We start with the Administration at Montana State University who put on this great watch party for, not only the women’s basketball team, but for the entire community to see where the women would be playing their first NCAA basketball game. They even had free food. Great job.
Speaking of great jobs, a Teddy goes to the folks in Belgrade for putting on the State Little Guys wrestling tournament, and a special Teddy to 5 year old McKinley Hyde who proved that girls can have fun too.
A Teddy to the freestyle Snowmobilers who put on a great show Saturday night, despite the wind.
A Teddy award goes to former MSU football star, JP Flynn who had a great pro day last week, even though his 40 yard dash time wasn’t as fast as he had hoped. He was very impressive in the weight room, with 21 reps at 225 pounds. Speaking of impressive, Montana Tech running back, Nolan Saraceni had 20 reps which makes him one of the strongest running backs in the country. And a Teddy goes to MSU linebacker, Fletcher Collins, who impressed the Seattle scout enough to get an invite to a Seahawks private workout. And since we’re talking football, a Teddy goes to former Bozeman and Montana star, Brock Coyle, for signing with the San Francisco 49ers.
The Butte Cobras hockey team gets a Teddy for beating Bellingham, and winning their first playoff series in team history.
A Teddy goes to the Montana Western star Aniese Palmore for bringing her women’s team from behind, outscoring Columbia 26-8 in the final quarter to get a first round NAIA victory. A Teddy also goes to Western’s Dom Robinson for leading the Dawgs to a first round victory over Shreveport in the Men’s NAIA.
But our Teddy Award of the week goes to the MSU women’s team who put up a sensational effort against Washington, even leading after the first quarter, and getting a game high 33 points from Peyton Ferris in her final Bobcat game.