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Who Accomplishment is Better?

Posted on: May 27, 2010 12:57 pm

Is everybody ready to take a break from MLB, the NFL or even the NBA? Here's something that I found pretty interesting. I thought I would share this and see what kind of response I would get.

This past week, there has been 3 teenagers who have accomplished amazing feats in their respected sport. There are skill factors and danger factors involved.

Jordon Romero...This 13 year old is the youngest person ever to climb Mt. Everest. He is considered an expert in this field, because he has climbed mountains before. He does these accomplishments with a guide and a team. His goal is to climb the highest 7 mountains on earth. He has 1 to go.

Throughout history, there has been many deaths in trying to accomplish the feat. I guess you can say that there is a danger factor involved.

Jessica Watson...This 16 year old is a sail boat expert. She has just accomplished a task that she had not done before, As a matter of fact, very few people have. At least at her age. Jessica has just spent 7 months sailing around the world by herself in a 34 foot yacht with sails. She was always in contact with the proper authorities in case something would happen, but they were always 3-4 days away.btw of a ship.

She had to endure all the different weather elements, make any repairs to her yacht, and pray that no white shark would attack her. I just don't see how the authorities could help out with a shark attack. Well, they couldn't!

Jordan Spieth....This 16 year old golfer is the reigning Junior U.S. Amateur Champion and ranked #1  of his amateur level. I guess you can say he is an expert at this level of play.

He has just played in the Byron Nelson Classic with other amateurs and professionals and came out being tied for 16th place, finishing under par.  He made the cut by 3 strokes. Even some of the professionals didn't make the cut. He also has qualified for a PGA tournament.

To pick who the most impressive feat is, I mostly went by the danger factor involved. They are all very good at what they do. I picked Jessica Watson as the most impressive feat to accomplish. She spent 7 long months out in the ocean with all the weather elements and sharks. The skill and endurance she had to have is unbelieveable.

Who do you think is the most impressive accomplishment?

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Since: Apr 16, 2007
Posted on: May 28, 2010 5:22 pm

Who Accomplishment is Better?

I'll go with the Everest kid.  Two reasons.  One, he is the youngest of the three candidates by three years.  And these are 3 very important years.  I have twin 13 year old sons, and they are no where near 16 years old in any way, if you know what I mean.

Second reason, is that it is definitely the most dangerous.  Read Into The Air, and you'll vote for this kid.

Since: Dec 7, 2007
Posted on: May 28, 2010 9:17 am

Who Accomplishment is Better?

Nice and very timely subject.  Being the dad of a 14 year old, teens like this allow me to teach him that he can accomplish his goals and dreams but it takes disipline and hard work to achieve them.  Good to see there are those who still want to go beyond the expected and do great things.

The most impressive feat to me is the sailing alone across the world.  She had no coach to lean on, no gallery cheering, no Sherpa or anyone's help in the craft.  It was her 34 foot yacht, the elements, the ocean, pkus her skill and cunning.  The other two feats are great, but the dangerous sail was the most impressive to me.

Since: Aug 17, 2006
Posted on: May 28, 2010 7:31 am

Who Accomplishment is Better?

I went with the golfer.  Not that playing golf is particularly deadly, but to finish 16th in a competition of adult men is impressive.  He didn't have a guide, he didn't have a team, and there was no boat waiting to rescue him.  All three are awesome though.

Since: Aug 24, 2009
Posted on: May 27, 2010 8:38 pm

Who Accomplishment is Better?

This was on ESPN's uhhh...FIRST take....please don't take this the wrong way but the grammar police have a warrant for your arrest.

Since 8% of all people that have attempted Everest have died.....that is your answer.

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