On Tuesday, Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll went with unconventional wisdom and named rookie quarterback Russell Wilson his starter for Friday’s preseason game against the Kansas City Chiefs. For now, he has beaten out five-year veteran Matt Flynn for the job. The former Wisconsin quarterback led his Wisconsin Badgers to the Rose Bowl last year and was drafted in the third round of the 2012 NFL Draft.
To Seattle Seahawks beat writer Scott Enyeart, it comes to no surprise that Wilson is competing for the starting job. “This isn’t Russell Wilson’s first rodeo in terms of coming into a program and exceeding everyone’s expectations–he did the same thing after transferring from NC State to Wisconsin,” Enyeart told Winforever. “To … Read More
Do you have what it takes to be a Winforever coach? We are always on the lookout for these coaches, and during Nike Basketball’s 3-ON-3 Tournament at L.A. Live earlier this month, we found another one.
Gregg Schroeder, the assistant coach for the men’s soccer team at California Baptist University in Riverside, Calif., is a Winforever coach. He understands the root of the word “competition” which actually means to strive together–not against, contrary to modern beliefs. Schroeder loves coming together with his team and moving towards a unified goal. He says that’s what competition is all about.
He loves competing at an uncommonly high level. And he realizes what it means to be a coach in today’s world. For Schroeder, … Read More
Brian Banks definitely has one of the most unique stories around the NFL.
We were lucky to be able to witness his tryout and capture a few moments with him, shown below. Banks’ hard work paid off as Coach Pete Carroll and Seahawks General Manager John Schneider granted Banks with an opportunity to come back for the Seahawks minicamp the following week.
As we have wrote about before, our Yogi Roth spent a couple weeks in Rwanda in June and July to find how other people compete. He came back to America saying Rwanda has the most competitive people he has ever seen.
The Scranton Times, in Pennsylvania, came out with a story about Roth’s visit. Here’s a little excerpt by Joby Fawcett:
“Children, some with sneakers, some without, enjoyed kicking a soccer ball on the dusty, desert fields. They raced up and down makeshift basketball courts emulating NBA stars such as LeBron James and Kobe Bryant with the same hustle and spirit Roth remembered playing with on the playgrounds at his home at that age.
“Sports played a big part in
This is such a simple image. Such a simple message. But one that probably gets passed by some people.
It’s truly the only thing that anybody can ask of you. If you become the best YOU, imagine what you can give to the world; including any relationships with family or friends, your career, and more–especially the potential impact you can have on others.
We live in a world of amazing possibility, where nothing is the limit. If you stay in the moment and treat everything to the best of your ability, you will be amazed. I promise you that.
Take the challenge and see how it works for you.
Make it happen. Always Compete. Winforever.
If you want to see amazing, look no further than this video. And if you don’t know Jake, here’s a quick bio from his Out of Sight Faith website:
Jake Olson is 15 years old and a resident of Huntington Beach, California .When Jake was 8 months old, he was diagnosed with a rare form of eye cancer, retinoblastoma. The disease claimed his left eye before the tender age of one and in November 2009 Jake lost his right eye after battling the cancer for 12 years. Jake confronted many challenges during his battle and has used his experience to better himself as a person and develop a strong faith in God.
Before his surgery in 2009, Jake met with … Read More
With Part 2 of the Elite 11 Finals on tonight, we bring you one more competitor of this year’s class: Notre Dame commit, Malik Zaire.
Zaire, coming from Ohio, surely enjoyed the beautiful L.A. weather during the Elite 11 Finals. But that’s not what it’s all about. With tons of great lessons being thrown at all these competitors, he’s taking everything piece by piece in trying to maximize his experience.
The goal this year: win a state championship.
The end goal: become the best quarterback to ever play the game.
He knows it will be a long road, but being at the Elite 11 is a great way to start. He thoroughly believes he has the self-confidence to be the … Read More
During the Elite 11 finals in Redondo Beach, California, we were able to catch up with numerous athletes and coaches. Trent Dilfer was one guy we were fortunate enough to talk to. The Elite 11 Head Coach had amazing material to preach to his Elite 11 competitors, coaches, staff and us.
We know Elite 11 is the best of the best. It’s one of the most competitive programs around. Back when he was in high school, Dilfer says, football players weren’t this good. And they didn’t understand the urgency we see today. Football was more of a hobby; a competitive hobby, indeed, but still a hobby. Today, it’s viewed more passionately and viewed more as a job. Bottom line, Dilfer … Read More
It’s a moment that will live in Olympic history. There are an abundant of amazing stories living in London these couple weeks. But we’ve got another amazing one here for you right now. Yesterday, we saw 19-year-old Sarah Attar become Saudi Arabia’s first female track Olympian.
Attar raced in the women’s 800-meter. She finished in last place, more than 30 seconds slower than her nearest competitor and 44 seconds behind the first place finisher. But even then, Attar said it was an honor to be able to represent her country on the grandest stage.
“It is a historic moment,” Attar said. “I hope it will make a difference. It is a huge step forward. It’s a really incredible experience.” It … Read More
Anthony Jennings is an elite player.
At the Elite 11 Finals in Redondo Beach, Anthony lit it up. We were lucky enough to catch a few minutes with him.
The LSU commit had knee surgery just weeks before the Atlanta regional. He came into the regional with it being his first competitive setting since the surgery, and despite that, still won. His recovery is going great, he says, nearing 95-100% today.
Like his counterparts, Jennings has learned some valuable information at Elite 11. “I’m learning here to be competitive all the time,” Jennings says.
After hours and hours of playbook studying, install and competitive environments, Jennings says he will surely bring what he learned at Elite 11 to his team … Read More
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