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Development Camp Blog: Riley Barber Day 1

by Staff Writer / Washington Capitals

by Riley Barber

I came in yesterday morning. I drove here from Michigan, where I live now to train, and stopped at my grandparents’ house in Pittsburgh, where I am originally from, for one night. [Once I arrived in D.C.] I came in and went through all the testing, which took pretty long, and then finally had dinner after a while and went to bed early.

[My roommate for the trip is] Brandon Tanev from Providence [College]. I didn’t know him before camp, but we’ve been hitting it off pretty well so far.

The first day of camp was a lot of fun. It’s really exciting, a lot of new faces, good to come in here and see the facility. I think the drills are great, and seeing that a lot of us haven’t practiced in over a couple months, it’s good to get back to high tempo drills and get in a good sweat.

This summer’s been great. I went to the Caribbean for a week, which was my first vacation in a long time. Other than that I’ve mostly just been training. I went back to school for six weeks and took a class, but now I’m back home for the rest of the summer just working out, going out on the boat and hanging out.

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