Jan. Lakers had put an extra skater on the ice meeting will be broadcast live on CSTV at
over a point behind the Nittany Lions’ mark. 26-27. in an attempt to tie the game. 6 p.m. MT/ 9 p.m. ET.
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January 18, 2007

Men's swimming, diving defeats Bucknell, Colgate


Goarmysports.com place in both events. (1:44.96).
He finished in 50.24 in the 100 and Mike Soderberg finished just .02
LEWISBURG, Pa. — Army’s men’s clocked a 1:52.34 in the 200. ahead of Bucknell’s Dan Fletcher in a
swimming and diving team defeated Ruthenberg won the 50-yard time of 1:46.54.
both Bucknell and Colgate in dual freestyle in a time of 21.52 and the 100- Army captured the top three medal-
meets Saturday afternoon in yard freestyle, coming to the wall in ists spots in the 500-yard freestyle.
Lewisburg, Pa. 47.04. Kyle Newman won the event in a
The Black Knights swam past the Sievers won the one-meter dive with time of 4:42.64.
Bison, 191-109, and defeated the a combined score of 266.00, while Zach Jeff Tolbert was second in 4:47.84,
Raiders, 188-100. Army improves to 6-2 McLain was third with a composite while Cary Cohen was close behind in
overall and 4-1 in the Patriot League. 228.65. 4:48.32.
Jake Mentele, Zach Disbrow, Efri Sievers also won the three-meter Newman took top honors in the 400-
Ruthenberg and Greg Sievers were all with 301.95 points. yard IM with a time of 4:13.15.
double winners for the Black Knights. Army had the Top three finishers in Army’s 200-yard freestyle relay team
Army also swept three of the five dif- the 1,000-yard free. of Disbrow, Will Eggers, Mike Soderberg
ferent freestyle events. Cary Cohan led the way in 9:50.7, and Ruthenberg placed first with a time
Mentele led the Black Knights in the while Kyle Newman was close behind of 1:25.46.
100-yard breaststroke, finishing first in 9:53.5. Quentin Walsh finished second in the
with a time of 57.71. Nick Vandam rounded out the Top 200-yard backstroke clocking a time of
Mentele also captured first-place three with a time of 9:59.47. 1:58.39.
honors in the 200-yard breaststroke, The Black Knights also finished in Army returns to the pool Saturday
finishing almost five seconds ahead of the Top three places in the 200-yard against Lehigh in Bethlehem, Pa., with
the field with a time of 2:04.77. freestyle. swimming events beginning at 11 a.m.
Courtesy photo Disbrow dominated the 100-yard and Chuck Ciliske (1:44.16) touched the and diving getting underway at 1 p.m.
Kyle Newman 200-yard butterfly, finishing in first wall just ahead of teammate Jeff Tolbert

Army rifle team suffers first Army blanks Merchant Marine, 41-0
loss of season to Kentucky Goarmysports.com

PISCATAWAY, N.J. — All 10 Army


Army tied for medalist honors, 584s. wrestlers earned victories as the Black
The four-time Army All-American's Knights rolled over Merchant Marine, 41-
shared second-place in air rifle
585 air rifle score tied with two 0, Sunday afternoon, capping a 2-0 day.
Goarmysports.com Wildcats for runner-up honors en Army now stands at 7-3 on the season.
route to posting an 1169 aggregate. Whitt Dunning began Army’s onslaught
WEST POINT, N.Y. — Junior Chris Juniors Brian Kern and David Amiot with a 2-0 decision versus Philip Greene
Abalo tied for medalist honors in joined Abalo on the four-man firing at 125 pounds. William Simpson followed
smallbore and shared second-place in unit in both disciplines. with a 16-0 technical fall victory over
air rifle, but it could not prevent Kern recorded the fifth highest Anthony Day in the 133-pound bout.
Army’s rifle team from suffering its score in smallbore (580), four off the Matthew Kyler pinned A.J. Melton in
first defeat of the season as No. 2- winning total, along with a 579 mark 1:00 at 141 pounds, and Brian Rowan
ranked Kentucky’s 4667-4626 win over in air rifle. secured a 17-2 technical fall verdict oppo-
the No. 3 Black Knights clinched the Amiot registered a 568 smallbore site Seth Ching at 149 pounds as the Black
Great America Rifle Conference regu- along with a 582 air rifle, tying with Knights opened with a 19-0 lead after four
lar-season title for the Wildcats teammate Wesley Hess in the latter to bouts.
Sunday afternoon at Tronsrue round out Army’s squad that com- Christian Snook picked up a 6-1 deci-
Marksmanship Center. bined for a 2328. sion against Danridge Glitz at 157
Army and Kentucky were the lone Senior Mike Jablonski’s 566 tally in pounds, Ed Gibons took a 12-1 major
two unbeaten teams in the GARC smallbore helped Army to a 2298 com- decision from Trevor Muhler at 165
heading into today’s match, which posite in that discipline. Courtesy photo pounds and Brent Smith forged an 11-3
closed out the Wildcats' conference Junior Matthew Hamilton (575) and major decision versus Troy McGuinness
Conner Sanders
slate while Army has one remaining. senior team captain John Fiddes (573), at 174 pounds.
The Wildcats improved to 7-0 in the shooting independently in smallbore, Scott Ferguson produced an 18-2 technical verdict against Eric Rohan in the 184-pound
conference and 11-1 overall, while the turned in Army’s third and fourth bout, Connor Sanders edged Eric Vincent, 8-6, at 197 pounds and Michael Sprigg eased past
Black Knights slipped to 6-1 and 4-1 in highest scores, respectively. John Brunetti, 10-4, in the heavyweight bout.
the GARC. Though disappointed with his Army head coach Chuck Barbee was pleased with the day’s results.
Abalo stretched his win streak in team’s performance in opening the “It was good to come out and get two wins today,” Barbee. remarked “The guys wrestled
smallbore to five straight after sharing winter half of its 2006-07 slate, head hard against a couple of tough opponents.”
first-place honors with Kentucky’s coach Ron Wigger is hopeful his squad Army returns to action Jan. 18-20, when the Black Knights travel to Buffalo, N.Y., to com-
Jennifer Pason as both fired identical will bounce back in future matches. pete at the New York State Championships.