Stories tagged: local Olympians
FRIDAY, JULY 27, 2012
Mead grad living a dream with trip to the Olympics
LONDON – Amanda Furrer says it gives her the chills just thinking about it. Tonight, she’ll march into the Olympic Stadium with the rest of the American contingent and realize …
FRIDAY, JULY 27, 2012
Olympian Amanda Furrer started shooting career with a miss
Two pellet dimples a foot apart in the garage door marked the beginning of Amanda Furrer’s journey to the London Olympics. “That’s how badly she missed on her first shots …
THURSDAY, JULY 26, 2012
Several athletes with area ties at London Olympics
Tomorrow, the world. Including Spokane and the Inland Northwest.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 4, 2012
Roy gives look at Golden State
NBA: The Bay Area could be a landing spot for Brandon Roy’s return to basketball. The Golden State Warriors and Roy (pictured above) met earlier this week about him joining …
FRIDAY, JUNE 29, 2012
Walker, Lagat win spots on U.S. Olympic track and field team
EUGENE, Ore. – Brad Walker, the former University High School and University of Washington star, won his fourth U.S. pole vault title, clearing 18 feet, 7 1/4 inches at the …
THURSDAY, JUNE 28, 2012
Olympic-size dream in sight for Mead grad
For Amanda Furrer the dream started small. “I just wanted to win a medal,” she said. And she did. In 2007, she won a bronze medal at the Pan American …
SATURDAY, JUNE 23, 2012
Redman heads to Olympics as alternate in rowing
Jamie Redman, a three-time team rowing world champion from Spokane, will be going to the Summer Olympic Games in London as the alternate for the U.S. women’s 8 rowing team. …
THURSDAY, JUNE 14, 2012
Spokane’s Furrer will shoot for USA in Olympics
Amanda Furrer doesn’t think much of her competition on the shooting range. “I can’t think about them at all,” said the 21-year-old hotshot from Spokane. “They’re all world-class, but when …
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 13, 2012, 7:28 P.M.
Landers: Olympian Furrer grows in confidence
Amanda Furrer doesn’t think much of her competition on the shooting range.
TUESDAY, JUNE 5, 2012, 7:58 P.M.
Uptagraffts head to Olympics together
Eric Uptagrafft has known for more than a year that he was going to the London Olympics this summer.
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 28, 2011
Working vacation: Spokane rower one boat away from Olympics
With the U.S. Olympic Trials six months off, two-time world champion rower Jamie Redman isn’t letting a holiday break in Spokane distract her from a six-year goal. She’s working out …
SUNDAY, MAY 11, 2008
After piling up enough brass in six years to build a monument, Amanda Furrer is just 60 rounds from making the 2008 U.S. Olympic Shooting Team. Being a hot shot …