SPARQ Rating National Championship

July 12th, 2010 by Larry

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As a continuation of our coverage on Nike SPARQ Training (where I skinned my knee in May), we spent a few days last week covering the SPARQ Rating National Championship in Beaverton, Oregon on Nike’s campus. This national competition placed high school football players with top SPARQ ratings against each other.

Tim Tebow, Denver Broncos quarterback, was there to host the event and to crown the nation’s “Top Football Player”. See more after the jump.

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The Kneeling Power Ball Toss is perhaps one of the most difficult tests involved in SPARQ training. Many athletes are fast and agile, but this test measures strength.

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While many players involved were from the South and Southeastern parts of the US, Tim Tebow awarded the SPARQ Training National Championship trophy to Ryan Henderson from Moreno Valley, CA who proved to be the most well-rounded athlete.

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Tim Tebow answers questions from the crowd about his own training and the beginning stages of his NFL career.

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