Orlando’s Tristan Drury on the Broken Skull Challenge tonight

Orlando's Tristan Drury is competing tonight in  a new episode of CMT Competition series “Steve Austin’s Broken Skull Challenge.”

Orlando’s Tristan Drury is competing tonight in a new episode of CMT Competition series “Steve Austin’s Broken Skull Challenge.”

ORLANDO — Tristan Drury is 27 years old, 6 feet tall, and weighs 180 pounds. A specialist in Olympic lifting, he boasts of his ability to lift three times his body weight.
And tonight, he will represent Orlando when he competes in a new episode of the CMT Competition series “Steve Austin’s Broken Skull Challenge.”
The Orlando resident, who works as a trauma nurse, “considers himself a lean, mean, agile machine,” noted Sarah Mooney, who handles corporate communications for CMT, in a news release.
Tristan, she added, “specializes in Olympic lifting, does parkour and can lift three times his body weight. Throw in some gymnastics training and CrossFit, and you have one complete, all-around athlete, perfect for the ranch.”
If he does well this evening, Mooney added, he stands to benefit from more than just the national exposure of his physical abilities.
“Tristan recently received extra incentive to win that $10,000. On the way to the ranch his car broke down. He would like to use that money to buy a new one,” she added. Continue reading

Soccer stadium and new Citrus Bowl ceremonies coming up

The city has released Skyline renderings of what the new Orlando City Soccer Stadium will look like.

The city has released Skyline renderings of what the new Orlando City Soccer Stadium will look like.


ORLANDO – Last year, Mayor Buddy Dyer announced his vision of creating a new stadium in downtown Orlando, which would serve as the home for the city’s soccer franchise, Orlando City Soccer, starting in 2016.
At 5 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 16, the city moves a step closer to making that idea a reality when a groundbreaking ceremony will be held for the Downtown Soccer Stadium.
The city is encouraging the public to attend the event, which will be held on the property at the northwest corner of Church Street and Parramore Avenue. Orlando City Soccer is likewise encouraging fans to attend and make some noise.
“October 16 will be a landmark day for the community of Parramore, the city of Orlando, Orange County, our fans and our club,” noted Orlando City President Phil Rawlins. Continue reading

Orlando Magic looks back on 25th Silver Season

The Orlando Magic is celebrating its 25th season with big plans for the future. (Photo by R.T. Robeson.)

The Orlando Magic is celebrating its 25th season with big plans for the future. (Photo by R.T. Robeson.)

ORLANDO — Last Friday, when the Orlando Magic took on the San Antonio Spurs inside the Amway Center arena, there was a sense that the Spurs had a solid opportunity to bounce back from their first National Basketball defeat in nearly a month.
As it turns out, they did, with a 109-91 victory over the Orlando Magic.
Despite that disappointment for the Magic’s local and national fans, the Orlando Magic is heading into its 25th anniversary season with a lot of optimistic, and not just on the court of the Amway auditorium, but also in the growth of the franchise in this city. Marking the start of the team’s new season in October, the city also took a moment to glance back at more than two decades of Magic in this city, while unveiling some major plans for the future. Continue reading

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