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South Kitsap student trainers earn another state title

"Student trainers earn another state titleThough the players change hand every year, the South Kitsap High School athletic medicine department proved again this year it is the best in the state.Comprised of mostly seniors, the varsity athletic medicine club gave SK its second consecutive state title April 28-29 at the sixth annual Washington Vocational Sports Medicine Association competition in Wenatchee.The SK team placed in the top 17, with senior David Patrick winning the individual state title. Patrick also won the top senior award, which is based on grade-point and top total score.Other SK placers were Amanda Ballard (seventh), Nicole Eggebraten (eighth), Alexis Wright (ninth), Melissa Ulrigg (12th), Justin Nohrenberg (13th), Holly Janssen (16th) and Jessica Barnum (17th).As a team, South Kitsap held off Wenatchee by 40 points, 1,521 to 1,481. More than 300 students from 29 schools, including one from Oklahoma, competed in the event.Divided into varsity and junior varsity teams, the student trainers were tested on their knowledge of sports medicine injuries, treatments, assessment and care through a written test and an oral test (the latter for varsity only).The students also participated in a student forum and talked with other student trainers about each other's experiences. The students also listened to keynote speakers."

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