Now anyone who knows me knows that this is the most important games of my Highland Games season. It tore me up inside to think after my injury that I would not be on the field anymore until Steve Conway (the Athletic Director) contacted me to come out and judge the games!!! WOW!! This is a big deal honor to for me and I said YES right away!! I enjoyed myself although I would have much rather been throwing. For those that don't know about these games at Pleasanton CA, they are the premier game in the World. Imagine a field with the top professionals, amateur, womens, and masters class athletes in the world....they're right there on the field throwing. It's an awesome thing to be part of for sure and I'm blessed that I was invited.
Let me thank my dear friend Anthony Lordi who used his 'air miles" to fly me to San Fransico, Big John McClure who first asked me if I thought I would be healthy enough to come out and judge, and Steve Conway who not only invited me to judge but took great care of me while I was there. Sally and I are already planning next years trip!!!
This is what Kel Mulrey, the Assistant Athletic Director said on the NASGA message board about me: "Ed Cosner has had a rough go of it this last year and we like this guy so much as a competitor that we wanted him to come up and judge for us. He did an Awesome job for us as a Judge he was everything we had hoped for, he had a big class of masters (who do move slow) and he had those guys in order and rolling smoothly all weekend. Ed was a great addition to our crew and we could not ask for a better guy, thank you for your time and service to our game, and great job."
Play Hard...Train Hard...NO EXCUSES