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Wally Hesseltine, Contra Costa Ultra Runner

Wally’s recent running goal has been to set the record for the oldest male finisher for the oldest 100-mile race in the United States, the Western States Endurance Run.

Margaret Grover, Rowing, Cycling, Skiing

Before the associates arrive, before the phone starts ringing, before the sun has even peaked over the Oakland hills, the head of Wendel Rosen’s employment practice Margaret “Maggie” J. Grover is propelling a racing shell through the Oakland estuary. Sometimes, she and fellow members of the East Bay Rowing Club glide from the estuary between […]

The Hon. Ed Weil, The Sky Diving Judge

“Judges and lawyers think it is weird that I skydive.  Skydivers think it is weird that I am a judge.”

Fly-Casting for Sanity and Excellence

It was not until four years ago, inspired by a precocious 13-year-old young lady who won the National American Casting Tournament in accuracy, that I got serious. I set goals, scheduled practices, balanced tackle and seriously entered competitions. I got good over the ensuing two years.

Araceli Ramirez, USTA National Champion

Ramirez appreciates not only the character building part of sports but also the character-revealing aspect. “Everything you do in life translates into everything else you do,” she said.

Ericka McKenna – National Race Walking Record Holder

At the tender age of 13, CCCBA Board Member Ericka McKenna (nee Ackeret) became the National Race Walking Record Holder in the 3000m Race Walk, a record that still stands today.  McKenna race walked 3000m (approximately two miles) in 13 minutes and 57 seconds in the 1996 Pacific Association Junior Olympics. While McKenna no longer […]

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  • Contra Costa Lawyer August 2017 Issue: Attorney Athletes

    browse, view online, or download Features: Wally Hesseltine, Contra Costa Ultra Runner, by David Pearson The Hon. Ed Weil, The Sky Diving Judge by Stephen Nash Margaret Grover, Rowing, Cycling, Skiing, by Inga Miller Fly Casting for Sanity and Excellence,  by Luis Montes Araceli Ramirez, USTA National Champion, by Marcus Brown Chelsea Dunton, Boston Marathon Runner, […]

  • Interview with Rebecca Thompson, General Counsel for Special Olympics

    Interview with Rebecca Thompson, General Counsel for Special Olympics

    The biggest difference for me between working with SONC and my early years in private practice is that, at the end of the day, my current work supports a program which enables children and adults with intellectual disabilities to break barriers and connect with others through sports. It’s extremely rewarding.

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    Exercise for a Cause

    I do participate in athletics for a cause. I hike, play soccer, do CrossFit and Spartan obstacle races. Last year, after registering for a Spartan race, I saw a link on their website to “run for a cause.” Among the options, two different national organizations caught my eye. I decided to run for awareness for […]

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