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June 2011

Dear Diane Simpson-Bundy,

The Summer of 2011 is here and training is intense as we gear up for London 2012-now only a little more than a year away! Our fellow Olympians, Paralympians and coaches have accomplished much since the spring thaw and are continuing to exemplify excellence in the spirit of the Olympic and Paralympic movements.

We were saddened to learn that World Championships Bronze Medalist Lindsey Durlacher, who graduated from Buffalo Grove High School in Buffalo Grove, Ill., and was a two-time All-American at the University of Illinois, has died. Durlacher won the bronze medal in Greco-Roman wrestling in the 121-pound weight division at the 2006 World Championships and won gold medals in the Maccabiah Games. In addition, he claimed consecutive titles at World Sport Chicago's Chicago Cup wrestling championships. He was 36.

Midwest Chapter officers:

* President - Diane Simpson-Bundy (Gymnastics, 1988)

* Vice President - Tony Brooks (Rowing, 1972, 1976)

* Vice President - Steve Gregg (Swimming, 1976)

* Treasurer - John Vande Velde (Cycling, 1968, 1972)

* Secretary - Linda Mastandrea (Wheelchair Athletics 1992, 1996)

Pay your $30 dues for 2011 to keep the newsletter going. Friends can also support our activities to promote fellowship among Olympians, Paralympians and elite hopefuls in the Midwest. Email john.vandevelde@yahoo.com to donate or update us with your highlights at dsb1988@sbcglobal.net.

In This Issue
Upcoming Events/Events Held
USOC / USA Paralympics News
Midwest Olympians/Paralympians in the News
World Sport Chicago
Mark Your Calendar

Upcoming Events / Events Held

carol brownThanks to U.S. Olympians and Paralympians Association Vice President Carol Brown (rowing, 1976, 1980, 1984) for her visit to Belding Elementary School in Chicago on May 12 to promote World Fit. Hundreds of Belding students walked 60 miles as part of the national USOPA program (see below for more). Congratulations!

Hats off to all the Olympians and Paralympians who make Olympic Day 2011 such a success. More details and gratitude will be included in the next newsletter but thanks to World Sport Chicago for organizing our biggest regional Olympic event that includes the volleyball nets at North Avenue Beach and the following amazing dinner at The Chicago Firehouse Restaurant! Olympic Day is held annually on June 23 and is celebrated by thousands of people in more than 160 countries. Olympic Day commemorates the birth of the modern Olympic Games and is not only a celebration but an international effort to promote fitness and well-being, as well as the Olympic ideals of Fair Play, Perseverance, Respect and Sportsmanship.

The 32nd National Sports Collectors Convention will be held Aug. 3-7 in Rosemont and will feature its first Olympic Pavilion. The XVIIth Annual Collectors Fair is co-hosted by the Olympin Collectors Club, the world's largest Olympic collectors club. This is the first time the latter event is being held in North America. International Olympic Committee members will be present, along with World Olympians Association President and 1968 Olympic Gold Medalist Dick Fosbury of the famed "Fosbury Flop." The ceremonial grand opening celebration is Aug. 4 at 1 p.m. www.NSCCShow.com

"Tee it Up With an Olympic Athlete" at Glen Echo Country Club - site of the 1904 Olympic golf matches and the oldest 18-hole golf course west of the Mississippi - in St. Louis on Monday, Sept. 19, at 8 a.m. A dinner and auction will be held on Sunday, Sept. 18, at 5 p.m. with complimentary hotel room. Proceeds benefit the Olympians for Olympians Relief Fund (OORF), Camp Rainbow, the Bob Costas Cancer Center at SSM Cardinal Glennon Children's Medical Center, and the MO-IL Chapter of U.S. Olympians and Paralympians. Contact President John "Big Jake" Carenza (soccer, 1976) at bigjake09usa@yahoo.com or at 314-662-4990 if you're interested.

USOC / USA Paralympics in the News
World Fit

Nearly 17,000 students nationwide walked more than 2 million miles and were inspired by Olympians and Paralympians as part of the USOPA six-week World Fit. Olympians, Paralympians, teachers and other leaders at 48 schools and at some afterschool programs took part and joined students during the six-week program with the goal to walk 60 miles. Student "buddies" logged nearly 100,000 donated miles! World Fit aims to help curb the alarming rates of childhood obesity and to improve overall health and attitudes toward fitness. Outstanding World Fit (www.worldfit.org) participants received the inaugural President's Active Lifestyle Award certificate in addition to other World Fit certificates and medals. Results will be posted for both small and large schools.

Midwest Olympians/Paralympians in the News

louis zamperini

Louis Zamperini (athletics, 1936) was honored at the National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame earlier this month. Pictured are: The Midwest Chapter's Linda Mastandrea (athletics, 1992, 1996) and Diane Simpson-Bundy (gymnastics, 1988), WSC President Bill Scherr (wrestling, 1988), Four-time Olympic Gold and Silver Medalist John Naber (swimming, 1976) and Zamperini, the star of the best-selling book "Unbroken."

Patrick Byrne (sled hockey, 2002) led a sled hockey clinic and spoke to youth about his Paralympic experience in Hoffman Estates on April 10. Byrne also participated in "Bike the Drive" on May 29, leading the "pit crew" to fit athletes to cycles, and will appear for Paralympic Cycling Day on June 25.

Olympic legends Nadia Comaneci (gymnastics, 1976, 1980) and Carl Lewis (athletics, 1984, 1988, 1992, 1996), along with other U.S. Olympians, visited London to celebrate the London 2012 countdown and the 6.6 million available tickets for the Games.

Chicago Bulls star Luol Deng is one of the NBA players who could play for Team Great Britain at the 2012 Olympic Games.

Shani Davis (speedskating, 2006, 2010), and 2010 Olympians Trevor Marsicano and Urbana, Ill.-native Jonathan Kuck, took the team pursuit title for the first time for the United States at the 2011 World Championships in Inzell, Germany, with a time of 3 minutes, 41.72 seconds. It was the first time a team other than the Netherlands claimed the event since its debut at the 2005 worlds. The victory capped a record-breaking meet for Davis, who won an unprecedented third 1000 meters World Championship, along with silver in the 1500 meters. Davis finished the season as the overall 2010-2011 1500 meters World Cup champion and U.S. Sprint and Allround champion.

Two-time Paralympic Bronze Medalist and 2011 World Champion Anjali Forber-Pratt (athletics, 2008) set a world record in winning the 200 meters in 29.16 at the 2011 Swiss Nationals. She also claimed the T-53 400 meters at the U.S. National Championships this past weekend.

Kenny Johnson (boccia, 1992, 1996) has been busy coaching his sport at Neil Elementary and Christopher School but plans a comeback at the 2011 National Championships in Elmhurst, Ill.

Olympic Gold Medalists Michael Jordan (basketball, 1984, 1992) and Scottie Pippen (basketball, 1992, 1996) joined other former Chicago Bulls and coaches from the 1990-1991 season in a recognition ceremony during halftime held March 12 to commemorate the 20th anniversary of their first NBA title.

Patrick Kane (hockey, 2010) and Olympian teammates including Canadian Jonathan Toews were honored with other Chicago Blackhawks at the White House in March. http://blackhawks.nhl.com and check out the video.

Frank Klopas (soccer, 1988), Chicago Fire technical director, has been named interim head coach. Klopas was born in Greece and played soccer at Mather High School before playing for the Chicago Sting and the Fire, which went on to win the MLS Cup and U.S. Open Cup. He also played in the 1994 FIFA World Cup as a member of the U.S. National Team.

Paralympian Curtis Lease (sitting volleyball, 2000, 2004) has been chosen as part of the BMW Olympic affiliate sponsorship and will appear at Bill Jacobs BMW on June 24.

evan lysacek sullivan awardOlympic champion Evan Lysacek (figure skating, 2006, 2010) of Naperville, Ill., won the 2010 James E. Sullivan Award, becoming the fourth figure skater to be honored as the top amateur athlete in the United States. Lysacek also won the USOC Sportsman of the Year award earlier this year after winning gold at the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Games. He is the first Olympian since gymnast Shawn Johnson in 2009 to win the Sullivan Award, presented by the Amateur Athletic Union, and the first skater since Olympian Sarah Hughes in 2002. Hughes presented the award to Lysacek on March 14 at the New York Athletic Club. Watch the video.

Photo from www.aausulllivan.org.

 

Christina Loukas (diving, 2008) isn't the only Loukas getting press these days. Check out the Chicago Sun-Times article on her father, George, titled: "'Rooftop Baron' George Loukas Achieves An Immigrant's Dream."

Midwest Chapter Secretary Linda Mastandrea (athletics, 1992, 1996) attended training in London as a potential candidate to serve as a color commentator at the 2012 Paralympic Games. Good luck Linda!

Paralympian Tatyana McFadden (athletics, 2008) bested Amanda McGrory (athletics, 2008) in the T-54 wheelchair division of the 400 meters at the U.S. National Championships.

Connie Moore (athletics, 2004) won the Life Champion Award at the annual Field of Dreams gala to benefit Girls in the Game on March 3. Moore boasts 11 All-America titles, eight Big Ten titles and is the reigning 200 meters national champion following last September's 2010 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships.

Paul Moran (sitting volleyball, 1992, 1996, 2000, 2004; wheelchair tennis, 2008) came back from a 4-1 deficit in the third set and fought off match points to win a third-set tie-breaker at the Davis Cup. The victory sparked the U.S. men back into the World Group 1 position for wheelchair tennis. Meanwhile, Moran is also busy starring in a film. Three Medill School of Journalism students at Northwestern University have completed a documentary on Moran's tennis life titled: "Break Point," which is available at vimeo.com.

London 2012 Olympic hopeful Derrick Rose earned this year's title as NBA MVP en route to helping Chicago to the best record in the regular season before the Bulls bowed out to Olympic basketball medalists LeBron James (2004, 2008), Chris Bosh (2008) and Chicago's Dwyane Wade (2004, 2008) of the Miami Heat in the Eastern Conference Semifinal.

Iraq War veteran and Paralympian Melissa Stockwell (swimming, 2008) founded dare2tri-the only triathlon program in the country that includes only members with disabilities-along with GLASA's Keri Schindler and Dan Tun of the Chicago Park District. www.dare2trichicago.com She also graced May's cover of USA Triathlon.

Congrats to five-time Paralympic Gold Medalist Jason Wening (swimming, 1992, 1996, 2000), who welcomed Ryan Douglas Wening into the world at 8 pounds, 5 ounces, on June 1.

World Sport Chicago
world sport chicago

World Sport Chicago hosts the WSC Summer Track Program, the Valor Games-that supports injured or ill military athletes-and the 2nd Annual Cover Girl Classic at UIC Pavilion. Sign up with Jason Eby jeby@worldsportchicago.org for the track program and clinics and with Pam Redding predding@worldsportchicago.org for the Valor Games.

Also, the 2nd Annual Family Sports Fest supported by WSC, the Bulls, Blackhawks, Cubs, Fire, Red Stars, Sky, White Sox and more than 50 community organizations will be held Sept. 17 at Armour Square Park at 3309 S. Shields Ave. Check out www.worldsportchicago.org for the latest WSC news.

Mark Your Calendar - World Sport Chicago- supported events
June 23 Olympic Day - Volleyball with Olympians and Paralympians at North Ave. Beach

June (late) to mid-August - World Sport Chicago Summer Track Program

(new community format)

* June 25 Hanson Stadium, 5501 W. Fullerton

* July 16 Eckersall Stadium, 2433 E. 83rd St.

* Aug. 6 Hanson Stadium, 5501 W. Fullerton

* Aug. 20 Eckersall Stadium, 2433 E. 83rd St.

July 22-24 - CoverGirl Classic Gymnastics meet, UIC Pavilion, 525 S. Racine

August 23-25 - Valor Games Midwest

Sept. 17 - 2nd Annual Family Sports Festival, Armour Square Park, 3309 S. Shields Ave.

On behalf of the Midwest Officers, I hope you enjoyed reading this and let us know if you have any news items or photos to share for our upcoming issue. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me.

Sincerely,

Diane Simpson-Bundy
President, Midwest Chapter
dsb1988@sbcglobal.net


WORLD SPORT CHICAGO

world sport chicago
Email: info@worldsportchicago.org
Quick Links
London 2012
Summer Olympics

U.S. Olympians Association

USOC

U.S. Paralympics

Membership

Update

MIDWEST CHAPTER SUPPORTERS

Members are stepping forward to pay their dues these past several years! The dues help keep the chapter active and this newsletter going.

2011 Paid Members:


Diane Bolin Kelley (gymnastics, 1968)

Chuck Burke
(speedskating, 1952, 1956)

Ella Chafee
(swimming, 1964, 1968; athletics, 1968; fencing, 1996)

Hope Chafee

(swimming, 1964, 1968; archery, 1976)

Ian Chafee
(Paralympic team manager, 1976, 1980, 1984)

Brian Hansen
(speedskating, 2010)

Adolph Kiefer
(swimming, 1936)

Bill Mulliken

(swimming, 1960)

 

Jack Rusher

(rowing, 1988, 1992)

Cindy Eckert Rusher (rowing, 1988, 1992)

Diane Simpson-Bundy (gymnastics, 1988)

Bob Szyman

John Vande Velde
(cycling, 1968, 1972)

______________

2010 Paid Members:

Steve Alley

(hockey, 1976)

Tony Brooks
(rowing, 1972, 1976)
Frank T. Burns
(paralympic coach, 1988, 2000)

Ella Chafee
(swimming, 1964, 1968; athletics, 1968; fencing, 1996)

Hope Chafee

(swimming, 1964, 1968; archery, 1976)
Ian Chafee
(Paralympic team manager, 1976, 1980, 1984)

Jeanne Collier
(diving, 1964)

Steve Gregg, PhD (swimming, 1976)
Brian Hansen
(speedskating, 2010)

John MacAloon, PhD
(IOC historian)

Linda Mastandrea (athletics, 1992, 1996)
Twila Majkowski
(cross-country skiing, 1976)
Andy Rein
(wrestling, 1980, 1984)
Bill Scherr
(wrestling, 1988)
Diane Simpson-Bundy (gymnastics, 1988)
Marilee Stepan Wehman (swimming, 1952)
John Vande Velde
(cycling, 1968, 1972)
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September 2011

Dear Diane Simpson-Bundy,

Greetings Midwest Chapter Members and Friends! Fall is near. The winter sport season will soon be here and our summer athletes are down to the last months of preparation before most qualifications begin for the Olympic and Paralympic Games in London 2012. But just as we continue to press on in our sports, let us pause to remember those who were lost or served in the terrorist attacks of 9/11 a decade ago and those who continue to serve to ensure our freedom here in the United States and abroad.

Midwest Chapter officers:

* President - Diane Simpson-Bundy (Gymnastics, 1988)

* Vice President - Tony Brooks (Rowing, 1972, 1976)

* Vice President - Steve Gregg (Swimming, 1976)

* Treasurer - John Vande Velde (Cycling, 1968, 1972)

* Secretary - Linda Mastandrea (Wheelchair Athletics 1992, 1996)

Dues are $30. Help promote the fellowship of Olympians, Paralympians, elite hopefuls and coaches here in the Midwest.

Email john.vandevelde@yahoo.com to contribute or dsb1988@sbcglobal.net with highlights.

In This Issue
Upcoming Events/Events Held
USOC / USA Paralympics News
Midwest Olympians/Paralympians in the News
World Sport Chicago
Mark Your Calendar

Upcoming Events / Events Held

Family Sports Festival

The 2nd Annual Family Sports Festival hosted by World Sport Chicago, the Chicago Blackhawks, Bulls, Cubs, Sky, White Sox, Chicago Park District and many other community sports organizations will be held Sept. 17 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Armour Square Park. Kids will have the chance to try nearly 30 sports and meet professional athletes, Olympians, Paralympians, elite athletes and coaches. Sign up TODAY to do "meet and greets," sign autographs or to conduct clinics. Email Amy Rosko at arosko@worldsportchicago.org if you haven't already or call Rasheed Ward at 312-861-4945. About 1000 took part last season.

Valor Games -- Midwest Recap

Iraq War veteran Melissa Stockwell spoke to the crowd at Soldier Field for the Opening Ceremonies of the Valor Games -- Midwest. The event took place Aug. 23-25 initiated by World Sport Chicago, USA Paralympics and Department of Veterans Affairs. Stockwell joined athletes for a reception and a "Q and A" later in the day after they watched her star in "Warrior Champions" at the Pritzker Military Library. Former Oak Park, Ill., resident and Desert Storm veteran John Register (swimming, 1996; athletics, 2000) also attended the competition, along with retired U.S. army NCO Kevin Stone (archery, 2004, 2008); Karin Korb (wheelchair tennis, 2000, 2004); gold medalists Patrick Byrne (sled hockey, 2002) and Ed Cockrell (athletics, 2004, 2008); and 1996, 2000, 2004 and 2008 Paralympic Games Sitting Volleyball Coach Mike Hulett. Some led demos and taught clinics at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago's Paralympic Military Camp. World Sport Chicago President Bill Scherr (wrestling, 1988) presented the more than 100 participating wounded or injured veteran athletes with challenge coins at the Closing Ceremonies.

wilber statueAthlete Spotlight

USA Gymnastics Hall of Fame member and former FIG Technical Committee President Jackie Klein Fie (gymnastics, 1956) continues to spread her Olympic values and the friendships she gained along the way with others. Never was this more clear than as she spoke at this summer's dedication of the memorial to her friend and neighbor, Doreen Hansen Wilber (archery, 1972), who passed away in 2008. The two met in Iowa, prior to Wilber's 1972 Olympic Games. Fie (a Magna Cum Laude graduate of Northwestern University) visited Wilber on a day pass to the Olympic Village as a USA Gymnastics judge before Wilber won the Olympic gold medal. Wilber won after a spectacular second round and set a world record coached by her husband, "Skeeter." Wilber became Fie's next door neighbor in 1995, and the two shared a lighted flagpole completed by Olympic and American flags.

Our Jefferson Olympic Plaza bronze statue of Doreen will serve to honor her excellence and Gold Medal performance in archery for the time to come," Fie said. "As an Olympian who didn't win a medal, I can assure you that there was no greater exhilarating and satisfying feeling for [me than to see] Doreen standing on the winner's podium in Munich - truly an unforgettable experience." Olympic Gold Medalist Jaycie Phelps (gymnastics, 1996) and AAI COO Mark Lane also attended the Gold Medal Bell Tower celebration.

Olympic Day 2011Olympic Day Thanks

Chicago's Olympic Day featured about two dozen Olympians and Paralympians as World Sport Chicago hosted volleyball with WSC scholar athletes at North Avenue Beach and a dinner at the Chicago Firehouse Restaurant on June 23. Thanks to athletes including: Lloyd Bachrach (sitting volleyball, 1996), Bob Beamon (athletics, 1968), Bob Berland (judo, 1984, 1988), Kerry Boumans (wrestling, 2000) alt., Terri Boumans (volleyball, 2000) alt., Tony Brooks (1972, 1976), Chuck Burke (speedskating, 1952, 1956), Mike Conley (athletics, 1984, 1992, 1996), Larry Langowski (wrestling, 2008) Mexico, Adolph Kiefer (swimming, 1936), Paul Moran (sitting volleyball, 1992, 1996, 2000, 2004; wheelchair tennis, 2008) Stephanie Miller (archery, 2003 World Championships), Danell Doc Nicholson (boxing, 1992), Pam Redding (swimming coach, 1996, 2004; team leader, 2000), Bill Scherr (wrestling, 1988), Diane Simpson-Bundy (gymnastics, 1988), Bela Szabados (swimming, 1992, 1996, 2000) Hungary, Jeff Smoke (canoe/kayak, 2004), Nancy Swider-Peltz, Jr. (speedskating, 2010), Ron Urick (canoe/kayak, 1988), Craig Virgin (athletics, 1976, 1980, 1984), and to Twila Majkowski (cross country, 1976), who visited the YMCA in Lake Zurich, Ill., on behalf of the U.S. Olympic Committee.

Photo: Midwest Chapter President Diane Simpson-Bundy (gymnastics, 1988), and World Sport Chicago President Bill Scherr (wrestling, 1988) and WSC Athlete Ambassador Program Co-Chair Bob Berland (judo 1984, 1988) hold the Olympic Day Proclamation signed by Illinois Governor Pat Quinn. Photo Courtesy of World Sport Chicago and Bob Milkovich.

USOC / USA Paralympics in the News

U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Assembly

The 2012 U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Assembly will be held Sept. 22-24 in Colorado Springs. Olympians, Paralympians or coaches with related Olympic Movement new business, concerns or exciting developments can email dsimpson@simpsonnetwork.com. Midwest board members will be in attendance and will present reports.

National Sports Collectors Convention

The 32nd National Sports Collectors Convention held Aug. 3-7 in Rosemont, Ill., had some special guests for its Olympic Pavilion. The pavilion was also part of the 17th World Olympic Collectors Fair -- the first show sanctioned by the International Olympic Committee to be held in North America. World Olympians Association President Dick Fosbury (athletics, 1968) and new Art of the Olympians CEO Bob Beamon (athletics, 1968) joined others including Kiefer -- who this year celebrated 75 years since his victory in the backstroke at the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin! Read about Kiefer in the most recent copy of The Olympian Magazine (www.teamusa.org).

 

Midwest Olympians/Paralympians in the News

Midwest Chapter Vice President Tony Brooks (rowing, 1972, 1976) placed second in the Masters' Four with Coxswain at the 2011 Chicago Sprints. Brooks continues to coach at St. Ignatius and is looking ahead to the Milwaukee River Challenge where his varsity girls crews will race on Sept. 17.

Fenwick High School Junior Mary Kate Callahan has been named to the U.S. Paralympics Track and Field High School All-American Team. The Hinsdale, Ill. native was one of the key hopefuls involved in the Chicago 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games bid. Callahan helped earn the honor with her 7.14-meter throw in the javelin and 6.67 meters in the discus.

Winnetka-native Conor Dwyer won the national title in the 200-meter individual medley at the ConocoPhillips National Championships on Aug. 5 in Palo Alto, Calif. Dwyer, 22, swam the finals in 1 minute 59.19 seconds -- nearly two seconds faster than the rest of the field. Dwyer finished in the top 10 at the Illinois High School State Championships in 2007 for Loyola. He will swim at the Olympic Trials that take place June 25-July 2 next summer in Omaha, Neb.

Olympic Beam and Dancing With the Stars champion Shawn Johnson (gymnastics, 2008) returned to competition at UIC Pavilion at the USA Gymnastics CoverGirl Classic presented by World Sport Chicago. Johnson competed on bars, beam and vault despite extensive surgery to repair a damaged knee a year earlier. Johnson, who added three silver medals (team, all-around and floor) to her medal count at the 2008 Olympic Games and is the 2007 World All-Around champion, continued her comeback at the VISA National Championships in St. Paul, Minn. She hopes to qualify a spot on next year's Olympic Team to head to London 2012.

North Shore Rhythmic Gymnastics Center's Jazzy Kerber of Highland Park, who won the 2011 U.S. Rhythmic Classic, finished as the runner-up in the junior division with 194.84 points but claimed individual victories in the hoop and ribbon at the VISA National Championships in St. Paul. Her teammate, Shelby Kisiel, captured her first all-around title with a 203.75 total, as well as the ball and club individual titles in the senior division of the meet, while North Shore's National Group Team of Rachel Anderson, Jessica Bogdanov, Megan Frohlich, Aimee Gupta, Michelle Przybylo, Sydney Sachs, Sofya Roytburg, and Megan prepared for the upcoming World Championships.

Midwest Chapter secretary Linda Mastandrea (athletics, 1992, 1996) joined with Variety of Illinois, World Sport Chicago, the Chicago Park District and Dare2Tri to present an adapted bicycle and a handcycle to two paratriathletes on International Paralympic Day at Northerly Island on Sept. 8. Stockwell is one of three co-founders who started Dare2Tri in recent years to spawn new interest in triathlon for athletes with disabilities.

Defending Bank of America Chicago Marathon Wheelchair Champion Amanda McGrory (2008) shared her winning spirit at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago on Aug. 25 and was featured in the Chicago Sun-Times (www.suntimes.com) on Aug. 26. The University of Illinois graduate won gold in the 5000 meters T54 division, silver in the marathon T54 and bronze medals in the 800 meters T53 and women's 4 x 100-meter relay T53/54 at the Paralympic Games in Beijing. She is also the reigning T53 world champion in the 800 and 500 meters and bronze medalist in both the marathon and the 400 meters from the 2011 IPC World Championships.

Chellsie Memmel, a native of West Allis, Wis., and the 2005 World All-Around Champion in gymnastics, proved she is back among the world elite when she took second at the CoverGirl Classic on July 23 with a 56.95. About a month later, she earned a spot on the U.S. National Team in St. Paul, Minn., at the VISA Championships and won a silver medal on the balance beam. Next up: Training camp to determine spots for the World Championships team.

Simpson-Bundy (gymnastics, 1988) served this summer at the request of U.S. Olympians and Paralympians Association President Willie Banks (athletics, 1980, 1984, 1988) as a member of the four-person Nominating Committee to select the slate of candidates to replace retired U.S. Army Col. Jeanne Picariello as chair of the Multi-Sport Organizations Council (MSOC) through the 2012 Olympic Games. MSOC members will elect the new chair at the assembly, as Picariello -- the chef de mission for the 2004 U.S. Paralympic Team -- presides a final time.

david sims masters relayCongressional Gold Medal winner David Sims (swimming, 1980) anchored his relay team of Vince Allegra, Dave Kinsella and Timothy Carlson to set a U.S. Masters Swimming record for athletes 25 years and older in the 400- and 800-yard relays this spring. His foursome broke the longest-standing record in Masters swimming in the 800 relay at Vernon Hills High School on April 8 in 6:59.13 and shattered the 400 relay record by more than a second two days later in 3:06.20. The foursome dedicated their national relays record quest to Bryan "Beanie" Bateman, Kinsella's cousin and Allegra's friend who coached the Hinsdale Hornets Swim Club. Bateman died after a single-car crash while driving home from practice on Dec. 7, 2009. Bateman, 32, had a seizure as he drove and hit a tree. (www.suntimes.com).

Photo from www.libertyvillemasters.com.

Two-time Olympic Silver Medalist Willye B. White (athletics, 1956, 1960, 1964, 1968, 1972) has been honored posthumously as a section of U.S. Highway 49 South between her native Greenwood, Miss., and Sidon, Miss., has been re-named. The "Willye B. White Memorial Highway" recalls the legend who brought home a silver medal in the long jump in Melbourne, Australia in her first Olympic Games at the age of 16 and became the first American woman to medal in that event. White collected her second silver as a member of the 4 x 100-meter relay team in 1964 in Tokyo and went on to found and fund the Willye White Foundation, which supported girls with financial and emotional support to participate in sports. White served as the president of the Midwest Olympians Association for many years but passed away in February 2007 after suffering from pancreatic cancer.

 

World Sport Chicago
world sport chicago

Summer Track Program

World Sport Chicago completed the One Summer Chicago pilot program on behalf of Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle. More than 600 youth from nearly 30 communities across Chicago took part -- about a 50 percent participation increase as compared with last summer. One Summer Chicago was created to demonstrate how programs can help reduce youth violence during the summer. Check out www.worldsportchicago.org for the latest WSC news.

Mark Your Calendar
World Sport Chicago - supported events

Sept. 17 "Makin' Tracks" 5K run at Concordia University in River Forest at 8 a.m.

Sept. 17 Family Sports Festival: WSC, professional and other community sports organizations noon-5:30 p.m. Armour Square Park, 3309 S. Shields Ave.

Sept. 18 Dare2Tri paratriathlon group, Chicago Park District host "Try-Athlon" in Shabbona Park, Chicago, at 1 p.m

On behalf of the Midwest Officers, I hope you enjoyed reading this and let us know if you have any news items or photos to share for our upcoming issue. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me.

Sincerely,

Diane Simpson-Bundy
President, Midwest Chapter
dsb1988@sbcglobal.net


WORLD SPORT CHICAGO

world sport chicago
Email: info@worldsportchicago.org
Quick Links
London 2012
Summer Olympics

U.S. Olympians Association

USOC

U.S. Paralympics

Membership

Update

MIDWEST CHAPTER SUPPORTERS

Members are stepping forward to pay their dues these past several years! The dues help keep the chapter active and this newsletter going.

2011 Paid Members:


Diane Bolin Kelley (gymnastics, 1968)

Chuck Burke
(speedskating, 1952, 1956)

Ella Chafee
(swimming, 1964, 1968; athletics, 1968; fencing, 1996)

Hope Chafee

(swimming, 1964, 1968; archery, 1976)

Ian Chafee
(Paralympic team manager, 1976, 1980, 1984)

Jeanne Collier
(diving, 1964)


Brian Hansen

(speedskating, 2010)

Adolph Kiefer
(swimming, 1936)

Jackie Klein Fie (gymnastics, 1956)

Bill Mulliken

(swimming, 1960)

 

Jack Rusher

(rowing, 1988, 1992)

Cindy Eckert Rusher (rowing, 1988, 1992)

 

Diane Simpson-Bundy (gymnastics, 1988)

Bob Szyman, PhD

(Paralympic Coach, 1976, 1980, 1984; Wheelchair Athletics Team Leader, 1984, 1988)

 

John Vande Velde
(cycling, 1968, 1972)

______________

 

2010 Paid Members:

Steve Alley

(hockey, 1976)

 

Tony Brooks
(rowing, 1972, 1976)
Frank T. Burns
(paralympic coach, 1988, 2000)

Ella Chafee
(swimming, 1964, 1968; athletics, 1968; fencing, 1996)

Hope Chafee

(swimming, 1964, 1968; archery, 1976)
Ian Chafee
(Paralympic team manager, 1976, 1980, 1984)

Jeanne Collier
(diving, 1964)

Steve Gregg, PhD (swimming, 1976)
Brian Hansen
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Twila Majkowski
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Andy Rein
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Bill Scherr
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Diane Simpson-Bundy (gymnastics, 1988)
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December 2011

Dear Diane Simpson-Bundy,
Happy Holidays! The Pan American Games and Parapan American Games concluded, many world championships have been held and world cups heated up. But everything remains in high gear as summer athletes prepare for London 2012 and the winter sport season is here.
As we look ahead to January 2012, we would like to extend our support to fellow athlete Irwin Cohen (judo, 1972), from Glenview, Ill., who received a kidney transplant a few years ago after he was diagnosed with a blood disease, and we now learn he needs another transplant.

Midwest Chapter officers:

* President - Diane Simpson-Bundy (Gymnastics, 1988)

* Vice President - Tony Brooks (Rowing, 1972, 1976)

* Vice President - Steve Gregg (Swimming, 1976)

* Treasurer - John Vande Velde (Cycling, 1968, 1972)

* Secretary - Linda Mastandrea (Wheelchair Athletics 1992, 1996)

Help promote the fellowship of Olympians, Paralympians, elite hopefuls and coaches here in the Midwest. Pay your $30 dues.

Email john.vandevelde@yahoo.com to contribute or dsb1988@sbcglobal.net with highlights.

In This Issue
Upcoming Events/Events Held
USOC / USA Paralympics News
Midwest Olympians/Paralympians in the News
World Sport Chicago
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Upcoming Events / Events Held
Family Sports Festival

The 2nd Annual Family Sports Festival hosted by World Sport Chicago, the Chicago Blackhawks, Bulls, Cubs, Sky, White Sox, Chicago Park District and many other community sports organizations was held Sept. 17. Thanks to Olympians, Paralympians, elite athletes and coaches, including: Marathon runner Sarah Ames, Lloyd Bachrach (sitting volleyball, 1996), Chuck Burke (speedskating, 1952, 1956), Paralympic coach Frank Burns, PhD, Lisa Chesson (ice hockey, 2010), Jeanne Collier (diving, 1964), Diane Bolin Kelley (gymnastics, 1968), Kenny Johnson (boccia, 1992, 1996), former modern pentathlon national team member Allison Jones, MD, Hope Lewellen (wheelchair tennis, 1996, 2000; sitting volleyball, 2004, 2008), Michael McCahey (fencing, 1984), Adam Pierson (Olympic trials in athletics, 2008), former Paralympic hopeful Ron Miner, Gary Morgan (athletics, 1988), Danell "Doc" Nicholson (boxing, 1992), Tom Pukstys (athletics, 1992, 1996), Diane Simpson-Bundy (gymnastics, 1988), Bela Szabados (swimming, 1992, 1996, 2000) for Hungary, and Ron Urick (canoe/kayak, 1988). The athletes conducted demonstrations and signed autographs at the event, which included more than 100 gymnasts, coaches and friends who helped set a world record for handstands held nationwide at noon sharp for USA Gymnastics - along with World Sport Chicago Executive Director Scott Myers. Great handstand, Scott!

Pan American Games and Parapan American Games

Many Midwest athletes from Olympians and Paralympians to regional hopefuls took part in what is billed as the second largest multi-sport event after the Olympic Games. See Midwest Olympians/Paralympians in the News below for some highlights.

World Sport Chicago Athlete Ambassador Meeting Thanks

The Aon Center hosted the World Sport Chicago Athlete Ambassador Program kickoff on Dec. 1. Thanks to WSC staff and board members including: Myers, Bill Scherr (wrestling, 1988), Pam Redding (swimming coach, 1996, 2004; team leader, 2000), Rasheed Ward, Jason Eby, Amanda Sowa and Clara Petrisor for the meeting and the following dinner at Sweetwater Tavern and Grille. Athlete Ambassador chair Bob Berland (judo, 1984, 1988), Tony Brooks (1972, 1976), U.S. Olympians Association Vice President Carol Brown (rowing, 1976, 1980, 1984), WSC President Scherr, Simpson-Bundy, Szabados and Jeff Smoke (canoe/kayak, 2004), attended the meeting to discuss next steps.

kiefer blackmun and banks Athlete Spotlight

Olympic Gold Medal Winner Adolph Kiefer (swimming, 1936) helped steal an incredible, unprecedented show and weekend of inspiration and collaboration at the 2011 U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Assembly in Colorado Springs in September. Kiefer spoke on behalf of his team, which commemorated 75 years since the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin, Germany.

"The big secret in life is knowing how to win as well as how to lose," said Kiefer, who won his gold medal in the 100-meter backstroke at age 17 and was a life-long friend of Jesse Owens. Kiefer helped teach more than 30,000 naval personnel to swim and created modern racing suit and pool designs. "Swim for health, swim for fun, but don't forget to swim." Photo: Kiefer (center) with USOC CEO Scott Blackmun and USOA President Willie Banks (athletics, 1980, 1984, 1988).

USOC / USA Paralympics in the News

U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Assembly

President Simpson-Bundy, Secretary Linda Mastandrea (athletics, 1992, 1996) and USOA Vice President Brown represented the Midwest Chapter at the 2011 U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Assembly, which was held Sept. 22-24 in Colorado Springs. Paralympian Mastandrea served in her new capacity as USOA Vice President to help build Paralympic integration with the goal of creating the largest and most inclusive Olympic and Paralympic alumni association in the world. Simpson-Bundy presented to the U.S. Olympians and appeared at the Multi-Sport Organizations meeting as a member of the Nominating Committee to replace chair and ret. Col. Jeanne Picariello, who stepped down after her years of MSO leadership. Brown continues to serve as chair on the Assembly Committee and was part of a group along with U.S. Olympians President Willie Banks who invited Simpson-Bundy to serve on the 2012 Assembly Committee.

Also at the Assembly: Gold Medalists Evan Lysacek (figure skating, 2006, 2010) of Naperville, Ill., and Andy Yohe (sled hockey, 2006, 2010), who has a connection to the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, gave outstanding speeches on behalf of their respective Sportsman of the Year and Paralympic Team of the Year awards. Lysacek announced publicly for the first time that he will try to defend his title at the 2014 Olympic Games. "We know that Olympic moments happen every single day; the spirit, intensity and power of the Games run through our veins," Lysacek said. "Nothing would make me more proud than to step on the Olympic ice one more time with the flag on my chest and USA on my back."

Midwest Olympians/Paralympians in the News

Carlee Berland-daughter of Bob Berland (judo, 1984, 1988)-made it to the first round of the NCAA national championships in volleyball as a freshman on her Western Michigan University squad this season.

Paralympic hopefuls Amy Chapman and Alyssa Gialamas, 16, represented the youth of Chicago at the Parapan American Games in swimming. Chapman is now ranked eighth in the world in her event, while Gialamas won three silver medals (100-meter freestyle, 50-meter backstroke and 200-meter freestyle).

Silver Medalist and former U.S. Team Captain Chris Chelios (hockey, 1984, 1998, 2002, 2006) was inducted into the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame during a ceremony at the Renaissance Chicago hotel on Dec. 12. Chelios played 26 years in the National Hockey League, including nine years with the Chicago Blackhawks. He was a member of the U.S. team that won the 1996 World Cup, won three Stanley Cups - one with the Montreal Canadiens in 1986 and two with the Detroit Red Wings (2002, 2008) - and won the Norris Trophy three times as the league's best defenseman.

Current 1,500-meter World Record-holder and Two-Time Olympic Medalist Shani Davis (speedskating, 2006, 2010), Champaign, Ill.'s Jonathan Kuck (2010; personal best), and Brian Hansen (2010) of Glenview, Ill., placed 1-2-3 in the 1,500 at the Pettit National Ice Center at the 2012 U.S. Long Track National Championships last weekend. Kuck went on to claim his first Allround Long Track title at the event, after he captured the 10,000 in a track record 13:17.28 (that shaved nearly five seconds off Chad Hedrick 2005 time of 13:22.93) and stood atop the podium in the 5,000 meters with Davis second and Hansen third. Kuck and Hansen were part of the silver medal-winning threesome in the team pursuit at the 2010 Olympic Games. Also at the event, Olympic Champion Davis (1:08.42) claimed the 1,000 with Hansen second and newly crowned sprint champion Tucker Fredricks (2006, 2010) of Janesville, Wis., in third. Fredricks clinched the title after winning the 500 on Dec. 14, where Davis finished third. Currently, he ranks third overall in World Cup standings thanks in part to winning a gold medal in the 500 at the ISU Long Track Speedskating World Cup in Heerenveen, Netherlands.

Olympic hopeful Alicia DeShasier of Carrollton, Ill., won the gold medal with a personal-best throw of 58.01 meters in women's javelin at the Pan American Games.

kenny johnsonTwo-time Paralympian Kenny Johnson (boccia, 1992, 1996) came out of a nearly 15-year retirement to make the quarterfinals in his comeback at the Parapan American Games. (Photo from www.blazesports.com)

Olympic Beam and Dancing With the Stars champion Shawn Johnson (gymnastics, 2008) of West Des Moines, Iowa, sparked the U.S. team to the gold medal in the team competition and won silver on the uneven bars at the Pan Am Games. She teamed with all-around and bars gold medal winner and local Olympic hopeful Bridgette Caquatto of Naperville, Ill., at the event. It was Johnson's first international competition since the 2008 Olympic Games, where she added silver medals for team, all-around and floor exercise. Caquatto became the seventh consecutive U.S. woman to earn the Pan Am title, also won by Johnson in 2007 and by 2005 World Champion Chellsie Memmel of West Allis, Wis., in 2003.

Sitting Volleyball Paralympians Curtis Lease (2004) and Kurt Smith (1996, 2000) teamed to win the RIC Cubs Wheelchair World Series.

Aurora, Ill.'s Anni Li and Gabrielle Douglas, who trains with Johnson at Chow's Gymnastics and Dance Institute in Iowa, helped lead the United States to the gold medal in the team competition at the 2011 Artistic Gymnastics World Championships. Li, who led the UCLA Bruins to the 2010 NCAA National Championship, has gymnastics in her blood. She trains with Caquatto and Caquatto's older sister, Mackenzie at Legacy Elite Gymnastics, where her parents - former Chinese Olympic Medalists Yuejiu Li (silver) and Jiani Wu (bronze) - are the coaches!

Riverwoods, Ill.-native Christina Loukas (diving, 2008) placed fourth with 350.10 points in women's 3-meter springboard at the FINA World Championships, while 2007 Pan American Bronze Medalist Kelci Bryant from Chatham, Ill., took seventh (322.95). Naperville's Amy Korthauer and Amy Cozad of Indianapolis finished fourth in the women's 10-meter synchronized diving final with 257.16 points at the Pan American Games.

Four-time Paralympic Medalist Amanda McGrory (wheelchair athletics, 2008), who trains at the University of Illinois, claimed her second ING New York City marathon title in a course-record 1 hour, 50 minutes and 24 seconds.

gary morgan awardFrequent schools Olympic Ambassador Gary Morgan (athletics, 1988), who has conducted numerous World Sport Chicago clinics at events such as Mayor Daley's Holiday Sports Festival and Taste of Chicago, as well as during the Chicago 2016 bid, received the Jackie Joyner-Kersee Award at the USA Track and Field annual meeting held The Dec. 3 in St. Louis. The award was presented by the Athletes' Advisory Committee and the track and field alumni association. Former national team heptathlete and Illinois State University All-American Hurdler Angie Taylor introduced Morgan, who received the award from multiple Olympic Medalist Jackie Joyner-Kersee (athletics, 1984, 1988, 1992, 1996) and Sharieffa Barksdale (athletics, 1984), chair of the alumni association. Morgan, who has spent nearly the past 30 years as a national racer, received the award for his dedication to track and field and also for his outstanding community service work, which includes relief work in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, after tornadoes ripped through town; taking Chinese orphans to the Bird's Nest during the 2008 Olympic Games, and for Sierra Club athlete representation in New Orleans to check the impact the oil spill had on the greater community.

Paralympic Gold Medalist Becca Murray (basketball, 2008) of Germantown, Wis., led the United States in scoring and contributed to the back-to-back U.S. women's gold medal in wheelchair basketball as the Americans defeated Canada 69-31 in the championship game. Murray was on the winning 2007 team in Rio de Janeiro as well. Both the men's and women's team went undefeated in Guadalajara, Mexico.

Paralympian Greta Neimanas (cycling, 2008) raced to gold in the C 1-5 division in the road race at the Parapan American Games and claimed a silver medal in the women's 3-kilometer individual pursuit C 4-5 in cycling track.

Olympic Silver and Bronze Medal Winner Katherine Reutter of Champaign (speedskating, 2010), dazzled to win gold in the 1,000 meters and silver in the 1,500 at the ISU Korean Air World Cup 4 in Shanghai. The victory marked Reutter's ninth career World Cup gold medal and placed her fourth overall in the world at the distance. Short Track teammate Lana Gehring (2010) of Glenview was fourth. The two teamed with Alyson Dudek (Hales Corner, Wis.) and Jessica Smith to grab silver behind Team China in the relay.

Former Chicago Bears offensive tackle (1967-1969) and Olympian Bob Pickens (wrestling, 1964) has stepped down as the vice president of the Chicago Park District Board of Commissioners. "I served 12 great years," said All-American Pickens, who was 1961 Heavyweight State Wrestling Champion and has accolades including Evanston Township High School Athletic Hall of Fame, The History Makers Athletic Hall of Fame and the Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame. "I had a chance to coach a group of who would make great leaders. It's time for me to step aside and let them fulfill their mission." Simpson-Bundy helped commemorate Pickens' final Chicago Park District board meeting on Dec. 14th and presented him with a proclamation on behalf of World Sport Chicago and fellow wrestling Olympian Scherr.

Jillane Rookard (2010) of West Allis, Wis., captured her first allround long track speedskating title on Dec. 18 with wins in both the 5,000 meters and the 3,000, while Maria Lamb of River Fall, Wis., had the second-most points to Nancy Swider-Peltz Jr.'s third-place accumulation. Swider-Peltz Jr. (speedskating, 2010) of Wheaton, Ill., placed third in both the 3,000 meters (4:15.41) and in the 5,000. Swider-Peltz, Jr., is coached by her mother, Nancy Swider-Peltz, Sr. (speedskating, 1976, 1980, 1984, 1988), a former world record holder in the 3,000 who was the first U.S athlete to compete in four Olympic Winter Games.

Gabby Sims, a sophomore at Downers Grove North, became the fourth member of her family to win an individual Illinois state title this season when she captured the 100-yard backstroke. Sims joins her father, Congressional Gold Medal winner David Sims (swimming, 1980), brother, Burke (2009), and sister, Haley, as state champs. She teamed with twin sister, Maddy, and Haley last year as part of the winning medley relay foursome.

The U.S. Group Team of Jessica Bogdanov, Aimee Gupta, Glenview, Ill.'s Megan Frohlich and Michelle Przybylo, Sofya Roytburg (Buffalo Grove), and Sydney Sachs (Deerfield) won a silver medal in the five-balls event and a bronze medal with three ribbons and two hoops. The team trains at North Shore Rhythmic Gymnastics Center, along with Pan Am Games finalist Shelby Kisiel (fifth ball; seventh clubs), who placed seventh all-around in the individual competition.

 

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Athlete Ambassador Program

The WSC Athlete Ambassador Program will consist of at least three annual visits to Chicago schools, which have been selected based on need and strong academic and Olympic values interest. The other athletes who will participate and spread the Athlete Ambassador message of goal setting and fair play at Chicago schools are: Ames, Steve Alley (hockey, 1976), Patrick Byrne (sled hockey, 2002), David Diaz (boxing, 1996), Jones, John-Andrew Kambanis (bobsled, 1998, 2002) for Greece, Mastandrea, McCahey, Morgan, Pierson, and Alexe Yeung (cycling, 2000). Check out www.worldsportchicago.org for the latest WSC news.

Mark Your Calendar for these 2012
World Sport Chicago - supported events

U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame, Chicago - July 12, 2012

Olympic Games, London, England - July 27-Aug. 12, 2012

Paralympic Games, London, England - Aug. 29-Sept. 9, 2012

The Valor Games Midwest, Chicago - August 13-15, 2012

On behalf of the Midwest Officers, I hope you enjoyed reading this and let us know if you have any news items or photos to share for our upcoming issue. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me.

Sincerely,

Diane Simpson-Bundy
President, Midwest Chapter
dsb1988@sbcglobal.net


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MIDWEST CHAPTER SUPPORTERS

Members are stepping forward to pay their dues these past several years! The dues help keep the chapter active and this newsletter going.

2012 Paid Members:

Tony Brooks

(rowing, 1972, 1976)

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2011 Paid Members:


Diane Bolin Kelley (gymnastics, 1968)

Chuck Burke
(speedskating, 1952, 1956)

Ella Chafee
(swimming, 1964, 1968; athletics, 1968; fencing, 1996)

Hope Chafee

(swimming, 1964, 1968; archery, 1976)

Ian Chafee
(Paralympic team manager, 1976, 1980, 1984)

Jeanne Collier
(diving, 1964)


Randy Dean
(team handball, 1976)

Brian Hansen
(speedskating, 2010)

Adolph Kiefer
(swimming, 1936)

Jackie Klein Fie (gymnastics, 1956)

 

Twila Majkowski (cross country skiing, 1976)

Bill Mulliken

(swimming, 1960)

 

Tom Pukstys

(athletics, 1992, 1996)

Jack Rusher

(rowing, 1988, 1992)

Cindy Eckert Rusher (rowing, 1988, 1992)

 

Diane Simpson-Bundy (gymnastics, 1988)

Bob Szyman, PhD

(Paralympic Coach, 1976, 1980, 1984; Wheelchair Athletics Team Leader, 1984, 1988)

 

John Vande Velde
(cycling, 1968, 1972)

Dues are $30 annually and are much appreciated. President Diane Simpson-Bundy accepts checks payable to:
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