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NJ Alpine Skier - Staci Manella Randolph
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MJ Lightning Classic
06/25/2013:
 
Results of Northeast Regional Goalball Tournament
04/17/2013:
 
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The Association of Blind Athletes of New Jersey (ABANJ) is a 501 (c) (3) tax exempt, non profit organization that strives to provide and promote recreational and competitive sporting oppurtunities throughout the state of New Jersey to children and adults who are blind and visually impaired.
 
Since 1977, through the efforts of volunteers and the extraordinary support of New Jersey Lions Clubs, ABANJ has introduced hundreds of people to Goalball and Beep Baseball which are designed specifically for the blind and to a variety of other sports including track and field, power-lifting, swimming and judo.
 
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Latest New Update:

Three alpine skiers sweep at Nationals - Date posted to websuite - Saturday, March 29th 2014
Michelle Gizzi

March 28, 2014

Three alpine skiers end season with sweep of national championships

PARK CITY, Utah Ė Ralph Green, Staci Mannella and Laurie Stephens won back-to-back national titles as the U.S. Paralympics Alpine Skiing National Team wrapped up its season with the Huntsman NorAm Cup and the slalom and giant slalom national championships in Park City, Utah, March 25-28.

Fresh off of two bronze medals from the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games, Stephens (Wenham, Mass.) won the womenís sitting slalom and giant slalom national titles and NorAm slalom race. Sochi silver-medalist Alana Nichols (Farmington, N.M.) won the giant slalom NorAm race.

Green (Brooklyn, N.Y.) and Mannella swept all four races over the course of the week. Green was undefeated in the menís standing class, while Mannella (Randolph, N.J.) and guide Kim Seevers (Averill Park, N.Y.) took the womenís visually impaired races.

Three recently crowned Paralympic medalists added national titles to their lists of 2014 accolades. Heath Calhoun, who won super combined silver in Sochi, took the menís sitting giant slalom title. Two-time Paralympic bronze medalist Stephanie Jallen (Harding, Pa.) won the womenís standing giant slalom title, and 2014 downhill bronze medalist Allison Jones won the womenís standing slalom.

Other athletes winning national titles included: Jeffrey Peterson and guide Jason Wright (visually impaired giant slalom), Larry Martin and guide Steven Cole (visually impaired slalom) and Trey Humphrey (sitting slalom).

Complete results and more information are available at Paralympic.org.

For more information, please contact Katie Branham, U.S. Paralympics, at 719-866-3302 or Katie.Branham@usoc.org.

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