Meet New Friends!

Recommended friends are based on your interests. Make sure they are up to date.

Kidzworld Logo

Athlete of the Week

Athlete of the Week - Reviewed by Kidzworld on Dec 27, 2006
( Rating: 1 Star Rating)

Who's the athlete of the week? Curt Schilling of the Arizona Diamondbacks picked up his 20th win of the season, Emily Copeland took the gold in wakeboarding at the X Games and Chamique Holdsclaw won the WNBA scoring title.

Emily Copeland won wakeboarding gold at the X Games, Curt Schilling mowed down the Cubs and won his 20th game and Chamique won the WNBA scoring title. Which of the these fine performers should be the Kidzworld Athlete of the Week? or vote in our online poll above.

1Emily Copeland Takes Gold at the X Games
Emily Copeland edged out defending champion, Dallas Friday, to win the gold medal in wakeboarding at the 2002 X Games. Emily sealed the gold when she landed an off-axis 540 in the finals. It was a sweet victory for Emily who had to settle for the silver medal at the last two X Games.

1Curt Schilling Wins No. 20
Curt Schilling showed why he's one of the best pitchers in baseball with a dominating performance against the Chicago Cubs on August 16th. Curt tossed eight plus innings to become the first pitcher to win 20 games in 2002. The Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher struck out 12 Cubs during the win including homerun leader, Sammy Sosa, twice.

1Chamique Holdsclaw Wins WNBA Scoring Title
Chamique Holdsclaw made WNBA history in 2002 by becoming the first player to lead the league in both scoring and rebounding. Chamique also led the Washington Mystics to their best ever regular season and helped the team win their opening playoff game against the Charlotte Sting.

Who do you think should be the Kidzworld Athlete of the Week? Emily Copeland, Curt Schilling or Chamique Holdsclaw? or vote in our online poll above.

Related Stories:

  • Dikembe Mutombo, Glen Robinson or Drew Bledsoe
  • 2002 X Games
  • Wakeboarding
  • Get More Sports Pro Info Here

    Related Stories


    Kidzworld Athlete of the Week?

    • Wakeboarder Emily Copeland.
    • Pitcher Curt Schilling.
    • Basketball star Chamique Holdsclaw.

    Sports In The Forums

    yes trying out for it
    reply about 8 hours
    Lolly20 posted in Cheerleading:
    yes it is  :)
    reply about 9 hours
    "FBGirl" wrote:I like cheerleading, but definitely NOT a sport! Sports are physical activity with competition and GEAR. The closest thing cheerleaders have to gear are pom-poms. And, yeah. Boys CAN cheerlead, but chances are they will be made fun of(not by me). Cheerleaders do A LOT of physical cheers and stunts, and we use ourselves instead of gear. A lot and most people underestimate cheerleaders for just some girls with poms and uniforms going "go team! yay!" because they have seen that in movies and tv. look up some cheer comp videos and still only some people with change their view of cheerleaders as girls on the sidelines doing uncreative cheers and stupid words to match. I hope this helped you understand a little bit more about cheerleading and cheerleaders. Peace Out!
    reply about 18 hours
    "lamiraclelemiracle" wrote:no cheering is not a sport it's something to turn people and the players up I was a cheerleader for 2 years (before I aged out) and we do not only wave pom poms int the air and yell "go team!!". All cheerleaders and coaches put A LOT of effort and time into making and practicing cheers. It is true that cheerleaders turn people and the players on...but it's much more than that. it's about having fun, teamwork, having some more fun, getting some exercise (uh that kinda makes it a sport right?), and great times with the other girls on your squad.   Rant over lol
    reply about 18 hours
    Lolly20 posted in Xtreme Sports:
    of coarse girls can be stronger than boys but some are not :wave
    reply 3 days