Thursday, March 01, 2007

Video of USC Trojan Chris Penrose hitting a 3-pointer

Sometimes the fairytale ends right, and this one did for sure. My former client Chris Penrose Jr, a senior at USC on the Trojan basketball squad, hit the most amazing 3 point shot at the end of the game versus CAL last Saturday night. What is special about this is that Chris is a walk on, has never really played much at all in his four year career with USC. He has been the "Rudy" of the team, the practice player who gives 110% every time he plays and pumps all of his other teammates up during every game & every practice. Even though he doesn't play, he is a fan favorite because he is small, white and well......not your typical division one basketball players.

Well, this one ends great. He was one of 3 seniors to walk out on the court before the game that night to be honored for his hard work and effort throughout his playing career. His whole family was there to cheer him on, and little did they know that they were in for a surprise. Picture yourself in his shoes and how amazing it is to end your career like he did, sinking a three at the buzzer. Rumor has it that in the last 5 minutes of the game the entire student section started chanting "WE WANT PENROSE, WE WANT PENROSE, WE WANT PENROSE."

Check out this clip. AWESOME!!!!!


Pete Diaz, RKC said...

What an awesome clip, Franz! Very exciting indeed!

I am not embarassed to tell you my own "Rudy" story. :)

I played Defensive line for the PD football team, my partner and I (5-8 and 5-6, collectively) were not typical D-line sized people. We were at every scrimmage and every practice colliding with some big boys. Needless to say, I got really lost in the moment, and was nicknamed Rudy by the team. At the Pig Bowl breakfast, Rudy Rutiger (the real Rudy) was our motivational speaker prior to the game. What a rush!

Kettlebell Trainer 0311 said...

Stellar fundamentals from Chris Penrose. thank you for the comment you made on my blog a few weeks back. My girlfriend and I will be in Van Nuys on the monday after the April RKC, as we prep for a trip to Baja. I'm going to roll over to the Revolution site and see what you have going on on mondays. We'd like an ass whooping before we go eat Lobster and sit in the sun for a week.


Franz Snideman said...


how ironic that Rudy was the motivational speaker. That is awesome!


I would love to have you and your girlfriend come by and take my 6pm Kettlebell + Odd lifts class that monday. Please come by.