Monday, November 14, 2011

Number 1 in the Nation

As of this morning, the CSU-Pueblo Thunderwolves are ranked as the number 1 Division II football team in the country!  They finished their regular season this past Saturday with another victory which gave them an overall record of 11-0...UNDEFEATED!!...and won them the title of 2011 RMAC Champions!!

It's hard to express exactly how I feel.  This season has been such a whirlwind.  It's been so fun to sit in the stands each Saturday and cheer for the players and coaches who have all worked so hard to make this dream of theirs come true.  And yet, on some level, I think I knew from the start of the season that we would be here at the end.  

I'm so proud of Paul and all that he has accomplished with his team.  I'm incredibly happy for him; that he gets to experience something so special.  I may be biased, but I can't think of anyone who deserves it more.  And I feel blessed to be the one who has had the privilege of standing beside him throughout it.  I'm thankful for our family who have traveled for games, cheered us on, supported us, followed our progress throughout the season, and taken such an interest in 'Pack' football.  But most of all, I can't stop thinking about how God had a plan for us when he sent us to Pueblo, and although it was hard for me to see what it was at the time, I know now.  He is truly amazing.

Coach Wristen, the head coach of the team, said something to me after the game that really stuck with me.  He told me to enjoy this moment because it's such a rare and special thing to have an undefeated season, and as a coach/coach's wife, you may never get one again.

So that's what I'm doing~soaking it all in and enjoying the moment.  Playoffs will start soon and I can't wait to see what else the Thunderwolves can accomplish!

I'll leave you with a few pics from Saturday's RMAC Championship game...

final score

the RMAC championship plaque

coach wristen giving a celebratory speech

paul with one of his defensive linemen

the dads with their sideline passes