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Delaware School for the Deaf student wins regional gymnastics championship

By Sean Greene

2018 Seth Wayland
Seth Wayland practices on the Pommel Horse at Olympiad Gymnastics in Newport

Seth Wayland is just like many kids; he turned an interest into an athletic pursuit which has brought him regional recognition.

Seth is also unlike many kids; he is legally deaf.

The 12-year-old Newark resident took a step toward his dreams of being a national team gymnast by winning the Level 6 Division 2 title for District 7, a region that includes Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia, in Lincroft, New Jersey earlier this month.

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Source: WDEL

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Deaf boxer Julian Smith fights hard to become Chicago Golden Gloves champ

By Annie Costabile

2018 Julian Smith

Julian Smith’s entire life has been a fight. It hasn’t always been in a ring, but he has been punching back since Day 1.

His mother, Natalie Bibbs, had a difficult pregnancy, but Smith fought to be born and won. When he was 6 months old, Smith contracted meningitis but fought to survive and won. Growing up deaf because of the meningitis, Smith fought the stereotypes associated with his disability and won again.

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Source: Chicago SunTimes

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Wales Deaf go Down Under for first major rugby tournament in over a decade

2018 Wales Deaf Rugby

Wales Deaf Rugby team are heading to Australia for the World Deaf Rugby Sevens Championship.

It's the first Deaf Rugby Sevens tournament and will include teams from Australia, New Zealand, Japan and England.

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Source: ITV

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Maverick MMA 6 results – Matt Hamill vs Chris Birchler

By Eric Kowal

2018 Maverick MMA 6 Matt Hamill

UFC Veteran Matt Hamill and Carnicella MMA’s Chris Birchler met in the evening’s main event. Birchler came strong backing Hamill up with strikes. He pressed Hamill up against the cage and began to work. Hamill gathered himself and came back rocking Birchler late in the round. Birchler began to fade but then stumbled Hamill with his hands. Hamill closed the round with a takedown. The second round will easily go in favor of Hamill.

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Source: My MMA News

KA2 sponsors England Deaf Rugby

England Deaf Rugby UnionKA2, an expert consultancy specialising in technology transformation programmes for financial services and insurance firms today announce their sponsorship of England Deaf Rugby. England Deaf Rugby was set up to enable the Deaf and Hard of Hearing people to get together and enjoy the sport of rugby union. It enables them to participate in every aspect of the sport whether training, match, or knowing socially that there aren’t any communication barriers due to a common ground.

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Source: Global Banking & Finance

Milwaukee man excels at curling despite being deaf: ‘Gives me the confidence to communicate’

By Brandon Cruz

2018 John Knetzger
CEDARBURG -- Once an athlete, always an athlete seems to be the motto for John Knetzger of Milwaukee, and while his sports may have changed, his spirit remains, and he hopes his story inspires others to give curling a try.

"People love watching the game. They love watching the people sweep. They love the yelling of it," said Scott Kania.

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Source: Fox 6 Now

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