Parker Eshelman (University of Missouri)
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Mountain bikers of the Mizzou Cycling Team from left, Chad Malsy, Jim Christie, and Chris Scholl ride the ski lift to the top of Mont Ripley in Houghton, MI. The Midwest Collegiate Cycling Conference's regionals were held during the ski resort's off season and the lift offered racers access to the starting location of the Downhill race. The Mizzou Cycling Team placed first for the region following the weekend's races.
Divers practice prior to Saturday night's finals of the Big 12 Swimming & Diving Championships at the Mizzou Aquatics Center in Columbia, Mo.
Midfielders Sasha Victorine, left, and Dwayne De Rosario challenge one another for possession of the ball during Saturday's game at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Mo. The Houston Dynamo defeated the Kansas City Wizards, 3-2.
University of Texas teammates cheer on Scott Drews during the mens 1650 yard freesyle at the Big 12 champs in Columbia, Mo. Drews finished 2nd behind teammate Michael Klueh.
Travis Day, trainer at American Top Team, stretches prior to conditioning drills. Day frequents the gym three times a week to overlook his multi -combat training peers. Since the birth of his son and transition towards a father figure, Day continues to stay in shape but stears away from participating in major fights. 'I just don't have the time it takes to balance the two,' he says. 'I much rather care for my family.'
Grote Prijs Shawnee
Tom Price, from left, Joel Dyke, and Dean Hargett maneuver around barriers in the first ever Grote Prijs Shawnee Cyclocross race held at Old Shawnee Towne in Shawnee, KS. Price secured the top spot in the 40+ Masters class while Dyke and Hargett finished respectively in the Menâ€™s B Class.
World Cup watch party
Bobby Poole of Overland Park takes a bathroom break during halftime of the World Cup watch party at Arrowhead Stadium Pavillion, Thursday, June 22, 2006. U.S. lost to Ghana, 1-2.