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Heart of an Olympian/S.R.’s Silas Stafford on Suffering, Joy

Santa Rosa's Silas Stafford says he “miraculously” found his sport at age 18. After college he pursued it instead of a career, even sleeping under a pool table one hot summer in Princeton, N.J., so he could endure endless hours of team rowing.

By | November 6th, 2012|0 Comments

Sara Bei Hall: Becoming an Athlete Who Gives Back

Sara Bei Hall became the first Californian to ever win four individual cross country state titles as a high school athlete. Today she is a professional athlete who is seeking ways to give back to others. Her husband, Ryan Hall, and she have created the Hall Steps Foundation. The photo from her days competing for Stanford University was taken by my colleague, Kent Porter.

By | September 28th, 2011|0 Comments

Casey Robbins: Providing Textbooks to Africa

Casey Robbins of Carmichael is shipping nearly 4,000 surplus textbooks a year to Liberia.

By | July 14th, 2011|0 Comments

Santa Rosan To World Rowing Championships

Silas Stafford takes a huge step forward in his dream to compete in the 2012 Olympics in London.

By | October 25th, 2010|0 Comments

Becoming An Olympian: Silas Stafford

Silas Stafford has rowed for Stanford University and Cambridge University. Now he's spending the next two years trying to make the U.S. rowing team for the 2012 Olympics in London.

By | September 7th, 2010|0 Comments