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March 24, 2007

Rocky Celebrates

I grew up in Billings and went to school at Highland Elementary, just about a mile from Rocky Mountain College. My first job ever was delivering papers for the Billings Gazette. Matter of fact, I started college at Eastern Montana College (about two miles away). Today, the Billings Gazette has an article on Rocky Mountain College in Billings winning a national ski racing championship:

Rocky Mountain College saluted its national championship men's ski-racing team Friday afternoon with a reception in Prescott Hall's appropriately named "Great Room."

Friends, fellow students, faculty and administrators gathered to hear written statements from Gov. Brian Schweitzer, senators Max Baucus and Jon Tester and congressman Denny Rehberg congratulating the Bears on winning their second United States Collegiate Ski Association championship in three years.

"As a ski coach I never thought I would hear that kind of recognition," Rocky coach Jerry Wolf said of all the kind words flowing from Helena and Washington, D.C. "I was just trying to put together the best team I could and the fastest team I could to try to win."

And win they did, in Winter Park, Colo., sweeping the giant slalom, slalom and combined standings in topping the 19-school field when the competition concluded on March 10.

Good times. Rocky is about a half a mile from my mom's house. Congrats on winning a title.

Posted by Justin at March 24, 2007 07:00 PM