Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Ben Cohen

An advocate against homophobia and bullying, Ben Cohen began his rugby union professional career in 1996, with Northampton Saints. Now retired, Ben notched the 10th highest point scorer in England rugby Union history. He is also third in the list of all-time Englad try scorers. He retired in 2007.


Born:  September 14, 1978 in Northampton, England 
Height: 6'2" 
Weight: 103kg 

Career Highlights: 
  • 10th highest point scorer in England rugby history
  • Named man of the match in the 2004 Six Nations, against Wales
  • Founded the Ben Cohen StandUp Foundation

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Dan Uggla

Second baseman to the Atlanta Braves, Dan Uggla has .257 batting average and 162 career homeruns. After a 5-year stint with the Florida Marlines, he signed a 5-year, $62 million contract with his current team. 

Born: March 11, 1980, in Louisville Kentucky
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 93 kg

 Notable Achievements: 
  • became the first second baseman in Major League history to hit 30 or more homeruns in four seasons 
  • set the Marlins all-time career mark after hitting his 144th career home run on July 31, 2010 
  • became the fasted second baseman in history to get to the 100 home run mark 

 Notable Awards: 
  • 2010 NL Silver Slugger Award
  • 2006 Sporting News NL Rookie of the Year 
  • 2006 Topps Rookie All-star Second Baseman

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

David Pocock

David Pocock is a rugby union player, playing openside flanker for Western Force (since 2006) and Australian national rugby union team Wallabies (starting in 2008).

Born: April 23, 1988, at Gweru, Zimbabwe
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 110 kg.
Website: Facebook and Twitter

Notable Achievements:
  • Captained the Australian Under 20s at the Junior World Championships
  • became first choice open flanker for the Wallabies in 2010
  • update: Western Force announced that Pocock will be the captain of the team in 2012 season

Monday, August 8, 2011

Georges St. Pierre

Georges St. Pierre is the current welterweight champion of the UFC, and is ranked no.1 welterweight in the world by Sherdog. He has 22 wins and 2 losses in mixed martial arts, winning 8 by knockout.

Born: May 19, 1981, in Saint-Isidore, Quebec
Height: 5'10"
Weight 77.1 kg

Notable Achievements:
  • Defeated Matt Serra at UFC 83 to become undisputed UFC welterweight champion

Notable Awards:
  • 2008 MMA Fighter of the Year, Black Belt Magazine
  • 2009 Fighter of the Year, Sports Illustrated
  • 2009 Fighter of the Year, World MMA Awards

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Ryan Lochte

Ryan Lochte is a six-time Olympic medalist. The American swimmer currently holds the world record for the 200-meter individual medley event, a record he set during the 2011 World Aquatic Championships. 

Born: August 3, 1984, in Canangaigua, New York
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 84 kg

Notable Achievements:
  • gold medal, 2004 Olympics 4x200-meter freestyle relay
  • silver medal, 2004 Olympics 200-meter individual medley
  • bronze medal, 2008 Olympics 400-meter individual medley
  • gold medal, 2008 Olympics 4x200-meter freestyle relay
  • gold medal, 2008 Olympics 200-meter backstroke
  • World Swimmer of the Year
  • American Swimmer of the Year