TEAM WILD CHILD
Everyone at the Beijing Olympics was abuzz at the incredible feats being performed by TEAM WILD CHILD!
But it was at the Aquatic Center where the greatest athletic moment seen so far at the Olympics had occurred.
Even before the individual events began, Team Wild Child had been summarily dismissed by the experts as
being only a 'small, insignificant' entry, with none of the aggressive, competitive drive needed to perform
at the Olympic level.
And it was THIS statement, published in most news services, that had triggered the legendary
'Terrier Tenacity' to reach new, unimaginable heights of beligerent determination.
In venues all over the Olympic Compound, Team Wild Child was performing above and beyond anyone's expectations,
wowing the crowds with their fierce competitive spirit, and brilliant athletic ability.
The latest feat of acrobatic genius had just occurred at the Water Cube,
which was packed to overflowing with fans
from many nations, all cheering for their athletes. The enormous crowd had been rendered speechless by the
feat that had just occurred on the 3 meter springboard.
As the diving competitor representing Team Wild Child stepped onto the springboard, the crowd glanced
at the rankings posted on the scoreboard at the far end of the huge building. The diver for Team Wild Child
was ranked 12th in a 12 diver field, 68.86 points behind the leader. The crowd smiled tolerantly, ready
to applaud the diver for having Olympic spirit and the desire to simply compete.
They watched as the Team Wild Child diver took one step forward, then stopped, and acknowledged the judges.
After standing perfectly still for several seconds, the WC diver took 3 long strides to the end of the springboard.
Paws raised overhead, the WC diver lifted off the board, then returned to the board, only to be catapulted
high into the air.
Paws pointed, legs tightly together, the WC diver did a Scottie-inverted 8 1/2 twist, in the pike position,
with a triple flip, and 2 mid-air pirouettes... ending in a perfectly vertical entry, the water
rippling only slightly as the perfectly pointed rear paws disappeared
beneath the surface, leaving no tell-tale splash whatsoever!
The crowd rose to their feet, and the building resonated with the wild cheering for the brave, determined
Team Wild Child diver! What brilliance! What courage!!! What skill!!!
Everyone quieted, as they all stared at the scoreboard, awaiting the judges marks for the incredible dive....
A truly HISTORIC Olympic moment!!!
Team Wild Child had just won GOLD in the 3 meter Springboard!!!
Terrier Tenacity had come to the Olympics!!
Team WILD CHILD continues to awe the crowds here at the Olympic Games!
Today's entry at the Rhythmic Gymnastics venue was breath-taking!
Heidi DelliCarpini took the Ribbon event to a new level this morning, as she
performed flawlessly, twirling and fluttering the ribbon with effortless ease.
Spurred on by brother Billy's wild encouragement, Heidi earned perfect 10's
across the board from the incredulous panel of judges!
Team WILD CHILD seems to have found their motivation... we'll definitely keep an eye on their progress!
Team WILD CHILD definitely brought the crowd to its feet this morning at the Gymnastics venue. Performing
spectacular feats on the balance beam, Agnes Donnelly moved on to the floor exercises, where her Scottie Shuffle
drew ohhhhhhhhh's and ahhhhhhhh's from the amazed spectators.
But it was at the uneven parallel bars where Agnes' skill LITERALLY reached new heights.
Her routine was breath-taking as she flipped, twirled, and twisted over, through, and around the bars.
The release move, near the end of her program, drew gasps from the crowd at its sheer beauty.
Gaining speed as she twice flipped
around the bar, Agnes catapulted herself 8 feet into the air, performed a 3 1/2 twist, added a triple flip,
and returned to the bar, to perform a paw-stand with spectacular ease... her ears and tail never leaving their
perfectly vertical alignment!
The judges' scores reflected her brilliant performance, as she earned yet ANOTHER Gold Medal
for Team WILD CHILD!!
Team WILD CHILD is making history at these Games..... and we'll keep you posted on their latest exploits!
The crowd at the Beach Volleyball venue was brought to its feet this morning, as Team Wild Child put
on a spectacular demonstration of sand scurrying and shuffling. The Gold medal match was tied at 1 set
each, with both teams scrambling for the digs.
But it was Bailey Doud's block at the net that drew gasps from the spectators. Leaping skyward,
Bailey's paws seemed to arrive just in the knick of time, blocking Team PUHDUL's play and powering
the ball over the net and into the sand between the opponent's paws, to win Match Point!
Team WILD CHILD has garnered yet another Gold medal!!
History was made today out at the Rowing Venue!!
Team Wild Child , widely regarded
as an underdog in the Rowing 8's, had not been expected to finish in the
medals. Experts had been quick to point out that the Terriers simply
did not have the stature and leg needed to power through 2000m
But what we witnessed today was nothing short of miraculous! Granted, being 'height-challenged'
did result in Team Wild Child sitting lower in the boat, with only heads and
ears visible above the boat rail, but the length of leg had NOTHING to do
with the sheer POWER they displayed down the course!
As the horn sounded to begin the race, Team Wild Child was right in the mix, rowing madly to gain
momentum. The power in those small bodies became immediately apparent as the Team Wild Child boat
seemed to LEAP ahead of the other teams, quickly gaining a full boat length on the field!!!
Watching the race progress, Team Wild Child was a picture of Terrier
Tenacity, their small bodies pulling back on the oars with fierce determination.
The expressions on the faces of Team Wild Child were intense... huge, sparkling canines
clearly visible, as they continued to extend their lead on the field.
The crowd erupted in wild cheering as Team Wild Child's boat seemed
to literally fly across the Finish Line, reaching the unimaginable speed of 58.4 miles per hour just as the horn
acknowledged their 1st place win.
Another Gold Medal.... at an incredible speed... from the team that
everyone had dismissed as not being a 'world class team'!
Team Wild Child has added ANOTHER historic first into these Olympics!!!
Team Wild Child continues to mesmerize the Olympic crowds!
Today's Balance Beam competition was NOT expected to be a strong event for
the short, square Terriers. Experts had described them as being too
BULKY for Gymnastics.
But, no one told Team Wild Child that they lacked the
"perky puhdul physique" of a Gymnast... or perhaps someone DID relay this
insult to the Scotties, for surely, Team Wild Child was on a MISSION
tonight in the Sports Center!!
Team Wild Child's gymnast was last to take to the balance beam,
and, as you can see from the time-delay photograph, performed a spectacularly
Once again, crowds were brought to their feet as Team Wild Child celebrated
gleefully at their unexpected Gold Medal.
Team Wild Child is beginning to attract a LOT of attention here at the Olympics.
We'll definitely keep our eye on these tenacious athletes!
The experts, again, said that the matchup of these two teams for the
Soccer Gold Medal would be 'no contest'. Critics seemed determined to dismiss Team
Wild Child. Yet, once again, the wee Terriers were vying for the Gold Medal.
Team Wild Child definitely brought their "A" game tonight... their 4-paw-work was
incredible, as they forced the game into overtime.
With less than a minute left in the first overtime, Team Wild Child began a full
press, worked the ball to the far side, then with a double-paw shot, drove the ball
between 4 defenders, straight for the far post.... to SCORE the winning goal!!!
Team Wild Child, now the 'darlings' of these Olympics... has done it again!!!
Team Wild Child --- Soccer Gold Medalists!!!!!!!!!
The Weightlifting fans were treated to a special show today, during the Gold Medal round.
Team PUHDUL's Fred Fu-Fu had achieved a personal best at 12 ounces, which quickly became
the score to beat.
Team Beagle easily bested that lift, reaching 1.5 pounds, but was disqualified when
he began barking excitedly before finishing the lift.
And then, Team Wild Child's weightlifter took the podium. After dusting his paws with
resin, 'The DUKE' Wilson confidently stepped toward the barbell that lay quietly in the
center of the podium. He looked at the weights on each end, and shook his head noooooooo!!
Waving a paw, he called for the judges to add weights... then waved them on to add yet MORE
weights to the bar. The crowd quieted, staring intently at this very confident Scottie
who was passing on the lesser weights that would have guaranteed Team Wild Child an easy
FINALLY, 'The DUKE' raised a paw... he was satisfied with the weight. Waving them away,
he stepped up to the bar, stared down at it, then calmly reached down and wrapped his
fore-paws around the bar.
With a fierce ARRROOOOOOOOO, in one fluid motion, 'The DUKE' SNATCHED the heavily
weighted bar overhead, braced his rear legs, locked his fore-elbows, and
stared confidently at the judges.
The spectators began cheering wildly!!!
A new WORLD RECORD....... 4654.12 pounds!!!
Team Wild Child has earned yet ANOTHER Gold Medal!!!
The final event of these Olympic Games, the Marathon, came down to the final
lap inside the stadium today.
After a 26 mile run in the summer heat, the overflow crowd in the stadium
was brought to its feet as the frontrunners entered the stadium and began one final lap
around the track.
Wild cheering erupted as the four distance runners continued to exchange leads
around the final turn. Each step showed the total exhaustion of the athletes as they
labored toward the finish line.
With less than 50 meters remaining, Team Wild Child's runner burst into the
lead, and after a quick glimpse of sparkling white canines, simply refused to be passed!!
And with a final lunge, the last Gold Medal of these Olympics was won by
Team WILD CHILD!
We're PROUD of you, Team Wild Child!!!