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Team Awinningway is Largest US Youth Team at World Championships for Indoor Rowing

By: Weber Way to Wellness Reporter

In March 2017, the TEAM AWINNINGWAY youth indoor rowing championship team grew from 6 competitors in 2016 to 11 competitors in 2017 to once again become the largest US youth rowing team at the 2017 Indoor Rowing Sprints (1 km) World Championships!

TEAM AWINNINGWAY also became the 6th largest team in the world. A team from French Polynesia was first with 74 youth athletes (age 12 and under), then 4 teams from France placed second thru fifth largest teams ranging from 15 to 28 athletes.

2017 TEAM AWINNINGWAY – Top Youth Team in United States represented in two world championships in a row!

Sixty-four countries and 280 youth athletes (age 12 and under) were represented in the 2017 World Championship. The size of the youth race grew 82 percent from last year. This is the second year for the annual world-wide event where athletes compete on a Concept 2 Indoor Rowing Machine at locations all over the world during a brief period in March.

There was only one returning youth athlete to compete in this world championship on Team Awinningway. Aisha was the first to race and she set a positive note for the rest of the team competition. She improved her time from last year by 44 seconds! The rest of the youth athletes on TEAM AWINNINGWAY were all new first-time indoor rowers. All eleven athletes are archers first and then they focus on other athletic activities to become well-rounded.

TEAM AWINNINGWAY – LARGEST US TEAM IN WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS IN 2017

The girls competed first and there were 119 total youth girls (age 12 and under) in the 1 km race.

Aisha became the 4th American and 77th in the world with her time of 5:32.7 for 1km.

Next up was Natalie who became the second fastest on the team as she placed 73rd in the world and 3rd American in a time of 5:27.9 for 1km.

We had an exciting surprise from first-time rower, Jadyn, who became the first American and 39th in the world (fastest on the team) with her time of 4:55.2. She was only 52 seconds off the world champion. She discovered her new talent for indoor rowing in this world championship!

Jadyn was the fastest girl and fastest out of boys and girls on TEAM AWINNINGWAY.

Her sister, Jordyn, became the 9th American and 110th in the world with her time of 6:44.4 and their youngest sister, Jayla, became 12th American and 116th in world in 8:27.7. Jayla (6) was also one of the six youngest competitors in the race.

“I like being the younger one. I feel I can eventually be better than the bigger kids because I am starting younger,” exclaimed Jayla after her race.

Gretchen was the 11th American and 114th in the world with her time of 7:17.4

Official youth results for youth girls here.

On the youth boys side, there were 161 boys (age 12 and under) in the 1 km race.

Kenny was the leading boy on TEAM AWINNINGWAY with his time of 5:30.8, which put him 8th American and 122nd in world.

“Alicia’s instructions on how to use the indoor rower, how to properly warm up, and what techniques to do to increase speed all made us do very well on our first time on the machine,” added Kenny.

Kenny was the fastest boy on TEAM AWINNINGWAY.

Zak was 9th American and 137th in world with his time of 5:58.5.

Matteo was 11th American and 143rd in world with his time of 6:10.6.

“I am up for the challenges that Alicia offers us,” stated Matteo and Zak agreed.

Bryton was 12th American and 153rd in world with his time of 6:49.3 and finally Cody (7 and youngest boy on the team) finished 15th American and 157th in world in a time of 6:59.7.

Official results for youth boys here.

There were a total of 21 athletes on TEAM AWINNINGWAY (including adults). Overall, TEAM AWINNINGWAY placed in the TOP 15 largest US Teams in the entire world championship (4,862 competitors). There were over 150 teams just from the US alone (not counting teams from the other 63 countries).

TEAM AWINNINGWAY adults on 2017 Team.

Official results for lightweight women here.

Official results for heavyweight women here.

Official results for lightweight men here.

Official results for heavyweight men here.

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Champion Senior Athletes Excel Under Top Orlando Coach

Coach Johnny DeltoidI wish I could say I coached these 2 phenomenal senior athletes that I am about to reveal, but my hat goes off to Top Orlando Coach – Alicia Weber. Weber has guided one athlete into lowering her 5k run time by 3 minutes in just 70 days!! In all my years of track coaching, I never got an athlete that much faster it such a short amount of time…and to top it off, this athlete is just coming off of a Leg Rehab! The other senior athlete is smoking the field in Dog Shows with her saluki Angel and they enter the Winner’s Circle of Elite Dog Shows as a team of one of the oldest dog show Owner/Handlers in Nation.
Let’s Hear it from these Top Senior Athletes!
Roxanne, a long time triathlete wished to try to run before her 1 yr anniversary of her leg rehabilitation. She stopped competing after the rehab and the itch to compete is back. She attacked a Florida 5k on December 17, 2011, unsure of the results and if she really could run the entire event.
Roxanne said, “At starting line, I was nervous and not sure what my body could do. I was shocked as I finished and ran the whole time! I pulled through with Alicia’s training in a time of 1:01:54.”
Roxann in Groveland, FL 5k in 2012!
Roxann dropping 3 minutes off her time in 70 days at Groveland, Fl 5kon Feb 25, 2012!
The Determined Roxann set bigger goals. On Feb 25, 2012, Roxann improved her time by nearly 3 minutes in her 1st race now after her 1 yr anniversary from a leg rehabilitation as she ran a Groveland, Fl 5k in 58:55.
Roxann said after that race, “The race seemed shorter and easier. I was a lot more confident and more at ease at the starting line and I remembered all the pointers Alicia gave me.”
Roxann is now looking ahead to her first triathlon season, since having a leg rehab and is excited about the prospects. I ask Alicia, the Top Orlando Coach, what her thoughts are about Roxann’s improvements.
Alicia said, “I support Roxann’s goals and I am positive about her continued success. I see her confidence, strength, and endurance constantly improving and it is a joy to work with her and get her to her goals and beyond!”
Alicia has also guided a top senior owner/handler in Dog Shows to top running performance with her winning show dog! These Dog Shows are about Dashing with the Hounds and being critiqued on everything from gracefulness in your run with your dog and overall appearance. Cherie and her dog Angel, have been in the Winner’s Circle.
Alicia trained Cherie in running to prepare her to win AKC Championship with her Saluki Angel. On December 16, 2011, at the Saluki Specialty Central Florida Kennel Club, Cherie and Angel earned The AKC Championship,which allows them to compete in the Special with other Champion dogs.
Cherie with her Winning Soluki - Angel!
Cherie with her Winning Saluki - Angel!
After winning this title Cherie exclaimed, “It was a very big goal and roar from the crowd when the judge pointed to Angel and I – It was a joy to know I did this in my Golden Years and with Alicia’s help I can continue showing with the highest level of competition.”
In Feb, 2012, Cherie and Angel competed in their first Special with other Champions where Angel won “Best of Opposite Sex” at Lakeland-Winter Haven Kennel Club. This was Angel’s first time competing with other champions!
Cherie exclaimed after this victory, “For her first time and how young she is – Angel is the youngest champion in that ring and winning. It will be a real challenge now competing in Best of Breed and trying to get into the Hound Group because the groups are so dominated by professional handlers. Owner/handlers like me are in a minority in the groups.”
I ask Alicia how she feels training a champion show dog owner/handler as this is Alicia’s first experience training one. Alicia replied, “Cherie is so fun to work with and she has a great attitude and I knew I had the abilities to get her on her winning way. I am ready for new challenges and I am enjoying this challenge of training an owner/handler.”
And in fact, Alicia is UP for some more challenges as she now prepares these 2 senior athletes to set their first world records! These 2 senior athletes will be participating in Worldwide World Record Day on April 18th, 2012, under Alicia’s tutelage as they attempt tough and inspiring records.
STAY TUNED…

Alicia Weber Becomes Beach Running World Champion

By:  Weber Way to Wellness Reporter Click here to visit JD Productions.

COCOA BEACH, FL—Nov. 19, 2011 The inaugural Beach Running World Championships kicked off for the first time in 2011!  Cocoa Beach has been named  for the Beach Running World Championships and will host the annual event.  The world championships have two championship races that are run on the beautiful Cocoa Beach – the 10k and half-marathon.    Alicia Weber competed in the 10k beach run and won the World Championship!

Alicia Weber’s World Championship Win and Interview

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f9L-xElmjkE

Alicia Weber was a 10, 000 meter track runner who was an All American, while still in high school.  She was 3rd in the nation, while in high school and was hoping to go to the World Championships in the 10k, but that was not an event offered for juniors (runners under age 20) in the world championships with USA Track and Field.  Thirteen years later, Alicia’s dream to become the 10K World Champion has come true!  Alicia was a track and field runner for 12 years and then turned to other types of challenging running events.  Alicia now prefers off terrain to any other type of running.  Alicia loves the challenge and toughness with running on the beach and  is thrilled to be the 10k World Champion in this inaugural world championship event!

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Alicia Weber sets record and wins Overall (out of women and men) in NTC Cross Country!

By:  Weber Way to Wellness Reporter Click here to visit JD Productions.

Video Below seen through the eyes of Alicia Weber where she sets course record in NTC Cross Country Running Series Race 2

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VOGPHTDcOTQ

CLERMONT, FL (May 28, 2011)— After a stormy night the second race of 1st ever NTC Cross Country Series took place at 8am in Clermont, Florida at the National Training Center.  Alicia Weber is very excited that the NTC started a cross country series in 2011. 

Alicia says, “I have been wanting cross country in Clermont.  I love running challenging terrain with rolling hills and the NTC has got it!  If you want to run a fun and challenging course count this one in!”

Alicia Weber is a letter winning track and cross country runner who ran for the University of Florida.  Alicia would rate the NTC cross country course in her list of most challenging courses.

The course is an out and back course approx 2.8 miles with a lot of zigzagging and rolling hills run on grass and sand.  Alicia won overall out of the women and men in a course record time of 19:24. Alicia took off and stayed in front from start to finish.  Alicia Weber is also a Triathlon and Running Coach in Clermont, FL, where she helps prepare athletes to compete on all levels.

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