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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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Noah Hoffman: Silver Medal at U-23 World Championships
Support from The Level Field Fund, Ski and Snowboard Club Vail, and many personal supporters have allowed me to continue to ski race when funds were cut this season from the US Ski Team. I could not be here without their support...
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2002 Olympic Legacy
Ten years ago the 2002 Olympics in Salt Lake City, Utah snuffed the Olympic flame. Ross Powers, Danny Kass and JJ Thomas left the games with a podium sweep in halfpipe snowboarding, Kelly Clark and Chris Klug with gold and bronze respectively and snowboarding in the Olympics was forever changed.
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Paul Brichta Checks In From The Road
Paul Brichta one of our Level Field Fund grant recipients sent us this recap of his season thus far. With progressive riding and qualifying for finals at one of the biggest events of the year we're glad to hear the LFF is helping him achieve athletic success.
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LFF Helps Jason Hale Reach X Games Podium
We caught up with Snowboardcross rider and Level Field Fund recipient, Jason Hale, right after his Bronze medal finish at the 2012 Winter X Games.
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Successful X Games for Level Field Fund Recipients
Last weekend at the Winter X Games 16, there were a total of 12 Level Field Fund recipients and two Level Field Fund ambassadors competing.
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Grants Aid Athletes Who Reach for Heights
Seth Wescott knows what it's like to depend on someone else. He remembers how difficult it was to get started in a sport -- snowboarding -- that wasn't considered traditional, even on the mountain. So Wescott's trying to make sure no one else goes without the financial resources to compete in their chosen sport. The two-time Olympic gold medal snowboardcross winner from Carrabassett Valley is Maine's ambassador for the Level Field Fund, a nonprofit program that provides grants to athletes in need of financial assistance...
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Northern Kentucky girl dreams big, Olympic big
Emily Brunemann started as a Northern Kentucky Clipper and still holds several records for that team. The time clock clicks by number by number reflecting in the 25-year-old’s silver goggles, as she makes sure that they are securely fastened around her head and face. She takes a deep breath, mouth wide open, and leaps into the bright blue pool water...
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Level Field Fund Continues to Fund Talent & Fuel Dreams
Level Field Fund today announced the latest round of athlete funding to help support talented athletes in need of financial assistance with the release of 11 grants totaling more than $25,000. Athletes from skiing, snowboarding, swimming and judo with diverse backgrounds ranging from World Champion to Junior National Champion are among the grant recipients benefiting from the support of the Level Field Fund. Over the last 12 months, Level Field Fund has awarded 53 grants benefitting 40 athletes from five different sports totaling over $137,000 in direct funding support.
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A Woman Making Moves, One Stroke at a Time
For many of us, the 2012 Olympics in London have not begun to occupy our thoughts or conversations. But for the athletes who hope to claim a spot on the U.S.A Olympic team, the upcoming games have already consumed their lives-both time-wise and financially. For 24-year-old Emily Brunemann, University of Michigan graduate and 2012 Team U.S.A. open water swimming hopeful, the fight for the chance to compete has been a journey constructed by drive, determination and the will to push through the roadblocks...
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Jeret “Speedy” Peterson 1981-2011
Jeret was the face of American freestyle aerial skiing for over a decade.
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