Oregon Dunes Triathlete Winner
This weekend’s Oregon Dunes Triathlon saw the best of the west, and even further, but the winner, Evan Pardi, a Graduate of the University of Oregon now resides in Arizona. And he said it was quite the shock after training in the heat of the desert.
“Going from a hundred…hundred and four..hundred three degree heat to you know 58 degree water was a little unsettling.”
Pardi says that in the last decade the sport has really exploded and the fact that it was born in America:
“The participation and fervor in this country is huge, I mean there are really fast dudes around the world but there
is something uniquely competitive about the Americans.”
He says in the U.S. alone over a million people have participated in the sport. He says his next goal is in Vancouver where the Pro purse is 25 thousand dollars!
The Far West League announced it’s Boys and Girls All-League choices for 2017. For the Lady Viks Claire Waggoner made the first team at First Base. 2nd team picks were Senior Heidi Jones, Freshman Mia Collins and Honorable Mention for Senior Nikki Launius.
And the boys First team Choice Brogan Cornish, Second Team Jared Brandt and Honorable mention for Kelby White, Hunter Simington, and Gabe Simington.
The Beavers will be at Volcanoes Stadium in Keizer against the Portland Pilots. This evening’s non-conference game begins with a first pitch at 5:30.