The Game of Baseball

Baseball is a fascinating sport that has lots of fans all around the world. Despite soccer being one of the most exciting sports on the planet, baseball is just another cool sport even though it pales compared to soccer. Baseball has got great teams too, just like soccer teams, a typical baseball tournament should see a high turn-up of passionate fans raising the sport banners of their favorite team as a sign of support. The New York Yankees are among the highly ranked baseball teams; they’ve got a great squad, great fans, and even a fascinating baseball banner design that intimidates their opponents. I know a lot of you are very much familiar with the sports, while some of you are not, but it’s okay if you’re not familiar with the game of baseball, we can help you.

The History of the Sport

Now let’s take a sneak peek into how this sport began. Taking you back to the 1700s, the great sport of baseball began in the United States of America. Baseball was brought to existence by Abner Doubleday. It was a major sport that brought the people of North America and South America together. Even though the sports originated in the United States, it still had its major break in Eastern Asia, mostly by Japan. In essence, baseball was the treasure of the past, because back in time, the major sports played in the United States was baseball. (more…)

Team sport banners Idea

The use of banners dates back to the early romans who would paint their coat of arm on a piece of cotton or silk clothing and then they would hang them at specific locations in their cities as a means of marking their territory and creating boundaries between them and other cities. Warriors would carry the banner of a particular house or nation into battle as a means of identifying their men. Banners were also used in the UK as far back as 750AD for social and political reasons. Over the years, banners have been used for numerous purposes which includes their use for religious reasons, they are used in business as a means of creating awareness about a particular brand of product or services, they are also used in sport by fans, the club’s management and the sport men themselves. Generally speaking, banners are used as a means of advertisement and getting specific messages across.

marathon banners

Nowadays, sporting banners are a common sight in the field of many sporting activities, the use of sporting banners stretch through varieties of sports and games, they are used in sports like softball, cricket, rugby, baseball banners… etc. The commonly used sport banners are pieces of clothing, usually flag like, they bears the symbol,sign, logo,insignia, trademarks or any message relating to the sporting club or convey the mission or purpose of that particular side. Some sport banners may contain the photos of the team, the photo of a notable player in the team, the photo of a coach or any other person that is essential or has been essential in the development of that sporting team. Some banners are like national flags in their simplicity and consistency, they mainly carry the logo or the slogan of the team and they could be used for different activities and different games, other banners are used to convey a more specific message, for example when playing a particular opponent, banners could carry messages directed to their fans or their players. (more…)

Professional Triathletes

2014 Confirmed Professional Triathlete Field

WOMEN     MEN
1 Gwen Jorgenson 1 Ben Hoffman
2 Beth Gerdes 2 Tim Don
3 Jackie McKenzie 3 Luke McKenzie
4 Alicia Kaye 4 Jarrod Shoemaker
5 Lauren Brandon 5 Barrett Brandon
6 Heather Wurtele 6 Trevor Wurtle

2013 Confirmed Professional Triathlete Field

WOMEN     MEN
1 Beth Gerdes 1 Luke McKenzie
2 Anna Cleaver 2 Chris Foster
3 Heather Wurtele 3 Ben Hoffman
4 Jeanna Parker 4 Leon Griffin
5 Alicia Kaye 5 Jarrod Shoemaker
6 Mary Beth Ellis 6 James Hadley
7 Caroline Gregory 7 Barrett Brandon
8 Lauren Brandon 8 Tim Don
9 Gwen Jorgensen 9 Ben Collins
10 Lauren Gross 10 Kyle Jones
11 Sara McClarty

2012 Confirmed Professional Triathlete Field

WOMEN     MEN
1 Heather Wurtele 1 Chris Foster
2 Jenna Parker 2 Jared Shoemaker
3 Alicia Kaye 3 Guy Crawford
4 Lisa Norden 4 Brian Rhodes
5 Anna Cleaver 5 Trevor Wurtele
6 Kate Bevilaqua 6 Ben Hoffman
7 Jennifer Tetrik 7 Maik Twelsiek
8 Lauren Gross 8 Kyle Jones
9 James Hadly


Prize Money:  
A substantial prize pot has been donated for the pro race by Hincapie Sports.  It is Olympic Distance and you must have a pro triathlete license to be eligible for this non draft legal race.

Males:
1st   Place:  $4,000
2nd  Place: $3,000
3rd   Place:  $2,000
4th   Place:  $1,000
5th   Place:  $  650
6th   Place:  $  500
7th   Place:  $  450
8th   Place:  $  350
9th   Place:  $  300
10th Place: $   250

Females:
1st   Place:  $4,000
2nd  Place: $3,000
3rd   Place:  $2,000
4th   Place:  $1,000
5th   Place:  $  650
6th   Place:  $  500
7th   Place:  $  450
8th   Place:  $  350
9th   Place:  $  300
10th Place: $   250

Travel:  Professional triathletes will be given a $500 travel voucher to be put towards flights / bike transport fees, etc.

Professional Athlete Accomodation:  Homestays will be organized for professional triathletes.  For more information or if you are interested in hosting a professional triathlete, please contact:  [email protected]

Registration Fees:  Registration fees for professional triathletes have been waived.