Hurry Hard : The Russ Howard Story

Hurry Hard : The Russ Howard Story

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  • 製本 Hardcover:ハードカバー版/ページ数 279 p.
  • 言語 ENG
  • 商品コード 9780470839553
  • DDC分類 796.964092

Full Description

A chronicle of one of Canada's celebrated curling champions Russ Howard literally "shot" to Canadian sports stardom as a member of Canada's gold-medal winning men's curling team at the 2006 Torino Winter Olympics. As a veteran of more than 30 years in the sport, Howard was responsible for helping devise the shot-by-shot strategy normally handled by the skip of the team. At the age of 50, a time when most curlers are either past their prime or long gone from the game, Howard became Canada's oldest representative at the Games - but he was far from a career take-out. This then is the biography of a Canadian sports legend, known for his triumphs and defeats, both on and off the rink. He has led curling teams, and the battles with the Canadian Curling Association over the ruling to allow players to wear sponsorship cresting in national competitions. Howard has contributed to the excitement for the sport at the national and international levels as well as advancing the game through adding more offensive strategy. Hurry Hard is sure to be a sweep with any curling enthusiast, as it provides a comprehensive and extensive scope on the sport from one of its most-celebrated players.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements                                   vi
The Pinnacle 1 (8)
The Start 9 (14)
From Boys to Men 23 (24)
Back to the Brier 47 (22)
First Win 69 (22)
New Rules, New Hope 91 (18)
New Directions 109(24)
On Top Again 133(18)
A World of Difference 151(18)
On the Move 169(22)
Me and the Kids 191(14)
The Trials 205(20)
Off to Italy 225(16)
Let the Games Begin 241(16)
Medal Hunt 257(15)
Index 272