Chris Uggen's Blog: gopher wrestlers visited the white house today

Friday, September 21, 2007

gopher wrestlers visited the white house today

remarks by president bush, 9/21/07:
Coach Robinson and others coach the mighty Golden Gophers of Minnesota in the University of Minnesota Men's Wrestling team. (Applause.) Grapplers. This spring you earned the third national title in team history. And I appreciate the fact that you train hard, work hard, and as we say in Texas, "out-wrastle 'em." (Laughter.) Congratulations and welcome to the White House. (Applause.)


At 10:07 PM, Blogger S.S.Stone said...

Great group picture! Everyone looks well positioned...seems the photographer took extra care with the six in the front row, having them kneeling like that (three on the right knee, three on the left knee)

At 12:03 AM, Blogger christopher uggen said...

you're right! here are a couple of much looser wrestling pics from my (tie-dyed) lad's 06/07 high school team. they lost in the state tournament, but they had a wonderful season. pictures of this team just seemed to convey happiness, camaraderie, and esprit de corps. no wonder they had fun and did so well.


after advancing to state:

At 7:54 AM, Blogger S.S.Stone said...

Thank you for the links. Wow, they look sooo happy! You have to love candid pictures such as these. True memories.


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