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Alex Deibold and Brian Boytano in the Kitchen
Level Field Fund recipient and Olympic bronze medalist, Alex Deibold teamed up with fellow Olympic medalist Brian Boytano to cook up some health snacks in the kitchen
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Uphill Battle for Downhill Racer Megan McJames
Megan McJames is a self-funded U.S. Skiing athlete who, with the help of private donors and grants from the Level Field Fund, has continued to compete on the World Cup Tour and in the Olympic Games.
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Alex Meyer Defends Open Water 5K National Title
Alex Meyer, now swimming for Tennessee Aquatics, led a Tennessee 1-2 in the men’s 5K open water event at the 2015 Open Water Nationals held at Miromar Lakes in Florida. That’s Meyer’s second win in the event, having won a year ago.
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Devin Logan Wins Overall World Title
Devin Logan walked away with the overall AFP World Title with successful results in both slopestyle and halfpipe in the 2015 season.
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Ross Powers Inducted Into Hall of Fame
Ross Powers becomes the 4th snowboarder in history to be inducted into the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame.
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Nick Goepper Wins Third Straight X Games Gold
Nick Goepper Wins Third Straight X Games Gold in Aspen, Colorado.
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Level Field Fund Awards 27 Grants Totaling over $30,000
The Level Field Fund recently announced the decision to award 27 grants totaling over $30,000 to a selection of talented and financially challenged athletes from the pool of summer and fall applications. Among the grant recipients are two-time World Champion swimmer Megan Romano, U.S. Mogul Ski Team rising star Troy Murphy, top U.S. diver Laura Ryan, rising U.S. Nordic combined star Adam Loomis, U.S. Snowboarding team member (pictured above) Eric Beauchemin and one of the top young ski racers in the U.S., Samuel Morse.
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The 12th annual Level Field Fund/Ross Powers Foundation Golf Tournament
The 12th annual Level Field Fund/Ross Powers Foundation Golf Tournament is back at Stratton Mountain Country Club August 29th, 2014. Join us for a round of golf and fundraising.
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Q&A with Emily Brunemann on Swim Swam News
The days are ticking closer to the June 13th start date for USA Swimming Open Water Nationals which return to Lake Castaic in Southern California. The field for the women’s races again is looking very strong and it will likely come down to a final nail biting sprint to determine the winners. In this Q&A we check in with 2013 FINA World Cup Series Champion Emily Brunemann to find out what makes open water swimming special in her mind.
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Five Questions With Yoelvis Pedraza
Thanks to the Level Field Fund I have been able to travel to Hong Kong, Australia, Central America and South America. But by far my favorite place to compete and travel is the FINA World Cup in Mexico.
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Five Questions with Michael Klueh
The financial support I have received from the Level Field Fund has greatly assisted me in being able to afford to travel to competitions, allowing me to remain focused on my training throughout the season.
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Alex Meyer Wins National Open Water Title
Former open water world champ Alex Meyer picked up a U.S. National open water title in dramatic fashion, just nipping Northwestern’s Jordan Wilimovsky in a photo finish. Meyer, who finished third in Friday’s 10K, and Wilimovsky, who took second in that race as well, dueled much of the way on Sunday morning, each leading the field for a stretch late. But it was the 2012 Olympian Meyer who finished in 55:34.303 for the win. Wilimovsky was just a hair behind, going 55:34.570
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Ross Powers Awarded USSA’s Team Athlete Giving Back Award
Level Field Fund founder and Olympic gold medalist Ross Powers was recently awarded the Team Athlete Giving Back award by the US Ski & Snowboard Association. Powers and the Level Field Fund were recognized for their efforts to help bridge the gap in funding for uniquely talented athletes. The award is given to the US Team athlete that demonstrates a dedication to giving back to his or her sport. Since the Level Field Fund was established in 2002 (initially as the Ross Powers Foundation), the organization has funded 136 athletes with 238 grants totaling more than $437,000. Recent grant recipients include 2014 Olympic medalists Alex Deibold, Nick Goepper and Devin Logan.
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Devin Logan Silver Medal Ski Slopestyle
Level Field Fund recipient Devin Logan makes history as part of the debut of skier slopestyle and comes home with a silver medal. USA Today reports.
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LFF Recipient Alex Deibold Earns Olympic Bronze
Level Field Fund recipient gets Olympic glory with a bronze medal in men's snowboardcross. Hard work and dedication pays off.
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Daily News Feature on USA Sledge Hockey Member Christy Gardner
How a golden retriever helped a disabled veteran and member of US women’s Sledge Hockey Team, Christy Garder, live again.
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Silver Medal at X Games for Alex Tuttle
Level Field Fund recipient, Alex Tuttle, earned himself his first X Games medal in Snowboardcross' return to Aspen.
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Q&A with Megan McJames
We caught up with Megan McJames, Level Field Fund recipient and overall NorAm Giant Slalom title winner, about what it takes to fund her athletic goals and her summer plans before she starts her first season on the World Cup circuit.
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Benji Farrow Post Season Catch Up
We caught up with twenty year old Vermonter turned Breckenridge, Co local, Benji Farrow after his 3rd place finish at the US Open. Here's what he's been up to and what's on the agenda for the fast approaching summer.
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Catching Up with Alex Tuttle
We caught up with Level Field Fund recipient, Alex Tuttle and his first World Cup podium finish and a season ending ACL surgery. Read on as he shares the ups and downs of the average season for a world class boardercross athlete.
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