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Congratulations to the 2010 Joel Ferrell Award Winners for Karate

Congratulations to the 2010 Joel Ferrell Award Winners for Karate at the AAU Junior Olympic Games. This year’s award winners were Jordan Codella of Ichiban Karate and Blake Thomas of Mark Pinner Karate.
These exceptional athletes competed in the 2010 AAU Junior Olympic Games in Hampton Roads, Virginia, from July 29 – August 7, 2010.

The Joel Ferrell Award is presented in honor of the former AAU President and Vice President of the U.S. Olympic Committee, and a chair of the AAU Junior Olympic Program for many years. He was instrumental in the growth of these Games. This is the most prestigious award that recognizes outstanding athletic accomplishments and sportsmanship of an athlete representing each official sport at the AAU Junior Olympic Games.

Jordan Codella, age 7, from Ashburn, Virginia is a two time AAU National Champion.  She has continued to amaze from a young age as she has been an AAU State and Regional Champion since age 4.  This year at the AAU Junior Olympic Games, Jordan had nothing but success as she managed a gold medal in Kumite, Kobudo, and Kata.  To top off her winning streak, she was able to follow in her big sister, Grace Codella’s, footsteps and receive the Joel Ferrell Award.  Along with her incredible athleticism she remains a straight A student.  The AAU is anxious to watch Jordan grow and excel in her sport for years to come!

Blake Thomas, age 18, from Plant City, Florida has been competing in AAU events since 2001.  Blake showed how years of competition pay off as he took home the gold medals in Kumite, Kata, and Kobudo.  At this year’s National Karate Championships held in Albany, New York Blake won bronze medals in Long Kobudo and Sanbon, Ippon and WKF Kumite.  The AAU congratulates Blake on his accomplishments and wishes him the best of luck in his bright future!

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Congratulations to the 2010 Joel Ferrell Award Winner for Field Hockey

Congratulations to the 2010 Joel Ferrell Award Winner for Field Hockey at the AAU Junior Olympic Games. This year’s award winner was Kelcie Hromisin.
This exceptional athlete competed in the 2010 AAU Junior Olympic Games in Hampton Roads, Virginia, from July 29 – August 7, 2010.

The Joel Ferrell Award is presented in honor of the former AAU President and Vice President of the U.S. Olympic Committee, and a chair of the AAU Junior Olympic Program for many years. He was instrumental in the growth of these Games. This is the most prestigious award that recognizes outstanding athletic accomplishments and sportsmanship of an athlete representing each official sport at the AAU Junior Olympic Games.

Kelcie Hromisin, age 16, from Larksville, Pennsylvania is not only an outstanding athlete, but an excellent student and an active member in her community.

In 2009, Kelcie and her team scored the bronze medal at the AAU Junior Olympic Games.

Along with field hockey, Kelcie is involved in soccer, track, and softball.  She is a member of her school’s Key Club, Student Council, and Journalism Club, all the while maintaining a 4.1 GPA.

The AAU congratulates this bright young athlete on her accomplishments and wishes her the best of luck in the future!

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Congratulations to the 2010 Joel Ferrell Award Winner for Baton Twirling

Congratulations to the 2010 Joel Ferrell Award Winner for Baton Twirling at the AAU Junior Olympic Games. This year’s award winner was Joel Claudio.  Joel Cladio - 2010 Joel Ferrel Award Winner
This outstanding athlete competed in the 2010 AAU Junior Olympic Games in Hampton Roads, Virginia, from July 29 – August 7, 2010.

The Joel Ferrell Award is presented in honor of the former AAU President and Vice President of the U.S.Olympic Committee, and a chair of the AAU Junior Olympic Program for many years. He was instrumental in the growth of these Games. This is the most prestigious award that recognizes outstanding athletic accomplishments and sportsmanship of an athlete representing each official sport at the AAU Junior Olympic Games.

Joel Claudio, age 19, from Vega Alta, Puerto Rico is the feature twirler of the University of Puerto Rico and is the National Men’s Champion of Puerto Rico.  This year was Joel’s first time competing in the AAU Junior Olympic Games.  Joel was very successful and took home a total of 6 titles this year, including a gold medal in Collegiate Solo Dance Twirl, Men’s One Baton, Advanced 2-Baton, Men’s Freestyle, Advanced Multiple Baton and a silver medal in Advanced 3-Baton.
Congratulations to Joel and the AAU wishes him the best of luck in his bright future!

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Congratulations to the 2010 Joel Ferrell Award Winner for Beach Volleyball

Congratulations to the 2010 Joel Ferrell Award Winner for Beach Volleyball at the AAU Junior Olympic Games. This year’s award winner was Kylie Miller.  This outstanding athlete competed in the 2010 AAU Junior Olympic Games in Hampton Roads, Virginia, from July 29 – August 7, 2010.

The Joel Ferrell Award is presented in honor of the former AAU President and Vice President of the U.S. Olympic Committee, and a chair of the AAU Junior Olympic Program for many years. He was instrumental in the growth of these Games. This is the most prestigious award that recognizes outstanding athletic accomplishments and sportsmanship of an athlete representing each official sport at the AAU Junior Olympic Games.

Kylie Miller, age 11, from Rancho Cucamonga, California along with her teammate Sedona Hansen took home the gold medal for the 12 & under division at the AAU Junior Olympic Games!  It has been quite a year for young Kylie as earlier this year she and teammate Sedona Hansen succeeded in bringing home the 12 & under AAU California Regional Championship title held on June 13 in Manhattan Beach, California.   Congratulations to Kylie on her accomplishments and the AAU wishes her the best of luck in her bright future!

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Congratulations to the 2010 Joel Ferrell Award Winners for Bowling

Congratulations to the 2010 Joel Ferrell Award Winners for Bowling at the AAU Junior Olympic Games. This year’s award winners were Kyle Anderson and Ashley Copley.  These exceptional athletes competed in the 2010 AAU Junior Olympic Games in Hampton Roads, Virginia, from July 29 – August 7, 2010.

The Joel Ferrell Award is presented in honor of the former AAU President and Vice President of the U.S. Olympic Committee, and a chair of the AAU Junior Olympic Program for many years. He was instrumental in the growth of these Games. This is the most prestigious award that recognizes outstanding athletic accomplishments and sportsmanship of an athlete representing each official sport at the AAU Junior Olympic Games.

Kyle Anderson, age 17, from Lockport, Illinois and Ashley Copley, age 18, from Morris, Illinois both brought excitement to a sport that is fairly new to the AAU Junior Olympic Games.  Celebrating its second year at the AAU Junior Olympic Games, bowling had over 200 competitors this year.  Kyle and Ashley each earned gold medals in the singles competition.  Ashley scored 223 points to win 1st place in the Girls’ 15-19 division.  Kyle scored 234 points to win 1st place in the Open 15-19 division.  The AAU applauds these athletes for their contribution to their sport and wishes them the best of luck in their bright futures.

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And the 2010 AAU Joel Ferrell Award Winners are……

Congratulations to the 2010 Joel Ferrell Award Winners for Trampoline and Tumbling at the AAU Junior Olympic Games. This year’s award winners are Erin Jauch from the Fox Valley Power Tumblers and James Hawkins from Dynamite Twisters.  These two outstanding athletes competed in the 2010 AAU Junior Olympic Games in Hampton Roads, VA, and July 29 – August 7, 2010.

The Joel Ferrell Award is presented in honor of the former AAU President and Vice President of the U.S. Olympic Committee, and a chair of the AAU Junior Olympic Program for many years.  He was instrumental in the growth of these Games.  This is the most prestigious award that recognizes outstanding athletic accomplishments and sportsmanship of an athlete representing each official sport at the AAU Junior Olympic Games.

James Hawkins, age 18, from Owingsville, Kentucky is a 7 time Gold medalist, and a 4 time All American with the AAU.  James has competed in the AAU Trampoline and Tumbling program for 9 years and has been very successful!  He was honored with the 2010 Nissen-Grisswold Cup Award Winner, George Nissen Memorial Cup Winner, Valedictorian, Kentucky Governor’s Scholar, Eagle Scout and Kentucky Colonel.  Needless to say this young talented athlete excels on and off the floor.  Congratulations to James and the AAU wishes him the best of luck in his bright future!

Erin Jauch of Crystal Lake, Illinois has been competing in Trampoline and Tumbling for 11 years, 9 of those years with the AAU.  She is a member of the AAU National Team, received several AAU Junior Olympic titles, Athlete of the Year for Double Mini and Trampoline, and honored with 12 All American Awards as well as several AAU District awards.  Erin is a great leader on and off the court, she coaches younger athletes with her club inspiring them to be the best they can be.  The AAU is anxious to watch Erin grow and excel in her sport for years to come!

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And the 2010 AAU Joel Ferrell Award Winners are……

Congratulations to the 2010 Joel Ferrell Award Winners for Swimming at the AAU Junior Olympic Games. This year’s award winners are Julia Cunningham who swam unattached from Pennsylvania and David Stevens with the Bluewater Barracudas from Florida.  These two outstanding athletes competed in the 2010 AAU Junior Olympic Games in Hampton Roads, VA, and July 29 – August 7, 2010.

The Joel Ferrell Award is presented in honor of the former AAU President and Vice President of the U.S. Olympic Committee, and a chair of the AAU Junior Olympic Program for many years.  He was instrumental in the growth of these Games.  This is the most prestigious award that recognizes outstanding athletic accomplishments and sportsmanship of an athlete representing each official sport at the AAU Junior Olympic Games.

David Stevens, age 18, from Fort Walton Beach, Florida is an outstanding athlete.  David competed in 8 events throughout the games: 100 Fly, 50 Free, 300 IM, 100 Back, 200 Free Mixed Relay, 400 Free, 100 Free and the 100 Breast.  Congratulations to David and the AAU wishes him the best of luck in his bright future! Julia Cunningham (15), the recipient of the Female Joel Ferrell Award at the 2010 AAU National Junior Olympics in Newport News, Virginia, lives in Yardley Pennsylvania with her mother and father. In September, she will be entering her sophomore year at Peddie School in Hightstown, New Jersey, as an honors student and a member of the varsity swim team.

This will be her second year at the varsity level. The Peddie girls’ team won the 2009 Eastern Championships in Philadelphia. She is a member of the Peddie Orchestra, and is a former member of the Bucks County Junior Symphony. Julia has won age group state swimming championships in New Jersey as a member of the Xcel Swimming Club in Princeton, and in Des Moines, Iowa with Central Iowa Aquatics. In Newport News Julia won three individual gold medals, two silvers and three Bronze.

She previously competed in AAU National Junior Olympics in 2009 winning four gold medals in Des Moines, Iowa, and setting the Iowa State Record for the 200 meter butterfly, and the AAU National Junior Olympics in 2005, which was also held in Des Moines. Julia has been swimming competitively for nine years. Julia also spends time caring for her dog, four cats and a turtle.

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