Country Buffet

Country Buffet

Sunday, February 28, 2010

A Tech Fall Season

Regional Wrestling
Lingle, WY
February 19&20
Todd placed 2nd in the 215 lb Division and Frankie placed 4th at 160 lbs. These two along with four other guys on the team qualified for State. We were excited and hopeful for Todd to make it to the Championship round.

Our wrestling family:
Jacob, Rhonda, Chase, Becca, Levi, Trenton and Max
(On Sunday, Feb 21, Chase was sledding at our house. He shattered his left elbow and fractured his left hip.)
Coach Romsa matside, wondering why his wrestler didn't get nearfall points.

State Wrestling
Casper, WY
February 26 & 27
Friday night and the parade of champions. All the 2A -4A teams are introduced at this special ceremony.
Frankie in action at the Events Center.
All our hopes were dashed. No one made it into the placing rounds and Todd severely injured his elbow and forearm. He had to drop out of competition. We returned home with a bus load of disappointed kids. I feel especially bad for Todd as this is his Senior year.

Monday, February 15, 2010

~Beautiful Wide Open Spaces~

A Wrestling Trip To Hanna, Wyoming
As a child back in the 1970's I went to a ribbon cutting ceremony outside of Medicine Bow, Wyoming for a wind tower. Wind energy was going to be the salvation to our Nation. It was a boom time that went bust. 35 years later the trend is a boom once again--trying to capture Wyoming's tremendous winds--yet the same problem remains. How does one preserve the energy and add it to the grid?...and now for the State to tax this form of energy?
Don Quixote has saddle his horse once again to chase after windmills!

Granted, it's not for everyone. But for me I love this wide open, many times harsh country. The farm country of Goshen County, the expanse of the Red Desert and the majesty of the Tetons also make it diverse in it's economy. It has fashioned some of the most sincere, down to earth, problem solving people I know. I can't help to feel truly blessed to have been born and raised in this State!

Coaches Cooper and Romsa at the two day Carbon County Invite hosted by the school at Hanna. The teams had to stay 40 miles down the road in Rawlins as there aren't any accommodations in this small mining town.

Big Mike: the team bus driver and a man in search of a good BBQ!

Todd Baker was the team's big winner. He dominated the 215 lb weight division and brought home the first place hardware!