Month: September 2011

XE athlete Al Ertzner earns World Championship

Al Ertzner, XE athlete, and former Omaha firefighter, just keeps on bringing home the hardware! Al, now 51 years old, just won the 2011 World Championship in the 2011 World Police & Fire Games in New York, New York. Al won the 1st place prize in the over 50 division. Al trains with the Xplosive Edge in Omaha, NE. Strength and Conditioning, and the phenomenal facilities at the Xplosive Edge has helped Al with his achievements. Al works out about 3-4 times per week and trains as functionally as he can to how he competes. Al has been a staple in the X-edge philosophy of putting on lean muscle mass and training with your feet on the ground. Al has also place 1st in the 2011 Western States Police & Fire Games and also won 1st place in the over 50 TCA (toughest competition alive) event. Al is also the 2011 Firefighter Combat Challenge Grand National Champ! Way to go Al Ertzner! You are truly a machine!

Louisville Football Wins First Game in 3 Years after training at XE all summer

Streak Broken, LHS Shuts Out T-Birds, 22-0 (9-3-11)

The Louisville Lions opened the 2011 campaign with a 22-0 victory of Johnson County Central in a home contest played at Ralston due to construction at the Louisville field.

Sophomore running back Skyler Deloske tallied three touchdowns in the contest that was delayed after the third quarter on Friday night due to lightning, then completed Saturday morning.

After threatening to score midway through the first period, the Lions entered the scoring column when Deloske used strong blocking by the left side of LHS offensive line for a 22 yard touchdown at the 9:46 mark of the second quarter.

The offensive line of Sam Glasshoff, Steihl Reeves, Pat Cleary, Clayton Snodgrass, John Leversee and Jake Snodgrass continued their strong play in the second half, leading the way for Deloske’s second score of the game, a 17 yard jaunt that made the score 14-0 with 4:08 left in the third quarter

The score remained 14-0 going into the final period when officials suspended the game due to lightning in the area. After over two hours and constant attention to radar by officials from both schools, it was decided the game should be resumed the following morning at 10:00.

Saturday was much like the previous evening, as Louisville came out with dominant line play on both sides of the ball while tacking on another TD as Deloske closed out scoring with an 11 yard burst with 1:40 remaining in the game to seal the win. The sophomore running back accumulated 168 yards on 23 carries.

The Lion defense was led by freshman linebacker Devin Norris with two solo tackles and 12 assists, senior Jake Snodgrass with one tackle and 12 assists and Colby Smith with 8 assisted tackles.

The victory broke a 26 game losing streak by the Lions whose previous win was a 24-13 conquest of Malcolm on October 12, 2007. Louisville’s last defensive shut out was a 42-0 rout of JCC, also in 2007.

“I’m unbelievably proud of this team,” said Louisville head coach Nick Bausch. “These guys believe in themselves, their attitude has been tremendous.”

“We work as a team,” said Reeves, a senior guard. “We work for the guy next to us and we trust each other…our team has a lot of heart.”

The Lions travel to Conestoga (1-0) next Friday for a 7:00 p.m. battle against the Cougars, who defeated Brownell-Talbot, 45-7, Friday evening.

NHL Athlete Jed Ortmeyer takes Athlete of the Year

Jed Ortmeyer, Xplosive Edge athlete, and member of the Minnesota Wild of the National Hockey League was awarded the “athlete of the year” award by the Xplosive Edge staff Friday Sept. 2, 2011. Jed has been an a part of the Pro Edge camp through the Xplosive Edge camp for 3 years now. Jed, overcoming many adversities, has been very dedicated over the years in the weight room. Jed possesses an intensity level second to none and always works his butt off. Jed started his career with the New York Rangers after a stellar career with the University of Michigan. After New York Jed has been with the San Jose Sharks and the Nashville Predators. Jed checked into the Xplosive Edge in late June and put 10 weeks of grueling conditioning together to increase his vertical jump by 2 inches, and decrease his body fat by 4%. We are very proud of Jed and wish him the best.