Ben Rohrbach

  • Teen wrestler carrying brother 40 miles to raise cerebral palsy awareness

    Ben Rohrbach at Prep Rally1 mth ago

    In a remarkable feat of strength — both inward and outward — a middle school wreslter will carry his 7-year-old brother 40 miles to the University of Michigan in order to raise awareness for cerebral palsy.

    According to wonderful feature stories by both MLive.com and The Detroit Free Press, Hunter Gandee, 14, will carry his little brother Braden, who has cerebral palsy, from their hometown of Temperance, Mich., to the Ann Arbor campus with the aide of specially designed carrier strapped to his back.

    The congenital condition prevents Braden from walking without assistance, so "we're hoping to inform the up-and-coming leaders and possible doctors and medical researchers who can possibly develop new and innovative ideas and technology that will assist mobility," Hunter told the Free Press.

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  • Georgia prep baseball player unleashes epic bat flip to end all bat flips

    Ben Rohrbach at Prep Rally1 mth ago

    Move over Yasiel Puig. There's a new "maestro" of the bat flip, and his name is Hunt Smith.

    Considering the scenario, let's give the Warner Robins (Ga.) Houston County High senior center fielder a free pass for flipping his bat in celebration. Plus, if ever there was a baseball name worhty of such an epic bat flip, it's Hunt Smith. Might as well start calling him Hunt & Destroy after this performance.

    Here's the situation: Fayetteville Whitewater led Houston County 4-3 in the bottom of the fourth inning in the decisive Game 3 of Georgia's Class AAAAA state championship series when Smith stepped to the plate facing a full count with the bases loaded, two out and his team's state title dreams on the line.

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