Quote Of The Day
“All along, the decision has been: Can we win the nationals without him? And I decided that, with the national championship, a lot of people never have a chance to win one at all, so it’s a little bit a violation of the gods to hold out a pretty good guy. So we decided to plug him in.”
– Mark Wetmore talking about the decision to race Ben Saarel at Regionals rather than redshirt him after he missed the whole season with an illness. Saarel was 21st at the Mountain Regional and hopes to help Colorado win a third consecutive national title this weekend in Louisville.
*MB: Doctors – What is the ‘particular sickness’ that Ben Saarel has had but refuses to name?
*MB: Be Saarel: where will he finish?
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