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  1. Week in Summer #6 - United States April 15th - April 29th Archery 2018 Archery World Cup - Stage 1 (Shanghai) Men's Recurve Qualification Round The Qualification Round went great for Brady Ellison placing 3rd behind him was his teammates Jack Williams (54th), Matthew Requa (68th) and Thomas Standwood (87th). Bracket Round - Matthew Requa At the top of the Bracket Matthew Requa (68) got placed against Oibek Saidiyev (45) and ended up winning which was a great upset for him! The next round he got placed against Zurab Mestvirishvili (93) and ended up winning that match 6-2! Moving onto the 3rd round Matthew got paired up against Mateusz Ogrodowczyk (61) and upset him in a close match with a final score of 6-5. On the 4th Round Matthew got placed against Taylor Worth (4) and ended up loosing 4-6 overall it was a good finish for Matthew as he was ranked 68 after qualification round. Bracket Round - Brady Ellison Brady Ellison got a first and second round bye as he was ranked 3rd after qualification round. In the 3rd round he faced against Faith Bozlar (78) and won that match 6-2. On the 4th round Brady won against Denis Gankin (19) 6-5 in a very close match. Moving onto the Quarter Finals Brady played against Mauro Nespoli (22) and won again 6-5. In the Semi finals Brady was against Lee Woo Seok (2) and won 6-5! Moving onto the finals Brady Ellison played against Kim Woojin (1) and endded up loosing 6-2 overall it was a very good showing from Brady and he ended up getting the silver medal! Bracket Round - Jack Williams Jack started out his bracket stage run going against Yuriy Havelko (59) and won that match. Sadly, Jack lost the 2nd round match against Steve Wijler (11) 5-6. Bracket Round - Thomas Stanwood Thomas lost his first round match up against Kuraya Tomoaki (26) of Japan Men's Recurve Team We ended up with a 8th after the qualification round which let us get a 1st round bye in the bracket stage. After our Bye round we got matched up against Italy (9) beating them 5-4! After that we had the hardest match as we played #1 ranked Korea loosing 0-6 Women's Recurve Qualification Round We didn't have the best of Qualification Round for the Women but we can only go up from here! Our highest ranked was Khatuna Lorig with 43rd! Bracket Round - Mackenzie Brown Our currently highest ranked archer Mackenzie Brown had to face Celmence Tellier (64) first round and ended up winning 7-1. In the 2nd round Mackenzie got beat by Kawanaka Kaori 0-6. This was not the best of Mackenzie's performances so hopefully the stage of World Cup she can improve! Bracket Round - Khatuna Lorig Khatuna Lorig also had an underwhelming performance as she got knocked out 1st round by Luiza Saidiyeva (70) 3-7. Bracket Round - La Nola Shepherd La Nola also didn't do well as she got beat 1st round by Alexandra Longova (42) Bracket Round - Erin Mickelberry Lastly, Erin Mickelberry got upset by Alicia Marin (50) 1-7! Women's Recurve Team Somehow our Women's Team actually put on a good show so something good came out of them! We got ranked 19th which is not the best but ended up beating Russia and Georgia! Mixed Recurve Team Our Mixed Recurve Team also performed quite well we ended the qualification round ranked 11th and 1st round beat Thailand (22) 5-4. In the 2nd round we also beat China (6) 6-2! 3rd round we did a great upset against India (3)! Sadly though we lost the Semifinal to Turkey and the bronze medal match against Indonesia! Either way we proved our Mixed Team can compete quite well! Badminton Pan Am Badminton Championship Men's Doubles Great to see Ryan and Phillip Chew competing again and they did great! They made it to the finals but ended up loosing to team Canada. Basketball Women's The USA Women's National Team beat China 83-46 in a Seattle Exhibition match! NOTE: Had 5 tests last week so last Sunday I was studying so I didn't have time for this, currently I've got a massive stomach ache so I tried to do this quickly so sorry there are not many sports on here this week but wanted to get this up nontheless to make sure you guys know I didn't quit doing these! See you next Sunday!
  2. Formula 1 2018

    Insane race!
  3. Week in Summer #5 - United States April 8th - April 15th Archery No Archery news this week were just waiting for the 2018 Archery World Cup to start on April 23rd! Badminton No major Badminton events took place this week Baseball No Baseball news or events this week Basketball Women's The USA Women's National Team is set to face China in Exhibition Game on April 26th in Seattle! Prior to the April 26th game the USA team will train on the 24th and 25th in preparation for the 2018 FIBA World Cup which will be in Sept. 22-30 in Spain. Here is the 2018-20 USA Basketball Women's National Team Cycling Road - UCI World Tour Men's Amstel Gold Race We just had one major finish this race with Lawson Craddock finishing in 9th place earning 100 points moving him to 666th place in the World Ranking and 96th in the UCI World Tour Ranking! Women's Amstel Gold Race Alexis Ryan one of our current best Road cycler competed in this event and placed 5th giving her 85 points and moving her up 3 spots to 10th place in the Women's World Tour Rankings, and to 29th place in the World Rankings! Here is an update on where our USA Women stand in the Road World Rankings. Canoe No news this week I hate the USA Canoe website so difficult to find information! Diving Still waiting for the 3rd stage of the FINA Diving World Series to start back up in Montreal on April 27-29! Field Hockey Women's The Women's team completed their final match of their test series against 15 ranked Chile with a 1-1 tie. The Women's team will travel to Tucuman, Argentina from June 10-17 for a five-game test series against the host country as their final preparation before the Women's Hockey World Cup in London in July! Water Polo No news this week NOTE: Back from vacation, in the next two weeks there will be much more events I think because of the commonwealth games there was a pause in lots of the events!
  4. Week in Summer #4 - United States April 1st - April 8th Archery The 2018 Archery World Cup starts next week in Shanghai, but this week we saw some of our top Archers compete at the USAT #1 AAE Arizona Cup Men's Recurve In the Qualification Round we saw Brady Ellison top the charts with a score of 670 which is expected as he is the best American Recurve Archer! 2nd in the Qualification Round was Matthew Nofel who got a score of 654. In third was Jack Williams with a score of 651! The final four archers were Brady Ellison, Matthew Nofel, Adam Heidt, and Jack Williams. Brady Ellison ended up winning 1st place and Matthew Nofel got 2nd, which is great for an 18 year old! Gotta watch out for him. and 3rd place went to Jack Williams. Women's Recurve The Qualification Round for the Women went as expected Mackenzie Brown got rank 1 with a score of 635, Khatuna Lorig got rank 2nd with a score of 634 and LaNola Pritchard got rank 3rd with a score of 629. To the surprise of many the final four archers were Mackenzie Brown, Khatuna Lorig, Casey Kaufhold, and Ana Umer. Mackenzie Brown got 1st, Kahtuna Lorig got 2nd, and 14 year old Casey Kaufhold got 3rd! Badminton No major Badminton events took place this week Basketball Men's The 2018-20 Men's National Team Roster was Announced on Friday! Harrison Barnes (Dallas Mavericks) Bradley Beal (Washington Wizards) Devin Booker (Phoenix Suns) Jimmy Butler (Minnesota Timberwolves) Mike Conley Jr. (Memphis Grizzlies) DeMarcus Cousins (New Orleans Pelicans) Stephen Curry (Golden State Warriors) Anthony Davis (New Orleans Pelicans) DeMar DeRozan (Toronto Raptors) Andre Drummond (Detroit Pistons) Kevin Durant (Golden State Warriors) Paul George (Oklahoma City Thunder) Eric Gordon (Huston Rockets) Draymond Green (Golden State Warriors) Blake Griffin (Detroit Pistons) James Harden (Houston Rockets) Tobias Harris (Los Angeles Clippers) Gordon Hayward (Boston Celtics) Kyrie Irving (Boston Celtics) LeBron James (Clevland Cavaliers) DeAndre Jordan (Los Angeles Clippers) Kawai Leonard (San Antonio Spurs) Damian Lillard (Portland Trail Blazers) Kevin Love (Cleveland Cavaliers) Kyle Lowry (Toronto Raptors) CJ McCollum (Portland Trailblazers) Khris Middleton (Milwaukee Bucks) Victor Oladipo (Toronto Rapids) Chris Paul (Houston Rockets) Isaiah Thomas (Los Angeles Lakers) Klay Thompson (Golden State Warriors) Myles Turner (Indiana Packers) Kemba Walker (Charlotte Hornets) John Wall (Washington Wizards) Russel Westbrook (Oklahoma City Thunder) The Roster is 35 players, 17 of which are Olympic Gold Medalists and 29 are past members of the USA Men's National Team pool. These 35 players are expected to attend the July 25-27 USA Men's National Team minicamp in Las Vegas. It's expected that the official 12-member 2019 USA World Cup and 2020 U.S. Olympic teams, should the USA qualify compete in China and Tokyo will be compromised of 12 of these 35 players. The next Men's game is on June 28th vs Mexico Cycling No top Americans competed/No Major events Canoe Still figuring all this Canoe stuff out! Diving No events this week the 2018 FINA Diving World Series picks back up in 2 weeks! Field Hockey The 2018 Women's Field Hockey World Cup takes place in 2 weeks here is their group, the USA Women are currently ranked 7th so if rankings are correct on finishes we will place 2nd in the group stage. Water Polo Men's The 2018 Men's Water Polo World League took place this week and USA went 4-0 in their group beating Japan, New Zealand, China, and Saudi-Arabia! With this great finish we qualify to the Super Final on June 18-23. We also beat the top team from Group A (Australia) and beat them 9-6 to secure 1st place overall in the World League! Women's The 2018 Women's Water Polo World League also took place this week and the Women's team went 1-1 in their group qualifying them for the Quarterfinals. We then saw the Women's dominated the competition and end up winning this stage of the World League, they are now qualified for the Super Final! NOTE: Much more indepth this week (I can still add more though) I'm currently on Spring Break this week but I will be in Las Vegas until Thursday. Expect next weeks post to have lots of more information as I will be able to do much more sports!
  5. Formula 1 2018

    Great race the start was very intense!
  6. Commonwealth Games 2018

    Looks like I'm gonna have to use VPN to watch oh well!
  7. Week in Summer #3 - United States March 25th - April 1st Archery No competitions took place this week so I'll give a rundown of World Rankings Brady Ellison - 5th Zach Garret - 17th Jake Kaminski 29th ------------------------------ Mackenzie Brown - 9th Khatuna Lorig - 43rd La Nola Shepherd - 116th Badminton 2018 New Orleans Masters took place this weekend and we had our best ranked Mixed Doubles team compete in the event. Sadly we lost first round to a 351st ranked team and we are 120th! Basketball No news on Basketball this week Cycling Road - UCI World Tour Women's Tour of Flanders Meghan Guarnier: Meghan was able to place in 10th in this race which gave her some great points to put her into 31st ranked in the Women's World Tour Coryn Rivera: Coryn placed 34th in the race gaining 3 points putting her in 23rd rank 2018 Women's World Tour Rankings Canoe No news on Canoe this week Note: More and More qualification systems are being released everyday so I've been organizing my spreadsheet for that. I have a bunch of sports on my spreadsheet just their world cups and sutff haven't been started yet
  8. Hey, I'm hoping someone can explain the qualification to me. If a country qualifies a team does that mean they also qualify three individual athletes aswell?
  9. Week in Summer #2 - United States March 18th - March 25th Archery Versus MX 2018 (Brady Ellison) On March 22nd through March 25th Brady Ellison (Three-time Olympic Medalist) competed at Versus MX Shoot in Guadalajara, Mexico. He shot both Compound and Recurve (but for the sake of Olympics being Recurve we will only talk about that). Brady shot 686 out of 720 points to seed first in the overall men's recurve ranking round. Brady ended up placing 1st in the Recurve event! Badminton This week there was no competition this week with high ranking USA athletes as Orleans Masters 2018 is next week so I bet many USA athletes will be attending that event. Basketball There is not much news on Basketball as most of their games they play have some sort of direct correlation to the Tokyo Olympics. Here is the information for the Pan American games which I don't think are connected to the Olympic Qualifying in anyway. Men's Women's Cycling Road - UCI World Tour Volta a Catalunya Our current best Road Cycler Tejay Van Garderen competed at this event and placed 17th placing him at 162nd place in the World Tour Ranking. Tejay currently is in 78th place in the World Ranking. We had our second best Cycler competeing at this event aswell, Brent Bookwalter came in 37th place and now is ranked 177th in the UCI World Tour. Brent is currently 120th in the World Ranking. Canoe Not much information has come out recently about USA Canoe as we get closer to the 2018 Canoe Slalom World Cup I should have more information. As more and more Qualification's for the Olympics start coming out it will be easier for me to know what to put on these posts. I've been working hard on getting more and more information on everything but it takes time. I think this format is pretty good the yellow stands out well for each sport so it's easy to differentiate the sports. For the events which have a bunch of competitors (cycling, boxing, etc) I'm just gonna focus on the best ranked atheltes or else it would take me forever.
  10. Week in Summer #1 - United States March 11th - March 18th Archery The Archery season just ended last week so not much has been going on. The 2018 Archery World Cup starts back up on April 23rd in Shanghai, China. Badminton Yonex All England Open Women's Singles Beiwen Zhang got a eliminated 1st round in the tournament which is not terrible as she went against the #2 ranked player in the World Tour while Beiwen is only ranked #5 XIX Giraldilla Tournament Women's Singles With this tournament win Crystal jumped up 15 places in the World Ranking now being rank 187 in the world for Women's Singles. Basketball Men's We got news this week that our National Team will be playing Australia in a Melbourne Exhibition Game on Aug 22nd and 24th. This will be a practice as Australia is currently ranked 10th in the world (USA 1st) Women's We have got the information on the FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup Group D dates. Diving Women's 2018 Diving World Series #2 Fugi Synchronized 10m Platform Can't tell if this is a bad result or best we can do result as this is Katrina and Tarrin first Syncro 10m at the 2018 Diving World Series. NOTES: Finding/Keeping up with information for Cycling and Boxing is tough and I'm still trying to find a good way to display it and such. I'm also still working on the spreadsheet with all the summer sports on them I still have a few left (school work was extreme past week) but That's why there was only a select number of sports posted nonetheless I wanted to get this post out. As weeks progress more and more detailed information I will be able to put down for the events/athletes.
  11. Trek to Tokyo 2020 United States February 26th Basketball (Men) USA 83 - 75 Puerto Rico For more information on this game and how it ties to qualification visit the "Basketball" section in this post below. Basketball (Men) Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics In order to qualify must be one of the top 2 Americas teams at 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 FIBA World Cup In order to qualify must be one of top 7 teams at 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup Qualification (Americas) 2019 FIBA World Cup Qualification (Americas) USA 83 - 75 Puerto Rico This win gives us enough points to be in a very good spot to qualify for the second round of the World Cup Qualification. Puerto Rico is the next best ranked team in our group currently ranked 4th in the Americas Region (USA ranked 1st). A bigger point difference would have been preferred but nonetheless a win is a win! Group Results: EDIT: We have qualified to the second round of the 2019 FIBA World Cup Qualification (Americas)
  12. Yeah, I've met them a couple of time and sometimes talk to them on Twitter (they follow me ). Fallen is really one of the nicest people I've ever met. I'm not sure if you know who Steel is (currently plays for Liquid, the Brazilian Steel) but he is really nice aswell.
  13. Insane! I thought I watched a lot of esports. I watch CSGO, Rocket League and League of Legends mainly. I've never played Dota 2 or Overwatch but I'll still sometimes watch the matches. I'm not sure if you know who SK Gaming is (number 2 team in CSGO right now) But I'm actually friends with three of their main players and a few other players from different teams. So I mainly watch CSGO
  14. What esports do you watch?
  15. Plans for 2018-2020 USA National Thread I notice that this National Thread is quite dead during the non Olympic months so I've created a system of posts that I will be posting from now until 2020. There will be three main different posts Week in Summer, Week in Winter, and Trek to Tokyo. Week in Summer: The Week in Summer posts will be all different USA Summer Olympic sport news that don't have a direct correlation to the Tokyo 2020 Olympics such as FINA World Diving Series or events like that. Week in Winter: These posts will be all different USA Winter Olympic sport news that don't have a direct correlation to the Beijing 2022 Olympics such as Curling World Championship or Alpine Skiing World Cup. NOTE: DUE TO SO MANY WINTER & SUMMER SPORTS THESE POSTS WILL BE AT THE END OF EACH WEEK RECAPPING THE WEEK! Trek to Tokyo: These posts are all about USA qualifying for the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics. The posts will come as matches happen for qualifying. NOTE: I know this will be a lot to handle but I've been working on a spreadsheet that helps me a ton, I think the only time I won't be able to post these is if I'm away from a computer (which is not much). As we get closer to the Summer Olympics there will be more and more posts on Trek to Tokyo and probably less on Week in Summer. I've not yet finished my spread sheet for all the sports yet (I'm working on the summer sports first) so It might take a week or two before the Week in Summer & Week in Winter posts start up!
  16. This was my first time watching the Winter Olympics from start to finish (I was only 13 during last Winter Olympics) I really really enjoyed - Mixed Doubles Curling - Short Track Speed Skating - Alpine Skiing Some great memories I had were - Anastasia (Russian mixed doubles curling women) yelling "SVEEEEEP" - Red Gerard winning our first gold - Gold Medal for Men USA Curling & Women Ice Hockey - Lindsey Vonn last Olympics I'm extremely excited for Beijing 2022!
  17. Men's Basketball FIBA World Cup 2019

    FIBA World Cup 2019 Qualification - Americas Group C Mexico 80 - 100 Puerto Rico United States 84 - 48 Cuba
  19. Somehow we just made semifinals
  20. This is my first time fully watching the Winter Olympics so I don't know what to expect but I'm still surprised by the results so far aswell. I honestly think we could have a in Mixed Doubles Curling if it wasn't for throwing our lead at end 5 most games. I mean I feel like I've noticed lots of young athletes these games (Red Gerard, Chloe Kim, Nathan Chen, Maame Biney, etc.) Who will only get better over the years.
  21. Team USA 2018 - Winter Olympics Schedule All times in PST Day 10? (February 18/19th) Curling Women's United States of America vs Denmark - 4:05pm Team USA Nina Roth Tabitha Peterson Aileen Geving Rebecca Hamilton Team Denmark Madeleine Dupont Denise Dupont Julie Hogh Mathilde Halse Thoughts/Background Information This is a must win match for the USA Women, Denmark currently sits at 1-4 right underneath us. United States of America vs China - 3:05am Team USA Nina Roth Tabitha Peterson Aileen Geving Rebecca Hamilton Team China Wang Bingyu Zhou Yan Liu Jinli Ma Jingyi Thoughts/Background Information This is another must win match for us. Men's United States of America vs Canada - 9:05pm Team USA John Shuster Tyler George Matt Hamilton John Landsteiner Team Canada Kevin Koe Marc Kennedy Brent Laing Ben Hebert Thoughts/Background Information I don't see us winning this, we need to though! Figure Skating Ice Dance - 5:00pm Team USA Maia Shibutani/Alex Shibutani Madison Chock/Evan Bates Madison Hubbell/Zachary Donohue Thoughts/Background Information Madison and Zachary are 4th in the World for Ice Dancing so if they can perform to the best of their abilities we might be able to snag a medal. All of our teams are very good (4th, 6th, 7th) Freestyle Skiing Women's Halfpipe Qualification - 5:00pm Team USA Brita Sigourney Annalisa Drew Devin Logan Maddie Bowman Thoughts/Background Information All of our Women have very good chances to get a qualify! Keep your eye on Brita! If I'm not mistaken the top 12 will Qualify! Ice Hockey Women's Semifinals United States of America vs Finland - 8:10pm Thoughts/Background Information We have already beat Finland in the group stage 3-1! Speed Skating Men's 500m - 3:00am Team USA Kimani Griffen Jonathan Garcia Mitchell Whitmore Thoughts/Background Information I don't think we have a chance Women's Team Persuit - 3:00am Team USA Heather Bergsma Brittany Bowe Mia Manganello Carlijn Schoutens Thoughts/Background Information I don't think we have a chance here aswell Ski Jumping Men's Team - 4:30am Team USA Casey Larson William Rhoads Michael Gladser Kevin Brickner Recap Men's team is dominated by Norway and Germany so I don't see how we can get in the top 3 Snowboard Women's Big Air Qualification - 4:30pm Team USA Hailey Langland Julia Marino Jamie Anderson Jessika Jenson Thoughts/Background Information Julia Marino is in 12th place for this event in the World Cup. I think Julia has the greatest chance of getting a medal but the chances are slim as Austria, Norway and Japan have some great athletes. Bobsleigh 2-Man Run 3 & 4 - 3:15am Team USA Justin Olsen/Evan Weinstock Nick Cunningham/Hakeem Abdul-Saboor Codie Bascue/Sam McGuffie Thoughts/Background Information At this point it's impossible for us to get top 3 but we can still cheer on our teams and hope they perform well! Feels good to be back doing these! I'm already planning what I will be posting during the off season! I can't wait!
  22. I've been busy all day, so I can't get around to it either. I'll be off of school all next week so I'll be able to it then!
  23. Well Chloe Kim is pretty good!
  24. Gold in women's slopestyle! Bronze in Figure Skating Team Event!