Olympics

Graduate Allen places 5th in Rio Olympics
Photo by Casey Weinstein ’13–Devon Allen leaps over a hurdle in the 110-meter varsity high hurdles race in the 2012 season. Allen took fifth in this event at the Rio Olympics.  By Andrew Howard ’17 THE ROUNDUP Brophy graduate Devon Allen ’13 placed fifth in the Olympic 110m hurdles final Aug. 17 with a time of 13.31 in Rio. Allen, who ran track and played football at Brophy and continues…
Swimmer Blake sets sights on Olympics, competing for Spanish team
By Chase Bayless ’15 & J.P. Hajjar ’16 THE ROUNDUP Swimmer Jack Blake ’17 officially acquired dual citizenship in Spain with the hopes that he will compete for the country’s swim team in the upcoming Rio 2016 Summer Olympics. As a frequent visitor of the country and whose mother was born there, Blake said he felt comfortable with his decision and liked his chances of making the team. “I knew…
Students watch diverse Sochi Olympic events, slope style a favorite
By Brendan Hinkle’16 THE ROUNDUP The Sochi Olympics have opened and closed, and students watched a variety of events during the two-week span. The Winter Olympics boasted 98 events this year, some new and old. According to nielsen.com, the most watched Winter Olympic event is freestyle skiing, which has been an event since 1992. Skiing itself shows to be popular among students. “I watched men’s slope style skiing the most,…
Nelson, Webb to compete for spot on U.S. Olympic swim team
Swimmers compete June 25-July1 By P. Erik Meyer ’14 THE ROUNDUP Recent Brophy graduates Mike Nelson ’12 and Chris Webb ’12 will compete for a spot on the United States Olympic Swim Team in Omaha, Neb. from June 25 to July 2. Top swimmers from across the country are invited to participate in the week long meet. Nelson, who won student athlete of the year as a senior, will compete…
Winter Olympics prove no match for Summer

The winter Olympics are officially over.

Over several weeks athletes were able to showcase their different winter skills in the two week event held in Vancouver, Canada.

But how many watched the winter Olympics compared to the people who watch the Summer Olympics?