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Sunday, February 28, 2016

JOHN WOOD TO 'STAND' FOR 29 HOURS FOR 'STAND UP TO CANCER' Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) set for this afternoon, through tomorrow evening

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Fairfax, VA - February 28, 2016 - John K. Wood, legendary well-loved owner of 29 Diner ( in Fairfax, Virginia, will begin a 29-hour 'stand up' to help raise much-needed funds for cancer research for 'Stand Up To Cancer' (SU2C).
John will be cooking and curing barbecue in his smoker, starting, today, Sunday, February 28, at 4:29 pm, and will 'stand' at the diner for 29 hours through, tomorrowMonday, February 29, at 9:29 pm, to additionally help raise awareness and funds for theInova Children's Cancer Program of the Inova Fairfax Cancer Center at Inova Children's Hospital, located on the campus ofInova Fairfax Medical Center (
There will be great music during the 29-hour 'stand-up', 'jitter bug' dance contests, 'drive-in' movies, and great hickory smoked barbecue, as well as a wide-variety of other tasty items on the menu and 29 Diner will match all donations up to $1,000.00.

John is a part of 'Team Moonshot', made up of himself and cancer survivors, Pat MaloneLisa Malone, and her sister, Beth Reed, who successfully 'stood up' to cancer during a 24-hour fundraiser for 'Stand Up To Cancer' on February 10 and 11, 2016, ( at Fire Works American Pizzeria & Bar(, located in Arlington, VirginiaPat Malone, Lisa Malone, and Beth Reed will help John kick off his 'stand', this afternoon, at 4:29 pm, and be a part of the official countdown to 29 hours, tomorrowevening, at 9:29 pm.

Lisa Malone, Chris Cooley, Pat Malone, Beth Reed, and John Wood, at Fire Works American Pizzeria & Bar in Arlington, Virginia, on Thursday, February 11, 2016.

29 Diner ( is located at 10536 Fairfax Blvd, Fairfax, VA 22030. Phone (703) 352-0029 and/or visit their official website at

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

US Sports Strength and Conditioning Receives 2013 Best of Alexandria Award

Alexandria Award Program Honors the Achievement
ALEXANDRIA December 3, 2013 -- US Sports Strength and Conditioning has been selected for the 2013 Best of Alexandria Award in the Sports Motivational Training category by the Alexandria Award Program.
Each year, the Alexandria Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Alexandria area a great place to live, work and play.
Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2013 Alexandria Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the Alexandria Award Program and data provided by third parties.
About Alexandria Award Program
The Alexandria Award Program is an annual awards program honoring the achievements and accomplishments of local businesses throughout the Alexandria area. Recognition is given to those companies that have shown the ability to use their best practices and implemented programs to generate competitive advantages and long-term value.
The Alexandria Award Program was established to recognize the best of local businesses in our community. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations and other business advertising and marketing groups. Our mission is to recognize the small business community's contributions to the U.S. economy.
SOURCE: Alexandria Award Program

Alexandria Award Program

A big Thank YOU to our Athletes and Fitness Warriors. There is no US Sports Strength and Conditioning without your dedicated efforts. Now let's get bigger, stronger, faster, leaner, meaner, and experience even more success in 2014!

Friday, December 23, 2011

Statistically, Hokies One of the ACC's Better Teams

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Statistically, Hokies One of the ACC's Better Teams
by Chris Coleman,, December 23, 2011

Virginia Tech is done with 13 of their 15 non-conference basketball games, and they have a 10-3 record. They are one of just four ACC teams with 10 wins right now, and the combined record of the three teams the Hokies lost to is 33-2.

The Hokies are playing solid basketball in plenty of ways, and are probably a little better overall than most people expected them to be. A quick run through the ACC stats page, as well as the RPI and SOS numbers on, show where Tech stacks up to the rest of the league. Keep in mind that the ranking average takes into account how each team ranks in the league in 10 statistical categories, such as scoring offense, field goal percentage, assists to turnover ratio, etc.

The ACC by Rank
Team Rankings Avg. SOS RPI
UNC 3.5 68 20
UVA 3.6 171 39
VT 4.4 80 54
Duke 6 28 1
NC State 6.1 37 65
FSU 6.7 31 45
Miami 6.9 38 49
GT 7 157 143
Wake 7.1 125 91
Clemson 7.1 268 228
BC 9.3 192 257
Maryland 10.3 91 96

Virginia Tech is third in the ACC in average ranking against the sixth toughest schedule any ACC team has played. Tech is first in the ACC in three point percentage defense, second in free throw shooting, while their lowest ranks are rebounding margin (7th) and turnover margin (7th).

Do the Hokies need to continue to get better? Of course. They need to get better on the boards, they need to stop the ball from getting into the paint so much, and they'll have to keep shooting the ball well. However, they'll have plenty of opportunities for wins, because right now the numbers indicate that Virginia Tech is one of the top six teams in the ACC, as usual, and perhaps even better than that.
I think the Hokies have three big things going for them right now:
1) Depth. The Hokies use a nine-man playing rotation, and everyone they put on the court is a solid contributor. There are no empty uniforms.
2) Shooting. This Virginia Tech team, through 13 games, has flashed the ability to knock down the open jumper.

3) Passing. Overall, this is probably the best passing team at Virginia Tech in the Seth Greenberg era. And it's not just backup point guard Marquis Rankin. Jarell Eddie, Robert Brown, Cadarian Raines, C.J. Barksdale, Dorian Finney-Smith and Erick Green have really stood out to me in that area as well. That's just about everybody on the team.
In short, this is a good looking basketball team. The 2011 recruiting class, which was arguably the best in school history, actually looks slightly better than expected so far (knock on wood). They can shoot, they can pass, and they are playing well together.
As they get into conference play, they'll have to beat some top 50 teams. We've already been over that. However, they are just as likely be harmed in their conference schedule as they are to be helped by it. If you scroll back up and look at the table, you'll notice that two ACC teams (Clemson and Boston College) are ranked outside college basketball red line: #200 in the RPI. Clemson is #228, while BC is #257. If you rank outside the top 200 at this point in the season, then you are a bad, bad basketball team.
Unfortunately for the Hokies, they have to face Clemson and Boston College a grand total of four times this season. That's four times Tech's strength of schedule will get drug down by a lowly ranked team. If Tech manages to be upset by either team, then it will be even worse. Fortunately the Hokies only play Georgia Tech (#143) once.
Come March, it looks like we might find ourselves in a familiar situation.