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Interview with Matt Schaub  Trick-Shot Pool Star Steve Markle  WC's Pro Skaters


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The Press

From the Editor...

There’s no crying in baseball

Athletes don’t have flat feet

Publisher Dan Mathers Dan@thewcpress.com Advertising Manager Nick Vecchio Nick@thewcpress.com Copy Editor Kehan DeSousa kdesousa@thewcpress.com Columnists Chelsea Durning cdurning@thewcpress.com Kaela Mast kmast@thewcpress.com Jill McDevitt jmcdevitt@thewcpress.com Rory Musselman rmusselman@thewcpress.com Jennifer Ozgur jozgur@thewcpress.com Clare Haggerty chaggerty@thewcpress.com

I THINK AT SOME POINT every boy imagines he’s an athlete. Maybe it’s when he’s dunking Superman briefs into a laundry basket; maybe it’s his first base hit in tee-ball; maybe it’s after juggling a soccer ball five times… consecutively. For others it may occur routinely; it may be something they experience throughout their entire lives. Me? I think I probably peaked as a pre-teen. My last great athletic moment happened in Little League. I remember knocking a home run over the snack bar at Great Valley Little League and trotting round the bases like a conquering hero. We could well have been losing that game; I couldn’t have cared less. But, after failing to make the middle school baseball team, and riding the bench through seventh and eighth-grade football at Fugett, my hopes kinda puttered out. I found moderate success in club rugby at East (there wasn’t much competition for a starting position), and enjoyed four years full of massive concussions and dislocated joints. After earning the nickname “papier-mâché man,” I decided it was time to leave the athletic endeavors behind. But this issue’s not about people like me; it’s about people who’ve dedicated their lives to a singular desire achieved through strength, coordination and intelligence. It’s about continental champions, international stars and leaders who’ve reached the pinnacle of their profession, and they all have one thing in common: West Chester. There’s the pan-American wrestling champion and Olympic hopeful training at WCU who just so happens to be a woman. There are three skaters who got their break with a sponsorship from Fairman’s, who’ve gone on to lead impressive professional careers. There’s the WCU junior who’s a professionally ranked trick-shot pool player with more than a million viral views to his credit. And, of course, there’s Matt Schaub, the Pro-Bowl MVP and West Chester East grad. I’m not generally a sports enthusiast. I couldn’t tell you the Flyers first line or even begin to guess the Sixers record. Still, I find this issue exciting; it’s a small-town magazine with world-class talent, and not for the first time. What is a first for The WC Press is that I’m only minimally responsible for the finished product. Publishing this issue’s been just as much a team sport as any athletic endeavor. Without the help of Tom Boyd, there’d be no Matt Schaub interview. Without Luke Darigan, there’d be no pro skate photos. Without my high school friends Andrew Van and Chris Palmer, I’d have no one to author our two feature stories. Really, producing this issue has left me feeling like a ’90s-era Phil Jackson–I’ve surrounded myself with talented players and have learned to trust them to accomplish their objectives. I suppose the easy ending here would be declaring this issue a “home run,” suggesting the stories are a “slam dunk” or that we “knocked this one out of the park,” but I can’t find a way to reference sports without it seeming an awful cliché. So, I’ll say this: I remember feeling pretty pleased with myself as I rounded the bases after that booming, 250-foot homer I crushed as a 12-year-old, and while my athletic career went downhill from there, the production of this magazine has left me with a remarkably familiar feeling. –Dan Mathers

Interns Alexis DiGiovanni Paul Imburgia

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Our trimmed-down table of contents 13. Bartender of the Month 21. Owner of the Month 25. Meet Matt Schaub 31. A Better Under Armour 39. Trick-shot Pool

47. Dope Skate Photos 53. The Look 59. Local Talent 63. Makeover 67. Games

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Our favorite letter this month Hey guys, thanks for your support during our grand opening. There were so many individuals and businesses who helped us out that we owe a thank-you to the whole community of West Chester for welcoming us. Can we give a thank-you to the following businesses? Doc Magrogan's, Nonna’s, Zazen Nail Spa, Currie Hair Skin and Nail, Market Street Grill, Joseph Anthony Salon, The Ellie Rose Collection, Hannum’s Harley Davidson, Halladay Florist, Kildare's, Sue Kim Cleaners, Premier Fitness Center, and The Chamber of Commerce –Ashley Tischler, owner, Tish Boutique

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HOT DOG EATING CONTEST Photos Lexi DiGiovanni

Landmark Americana, The WC Press, WC Sports & Social, Bud Light and Roll Dogz hosted a tournament of gluttony

Nahder Zomorrodian–First Place Mike McDevitt–Second Place

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HOT DOG EATING CONTEST Photos Paul Imburgia

Landmark Americana, The WC Press, WC Sports & Social, Bud Light and Roll Dogz hosted a tournament of gluttony

The Roll Dogz Team

Alyssa Cannon, Dave Yori

Gabrielle Guamere, Jenny Vadas, Marissa Riback, Jess Lenton

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photos ADAM JONES

Bartender of the Month Devin Toner was absent-mindedly slicing fruit and prepping for his shift when we walked in at 4pm and put him on the spot for a chat about music, whiskey and Alibis How long have you been bartending? Ten years. And how long have you been here? Since it opened. Where else have you bartended? Conshohocken. North Carolina. The Main Line. Do you live in West Chester now? No. Well then, what brought you here? My general manager. Who’s that? Steve Spera And how’d he get you here? I worked with him before. He asked me to come here. Where was that? Mixx And where is Mixx? In Villanova Do you like it better here. Yeah. And why’s that? Shiiiiiit. Good people? This is going to be an boring-ass interview if you don’t start elaborating. I know. I’m just not a big talker. Just say…. Just say the vibe, the entertainment, my regulars and the clientele in general. What’s good about the clientele? Well, they’re not the type to order fancy drinks. Here I’m just pouring straight liquor, whereas at all the other bars where I’ve worked it was all martinis. See, you’re getting the hang of this. Well, I had just called Steve [Spera] when you guys showed up, and that’s when I found out I’d be doing this. I was like, “I’m bartender of the month? Great. I’d have gone tanning if somebody had told me!” Tanning, huh? Yeah. Gotta look good. Oh, and can you run at least one normal picture of me so the ladies don’t think I’m crazy?

Sure, but back to the interview. What’s the most common order here? For the girls, it’s vodka and something. You know, vodka and cranberry, vodka and soda. For the guys it’s PBR and pickle backs. Really? Why? You got me bro. I’m all about whiskey as much as the next guy, but Jesus… Well, what do you drink? Amstel Light and Fireball. If I’m feeling a little frisky, a slightly dirty Ketel on the rocks. Guess you missed out on the craft beer movement. Honestly, I don’t want flavor in my beer. I just want easy drinking to chase whatever straight shot I’m taking. At least you admit it’s flavorless. Oh, yeah. It’s the European Miller Lite. But, we do have lots of seasonal and craft beers here. You said you liked the entertainment, right? Yeah. I work Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday, and we have live music on Thursday and Saturday. We get some great bands coming through. Who’s your favorite? I don’t want to hurt anybody’s feelings. Ah, c’mon. I’m sure they can handle it. Fine. Probably Hot-D and Lost in Paris. Two pretty good names. Alibis is all about live music? We have great music, but it’s also an awesome sports bar. Want to talk about sports? Finally, something I know. Ok. Let’s talk sports, but, like, in terms of Alibis. Alright. Well, we have different specials for all Phillies games, and, depending on the night, we’ll show the game on our 12-foot HD screen. Plus, we put all the different games on all the other TVs. In conclusion, where do you see yourself in five years? On a beach on an island somewhere making cheesesteaks and cheeseburgers and renting jet skis and snorkels out of the same bodega. That’s the first question you didn’t hesitate to answer. Oh, and I almost forgot: I’ll be selling delicious beverages, too. I’ll see you there. WCP

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The Makeshift Chef Chelsea Durning is a cook by trade, and she’s not shy about sharing her wisdom with our readers IT'S SPRING TIME and you know what that means–tailgating! And, of the many important ingredients in any tailgate (beer, music, friends, etc), I'm a firm believer that the most important of all is the food, and that's where I come in. Here are some sure-fire recipes that will be a hit the next time you get together with your friends for the game.

Tortilla Chips 1 package flour tortillas (corn tortillas for gluten-free) 1/4- 1/3 cup canola/corn oil salt to taste Cut the tortillas into 8 equal pieces, like you would a pizza. In a large bowl toss the “chips”, oil and salt. Lay in a single layer on a sheet pan and bake at 350° until golden brown. To cool, take a sheet pan and line it with paper towels with a cooling rack over it and place the chips in a single layer to let the any excess oil drip off.

Buffalo Chicken Dip 1 package (8oz) cream cheese ½ cup hot sauce 8 oz roasted chicken, pulled apart (check for bones!) 1/3 cup Gorgonzola heese rumbles ¼ cup shredded cheddar 2 scallions/green onions, biased cut to taste, salt and pepper In a microwavable pie pan, spread the cream cheese across the bottom. In a separate bowl mix the chicken, sauce salt and pepper. Spread over top the cream cheese. Sprinkle the cheeses on top and microwave for 2-2 ½ minutes. Garnish with the green onions.

Taco Dip 1 package (8oz) cream cheese, room temperature 4 oz sour cream 2 tbsp taco seasoning 2 oz salsa shredded cheddar, for garnish In a medium-sized bowl, mix the cream cheese, sour cream, taco seasoning and salsa until well blended. Garnish with the shredded cheddar. cdurning@thewcpress.com

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PJ'S PATIO OPENING Photos Andrew Hutchins

St Patty's Day set the scene for the opening of PJ Whelihan's incredible new outdoor seating area

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PJ'S PATIO OPENING Photos Andrew Hutchins

St Patty's Day set the scene for the opening of PJ Whelihan's incredible new outdoor seating area

Tristian, Sebastian, Steve, Ryan, Kelly, Sara

Mark, Julianne, Dan, Sean

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Owner of the Month photo LUKE DARIGAN

As owner of West Chester Sports and Social Club, it’s Tim Horan’s job to ensure you’re having fun and staying active What’s your best sport? Baseball and softball are my best sports. I went to Phillies Phantasy Camp in 2009 and hit a single to left field off former Phillies pitcher Dickie Noles! What’s your worst sport? C’mon! I’m 5’4”! Do you have to ask? Basketball, of course. How many sports leagues do you host each year? We currently offer leagues for softball, volleyball, and cornhole. What’s the busiest league? Softball is our strongest sport, with more than 70 teams. We offer both coed and men’s leagues. How did you get into this job? In the fall of 1998 I registered as an individual player for coed touch football in Fairmount Park with the Philadelphia Sport and Social Club. As soon as I set foot on the field the first time, I immediately fell in love with the business. Within a few weeks I began working for the PSSC as a part-timer. In 2004 I was hired by the PSSC as its full-time director, and I bought the company with my business partner Dan Feeney in 2008. We created the West Chester Sport and Social Club in the spring of 2009. Why West Chester? I grew up in West Chester. After my father died in 2008, my wife Kelly and I purchased my childhood home on Country Lane in West Whiteland. Expanding our business to my hometown was a no-brainer! Who’s the best athlete to ever come through your leagues? Blaze Wasserleben! Blaze is Cheyney University’s QB and plays outfield in our men’s softball league. He’s ridiculously fast and plays every

game like it’s the seventh game of the World Series! He’s an absolutely fantastic athlete and a better person! Any standouts this year? I’ll go with teams here. Prestige Worldwide has won a few men’s softball league championships in a row. It may be three or four now. They’ll be good again, but a lot of teams want to knock them off. Do you do this full-time? I get asked this question, along with “What’s your real job?” all the time. Dan and I are 50/50 partners in the WCSSC and PSSC. We also own clubs in Lancaster, Allentown, and South Jersey. With more than 2,000 teams and 17,000 participants, there’s no way we could run our clubs part-time. What’s the average age of your competitors? Most of our players are 26-36 years old. However, we have some players who are right out of high school and college. We have some old dogs like me, too. I’ll be 45 in May. Do you play in any of your own leagues? I still play in our men’s softball league. I pitch, not so well, for the Wings team. How many WCSSC T-shirts do you currently own? You had to ask about T-shirts! We purchase more than 20,000 T-shirts a year for our leagues. I have a dozen or so WCSSC shirts and probably close to 100 sport and social club T-shirts. I keep them for historical purposes. Are there any leagues I can sign up for now? Registration for spring softball is open now at playwcsports.com. Registration for late spring/summer grass volleyball will be available online soon as well. You have the opportunity to play a pick-up game with any one sports figure, dead or alive. Who will it be? My dad! He was my absolute best friend and golf partner. One more round with my Pop would be pretty great to say the least. WCP

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Beyond Books & Booze Clare Haggerty is a WCU student who knows there’s much more to West Chester than drinking and studying I RECENTLY READ AN ARTICLE in The Quad, the WCU newspaper, about the new quiet signs that are going to be posted around West Chester. In the story, a student was quoted as saying, “The quiet signs will make me want to scream even louder. It’s going to take more than a sign and a fine to shut me up.” It really made me wonder if these signs were such a good decision. I’d be willing to bet that most people have heard something about the quiet signs, even if it’s just whispers. For those who don’t know what the big issue is, here are the facts: there are going to be 240 signs posted throughout West Chester serving as a notification that quiet hours for the borough are between 9pm and 7am, and lawbreakers will be paying $250, minimum. Despite being a student, I can see both sides. It must be infuriating to get up early for work on Friday after having found it impossible to sleep because too many raucous 20-somethings were out celebrating yet another Thirsty Thursday. Borough Council member John Manion actually referred to it as a “quality of life issue,” and I get that; I’m miserable when I don’t get nine hours. And, it’s not just about beauty sleep, because the quiet hours begin at 9pm. Clearly West Chester residents are looking for some peace during their waking hours, too. I can’t hold that against them either. Nothing makes me happier than just laying around in my dorm when I’m done for the day. That being said, some of the opposition to the signs is equally understandable. I talked to my roommate and another friend about it, and we all agreed that the quiet hours start too early. I realize that party people are often loud and annoying, particularly so when they’re keeping me awake, but a lot of people still haven’t even finished with their dinner reservations by 9pm. I think it would be more realistic if the quiet hours started at midnight instead, or even 11pm, because the residents who live near the business district surely expect a certain level of noise until that time in a college town anyway. Additionally, they’re taking a huge slice out of the yearly sign budget. The signs are going to be placed along 60 blocks of the most trafficked areas in West Chester and will cost more than $4,000, labor not included. To put that in perspective, the borough’s annual budget for signage is only $6,000. I hope we don’t need too much other sign work throughout the year. In all honesty, I’m afraid the quiet signs are going to end up a waste of money. Nothing’s more likely to make a rebellious student scream louder than an impossibly difficult to enforce sign telling them to shush. Moreover, I read on Facebook in WCU Confessions–a page where students anonymously post secrets related to WCU–that a guy has every intention of stealing as many of the signs as possible. I won’t be surprised if the signs do little to hush the party crowd but rather leave our sign budget more exhausted than a homeowner on Price Street. chaggerty@thewcpress.com For more on what residents are thinking, check out the first episode of WCTV at thewcpress.com/wctv.

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 Taking Charge: Schaub calls an audible against Buffalo  Rivals & Friends: (L-R) Rich Boyd, Matt Schaub and Anthony Verde  Best of the Best: Schaub hoists the 2009 Pro Bowl MVP trophy

Odds of being struck by lightning? 1:6,250 Odds of dating a super model? 1:89,000 Odds of a Royal Flush? 1:649,349 Odds you’ll be a starting quarterback in the NFL? 1:1,269,765 Odds you’ll become an NFL star and still be humble enough to consent to an interview with your hometown magazine? In the case of Houston Texans’ captain Matt Schaub, pretty darn good. Did you expect to become an NFL quarterback when you were at West Chester East? I did not expect to be an NFL QB. Yes, it was a dream, and it was something I aspired to be, but it wasn’t until my junior year at the University of Virginia that it seemed that dream might become a reality. What is the most stereotypically Texan thing you’ve done since moving to Houston? Of course I have a few pair of boots, and a hat. I go to the rodeo here in town every year, which is three weeks of concerts, rodeo events, carnivals, all kinds of things for families to do. It’s a blast. Who’s a better coach: Coach Carroll (West Chester East) or Gary Kubiak (Houston Texans)? That’s a tough one. Both are equally great. It’s just that, as far as high school goes, having a man like Joe Carroll as your coach means you learn so much more than football. You learn discipline, accountability and what it takes to be a man through football, as well as what it takes to be a good human being–so many of the things that lay the foundation for you to be successful as an adult. And I carried all those things with me into the NFL. Gary Kubiak does those same things, but once you’re in the NFL it is expected of you to act and be a professional. You do not have time to develop into that, especially at the QB position. But to be around a coach that has the track record of Coach Kubiak is awesome. As a former player, he respects so

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much of what we do and demands a lot out of us, but as players you love that. He is the type of coach you want to go to war for. Who gets made fun of more in the locker room: kickers or punters? Or, are we just way out in left field with this guess? They both do equally. They are in the same category! Who is the best athlete you’ve ever seen on a football field? Being in the NFL now for 10 years, I have seen a ton of incredible athletes, some of the best in the world across all sports. To see some lineman at 330lbs move so easily and fluidly is unique. To see DBs backpedal and change directions to run with wide receivers, without knowing where their routes are going, is amazing. But I would have to say in his prime, in Atlanta, when I backed up Michael Vick, he was the most athletic, because he made it look so easy. He never seemed to be going 100%, but he would make people miss and run away from guys so easily. What’s the biggest difference between Eagles fans and Texans fans? They are two very passionate fan bases–they love their football. So, there aren’t too many differences, other than Texans fans won’t be throwing anything at players on the field! What’s your favorite part about coming back to West Chester? Seeing my sister, Lindsay, and visiting friends. Also, to see how much the town has changed since 1999 when I graduated from East. WCP


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20-Something Dating Kaela Mast starts over with a new boy and a new relationship, as though it were the start of a new season ALL NEW RELATIONSHIPS ARE like the start of a new sports team’s season. Think about it. The most important thing anyone can do in a relationship is communicate–which for about 90% of sports can help you win or lose a game. So that’s why when I started dating my new boyfriend I thought it was so important we talked every day, and talked a LOT every day. I mean, I’m the kind of girlfriend that wants to know the play-byplay without actually asking. I want to have my boyfriend just tell me these things. Luckily, this guy does. Still, there was one moment this past month when, just when I thought we were safely in for a win, everything turned south. I can be pretty jealous. I have been since my very first middle school relationship, where my boyfriend left me for one of my best friends. I think that’s where my complex about dating men who cheated on me or left me almost immediately for another girl began. Luckily, I managed to leave that trend in the past. But then my current boyfriend told me that he was attempting to remain friends with a girl he dated more than two years ago. My first thought was, “Sure, go for it!” For the most part, no matter how wronged I have been, I almost always mend my past relationships and remain friends with my exes. I didn’t think there was anything weird about him being friends with his ex. But that changed real quick. No, he didn’t cheat on me. He’s not that kind of guy. She just started talking to him—all—the— time. When he wouldn’t respond, she would send these crazy messages about being miserable and unloved. My boyfriend’s a nice guy. He doesn’t even have to know a person, let alone care about them, in order for him to be nice to them—especially if they’re not doing so hot. I guess his niceness was taken the wrong way, because soon enough message after message started coming in about how she missed him and wanted to be with him. I doubt you’ll find me unreasonable when I say that’s where I drew the line. It was that make-or-break moment of the game where some might sit back and let the situation unfold, but a winner wants the ball in their hands. I was ready to LeBron James this situation. I put my foot down. I made my voice heard so we could push ahead in our relationship and continue to sink shots instead of letting someone else come from behind and take my lead. Being jealous isn’t something I’m proud of, but this was a moment where I wanted to take a victory lap around the gym and just brag about the trophy I get to come home to every night. Maybe my team won’t win the championship this year, but I’m going to see to it that we’re in contention. I’m going to put all my effort into making it work, and I hope my teammate will match this effort. kmast@thewcpress.com

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Story Andrew Van

TAKE ONE LAST LOOK AT MYSELF in the mirror wearing my new brown shirt before lying down on the bench. The music blaring through my headphones pumps me up for my first set. My fingers wrap around the bar, and I take a deep breath. “One, two.” I whisper the rep count to myself. “Three, four.” My heart rate picks up. “Five, Six.” I begin to struggle as the strength evaporates from my body. “Seven, Eight.” Set complete. I’m out of gas and breathing harder now as I re-rack the bar, but before I can even sit up, someone stands over me with a puzzled expression. As I take my headphones off he says, “Dude, your shirt is glowing.” I sit up to take look in the mirror, and he’s right. My pecs and triceps are glowing bright, neon orange. No, I’m not radioactive, I’m wearing a shirt from Radiate Athletics.

I consider myself a fairly reserved individual, so it was initially unsettling to have people looking at me in the gym. I couldn’t blame them for the curiosity. I suppose many of those on-lookers were just like me; they had never seen a shirt change colors. During my first session with the shirt, I must have been wearing an inviting expression because I received a number of questions, most of which I couldn’t answer: How does it work?; What colors are available? The problem was that whenever I stopped to answer a question, the neon slowly faded from my shirt. I wasn’t working hard, and my body’s heat signature was dropping. It was my cue to get back to work, so I put on my best angry face to deter further questions and

tried to get back that glow. This was my first experience with earning my colors. It’s a cool concept: the shirt senses body heat and will change color as your temperature rises. When at rest, the shirt keeps its base color, but as you start working and your body temperature rises, the shirt takes on its neon color. It’s incredibly useful when in the gym, because that color change is localized to the muscle groups you’re working out. So, when I picked up a pair of dumbbells and started to curl, my biceps went from a brown to neon orange. After I had a prolonged rest, the neon color around my biceps faded back to brown.

The color-change technology isn’t just for style (although I found I liked myself better in neon orange than brown); it serves a purpose to help you through your workout. My shirt was acting as a personal trainer. Obviously it didn’t tell me which exercises to do, and it didn’t set up a nutrition plan, but when you take a look at yourself in the mirror, you’ll know how hard you’ve been working and what muscle groups you’re neglecting. When you’re active, the shirt lights up like it’s saying, “Keep it up, keep up the effort!” And, when that neon fades and your shirt returns to its base color, you can hear it screaming, “Stop slacking off!” I found myself constantly pushing to retain that neon glow. It was a challenge I couldn’t resist and a goal I had to achieve. That’s the whole point–the shirt was motivating me throughout my entire workout. It’s easy to tell yourself that you’re working hard enough or that it’s okay to slack a little because you’re tired, but the colors don’t lie. Radiate Athletics is that honest friend telling you to suck it up and pushing you when you’re not feeling motivated. 

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Photos Adam Jones Radiate co-founders (L-R) Kenneth Crockett Jr and Jared Casey

The shirt itself had the same feel of other workout shirts, like those from Under Armour or Nike. It still wicks away sweat, dries quickly, keeps you cool, and feels incredibly comfortable. The sizing is very comfortable and available in styles for both men and women, because the shirts are designed to fit the contour of your body for a better feel than a regular shirt. It’s also the best way to monitor the heat your muscles are giving off. The color-change technology found in the shirt uses eco-friendly dyes developed by NASA. When heated, the dyes light up, allowing the wearer to see his or her body’s heat signature. It’s accurate enough that it won’t heat up when you’re just wearing it around and only gives off its distinctive glow when you’re training. A higher heat signature means you’re working hard and burning calories. Really, it’s a pretty advanced piece of tech, which led me to believe that Radiate Athletics had been founded by some nerds out of MIT or Stanford. I was pleasantly surprised to find out that the co-founders, Kenneth Crockett Jr and Jared Casey, are both West Chester University Business major alums. They’re also the only two people running Radiate Athletics.

So far Radiate Athletics has been incredibly popular for the two-man operation of Crockett Jr. and Casey, so they’re struggling to keep up with the demand. But that doesn’t stop them from thinking about the future. They’ve already got plans for expanding their product line with new designs and cold-weather gear, but as Radiate Athletics continues to grow, they’re committed to the town where it all started. Crocket Jr. and Casey are both from the area, and they founded the company in the same town where they attended college. They have a deep belief that it’s not only important to keep the root of this company in America, but in West Chester as well. It’s nice to know that all the printing and dying is done here and as the company grows, they will continue to hire locally. Since the technology is patent-pending, it stays with Radiate Athletics, and the growth potential for the company is tremendous. After wearing the shirt for about a week, I can say there’s really nothing not to like about it. It has the same feel of common workout shirts, but gives you the extra feature of changing colors to let you know your body is heating up, burning calories, and keeping you motivated. It’s also a hometown product. Honestly, my only negative experience was the added attention I garnered from strangers interrupting my workout. So I guess my hope is that, one day Radiate Athletics will be a common enough name that explaining my colorchanging shirt will be as necessary as explaining the swoosh on my sneakers. Until then I’ll have to keep working on my angry face. WCP

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Steve Markle lined up seven balls on the pool table. Two on the near end, three in the center, and two on the far end. Each was placed with delicate precision on a particular spot of the bright green felt. Markle then stood behind the table and explained the shot: except for the cue ball, which was in the center of the mid-table cluster, each ball would enter a pocket in a particular order. He leaned over and fired. Five balls fell where they were supposed to. The cue ball rattled around the tabletop, as expected. But one ball missed. Markle was not pleased. He walked around the table, grabbing four more balls from the repository underneath. It was time for redemption with a different shot. Again, Markle placed the balls with care, this time in a line next to a side pocket. He gently maneuvered them to make sure

they were in the correct location. Then he moved around the table and lined up the cue ball. This time, he said, one strike of the cue would knock all four balls into different pockets. He leaned over, aimed and ripped. Three went in. One missed. “I’m one ball off today,” he said, a hint of unease in his voice as he circled the table again to reload. Steve Markle isn’t usually one ball off. While most 21-year olds would be satisfied knocking pool balls around in a bar while downing Coors Light, Markle, a West Chester University senior, is a professionally-ranked trick-shot player. He’s been competing in pro events since he was 16 years old, and after placing third in the US Artistic Pool Open over the summer, he moved up to number nine in the world. 

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He’s recorded a series of YouTube clips that display some of his showiest tricks: in one shot, the cue ball swerves around his 95-pound chocolate lab, who is panting and laying on the table. In another, after smashing the ball off a rail and having it leap back toward him, he calmly bounces the flying ball off of his knee, then kicks it back onto the table, pocketing a ball sitting near a corner. He blasts ten balls into the same pocket in less than five seconds, and generally makes everything on the table look as if it’s controlled by magnetic force. He’s traveled the world, playing tournaments in places like China and Las Vegas. He’s been helicoptered into private parties for demonstrations, played in front of 2,000 people at Archbishop Ryan (his alma mater), and been asked to appear on TV shows like Bar Rescue (a scheduling conflict prevented him from attending, he said). But the first two shots he demonstrated for me, at the West Chester Billiards Club on Gay Street, fell one ball short. This did not sit well with him. “Man, this is getting embarrassing,” he lamented, as he reached under the table to reload for another shot. Markle never imagined his trick-shot habit growing to professional heights. The obsession began when he was 13 years old at the Irish Rover Bar and Grill in Penndel, Bucks County. Playing pool with his dad, Markle missed a long bank shot, and one of his dad’s friends came over and showed him how to make it, he said. He was mesmerized. Soon afterwards, he began hanging out at his friend Jordan’s house nearly every day after school, practicing shots and learning the basics of how to contort the balls on the table. His life consisted of school, homework and pool, and soon, the two friends began looking up grainy trick-shot videos on YouTube, attempting to mimic what they witnessed online. “We were hardcore into it,” he said. Eventually, he convinced his parents to buy a pool table for their own house, but it wasn’t exactly a classic: the table he got for Christmas in 2007 was from K-Mart. But he kept practicing, and eventually, in 2008, at age 16, he entered his first trick-shot tournament, an open event in Parsip-

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pany, NJ. He had perfected a variety of shots by then, but he said he was not at all prepared to pull them off in front of a crowd. “I was like, ‘What the hell am I doing?’” he recalls thinking at the time. “I’m a 16-year old from Bensalem; what am I doing here?” He placed 9th out of 10 at the tournament. He went back to his basement to resume practicing, reloading balls onto the table over and over again. His parents eventually upgraded from the K-Mart table, and Markle continued trying to improve his shots, taking routines he had perfected and then adding on to make them more difficult. This methodical, disciplined approach was evident after Markle missed the first two shots he showed me. Following a few more unsuccessful attempts, he lined up another shot and explained how he would correct himself if he missed. First he placed three balls against a side rail, aligning them next to a marker on the side of the table. Then he took the cue ball, and placed that on another rail, lining it up in relation to a marker as well. Finally, he aimed his cue using the markers along the tableside, not the placement of the balls. That was the key to the shot, he said. He crouched down and let rip. The three balls were supposed to careen into pockets, but one missed. So he collected the balls, set them up again, and this time, moved his cue a few inches to the left. He missed again. After another quick set-up, he re-calibrated slightly, pulled back and released. All three balls flew into their desired pockets. Bingo. He lined the shot up again and fired, aiming at the same spot. Success again. That’s what it takes, he explained. Constant refinement until you can’t miss. “Pool is all about position play,” he said. “It might take me 25 times to get it, but once I get it, it’s going to go in.” That’s why he’ll practice for four hours before a tournament. Why he spent almost every day after school perfecting his craft. Why, at times, he says almost 60 percent of his waking hours  are dedicated to perfecting his shots. “It’s all about adjustments,”


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he said. He’s come a long way since that first tournament in Parsippany. As a top-10 player in the world, he hopes to perform well enough on the summer circuit to be asked to play for the United States in this year’s World Cup of Trick-shots, televised on ESPN. His YouTube clips have been viewed hundreds of thousands of times. And while trick-shot pool probably isn’t lucrative enough to become a full-time career after graduation, it can become a nice side business for him, he said. His next pro event is the Masters Trick-shot Championship in Edison, NJ, in early April, and Markle says he’s been devising a game plan to walk away with a victory. In addition to hours of practice, he has a “shot book,” with diagrams of different shots and scouting reports of some of the world’s other top players. “I’ve never been more driven to be good,” he said.

By the end of our interview, Markle’s early-session rust had worn off; now he couldn’t miss. He set up shot after shot, making each on his first attempt. He made it look easy. I asked whether he still got excited when he got on a roll like this. He shrugged. “I don’t really get pumped up,” he said. “At this point I’m just used to making it.” One of his last shots of the afternoon was one of the most difficult: the cue had to smash into three balls and pocket them, then curl around a wall of balls and knock another one into a different pocket. No one could blame him for missing; he’d been dealing with me all afternoon, rather than concentrating on pool, and this was an exceedingly difficult shot. But on his first attempt, Markle lined up, fired, and made it. So much for being one ball off. WCP

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A Healthy Lifestyle Rory Musselman is a personal trainer and membership director at Mitch’s Gym who holds a Masters in Sports Management SPORTS, AS DEFINED BY Wiktionary, are all forms of competitive physical activity which, through casual or organized participation, aim to use, maintain or improve physical ability and provide entertainment to participants. Sport helps to promote commitment, discipline, self-worth, achievement, and with many sports, a team mentality that will serve a young man or woman the rest of their lives. As a college swimmer, I learned that at the very core of sport is an idea that physical activity promotes better performance. I pushed myself to succeed by working out harder than ever before. I swam competitively to reach a goal, to win that next race and to beat my personal best times. Looking back now I succeeded, not by setting personal best times in all my races and earning a varsity letter, but by improving my quality of life. I learned that in sports, exercise will allow you to maintain a degree of physical fitness that will make you more competitive but also more capable in the world outside athletics. Every day I reach out to help people of all ages and levels of physical ability. My goal with every individual is simply to help them, through exercise, to be able to do a little more today than the day before. Some people have office jobs that primarily have them sitting all day at a desk and others have jobs, such as a state trooper, whereby their own safety and their effectiveness on the job relies on their fitness level. The trooper may be able to bench press 225lbs fifteen times and run a five-minute mile. The business person stuck behind a desk all day may only be able to lift 95 lbs fifteen times and would rather take the bus than to try to run a mile. However, they both may have the same underlying goal: to be more fit and healthy today than yesterday, because improving fitness is crucial to a healthy lifestyle. To maintain a performance level, to run faster, to get stronger, to look better, to lose a few pounds: these are all goals based in the same training principles found in sports. The top athletes exercise to become more competitive in their respective sport. Pushing yourself with effective, consistent cardiovascular and weight-bearing exercises allows you to start the process of becoming healthier. Both you and the top sporting athletes’ goals really are the same: to become physically stronger and improve on everyday performance and health levels. So whether you’ve been a competitive athlete at any level or even if you’re just someone who’s sat on the sidelines and watched, it should be clear that when an athlete pushes themselves to compete they are attempting to win by being a healthier individual than their opponent. It takes a commitment to physical activity, practice, consistency and a desire to better yourself to become a healthier person. So get up off your butt, start exercising, and compete to win in what is undoubtedly the most important sporting event you’ve already entered... Life. rmusselman@thewcpress.com

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West Chester has long been a skateboarding hub, thanks in large part to Fairman’s. The skate shop has been creating opportunities for up-andcoming skaters since Dave Fairman established the brand in 1977. In the following pages we highlight a few of the Fairman’s pros who’ve gone on to make a massive impact on the scene... First up is Andrew Cannon who graduated from West Chester East High School in 2004 and headed off to Arizona State University where he attained a bachelor’s degree in education. After graduation, Cannon returned to skating full-time, and he’s now also the event announcer for Dew Tours and the color commentator for contests across the country. He is currently sponsored by World Industries, Theeve Trucks, Heavy Wheels, and Dakine in addition to Fairman’s, who have sponsored him since he was a teenager. Photo Luke Darigan

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The Look

Nich keeps you ahead of the fashion curve with two of this month’s best looks

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Outfit #1 Galaxy Leggings by Pixie Dust $20, Lace Bralette by YA $22, Sheer Button-down Shirt by Pixie Dust $36, Blue & Gold Triangles Necklace $22 Outfit #2 Aztec Leggings by Pixie Dust $20, DIY Tee by Nich $28, Bandeau by Anemone $10, Crochet Classics by TOMS $60, Ivory Squiggle bracelets $24, Helms Triple Bangles $20, Cheyney Bracelet $12, America! Sunglasses $10

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But what if you don’t want to tone it down? How about some Aztec print leggings paired with a one-of-a-kind DIY tee, made with love by the girls from Nich. Add a pair of crochet TOMS and shades, and tada! A casual and cool spring look perfect for a music festival out in the sun! We’re not saying do away with your black leggings, but we are saying give printed leggings a shot. Stay safe or go bold on top to show off how edgy and fun you really are. Even on those chubby days, we don’t have to forgo fashion for the comfort of leggings. We can have it all. WCP

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Children In Tow Jennifer Ozgur is a mother, wife and teacher who still finds time to get out and about with the family IT’S WITH A SIGH OF RELIEF that I bid adieu to Old Man Winter. He may not have dumped much snow on us, but I’m not going to miss those icy gusts of wind that seemed to rip me in half as I walked to my car through the frigid, early morning darkness. Now that warmer weather’s upon us, I’m looking forward to getting back into a regular running routine. I used to have one, you know, but this little thing called pregnancy had the nerve to cut into my 10Ks. And, after a completely natural childbirth, I had enough of an adrenaline high to last a few months. By the time that wore off, autumn was long gone, and I do NOT run in the cold. I mentioned in my first column that I had just moved out of the borough. That was a year ago. While I enjoy our new home, one of the things I miss dearly is training in the borough. Living in town for almost twenty years, I developed running routes for specific purposes or moods. I called my all-purpose run The Donut Loop. Wherever I happened to be living at the time, I’d run the entirety of Market and Gay Streets from one end to the other. It was easy to augment, depending upon my energy level and time constraints, and it never got boring, because I’d always look forward to checking out the vibe of the people in town. Plus the smells of the food kept me motivated: garlic, steak, fried chicken and Dunkin’. When I was in the mood for some ruthless self-punishment, I’d hit my hill course. Meandering around, hither and yon, I’d work in some of the borough’s steepest: East Ashbridge, a little piece of North Everhart by the Colonial Mews, and North New, beyond the golf course. And then there was the fallback plan–running around the university. It wasn’t the most dynamic of runs, but it was a mindless square with some nice inclines. Four times around is about a 5K. The best part about it was the safety factor: heavily populated, well-lit, with a strong public safety presence in the middle of the campus–perfect for a lone female runner. You may have noticed that my past three paragraphs have been in past tense, but I plan to change that. It seems my daughter has picked up her mother’s penchant for pavement, and she begs me to take her along whenever I suit up. We’ve been on school tracks many times, but I think she’s ready to train on the open road this season. I plan to make it some of our “girl time” together. We’ll get into the car, drive into town and decide what loop we’ll discover together. She’s eight, so I’m going to start simple–maybe Marshall Square. It’s not too overwhelming, both in size and difficulty, and if we need to break it up, there’s the playground. So if you see us getting into our spring training routine, be sure to yell out, “Go, Iris!” It’ll give us something to talk about on our drive back home. jozgur@thewcpress.com

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Local Talent

Showcasing the awesome talent in the community of West Chester

Get to know Kim Spiegel, the fourtime national champion and Olympic hopeful on the WCU wrestling team What can you tell us about yourself as a wrestler? I have been wrestling for the past six years. So far I have four national titles, and I’ve won medals at the cadet Pan-Am [combined North, South and Central American U-16 tournament]. I’ve traveled to Austria, the Czech Republic and one of the Olympic training centers in Marquette, Michigan to train. I’ve traveled to Canada, Brazil and Nicaragua to compete. Currently I compete with the West Chester University Wrestling Club–it’s a part of the National Collegiate Wrestling Association. I’m part of the team, and I represent the team when I travel, but I can’t wrestle in the same tournaments as they do, mainly due to the lack of women in other clubs. Initially, what got you into wrestling? I wasn’t good at basketball [laughs]. My brother wrestled, and I had always had an interest, so I finally went for it in my freshmen year of high school. What challenges have you faced while competing as a wrestler? When I was on the men’s team in high school, I wasn’t as strong or as quick as the rest of them. It made me feel really insignificant when I didn’t win, especially if I needed to win for team points. I felt like I wasn’t doing my part to be on everyone else’s level. But it just pushed me to work harder, and when I started wrestling women I had win, after win, after win. In the women’s scene, you end up wrestling a lot of your best friends. When you think about it, it’s kind of heartbreaking, but I may have to wrestle and beat my friends for an Olympic spot or if national titles are on the line. But it’s what I’ve got to do. What would you say it takes to be a female wrestler? A little

bit of insanity? A lot of hope, a lot of drive, a lot of courage; it’s rough. Especially in the higher levels, you just have to have that drive. Where do you find that drive in yourself? Everybody goes through their own slumps in the sport. I’ve been through some pretty major ones. You just have to go out there and compete, and for me that drive is winning. For a lot of people it’s winning. But where wrestling has taken me and who I’ve met because of it, that’s what really motivates me to do better. It’s kind of like wanting to “level up”–no matter where you are, it’s never good enough. How far have you come as a wrestler? I’ve gone far. Unfortunately there were a series of injuries that took me out for about two years. I had shoulder surgery and three concussions, so I’m not as far along as I would like to be. But I certainly did not have four national titles when I started out, so I think I’ve come pretty far. What’s it like meeting and competing with wrestlers in foreign countries? It’s kind of cool, actually. The first time I traveled to Europe I was rooming with another American girl and two girls from the Czech Republic. One of them didn’t speak English well, but all four of us became close, and we still speak today, or at least try to speak [laughs]. It taught me how to communicate with other people. What are some things that you’ve taken away from wrestling? It’s taught me about travel, and it’s taught me more about the world, what’s really out there. It’s not just “the grind”—it’s taking everything else in. It’s taught me to communicate and get along with other people. Wrestling’s given me a sense of perseverance, and that translates to schoolwork too, getting through assignments. What are some upcoming events for West Chester University Wrestling? In April we will be at the US Open, which is in Las Vegas. In May I have a shot at winning the Junior World Team Trials, and I’ve only ever placed second there. This year I’d like to win. WCP

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Three-Letter Word Dr. Jill McDevitt is the proprietor of Feminique and the only person in the world with three degrees in sex BASEBALL METAPHORS HAVE been in usage since the 1930s as a way to discreetly refer to sexual activity. Mostly everyone agrees that first base is a euphemism for kissing, and a home run is “going all the way,” or sexual intercourse. In time the meanings have evolved and can be completely different not only between generations, but also between geographical areas. It’s as if every school has their own version. That’s what’s dangerous about euphemisms–the definitions haven’t been codified and agreed on. So if Sally says, “Tommy and I went behind the gym after school and got to third base,” no one can be sure what that means. And if Sally and Tommy have different definitions of third base, it gets extra dicey. But such cultural variation in meaning between generations and parts of the country is what makes this topic so interesting for linguists (and sexologists!) to study. Outside the standard “Rounding the Bases” metaphor, here are some other interesting applications: Going To Bat–making an attempt at a sexual encounter Inside the Park Home Run–orgasm without intercourse Game Called On Account of Rain–interrupted by parents Thrown Out At Home Plate–premature ejaculation Strike Out–not getting anywhere, but not for a lack of trying Line Drive–one night stand Playing For the Other Team–he or she is gay Playing Catch–holding hands Forgot the Catcher’s Mitt–neglected to bring protection. Error–Condom breaks during sex Pine Tar–Lube Relief Pitcher–vibrator Rookie–virgin Clearly there is much this model lacks, so a colleague of mine, Al Vernacchio, proposed we retire the baseball metaphor for sex and replace it with a new one: pizza. To paraphrase him closely, he argues that in baseball, you have two opposing teams, an offense and a defense. We’re not playing with each other but rather against each other, and there is no talking about it because everyone knows the rules of baseball. You just get in there and play. But pizza night starts with a conversation. “How do you feel about an anchovy pizza from Mario’s?” “No, I don’t like anchovies; let’s do half mushroom from Joe’s. It’s my favorite place.” And even if you’ve been eating pizza with someone for years, you don’t automatically order it for them–you ask them what kind they want. Baseball is goal oriented. Everyone wants to get to home and score, every time. No one gets to second base and says, “I really enjoy it here, I think I’ll stay.” With pizza there is no order or regimen. You can eat it a million different ways, and it’s all based on what you like. In baseball there is always a winner. That means there always has to be a loser. With pizza, there is no winning or losing. Everyone gets to enjoy it. jmcdevitt@thewcpress.com

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Salon Chemistry cuts and colors what is undoubtedly one of the freshest looks we’ve ever seen

MILY’S HAIR WAS STRESSED, damaged and over-processed. So before we started, we had to strip the hair with non-ammonia bleach, all the way down to the scalp, to remove any residue from previous colors. That gave us a good base to work from.

Opaque colors are very in right now, especially shades of lavender, so we started at the bottom and applied an opaque purple. The top half, on her blonde hair, we filled with a clear coat. For the cut, we cut off all the dead ends to clean up the hair. Then we went for an

asymmetrical cut to accentuate Emily’s facial structure. To rejuvenate her hair, we used Young Again oil by Kevin Murphy, and then finished it off with a blow dry on low heat for shape and just the slightest bit of pomade to refine the tips. WCP

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Pump Up Music DJ Romeo curates a list of songs that will get you fired up for any sporting event EVERYONE MY AGE OWNED A Jock Jams album, so we all know how some songs just go hand-in-hand with sports. Music can get fans fired up during a game. Without a doubt, one of the most important jobs at any sporting event is the DJ. The right music played at the right time over the house system inspires fans to clap, stomp and fist-pump their way to victory. Played at the right time, the following sports anthems are guaranteed to elevate any fan’s blood pressure.

“This one’s for you, Caroline.”

Queen–“We Will Rock You” & “We Are the Champions” Ozzy Osbourne–“Crazy Train” Europe–“Final Coutdown” Rolling Stones–“Start me up” AC/DC–“Hells Bells” & “Thunderstruck” Survivor–“Eye of the Tiger” Blur–“Song 2” White Stripes–“Seven Nation Army” The Alan Parsons Project–“Sirius” Ramones–“Blitzkrieg Bop” Metallica–“Enter Sandman” Darude–“Sandstorm” Eminem–“Lose Yourself ” Zombie Nation–“Kernkraft 400” 2 Unlimited–“Get Ready for This” Scooter–“Maria (I Like it Loud)” House of Pain–“Jump Around” Republica–“Ready to Go” Styx–“Renegade” Gary Glitter–“Rock and Roll (Part 2)” romeo@thewcpress.com

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Name That Film

Below you’ll find eight icons representing eight iconic films. Some are pretty straight-forward, some a bit more obscure. Think you can name them all? If so, email your answers to contests@thewcpress.com for your chance to win prizes.

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WE ARE PROUD TO OFFER UP A print version of everyone’s favorite bar game... and you won’t have to pay 50 cents. You can actually WIN money. Compare the two photos at right. They may look the same, but there are seven subtle differences between the two. Find those seven differences and identify the items that have been changed. Then send an email to contests@thewcpress.com listing those items. You’ll be entered to win a $25 gift card to a local business. Winners will be chosen at random, and their name will be posted to Facebook along with the solution at the end of the month. So make sure to like us and follow along if you want to play. Enjoy!

It’s baseball season! Can you spot seven differences in this photo of the WCU Golden Rams?

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