When David Adams joined Team Nebraska a year ago I told him my goal for him was to shake my hand and tell me adios. Its official, David has taken the next step and will be joining the Rogue Athletic Club based out of Austin, TX. The Adidas sponsored club will provide David the living, training, and competitive opportunities needed to reach his full potential. www.teamrogue.com
David’s last blog entry as a Team Nebraska member is here: http://www.davidadamsrunning.com/2012/07/16/the-next-phase/ But as he states, he’ll always be a Good Mate!
And so Team Nebraska’s mission is once again accomplished. Elite Development Club. Farm team if you will to the Olympic Development programs that can provide that next level of opportunity. Mike Morgan was the first, then Angee Henry, next was Peter van der Westhuizen, and now David. Providing a stepping stone for Nebraska’s top athletes to pursue their goals and potential. This is what we do. We are only successful as a club when we are wishing our very best athletes good luck, great racing, good bye, and Giddyup! That as much as anything sets Team Nebraska apart from anything else in the history of athletics in Nebraska.
And we couldn’t be prouder. Not only of David, but of all of our mates that have helped him. Especially Matt Pohren, Luka Thor, Andrew Jacob, those three going to Lincoln every week to train with David, often acting as rabbits out of the gate for David to chase. Kelly Crawford for also going to Lincoln at least once a week to time David’s workouts. His Killer Coach, Glen van der Westhuizen. The Lincoln Marathon, who supported David’s competitive travels. Our Road Race Management team that did likewise through funds raised from our races. Our entire club for the good wishes and financial support during his Trials fundraiser, our Wendesday Night outreach program for the same. A whole lot of Nebraska behind you Mate.
We’re all proud of you David and will be following your arc towards 2016. We wish you and Bethany the best in Austin, what we Texans call “God’s Country”. How appropriate that such a pious young man would end up deep in the heart of Texas.