Ranked table tennis player Ren Murakami finds passion in coaching
By: Alan Brads
Table tennis players from Cedarville who volleyed plastic balls for hours every week flooded the rec center’s exercise room, chatting excitedly about who they thought had a chance to win second place in the intramural tournament.
“Second place?” said the intramural supervisor. “Why not first?”
“Not today,” said one contestant simply. “Ren’s coming”
Growing up in Japan, Ren Murakami played table tennis as often as he could, but not as often ...
‘Bryson the Bison’: Cedarville Alumnus Writes New Children’s Book
By: Maggie Fipps
“I just became the bison guy.”
How did Luke Freshwater, Cedarville graduate, military veteran, businessman, and father, become known as the bison guy?
Freshwater became fascinated with the fluffy beasts after he heard about their fearless tendencies. When a storm rolls in, instead of fleeing, a bison gallops into it, facing all its fervor. Prominent people such as Crossfit star Rich Froning co-opted this analogy as a galvanizing statement of courage. ...