Ann Gaffigan (anngaff)



Overland Park, KS, USA

About anngaff:

Chief Technical Officer, Women Talk Sports. I competed in Track & Field and Cross-Country in college at the University of Nebraska and competed professionally in Track & Field (3000m Steeplechase) from when I graduated in May 2004 until the 2008 Olympic Trials.

anngaff's Favorite Sports:

MMA, Olympics, Running, Soccer, Track & Field

anngaff's Posts:

Women ski jumpers ready for 3rd ever World Championships
posted on February 13, 2013 at 11:46pm

Italy plays host to last major event before Olympic debut   VAL DI FIEMME, Italy, via release - Members of the Visa Women's Ski Jumping Team will compete against the rest of the world's best next week in Italy at the 2013 Nordic World Ski ...more

National Pro Fastpitch expands to Northeast with addition of NY/NJ Comets
posted on February 11, 2013 at 1:07pm

via release: Nashville, TN - National Pro Fastpitch announced today the addition of a new team set to begin competition in the upcoming 2013 season. The new team, the NY/NJ Comets, will be headquartered in Bridgewater, New Jersey and will play games in...more

Kerri Walsh-Jennings Wants You to Get Really Uncomfortable
posted on February 7, 2013 at 11:42am

Kerri Walsh-Jennings. Photos courtesy of WIN for KC “It’s so powerful to sit here in this room and realize that each and everyone of us are so similar,” a teary-eyed Kerri Walsh-Jennings told the over 1400 people in attendance at the ...more

Jr World Ski Jumping: Hendrickson breaks hill record during Team Event
posted on January 26, 2013 at 7:49pm

Sarah Hendrickson, courtesy of WSJUSA.com U.S. team of teens gains experience with 8th-place finish via release  LIBEREC, Czech Republic — Sarah Hendrickson led the U.S. women to an 8th place finish in the Team Event at Junior World Champi...more

Jr World Ski Jumping: Tough day for Sarah Hendrickson, but she's ready to 'learn and move on'
posted on January 25, 2013 at 1:57pm

Eau Claire’s Anderson was the ‘best surprise of the week’, coach says via release (more at wsjusa.com) LIBEREC, Czech Republic — Live and learn. Three little words Sarah Hendrickson didn’t plan on telling herself after...more

Sarah Hendrickson aiming for gold at Junior World Ski Jumping Championships
posted on January 23, 2013 at 11:00pm

Image via http://www.wsjusa.com/ Talented team of U.S. juniors ready for international competition via release PARK CITY, Utah — Eighteen-year-old Sarah Hendrickson leads a team of four into the 2013 Junior World Ski Jumping Championships ...more

Women's Ski Jumping USA announces new leadership team
posted on January 17, 2013 at 10:47am

Beck named executive director, Holden is program director PARK CITY, Utah — Women’s Ski Jumping USA has named Robbie Beck as the foundation’s Executive Director and Jenny Holden as Athletic Program Director. Beck and Holden, bot...more

Ski Jumping World Cup: Sarah Hendrickson back on top of podium
posted on January 12, 2013 at 2:22pm

HINTERZARTEN, GERMANY — Sarah Hendrickson snagged her second World Cup win of the season Saturday in Hinterzarten — a jump she knows well. She won here a year ago too, setting the hill record. Hendrickson led the U.S. team Saturday, which b...more

Ski Jumping: Deep U.S. team crowds leaderboard in Ramsau World Cup
posted on December 16, 2012 at 11:35pm

Van (4th), Jerome (5th) lead five U.S. women in top 12 finishers  RAMSAU, Austria — When the announcer says, “They’ve got a really deep squad,” you’d think he was talking about a basketball team, not ski jumping. W...more

Kansas City Shock Announces Tryout Information for 2013 Roster
posted on November 6, 2012 at 2:11pm

The Kansas City Shock is the first pro or semipro women's soccer team in the Kansas City area (and beyond). They have joined the Women's Premier Soccer League (WPSL) and will field their first team for the 2013 season, which will be coached by Nicole Orti...more

Women’s Ski Jumping documentary wins prestigious Banff Film Festival award
posted on November 5, 2012 at 8:25pm

SALT LAKE CITY, Nov. 5, 2012 – The documentary film Ready To Fly has been awarded “Best Feature-Length Mountain Film” at the prestigious Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival.  Ready To Fly, written and directed by William A. Ker...more

Women's Ski Jumping USA names athletes to Visa Team
posted on October 14, 2012 at 6:59pm

U.S. women aim to defend their No. 1 ranking via release Women’s Ski Jumping USA has named the athletes to represent the Visa Women’s Ski Jumping Team this year on the World and Continental Cup circuits. 2013 Visa Women’s Ski Jumping ...more

Video: Claressa Shields Knocks 'em Dead on The Colbert Report
posted on September 26, 2012 at 10:27am

The Colbert Report Get More: Colbert Report Full Episodes,Political Humor & Satire Blog,Video Archive 17-year-old Claressa Shields, the first and only American boxer (male or female) to win gold at the Olympics, went toe-to-toe with comedian Step...more

NPF Week 10: Offense and power on full display as home runs take center stage
posted on August 14, 2012 at 6:36pm

Photo: Megan Wiggins of the Chicago Bandits (by Dina Kwit) via release: With only two weeks left before the 2012 NPF Championship Series, teams in the NPF held nothing back over the past weekend. Between the two series, there were twenty-two home runs ...more

NPF Announces 22 Game Fall Back To School Tour
posted on August 9, 2012 at 12:50pm

Nashville, TN, via release National Pro Fastpitch announced today the 2012 NPF Back to School Tour schedule that is set to launch in September. The Tour is sponsored in part by USSSA, with the support of Major League Baseball. The 2012 Tour marks the t...more

NPF Week 9 full of hits and home runs along with dominate pitching performances
posted on August 8, 2012 at 5:21pm

via release  (Photo, left: Monica Abbott of the Chicago Bandits - credit Dina Kwit) This past weekend was another typical weekend in the NPF. Pitchers kept the scores low, but the hits still came. Over the weekend, three different hitters hit two...more

Women ski jumpers set to compete in U.S. National Championships
posted on August 4, 2012 at 8:07am

via release  PARK CITY, UTAH — Women ski jumpers will vie this weekend for the top spot in the nation at the U.S. Ski Jumping and Nordic Combined Championships in Utah. Jumper Jessica Jerome, last year’s large hill champion, is aiming f...more

NPF Week 8: Series Swept, Series Split, Multiple Home Run Games, and Impressive Pitching Performances
posted on July 31, 2012 at 1:19pm

via release  (Photo, left: Caitlin Lowe of the USSSA Pride, taken by Dina Kwit) This weekend we saw a shift in power at the top of the League. The USSSA Florida Pride and the Chicago Bandits did battle in Orlando to see who would take control of ...more

NPF Week 7 Recap - everything from no hitters to multi-home run games
posted on July 24, 2012 at 6:19pm

Carolina Diamonds' Jami Lobpries, photo by Dina Kwit This weekend National Pro Fastpitch was filled with everything from no hitters to multi-home run games. It was a weekend for those who love offense and those who love a good pitchers duel. There was ...more

NPF Week 6: High Scoring Week With 95 Runs Scored In Eight Games
posted on July 18, 2012 at 11:25am

via release (Left: Bianca Mejia, shortstop for the Carolina Diamonds, photo by Bill Diem) Week six in the NPF was packed with more impressive offensive performances, along with a couple stellar pitching outings. Games were won either by landslides or by...more

NPF Week 5: Honors And Weather Take Center Stage
posted on July 11, 2012 at 9:57am

By: Dustin Hood, via release   Brianna Hesson, infielder for the Akron Racers (photo courtesy of Bill Diem) This week’s action around the NPF was unlike recent weeks we have seen thus far. There were no monstrous numbers of home runs hit, no...more

NPF Week 4 Action Gives a Taste of Everything - Pitchers and Batters Duel for Spotlight
posted on July 4, 2012 at 12:20am

Nikki Nemitz from the Chicago Bandits, photo by Dina Kwit How do you follow up an eighteen home run weekend? You knock seventeen long balls out. This week around National Pro Fastpitch seemed to be much like the last except with a more regular feel to ...more

NPF WEEK 3: Pitching Takes a Backseat to the Long Ball; 18 Total Home Runs hit, 12 on Title IX Anniversary
posted on June 26, 2012 at 11:55am

Chicago Bandit catcher, Kristen Butler (photo by Dina Kwit)   via release  After a week of pitching dominance, the bats around the NPF awoke from their slumber. The third week of action in the NPF showed us how powerful the league can be an...more

Gems Shine In Second Week of NPF 2012 Season
posted on June 20, 2012 at 2:50pm

Cat Osterman of the USSSA Pride (Photo courtest National Pro Fastpitch) via release The action surrounding the NPF this weekend was nothing short of brilliant as the teams kicked off an exciting second week of the season. The season continued with the...more

2012 National Pro Fastpitch Season Off to Impressive Start
posted on June 13, 2012 at 10:57am

Photo: Megan Wiggins (Chicago Bandits) catches Kesley Bruder's (Pride) almost-home run. Photo courtesy of NPF via release: This weekend the best women’s softball players in the world gathered together to begin the 2012 National Pro Fastpitch sea...more

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