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July 17, 1991 | MARYANN HUDSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It's not only that he listens to Van Halen or Motley Crue while he is competing. Or that he wears cool-looking Ray Ban sunglasses and has an even cooler hairstyle--kind of a flat-top gone sideways. It's just that Jay Barrs, the 1988 Olympic gold medalist in archery, is genuinely cool. "He likes to jam and tell jokes whether he is with his friends or shooting or anywhere,"' said Janet Schaffer, Barrs' girlfriend who is also one of the top archers in the country. "He's just Jay."
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July 17, 1991 | MARYANN HUDSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It's not only that he listens to Van Halen or Motley Crue while he is competing. Or that he wears cool-looking Ray Ban sunglasses and has an even cooler hairstyle--kind of a flat-top gone sideways. It's just that Jay Barrs, the 1988 Olympic gold medalist in archery, is genuinely cool. "He likes to jam and tell jokes whether he is with his friends or shooting or anywhere,"' said Janet Schaffer, Barrs' girlfriend who is also one of the top archers in the country. "He's just Jay."
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July 22, 1987 | Associated Press
The U.S. Olympic Festival hockey tournament, which is being used to select the core of the 1988 Olympic team, got off to a bad start Tuesday as America's premier amateur player was injured. Brian Leetch, a 19-year-old All-American defenseman from Boston College, was tripped by East forward Tom Fitzgerald only 40 seconds into the game. Leetch suffered sprained ligaments in the left knee and is expected to be sidelined for four weeks.
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July 22, 1987 | Associated Press
The U.S. Olympic Festival hockey tournament, which is being used to select the core of the 1988 Olympic team, got off to a bad start Tuesday as America's premier amateur player was injured. Brian Leetch, a 19-year-old All-American defenseman from Boston College, was tripped by East forward Tom Fitzgerald only 40 seconds into the game. Leetch suffered sprained ligaments in the left knee and is expected to be sidelined for four weeks.
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January 9, 1989
Track and field stars Carl Lewis and Florence Griffith Joyner are among 97 athletes honored as top 1988 performers by the national governing bodies of the U.S. Olympic Committee. Ten of the athletes won at least two Olympic medals in Seoul or Calgary. They are Lewis, Griffith Joyner, swimmers Matt Biondi and Janet Evans, diver Greg Louganis, speed skater Bonnie Blair, archer Jay Barrs, kayak racer Greg Barton, equestrian star Greg Best and tennis player Zina Garrison.
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July 18, 1991 | MARYANN HUDSON
Cow alert: Jay Barrs, who won an Olympic gold medal for archery in 1988, on why he thinks archery is a good Olympic sport: "It's inexpensive. You don't have to build a Velodrome or stadium. All you need is a flat cow pasture." Archery Interaction: For the past three years, Barrs has been dating Janet Schaffer, who is shooting for the West team at the Festival.
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August 2, 1992 | TIM LAYDEN, Newsday
Jay Barrs has a beef. He's the best archer in the United States, a 30-year-old athlete from Mesa, Ariz., who won a gold medal in 1988 at Seoul and now would like another one. But the parameters of his competition have been changed. "They've screwed it all up for TV," Barrs said Saturday after qualifying 12th in the 30-meter individual competition. Eight years ago in Los Angeles, the 30-meter champion was decided after each competitor shot 288 arrows. The best score won, pure and simple.
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July 5, 1989 | From Times wire service s
Soo Nyung Kim of South Korea bettered her own world record in women's individual competition as qualifying rounds at the World Archery Championships wound up today with shooting over 30 and 50 meters. Kim, the Olympic gold medalist, added 685 points to her first-day scores over 60 and 70 meters for a total of 1,369 points, 16 more than the four-distance world's best she set at the 1988 Seoul Olympics.
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July 17, 1991 | MARYANN HUDSON
Archer Denise Parker, 1988 Olympic bronze medalist from South Jordan, Utah, is, at 17, the youngest archer at the Festival. She had this to say about 53-year old Ed Eliason of Stansbury Park, Utah, one of the top archers in the country and the oldest archer at the Festival: "Here he is 51 and he has the body of a 25-year-old. Everything in Ed's life is archery. That's all he talks about, he's been around it for such a long time. When I was beginning, he helped me out a lot.
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July 19, 1987 | Associated Press
Greg Louganis continued his domination of diving at the U.S. Olympic Festival, winning his fifth consecutive springboard gold medal Saturday on the first full day of competition. The victory made Louganis, 27, of Malibu, the all-time top gold medal winner in the Festival with 11. He had shared the record with speedskater Bonnie Blair, who is not competing this year. In the women's springboard, Wendy Lucero of Boca Raton, Fla.
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July 11, 1990 | From Associated Press
Emily Short turned in another outstanding performance Tuesday night, breaking the U.S. Olympic Festival record in the 200-meter breaststroke by more than four seconds. Short, 14, who Monday night swam the second-fastest 100 breaststroke in the world this year, finished the 200 in 2 minutes 32.71 seconds. The previous festival record of 2:36.83 was set in 1987 by Laura Gandrud of Bloomington, Minn.
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