On Thursday this past week myself and 10 other Colorado Olympians were invited to attend an Air Force Academy Football Game. We arrived at 4:00 and sat outside under a tent and signed autographs for about an hour and a half in the cold. I was all bundled up and looked like a marshmallow ! After signing autographs we went to the Blue and Silver Club and had dinner and watched the game inside at the warm box seats ! At half time we walked down to the field where were were recognized and announced to a crowd of 25,000 people. The crowd was very excited that we were there which made it worth it to stand out in the cold that long !
Our end of the table....Mike Blatchford (Track Cycling), Myles Porter (Para-Judo), Myself, Ryan Reser (Judo), Myles friend (Judo), and Taylor Takata (Judo)"The Bird" and I My good friend Ali Jones, who is amazing....Parlympian in Track Cycling AND down hill skiing, she has a Parlympic Gold Medal from skiing and Silver from Beijing for Track cycling !
Panoramic of the Air Force Academy Football field (Compliments of Mike Blatchford !)
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Hey! So Jeff was totally at this game, and he wanted me to ask you if you were indeed there...and I guess this answers my question (-:
Forgot to tell you that we also ran into some dude in the security line at the COS Airport when we were leaving for Cancun, and he had a USA Weightlifting Jacket on. I can't remember his name but he said that he went to China with you and was with you the whole way.
Talk to you soon!
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