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Kellen Pearson stretches at the beginning of Tuesday morning's strength and conditioning session of Hudson's Raider Elite Program in the middle school gym. Nearly 200 high school student-athletes are taking part in the 11-week program. Photo by Bob Burrows

Striving for excellence: Raider athletes spending the summer working to improve

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While many kids look to summer for a break from school-related activities, nearly 200 Hudson High School student-athletes are spending 11 weeks of their summer looking to get better in their respective sports.


The students, both male and female and representing all sports in all grades, are showing up five days a week at the middle school and high school for sessions that combine weight training and strength and conditioning drills in an effort to compete at a higher level.

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Bob Burrows
Bob Burrows has been sports editor at the River Falls Journal since 1996 and at the Hudson Star-Observer since 2009. Prior to joining the Journal, Burrows served as sports editor with Ledger Publications in Balsam Lake, Wis. A native of Bayonne, N.J. and a U.S. Navy veteran, Burrows attended Marquette University before completing his studies at UW-River Falls in 1992.
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