Coach’s Love for Wrestling Goes Beyond Just Competing

  When it comes to wrestling, it’s all about passion for Rob Pilcher. As the varsity wrestling coach at Platteview High School, Pilcher’s love for the sport has gone beyond just competing. At the young age of 6, Pilcher started his wrestling career and hasn’t looked...

Accomplished Track Athlete Prepares for State Games Debut

While 19 years old may seem a little late to jump-start a track career, that is not the case for Micah Beaver. The now 23-year-old from Missouri is a successful track athlete who will be competing in his first ever Cornhusker State Games this year. Beaver is a highly...
Parabadminton player sets sights on 2020 Paralympics

Parabadminton player sets sights on 2020 Paralympics

Miles Krajewski may be a small kid, but that doesn’t stop him from having big dreams. A short stature athlete, Krajewski played a multitude of sports for the Dwarf Athletic Association of America. Basketball, tennis, baseball and golf were all fun, but it wasn’t until...
Denise Rice finds freedom in pickleball

Denise Rice finds freedom in pickleball

For some athletes, sports are all about the game itself, the rising thrills of success and the lows of defeat. For others, such as Densie Rice, the release of playing a sport, the lessons learned and the relationships formed through sports are what matters. Rice has a...
Lincoln teacher bonds with friends through powerlifting

Lincoln teacher bonds with friends through powerlifting

When Alise Pape went to her first powerlifting competition in January, she wasn’t expecting much, let alone a first-place finish in her weight class. “That was so shocking and so unexpected,” she said. A Chicago native, Pape began lifting casually in college as a form...