Fifteen-year-old Austin Lewis, a student at Grand Junction High School in Grand Junction, Colorado has a new business start-up while studying, and training for football and track at the same time. Faced with traveling to Arizona, Texas or other netherlands to have his track and football speeds officially certified in the same process used by the NFL, Austin researched how to make his own records both certifiable and convenient. Already a local football star, Austin decided to bring a combine timing device to Grand Junction and make it available to surrounding communities.
Austin’s phone is ringing. Parents, scouts and coaches are signing up for the first combine on March 3rd at Grand Junction’s Lincoln Park Stocker Stadium. Each certificate will be signed by Colorado Mesa University sprints and hurdle coach, Chad Barlow. If you are a gym enthusiast or biker, and want official times, the service is available to you as well. All proceeds from the $55.00 fee will go to MCJFA-Mesa County Junior Football Association. Visit the Western Rocky Mountain Combine website here for more information or to register for the March 3rd event.
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Austin Lewis: Rocky Mountain Sports Combine (video)