Congratulations to the Red's members pictured below for coming out on top of the 3.5 State Super Seniors held in Shreveport/Bossier City on October 5-8. They will be going to Columbus, Georgia on November 30 - December 2 to participate in the USTA Southern Super Seniors Section Championships. Players pictured below are bottom row from left: Bobbi McGaughey, Linda Young, Debbie Pearce-captain, Toni Cormier. Top row: Carolyn Stutes, Joan Lalande, Barbara Azar, Sandi Higginbotham. Good luck ladies!
Congratulations to Robert Bienvenu, a Red's member, who recently went to Las Vegas and came home with 4 world titles and 5 Louisiana state records. In Vegas, Robert emerged on top in the Benchpress, Deadlift, Powerlifting Total and Push-Pull Divisions. Robert competes in the 60-64 age group and weighs 165 pounds. His state records include: Squat-192 pounds, Benchpress-187 pounds, Deadlift-292 pounds, Push-Pull total-380 pounds and Powerlifting total-672 pounds.
Robert has his sight set on the South American titles held next year in Brazzill. Good luck, Robert!
Robin Ferguson completed her 5th MS 150 ride from Hammond, LA to McComb,MS this year on team ATC. Her team raised over $20,000 and the entire event raised over $500,000 in the fight to make our world one free of MS. The volunteers and participants make the ride such an enjoyable experience and she looks forward to the event every year. Each year she has participated there has been something unique. One year, she was in a wedding when they arrived at Percy Quinn State Park, one year there was a lady who did the entire ride on an eliptibike and this year one of the members of her team did the race on a beautiful custom made wooden bike! (see photo below) Also, they added a new member to the team, Red's member Jeremy Simpson who completed his 1st MS 150.
"The MS 150 is an endurance event that mimics so many other journeys that we take in life. There is excitement at the beginning and it is fast paced and time flies. Then the real work begins at about mile 30 when you hit the hills and there are moments of doubt when you begin to entertain thoughts that you might not finish. There are rest stops, pot holes and crashes along the road. There are also people along the path who can help make your journey easier by providing a much needed drafting break or just someone to talk to along the way. There is also opportunity to pay it forward and help others on their path. With perserverance and hard work , there is great reward when you reach the park at the end of day 1. Then you rest and refuel and hope for the best the following morning to begin the return trip. Some people elect out of day 2 and catch a car ride back, while others get back on their bike inspired to push on to complete the 150 mile weekend. The beginning of the completion of this journey is a tougher road as you start out in the hills and the doubts start to return on the successful completion of your goal. But again people come along to help you along the path. The excitement this day comes as you get closer to your goal and realize you really are going to finish it! The final 11 miles are painful but hopeful as you close in on the end. There is a great sense of accomplishment when you cross that finish line. But there is also the realization that the 8 hours you spent on the bike are nothing compared to the 24 hours of each and every day that people with MS have to face when they wake up." (through the eyes of Robin)
Red's would like to thank Robin and her team for such commitment and encouragement.
Congratulations to Robert G. Bienvenu who recently traveled to Las Vegas to compete in the AAU North American Powerlifting Championships. Robert placed 1st in the Benchpress with 187#, 1st in the Deadlift with 287# and 1st in total points with 474# in his division. He qualified for Nationals and plans to compete again in Vegas in October. Robert has also set 3 Louisiana state lifting records. Keep up the good work Robert!
Congratulations to all that competed in the triathlon this weekend. If I missed your name or you have photos to share, contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Female Division 1st Place Marie Claude Belanger 2nd Place Robin Ferguson 3rd Place Brittany Taylor 5th Place Stacy St. Cyr 6th Place Estelle Benoit 7th Place Terri Gondron 8th Place Amie Meche 10th Place Renee Johns
Other female finishers: Mary Quoyeser, Sandi Hernandez, Anita Davis, Sarah Gedney, Monique Cloutier, Mandy Johnston, Maria Mendoza,Nicole Fontenot, Claire Goodson and Adelle Meche
Male Division 2nd Place Ryan McNeill 3rd Place George Sobiesk 7th Place Carl Dupre 8th Place Blaine Lafleur
Other male finishers: Ryler Lafleur, Ryan Foster, Chris Meilleur, Craig Marks, Paul Gallman, John Bibaeff, Kerry Behrens, Kenneth McCarron, Max Perret, Milton C. Fuqua, Ryan Duplechin, Ian Eldredge, Eugene Kwarteng and Logan Bex.
Great job for an awesome cause!
Claire Goodson (Red's member) just started doings tris and Robin Ferguson (Red's instructor) giving her a high five.
Savannah Vinsant, a Red's member, traveled to London to compete in the Women's Trampoline at the Olympics this past Saturday. She competed in the final round to finish 6th overall. We are very proud of Savannah! Congrats!
Mackenleigh Theriot won the silver medal in her division in two events, Double Mini and Powder Tumbling in the National Junior Olympics held this summer. Mackenleigh currently holds the best performance scores in the state of Louisiana in the event of Double Mini. She is 9 years old, Trains at Tumbling and Trampoline Express and is coached by Lydia Tauzin. We are sure to see more of Mackenleigh in the months and years to come. Congratulations!