These lads. These mates. My charges. They’re serious.
Doing the good work. My part is the easiest. The Gathering and Inspiring and Motivating.
Whether it be the first, Clouston, Kostelnick, Morris, Anazalone, Doherty, Reilly, Frost, Delgado, Cummings, McGown, Key, Shaw, Kunasek, Davy, Schurman, Erickson, Kray, Sargent, Olsen and Adams. Or the last, Wintheiser, Welp, Joerger, Prescott, Sypal, and Olberding.
Serious athletes all. Never once chuckled at “In It To Win It.” Nary a guffaw at “The Mind is The Athlete.”
Tough athletes all. Some of the toughest I’ve ever had the privilege of.
We’ll be sending our fleetest to Chicago and the Shamrock Shuffle 8K in a few weeks. I’ve charged them with a single task. Regain the National Respectability Nebraska held from 2004-2012. Wintheiser, Welp, Joerger and Cummings. All due respect to every other team from every other state. Each has its own reason for taking advantage of the Elite Club competition.
I’m declaring our intentions of going for a top 5 finish. And challenge everyone everywhere to come get us.
These cats know I’m not a kidder when it comes to such things.
I’m serious. And so are they.