- Bryan Clay
Olympic silver medalist for the decathlon at the summer 2004 games held in Athens, Greece, Bryan Clay became the 12th Azusa Pacific University alumni to bring home an Olympic medal. Originally born in Austin, Texas, Clay moved to Hawaii at age 5 and began running track at Castle High School, where he graduated in 1998. Encouraged by then coach, and 2000 Olympic Games decathlon bronze medalist Chris Huffins to try the decathlon, Clay continued on to APU where he trained with his current coach Kevin Reid.
Clay was the NAIA All-American 23 times during his academic career and graduated in 2003 with a B.A. in social work. Clay set a personal best at this year’s Olympic Trials for the decathlon with a score of 8,660 points, surprising judges and his opponents. At the games, Clay once again broke his own personal record and won the silver medal with 8,820 points. Clay’s score marked the sixth best in Olympic history and his tally was fourth best. Now looking ahead to the 2008 games in Beijing, China, Clay hopes to excel and bring home another Olympic medal.
- Leah O’Brien-Amico
Southern California native and member of the U.S.A. Olympic Softball Team, Leah O’Brien-Amico proves that it is possible to do it all, have it all, and stay grounded in the process. Winning her third straight gold medal in the 2004 summer Olympic Games in Athens, Greece, O’Brien-Amico maintains a family with husband Tommy Amico and two-year-old son, Jake Thomas Amico. The 5’9" first baseman and outfielder calls Chino Hills, California home and has been playing softball consistently since college.
During her college career, the 27 year-old University of Arizona alumni helped lead her alma mater to three College World Series titles in 1993, 1994, and 1997, and her batting average of .750 continues to hold the College World Series Record for batting average in a single tournament. Through the excitement and endless accomplishments, O’Brien-Amico places family and her relationship with God as her priorities. A self-proclaimed Christian, the Olympic gold medalist describes her dream job as being a motivational speaker on the Christian circuit and her favorite book as the Bible.
- Classic Cars Show
Enjoy a cool spring evening outdoors while checking out some of the finest classic cars in Southern California. Meet the owners and ask questions about the unique and elaborate hobby of refurbishing classics.
- Sonsational Activities and Events
Come play interactive inflatable games and bouncy rides just like a kid at the fair! Sonsational Activities will feature their best equipment for this year’s Night of Champions.
In addition to the speakers and entertainment listed above, Night of Champions 2005 also included:
- Peacemaker Harley Davidson Ministry
- Something Like Silas
Please contact Night of Champions with any questions.