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NEWS CHENEY FREE PRESS I I Thursday, December 31,2015 merman continued from page 1 Potential contestants big, muscular guys andand one of the classic ob- will do a kid version of One of the people she , go through several steps they don't do well." stacleson"AmericanNinja the workouts and I'll do trained with applied for no stranger to challenges, before qualifying for the Zimmerman has many Warrior." She also uses rope the "American Ninja War- the show last season. "He especially when it comes competition.Requirements reasons for trying out for the climbing and a mini tram- rior' version," Zimmerman didn't make it," Zimmer- tosports, include being in deceilt show. First, shebefievesshe polinetojurnptothebaron said. man said and he never Her accolades in athlet- physicalshape, filling out . can do it. Second, nomother the Salmon Ladder. "It's become a lot of heard a word. ics include playing basket- a 20-page questionnaire, has made it through one-She runs across medi- hard work and it's been Upon returning home ball at Gonzaga University makinga2-3 minute video third of the entire course, cine balls placed on tires, fun," she added. She spent Zimmermannot only had and being a former national and participating in a re- "I want to be able to which mimics the Unstable the entire summer corn- an email from producers judo champion. Now she gional qualifying round, represent all moms and to Bridge. There are the Quin- pleting the application but also a telephone call seeks one more milestone Show producers select 100 showthemthatyoucanbea tupleSteps, where she leaps process. "I put a lot of time where Zimmerman soon - American Ninja War- applicants from each region mother, still be fit and have off a series of angled plat- and thought into it," Zim- learned that she was on the rior. to participate in the quail- fun," Zimmerman said. forms, merman said. call back list. Zimmerman is train- tiers. Depending on weath- In the basement, Zim-Since completing the "He said, 'You know, ing for the eighth season of "What drew me to the er, Zimmerman trains on merman swings across a application, Zimmerman we can't call anyone until "American Ninja Warrior" show is that it's fun and obstacles in her backyard rope and grabs on to base- has continued totrain, even February. Officially, we'll a popular sports enter- inspiring," Zimmermanand downstairs. Training balls hanging on chains, taking a trip to Boise, Idaho let you know in Febru- tainment TV show where said. "The athletes are also elements in the backyard This obstacle mimics the where she not only got to ary." athletes attempt to corn- what drew me to it. The indude a Salmon Ladder, a show's Cannonball Alley work out on an American AI Stover can be reached plete four stagesofobstacle athletes who make it far structure with one movable course. Ninja-style course, but also at al@cheneRfreepress.com. courses, each one increas- aren't always the ones you rung that competitors carry "It's become kind of leam more about the selec- Paul Delaney contributed to ing in difficulty, expect. You'll have these with them as they ascend, a family thing, my kids tion process, this story. continued from page 1 at band camp in August.The band's success has spection." Loughery said said. "In 'Introspection' games. The marching band "Thisyearwearedoing Like some of the fall sports carried over into the color Westwood Middle School everyone is going crazy at will perform during May- well, but none of us expect- teams, the band had some guard, which won first teacher Joshua Wisswell first. It's choreographed festin2016." ed to be this good," drum practices indoors due to place at the Yakima com- came into contact with Alex chaos, in reality we know Loughery, Holling- major Keenan Loughery the poor air quality from petition. Hannah Simon- J. Thode, a University of what we are doing." sworth and Simonsen will said in an earlier interview, regional wildfires, sen, color guard captain, Wisconsin-Milwaukee tm-The band accomplishes be graduating this spring. "Itrsanexampleofthededi-The band's leaders also said this year's squad had dergraduate. Thode cre- this by having the color While it will be difficult for cation this year's group took a different approach several new members. The ated the music for "Instro- guard and the drumline them to move on, they're has." this year during practice, color guard also introduced spection" specifically for perform together, which hopeful that the under- Callie Hollingsworth, Loughery said the up-a rifle line into their rou- Cheney, while Wisswell isn't very common, accord- dassmen will continue the flute leader, added that perclassmen emphasized tines, which she said isn't wrote the drills, ing to Loughery. Near the legacy they've established. many of the younger stu- positive reinforcement and "easy to do." Loughery explained end, all performers come to- "rm extremely thankful dents have stepped up in 'looking at their strengths. "You see freshmen that"Introspection" is about gether with one of the color forthetimeI'vespenthere," their roles. "We've seen better re- come into band camp and a cluster of thoughts being guard members being lifted Loughery said. "The direc- "Alotofunderclassmen suits because of it," Lough- our job as veterans is to tell lost in chaos, then coming into the air while everyone tors pushed us in the right have progressed quickly," ery said. "People are more them'you can do this, you together to form a single in the band is playing the di :tion.I'mreadytomove Hollingsworth said. "It willing to admit when they can succeed like we did,'" thought, samenote, on to the next chapter of my wasn't the easiest year to are wrong when there's Simonsen said. "Part of marching band With competition sea- life, though this was a big hop in, and they did it." positive reinforcement be- Cheney football fans is entertainment and having son over, the color guard part of my book." For the Cheney march- hind it. Everyone wants to watched the marching elements that will surprise will perform at halftime AIStovercanbereachedat ing band, the season begins get better." band's 2015 show "Intro- the audience," Loughery during Cheney basketball al ss.com. continued from page 1 power, derstorm gusts, which "Our crews did a greatare highly localized, were Carolyn Marie Wilford,job," he said. "A signifi- slightly faster, hesaid."As 70, died when her car was cant chunk of that (power far as sustained winds, struck by a falling tree as outage) was transmission, this was it," Quinn said. ishe drox, horne State ..whi',,ch was out of con, Spokane Internation- ~Rout~904 near Four Lakes. trol. al Airport and Fairchild A woman was also killed The storm brought Air Force base each re- on Spokane's South Hill. sustained winds between corded gusts of 71 mph, Reports indicated an 30 -- 40 miles per hour, the former at 3:53 p.m. estimated 200,000 custom- if not higher, along with and the latter at 6:03 ers of various area utilities some pretty intense gusts, p.m. Turnbull National were out of power during The highest gust, accord- Wildlife Refuge report- the height of the storm, ing to the National Weath- ed a 56 mph gust at 5:28 Locally, power was er Service, was 137 mph p.m. knocked out in north at Mission Ridge Ski area The storm proved to Cheney and the Fish Lake near Wenatchee, whichbe statistically stronger area about mid-afternoon, occurred at 6 p.m. than the 1962 Columbus with the entire city going According to Eastern Day storm that ravaged dark just after 5:30 p.m. Washington Universitythe Northwest, specifi- --leavingallofthenearly meteorology professorcally the Pacific Coast. 5,600 Cheney Light cus- Dr. Bob Quinn, the wind The remnants of Ty- tomers without power, event was very much re- phoon Freda registered "Evm'y meter was out,"cord setting, at 995.7 millibars while Light Department Director "They put out some the Nov. 17 storm was Steve Boorman said. warnings and basically slightly lower with a Even the Cheney Free knew up to 72 hours prior reading of 993.9. Press had to delay publica- that we were going to Safe to say, "It's the tion a day for the first time get a spectacular wind strongest event we've in memory, event," Quinn said. As had since the National Most of the city was it turned out what was Weather Service has had back up Wednesday, Nov. forecasted was right on good instrumentation," 18. Boorman praised the with hurricane force and Quinn said. That started work of the Light Depart- winds that did exceed 70 in the 1940s. ment crew for their re- miles-per-hour. "It's the strongest sponse to the storm. The"Even though that'sevent in the 75 years city annuaUy clears power not the record for the of reasonably accurate line right of ways of any Weather Service (at Spo- records," he said. Based trees, branches or brush kane) it really is," Quinn on historical data, Quinn that might fall and cut said. In the past, thun- said it was probably the strongest event in the last century, that being based purely on anec- dotal records. 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