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Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Two Winners Named in the Averitt Tri-Life Challenge managed by D1 Knoxville

Two determined Averitt associates were named winners of a recent health and fitness challenge similar to the popular NBC program “The Biggest Loser.” During the 90-day competition, managed by D1 Knoxville, Averitt associates competed amongst themselves for bragging rights and cash prizes. Participants were required to follow daily workout routines, keep detailed journals of their eating habits and compete in several unique physical and dietary challenges. Laura Beth Mayberry was declared the Total Inches Lost winner with a total loss of 19.25 inches and Amanda Craigo was named the Total Percent Body Weight Loss winner, losing 18.4 pounds. Mayberry and Craigo, both members of Averitt’s corporate office team, were recognized for their weight-loss efforts at an awards ceremony held at Averitt’s Fitness Center. Congratulations to all the Averitt employees who participated in this challenge, shedding a total of 244.6 pounds and 187.8 inches!

Monday, November 29, 2010

Hillis, Hoomanawanui, Rivers, McNeill, Moore, Bennett and Mason Shine in NFL

Lots of D1 athletes are playing well in the NFL right now. Check out some highlights from this week.
-Browns RB Peyton Hillis' (D1 Combine) 131 rushing yards pushed him to 905 on the season. Hillis also led the Browns with 63 receiving yards on six catches, keeping him in first on the team with 46 receptions for 414 yards.
-Ravens WR Derrick Mason (D1 Nashville) notched eight catches and a big touchdown.
-Rams TE Michael Hoomanawanui (D1 Combine) scored an impressive 36-yard catch-and-run for his third touchdown of the year.
-Bears WR Earl Bennett (D1 Birmingham) caught four passes for 56 yards with two touchdowns in Sunday's win over the Eagles
-Saints WR Lance Moore (D1 Columbus) hauled in five passes for 39 yards and a touchdown in the Saints' Week 12 win over the Cowboys
-Chargers QB Philip Rivers (D1 Huntsville) completed 19-of-23 passes for 185 yards in a huge Week 12 win over the Colts. Chargers LT Marcus McNeill (D1 Combine) helped contain the Colts pass rush in the big victory.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Three D1 Athletes in the Grey Cup

Big game on Sunday when Montreal takes on Saskatchewan in the CFL's Grey Cup championship game. WR Andrew Hawkins, WR Brian Bratton from D1 Greenville and DT Taylor Scott from D1 Little Rock all play for the Montreal Alouettes. Good luck! Pictured is Andrew with last year's ring.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Photog Blogs on D1 Experience

Jeffrey from FullFrame Digital Cinema was part of the crew that worked on the D1 shoot till 4:30 am last week. The project is very exciting with many details to come. CLICK HERE to check out some photos from behind the scenes.

D1 Co-Owner Bobby Carpenter Looking Good in Music Video

Karli Whetstone, the wife of D1 athlete Doug Datish, is an up-and-coming country music artist. A while back she got help from D1 co-owner Bobby Carpenter on the music video "Hey Cowboy." Enjoy!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Friday, November 19, 2010

D1 Boot Camp starts with laughs, ends with a real workout

From the Savannah Morning News, "I read in the newspaper that D1 has opened a training facility in Savannah, and I immediately went to its website. Their slogan, "The Place for THE ATHLETE," was very scary to me, but I contacted D1 anyway. Robert Creel, facility coordinator/head strength & speed coach for D1, explained that every person who walks through the door is trained and treated like an elite athlete. However, D1 offers introductory, as well as advanced boot camps, to accommodate all fitness levels." CLICK HERE to read more.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Blake Jenkins Hard Work at D1 Knoxville Pays Off


D1 Knoxville athlete Blake Jenkins and his Powell teammates were crowned Senior Midget League Champions this weekend as they beat CBFO 6-0! Blake’s team finished the season 10-1 and he dominated his opponents on the field despite being one of only two 7th graders that are starters! Congratulations Blake on a great season!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

NFL Free Agent Ramzee Robinson Begins Training at D1 Huntsville


Former Alabama corner back and current NFL free agent Ramzee Robinson has begun training at D1 Huntsville. Robinson, who had a successful career at the University of Alabama, has spent four years in the NFL with the Lions, Eagles, Browns, and Redskins and is continuing to work hard as a free agent while training at D1. Keep up the great work Ramzee!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Herschel Walker's Nephew Making a Name at D1

Freshman Milan Richards is working out at his uncle's D1 Savannah facility and turning heads. People are already wondering if the 6-3, 200-pound athlete may follow his uncle's path to the University of Georgia. For now, we know he plays hard and is working hard at D1. CLICK HERE to read the story on Rivals.com.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Three-Time Super Bowl Champ David Patten at D1 Greenville

It is always great to see another champ at D1! Wide reciever David Patten, who earned three Super Bowl rings with the New England Patriots during his 12-year NFL career, stopped by D1 Greenville for an event.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Kurt Hesters Live Video Chat with STACK is TODAY!


Just a reminder that STACK is hosting a live video chat on the Gatorade Performance Center with D1's Director of Training Kurt Hester today at 6 p.m. CDT. Kurt, who has trained such athletes as Tim Tebow, Jordan Shipley, Michael Oher and Kyle Vanden Bosch, will be answering your questions on strength and conditioning, speed, agility, preparation and nutrition. CLICK HERE for more information and make sure you check out the live video chat!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Friday, November 5, 2010

Kurt Hester to do Live Video Chat with STACK

On Wednesday, Nov. 10, at 6 p.m. CDT, STACK will host a live video chat session on the Gatorade Performance Center with Kurt Hester, D1 Director of Training. Kurt has overseen D1’s Training the last three years, training such athletes as Tim Tebow, Jordan Shipley, Michael Oher and Kyle Vanden Bosch. During his career, Hester has turned out more than 400 collegiate scholarship athletes and has trained more than 125 NFL draft picks

Via a live video stream with the Gatorade Performance Center, Kurt will be available to answer questions on strength and conditioning, speed, agility, preparation and nutrition. Mark your calendars to ensure that you take advantage of this opportunity to bring your training and performance to the next level. CLICK HERE for more info.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

MTV's "World of Jenks" Travels to D1

Check out the story on D1 athlete, Jessi, on her life as a Tennessee Titans cheerleader. Look for a few shots of D1 in the story.

Steve Genetski to Offer QB and Receiver Training at D1


Renowned QB coach Steve Genetski has partnered with D1 Sports and will be conducting year round training sessions for quarterbacks and receivers at D1 Birmingham each Sunday from 1-3 pm. Genetski has been mentoring top athletes in the Birmingham area for over twenty years. Genetski mentored D1 Birmingham co-owner Brodie Croyle during his maturation as an athlete.

Genetski has personally mentored over forty quarterbacks and receivers who have earned college scholarships. Twenty-three of his quarterbacks have been chosen for All-State honors and eighteen of his quarterbacks have received D1 scholarships. Six of Steve’s quarterbacks were All-Americans ranked among the nation’s top twenty. CLICK HERE to view Steve's website.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Chattanooga Newspaper features article on D1 Coach Chris Camacho


Last Week the Chattanooga Times Free Press featured an article on D1 Coach Chris Camacho who is looking to break into the professional MMA scene after going 4-0 as an amateur. Camacho was an All American Safety at the University of Tennessee Chattanooga, and actually began his MMA training while working as a coach at D1 Chattanooga. CLICK HERE to view the article.

Monday, November 1, 2010

D1 Savannah Photos Featured in Local Newspaper

Check out these cool new photos from a scholastic group workout on the turf field at D1 Savannah. CLICK HERE to see the link.