Congrats to Satch, 2nd-place winner at the Northeast Classic
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Over 400 kids competed this Saturday, with many coming in from across the state and Nebraska. It was a two-hour drive to Sterling — and I was sick in bed, so his Mom had to tote him there and coach him — so I’m especially proud of him for how he competed this week, with his loss in the championship more a product his having been awake for 9 hours by then (the tournament started late and his bracket was huge) than any real superiority in his opponent — who was very good, but definitely beatable without Satch’s end of day meltdown.
Still, as I reminded him, 15 other kids in his bracket — including a nephew of Bronco’s DT Mitch Unrein — didn’t win a 2nd-place medal. So he should hold his head high. Which I’m sure he’ll do once he gets over the same stomach bug that had me cozying up to a toilet for about 20 hours straight.
In the second pic below, Satch is shown with the Broncos’ Unrein, who was very kind to pose with him. Satchel is the one wearing the blue singlet.