Daily Newspaper and Travel Guide
for Pecos Country of West Texas
Wednesday, August 9, 2000
Juarez earns $3,000 Toughman prize
PECOS, Aug. 9, 2000 -- Boxing experience paid off for former Pecos-Barstow
Warbirds fighter Rudy Juarez, as he used his fighting skills to capture
first place in a Toughman Contest held recently at the San Angelo Coliseum.
The 29-year-old Juarez fought as a member of the Warbirds during the
late 1980s and early 1990s took the light-heavyweight division, according
to the San Angelo Standard-Times, one of three divisions in the event.
Juarez left boxing in 1991, but was able to use those skills to his
advantage in the Toughman competition, in which the rules are few and far
between compared with those in a normal boxing match.
Juarez won four bouts, defeating a truck driver, kickboxer and Angelo
State University student on the way to the finals, the Standard-Times said.
Once there, he defeated San Angeloan Rene Padilla in a split decision to
earn the $3,000 first prize and a ride on the shoulders of his brother,
Juarez had competed both in the Junior Olympic and Open Divisions of
the West Texas Golden Gloves while a member of the Pecos-Barstow Warbirds,
as did several other family members, who had followed in his father's footsteps.
Campo upbeat despite Dallas' early troubles
By JAIME ARON
AP Sports Writer
WICHITA FALLS, Aug. 9, 2000 (AP) - If Dave Campo wasn't coaching the
Dallas Cowboys, he'd be a great spin doctor for the presidential campaigns.
His specialty: finding something good in any situation - even the bad ones.
No matter what has happened the first three weeks of his first training
camp in charge, Campo has remained upbeat. Or, to use his favorite buzzwords,
he's been "excited" and "positive."
Whether it's the team's continued problems with penalties, the offense's
struggles in enemy territory or the absence of two Pro Bowl offensive linemen,
Campo has done his best to find the silver lining in each.
Here's how Campo spun those subjects at his daily news conference Tuesday:
The Cowboys were the most penalized team in the NFL last season and
Campo spent the offseason training his players to follow the rules.
He harped on things like focus and tempo to cut down the pre-snap penalties,
such as offsides and false starts. He also brought in officials to work
every summer minicamp and every training camp session.
The dedication seemed to be paying off, especially after his team had
just two penalties in the opener. Then came the second exhibition game
against Atlanta this past weekend.
Dallas committed 10 penalties, including six prior to snaps. Four of
the pre-snap penalties were by the defense in the first quarter, when Falcons
quarterback Chris Chandler tricked them with a hard count.
Campo's spin: The defense was just being overly aggressive, which is
easier to correct than if they were too passive, and he's glad to know
they need to practice handling a hard count.
"I felt like we'd made a lot of progress in that area, but Chris Chandler
is one of the best in the business at it and he exploited us," Campo said.
"We can expect it again from here on out, so it's an area that we need
to clean up."
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