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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 564-00
September 14, 2000

DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE ANNOUNCES MILITARY OLYMPIANS

Fifteen U.S. military athletes will compete in the 2000 Olympic games beginning on Sept. 15, in Sydney, Australia, as members of the U.S. Olympic team. In addition to the 15 competing athletes there are eight alternates and five coaches representing each of the four Services.

The competing U.S. military Olympians are: Army Staff Sgt. Olanda Anderson, boxing; Army Maj. Mike Anti, shooting; Army Spc. Dawn Burrell, track and field; Army Sgt. 1st Class Lance Dement, shooting; Army Capt. Glenn Dubis, shooting; Army Sgt. 1st Class Todd Graves, shooting; Army Staff Sgt. Ken Johnson, shooting; Army Sgt. Bill Keever, shooting; Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Steven Mays, wrestling; Navy Ensign Henry Nuzum, rowing; Army Sgt. Jason Parker, shooting; Army Sgt. 1st Class Mike Schmidt, shooting; Army Spc. Chad Senior, modern pentathlon; Army Sgt. 1st Class Daryl Szarenski, shooting; Army Sgt. 1st Class Tom Tamas, shooting.

The alternate U.S. military Olympians are: Army Sgt. Deandrey Abron, boxing; Army Spc. Dominic Black, wrestling; Army Capt. Jim Gregory, modern pentathlon; Army Spc. Mujaahid Maynard, wrestling; Air Force Maj. William Roy, shooting; Army Spc. Michael Van Arsdale, wrestling; Army Spc. Brett Weatherbie, modern pentathlon; Army Sgt. James Webb, boxing.

The U.S. military Olympic coaches are: Army Staff Sgt. Basheer Abdullah, boxing performance coordinator; Marine Corps Capt. Jon Antonelli, assistant wrestling coach; Rob Herman, assistant wrestling coach; Bill E. Krilling, Olympic rifle jury and equipment control official; Jerry Quiller, assistant track and field coach.

For more information on the U.S. military Olympic athletes contact the Department of Defense Sports Office via their web site at: http://www.dod.mil/armedforcessports/ .