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Re: Funny Stories from Nationals

Post by emperos » July 14th, 2011, 7:02 am

So because we're from New Mexico, we all had sombreros this year. We were walking around campus on Friday, wearing our sombreros for their shade-giving qualities, and people kept asking us from across the street where we got them. Being honest people, we told them that we got them from New Mexico. This happened several times, and every time, we got the reply, "why do they all say that?" I dunno, could it be cos it's true? By the way, what did you all think of the sombreros?
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Post by fishman100 » July 15th, 2011, 6:17 am

emperos wrote:So because we're from New Mexico, we all had sombreros this year. We were walking around campus on Friday, wearing our sombreros for their shade-giving qualities, and people kept asking us from across the street where we got them. Being honest people, we told them that we got them from New Mexico. This happened several times, and every time, we got the reply, "why do they all say that?" I dunno, could it be cos it's true? By the way, what did you all think of the sombreros?
Haha, I got a sombrero at the Swap meet and decided to bring it to Bottle Rocket...the event supervisor also thought I was from New mexico :lol:
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Post by emperos » July 15th, 2011, 8:01 am

Nice. I was about to leave the swap meet with a couple friends, and a couple girls came up to us with armloads of stuff. They asked us what they would have to give us to get our hats... so we almost got a bunch of little debbie snack cakes, plus a bunch of other stuff, but at the last minute my friend decided that we like our sombreros more. Then, after nationals, the entire team changed their facebook profile picture to a group picture of us in our sombreros and shirts... it was really difficult to tell who was who in group chat...
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Post by mingtian » July 16th, 2011, 5:45 pm

fishman100 wrote:
emperos wrote:So because we're from New Mexico, we all had sombreros this year. We were walking around campus on Friday, wearing our sombreros for their shade-giving qualities, and people kept asking us from across the street where we got them. Being honest people, we told them that we got them from New Mexico. This happened several times, and every time, we got the reply, "why do they all say that?" I dunno, could it be cos it's true? By the way, what did you all think of the sombreros?
Haha, I got a sombrero at the Swap meet and decided to bring it to Bottle Rocket...the event supervisor also thought I was from New mexico :lol:
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Post by butter side up » July 23rd, 2011, 6:05 am

geekychic13 wrote:What's really funny is that our team got 8th in state and missed going to nats by 6 places (out of 24)
No kidding. We missed going to Nats by one place- and it was only 25 points that separated us from upsetting the reigning champions. Oh well.
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Post by gneissisnice » July 23rd, 2011, 6:47 am

butter side up wrote:
geekychic13 wrote:What's really funny is that our team got 8th in state and missed going to nats by 6 places (out of 24)
No kidding. We missed going to Nats by one place- and it was only 25 points that separated us from upsetting the reigning champions. Oh well.
Back when I was in 11th grade, we missed by 1 place and 9 points. =(
But then we made it in 12th grade, so it's all good.
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Post by Luo » July 23rd, 2011, 7:29 am

gneissisnice wrote:
butter side up wrote:
geekychic13 wrote:What's really funny is that our team got 8th in state and missed going to nats by 6 places (out of 24)
No kidding. We missed going to Nats by one place- and it was only 25 points that separated us from upsetting the reigning champions. Oh well.
Back when I was in 11th grade, we missed by 1 place and 9 points. =(
But then we made it in 12th grade, so it's all good.
Imagine how heartbreaking it must have been for Menomonie High School in Wisconsin to miss nationals by zero points in 2010 - they tied with Madison West and lost the tiebreaker.
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Post by gneissisnice » July 24th, 2011, 6:48 am

Luo wrote:
gneissisnice wrote:
butter side up wrote: No kidding. We missed going to Nats by one place- and it was only 25 points that separated us from upsetting the reigning champions. Oh well.
Back when I was in 11th grade, we missed by 1 place and 9 points. =(
But then we made it in 12th grade, so it's all good.
Imagine how heartbreaking it must have been for Menomonie High School in Wisconsin to miss nationals by zero points in 2010 - they tied with Madison West and lost the tiebreaker.
Ouch, that's horrible.
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Fossils: 1st @ reg. 3rd @ states (stupid dinosaurs...) 5th @ nats.
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Enviro Chem: 39th @ states =(
Cell Bio: 9th @ reg. 18th @ nats
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Re: Funny Stories from Nationals

Post by rfscoach » July 24th, 2011, 9:25 am

gneissisnice wrote:
Luo wrote: Imagine how heartbreaking it must have been for Menomonie High School in Wisconsin to miss nationals by zero points in 2010 - they tied with Madison West and lost the tiebreaker.
Ouch, that's horrible.
But it inspired them to work that much harder last year. You can see it in their Nationals results - 28th place in Augusta 2009 vs. 12th place in Madison 2011. That is a big jump.
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Re: Funny Stories from Nationals

Post by geminicross » July 24th, 2011, 1:11 pm

My school missed state by 1 place and 1 point. (it was something and 53 to something and 52)
Our coach started us WAY too late. And all the teacher's classes were moved so we were missing Half our stuff

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