Athletes in Action's Global Sports Blog
May 19, 2013
We are wrapping up our first day in Madrid while eating dinner at the Nuevo Boston Hotel. We spent most of the day in the airport getting to know each other and waiting until 15 minutes after our gate closed in London to finally board the plane. We cut it close but God prevailed. Our first practice went very well. The players chemistry grew tremendously from the airport to the court. They guys were talking, complemeting and holding each other accountable in a positive way. We got our first taste of Spanish culture as well as a language barrier while taking the city bus home from the gym to the hotel. The guys had a great time trying to speak the language with the passengers. It was a great start to a day and we will carry this momentum to the Gran Canary.
May 19, 2013
The 2013 Athletes in Action basketball tour to Spain begins tomorrow. Four of us are in Houston already, but the rest arrive by plane throughout the day tomorrow. From May 18th-June 2nd you can get daily updates about our basketball tour from this blog. We will be sending updates, game scores, stats, videos and picture for parents, family and friends to follow the team as we tour Spain and the Canary Islands. All the blogs and photos/videos will be linked to AIA Basketball's twitter and facebook page also.
Gabe Knutson - C - Lehigh
Rico Gathers - PF/C - Baylor
Brandon Edwards - PF - UTA
Brendan Cooper - PF - Fairmont State
Taurean Waller-Prince - SF - Baylor
Raphiael Putney - SG/SF - UMass
Scottie Haralson - SG - Tulsa
Jamel Morris - SG - Glenville State
Reger Dowell - PG - UTA
Chaz Williams - PG - UMass
Milen Kostov - PG/SG - Bulgaria
Pray that the guys get to Houston safely and our blog will begin tomorrow evening as our trip begins.
May 17, 2013
AIA Wrestling is in its 5th year of hosting the John Peterson International Tournament in Ulaanbaatar Mongolia. We will have over 20 Mongolian wrestling clubs as well as 2 Russian and 1 East Asian clubs in attendance this year. From there we will travel to a week long multi-national trainign camp with the top 4 Mongolians at each weight as well as the 3 other clubs. We will have about 110 wrestlers and coaches as well as our team at the camp.