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July 27, 1996 | JOHN LYNCH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Standing all alone in the boathouse, Joseph Harper ran his trembling finger down the list of names posted at the Olympic Training Center. Harper, a 30-year-old Ventura native trying to make his first Olympic team, had been working on his canoe in the Chula Vista facility last month when he happened to glance at the bulletin board and spotted the notice announcing the members of the U.S. kayak and canoe teams. Is this any way to break the news, he wondered as he searched the list.
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July 27, 1996 | JOHN LYNCH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Standing all alone in the boathouse, Joseph Harper ran his trembling finger down the list of names posted at the Olympic Training Center. Harper, a 30-year-old Ventura native trying to make his first Olympic team, had been working on his canoe in the Chula Vista facility last month when he happened to glance at the bulletin board and spotted the notice announcing the members of the U.S. kayak and canoe teams. Is this any way to break the news, he wondered as he searched the list.
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March 3, 1996 | BOB WOLF, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
As far as canoeist Jim Terrell is concerned, success is mainly a matter of confidence. Terrell, 30, has been on three Olympic teams, but has yet to make it as far as the finals. Now he is back for a fourth try, and no less an authority than Coach Reg Hatch thinks he can win a medal. "He's an outstanding athlete and he's ready now," Hatch said Saturday after Terrell had won his 500-meter singles heat at the Arco Olympic Training Center in trials for the U.S. Olympic canoe/kayak sprint team.
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June 2, 1990 | ADAM STEINHAUER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Driven by what he calls a touch of insanity, Mark Zollitch strapped five Olympic-style, flat-water kayaks to his truck's camper shell last weekend and started the long drive from Newport Beach to Lake Placid, N.Y. Zollitch, Jim Terrell and a handful of other Olympic-style canoeists and kayakers who train at the Newport Aquatics Center, are on their way to Lake Placid in hopes of qualifying June 7-8 for this summer's World Canoeing Championships in Poland.
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March 3, 1996 | BOB WOLF, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
As far as canoeist Jim Terrell is concerned, success is mainly a matter of confidence. Terrell, 30, has been on three Olympic teams, but has yet to make it as far as the finals. Now he is back for a fourth try, and no less an authority than Coach Reg Hatch thinks he can win a medal. "He's an outstanding athlete and he's ready now," Hatch said Saturday after Terrell had won his 500-meter singles heat at the Arco Olympic Training Center in trials for the U.S. Olympic canoe/kayak sprint team.
SPORTS
July 13, 1991 | JOHN WEYLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Nestled in a cove of Newport's Back Bay, the nondescript single-story structure, painted the same color gray as the leaden early-morning sky, appears deserted. The sign above the door reads, "Newport Aquatic Center." There are a couple of cars in the parking lot and, around back, the building's open bay doors reveal scores of canoes, kayaks and rowing shells, hung neatly in stacked rows.
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July 14, 1991 | MARYANN HUDSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
There was the time Jim Terrell and his sister, Sue, were competing in a marathon canoe race in Kentucky. The river was swollen by rain, so they decided to take a shortcut around an island. It was a bad idea. "The canoe hit a log and flipped, then we capsized and were swept into another tree," Terrell said Saturday at Ballona Creek in Marina del Rey, where he won two gold medals in the canoe competition at the U.S. Olympic Festival. He holds the Festival record for medals with 25.
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June 26, 1992 | MARK SPINN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
When an athlete starts talking about his weight in kilos, you know he's a veteran of international competition. Jim Terrell's mastery of the metric system began nine years ago when he became a member of the U.S. national canoe team at age 18. "I've always been a 71- or 72-kilo guy, which is kind of small for canoeing," said Terrell, who is preparing for his third trip to the Olympics. "My doubles partner (Stewart Carr), though, is a 100-kilo guy, which is really big." If you say so.
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July 16, 1989 | BARBIE LUDOVISE, Times Staff Writer
The U.S. Olympic Festival this week at Oklahoma City will provide different opportunities for the 75 or so Orange County athletes who will participate. For athletes such as 1988 Olympic shotputters Jim Doehring and Bonnie Dasse and Peter Campbell, a two-time Olympic water polo player, the Olympic Festival represents a chance to get together with friends--and rivals--while competing largely free of high stakes and pressure.
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June 26, 1992 | MARK SPINN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
When an athlete starts talking about his weight in kilos, you know he's a veteran of international competition. Jim Terrell's mastery of the metric system began nine years ago when he became a member of the U.S. national canoe team at age 18. "I've always been a 71- or 72-kilo guy, which is kind of small for canoeing," said Terrell, who is preparing for his third trip to the Olympics. "My doubles partner (Stewart Carr), though, is a 100-kilo guy, which is really big." If you say so.
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July 14, 1991 | MARYANN HUDSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
There was the time Jim Terrell and his sister, Sue, were competing in a marathon canoe race in Kentucky. The river was swollen by rain, so they decided to take a shortcut around an island. It was a bad idea. "The canoe hit a log and flipped, then we capsized and were swept into another tree," Terrell said Saturday at Ballona Creek in Marina del Rey, where he won two gold medals in the canoe competition at the U.S. Olympic Festival. He holds the Festival record for medals with 25.
SPORTS
July 13, 1991 | JOHN WEYLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Nestled in a cove of Newport's Back Bay, the nondescript single-story structure, painted the same color gray as the leaden early-morning sky, appears deserted. The sign above the door reads, "Newport Aquatic Center." There are a couple of cars in the parking lot and, around back, the building's open bay doors reveal scores of canoes, kayaks and rowing shells, hung neatly in stacked rows.
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June 2, 1990 | ADAM STEINHAUER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Driven by what he calls a touch of insanity, Mark Zollitch strapped five Olympic-style, flat-water kayaks to his truck's camper shell last weekend and started the long drive from Newport Beach to Lake Placid, N.Y. Zollitch, Jim Terrell and a handful of other Olympic-style canoeists and kayakers who train at the Newport Aquatics Center, are on their way to Lake Placid in hopes of qualifying June 7-8 for this summer's World Canoeing Championships in Poland.
SPORTS
June 11, 1990
Jim Terrell of Costa Mesa and Cathy Marino of Huntington Beach qualified for the U.S. Canoe and Kayak World Championship team Sunday in Lake Placid, N.Y. Terrell, on the 1984 and 1988 Olympic teams, won the 500- and 1,000-meter canoe events. Marino didn't win an event, but made the team on total points. The team will compete in two international regattas, Saturday and Sunday in Paris and June 22-24 in Duisburg, West Germany.
NEWS
July 10, 1991 | LONNIE WHITE
JIM TERRELL Canoe/Kayak El Toro's Jim Terrell is making his ninth U.S. Olympic Festival appearance and is the all-time Festival medal leader with 23. Terrell, 26, has won 13 gold, eight silver and two bronze medals. He is one of the nation's best Olympic-style canoeists and placed ninth in the 1986 World Championships. In 1987, he finished fourth in the semifinals of the World Championships.
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