Sunday, October 26 the JV and Varsity cheer teams competed at the JAMZ regional competition at UOP in Stockton. 2 minutes and 30 seconds, the time of a competitive routine, the culmination of 5 months of work, hundreds of hours of practice, four days in 100 degree weather at camp, jumps, falls, frustrations, tears and tons of laughter. Both team’s 1st place scores qualified them for an invitation to Las Vegas in February.
Woodward Park, Fresno – The men and women’s cross country teams capture team titles on both sides this past weekend and the Clovis Invitational. Getting some good practice in for the state meet which is held on the same course, the varsity teams both earned first place finishes.
On the men’s side, senior Colin Burke again won his race, and finished his invitational season undefeated. Jourdan Amen led the women as she took second in her race under the hot Fresno sun.
Bishop O’Dowd Athletics has a long standing tradition of excellence dating back to the 1950’s with outstanding teams in the Catholic Athletic League. Basketball, baseball and track were at the early forefront.
With the inception of football and Title IX in the seventies O’Dowd athletics expanded it’s excellence. Volleyball, tennis, golf, soccer, cross country, softball and swimming all gained respect in league, section and state championships. Our swimming program was enhanced with the addition of water polo and O’Dowd was one of the first west coast high schools to offer boys and girls lacrosse.
With further expansion of freshmen teams in volleyball, soccer, girls basketball and baseball O’Dowd hopes to include all students who wish to participate. Over 700 students play interscholastic athletics. Our athletes are also a large proportion of our outstanding students.
Through dedication, hard work and a commitment of excellence Bishop O’Dowd continues to foster DRAGON PRIDE!
Mike Bowler, Director of Athletics
Carlos Arriaga, Associate Athletic Director
An athletic trainer is a certified professional educated on how to prevent, assess, treat and rehabilitate athletic injuries. An athletic trainer holds a bachelor’s or master’s degree from an accredited collegiate athletic training/kinesiology program. During the education, the athletic trainer must complete many hours and demonstrate the ability to perform competencies. Once the education process is completed, the athletic trainer becomes certified through a national certification exam. This exam is proctored by the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Board of Certification. An athletic trainer is an excellent resource for various aspects of athletics such as prevention of injuries, nutrition, and psychological issues. For more information about athletic trainers go to www.nata.org/consumer/docs/Factsaboutathletictrainers.pdf
Bishop O’Dowd has a full-time Certified Athletic Trainer on staff. Joanne Kinyon provides student-athletes with the following services: preventive taping; bracing; emergency, acute, and chronic injury assessments; injury rehabilitation; reconditioning; and nutrition advice.
Athletic Training Room Hours: The training room is open from 11a-7p. Athletes are expected to come in for evaluations and rehabilitation work during lunch or MP periods.
* To create a strong parent organization supporting athletics
* To enrich the entire athletic experience for our student-athletes
* To build community through athletics
* To support coaches in teaching life lessons
* To help the Crab Feed reach new heights
* To improve BOD athletic facilities
* To be a part of the athletic legacy
Dragon Athletic Boosters Meeting Dates
7-9pm in Dominican Boardroom
Monday, September 9, 2013
Monday, October 7, 2013
Monday, November 18, 2013
Monday, January 6, 2014
Monday, February 24, 2014
Monday, March 24, 2014
Monday, May 5, 2014