YOUNG CAPTURES TITLE AT REGIONAL MEET
As strongmen go, Pat Young, 41, doesn't quite look the part. But appearances can be deceiving. Get him in the weight room and this local KNIN Television employee goes from unassuming master control operator to super hero in about as much time as it takes him to buckle his half-inch-thick lifting belt. Young claimed the 165-pound Open class title and took second in the Master's division of the 2005 Rocky Mountain States Regional Powerlifting Championships, held May 7 in Pocatello. The St. Louis native's best performance came in the deadlift, in which he heaved 450 pounds of "dead" weight from the floor and stood erect with it long enough to seal the overall win. He recorded a 250-pound bench press and squatted 435 pounds earlier in the day for a total of 1,135 pounds. Still flying high from his performance, Young was back in the gym on Friday, reworking goals for the next meet. Young has epilepsy and suffered a major seizure in 2002, as well as a broken foot in 2003, two factors that affected his training and caused him to briefly consider retirement. Despite setbacks, however, he was able to win his weight class both years and has claimed the 165-pound title the last five years in a row. With the regional meet behind him, Young is now setting his sights on November's state meet, where he hopes to improve on his latest marks and return to his pre-Idaho glory. His best lifts include a 505-pound squat, 280-pound bench press and 500-pound deadlift, all recorded while participating in major USAPL-sanctioned (United States of America PowerLifting) meets in St. Louis and Chicago.
HAWKS GEARING UP FOR "FAN FEST"
After the unprecedented success of the inaugural event, the Boise Hawks and KTVB News Channel 7 are preparing for the second annual "Fan Fest" Saturday, May 21, from 12-5 p.m. Fan Fest is a chance for fans and the general public to visit Memorial Stadium in an "Open House" setting. Some highlights of the totally free day include: Kid's Clinic from 12:00-1:00 p.m., conducted by the Athletic Training Center; free Falls Brand hotdogs and Pepsi products; "Win a Bobblehead Night Contest" (one lucky fan will be immortalized with his/her own personal bobblehead to be handed out to the first 1,000 fans on Fan Appreciation Night September 3); batting practice on the field (open to kids and adults); and much more. Fan Fest will be followed by the 5A High School Championship game at Memorial Stadium. The first pitch will be thrown at 7 p.m. The Hawks open their 22nd season of Northwest League play at Memorial Stadium Sunday, June 26. The club has won six NWL Championships, the most recent banner coming in 2004. Ticket packages are on sale now for as little as $48.
For more information, call 322-5000 or log onto www.boisehawks.com.
Idaho Fish and Game
WIN THE HUNT OF A LIFETIME
A great chance for the hunt of a lifetime awaits winners in this year's Super Hunt drawings. If your name is drawn, you will have the privilege of participating in any open hunt in the state for the species you draw. That includes general hunts and controlled hunts. The special drawings began in 2004 with the purpose of raising money for the Access Yes! program. The name has been changed from Super Tag to Super Hunt but the real news is that the application fees have been reduced from last year. A single application is $4.95 in 2005, compared to $6.50 in 2004, and multiples of applications are also reduced in price. Applications for the first drawing must be received by May 31, with the drawing set for June 13. At that time, applications for tags will be drawn for eight elk, eight deer and eight antelope hunts as well as one moose hunt. One "Super Hunt Combo" application will be drawn that will entitle the winner to hunts for one each elk, deer, antelope and moose. A second drawing will be held August 15 when another "Super Hunt Combo" and applications for two elk, two deer and two antelope hunts along with one moose hunt will be drawn. The application period for the second drawing is June 1 through August 10. Super Hunt and Super Hunt Combo applications must be received at the Fish and Game headquarters office no later than May 31, for the first drawing. Applications received for the second drawing must be received at the IDFG headquarters office no later than August 10.
Q: Is there a way I can get more than one deer this year?
A: There are several ways that make harvesting a second deer in Idaho possible. The most common is applying for an extra tag. If you look at your big game rules brochure, you'll notice that some of the listed hunt areas are followed by an X. The tags available in these hunts are extra. If you draw one, you can use it in addition to your general season deer tag or a deer tag from another controlled hunt. The key is to apply for the extra tag separately from any other controlled hunt application. It is also possible to get a second deer by purchasing a leftover non-resident tag at the non-resident price, or by putting in for a depredation hunt.