BRIDGEPORT, Pa. — Olympian Tony Azevedo will host a 6-8 Clinic in the Washington. D.C. metro area on Wednesday-Friday, April 17-19, at The St. James Sports Complex (6805 Industrial Road, Springfield, Va.). The clinic is open to athletes of all ages and the cost is $299.
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Azevedo recently partnered with fellow Olympian Maggie Steffens to create 6-8 Sports, which aims to finally bring technology and data the sport, via an app More information on 6-8 Sports is available at https://www.6-8sports.com/.
At the end of a 6-8 Clinic, each athlete will be able to upload their 6-8 Challenge scores to the 6-8 App and see where they stand compared to other athletes around the globe for each assessment (through local & global rankings). They will also receive personal written feedback from Azevedo via email.
About Tony Azevedo:
Tony Azevedo was born in Rio de Janeiro, but his family moved to Long Beach, Calif., a month after his birth. When he was four, he suffered a near death experience after a fall that severed his trachea and esophagus. Although his heart stopped beating on the operating table for several minutes, doctors were eventually able to revive him. His parents were told he would never be able to play sports due to his sustained injuries at such an early age.
Unwilling to accept this prognosis, Tony pushed against all odds to become a great player and strong leader. During high school and his time at Stanford University, he won four CIF State Championships and two National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) titles and became the youngest member of the United States Olympic water polo team in 2000 at the age of 18. At Stanford University, he established NCAA scoring records with 332 goals (the past leader had 235) and was the first player to win the prestigious Peter Cutino Award (the Heisman trophy of water polo) four years in a row.
After graduating from Stanford with a degree in International Relations, Tony signed a series of professional water polo contracts in Europe and abroad, leading each team to numerous championship titles.
While he played pro, he also served as Captain of the US National Team and competed in international competitions throughout the year.
He was a member of the past five US Olympic Teams, culminating in a silver medal in Beijing 2008. Team USA had not won a Men’s water polo medal since the Silver in the 1988 Summer Games in Seoul.
Tony’s current goal is to grow the sport of water polo both within the USA and abroad.
- 5-Time Olympian
- Silver Medalist 2008
- 4-time Pete Cutino Award Winner (equivalent of the Heisman Trophy)
- Named 7th best Athlete in the World by Men’s Journal
- Awarded Pac 12 Water Polo Player of the Century 2015
- All time leading scorer at World Championships
- Most World Championships attended by a water polo player
- First player to win 5 Pan American Games Gold Medals
- Only American water polo player to have a 10+ year career overseas