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Mental strength proves most important for MU football kicker

When talking about kicking, Jeff Wolfert never mentions his leg, only how he mentally prepares for the task at hand. Coach Gary Pinkel says what makes Wolfert one of the best kickers in the country is his head.

Part 4 of 4: Gaining strength physically

The coverage of these athletes is more often about their role as females wrestlers than their actual matches.

Part 3 of 4: Gaining strength mentally

Freshman quarterback Blaine Gabbert finally gets to practice with MU football team

Heralded freshman quarterback Blaine Gabbert finally joined the MU team for practice on Tuesday. He says learning the mental aspect of the college game is his main goal.

Tigers start preseason football practice

Quarterback Chase Daniel was a Heisman Trophy finalist last season after leading MU to a No. 4 season-ending ranking. That makes Kurtis Gregory, an offensive tackle, important, too. His job is to keep Daniel out of harm’s way.

Part 2 of 4: Gaining strength emotionally

In the world of female college wrestling, involvement in the sport can form bonds and build character.

Broadcaster Skip Caray, an MU alumnus, dies at 68

Caray was a 1961 graduate of the Missouri School of Journalism and the son of famous sports announcer Harry Caray.

Edwards wins fourth Sprint Cup race

Edwards won his fourth race of the year after usng an "alternative" racing strategy when rain started on lap 127 of the 200-lap race.

Late beginner a first-rate competitor

Randall Olson, 60, traveled 6½ hours from Norfolk, Neb., to participate in the State Games of Mid-America. He competed in 10 events this weekend and placed first in most of them.

Part 1 of 4: Gaining strength nationally

Women's wrestling was first added to the Olympics in 2004. Missouri Valley College started a team in 1999 and two other Missouri colleges will add teams this fall.

 

 

Lacrosse rivals meet again at Show-Me State Games

The same two teams have vied for the gold medal every summer lacrosse has been held at the Show-Me State Games.

Steeplechase participant qualifies for State Games of America

Amanda Lee of Lincoln, Neb., traveled to Columbia to compete in the State Games of Mid-America.

Golf tournament allows parents and children to enjoy time together

The Show-Me State Games tournament allowed parents to teach their children about the game.

 

 

Basketball commissioner gives back to Columbia community

David Johnson, commissioner of the pee-wee basketball tournament for the Show-Me State Games, doesn’t just helps out at the games; he has a history of helping out his community through basketball.

Gymnast devoted to sport

For Columbia’s Breanna Dumbacher, competing in the Show-Me State Games’ gymnastics competition is only part a year-round involvement with the sport.

Young archers make friends through sport

Connor Wilson, Spencer Berry and Drew McCutchan all participated in the archery competition in the Show-Me State Games. The boys say the competition is a great place to make new friends.

Teams vie for spots at national dodgeball tournament

The Show-Me State Games’ dodgeball tournament served as a qualifier for the National Amateur Dodgeball Association’s national tournament next July.

Taekwondo medalist ready for military

 Jonny Stevenson, who has been training in taekwondo for the past two and a half years, will join the army in the spring.

Clubs help cross-country runners train for events

Runners from across the state came with their clubs to compete in the Show-Me State Games’ 5K event

Columbia athletes discuss benefits of swimming

Swimmers of all ages at the Show-Me State Games said that swimming helps them stay healthy and keeps them in shape for other sports.

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