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Wright On Track: Catching Up With Zion Wright

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Laura Milone

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Barbosa and Filho claim gold at FTL Major

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By Sean Gordon At just 18 years old, Zion Wright has become one of the biggest names in the South Florida skateboarding scene. After garnering attention from the popular video series “Florida Daze,” Zion made a life altering decision to take his talent to the sport’s biggest stage: Los Angeles. Young and hungry to pursue …

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Fueled by Family Written by Sean Gordon Photos by Ben Hicks  Laura Milone is a 20-year-old professional stand up jet ski racer who lives in Delray Beach. Although she didn’t start racing until she was 13, the sport has been a part of her life for much longer. Laura’s father, who is a skilled mechanic, …

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Courtesy: Red Bull Content Pool Duo win Brazilian showdown at Swatch Beach Volleyball Fort Lauderdale Major. After five intense days of action on the sun-drenched Center Court, Saymon Barbosa and Álvaro Filho overcame compatriots Andre Loyola and Evandro to win their first tournament together. A 21-14 21-17 victory sealed a memorable few weeks for the …

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 By Darien Davies Picture VolleyGirls, a VIP lounge, live music, local artists, parties, and some of the best up-close-and-personal tennis you’ll ever be privy to. It’s the Delray Beach Open, and you’ve got 10 days full of fun in the sun. Regardless if you’re a tennis novice or familiar with the courts, here are your …

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Courtesy: Red Bull Content Pool Fort Lauderdale’s Nick Lucena and his partner Phil Dalhausser stun Gold Medalists Alison and Bruno in a three-set thriller under Friday night lights while Germany’s Kira Walkenhorst is sent home by Brazilians Barbara and Fernanda. Now that we’ve entered the elimination portion of the tournament no team is safe on …

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On the final day of Pool Play the stakes got higher and the fans came out in droves to witness an epic night match with Kerri Walsh Jennings and April Ross who survived a match against their Brazilian Olympic foe. Day Three saw the temperature rise on scenic Fort Lauderdale Beach, as furious action erupted …

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World’s Best Beach Volleyball Teams hit the Beach for Day 2 of Fort Lauderdale Major It was a scorcher of a day in Fort Lauderdale, as the world’s top beach volleyball teams headed to the sand for the first day of Pool Play at the Fort Lauderdale Major. As the first event of the Swatch …

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 The Swatch Beach Volleyball Major Series made its spectacular return to the beach on Tuesday, starting off the 2017 season with the opening of the Fort Lauderdale Major. As teams headed to the sand for the qualification matches, CEO of the Beach Majors Company Hannes Jagerhofer was on site to launch such a historic premier. …

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LANE KIFFIN IS IN THE HOUSE by Danny Wright The “House that Howie built” just got a new lead tenant.  Lane Kiffin, formerly of the Oakland Raiders, University of Tennessee, Southern Cal, and national football powerhouse Alabama will now be wearing the red and blue of the FAU Owls.  Only one word to describe it.  …

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WHEN:           Saturday, October 29, 2016:    7- 9 p.m. WHERE:         Oelsner Skate Park at the YMCA of the Palm Beaches (2085 South Congress Ave, West Palm Beach, FL 33406) The YMCA is proud to announce that professional skater, Alex Sorgente, will be returning to their West Palm Beach facility to celebrate his World Championship win at the Vans …

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by Paul Christopher of Gravity + Oxygen Fitness Photos by Carl Dawson These healthy tidbits of advice from Paul Christopher, co-owner of Gravity + Oxygen Fitness in Boca Raton, are can’t miss suggestions to help you make the most of your summer season. Whether you follow each one of these just a little or follow …

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Past to Present South Florida’s action sports wunderkind has accomplished more in his respective industry than arguably anyone his age. So how did Noah Flegel reach such high podiums?  by Cash Lambert Photos by Ben Hicks Is there any type of board that you haven’t seen Noah Flegel riding? Ask both members and fans of the wakeboarding community about the …

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By Cash W Lambert Photos by Ben Hicks In the heart of Deerfield Beach lies a quiet, calm lake that can instantaneously explode with excitement and flair and energy, as helmet and lifejacket-clad adrenaline junkies ramp towards the sky and somersault down to the earth, all in the name of wakeboarding. Not to mention doing …

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Preparations Meets Opportunity By Cash W. Lambert Photos by Nathan Hamler Josh Douglas has calculated the risk and he thinks that it’s a risk well worth taking: moving. Going for it. Betting on himself. At least for a month or two. It’s a frequent pilgrimage conducted by South Florida action sport athletes: spending time in California …

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Kepa Mendia is 9 years old. He likes Instagram, socks, GoPros and drones and he’s the son of renown pro surfer Peter Mendia. Which has many perks… like going on sponsored surf trips and scoring. Or having free professional surf instruction. But there’s one underlying advantage that’s cherished far above these, and Kepa – even …

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By Steven Gonzalez The Florida Atlantic Owls lost on Friday night to the Miami Hurricanes, 44-20, in an intra-state rivalry matchup. While the final score may have read a blowout, the hometown Owls were still able to walk away with their heads held high. FAU Stadium was at full capacity with over 30,000 fans celebrating …

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Like Father, Like Son Although Greg Norman Jr. isn’t following his father’s golden footsteps on the PGA Tour, he is taking a page from the Shark’s book and pushing a sport – kiteboarding – to new levels in skill and popularity in South Florida. By Cash W. Lambert Photography by Ben Hicks I’m sitting at …

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After Their First Rebuilding Season Under Coach Partridge by Steven Gonzalez Photos: JC Ridley The Florida Atlantic Owls enter Head Coach Charlie Partridge’s second season following a tumultuous, and somewhat unexpected 3-9 initial campaign. What looked to be a promising season and a squad ripe for bowl eligibility turned into a mess of mismanaged play-calling …

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Photo: Ben Hicks Freesurfer and Owner of Living Water Surf School The struggle is real growing up surfing in South Florida. What was your experience like? Well, obviously here you have to surf every time there’s waves, even when it’s like knee high. What I’ve found is, if you can get good in the stuff …

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  By Cash W. Lambert Photos by Nathan Hamler Be careful which path you choose, because if you choose the one less traveled, not only will trees hide your figure. Tiny thorns will pierce you repeatedly as you crawl through the brush and searching for direction will be a daily task. Yes, Pedro Delfino knew …

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By Cash W. Lambert While the majority of South Floridians purchase dinner at a grocery store, there are some that clothe themselves with thick camouflage and, with an underwater gun in hand, jump into the oceanic abyss off our coast. Sometimes 60 feet down, and sometimes coming face to face with wild, biting animals, the …

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UFC Welterweight 4-0 in the UFC 11-0 as a professional What did you train growing up?  I was wrestling since I was about five. I played lacrosse too, but wrestling was my thing.  What was your job before MMA (Mixed Martial Arts)? I had a couple jobs, but I was working full time as an …

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Photos: Carl Dawson The Riva Motorsports Yamaha Demo brought out riders of all ages to test out the latest and greatest gear from Yamaha’s nationwide tour. Young kids from 10 years old to adults who’ve been riding their whole life enjoyed the festivities. The demo bikes were free of charge, with a $15 entry fee …

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By Cash W. Lambert Photography by ISLANDEYE Photography After months of surfing in Indonesia, South Florida’s pro Nathan Behl is finally home. He brought back with him a barrage of publicity in the surf media, an inspiring perspective on the surf industry, and an ingrained work ethic that will pay for his next surf trip …

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  Tell us about the Salute to Service Initiative and the Dolphin’s involvement. Emily (Dolphins Cheerleading Director): Supporting the military is part of the fabric of the NFL. This support takes place both at home and abroad, with NFL players and coaches traveling overseas to salute the troops, as well as with team recognition of …

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Photos: Leon Legot FAU students gathered at Ski Rixen last weekend for a two part skate and wake competition called Red Bull Switchboard. Riders first competed in a jam format skate competition on a miniature half pipe constructed by InstaRamp, a portable half pipe company from Jacksonville.  Skill ranged from beginner to advanced skaters and …

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Words by Cash W. Lambert Photos by Nathan Hamler Jupiter’s homegrown skateboarder talks progression, the health of the South Florida skate scene, and why he’ll stay true to his roots, regardless of the future   Zion Wright is only 15, but with a name that means “monument” and “raised high” in ancient Hebrew, the kid …

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The “House That Schnellenberger Built” finally gets christened with a proper name, Schnellenberger Field.  The hoots from the Land of Owl were loud and clear early last year when the announcement was made that GEO Group was going to drop 6 large ($6,000,000) for the naming rights, only to have the offer withdrawn on April …

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Here are a couple snaps from the Miami Dolphins annual Swimsuit Calendar Unveiling and Fashion Show at LIV nightclub. Visit www.DolphinsCheerleaders.com to order your calendar!    

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“I was going back to fight for my life again.” After battling cancer twice, pro Skateboard Mike Rogers now fights for others’ lives. by Cash W. Lambert   As he speaks with Steve Caballero at Ramp 48 in Ft. Lauderdale, Mike Rogers is smiling. After pushing the patch on his right eye down until it …

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