Berkeley Prep grad up for Fan's Choice award
Princeton College rower Steven Cutler, a 2008 graduate of Berkeley Prep, is among the finalists for the 2011 U.S. Rowing Fan's Choice Awards — Collegiate Rower of the Year.
Despite suffering from thoracic outlet syndrome, Cutler continued to fight for his team, juggling time between hospitals and practices. Fans of Cutler can vote for him by going to U.S. Rowing's page on Facebook and searching for the Fan's Choice Awards.
Great West Chase 5K to benefit school
The Great West Chase 5K will be Saturday at 8 a.m. beginning at Village Plaza in West Park Village. It will be followed by the children's fun run at 9 a.m.
Proceeds go to support literacy programs at Just Elementary. For more information, go to westchasewow.com.
Martial arts team takes first place
A martial arts demonstration team from Traditional TaeKwon-Do Center in Tampa took first place in the U.S. Open Exhibition Championships at the Isagenix Cup 2011 in Richmond, Va., this month.
The Tampa team was considered an underdog in the event because it received a wildcard invitation.
The team included 15 participants ranging from preteens to young adults: It consisted of Ezra Hayter, Jeffrey Charles, Tyler Rooks, Daniela Mancuso, Unique Wilson, Jessica Cummings, Jessica Hall, Daryn Steelman, Jeffrey Wingo, Steven Martinez, Sabrina Brunner, Daniel Riley, Evan Sadwick, Rafael Vaello and Andrew Cummings.
Grand Master Gerhard Brunner guided the team, and it received a $5,000 grand prize for winning.