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Knizek taking a special interest

Wednesday, February 12, 2014
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With the Olympic bobsled competition not set to start until Sunday and the skeleton on Thursday, the news for the U.S. team has amounted to Johnny Quinn’s Hulkster/Houdini act.
Trapped first in his Sochi hotel bathroom, from which he smashed his way out, and then an elevator, Quinn has unintentionally become the story, until they actually start sliding.
When they do, there will be a more-than-interested observer at Shenendehowa’s High School East building, where a Team USA jacket hangs in Rick Knizek’s training room.
A full-time athletic trainer at the school, Knizek spends his day evaluating, treating and rehabbing athletes from every varsity sport.

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