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Mr. Universe Speaks With CJ Wrestlers

"In order to win, you have to have strength."

R.D. Caldwell Junior knows a thing or two about what it takes to have strength. Caldwell, the 2014 NPC Mr. Universe middleweight and overall champion, recently spoke with the CJ wrestling team and shared his nutrition tips along with what motivates him.

"I saw Caldwell recently at the YMCA," shared CJ Wrestling Head Coach Larry Dryden. "I have known him since he was in grade school. So when I saw him, I asked him to talk to the wrestlers about proper nutrition; but I believe they got a whole lot more out of his talk."

Cronin Signs Letter Of Intent

The second senior of the award-winning 2015 women's golf team signed her letter of intent on Tuesday, November 24.

Ellie Cronin '16 will be playing golf for Cleveland State University next year.

"I like that it's in the city," said Cronin. "My sister went there too so I think it's cool that I can have a shot to go where she went."

CJ women's golf coach George Menker '55 said Cronin was one of the top players he has seen in the women's golf program's entire existence.

Walk to State: Women's Golf and Tennis

Update: On Saturday, October 17, the women's golf team placed third in the DII state tournament. The team score was a 698, the fourth lowest score in CJ women's golf history. Individually, Ellie Cronin '16 placed third overall in the tournament.
On Friday, October 16, Kelly Pleiman lost 6-2; 6-1 to the defending state champion. Congratulations on a great season Kelly and the women's golf team!

Road to State  

Yeazel Signs Letter of Intent

The women's golf team has had five players in the past nine years continue their athletic career after CJ. On Monday, October 12, Lizzi Yeazel '16 became the sixth women's golfer to sign-on to continue playing in college.

Yeazel signed her letter of intent to play at St. Mary of-the-Woods College, located northwest of Terre Haute, Indiana.  She is going to the school to study music therapy.

Eagles Attend Rosary Rally

For CJ's football team, being a part of the program is more than running plays on the field. It is also about developing young men as future leaders in school, in their relationship with God, and in the community.

Recently, several Eagle football players attended a SportsLeader Rosary Rally at the University of Dayton. Other football players from area Catholic high schools, including Alter, Bishop Fenwick, Carroll, Sidney Lehman, and Springfield Central Catholic, also attended the event.

CJ Baseball Field Renovations

While Cincinnati Reds fans are looking forward to the upcoming All-Star Game being played at Great American Ball Park, CJ baseball players and fans are excited to play ball again, thanks to major renovations at Howell Field.

The ball park had a significant facelift, with new fencing, infield dirt, dugouts and more, thanks in part to a $5 million commitment from the Reds and Major League Baseball to upgrade nine Greater Cincinnati ball fields.

2015 Spring Sports Recap

CJ student athletes who participated in spring sports had a lot to be proud of this year, including several athletes earning post-season honors and members of two teams qualifying for state and national competitions.

The track and field team had a record breaking season. Members of the women's team not only broke a school record, but finished as state champions in the 4x100 relay. Dejah Gilliam ’15, Jasmyne Shaw ‘15,  Danielle Lewis ’17 and Lauren Pegues ’17 placed first with a time of 48.70 seconds in the state championship.

Eagles Qualify For Rowing Nationals

Update: On Friday, June 12, Cannon Hill came in fifth in his heat. Sophie Johnson and Kathryn Grismer placed fifth in their heat and advanced to the C Finals on Sunday. During those finals, the pair finished in the third place for 15th place overall in the competition. Congratulations to all participants!

Road to Nationals

Three Eagles represented CJ when the Dayton Boat Club traveled to Sarasota, Florida for the U.S. Rowing Youth Nationals, June 12-14.

Track & Field State Championships

Update: McKinney finished 4th in the long jump at the state tournament on Friday. He also placed 6th in the 300 hurdles.

On Saturday, the women's 4x100 relay team finished first in the state and broke a new school record with a time of 48.70. Congratulations to all of our state participants!

Road to State

For the seventh year in a row, CJ outdoor track and field participants qualified for the state championships. The competition was Friday, June 5 and Saturday, June 6 at the Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium at Ohio State University.

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