Member Spotlight

by Sarah Markey, March 23, 2016

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The road to Rio was paved with fueling advice from CPSDA members! Read these messages from sports dietitians who played role in getting athletes ready for the games. 

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Lauren Link, RD, CSSD, Director of Sports Nutrition Purdue University Athletics and Christine Steinmetz, MS, RD, CSSD, Sports Dietitian, Purdue University Athletics


Kristen Gravani, MS, RD, LD, Director of Sports Nutrition,
Stanford University

CPSDA Secretary and Membership Chair Rob Skinner shares his experience fueling Team USA Boxing, Wrestling, Judo, Tae Kwon Do, Fencing, Diving and Men’s Gymnastics at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio. With his permission, we’ve reposted images and captions from his Facebook page.

August 22: Packing up and sending teams off. Two days left.

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August 21: The last day of Olympic competitions. Raining tears of joy and sadness that the 2016 games will be over tonight.

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Boxing and wrestling end the 2016 Olympic games with two Gold medals.

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August 18th: Boxing weigh-in and a win, wrestling matches and weigh in, USA House for Nico and hanging with gymnastics and diving.

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August 16th: 2 boxing matches, 1 medal, run to wrestling weigh-in, and saying goodbye to Meredith Price.

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The USOC said goodbye today to this sports dietitian rockstar (Meredith Price). We know she will do great things at UW.

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August 15th: Boxing weigh-in, Greco’s last day.
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August 14th: Boxing weigh-in and 2 wins. Greco weigh-in and competitions.

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August 12th: Boxing brings home a Bronze and Wrestling planning meeting for now until the end of the games.

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August 11th: Congrats Kayla Harrison – 2 time Olympic Gold medalist

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Ran into Chef Jake from Chobani yesterday at our High Performace Training Center. Always great to catch up and he brought us some new flavors. 

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August 9th: 

Always a great day when a team gets hardware. Congrats to Travis Stevens, Olympic Judo Silver Medalist.

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Boxing weigh in, bus rides, Judo matches, Boxing match and Judo weigh-in

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August 8th: Judo competition

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August 6: Boxing weigh-in morning. Met my Columbian counterpart. Two boxing wins, boxing practice, judo weigh-in, dinner and prep for tomorrow. 

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August 5th: The Olympic Games Open Today! Cheer on all of Team USA Olympic Athletes.

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August 4th: Judo workouts – Thanks to Sports Dietitian Liz Fusco for all her work in Rio.

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July 30th: First Village Workout

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July 29th: Off to the Olympic Village

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July 25th: Worked all night to unload gear and set-up for morning workouts

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July 23rd: Workouts with Team USA Boxing

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July 21st: First morning workout in Rio

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