Discovery Bay Olympians & Champions – Past & Present

CURRENT OLYMPIANS:

Tony Azevedo (DB) & Ryan Bailey – Water Polo – 2012 Olympics

Watch this month’s Olympics to see…. Water polo sensations Tony Azevedo and Ryan Bailey, who are going to their fourth Olympics.   After qualifying for the U.S.team, Azevedo and Bailey made Olympic history. The Olympic water polo event has never had a player compete in four different Olympics.

Tony Azevedo is Captain of the US Water Polo Team… follow his blog at http://www.tonyazevedo.com/tonys-blog/preparing-for-london/

PAST OLYMPIANS:

Mike Bruner – Olympic Swimmer, Gold Medalist (1976)

Bonny Warner: Olympic Luge & Bobsleigh (1980, 1984, 1988)

Charlie Tickner: Olympic Figure Skater, Bronze Medalist (1980)

Dagmar Hintnaus, Olympic Gymnastics (1972)

Jack Disney, Olympic Cyclist (1956, 1964, 1968)

WORLD CHAMPIONS & RECORD HOLDERS:

Janine Seaton – F2 World Champion Water Ski Racer 2003-2004, F2 World Silver Champion 2005-2006,USATeam World Champions 2007-2008

Teresa Wallace – Fastest Woman Barefoot Waterskier (107mph)

Scott Pellaton – Fastest Male Barefoot Waterskier (137mph)

Dawna Brice – Fastest Waterskiier (111mph)

Michael Temby & Scott Pellaton – Fastest Tandem Barefoot Water Skiiing

Jerry Kanawyer – Five-time National Barefoot Waterski Champion and current Open Mens Slalom and Mens 2 Barefoot Rick Record Holder

Chase Hazen – World Wakesurfing Champion in Men’s Surf Style (2012)

William “Bubba” Paris – Three time NFL Superbowl Champion  (SF 49ers)

NON-ATHLETIC WORLD CHAMPS & RECORD HOLDERS:

Lon Graditi – Vintage Boat Racing World Record Holder (deceased)

Town of Discovery Bay – World Record for Largest Raft-Up/Flotilla of Man-Powered Vessels (621)

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