Bucks shooting guard and small forward Khris Middleton has worked
long and hard to be where he is today: successful NBA star who
joined teammate Giannis Antetokounmpo at last month’s All-Star game;
one of just three Milwaukee Bucks in history who have made it to
the Mountain Dew Three-Point Contest multiple times;
award-winning philanthropist and all around kindhearted, humble
Hailing from Delafield, Alex Rigsby, goaltender of the
U.S. women’s national ice hockey team, notes that bonds
forged with teammates can be everlasting.
Talk: Jake and Alaina Bresette of Lake Effect Surf Shop
day, Jake Bresette gets the weather report from the
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
and posts Lake Michigan water conditions on the front
door of Lake Effect Surf Shop. Bresette’s shop partner
is his wife, Alaina, who is also an outdoor sports fan.
The couple has a baby girl, Rory.
Minutes With: Alvaro Garcia-Velez
Milwaukee Kickers Soccer Club was
born in the late 1960s with four youth teams, one adult team and
a total of 78 players. Since then, the organization has grown to
more than 8,500 members between ages 3 and 18 representing 15
regions in southeastern Wisconsin.
The NBA’s Rookie of the Year talks
family, philanthropy and advancing to the Eastern Conference
Things With No. 10
A Menomonee Falls native bikes
16,000 miles to raise awareness for how poverty impacts
education — and learns a great deal about herself and humanity
along the way.
Minutes With: Tonieh Welland
Welland spent a season riding with the Bella Donnas, a group that
organized female-only rides, but as its only black member, she felt more
could be done to reach women of color. So she founded the Milwaukee
chapter of Black Girls Do Bike (BGDB), now in its third season of
“no-drop” rides that leave no rider behind.
Things With No. 10
Sam Hauser, a
6-foot-7-inch forward on the Marquette University men’s
basketball team, quickly became a Golden Eagles fan favorite. He
scored 14 points in his first collegiate game against Vanderbilt
University, and he was named the Big East Freshman of the Week
Minutes With: MIKE LIAMBAS
Mike Liambas is excited about
returning to Milwaukee for a second tour of duty with the
Admirals. He played here from 2012-15, and moved to AHL rival
Rockford last season.
with a child involved in sports knows the excitement,
joy and heroic moments that occur on those playing
fields. When they happen, they’re priceless, but they
often disappear as time diminishes our memories.
city like Milwaukee, finding outdoor to-dos isn’t difficult
during the summer months. Festivals, music events and #lakelife
activities abound, and one of the area’s most popular summer
sports — golf — becomes a nearly weekly (if not daily)
pastime. Whether you’re new to the sport or a seasoned pro, here
are five public golf courses fit for all experience levels.
minutes with: Jim Huber
40 years as an attorney with Foley & Lardner, Jim Huber
retired, but he’s never slowed down. At 78, he’s the president
of the Milwaukee Polo Club in Hartland, playing, training horses
and encouraging both men and women to give the "sport of
kings" a try.
no place like home
iconic novel "You Can’t Go Home Again," Thomas Wolfe
penned the following declaration: "You can’t go back home
to your family, back home to your childhood, back home to romantic
love, back home to a young man’s dreams of glory."
documentary scores a 300
in an intense 48 hours in July 2014, "Rolling
Underground" is a five-minute documentary on Milwaukee
bowling alleys and the characters you’ll find out on the lanes.
has moved from terra firma to water, and the result is a new
dimension in tapping into one’s core. Improving
flexibility, strength and balance while serenely floating in an
outdoor environment is a challenge worth taking, says longtime
yoga instructor Trish Washburn of Soleil Lune Yoga in Oconomowoc.
better than this?
Milwaukee Brewers have earned a playoff berth and added a division
title to their rich history since Mark Attanasio took over
ownership 10 years ago, and the owner is showing no signs of
slowing down. Despite a few set backs (Ryan Braun’s suspension
and a frustrating 2014 season), his enthusiasm has not waned as he
continues to push forward toward greatness for the baseball team.
long ago, the local participants in bike polo spent almost as much
time hoping not to get arrested during a game as they did playing
it. But these days, the Milwaukee Bike Polo Club zooms around on
two wheels, focusing solely on scoring goals while its membership
family friendly activities go, this was definitely way out there.
While many parents and children bond at movies, picnics and
ballgames, Tim Knoll had his mother ride alongside him, shooting
video of her son riding his BMX bike under 11 consecutive,
stationary semi-trailers at a Wauwatosa industrial parking lot.
Park has delighted millions of fans through its exemplary baseball
aesthetic, while showcasing the history of the sport in Milwaukee.
This summer, the Brewers will unveil a permanent tribute to the
man who made much of that history possible.
the Wojo Magic
more than just a basketball decision for Steve Wojciechowski to
become the men’s basketball coach at Marquette University.
desire or need for risk varies by each person’s innate
personality," says Dr. Jennifer Heinemann, clinic director
and psychologist at Psychological Health Services in Brookfield.
"Pair a need for risk-taking with someone who likes to be
outdoors and physical, and you have extreme sports."
once exclusively the domain of the rich, is reinventing itself
here and across the country to attract new players and spectators
to the game. The Milwaukee Polo Club, which has been around for
about six decades, has thrown off its airs in favor of a
our legendary winters and world-famous gemutlichkeit, Milwau should be an obvious choice to host a future Winter Games. But if
we can’t get the attention of the International Olympic
Committee, perhaps we should host our own Olympics — Milwaukee
first question I always get," says speed skater Mitchell
Whitmore, "is ‘Were you in the Olympics?’" In fact,
Sochi will be his second trip to the Olympic Games.
time to come in from the cold Wisconsin air and settle in for the
2014 Winter Olympics, Feb. 6-23 in Sochi, Russia. With memorable
champions including Eric Heiden, Bonnie Blair, Dan Jansen and
members of the "Miracle on Ice" 1980 hockey team, our
state’s winter sports legacy runs deep.
off the court, Nate." Those five words spoken by Bucks
assistant coach Scott Williams sum up why Nate Wolters is in the
NBA in the first place and has been a pleasant surprise in his
Rivas first played pool in the basement of his West Allis home
when he was 10 years old. Four years later he has some lofty goals
when it comes to shooting stick. "I want to be untouchable by
anybody," he says.
Ground: More than 1 million fans and counting have
taken the Lambeau Field stadium tour. Don’t take a
trip to Lambeau without stopping at the Green Bay
Packers Hall of Fame.
Wroblewski is not a great golfer, but there are few people who are
more passionate about the game. Wroblewski
became frustrated after hearing friends talk about great weekend
7xperiences on various area courses and wondered why his golf
buddies couldn’t have shared those experiences by playing
Milwaukee Bucks’ Luc Richard Mbah a Moute loves his Milwaukee
neighborhood. It’s close to downtown and work and the always
interesting Brady Street. "I like to walk to the lake when it’s
nice or jog there, too," he says.
country ramps up for March Madness, watch for players with
Milwaukee ties when the 68 teams take to the courts this month.
Racine Horlick grad Jamil Wilson, a 6-7 junior forward, one of
Marquette’s leading scorers and rebounders, and Jake Thomas, a
6-foot-3-inch junior guard from Racine St. Catherine’s, hope to
help the Golden Eagles to a third straight Sweet 16 appearance.
on the board
Levin dips far into his childhood to recall how he got involved in
him, the roar of stoked skaters makes for a constant echo
throughout his cavernous Four Seasons Skatepark.
brotherhood of football
Watt was the youngest of five girls in her family — and she knew
what she wanted when she was starting her own. "I prayed when
I was pregnant that I would have boys, and that’s what I
got," she says.
a professional sports team never even crossed the mind of Waukesha
resident Elzie Flenard when he was playing high school basketball in
Illinois. Now, Flenard, 29, is the new owner of the expansion
way for Jennipede
Marathon runners are a dedicated bunch
normally — let’s face it, running 26.2 miles requires some
serious devotion. But on Oct. 2, members of Team Jenny will show
what dedication truly means when they run linked together during the
Milwaukee Lakefront Marathon.
Winken, Blinken and Nod, sailing from the nursery in a wooden shoe,
the Soling sailors from the Milwaukee Yacht Club sail in boats built
for speed and maneuverability.
When you love what you do, it
shows. You live it, think it and are obsessed with it 24/7.
Perhaps freelance photographer Peter DiAntoni is obsessed with
biking, or he is at least very passionate about it — insomuch
that he created a biking magazine to prove it.
Abe Clark’s first running goal was set
back in fifth grade. A twinge of sibling rivalry turned into a
passion when Clark was determined to beat big brother Ben’s new
mile record at Gillett Middle School in Gillett.
young boy what he wants to be when he grows up. If he doesn’t
say a firefighter, the answer is probably a Major League baseball
player. The dream starts in T-ball, and for most continues to
whole new ballgame
Chinooks will be one of 17 teams from Wisconsin, Minnesota, Michigan,
Iowa and Ontario competing in the Northwoods wooden bat baseball
league this summer.
LAX in the house
Lacrosse, one of the nation’s fastest growing sports, has found a
home throughout the Midwest, including Milwaukee. It’s been played
predominantly on the East Coast, but it’s gaining ground here
through youth and high school programs.
of the swing
As global creative
director of Racquet Cosmetics for Wilson Sporting Goods in
Chicago, he is not your average art director. "I’m not the
kind of person who walks around wearing black clothes with a
serious expression at all times," he laughs. "I love
color, and I love to laugh and have a good time. That’s the real
Looking to burn some serious
calories? Join the boot camp craze sweeping Milwaukee. These
military-inspired workouts pack a powerful punch — and major
the beaten path
Taking her place on the front line of the 2012 USA Cycling Cyclo-Cross
Nationals last month in Madison, 17-year-old Corrie Osborne was
already among the nation’s cyclo-cross elite.
Jorgensen never dreamed of becoming an Olympic athlete. Even
during college, when she reached All-American status in track, she
didn’t have her sites set on representing the United States at
First it was the marathon, then the
triathlon; now it’s adventure racing for thrill-seeking athletes.
Adventure racing takes the running, biking, paddling and distance
from other endurance sports, but ramps up the challenge.