Bothell Youngster to Represent USA in Muay Thai World Championships

  • Written by Derek Johnson

For those old enough to remember, the Tyson-Spinks fight of 1988 was the preeminent first round knockout. The savage assault that Mike Tyson unleashed upon Michael Spinks startled the sporting world. In ninety-one seconds, Tyson landed eight punches and flattened Spinks to the canvas. In so doing, Iron Mike won the undisputed heavyweight championship.

There’s a kid in Bothell who’s having similar success. Jet Benjaminson competes in Muay Thai, otherwise known as Thai Boxing. He trains at United Source Muay Thai in Kirkland. And the 12-year old is gaining a reputation.

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CF Cycle for Life

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

Join us on Saturday, July 29 as we ride together to raise money and awareness in the fight against cystic fibrosis. Get your wheels in motion and cycle at your own pace. We'll start and finish our event at Redhook Brewery in Woodinville, and ride through some of the most scenic terrain in Western Washington. You'll begin your ride in the heart of Woodinville wine country, and continue through quiet rolling hills and beautiful landscapes showcasing the best scenery our region has to offer.

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Woodinville Senior Breaks Four Washington State Powerlifting Records

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Lina Waughman is an excellent student and an adorable, caring girl. She is in ASB at Woodinville High School and never has anything bad to say about anyone. You would never guess that Lina could pick close to double her body weight up off the floor. She did just that and much more at the Summer Classic powerlifting meet at Locals Gym in Lynwood, on June 24th.

Lina broke four state records that day including the squat, bench, deadlift and total record.  She also broke  two of her own records in the squat and total.  Prior to that those records had held since 2008.  That's quite an accomplishment for a 17-year-old girl.  Her numbers were 270 lbs. in squat, 126 lbs. in bench, 308 lbs. in deadlift, and a lifting total of 704 lbs. 
We asked Lina a few questions about her powerlifting experience.

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Davis Baillie Bouncing Back from Tommy John Surgery

  • Written by Derek Johnson

It happened early and all at once. Just six innings into his collegiate career, Davis Baillie felt pain in his arm.

“I was pitching in our first Pac-12 series at UCLA,” Baillie said of his 2016 season. “I went in to pitch and pitched a full inning. During the last batter it started to hurt out of nowhere. I tore my UCL. So I had to have Tommy John [surgery].”

The former Falcon turned WSU Cougar had a surgical graft procedure. The so-called Tommy John surgery meant surgeons replaced the ulnar collateral ligament in Baillie’s right elbow with a tendon from his wrist. Baillie was granted a medical redshirt, but recovery would not be complete until halfway into the following season.

This past spring, Baillie posted a 1-0 record with a 9.82 ERA for the Cougs. Since he only tallied 7 1/3 innings, his coaches wanted him to get more work this summer. So they assigned Baillie to play in a collegiate summer baseball league. 

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Five Woodinville players were in East-West All Star Game

  • Written by Derek Johnson

The 53rd annual East-West All-Star Game took place June 30th in Moses Lake. And the Woodinville Falcons were well represented.

Mack Minnehan, Jake Kim, Michael Roth, Derek Beers and Ben Metzger all saw action for the West squad. Five Woodinville coaches also took part – Wayne Maxwell served as head coach, and he was joined by Mike Pluschke, Mike Monan, DJ Baddeley and Cory Smith.

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