Professional Sports

Washington Mystics Sign Port Wing’s Megan Gustafson for Remainder of Season

The South Shore alum had previously signed three seven-day contracts with the team and has appeared in six games with them, averaging 3.2 points and 4.0 rebounds a game. 

WASHINGTON D.C. – The Washington Mystics announced that they have signed Port Wing native Megan Gustafson for the rest of the season. The South Shore alum had previously signed three seven-day contracts with the team and has appeared in six games with them, averaging 3.2 points and 4.0 rebounds a game. Gustafson originally signed with the Mystics on June 21…

Former UMD Defenseman Matt Cairns Signs AHL Deal With Rochester Americans

Cairns spent just one season with the Bulldogs after playing three seasons for Cornell, tallying six assists.

ROCHESTER, N.Y. – Former UMD defenseman Matt Cairns has signed a one-year contract with the Rochester Americans, the AHL affiliate of the Buffalo Sabres. Cairns spent just one season with the Bulldogs after playing three seasons for Cornell. This season, he tallied six assists with a +18 rating. Cairns was selected in the third round of the 2016 NHL Draft…

Nashville Predators’ John Hynes Receives Tour of Heritage Center

The majority owner of the Predators, Herb Fritch, is a Duluth native and is one of the biggest contributors to the Duluth Heritage Sports Center Foundation.

DULUTH, Minn. – One of the NHL coaches that attended the 2021 USA Hockey Level 5 Coaches Symposium was Nashville’s John Hynes, who spent some time getting a tour of the Heritage Center, courtesy of the Duluth Amateur Hockey Association. Hynes says he was taken aback by the art in the Seitz Arena and how much pride it shows for…

USA Hockey’s Level 5 Coaches Symposium Welcomes Over 400 Attendees

Topics of discussion include how to be a better passing team, as well as developing a team culture and identity.

DULUTH, Minn. – Over 400 coaches from all levels came together for the 2021 Level 6 Coaches Symposium, which is hosted by USA Hockey. The four-day symposium features several guest speakers, including coaches from the AHL and NHL. Organizers say it’s a way to celebrate coaches all over the country who care about the game and want to give back,…

Discover Pro Wrestling to Hold First-Ever Event This Weekend

The goal of this new promotion is to reel in wrestling fans who only watch the top brands, like WWE.

DULUTH, Minn. – We have a new pro wrestling promotion in the northland. Discover Pro Wrestling will be holding its first-ever event “DPW 1: the Warmth of Warfare”. It will take place Sunday at Clyde Iron Works in Duluth. The goal of this new promotion is to reel in wrestling fans who only watch the top brands, like WWE. “We…

Inner Strength MMA to Host “MMA Outdoor War”

Outside of the other major promotions, it is the biggest MMA event in the entire state of Wisconsin.

SUPERIOR, Wis. – This weekend, Gondik Law Speedway will host “MMA Outdoor War”. The event is organized by Inner Strength MMA Promotions, which is based in Superior. It will feature 18 fights on the card and outside of the other major promotions, it is the biggest MMA event in the entire state of Wisconsin. “We have what’s called “pankration matches”,…

Superior Native Mike Carlson to Continue Pro Basketball Career in the Netherlands

The former Duluth Marshall star will suit up for Heroes Den Bosch of the BNXT League.

DEN BOSCH, Netherlands – Superior native Mike Carlson has signed with a new pro basketball team in the Netherlands. The former Duluth Marshall star will suit up for Heroes Den Bosch of the BNXT League. Carlson has been playing oversees for the past seven years with stops in Italy and Spain, even playing the latter’s ACB League, widely considered the…

Hermantown Native Neal Pionk Signs Four-Year Deal with Winnipeg Jets

The former UMD standout led all defenseman on the team with 32 points in 54 games last season.

WINNIPEG, Canada – For the past three seasons, Hermantown native Neal Pionk has defied expectations that people had of him as a pro hockey player. And now, he’ll continue to do that with a new contract and some more money. Wednesday, Pionk signed a four-year, $23.5 million contract with the Winnipeg Jets. The 26-year-old was a restricted free agent, but…

73rd Women’s Arrowhead Invite Expecting the Best of the Best in the Northland

Two-time defending champion Amy Schintz will be back, looking for her 9th Ladies Arrowhead title.

DULUTH, Minn. – The 73rd annual Women’s Arrowhead Golf Invitational tees off later this week at the Ridgeview Country Club. This year’s field features 64 golfers divided up into eight flights. Two-time defending champion Amy Schintz will be back, looking for her 9th Ladies Arrowhead title. The tournament helps bring in some of the top local female golfers in the…

Former Bulldogs Stalder, Mrazova to Play at IIHF Women’s World Championship

Lara Stalder will represent Switzerland, while Katerina Mrazova will skate for the Czech Republic.

DULUTH, Minn. – A pair of former UMD hockey standouts will be taking part in the 2021 IIHF women’s world championship. Lara Stalder will represent Switzerland, while Katerina Mrazova will skate for the Czech Republic. Stalder scored 148 points in her Bulldog career, was named 2017 WCHA Player of the Year and a finalist for the Patty Kazmaier award. Mrazova…

Twin Ports Gymnastics Talk Team USA Success at the Olympics

The most popular USA gymnast is of course St. Paul native Suni Lee, who captured a gold medal last week.

SUPERIOR, Wis. – The Olympics are well underway and Team USA’s gymnastics squad has already racked up five medals, including two gold. Twin Ports Gymnastics has been following the action too, especially with three Minnesota natives representing the state in Tokyo. “It’s very impressive and it’s very exciting. It really gives these athletes here motivation. And it’s nice that it’s…

Timberwolves & Lynx Basketball Academy Summer Clinics Returns to Northland for Second Year

Academy coaches from the Minnesota Timberwolves and Lynx put on these clinics throughout the summer, hoping to create relationships with the youth basketball players across the state. The two sessions in Proctor this week sold out, with 40 kids in each excited to learn from the experts.

PROCTOR, Minn. – In 2019, Starks Academy had the largest showing of any of the Minnesota Timberwolves & Lynx Basketball Academy Summer Clinics. Now the youth basketball camps are back for its second year and the sessions in Proctor were sold out as local basketball players were ready to learn from the pros. “It’s bigger than basketball, it’s really reaching…

Coaches Corner: Karson Kuhlman and Neal Pionk

For this week's segment, we chat with two former UMD men's hockey standouts.

DULUTH, Minn. – For this week’s Coaches Corner, we hear from former UMD men’s hockey standouts Karson Kuhlman and Neal Pionk as they are back in town to help with the Bulldog Hockey Camp at Amsoil Arena. Categories: Coaches Corner, Friday Night Frenzy, Professional Sports, Sports, University of Minnesota – Duluth

Local YMCA Seeing Increase in Swimming Session Sign-Ups During Summer Olympics

Team USA has taken home a handful of medals already and it's inspiring more people to get in the pool, including at the Hermantown YMCA. 

HERMANTOWN, Minn. – The 2020 Summer Olympics are underway and one of the sports in the main spotlight is swimming. Team USA has taken home a handful of medals already and it’s inspiring more people to get in the pool, including at the Hermantown YMCA. “I think the Olympics are definitely helping us with numbers. We definitely see an uptick…

Duluth Native Andy Welinski Signs with Calgary Flames

The former UMD standout has appeared in 46 NHL games with the Anaheim Ducks over the past three seasons

CALGARY, Canada – Thursday, the Calgary Flames announced that they have signed Duluth native Andy Welinski to a one-year deal. The former UMD standout has appeared in 46 NHL games with the Anaheim Ducks over the past three seasons, and even scored his first career NHL goal back in 2019 against the Flames. Welinski brings in a lot of AHL…

Minnesota Wild Sign Grand Rapids Native Alex Goligoski

The veteran defenseman has spent the past five years with the Arizona Coyotes and is excited to return home.

ST. PAUL, Minn. – The NHL free agency period began earlier Wednesday and the Minnesota Wild were expected to be very active in their quest to build a Stanley Cup contender. And one of Wednesday’s signings has some local ties. Grand Rapids native Alex Goligoski has signed a one-year deal with the Wild worth $5 million dollars. The veteran defenseman…

Former UMD Captain Hunter Shepard Signs Two-Year, Two-Way Deal with Washington Capitals

The former UMD captain helped the Bulldogs win back-to-back national titles in 2018 and 2019.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Cohasset native and former Bulldog Hunter Shepard has signed a two-year, two-way deal with the Washington Capitals. The 25-year-old appeared in three games last season for the Hershey Bears of the AHL, going undefeated with one shutout and a .969 save percentage. Shepard also played in 21 games for the Carolina Stingrays in the ECHL, recording a…

Duluth East Alum Derek Forbort Inks Three-Year Deal with Boston Bruins

The former Greyhound ranked fifth among all defenseman in blocked shots last season with the Winnipeg Jets.

BOSTON, Mass. – Duluth native Derek Forbort has agreed to a three-year, $9 million dollar deal with the Boston Bruins. The Duluth East alum ranked fifth among all defenseman in blocked shots last season with the Winnipeg Jets. Forbort started just over 58% of his shifts in the defensive zone and played 151 minutes for the Jets on the penalty…

Boston Bruins Re-Sign Former UMD Defenseman Nick Wolff

Last year, Wolff spent time overseas in Slovakia before appearing in 24 games with the Providence Bruins of the AHL.

BOSTON, Mass. – The Boston Bruins announced this week that they have re-signed former UMD defenseman Nick Wolff to a one-year, two-way deal. Last year, Wolff spent time overseas in Slovakia before appearing in 24 games with the Providence Bruins of the AHL. The former Bulldogs captain powered UMD to three straight national championship appearances and back-to-back national titles in…

Twin Ports Pro Development Camp Returns for Sixth Year with New Instructors

Current UMD players Koby Bender and Ben Patt along with pros Brett Olson, Andy Welinski, Brenden Kotyk and 2012 Hobey Baker winner Jack Connolly are all coaching this week, with Connolly and Patt making their first appearances at the camp which runs through Thursday.

SUPERIOR, Wis. – The Twin Ports Pro Development Camp is back for their sixth year, allowing local youth hockey players to learn from the pros and current college players who were in their shoes not too long ago. “Anytime you can have the chance to skate with an NHL player or past Hobey Baker, you have to take advantage of…

UMD Defenseman Connor Kelley Picked By Blackhawks in 7th Round of NHL Draft

UMD Defenseman Connor Kelley was selected in the seventh round Saturday afternoon by the Chicago Blackhawks at pick no. 204.

DULUTH, Minn.– The Bulldogs weren’t left out of the NHL Draft day action. UMD Defenseman Connor Kelley was selected in the seventh round Saturday afternoon by the Chicago Blackhawks at pick no. 204. The freshman totaled three goals and two assists. Along with four blocked shots last season for the Bulldogs as they made another Frozen Four appearance. Kelley is…

Grand Rapids Star Jack Peart Stays Close to Home After Being Drafted by Minnesota Wild

The former Thunderhawk heard his name called by the hometown Minnesota Wild in the second round with pick no. 54.

ST. Paul, Minn.– The NHL draft wrapped up this weekend and it was a special day for Grand Rapids native and 2021 Mr. Hockey winner Jack Peart. The former Thunderhawk heard his name called by the hometown Minnesota Wild in the second round with pick no. 54. “It’s always been a dream of mine to play for the Minnesota Wild…

Grand Rapids Native Jack Peart Taken by Hometown Minnesota Wild in Second Round of NHL Draft

Grand Rapids alumni and 2021 Mr. Hockey winner Jack Peart has been selected by the Minnesota Wild with the second round of the NHL Draft.

ST. PAUL, Minn.– Grand Rapids alumni and 2021 Mr. Hockey winner Jack Peart has been selected by the Minnesota Wild with the second round of the NHL Draft at pick no. 54. The defenseman scored 11 goals and recorded 24 assists in his senior campaign helping the Thunderhawks make it to the section title game. Along with winning the USHL…

Former Bulldog, Wild Defenseman Carson Soucy Selected by Seattle in Expansion Draft

Soucy finished with a career high 16 assists this season for the Wild.

SEATTLE, Was. – The Seattle Kraken held their expansion draft on Wednesday night and a Bulldog is headed out west as former UMD defenseman Carson Soucy was selected from the Wild. Soucy established himself on the third pairing this year, finishing with a career high 16 assists and 17 points. The 2013 draft pick had two seasons left on his…

Bucks’ 50-year wait ends with a title behind 50 from Giannis

The Bucks defeated Phoenix 105-98 in game six on Tuesday night in Milwaukee to win their first NBA title since 1971.

MILWAUKEE (AP) – Giannis Antetokounmpo capped one of the greatest NBA Finals ever with 50 points – and a championship Milwaukee waited 50 years to win again. Antetokounmpo had 50 points, 14 rebounds and five blocked shots as the Bucks beat the Phoenix Suns 105-98 on Tuesday night to win the series 4-2. It was the third game this series…

C.J. Ham Returns to Denfeld High School for Second Annual Youth Football Camp

The camp had two sessions and both were completely sold out, as over 400 kids ages five to 13 attended to get one-on-one instruction from Ham and members of the Denfeld football team, with a focus on character development, leadership and sportsmanship. 

DULUTH, Minn. – Before Duluth Denfeld alum C.J. Ham returns to the gridiron for the start of his sixth NFL season, the Vikings fullback returned to his hometown to host his second annual youth football camp. After last year’s camp was unable to happen due to the pandemic, Ham and his youth camp returned to Duluth on Saturday, this time…

Coaches Corner: CJ Ham

For this week's segment, we chat with the Vikings Pro Bowlers and Duluth Denfeld alum.

DULUTH, Minn. – For this week’s Coaches Corner, we hear from Minnesota Vikings fullback and former Duluth Denfeld star CJ Ham as the Pro Bowler will be hosting his second-ever football camp this weekend at Public Schools Stadium. Categories: Coaches Corner, Professional Sports, Sports

Duluth Denfeld’s Kade Shea Selected by Anchorage Wolverines in 2021 NAHL Entry Draft

The former Hunters captain finished his senior campaign this past season leading the team in goals and tied for the lead in total points.

DULUTH, Minn. – This week, Duluth Denfeld hockey alum Kade Shea was selected by the Anchorage Wolverines in the 2021 NAHL Entry Draft. Shea says when the pick happened, he received multiple texts from family and friends, as well as his coaches who helped him tremendously through the draft preparation process. “They made phone calls trying to advocate for us….

Grandma’s Winner Rotich, UMD’s Nielsen Winners at 50th Annual Park Point 5-Miler

The top men's finisher was 2021 Grandma's Marathon winner Milton Rotich of Kenya with a time of 25:20.

DULUTH, Minn. – Northern Minnesota’s oldest race celebrated five decades of running Thursday night as Park Point hosted its 50th annual 5-miler run and two-mile walk. Over 500 runners took part in the race with another 200 running virtually. The top men’s finisher was 2021 Grandma’s Marathon winner Milton Rotich of Kenya with a time of 25:20. He becomes the…

Proctor Native Jake Malec Signs with Great Falls Voyagers

He joins fellow Bison teammate and Esko native Nick Emanuel, who also signed with the Voyagers last month.

GREAT FALLS, Mont. – Proctor native Jake Malec has signed a minor league deal with the Great Falls Voyagers of the Pioneer Baseball League. The North Dakota State alum just wrapped up his college career being named the Summit League Tournament MVP. He joins fellow Bison teammate and Esko native Nick Emanuel, who also signed with the Voyagers last month….

Normal Race Operations Expected for 50th Annual Park Point 5-Miler

This year's installment will also mark the return to a more normal version of the race with a traditional mass start.

DULUTH, Minn. – This Thursday, the Park Point 5-Miler will celebrate its 50th anniversary as the oldest race in Northern Minnesota. This year’s installment will also mark the return to a more normal version of the race with a traditional mass start. Organizers say they’ve used the past year to improve race operations for the runners. “You look at some…

Former UMD Hockey Star Maddie Rooney Vying for Spot on Team USA Roster

Former UMD women's hockey goalie Maddie Rooney has been named to her second U.S. Olympic residency roster.

DULUTH, Minn. – Former UMD women’s hockey goalie Maddie Rooney has been named to her second U.S. Olympic residency roster. She will be one of 27 players vying for a spot on Team USA for the 2022 Winter Olympics. The Andover native made international headlines when she backstopped her country to a gold medal over Canada in the 2018 Winter…

90th Annual Cloquet Golf Invitational Begins This Weekend

The action begins Friday with the championship flights taking place on Sunday. Fans are welcome to attend.

CLOQUET, Minn. – This weekend, the 90th annual Cloquet Golf Invitational will be taking place at the Cloquet Country CLub. This year’s installment will have a few changes, including a 21-and-over age limit. Other than that, it’s expected to be another competitive bracket of 180 golfers, including some of the best names in the Northland. “I think there’s some good…

Winnipeg Jets Agree to Extension with Duluth Native, Former UMD Captain Dominic Toninato

Toninato scored his first goal with the team in Game One of their first round playoff series against Edmonton.

WINNIPEG, Canada – This week, the Winnipeg Jets have agreed to a two-year extension with Duluth native Dominic Toninato. The 27-year-old played two regular season games with the Jets and scored his first goal with the team in Game One of their first round playoff series against Edmonton. The former UMD captain has played in 87 games in the NHL…

Esko Native Nick Emanuel Signs First Pro Deal with Great Falls Voyagers

Emanuel is the first Northland player to sign a minor league deal since Hermantown native Kevin Follman. And he's hoping to not be the last.

GREAT FALLS, Mont. – Earlier this week, Esko native Nick Emanuel signed his first professional deal with the Great Falls Voyagers of the Pioneer Baseball League. This season, the former North Dakota State catcher helped the Bison capture the Summit League championship. The PBL is an independent league that does have a partnership with Major League Baseball. “The big difference,…

Minnesota Wild Defenseman Ian Cole Flies with Navy Blue Angels

The Ann Arbor, MI native comes from a military background with both of his grandfathers having served.

DULUTH, Minn. – This weekend, the United States Navy Blue Angels will be performing at the Duluth Airshow. But Wednesday, they welcomed a special guest and a big fan. Minnesota Wild defenseman Ian Cole was in town to fly with the Blue Angels. The Ann Arbor, MI native comes from a military background with both of his grandfathers having served….

Former UMD Hockey Coach Mike Sertich Reacts to Passing of Tom Kurvers

The Saint Paul native was UMD's first-ever Hobey Baker Award winner back in 1984, when he led the Bulldogs to the national championship game.

DULUTH, Minn. – This week, the hockey world is in mourning for a player who exemplified what it meant to be a Bulldog, on and off the ice. Former UMD hockey legend Tom Kurvers passed away Monday morning after a two-and-a-half year battle with lung cancer. The Saint Paul native was UMD’s first-ever Hobey Baker Award winner back in 1984,…

Port Wing Native Megan Gustafson Signs with Washington Mystics

The Iowa standout was drafted by Dallas 17th overall in the 2019 WNBA draft.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – This week, Port Wing native Megan Gustafson signed with the Washington Mystics. The South Shore alum was waived by the Dallas Wings back on May 12th. Gustafson played 34 career games with the Wings, appearing in just one preseason game this season, recording nine points and four rebounds. The Iowa standout was drafted by Dallas 17th overall…

Former Bulldog JT Brown Retires from Pro Hockey to Join Seattle Kraken TV Broadcast Team

Brown played seven years in the NHL with stops in Tampa Bay, Anaheim and right here in Minnesota.

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Former UMD hockey standout JT Brown announced on Twitter Monday that he is retiring from professional hockey. He will be joining the NHL’s newest expansion team, the Seattle Kraken, as a TV analyst. Brown played seven years in the NHL with stops in Tampa Bay, Anaheim and right here in Minnesota. He played last season in…

Shea, King Win Modified Version of William A. Irvin 5K

Just over 1,000 runners took part in this year's modified version of the race, which began and ended at Bayfront Festival Park.

DULUTH, Minn. – Grandma’s Marathon weekend is officially underway and Friday’s William A. Irvin 5K kicked off the races. Just over 1,000 runners took part in this year’s modified version of the race, which began and ended at Bayfront Festival Park. The top male finisher was 19-year-old Mason Shea. The River Falls, WI native finished with a time of 16…

Former Bulldog Danielle Beattie (Kohlwey) to Run in U.S. Olympic Team Qualifiers

Kohlwey will run in the 100 meter hurdles Saturday in Eugene, OR.

DULUTH, Minn. – Former UMD track star Danielle Beattie, formerly Kohlwey, will be taking part in the U.S. Olympic Team trials this weekend. Kohlwey will run in the 100 meter hurdles Saturday in Eugene, OR. She currently holds the UMD record in the 100 and 200 meter dash, as well as the 100 meter hurdles, which she also holds the…

Registration Still Open for Sixth Annual Twin Ports Pro Development Camp

The camp will take place from July 26th to the 29th at the Superior Ice Arena.

SUPERIOR, Wis. – The time for summer hockey camps is right around the corner. And registration is still open for one of the best in the Northland. The Twin Ports Pro Development Camp is back for its sixth year of providing elite level instruction and training for local boys and girls youth hockey players. A lot of the same faces…

Chicago White Sox Purchase Contract of Hermantown Native Kevin Folman

The former Duluth Husky spent the past three years with the Sioux Falls Canaries of the American Association of Professional Baseball.

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Former Duluth Huskies pitcher and Hermantown native Kevin Folman has signed with the Chicago White Sox. This is the second time the White Sox have purchased Folman’s contract, who has spent the past three years with the Sioux Falls Canaries of the American Association of Professional Baseball. Folman played at three levels of the White Sox…

Former UMD Captain Parker Mackay Joins Former AJHL Team’s Coaching Staff

Mackay helped the Saints win two AJHL championships before coming to Duluth to lead UMD to back-to-back national titles.

IRMA, Alberta – Former UMD men’s hockey captain and two-time national champion Parker Mackay has joined the coaching staff of the Spruce Grove Saints in the Alberta Junior Hockey League. Mackay helped the Saints win two AJHL championships before coming to Duluth to lead UMD to back-to-back national titles. He turned pro after college, signing with the Texas Stars of…

Grand Rapids Native Jack Peart Named USHL Rookie of the Year

In 24 games, Peart recorded one goal and 14 assists, finishing sixth on the team in points per game.

FARGO, N.D. – Grand Rapids native Jack Peart has been named USHL Rookie of the Year. The 2021 Mr. Hockey Award winner was stellar on the blueline for the Fargo Force, helping his team advance all the way to the USHL Finals, where they fell to the Chicago Steel. In 24 games, Peart recorded one goal and 14 assists, finishing…

Registration Open for Starks Academy’s Timberwolves & Lynx Basketball Camp

The camp is offered for all kids ages seven to 14, whether they are new to the game or looking to sharpen their skills.

DULUTH, Minn. – With summer right around the corner, many sports camps will be making their return after the pandemic wiped out most of them last year. That includes Starks Academy, who will once again partner up with some special guests. This summer, Starks Academy will host the 2021 Northland Timberwolves and Lynx Camp. It will take place August 2nd…

CJ Ham Adds Second Session for Youth Football Camp in Duluth

The second session will be on July 17 from 3-7 p.m. at Duluth Denfeld High School.

DULUTH, Minn. – Duluth native and Minnesota Vikings fullback CJ Ham announced a few weeks ago that he would be bringing his youth football camp back to Duluth this summer. The camp spots filled up quickly, but Ham announced on Monday that he’s adding another session so even more local kids can attend. The second session will also be on…

Former Bulldog, Thunderhawk Hunter Shepard Dazzles in AHL Debut

Shepard finished with 28 saves in a shutout win over the Lehigh Valley Phantoms.

HERSHEY, Pa. – It has been quite a journey in the pros so far for former UMD goalie Hunter Shepard. After an abrupt end to his college career last year, the Cohasset native signed a pro deal with the Hershey Bears, the AHL affiliate of the Washington Capitals. And after starting his career in the ECHL with the South Carolina…

Duluth Boxer Jesse Walters Returns to the Ring Next Month

Walters will head to Alabama in late May for his fourth pro fight.

DULUTH, Minn. – For the first time in over a year, local boxer Jesse Walters of Jungle Gym will lace up his gloves for his next professional fight. Walters will head to Alabama in late May for his fourth pro fight. And while he’s excited to get back in the ring, it will be a bit more of a challenge…

Minnesota Vikings Fullback, Duluth Native CJ Ham to Hold 2nd Annual Youth Football Camp

All proceeds will go towards diversity sponsorship opportunities in the city of Duluth.

DULUTH, Minn. – Two years ago, Minnesota Vikings fullback CJ Ham hosted his first youth football camp in his hometown of Duluth. And this summer, the bruising Pro Bowler is bring it back. Ham will be hosting his second annual camp Saturday July 17th. It will be open for kids ages five to 13, but will be capped at the…