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Knoxville youth competing in 10th Wheel Gymnastic World Championship
CHICAGO, IL – Knoxville youth Charlie Adams will be competing in the first ever American hosting of the 10th Wheel Gymnastics World Championships that will be held in Chicago, July 8 - 14. Back in March, Charlie ousted national competition to earn her position on TEAM USA as a competitor matched against more than 240 athletes from nearly 36 nations.
German-born Chicagoan and World Champion Wheel Master Wolfgang Bientzle announced the event will take place at the North Park University Gymnasium, 3225 W.Foster Ave. Hosted by the USA Wheel Gymnastics Federation and American SOKOL, the championships feature more than 240 athletes from nearly 36 nations.
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Matt Cogar wins Stihl U.S. Timbersports Series
By Michael Williams
Former U.S. Timbersports Champion Arden Cogar Jr. lost his bid to retain his title in the U.S. Championship of the Stihl Timbersports Series held last weekend at the Great Smoky Mountain Lumberjack Feud. Cogar won four of the last five U.S. championships and came into the 2013 competition as the favorite. But a come from behind victory by his cousin, Matt Cogar, surprised the audience and left Arden to settle for second place.
Ten finalists competed in a competition of six disciplines to accrue points. The competition is based on traditional lumberjack events. The six events include the standing block chop, the spring board, the stock saw, the underhand chop, the single buck and the hot saw competition.
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Hurricane Junior Golf Tour continues Tennessee expansion
JACKSONVILLE, FL -- The Hurricane Junior Golf Tour (HJGT) is excited to continue its expansion to the state of Tennessee that began in the spring of 2013. The HJGT moved into Tennessee with two tournaments in the Volunteer State in the first few months of 2013, and with over 30 premier events this upcoming fall, the elite tour will feature three high quality tournaments in Tennessee.
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Neyland Stadium named in Discover Boating's picks for best boatgating stadiums
September and October are a sweet spot for boating and sports fans alike as baseball and football season overlap with boating season. Boatgating, the combination of two American pastimes—boating and tailgating—is still one of the most unique ways to enjoy game day at stadiums across the country.
Neyland Stadium is one of the top picks by Discover Boating for boatgating.
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UT and U.S. State Department join to engage women and girls worldwide through sports
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville and the U.S. Department of State have teamed up to engage women and girls from around the world through sports.
UT's Center for Sport, Peace and Society has been awarded a $1.2 million cooperative agreement to implement the Empowering Women and Girls through Sports Initiative.
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