Klub Keihas Members and Friends
Here you'll find lots of photos of the many people I've been lucky enough to meet and spend time with because of my involvement with throwing the javelin.  It's been a hellava 43 years so far, from that first day I picked up a nordic viking and threw it less than 30m/100' to where we are today.  Enjoy your visit here and if you're one of the folks seen here..... thanks!!
Jeff Gorski: Club founder & head coach        PB- old rules 79m/new rules70m;  3X All-ACC and 4X school record setter while at UNC;  1981 & 1982 TAC (now USATF) finalist; 1981 US National Team member; coached school record holders in every throwing event at UNC  as well as ACC champions in every throwing event; Resides in Chapel Hill, NC   Hobbies include fishing, beer brewing, photography, reading, classic old movies & carpentry
Kari Ihalainen: Finland's National javelin coach;  Worked as South Korea's Nat'l Javelin coach for 3 years between stints as Finnish javelin leader;   PB- old rules 88m/ new rules 77m;  Resides in Kuortane, Finland;  Hobbies include hiking, carpentry/wood working;   Worked many clinics & camps w/ Jeff including the current Kultan Keihas Project
Bill Schmidt: 1972 Olympic Bronze medalist   PB- 86m  Sports marketing pioneer;  Former throws coach at U Tenn
Avid world traveler;   A regular fixture at Klub Keihas Throwing Schools and "Field of Dreams" training camps; National Scholastic Sport Foundation board member  funding  Kultan Keihas Project for junior javelin development

Duncan Atwood: 2X Olympian  PB- 94m old rules/83m new rules;  "Partners in Crime" for many camps and
clinics  for more than a decade;  PocketVideos founder, image/video genius and ancient Saab enthusiast

Tapio Korjus: 1988 Olympic champion  PB-old rules 89m/new rules 86m; coach of many of Finland's top throwers
                                          Administrator of IAAF Training center in Kuortane, Finland; avid fisherman

Janis Lusis: 1968 Olympic champion; 2X World records (91.98m in 1968 & 93.80m  in 1972); 4 X Olympic finalist
Coach of several top Latvian throwers; regular attendee at Keihaskarnivaalit and coached at 2002 American JavFest
One of the Athletics greatest athletes  and voted one of the 5 Most Important People in Latvian history

Uwe Hohn:  1982 European Champion and World Record setter; PB old rules 104.80m/new rules 79m
                 Coached Polish record holder Derek Trafas (87m) and other athletes world wide

Lynda Blutreich (Lipson): 4 X USATF Champion; 3 X All American at UNC; PB- 61m old rules/59m new rules;
           2000 Olympian & 1997/1999 world Championships teams; original klub Keihas member
                 Set ACC discus record in 2nd year in the event;  former Duke Univ throws coach

Sean Murray: 3X All American at UNC; ACC records in javelin & 35lb weight
                     PBs- 74m javelin, 53m discus, 19.50m 35lb weight
Klub Keihas original member; a regular at PA Klub Keihas Throwing School

Rob Curtis: Univ of Kentucy All American  PB- 81.65m;
     Glass bender and CAD certified designer 

Brian Kollar: 1997 & 98 HS National champion; 1998 Penn Relays
HS champ; US HS record -70.94m; 1999 World juniors; PB- 74m
           (70m old rules in HS);  2X Olympic Trials Top 5 finish

Leigh Smith: 1999 HS National champ; 2000 Penn Relays HS champ
U Tenn All American; 2008 Olympian; Tulane throws coach; PB-83m

Rob Austin: 2 X Penn State All American; Big 10 Champion; PB- 71.50m ; 2000 US Olympic Trials
              Original Klub Keihas & JAVELAND website designer/guru.... THANKS ROB!!
   Avid home brewer; Pioneering local hops growing project with NCSU Agriculture program

Katherine Betz: 3X Louisiana state champion; PB 51m
Brian Florek: 2 years unbeaten in NJ HS competition;
    2 X NJ HS champ; 2X Meet of Champions winner
           PB- 67m;  HS Regional discus champion

Brian Blutreich: UCLA All American; 1992 Olympian; PB- 65m (discus); Coach of multiple NCAA & USATF National Champions at UNC and Univ of Oklahoma
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