SportsKid of the Month: January-February, 2011

  • SI Kids Connor Ellison > BIO
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    Connor Ellison

    Age:
    13
    State:
    California
    Sports:
    Cycling
    BIO
    When Connor was eight, he was diagnosed with a condition that affects his liver, which kept him from playing many sports. Just five years later, Connor has become a competitive cyclist — with a cause. Last June, he was the youngest rider to finish the Race Across America, a 3,000-mile team bike race that spans the United States. Connor competed to raise money for research and awareness of organ donation, earning $107,000 for Team Donate Life. 
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  • SI Kids Courtney Diemar > BIO
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    Courtney Diemar

    Age:
    6
    State:
    Colorado
    Sports:
    Triathlon
    BIO
    Last year, Courtney swam, biked, and ran her way to the 2010 IronKids National Triathlon Championship for six-year-old girls. She won two IronKids triathlons in Colorado to qualify for the nationals in St. Petersburg, Florida, where she was first in her age group by more than a minute.
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  • SI Kids Makayla Roe > BIO
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    Makayla Roe

    Age:
    10
    State:
    Arizona
    Sports:
    Soccer
    BIO
    Makayla is a scoring machine on the soccer field. She netted 19 goals in seven games to help her team, the Anthem Lightning, finish 7–0 in the Arizona Division II state league. Makayla also runs cross-country. Her  time of 16:07 in the two-mile race was one of the top finishes for her school this season.
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  • SI Kids Kirran Magowan > BIO
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    Kirran Magowan

    Age:
    13
    State:
    Ohio
    Sports:
    Golf
    BIO
    Kirran won three tournaments to earn the title of 2010 Southern Ohio PGA Junior Tour Player of the Year for boys in the 12–13 age group. He also won the Junior World Ohio Qualifier, Cincinnati City Open, and the Cincinnati Middle School League Championship, all with scores under par.
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