GRADUATING SENIORS

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Ft Worth THESA Riders Seniors
L to R: Josh Whiteurst, Brent Harris, Josh Weaver, David Dickens, Jonathan Owens, Eric Liggett, Benjamin Engstrom
Not Pictured: Jordan Greene, Steven Oyler
Josh Whiteurst -- Outfield #19: This is my fifth year playing select ball, I have two older brothers and great parents. I've
currently been working at Starbucks for about eight months now. After graduating I plan on going to TCC and get the basic
stuff out of the way, then transfer to UT where I will major in Mass Communications.
Brent Harris – Short Stop, Second Base # 13: Brent’s big break in baseball began when he was released by the Harris
Farm Team and was drafted by the Cardinals coach pitch team out of Denton TX. He continued playing for various “well
known teams” for twelve seasons until finally playing with the THESA Riders. He also enjoys lifting, hunting and has been a
member of the Texas State Piano Ensemble Team traveling throughout the state to perform. Brent’s high school education
has been centered on a three year study of Biblical World Views and he plans to continue that study in college. He hopes to
continue playing baseball at the college level.
Josh Weaver-- Catcher, Pitcher, Third base, and Outfield #04: I have played baseball since I was four years old. Gateway
is my church home where I am active in the youth group. I play the guitar and love to worship. I am not sure what I am going
to do for college yet, but I know GOD has great plans for me! Joshua 1:9
David Dickens – Pitcher and Third Base #5: David is the third member of the Dickens family to play with the Riders. He has
played with the Riders Baseball program for 6 years. He excels academically and plans to go to Texas A&M and major in
business. David was one of two THESA athletes to be selected to be the 2007/8 Fellowship of Christian Athletes Tom Landry
Athlete of the Year.
Jonathan Owens – Outfield # 15: I was born and raised in Arlington, TX. I’ve been Homeschooled my whole life. I’m the
third child out of eight. I have four sisters and three brothers. I will be attending Dallas Baptist University starting this Fall. I
plan to major in Business Administration and play baseball. I would like to thank my parents for supporting me and taking me
to all my practices and games throughout the years I know it was pretty crazy most of the time. And to all my coaches who
have helped me to get better, be a good sport whether we win or lose, and to glorify God in all I do on and off the field.
Eric Liggett – Outfield, Pitcher # 8: Eric has been a THESA member since their first year of junior high competition in both
baseball and basketball certifying him as an “original Rider.” He completes his 3rd year of varsity play in baseball after also
lettering in varsity basketball for 3 seasons. Eric has been active in mission trips thru his church and is an avid paintball
enthusiast. He hopes to have an opportunity to play baseball in college as he follows the path God has laid out for him.
Psalms 41:11 and Proverbs 24:17.
Benjamin Engstrom – First Base, Pitcher, Outfield # 16: For as long as I can remember, baseball has been a huge part of
my life. It has been a great experience playing in the THESA program for all of my high school years. When I am not playing
baseball, I am mowing yards for my lawn business, fooling around on the piano, or simply hanging out with friends. As of right
now, I will be attending UT-Arlington in the fall. I will be studying for a degree in Mechanical Engineering. Philippians 2:3-4
Jordan Greene -- Outfield #1: Jordan has been playing baseball for 13 years. He also plays the piano and guitar on the
worship team at his church. Jordan plans on attending either Texas A&M University or the University of Texas in the fall to
pursue a degree in Civil Engineering. Psalms 119:9-11 (not pictured)
Steven Oyler—Second Base #29: I have enjoyed playing baseball with THESA, but especially enjoy the friendships I have
made through this organization. I love writing music for the Lord and hope to use my musical ability to glorify Him in a career.
I'm currently taking dual credit courses at TCC and plan to use that foundation to pursue that goal. (not pictured)
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