Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Pump Track Madness

Another week gone and a new week here, spring break was a blast. It was nice to get rested and not think about school. But the best part was that I was able to ride my bike everyday over break.

The highlight of my break was this past weekend at Gerhardt Ackermans house. He has one of the SICKEST pump tracks around. Gerhardt hosted his first pump track World Champ (unofficial) and teamed up with Bikeworks Albuquerque and Commencal and they put down some sweet prizes. The fastest 20/ 24-inch rider received a Commencal Max Max 24 inch bike and the fastest 26-inch won a Chris King Headset and Chris King bottom bracket.

Thomas Fernadez won the 20-inch class with a time of 25.2 (he had two other runs but the timer failed) and Rory Eastman won the 26-inch class with a 26.3.

Even with a little competitive edge, the main reason everyone was there was to ride, hangout with their friends and enjoy the dogs and burgers on the grill. Couldn’t have asked for a better day.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

State Basketball

Wednesday before spring break started I got a call from my good Asian friend Junfu about covering the NMAA 4A State Girls Championship game for the Daily-Times in Farmington on Friday evening. Xavier Mascarenas who is a staff photographer for the Daily-Times needed a photographer pronto and I was up for the job for Friday’s night game. It was defiantly a change in pace from shooting the Lobo’s men’s basketball team. It was my second time shooting high school basketball and I knew it was going to be a bit of a challenge because of the speed of the game.

The match up with Kirkland Central and Ship Rock brought in many from around their community and packed in the Pit. Ship Rock started out strong with Kirkland Central looking sluggish. But soon enough the number 1 seed Broncos gained some momentum and took the game away and Kirkland Central came out on top.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Lobo players at the top

Today was another big day for the Lobos before heading in the Mountain West Tournament. Head Coach Steve Alford won Coach of the Year for his second strait year, Darington Hobson got Player of the Year and New Comer of the Year, Dariese Gary First Team All Mountain and All Defense Team, and Roman Martinez was Second Team All Mountain.

With Lobo players in the top of the conference, anticipation still builds wondering whom they may face in Thursdays match up in Vegas. Good luck lobos

Saturday, March 6, 2010


Another season has come to an end at the Pit for the men’s basketball team. Even though they still have a journey ahead of them a member of the team will be missed at the Pit. Roman Martinez was the Lobos only senior on the team, but what he has accomplished for the Lobos is unforgettable. He has become more than an athlete at UNM and will always be remembered as one of the teams and fans favorites. Good Luck to Ro wherever his road may take him. Cheers

Friday, March 5, 2010

We are Champions

Wednesday night was a good night and a sad night. The Lobos started sluggish trying to end their last home game on a high note but played sloppy the first half. But the Lobos took control after a trip to the locker room and came out victorious defeating the TCU Horned Frogs. With joy the Lobos cheer as their last home game was a winner and won the title of Mountain West Champions. The sad note is that it was the last game and it was also Ro’s last game at the Pit. But the season isn’t over though. Lobos still have the Mount West tournament and the NCAA tournament. Good luck and till next season at the Pit.