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Nathan Braaten and Taylor Ricci, both student-athletes, founded the Dam Worth It Campaign out of a desire to help instigate change around the topics of mental health and suicide.

Athletes utilize platforms to bring awareness to mental health struggles

Isabelle Taylor, Sports Contributor
August 30, 2021

When Team USA Gymnast Simone Biles withdrew from the 2020 Olympics Gymnastics all-around final and team final, her decision provoked a conversation that aims to help end the mental health stigma surrounding...

Jade Carey (right) poses for a photo at the US Olympic Team trials. Carey, a Team USA gymnast since 2017, earned a spot on the gymnastics team as a vault specialist and will enter the Olympics as one of two individual competitors. 

Beaver Gym’s Jade Carey to represent USA at Tokyo Olympics

Thomas Salgado de Almeida Leme, Sports Contributor
July 4, 2021

Oregon State athletics will officially have a representative in the Tokyo Olympics taking place this summer, as gymnast Jade Carey, a Beaver signee, will be a member of the six-person Team USA for gymnastics.The...

Oregon State Softball head coach Laura Berg is an Olympian champion who enjoys playing pranks, has bees and served as a Los Angeles police officer. Berg is in her eight season as head coach. 

Berg is “just like everybody else”

When you hear the word “Olympian,” what comes to mind?Perhaps it’s Michael Phelps’ 2008 performance in Beijing, Tommie Smith and John Carlos raising a fist in 1968, or even Simone Biles’ performance...

OSU sophomore Kristina Peterson performs her floor routine as the OSU gymnastics team cheers during meet versus UCLA on Feb. 29, 2020 in Gill Coliseum.

Sports Breakdown: Gymnastics

Gymnastics is one of the oldest and most entertaining sports at both the collegiate and Olympic level. Gymnastics requires athleticism, balance, flexibility, strength, agility and above all, self confidence. In...

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