(updated July, 2012)
Congrats to MICHAEL FRANZETTI for being named the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette's BOYS ACADEMIC ATHLETE of the YEAR. He was LR Catholic's 2012 valedictorian and was the highest individual scorer during the 2012 National High School Physical Fitness Championship, which was held in May at San Diego. He has trained along with the rest of the fitness team at RSS.
MATT MORRIS hit the game winning walk off RBI in the bottom of the last inning in the 2012 Arkansas High School All Star Classic in Fayetteville. He will play college baseball at Drury College.
MARK SNIFF won the Dallas Invitational Jiu Jitsu Competition.(2012)
Congrats to Anna and Katie Lants for their soccer State Championship with Pulaski Academy.
Matt Morris led LR Catholic baseball in hits (average 80 points higher than the next closest), and home runs (6). He was named All State in baseball and basketball, and All Conference in football by being 2nd in the state in sacks. He will play baseball at Drury College.
LR Catholic's fitness team won its 3rd consecutive National Championship in San Diego. RSS was recruited to help improve their broad jumps and shuttle runs and each member was able to set personal bests.
Caroline Dominic was named All Conference in volleyball for Mount Saint Mary's while Kayla Nation made All State.
Jay Jennings, the 53 yr old author of Carry The Rock, set personal best time in the LR Half Marathon.
NEWS ARCHIVES BELOW:
QB Zach Conque was named Outstanding QB and running back Quinta Thomas was named Most Valuable Athlete at the recent invitation only High School combine in Searcy.
Ross Strength and Speed is now the official training partner of the back to back National Champion Fitness Team Little Rock Catholic High.
Andrew Poole, LR Catholic High, was the champion of his weight class (112 lbs) at the 09-10 season opening wrestling tournament held at Hall High on December 5, 2009. Poole went 3-0, winning the first 2 matches with 1st round pins, and dominated the championship match with a 11-5 victory. (December 2009)
Maddie Moffett made All-Conterence Volleyball for Pulaski Academy. (November 2009)
Josh Black is 2-0 as a MMA pro, with 2 first round submissions, the most recent one on September 12, 2009 in Little Rock.
Andrew Dominic, Catholic High junior, is starting at guard for the 7A Rockets...at only 185 lbs! He has been training at RSS since 8th Grade. (Fall of 2009)
Spencer Keith, Kent State freshman, is the starting quarterback for the Golden Flashes. Keith has recorded games of 373 and 375 yards passing with several multiple TD games. (Fall of 2009)
Josh Black won his pro MMA debut on July 17, 2009 with an impressive submission of a previously undefeated opponent at Cage Kings in Bossier City Horseshoe Casino. Josh needed just 70 seconds in the first round to force the tap-out. He trains MMA at Westside MMA and trains at RSS for his strength and conditioning.
Josh Black at weigh-in displaying a lean and powerful Ross Strength and Speed trained physique!
RSS would like to pass our sympathy and prayers to the family and friends of Hartford Watson, a RSS trained athlete and a great human being. Watson was killed in an automobile accident and will be missed by all. (July 2009)
ROLI WAS ROBBED!
Roli Delgado, UFC lightweight, lost a contoversial decision at UFC 99 in Cologne, Germany on June 13, 2009. A 3-1 underdog, Delgado went the distance and nearly submitted his British opponent Paul Kelly twice. Roli was cornered by Matt Hamilton, Josh Black, and Coach Ross...all who train at RSS and Westside MMA.
Tyler Deacon was named "Offensive Scout Team Player of the Year" for the Arkansas Razorbacks 2008/2009 Football Squad. Tyler's "little" brother Adam, an up and coming college prospect for L.R.Christian, is also training hard at RSS. (June 2009)
Congrats to Mitchell Powers and Dillon Richardson (CAC Baseball State Champs).
Congrats to Kali Morera (Catholic High Soccer State Champs).
Spencer Keith (Pulaski Academy/Kent State) and Jordan Robertson (Catholic/Baker College) had outstanding performances in the State Football All Star Game in Fayetville.
Coach Ross and Coach Eckhart of RSS attended another week mentorship in Boston with internationally recognized strength and conditioning coach Mike Boyle (bodybyboyle.com). (May 2009)
Matt Hamilton, MMA pro fighter, won by 2nd round submission at the Horseshoe Casino in Bossier City, LA. Hamilton is the co owner(along with Roli Delgado) of Westside MMA in Little Rock. (April 2009)
Pete Stewart won the 2009 Irish National Weightlifting Championships in Dublin in the 77kg class.
Matt Larkan(Benton HS basketball), was named Saline County Player of the Week for two consecutive weeks for his performances that included scoring 18 points with five 3 pointers in a victory over Catholic, and 18 in an overtime loss to Forrest City in which Matt hit a 3 pointer with 5 seconds left to send it to overtime.
Congratulations to RSS trained DJ Daniel, Austin Noonan, Parker Mack, and Dirk Tanner for winning the State 5A Football Championship with Pulaski Academy.
Roli "the Crazy Cuban" Delgado won his professional MMA fight with the UFC in Spike TV's Ultimate Fighter finals at the Palms Casino in Las Vegas.