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Patrick Vellner competes in the Reebok CrossFit Games July 19-24 in Carson, California. (Credit: Reebok CrossFit Games)

Third Fittest Man on Earth Hails from Red Deer

By Josh Hall (Twitter: @Vancan19)
July 25, 2016 - 2:12pm Updated: July 25, 2016 - 3:22pm

The third fittest man on Earth is from Red Deer.
In his rookie season, 26-year-old Patrick Vellner earned the bronze medal at the Reebok CrossFit Games which ran July 19-24 in Carson, California. Crossfit combines disciplines like weightlifting, gymnastics and endurance.

(Photo: Troy Gillard / RD News NOW)

Riggers Finish Busy Week By Winning Home Tournament

By Troy Gillard (Twitter: @Troy_Gillard)
July 24, 2016 - 8:46pm Updated: July 26, 2016 - 11:00am

It wasn't the prettiest of wins for the Red Deer Riggers on Sunday, but they'll definitely take it.

The Riggers outscored the Sherwood Park Athletics 10-9 in an action-packed, error-filled final game of the Riggers' 36th annual tournament at Great Chief Park.

Red Deer's Hill Loses in Playoff at PGA of Alberta Junior Championship

By Troy Gillard (Twitter: @Troy_Gillard)
July 21, 2016 - 11:03am

It was a heartbreaking finish for Red Deer's Logan Hill at the PGA of Alberta Junior Championship at McKenzie Meadows in Calgary.

Having led through much of the tournament, Hill finished tied for the lead through three rounds before losing to Matt Bean of Canmore in a playoff.