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July 25, 1990 | ADAM BENSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Several spectators told Shawn Adamek that they heard his arm snap from across the Monroe High gym. Apparently, that was supposed to assuage him, as if the injury was so gruesome he had a right to be scared. Should he never return to gymnastics, they would understand. It would have shocked those fans to see Adamek a year later competing for Stanford. "I thought (the broken arm) could be the end of his career," Monroe Coach Les Sasvary said. "But he has terrific willpower and he bounced back.
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July 25, 1990 | ADAM BENSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Several spectators told Shawn Adamek that they heard his arm snap from across the Monroe High gym. Apparently, that was supposed to assuage him, as if the injury was so gruesome he had a right to be scared. Should he never return to gymnastics, they would understand. It would have shocked those fans to see Adamek a year later competing for Stanford. "I thought (the broken arm) could be the end of his career," Monroe Coach Les Sasvary said. "But he has terrific willpower and he bounced back.
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May 7, 1989 | John Lynch
Watching them prance around barefoot and clad in white tights, gymnasts rank low on the macho meter, but after serious examination of the sport, it is difficult to challenge their courage. Danger and injury are part and parcel of the day-to-day life of a dedicated practitioner, which accounts for much of the sport's appeal, according to Shawn Adamek, one of the top gymnasts in City Section history. "When you master a skill by overcoming the danger and putting your fears behind you, you feel like a man," the 18-year-old Monroe senior said.
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May 7, 1989 | John Lynch
Watching them prance around barefoot and clad in white tights, gymnasts rank low on the macho meter, but after serious examination of the sport, it is difficult to challenge their courage. Danger and injury are part and parcel of the day-to-day life of a dedicated practitioner, which accounts for much of the sport's appeal, according to Shawn Adamek, one of the top gymnasts in City Section history. "When you master a skill by overcoming the danger and putting your fears behind you, you feel like a man," the 18-year-old Monroe senior said.
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April 1, 1989
Shawn Adamek of Monroe High suffered a broken left forearm before a meet Thursday and will be unable to defend his City Section individual gymnastics title this season. The Monroe senior underwent surgery Friday and will be lost for the season. Adamek sustained the injury when his left hand became entangled during a warm-up maneuver on the high bar before a meet against University, according to Monroe Coach Les Sasvary. "His body moved and his hand didn't," Sasvary said.
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May 20, 1988 | BRIAN MURPHY, Times Staff Writer
By the time they had finished announcing the individual winners at the City Section boys' gymnastics finals, one would have thought that the outlines of two feet exactly the size of Shawn Adamek's had been painted on the stand. The Monroe High standout trekked to the top of the winner's stand seven times Thursday night at University High after winning all six individual events and capturing the all-around title with a total of 55.20 points, only .20 behind the City record of 55.
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May 18, 1988 | BRIAN MURPHY, Times Staff Writer
Shawn Adamek had to be elated. Or did he? The Monroe High gymnast recorded the highest score in all six events at the City Section team gymnastics championships Tuesday night at University High and came within .05 of a point of tying a City all-around record. And he certainly was pleased with Monroe's runaway win in the meet, the Vikings' 10th City championship under Coach Les Sasvary and their sixth in nine years. Still, Adamek was less than satisfied.
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May 4, 1989
Shawn Adamek of Monroe High has signed a national letter of intent and will attend Stanford on a gymnastics scholarship next fall. Adamek won the all-around individual title at last year's City Section meet, sweeping all seven events. He has been sidelined since March 30 when he suffered a broken left forearm. Six Cal State Northridge athletes will be honored for their performances in the classroom at the eighth Varsity "N" Academic-Athletic Honor Roll awards dinner May 10. Debra Binnall (track and cross-country)
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