Student Athlete Spotlight: Chris Bradley

first_img Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * 0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Subscribe First Heatwave Expected Next Week EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Sports Student Athlete Spotlight: Chris Bradley By LORI DAJOSE Published on Monday, December 21, 2015 | 11:02 am Chris Bradley. Photo courtesy CaltechIn 1986, Caltech men’s water polo player David Bruning (BS ’88) set the record for the most goals scored during a season: 117. The record stood until 2014, when it was broken by then-sophomore Chris Bradley, who amassed 134 goals.Bradley, now a junior, received an Honorable Mention in the All-American Awards for Division III by the Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches for the 2014–2015 season and was named to the Capital One Academic All-District Men’s At-Large Team this past spring. “Chris brings passion, competiveness, and leadership to our water polo team,” says water polo coach Jon Bonafede. “He demonstrates remarkable athleticism and endurance for one of the most physically demanding sports.”This season, Bradley has once again earned a spot on the all-time top scorers list, notching 88 goals to put him as the fourth highest scorer.We sat down with Bradley to talk about water polo, academics, and the halfway point in his college career.What brought you to Caltech?I was attracted by the school’s rigorous academic reputation, and I wanted to study mechanical engineering. I chose Caltech for purely academic reasons, but it’s definitely a plus that Caltech is a place where I could continue playing sports.When did you start playing water polo?Well, it started because, as a high school freshman, I was cut from the football team! My older sister played water polo, and she encouraged me to try it out. Additionally, I grew up in the Bay Area of California, and California is kind of like the state to play water polo—most collegiate players come from here, so that was a big inspiration. I’ve been playing at Caltech for the last two years as a perimeter player—sort of a driver or attacker. It’s a fluid position, and I get to play both offensively and defensively.It’s really nice that Caltech affords you the opportunity to play sports without really extreme expectations. Last year, the baseball coach asked me to see if I could pitch. I hadn’t played baseball before, but I wasn’t doing any sports in the spring, so I gave it a shot.Do you have a favorite match or moment in a game?We’re still sort of looking for that magic moment: getting our first SCIAC [Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference] win. A SCIAC win would be super important to me and my teammates.Last year, the team went on a trip to Annapolis, Maryland, to participate in a water polo tournament. It was a cool experience because it was one of the only times I was able to just focus solely on the sport—school hadn’t started yet so there was no pressure of academics, just hanging out with the guys and playing water polo.How have you balanced athletics with academics?I just make the time. Of course, there have been plenty of long nights that probably could have been shorter if I weren’t playing sports. But I really enjoy it; it’s a great way to release competitiveness and get a good workout for a couple hours each day.What got you interested in mechanical engineering?In high school, I really enjoyed science and math. But high school physics is actually more similar to mechanical engineering than the kind of theoretical physics at Caltech. As a junior, I’m taking ME 72—the big design class for all mechanical engineering majors. Every year we participate in a different kind of competition. This year, each team has to design and build three robots to play a kind of soccer-style game against robots from another team. We’ve already designed the robots, and we’re in the process of building the first one. We’re pretty busy, but I’m really enjoying it.What do you do when you are not studying or playing water polo?I’m a member of Fleming House, and I’m what is called the “cannon master.” Several times a year the big red cannon outside of Fleming House fires an explosive charge to mark big events—the end of rotation, the end of every term, and graduation. As cannon master, I’m in charge of buying the powder, making the charge, and keeping things safe.I’m also a founding member of the Caltech Unmanned Aerial Vehicle club. We work on building drones and quadcopters, and we’ve gone from five to about 30 members in a year. We’re currently talking with JPL about collaborating on a project.What would you like to do after Caltech?As I’m still a junior, I’ve got time to decide. I’ve been spending my summers exploring both research and industry. In the summer of 2014, I did a SURF [Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship] in Professor Guillaume Blanquart’s lab, studying fluid dynamics and combustion, and in 2015, I worked in the Air Force research labs in Ohio studying low-observable materials for stealth. So I’m considering both graduate school and industry after graduation. I’m just going to see what happens in the next two years.center_img faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Top of the News More Cool Stuff Community News Make a comment Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday HerbeautyWeird Types Of Massage Not Everyone Dares To TryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyCreative Ways To Burn Calories That Require Little EffortHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Easy Tips To Help You Reset Your Sleep ScheduleHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Real Truth About The Pain Caused By MicrobladingHerbeautyHerbeauty Business News Community Newslast_img read more

Athlunkard Boat Club captain receives first ever Anthony Foley Junior Sport…

first_img TAGSAnthony FoleyAnthony Foley Junior Sports Leader AwardAthulunkard Boat ClubLimerick services to sport committeevolunteers Linkedin Print Denis Fitzgerald, Athletics receives his award from Paul O’Connor Service to Sport Committee.Picture: Keith Wiseman Email 62 Limerick youth groups benefit from Government funding Rosie thanked everyone for attending and also congratulated the award recipients and their fellow club members for taking the time to nominate.  She complimented their efforts on the ground locally and reiterated that without volunteers the positive sporting reputation of Limerick would not exist.The awards ceremony took place in the Castletroy Park Hotel and are designed to recognise Volunteerism in Sport at club and community level. A substantial number of nominations were received from local clubs across the city and county.Judges noted the high calibre of dedication and volunteerism that exists locally in all the nominees.In addition to the Anthony Foley Junior Sports Leader Award, awards were also presented in memory of Gerard McDonnell and Jerry Bourke.The Gerard McDonnell Award was presented to Pat Sheahan for his long service to Limerick District League while the Jerry Bourke Award was presented to JoeSheehy for his hard work and dedication to Pike Rovers.Services to Sports Awards were also presented to: Paul Askins Dooneen AC; Paul Carey Limerick Chess; Joan Croke Broadford United AFC; Wanda Dwane Mungret GAA; Denis Fitzgerald West Limerick AC and Newcastle West Parkrun; Margaret Kearns Limerick Walking Club; Maurice O’Connor Castleconnell Boat Club and Noel Regan Murroe Boher LGFA.Phelim Macken, Sports Co-ordinator with Limerick Sports Partnership said: “I would like to congratulate all the recipients this year.  We had a large number of nominees from clubs across the city and county.  Each one of the recipients can be proud of the work they are doing in their club.  The Services to Sports Awards are designed to recognise the unsung heroes in sports clubs and organisations across Limerick, and this year is no different.  We have found the unsung heroes of Limerick sport.”More local news here. Ewan Gallager, Rowing receives the Anthony Foley Junior Sports Leader Award from Rosie Foley.Picture: Keith WisemanThe youngest ever captain of Athlunkard Boat Club has been awarded the inaugural Anthony Foley Junior Sports Leader Award.Ewan Gallagher was chosen for his achievements and success to date with Athlunkard Boat Club.  According to the judges Ewan epitomises the meaning of this award and has already shown sports leadership and mentoring in his local club, thus setting the standard for the future of Athlunkard Boat Club.The Anthony Foley Junior Sports Leader Award recognises younger volunteers between the ages of 14 and 24 who show sports leadership and mentoring in their local club thus setting the standard for the future of their club.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up It was presented by Anthony’s sister Rosie Foley and was one of a number of awards presented at the 32nd annual Services to Sport Awards organised by the Limerick Services to Sport Committee in association with Limerick Sports Partnership. Facebook NewsLocal NewsAthlunkard Boat Club captain receives first ever Anthony Foley Junior Sport Leader AwardBy Staff Reporter – April 20, 2018 1927 Childline looking to recruit volunteers in Limerick area (Back Row) Paul Askins, Athletics, Noel Regan, Ladies Gaelic, Maurice O’Connor, Rowing, Paul Carey, Chess, Ewan Gallager, Rowing, Pat Sheehan, LDLC, Dennis Fitzgerald, Athletics, Joe Sheehy, Soccer(Front Row) Dave Mahedy, UL Sport, Rosie Foley, Margaret Kearns, Walking Club, Breda Deedigan, Service to Sport committee, Wanda Dwane, GAA, Joan Croke, Ladies Soccer and Kathleen Kennedy, Limerick Sports Partnership.Picture: Keith Wiseman RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter 1 of 3 Previous articleSeven teams of young Limerick coders advance to National Coding finalsNext articleLimerick school among winners at Junk Kouture finals Staff Reporter WhatsApp Advertisement Limerick’s COVID-19 volunteer response up and running Limerick’s COVID-19 volunteer response calls double in ten days Limerick Service to Sport Awards with Limerick Sports Partnership in the Castletroy Park Hotel. Picture: Keith Wiseman Keep Limerick clean by volunteering for TLC4! Limerick volunteers to take to the streets for Hospice Sunflower Days 2018 last_img read more

K Line to Merge Two Ship Management Firms

first_imgJapan’s shipping company Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha (K Line) has decided to merge two of its ship management subsidiaries, Taiyo Nippon Kisen and Escobal Japan, on July 1, 2017.The company informed that the businesses are tentatively scheduled to be renamed K Line RORO and Bulk Ship Management on April 1, 2018.K Line has opted for the move in an effort “to insure a success of the reorganization of the structure of the group’s ship management system to a further and higher level by consolidation of the extensive experience and valuable know-how” accumulated within the two respective companies.The new ship management system will “realize more secure and environmental-friendly services that will meet the day-by-day increasing demand for reduction of environmental load toward a sustainable and livable world,” K Line said.Following the merger, K Line will hold three ship management companies, namely, K Line Ship Management Company dedicated to containerships, tankers and gas carriers, K Line LNG Shipping (UK) Limited, dealing with LNG carriers, and Taiyo Nippon Kisen which would be focused on car carriers and dry bulk carriers.The company believes that the new management system “will further improve and upgrade future services with higher quality and greater security.”last_img read more

Amanda Zahui B and Sweden’s prayers are answered

first_img When Sweden’s leading scorer Amanda Zahui B went to the bench with three fouls at the start of the second quarter, there was possibly reason for concern, especially as it led to a Russian comeback in the game to secure an invite to the pre-Olympic qualification games for 5-6 place in the FIBA Women’s EuroBasket. The half ended with Sweden ahead by one point, despite being outscored in the final few minutes before it finished. And while Zahui B remained on the bench to start the second half, it ultimately wouldn’t matter as the Swedes built a lead in the third and never let it get much closer again. One of those big shots came with just 22 seconds left in the game, with Sweden up by one point. When the ball came to Elin Eldebrink with the clock winding down, she went behind her back and hit a tough, contested long two to put her country up by three. She said: “I didn’t hesitate. Some players have to take those shots if it’s coming down to it, and I know I have all the players and the team behind my back to take that shot. We were made to do this.”Russia couldn’t score on the next possession, and had to foul Zahui B after Sweden secured the rebound. The center said: “I remember throwing the ball to the ref on the baseline, and I said, ‘you all better start praying for me’. I don’t know if they did but somebody was praying and they just went in.”And with that, Sweden’s prayers of a chance to qualify for the Olympics were answered.center_img Zahui B said: “I feel like she’s 12 because that’s my little baby but Regan is a young player coming in and beasting rebounds, playing amazing defense. She’s one of the best post players in Europe and it’s her first time here. We just have that confidence and trust on each other – that’s what makes us so successful. One man is down, somebody else steps up.”Sweden Head Coach Francois Gomez was impressed with the young center, but he also had praise for the perimeter players. “Our guards helped the team and drove everything perfectly. When they switched defense between man and zone, they always controlled the rhythm and tempo of the game, they always did set place and we find important shot when we need it.” The sharp-shooting center explained how the team stepped up in her absence: “I didn’t have to [be on the floor], everybody can hoop. Everybody is here for a reason. Everybody can play at a high level.”The game was controlled by Sweden early, and the Russian head coach, Olaf Carsten Lange, was disappointed with the energy level his team offered. He said: “I think we played not aggressive enough. I think pick and roll wise they are not an easy team to defend and match-up wise they are not easy team. But our whole energy the second half was not good, not where it needed to be.”Sweden’s energy, however, was higher throughout, in large part thanks to the 23-year-old Regan Magarity, who picked up the slack in the absence of Zahui B – playing 35 minutes (14 more than her average) and doubling her scoring average for the tournament.last_img read more

William Rodney Dowers, 61, Oxford: March 14, 1952 – April 15, 2013

first_imgPreceding him in death are his parents. William Rodney Dowers, 61, of Oxford, died Monday, April 15, 2013 at the Riverview Manor in Oxford.Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, April 20, 2013 at the First Baptist Church in Oxford. Visitation will be held Friday, April 19 from 1 p.m. until 8 p.m. with the family receiving friends from 6 until 8 p.m., at Oxford Funeral Service. Burial will be in the Oxford Cemetery. A memorial has been established with the First Baptist Church of Oxford and Riverview Manor and many be left with Oxford Funeral Service.  For further information or to send a condolence please visit Rodney Dowers was born March 14, 1952 the son of William Allen and Gladys (Standerfer) Dowers in Wellington. He went to Special Ed School until he was 20. He enjoyed painting, history and studying maps. Rodney was a member of the First Baptist church in Oxford.Surviving to honor his memory is his brother, Michael Dowers and wife Jane of Oxford, uncle, Jimmy Standerfer of Clovis, CA, aunt, Glenda Casey of Clayton, N.C., niece, Sandy Osborn and husband Grady of Oxford, nephew, Lee Dowers and wife Cindy of Olathe, KS; great nieces and nephews; Brad Klein and wife Britta of Wichita, KS, Becky Klein of Overland Park, KS, Kelsey and Kourtney Dowers of Olathe, KS and Ariyana Osborn of Oxford, KS; great-great nieces and nephews; Hunter, Lila, Kale and Jace.last_img read more

Mourinho backs Pogba to cope with father’s death

first_img“You will have the two goalkeepers, Joel Pereira and Kieran O’Hara,” said Mourinho.“We will have Demi Mitchell, Scott McTominay, Josh Harrop, Matty Willock, Angel Gomes and Zachary Dearnley. I think that’s it. Plus Tim Fosu-Mensah and Axel Tuanzebe, so lots of them.“I think one young player can play in the middle of a good structure, a dynamic structure, an experienced structure, yes. But as for lots of them together, I think no.”Crystal Palace avoided a nerve-ridden final day of the season by beating Hull last weekend to guarantee their place in next season’s Premier League.Palace manager Sam Allardyce insists, though, that his side has no shortage of incentives at Old Trafford.The Eagles could finish anywhere between 16th and 11th which could make a difference of up to £10 million in prize money to the club and Allardyce knows that will have an impact on his transfer spending.“The budget will get bigger if we can go up a couple of places,” Allardyce said.“The chairman has pointed that out to me like every chairman I’ve worked for.“So the higher you can finish in the league, the bigger and better the prize money so if we can get a result at Old Trafford, then that will be fantastic.“It’s pretty significant isn’t it? For the players as well because they’ve got good bonuses for the position they finish in the league so they are well aware of what it means.” Share on: WhatsApp Manchester, United Kingdom | AFP | Jose Mourinho has praised Paul Pogba for his response to his father’s death as he prepares to recall him for Manchester United’s final Premier League game of the campaign.Mourinho has promised to make sweeping changes for Sunday’s fixture against Crystal Palace, ahead of United’s Europa League final date with Dutch side Ajax in Stockholm on Wednesday.But the United manager has confirmed the world’s most expensive footballer will be in the starting line-up despite the death of his father this week.“Paul Pogba is fine,” Mourinho said. “A strong guy, strong mentality. He’s learning how to live after his father passed away, but he is strong.“He knows that he needs to play on Sunday because he hasn’t played or trained for a long time and he needs these minutes on the pitch, so he plays against Palace.”Pogba has not appeared for United since helping them reach the Europa League final in a home draw with Celta Vigo 10 days ago and Mourinho clearly feels the French midfielder needs to play after attending to his family tragedy.Belgian midfielder Marouane Fellaini, who injured his hamstring in the midweek draw at Southampton, is not expected to play as he battles to be fit.And defender Chris Smalling will also be rested against Palace to ensure he recovers from a minor muscular problem in time to face Ajax.Mourinho has also called up promising young defender Tim Fosu-Mensah, who has not played since injuring his shoulder in the Manchester derby at the end of last month.“Chris Smalling has a problem, but a small problem that I think is no problem at all for next week,” said Mourinho.“It’s a problem for the weekend but not for the final. Marouane Fellaini is the question mark; we wait for today’s scans, we decided not to do it yesterday. Again, his feelings aren’t bad, but let’s wait.“Tim Fosu-Mensah plays on Sunday and, if the reaction is good, and if he manages to play the game without problems, he’s a new option for us for the final.”– Dynamic –However, Fosu-Mensah, 19, will not be the only youngster involved in the squad on Sunday, with Mourinho even calling up 16-year-old midfielder Angel Gomes, who was named as the club’s Youth Player of the Year this week, among a long list of untried talent.last_img read more

Forecasters: Hurricane Season Could Start Slow Before Summer Peak

first_imgThe El Niño–Southern Oscillation (ENSO) system will be weak from April to June, which means that high wind sheer will create difficult conditions for tropical storm development. An average hurricane season has 12 named storms, according to data by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Forecasters at AccuWeather predict we will see low activity in the Atlantic during the early part of the summer, although they believe the peak of hurricane season will have an above-normal rate of activity, says Dan Kottlowski, lead AccuWeather meteorologist. The 2020 season begins June 1 and ends Nov. 30. Forecasters are predicting seven to nine hurricanes this year, with two to four of them becoming major hurricanes with maximum sustained wind speeds of greater than 130 mph. Experts at the National Hurricane Center say they are ready for the upcoming hurricane season. “The National Hurricane Center is prepared and we will continue to meet our mission,” says Dennis Feltgen, a meteorologist and spokesman for the NHC. “The National Weather Service’s continuity of operations plan ensures that the National Hurricane Center forecast operations are not disrupted for any reason, including COVID-19. This plan is frequently updated and rehearsed to ensure the National Weather Service is ready for any potential scenario.”center_img That, combined with low predicted wind sheer and high surface level temperatures in the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic, could lead to more tropical development between August and October. The 2020 Atlantic hurricane season is two months away, and meteorologists say they expect some overlap with the coronavirus pandemic. By August, ENSO is forecast to turn into a low La Niña event, causing sea surface temperatures to be warmer than normal. In addition, the NHC has contingency plans in place, in the event that forecasters do become sick due to the coronavirus.last_img read more

Curfew extended in West Palm Beach

first_imgCommissioners in West Palm Beach have extended the declaration of a state of emergency due to the ongoing protest in the city.Mayor Keith James originally enacted the declaration on Sunday after protest against the death of George Floyd turned into riots.The order includes a curfew for residents between the hours of 9 p.m. to 6 a.m.With no clear end to the protest insight, the order has been extended until city leaders believe it should be discontinued.last_img