Logan Giulietti-Schmitt, 21, of Oak Park , and his partner, Lynn Kriengkrairut, 18, will represent the United States in the upcoming World Junior Figure Skating championships sanctioned by the International Skating Union. Kriengkrairut and Giulietti-Schmitt, an OPRF graduate and award winning skater in singles, pairs and dance, teamed up shortly before the start of the 2007 season. After only four months together, they won the gold medal and Junior Dance Sectional title at the Pacific Coast championships. Advancing to the United States Figure Skating National championships held in Spokane, Wash. last month, the couple captured the bronze medal and was then named to the prestigious 2007 World Junior team. The Championships will be held in Oberstdorf, Germany , Feb. 26-March 4, and will bring together the top 25-30 athletes from around the world in each of the figure skating disciplines.
Giulietti-Schmitt began skating at the Ridgeland Common ice rink when he was three years old and went on to be a soloist and guest performer, eventually teaching learn-to-skate classes to help defray his training costs. A Junior Olympic medalist with Caitlin Morocco of River Forest, he was a 2005-2006 Team USA member and has represented the United States in Estonia and in Japan.
Stars putting in overtime
The Dominican University men’s basketball team recently set an NCAA Division III record with it’s fourth straight overtime game. The Stars went 2-2 on the stretch and are currently vying for a spot in the inaugural Northern Athletics Conference tournament with a 15-9 overall record and 11-6 record in conference play.
Concordia coach calls it quits
Concordia University Chicago announced last week that Steve Moore had resigned from the head men’s and women’s soccer coaching position.
Moore, who has coached the soccer teams for the past two seasons and received the NIIC Men’s Coach of the Year in 2005, cited “personal stress” for the reason he was tendering his resignation.
“I am thankful to the administration at Concordia for giving me the opportunity that I had here,” he said through a press release from the school. “Coaching at Concordia has been rewarding in many ways, especially in developing relationships with the players and staff, and I wish the teams and everyone else there the best in the future.”
The 25th annual Justin Gage/Revie Sorey All Pro Football Camp will be held at Concordia University on June 21, 22, 23 and 24th. More information about the camp can be found at campfootball.com. The camp is accepting applications from boys ages 10-18.