Monday, July 23, 2012
Meet Woodstock Olympian Eric Hurd and some of the other local athletes from Georgia who will be competing in the 2012 Olympic Games.
Monday, July 23, 2012
They've put in innumerable hours of sweat, blood and tears to get where they are today. They are among the best of the best and are ready to prove their mettle. 529 athletes from 45 states will represent the United States at the 2012 Olympic Games in London. They are competing in events as diverse as athletics, fencing, rowing, soccer and basketball. For everyone, from swimmer Katie Ledecky, 15, to 54-year-old equestrian jumper Karen O’Connor, these Games represent the culmination of all the hard work and dedication they've put in to win the coveted medal. It's time to meet the Olympians from Patch towns in Georgia! Eric Hurd, 26, of Woodstock earned the Olympic boat quota slot in Men’s Slalom Kayak for the U.S. by winning Gold at the 2012…
Thursday, June 7, 2012
A Woodstock-Marietta tandem team stands a chance to go to London.
Eric Hurd, a Woodstock native, will go to Cardiff, Wales, this weekend to compete for a spot on the US Olympic Slalom team. Hurd, with his rowing partner Jeff Larimer, of Marietta, currently hold the most points in the scoring system that determines who goes on to the Olympic team. Although raised in Woodstock, Hurd moved to Charlotte to continue on his training. According to his page on the Team USA website, his hobbies include recycling and alternative fuel. For more local news, sign up for the free Woodstock-Towne Lake Patch newsletter, like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.
Thursday, April 12, 2012
Woodstock native Eric Hurd, 25, continues his dreams of qualifying for Team USA.
Eric Hurd of Woodstock and Jeff Larimer of Marietta will compete this weekend to earn a spot on the 2012 U.S. Olympic Canoe Team at the Slalom National Team Trials in Charlotte, NC. Both these men are following in the wake of their paddling fathers, Mike Hurd and Mike Larimer. The elder Hurd and Larimer trained with each other on the Chattahoochee River just north of Atlanta. Mike Hurd was also a high school All-American basketball player. Mike Larimer narrowly missed out on competing at the 1992 Olympic Games, but he was able to coach Team USA at the Atlanta 1996 Olympics. Surprisingly, their sons have only recently joined forces in doubles canoe. But the duo quickly established themselves as the best C-2 boat in North and South America …