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Dynamite Ignites, Signs First Six

September 23, 2008 - Professional Arena Soccer League (PASL) - Denver Dynamite News Release

The Professional Arena Soccer League (PASL-Pro)'s Denver Dynamite announced that they have inked six major player signings over the weekend. Five of the players have also been recently added to the US National Arena Soccer Team's (USNAST) player pool.

Jimmy Wade, a graduate of Colorado State University (Pueblo, CO), served as captain for the Southern Colorado Stars (SoCo Stars) this last summer in the Premier Arena Soccer League (PASL-Premier). He has benefited from playing outdoor in the USL's Premier Development League (PDL) with the Colorado Springs Blizzard from 2005 to 2006.

Ryan Creager started off his soccer dreams with his home town high school in Sandy Utah where he was part of the 2002 5A State Champions squad. When he graduated he found successes in playing for the Utah Salt Ratz of the Men's Premier Soccer League (MPSL) followed by Colorado State University (Pueblo, CO), Colorado Springs Blizzard and most recently with the SoCo Stars in the PASL-Premier. These successes have led him to both the USNAST and the Denver Dynamite.

Pete Randall comes to the team with several past semi-pro team experiences, including a stay with the Wenatchee Fire FC where current Dynamite Coach Mike Thompson held the reins. Furthermore, he was a teammate of Jimmy Wade and Ryan Creager's on the Colorado Springs Blizzard of the PDL in 2006. After representing the SoCo Stars as a 2007/08 PASL-Premier All-Star, Pete was named to the USNAST in June. Prior to his post college accomplishments attended both Macalester College (St. Paul, MN), which finished ranked 8th in the nation, and Whitman College (Walla Walla, WA).

Tony Thomas, also named to the USNAST squad, joined Peter Randall as a 2007/08 Premier League all-star as he led the Denver Predators to an unblemished regular season record. Following a successful stay with Metro State College, where he was named an All-American, Tony also played for the Springfield Storm and the Boulder Rapids Reserves (Colorado Rapids U23s) of the USL Premier Development League while also becoming a member of the US Amateur National Team.

Jay Hamilton played college soccer at both the University of Nevada (Las Vegas, NV) and Metro State College (Denver, CO). He has played both professionally with the San Diego Sockers of the MISL and semi-professionally with the two-time PASL-Premier Rocky Mountain regular season champions, the Colorado Predators. Also, as another member of the USNAST, he will not only add leadership as core member of the team, but will bring another dimension of technical ability to the game.

Jake Harris played collegiately for the Missouri State University, graduating in 2005. He gained much of his outdoor experience in the PDL with the Bakersfield Brigade, Springfield Storm and Springfield Demise before coming to Denver and playing for the Colorado Predators in the PASL-Premier. With the success of the Predators and a high work ethic, Jake earned a spot on the USNAST and the Denver Dynamite.

As per both team and league policy; details about the player contracts cannot be disclosed.

PASL-Pro is a new professional arena soccer league whose inaugural season kicks off October 25, 2008 when the Stockton Cougars host the Colorado Lightning. PASL-Pro consists of 8 US teams, the CMISL, and LMFR. The San Diego Sockers and a yet-to-be-named team in Utah have been added for the 2009/10 season. PASL Premier just completed its 10th season as the nation's top amateur arena soccer league. PASL-Pro and PASL-Premier are members of the Federacion Internacional de Futbol Rapido (FIFRA).

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